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Insight Studio Performances New Zealand School of Dance

September 14, 2015

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Insight Studio Performances New Zealand School of Dance 24 & 25 September 2015, 6pm at New Zealand School of Dance, Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington.   NZSD students present an hour of short works, in the studio where they train, providing an intimate first-hand experience of the School […]

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San Francisco Ballet | 2014 Opening Night Gala | Principal Casting

January 21, 2014

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PRINCIPAL CASTING FOR SAN FRANCISCO BALLET’S 2014 OPENING NIGHT GALA Last year I reported that Royal Ballet School graduate Esteban Hernandez had accepted a contract with San Francisco Ballet, and I reported on his outstanding graduate performance. Here’s some great news re casting for Hernandez at San Francisco Ballet. He’ll be premiering in Johan Kobborg’s exceptional […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Yasmine Naghdi, Artist, The Royal Ballet

September 25, 2011

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ballet dancer on pointe

Cupcakes & Conversation with Yasmine Naghdi, Artist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning?  Knowing that I have a week ahead of me allowing me to move, that I can do what I love doing most of all and that I don’t have to sit still on an office chair all day long! Why […]

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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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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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What the dancers of The Royal Ballet actually do [VIDEO]

February 17, 2011

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This is a brilliant video giving you a slice of life as lived at The Royal Ballet. Starring dancers such as Carlos Acosta, Tamara Rojo, Steven McRae, Melissa Hamilton, Eric Underwood, Leanne Benjamin, Edward Watson, Thiago Soares, Jose Martin, Yohei Sasaki, Marianela Nunez, Yuhui Choe, Brian Maloney, Ludovic Ondiviela, Sarah Lamb, Federico Bonelli, Valeri Hristov, Jonathan […]

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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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Birmingham Royal Ballet’s mid-scale tour 2011

February 7, 2011

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Media release: Monday 7 February 2011 BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S MID-SCALE TOUR 2011… THE COMPANY AND ROYAL BALLET SINFONIA SPLIT IN HALF! Birmingham Royal Ballet continues with its policy of presenting its diverse repertory to the widest possible audience into 2011.  From April 19 – 23, the Company will once again split into two, with half of […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Pointes of View – reviewed

October 17, 2010

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Pointes of View  Birmingham Royal Ballet  Sadlers Wells, 16th October 2010  Birmingham Royal Ballet’s visit to London closes with this triple bill entitled Pointes of View, which promises such varied treats as Concerto, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue & In the Upper Room.   Alexander Campbell had an excellent show; in fact he’s been consistently excellent all […]

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LATEST Ballet NEWS – Royal Ballet La Bayadere new release & more

September 26, 2010

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photograph of DVD cover of La Bayadere

Early next year see’s the much anticipated release of The Royal Ballet’s La Bayadere, starring Carlos Acosta and Tamara Rojo.  It’s available for pre-order via Opus Arte, or you can wait until it becomes available via other retailers such as Amazon.  Worth the purchase price just for those two, there is also the utterly sublime […]

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The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee

July 12, 2010

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The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Royal Opera House 11th July 2010 The incomparable Défilé Photograph :  Johan Persson Gailene Stock, Director of the Royal Ballet School (RBS) says that this performance is the highlight of the year for all concerned. It’s mine too. It fair takes my breath away to see how accomplished the students […]

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BALLET NEWS | Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella, & new season

February 25, 2010

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Delia Matthews in Cinderella Photograph :  Tim Cross Quite a bit of news for you, beginning with Birmingham Royal Ballet’s 20th Anniversary Gala, in the presence of royalty, which takes place on Tuesday 9 March at 7.30pm & Wednesday 10 March at 2pm and 7.30pm. First of all I’d like to give you a snapshot of […]

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Ballet NEWS | Royal Ballet cast changes

February 17, 2010

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17 FEBRUARY 2009 THE ROYAL BALLET PRINCIPAL CAST CHANGES BOOKING PERIOD 2/3 ROMEO AND JULIET Saturday 6 March (evening) Edward Watson will be replacing Federico Bonelli in the role of Romeo to partner Mara Galeazzi in the role of Juliet. Friday 12 March & Tuesday 16 March Tamara Rojo will be replacing Lauren Cuthbertson in […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet to premiere new works at “A Dream of Africa” Gala night later this month

September 8, 2009

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Mara Galeazzi Photo : Viacheslav Samodurov Following my recent post about the “A Dream of Africa” Gala night later this month, the dancers from The Royal Ballet will be performing : Mara Galeazzi & Gary Avis – Concerto pas de deux (MacMillan) The Dream pas de deux (Ashton) (dancers TBA) Birthday Offering pas de deux […]

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The Royal Ballet Season announced – 09/10

April 22, 2009

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The Royal Opera House auditorium

It’s that time of year again. The bluebells and first peonies are out, and the Royal Opera House reveals what is in store for the coming season. The Royal Ballet season runs from October – June; in July they go on tour (this summer – in a huge coup for the company – to Cuba). […]

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