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Carlos Acosta The Classical Farewell

September 1, 2016

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Carlos Acosta The Classical Farewell Royal Albert Hall, SW7 Monday 3 – Friday 7 October 2016 Performances: Mon – Fri at 7.30pm Tickets: £20 – £110 + fees Ticket Office: 020 7863 8000 or /  020 7589 8212 or Royal Albert Hall Carlos Acosta bids farewell to classical ballet with his final performances at the […]

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Ballet News Previews | Carlos Acosta’s Cuban Night

December 23, 2014

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Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta’s Cuban Night Ballet’s mega star, Carlos Acosta, hails from (if you didn’t already know) Cuba. When he’s not dancing at The Royal Ballet then he likes to produce shows that incorporate his Cuban heritage of mambo, salsa and jazz, and this programme was recorded earlier this year at the Royal Opera House. Acosta […]

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET ADDS 14 NEW DANCERS TO THE COMPANY AND STUDIO COMPANY ROSTERS AND NAMES FORMER DANCER TORRES TO THE BALLET MASTER STAFF

August 26, 2014

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET ADDS 14 NEW DANCERS TO THE COMPANY AND STUDIO COMPANY ROSTERS AND NAMES FORMER DANCER TORRES TO THE BALLET MASTER STAFF The Washington Ballet (TWB) welcomes two new dancers from Cuba and names three dancers from the Studio Company to the performing Company. The Studio Company will also see nine new dancers […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Carlos Acosta – Pig’s Foot

October 18, 2013

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Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Ballet News Reviews | Carlos Acosta – Pig’s Foot Carlos Acosta’s autobiography, Now Way Home : A Cuban Dancer’s Story, sold around 6,500 copies in hardback. Acosta’s debut novel, Pig’s Foot, has been picked as one of the most important literary debuts of the year by Waterstones.  For the third year running, Waterstones’ “debut literary stars of 2013” includes Pig’s Foot and they […]

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SA-CUBAN BALLET PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE

March 12, 2013

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Claudia Monja as Mercedes and Javier Monier as Criado in South African Mzansi Ballet’s DON QUIXOTE.

SA-CUBAN BALLET PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE South African Mzansi Ballet’s (SAMB) season of the sparkling classic Don Quixote at the Joburg Theatre until Sunday 24 March, has no fewer than five dancers from Cuba in the cast, in addition to distinguished Havana ballet teacher Ana Julia Bermudez de Castro working with the […]

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Famed International Dance Star José Manuel Carreño to Perform in Ballet San Jose’s DON QUIXOTE, Feb 15 and 17

February 5, 2013

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Famed International Dance Star José Manuel Carreño to Perform in Ballet San Jose’s DON QUIXOTE, Feb 15 and 17   Ballet San Jose has announced  the signing of famed international dance star José Manuel Carreño to perform the lead role of Basilio for BSJ’s company premiere of Don Quixote, staged by Wes Chapman after Marius […]

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Cupcakes and Conversation with Yosvani Ramos, Principal, The Australian Ballet

November 21, 2012

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Rachel Rawlins and Yosvani Ramos Les Sylphides Photo Alex Makeyev

Cupcakes and Conversation with Yosvani Ramos, Principal, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I make myself a double espresso coffee every morning as soon as I wake up. Couldn’t function without it! Why ballet ? There’s nothing else I’d rather do. Who would you most like to dance […]

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Sky Arts announces Michael Parkinson Masterclass with Carlos Acosta

July 17, 2012

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Sky Arts announces Michael Parkinson Masterclass with Carlos Acosta Beginning Tuesday 13 November at 9pm on Sky Arts 1 HD and Sky Go Sky Arts today announces an extraordinary line-up of guests for Sir Michael Parkinson’s exclusive new series, which will begin on Sky Arts 1 in November. Sir Michael will welcome an astonishing array of guests from […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet star Carlos Acosta in feature film debut

June 18, 2012

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Carlos Acosta in feature film debut | The Day of the Flowers Gorgeous, gorgeous authentic Cuban music percolates through the speakers, performed by A Band Apart (El dia de las flores session). British made (and funded) The Day of the Flowers follows two Scottish sisters leading very disparate lives but with a clue to follow, as they roar off to the airport in a vintage […]

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Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer

June 15, 2012

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Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer Billed as “an exploration of the role of the male dancer, developed within classical ballet over the last century,” the welcome return of The South Bank Show puts the spotlight on three of the best male dancers who have made the biggest impact on ballet – Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov and […]

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Miami City Ballet announces the appointment of Lourdes Lopez as its new Artistic Director

April 3, 2012

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Miami City Ballet  announces the appointment of  Lourdes Lopez as its new Artistic Director April 03, 2012 Miami Beach, FL (Apr. 3, 2012):  Miami City Ballet, Florida’s internationally acclaimed company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lourdes Lopez as its new Artistic Director.  Ms. Lopez begins her tenure on May 1, 2013. She comes […]

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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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Royal Ballet News | Sergei Polunin resigns

January 24, 2012

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Royal Ballet News | Sergei Polunin resigns A statement from The Royal Ballet Dame Monica Mason announced this afternoon that Principal Sergei Polunin has resigned from The Royal Ballet with immediate effect. Born in the Ukraine, Sergei joined The Royal Ballet in 2007 from The Royal Ballet School. He rose rapidly through the ranks and […]

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Ballet San Jose | A ballet company on the edge

December 14, 2011

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Ballet San Jose | A ballet company losing it’s direction Dennis Nahat Photograph : John Gerbetz Ballet San Jose (BSJ), a well-respected non-profit charity and the second largest ballet company in California, performs three or more repertory programmes per season (October-May) as well as Artistic Director Dennis Nahat’s The Nutcracker which has a run of only ten […]

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The Norwegian Ballet on Swan Lake

October 31, 2011

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The Norwegian Ballet on Swan Lake The Norwegian Ballet opened Swan Lake recently, and here is a gallery of photographs. Swan Lake Event listing October 29—November 12 Swan Lake This audience favorite is also perhaps the greatest challenge for a dancer. The double role of the good swan princess Odette and the evil magician’s daughter […]

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Norwegian National Ballet 2011/12 season

October 29, 2011

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Norwegian National Ballet new season October 29—November 12 Swan Lake This audience favorite is also perhaps the greatest challenge for a dancer. The double role of the good swan princess Odette and the evil magician’s daughter Odile is considered to be the most demanding for a dancer. This autumn, the Norwegian National Ballet’s ballerinas Yolanda […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jennifer Kronenberg, Principal, Miami City Ballet

May 24, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg, Principal, Miami City Ballet     Jennifer is married to fellow Miami City Ballet principal, Cuban Carlos Miguel Guerra. Jennifer joined MCB in 1994 as an apprentice and has been a principal since 2001, the year that Carlos joined the company. Jennifer writes on her blog and has recently […]

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Boston Ballet’s Lorna Feijóo, American Ballet Theatre’s Jose Manuel Carreño and San Francisco Ballet’s Lorena Feijóo at last night’s rehearsal for their Dancing With The Stars performance.

April 12, 2011

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News just in – lovely photograph of Boston Ballet’s Lorna Feijóo, American Ballet Theatre’s Jose Manuel Carreño and San Francisco Ballet’s Lorena Feijóo at last night’s rehearsal for their Dancing With The Stars performance.

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BOSTON BALLET PRINCIPAL LORNA FEIJÓO PERFORMS WITH SISTER AND SAN FRANCISCO BALLET’S LORENA FEIJÓO AND AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S JOSE MANUEL CARREÑO

April 11, 2011

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                  BOSTON BALLET TAKES THE STAGE ON DANCING WITH THE STARS BOSTON BALLET PRINCIPAL LORNA FEIJÓO PERFORMS WITH SISTER AND SAN FRANCISCO BALLET’S LORENA FEIJÓO AND AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S JOSE MANUEL CARREÑO BOSTON, MA – April 11, 2011 – Boston Ballet principal dancer Lorna Feijóo makes a […]

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Xiomara Reyes, principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, brings Cuban ‘sol’ to London

March 11, 2011

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Ballet News takes in the Cuban sol! When I was researching for this interview one of my friends told me that I’d have such fun because Xio was so lovely and easy to talk to.  And that’s exactly what happened. Xiomara Reyes is a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and has been since 2003. […]

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