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London 2012 Festival presents ambitious and ground-breaking new commissions in the run up to the Paralympic Games including Globe Head Ballerina @ The Royal Opera House

August 22, 2012

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London 2012 Festival presents ambitious and ground-breaking new commissions in the run up to the Paralympic Games Hans Peter Kuhn, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Samuel Beckett, Claire Cunningham, Craig Coulthard, Robert Wilson, Jenny Eclair, Sinéad O’Donnell, Oliver Knussen, Camille O’Sullivan, Annie Mac, Grandmaster Flash, Idris Elba, Atom Egoyan, Sue Austin, Gavin Bryars and Ariane Mnouchkine are among the artists and performers featured in the tenth […]

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London 2012 Festival

July 5, 2012

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Big Dance

Baaba Maal, Gilberto Gil, Ms Dynamite, Alfred Hitchcock, Jane & Louise Wilson, Matthew Williamson, Paul Smith, Kate Prince, Pina Bausch, Douglas Gordon, Wendy Ramshaw, Mira Calix, Sarnath Bennerjee, Richard Wilson, and John Gerrard, among the stars of London 2012 Festival’s third week London 2012 Festival 4 July 2012 – An extraordinary week of events taking […]

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Ballet Business : Pointe shoes deconstructed

January 20, 2011

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Ballet News, pointe shoes,

It’s Not Magic; it’s linen & often flour It’s not magic that keeps a ballerina on her toes – it’s a mixture of materials – often burlap, flour, dextrine*, paper, potato starch, rough and smooth leather, coarse linen, satin, papier-mâché, held together with glue of a secret formula. You may have seen dancers strutting about, […]

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Leading artists from around the world head up first commissions for the London 2012 Festival

December 7, 2010

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ballet dancer Tamara Rojo poses on pointe

Today an announcement from The Royal Opera House heralds the first group of commissions and special projects for the London 2012 Festival – and The Royal Ballet are included. Please see attached iPad painting created specially for today’s announcement by David Hockney. His exhibition will be at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2012. Sent […]

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