Tag Archives: Covent Garden

Blooming Tutus

April 29, 2014

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Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

Blooming Tutus tutu ballet skirt, from Fr. tutu, alteration of cucu, infantile reduplication of cul “bottom, backside.” Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper It’s also the case that if you said ‘tutu’ in Hawaii, you’d be talking about your Grandmother; in New Zealand it’s a poisonous plant and Tutu de Feijão is a paste made of […]

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The Royal Ballet | The Winter’s Tale | In Pictures

April 10, 2014

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Sarah Lamb as Perdita and Steven McRae as Florizel in Act II of The Winter’s Tale

The Royal Ballet | The Winter’s Tale   The Royal Ballet’s new full length narrative ballet, Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, by Christopher Wheeldon opened tonight at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. The production runs until Thursday 8th May 2014.

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Bronte Kelly, Royal New Zealand Ballet

February 11, 2014

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RNZB dancers in Bronte Kelly and Helio Lima in Don Quixote pas de deux TOWER Tutus on tour - credit Evan Li

Cupcakes & Conversation with Bronte Kelly, Royal New Zealand Ballet From Queensland, Australia, Bronte started dancing at the age of four and went on to train at The Australian Ballet School. She joined Royal New Zealand Ballet at the start of 2011 and recent highlights include appearing in Balanchine’s Who Cares?, performing the title role in […]

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The National Ballet of Canada 2014/15 Season Announced

February 3, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada 2014/15 Season Announced Canadian Premiere of The Tempest by Alexei Ratmansky World Premiere by Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté Tours to Los Angeles and Ottawa Future Projects: The Winter’s Tale and Le Petit Prince Watch the 2014/15 Season Announcement Video with Karen Kain > February 3, 2014… Karen Kain, Artistic Director […]

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Iain Webb and Margaret Barbieri of The Sarasota Ballet to Participate in the 2013 Ashton Symposium in London

September 19, 2013

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Iain Webb and Margaret Barbieri – Photo credit Barbara Banks

Iain Webb and Margaret Barbieri of The Sarasota Ballet to Participate in the 2013 Ashton Symposium in London Iain Webb, Director of The Sarasota Ballet and Margaret Barbieri, Assistant Director, will be participating in the Sept. 22 Ashton Symposium at The Royal Ballet School, Covent Garden, in London. Hosted by The Frederick Ashton Foundation, the […]

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Rudolf Nureyev: in search of perfection

September 6, 2013

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Frederick Ashton with Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, 1962. Photo: Associated Newspapers, The Royal Ballet School Collections, White Lodge Museum.

Rudolf Nureyev: in search of perfection A new exhibition, Rudolf Nureyev: in search of perfection, opens at White Lodge Museum & Ballet Resource Centre next week to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Rudolf Nureyev (1938-93), and to celebrate his lifelong search for perfection as a dancer, choreographer and director.   Two of […]

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Young British Dancer of the Year 2013 – results announced

March 14, 2013

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The Royal Ballet School. Young British Dancer of the Year competition. Photography throughout : Patrick Baldwin

Young British Dancer of the Year 2013 – results announced The final of the 2013 Young British Dancer of the Year competition was held on Saturday 9 March at the Linbury Studio Theatre, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The winners were: First:  Chisato Katsura (The Royal Ballet School) Second: Isabelle Brouwers (English National Ballet School) Third:  […]

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The Royal Ballet announces 2013/14 season

March 13, 2013

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The Royal Ballet announces 2013/14 season Today saw the launch of Artistic Director Kevin O’Hare’s second season at The Royal Ballet, and he was characteristically understated but also quietly confident that as his first season is going very well – the company is selling almost all of the tickets it offers – and is excited about the new season. Has […]

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The Royal Ballet School announces World Premiere

March 8, 2013

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The Royal Ballet School announces World Premiere ballet World premiere for The Royal Ballet School’s end of year matinée on 14 July 2013 on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.   Performance also features works by Maurice Béjart, Jiří Bubeníček and Valentino Zucchetti.   A specially commissioned one-act ballet entitled La […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ravel Girl

February 27, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | Ravel Girl by Audrey Niffenegger This story is the beginning point for Wayne McGregor’s next premiere for The Royal Ballet. All the ingredients for a new fairytale are here : transformation, medicine, unlikely lovers, technology and a Prince. Suspend reality for half an hour and you’ll unearth the fairytale you may (not) have dreamed […]

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Capezio to launch London’s biggest children’s dancewear department

January 31, 2013

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Capezio to launch London’s biggest children’s dancewear department Leading dancewear brand Capezio has announced today their Covent Garden flagship store will be launching the biggest children’s dancewear department in London on Monday 4th February 2013 during an exclusive VIP preview evening for dance teachers, schools and parents. In addition to the launch party, Capezio will […]

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Dance panellists needed to judge 2014 Olivier Awards with MasterCard

January 23, 2013

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Dance panellists needed to judge 2014 Olivier Awards with MasterCard Applications now open for public panellists to judge 2014 Olivier Awards with MasterCard and there is a dance category An opportunity for keen theatre-goers to enjoy free theatre in 2013 Applications now open and close 5 February 2013 The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) has declared […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Soloist, The Royal Ballet

December 20, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Soloist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I’m fully ready to ‘get at it ‘on Monday. Sunday is my day off and I use it to fully decompress and recharge. Company class on Monday morning is the lead-in to a busy and […]

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How ballet technique can be improved with photography

November 5, 2012

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Alaia Rogers | Second year student at The Royal Ballet School uses photography to refine her technique Earlier this year I was photographing a rehearsal for Ballet News where the choreographer was present in the studio. It might sound normal but this isn’t always the case – sometimes the Ballet Mistress or Notator will take the […]

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Skate at Somerset House 2012-13

November 3, 2012

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Skate at Somerset House 2012-13 16 November 2012 – 6 January 2013 Prices start at £7.50 available online Sunday Best presents Bestival with Rob da Bank & Friends and Vintage Festival confirmed to host Club Nights The Christmas Arcade at Somerset House transforms the beautifully renovated West Wing into a luxury pop-up shopping mall for […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Gillian Murphy, Guest Artist with Royal New Zealand Ballet & Principal with American Ballet Theatre

September 13, 2012

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Gillian Murphy

Cupcakes & Conversation with Gillian Murphy, Guest Artist with Royal New Zealand Ballet & Principal with American Ballet Theatre Gillian will next star as Giselle in the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s production of Giselle, co-choreographed by Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg. (7 November – 12 December)   How have you settled into life in New […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Darcey Bussell and The Sanctuary Spa Active Reverse skin care range

August 15, 2012

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Darcey Bussell smiles to the camera

Ballet dancer Darcey Bussell and The Sanctuary Spa “Reduce the lines, not the laughter.” Recently announced as Sanctuary Spa’s Leading Lady and the first ever face of Sanctuary Spa, Darcey Bussell epitomizes dewy, radiant skin, good health and happiness, which is why she was chosen. The Spa itself was created for a ballet dancer as […]

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From Student to Star | Mariana Rodrigues, Northern Ballet

August 5, 2012

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From Student to Star | Mariana Rodrigues, Northern Ballet From Student to Star is an interview series featuring Graduates from vocational ballet schools as they begin their professional careers. Ballet News will be following them periodically to keep you up to date with their progress and whether the reality of ballet life lives up to […]

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British Ballet Star Darcey Bussell named Sanctuary Spa’s Leading Lady

August 3, 2012

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British Ballet Star Darcey Bussell named Sanctuary Spa’s Leading Lady Darcey Bussell is the first ever face of Sanctuary Spa Skincare   The Sanctuary Spa releases the first stunning campaign image of world-renowned ballerina Darcey Bussell, the face of the Sanctuary Spa’s new Active Reverse skincare range.   The Sanctuary Spa in Covent Garden was originally […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCES GUEST ARTISTS FOR 2012/13 SEASON

July 19, 2012

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THE ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCES GUEST ARTISTS FOR 2012/13 SEASON Principal of the Mikhailovsky Ballet, Natalia Osipova, will make her Royal Ballet debut in Swan Lake later this year. She will join the Company for three performances on 10, 13 and 25 October, dancing alongside regular Royal Ballet Principal Guest Artist Carlos Acosta. Tamara Rojo and […]

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