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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND DANCE AT SYMPHONY HALL BIRMINGHAM

January 18, 2012

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Media release: Wednesday 18 January 2012 BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND DANCE AT SYMPHONY HALL BIRMINGHAM Presented by David Bintley, CBE Performance: Friday 17th February at 7.30pm Town Hall & Symphony Hall Ticket Office: 0121 780 3333 or visit the Town Hall website. For one performance only, Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Artistic Director Dame Monica Mason DBE receives QEII Coronation Award

December 9, 2011

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Dame Monica Mason DBE with RAD President Dame Antoinette Sibley DBE and Clement Crisp. Photo credit: Mark Lees.

The Royal Ballet’s Artistic Director Dame Monica Mason DBE receives QEII Coronation Award The Royal Academy of Dance has presented its most prestigious award, the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Coronation Award to Dame Monica Mason DBE, Director of The Royal Ballet, in appreciation of her lifetime contribution to dance. Celebrations were held on 8 December […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah Grennell, Aspirant, Dutch National Ballet (Het Nationale Ballet)

November 11, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah Grennell, Aspirant, Dutch National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? What motivates me is basically class. I enjoy the physicality of ballet and how focused it is. I find that in a company, class isn’t just class; it is the warm up at the start […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet | Autumn Glory

October 20, 2011

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Birmingham Royal Ballet | Autumn Glory Sadlers Wells, London Wednesday, October 19th 2011 It was a night about pointe shoes. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Autumn Glory triple bill gives us Checkmate/Symphonic Variations and Pineapple Poll; we start with a strategy and finish with fun, and there’s a sandwich filling of pure dance and no plot.  Nowhere to […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET AUTUMN SEASON 2011 at SADLER’S WELLS

September 27, 2011

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Media release: 27 September 2011 BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET AUTUMN SEASON 2011 at SADLER’S WELLS A TRIPLE BILL AUTUMN GLORY and Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée   Venue and booking information: Tickets: 0844 412 4300 or Sadlers Wells website Performances: Autumn Glory – Tue 18 Oct at 7.30pm & Wed 19 Oct at 2pm and […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2011 AUTUMN SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

August 31, 2011

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Media release: Tuesday 30 August 2011 BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2011 AUTUMN SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME David Bintley’s production of Beauty and the Beast A mixed bill Autumn Glory   Venue and booking information: Birmingham Hippodrome: Tickets: 0844 338 5000          Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to return to the Birmingham Hippodrome stage from 28 September […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jonathan Payn, First Soloist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

August 1, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jonathan Payn, First Soloist, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Making coffee for my wife and then taking our daughter to her swimming lesson. Why ballet? Because it is there. Who would you most like to dance with & what would you dance? Only serious […]

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The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2011

July 11, 2011

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The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance at the Royal Opera House The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 8th July 2011 The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Dedicating this performance to its founder, Dame Ninette de Valois (actually by birth, Edris Stannus), The Royal Ballet School chose her carefully choreographed game of chess to open the […]

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The Australian Ballet – British Liaisons: sharp, smart and seductive

May 31, 2011

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For immediate release Tuesday 31 May 2011 British Liaisons: sharp, smart and seductiveThree diverse works showcase the best of British ballet The Australian Ballet celebrates a longstanding love affair with British ballet in a triple bill spanning three generations. at the Arts Centre. British Liaisons features three of the biggest names in British choreography. Sharing […]

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The Royal Ballet School Summer Season details at The Royal Opera House

May 10, 2011

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      The Royal Ballet School announces details of this year’s Summer Season at the Linbury Studio Theatre and on the main stage of the Royal Opera House from Wednesday 29 June – Friday 8 July.     Summer Season 2011 commemorates ten years since the death of Dame Ninette de Valois and features her […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet announces new season 2011-2012

March 25, 2011

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The new season is likely to be a very tough one for ballet companies as the Budget cuts begin to bite.  As each reveals it’s plans for the coming year it will be interesting to see which has the nerve to programme innovation and something exciting to lure cash-strapped audiences.  They’ve also got to factor […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Amy Harris, Soloist, The Australian Ballet

March 9, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Amy Harris, Soloist, The Australian Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Peanut butter and honey toast and a cup of tea. Why ballet? I found a passion for it when I was young and it was something I felt like I could actually do and do well, […]

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British Liaisons with The Australian Ballet

February 10, 2011

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 The Australian Ballet celebrates a long-standing love affair with British ballet in a triple bill spanning three generations. British Liaisons features three of the biggest names in British choreography. Sharing the illustrious bill are Royal Ballet founder Ninette de Valois, the inimitable Sir Kenneth MacMillan and contemporary ballet legend Christopher Wheeldon. British Liaisons opens in […]

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