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RICHMOND BALLET LEADERS RETURN FROM STATE DEPARTMENT FORUM IN CHINA

July 16, 2014

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RICHMOND BALLET LEADERS RETURN FROM STATE DEPARTMENT FORUM IN CHINA Secretary Kerry endorses cultural exchange programs while the Ballet lays groundwork for new, future partnerships Richmond Ballet Artistic Director Stoner Winslett and Managing Director Brett Bonda have returned to the United States after presenting the Ballet’s Road to China and Beyond initiative at the U.S. […]

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Cupcakes and Conversation with Qi Huan, the Royal New Zealand Ballet

January 29, 2014

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Qi Huan in Final Dress - one of three short ballets in NYC

Cupcakes and Conversation with Qi Huan, the Royal New Zealand Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? When I wake up in the mornings, I don’t usually think too much. I just quickly wash up, get something to eat and go to work! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say […]

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Atlanta Ballet Announces China Tour for Fall 2013

October 1, 2013

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Atlanta Ballet Announces China Tour for Fall 2013 Company Invited to Perform for China’s Inaugural “International Ballet Season” First Major International Tour in More Than 10 Years                           A special addition has been made to Atlanta Ballet’s 13-14 performance season. The 84-year-old company […]

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Harlem Shake + Ballet

February 19, 2013

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Harlem Shake in Ballet Class ? Northern Ballet’s class, to be precise (scroll down for the video). The Harlem Shake, originally called the Albee in Harlem and originating from the Ethiopian dance called Eskista, is a dance that started in 1981 in New York. Originator Al B described the Harlem Shake as a drunken or alcoholic […]

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Ballet goes Analogue With Lomography

December 10, 2012

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Ballet goes Analogue | It’s time for Lomography Now here’s something hip, accessible and fun to try. Lomography. Dinky, retro, affordable, colourful toy-like cameras that allow anyone to have a whizz with pictures. They’ve been popping up all over the place and as you can see, quite a few ballet shots have been creatively taken too. Now […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet celebrates 60 years with 2013’s stunning line-up

October 4, 2012

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Royal New Zealand Ballet celebrates 60 years with 2013’s stunning line-up Award-winning international and local choreographers, an icon of New Zealand dance, a collaboration with Te Radar, a tour of heartland NZ, and a five city tour to China make up the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2013 programme: a year-long celebration of the RNZB’s 60th […]

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New work by disabled and deaf artists presented alongside the London 2012 Paralympic Games

August 21, 2012

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'Fusional Fragments' by Marc Brew with Dame Evelyn Glennie. Photographer Irven Lewis

New work by disabled and deaf artists presented alongside the London 2012 Paralympic Games   Last year Ballet News broke new ground : Ballet News presents a British Sign Language Interpretation for the first time I’d like to introduce you to Kelly Johnson, a Junior Trainee Sign Language Interpreter.  Kelly has, for the first time, interpreted […]

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Royal Academy of Dance Awards Day: an International Celebration for Student Graduation

August 16, 2012

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(L-R) Kerry Rubie, Dr Anne Hogan, Mayor of Wandsworth, Julia Farron OBE, Luke Rittner. Photo: Tempest Photography

Royal Academy of Dance Awards Day: an International Celebration for Student Graduation The annual Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 11 July at St Mary’s Church, Battersea on the banks of the river Thames. The graduation was an international celebration with over 179 students and guests travelling from 32 countries […]

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BOSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 EXPANDED COMPANY ROSTER

August 15, 2012

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BOSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 EXPANDED COMPANY ROSTER   BOSTON, MA – DATE – Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced the 2012-2013 Season roster, featuring 4 new Company members, 12 Boston Ballet II dancers and 9 internal promotions. The  Company and BBII returned to rehearsals at Boston Ballet’s studio headquarters on Monday, July 30 to […]

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The Royal Winnipeg Ballet participate in Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

July 29, 2012

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The Royal Winnipeg Ballet participate in Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival For the first time in nearly 50 years, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet will be travelling to Massachusetts next week to participate in the 80th Anniversary of the famed Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival from August 1-5, 2012.   Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival served as the platform […]

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Tamara Rojo’s Fusion Journey

April 12, 2012

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Tamara Rojo’s Fusion Journey Last month, Tamara Rojo performed a World Premiere at the Russian Icons Gala in honour of Anna Pavlova.  Rojo danced Life is a Dream, choreographed by Fei Bo. At the time I reported, “Tamara Rojo (The Royal Ballet), in a World Premiere by Fei Bo called Life is a Dream, delivered […]

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET AND TWB AND TWSB DANCERS WIN NUMEROUS AWARDS AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DANCE COMPETITIONS

March 10, 2012

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET AND TWB AND TWSB DANCERS WIN NUMEROUS AWARDS AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DANCE COMPETITIONS AURORA DICKIE AND JUNXIONG ZHAO WIN MEDALS AT THE BIANNUAL Cape Town International Ballet Competition (CTIBC) Alvin Tovstogray wins gold at tanzolymp 2012 The Washington School of Ballet (Twsb) Wins Outstanding School award While Twsb dancers win numerous […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Yuriko Kajiya, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre

March 6, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Yuriko Kajiya, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Work on whatever ballet/role I’m working at the time and make more progress. What are you looking forward to dancing this year ? I have a première of Giselle coming up on March 25th in […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jin Yao, Principal Dancer of The Hong Kong Ballet

November 15, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jin Yao, Principal Dancer of The Hong Kong Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?  My love for ballet and knowing that there are always new and exciting things that await you every day. Why ballet ? The beauty of it is irreplaceable in my heart! What […]

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Ballet News | SOUTH AFRICA SCOOPS 2 BRONZE MEDALS AT THE 2011 GENEE

October 27, 2011

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SOUTH AFRICA SCOOPS 2 BRONZE MEDALS AT THE 2011 GENEE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GENÉE INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION 2011  Recognised as one of the ballet world’s most prestigious competitions and the flagship event of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), the Genée International Ballet Competition, held at the Artscape Opera House on Sunday 9 October, finished […]

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