Tag Archives: Dame Ninette de Valois

The Sarasota Ballet performs Jewels, Balanchine’s Full-Length Masterpiece

November 30, 2016

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The Sarasota Ballet performs Jewels, Balanchine’s Full-Length Masterpiece Balanchine’s glorious Jewels provides a unique and exquisite treat for the holiday season with its beautiful and mesmerizing choreography and costumes. George Balanchine’s Jewels opens at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on December 16, marking the first time The Sarasota Ballet will perform Emeralds, Rubies and […]

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Sarasota Ballet Presents A Celebration of Two Worlds, Music and Dance

September 30, 2016

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Sarasota Ballet Presents A Celebration of Two Worlds, Music and Dance An elegant and thrilling evening of opera and ballet Bringing world-class performers to the Suncoast area, The Sarasota Ballet announced today they will hold the first annual Celebration of Two Worlds event on January 8, 2017 at the Sarasota Opera House.  This one-of-a-kind event […]

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Sarasota Ballet Announces Interim Managing Director and National Search

February 20, 2016

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Sarasota Ballet Announces Interim Managing Director and National Search Joseph Volpe, Retired GM of The Metropolitan Opera Named Interim Managing Director at The Sarasota Ballet Sarasota, FL (February 18, 2016) – The Board of Directors of Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Inc. announced Joseph Volpe, retired General Manager of The Metropolitan Opera and theater and management […]

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The Sarasota Ballet Celebrates Ballet History in 2014-2015 Season Finale

April 10, 2015

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The Sarasota Ballet Celebrates Ballet History in 2014-2015 Season Finale Honoring Vaslav Nijinsky, the Company pays tribute to The Ballets Russes SARASOTA, FL (April 2, 2015) –The Sarasota Ballet ends the 2014-2015 Season with a retrospective paying tribute to The Ballets Russes and the famed male dancer, Vaslav Nijinsky. The program featuring Michel Fokine’s Les […]

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The Sarasota Ballet Restructures Administrative Staff by Creating an Expanded Development Department

February 9, 2015

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The Sarasota Ballet Restructures Administrative Staff by Creating an Expanded Development Department Ballet Company strengthens resources by hiring two new employees   SARASOTA, Fla. – February 9, 2015 – The Sarasota Ballet announced today that Janet K. Ginn has joined the staff as Development Director to further expand the financial foundation of the Company.  The […]

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The Sarasota Ballet highlights one of America’s most influential choreographers.

October 31, 2013

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The Sarasota Ballet highlights one of America’s most influential choreographers.   Taking the stage of the Sarasota Opera House on November 22nd and 23rd, The Sarasota Ballet will honor one of the most influential ballet figures in America, George Balanchine. Credited with bringing classical ballet into the modern era and establishing the New York City […]

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HOUSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASON

July 6, 2013

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HOUSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASON World Premieres by Melissa Hough, James Kudelka, Garrett Smith and Stanton Welch Highlight Season Company Presents North American Premiere of David Bintley’s Three-Act Aladdin in February 2014 Eight New Works Enter the Company’s Repertoire, including Ji•í Kylián’s Sechs Tanze and Stanton Welch’s Of Blessed Memory Houston Ballet Celebrates Stanton Welch’s […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Marianela Nuñez to perform The Dying Swan

January 15, 2013

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Marianela Nunez on stage

The Royal Ballet’s Marianela Nuñez to perform The Dying Swan On February 18th from 6.30pm a new film, Madam and The Dying Swan (a tribute to Dame Ninette de Valois) will be screened in the Linbury Studio at The Royal Opera House. The film covers the history of The Dying Swan solo, which de Valois […]

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Royal Academy of Dance Awards Day: an International Celebration for Student Graduation

August 16, 2012

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(L-R) Kerry Rubie, Dr Anne Hogan, Mayor of Wandsworth, Julia Farron OBE, Luke Rittner. Photo: Tempest Photography

Royal Academy of Dance Awards Day: an International Celebration for Student Graduation The annual Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 11 July at St Mary’s Church, Battersea on the banks of the river Thames. The graduation was an international celebration with over 179 students and guests travelling from 32 countries […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Artistic Director Dame Monica Mason DBE receives QEII Coronation Award

December 9, 2011

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Dame Monica Mason DBE with RAD President Dame Antoinette Sibley DBE and Clement Crisp. Photo credit: Mark Lees.

The Royal Ballet’s Artistic Director Dame Monica Mason DBE receives QEII Coronation Award The Royal Academy of Dance has presented its most prestigious award, the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Coronation Award to Dame Monica Mason DBE, Director of The Royal Ballet, in appreciation of her lifetime contribution to dance. Celebrations were held on 8 December […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah Grennell, Aspirant, Dutch National Ballet (Het Nationale Ballet)

November 11, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah Grennell, Aspirant, Dutch National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? What motivates me is basically class. I enjoy the physicality of ballet and how focused it is. I find that in a company, class isn’t just class; it is the warm up at the start […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Anatomy, Dance Technique and Injury Prevention

August 5, 2011

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Ballet News Reviews |Anatomy, Dance Technique and Injury Prevention by Justin Howse & Moira McCormack This book was first published in 1988 and is now on its 4th edition.  It’s an indispensible, detailed account of your body as it relates to ballet. Written by Justin Howse (Consultant Orthapedic Surgeon with experience in the performing arts, especially […]

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The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2011

July 11, 2011

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The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance at the Royal Opera House The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 8th July 2011 The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Dedicating this performance to its founder, Dame Ninette de Valois (actually by birth, Edris Stannus), The Royal Ballet School chose her carefully choreographed game of chess to open the […]

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The Royal Ballet School celebrates its founder on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2011

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Today is International Women’s Day, and I’d like to highlight the day with some information about an up-coming conference hosted by The Royal Ballet School to mark the 10th Anniversary of the death of the Founder of The Royal Ballet School and Companies – the one and only Dame Ninette de Valois OM, CH, DBE (1898-2001). Entitled […]

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Ballet NEWS | Fifty years of the ballet by Colin Jones

December 20, 2010

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This January, Proud Galleries is pleased to announce the launch of its first ever dedicated Ballet exhibition – Fifty Years of the Ballet, photographs by Colin Jones. Born in 1936 as the son of an East London printer, Colin Jones spent his youth struggling with dyslexia and illiteracy. He was evacuated three times during the Second […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet’s Carlos Acosta and The Dying Swan

July 1, 2009

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Photo : Johan Persson Regular readers will already be aware of this upcoming show. However, I promised you some news. Did you groan at the prospect of seeing another Dying Swan in the programme ? Thought you’d seen it all before ? Close, but no cigar. Ballet superstar Carlos Acosta Rather like Ida, the 47 […]

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