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English National Ballet’s MD to leave in 2012

November 9, 2011

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9 November 2011 Managing Director of English National Ballet Craig Hassall to take up new role at Raymond Gubbay in February 2012 English National Ballet is sad to announce that Managing DirectorCraig Hassallis to leave the Company in 2012 to take up the new role of Chief Operating Officer at Raymond Gubbay Limited. Craig has been […]

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English National Ballet and Roehampton University announce breakthrough research into the benefits of dance for people with Parkinson’s

June 6, 2011

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English National Ballet and Roehampton University announce breakthrough research into the benefits of dance for people with Parkinson’s “Dancing like this is helping me to get Mr. Parkinson’s out of the driving seat of my life.” “The ballet did make me urgently want to move more, and move better and hinted at how this might […]

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Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet – The Nutcracker diaries

March 20, 2011

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The last episode of Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet airs this Tuesday on BBC Four at 9pm.  This week the film focuses on preparations for The Nutcracker, their 10th production. 75% of this version was created by Artistic Director Wayne Eagling for the Dutch National Ballet, with the remaining 25% to be […]

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Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet episode 2

March 10, 2011

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two ballet danceres appearing on TV

English National Ballet This is where ballet starts to get tough. Tough to dance. Tough to watch. In fact, just watching is likely to leave you feeling banjaxed.  The second episode in BBC Four’s behind-the-scenes documentary following English National Ballet over the course of a year focuses on Romeo & Juliet, and within that context the lives of two company dancers who have been cast together, […]

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Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet – Swan Lake

February 27, 2011

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Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet  is a three part documentary series following the dancers and staff of the company through rehearsal and performance of three very different productions – Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet and The Nutcracker. I’ve also written an overview of the whole series. This first episode features Senior Principal Daria […]

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