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English National Ballet | The Nutcracker reviewed

December 28, 2011

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Venus Villa and Yonah Acosta

English National Ballet | The Nutcracker reviewed | Debut by Venus Villa & Yonah Acosta The Nutcracker English National Ballet London Coliseum Boxing Day, 26th December 2011 Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s novel written in 1816, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, The Nutcracker ballet was originally conceived as an entertaining add-on to follow […]

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Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra – the Queen of the Nile reigns at Sadlers Wells

May 18, 2011

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two dancers on pointe

Cleopatra Northern Ballet Sadlers Wells, London 17th May 2011 “At the moment of death does our life flash before our eyes and if so, does our killer, staring into our eyes, see it too?”  Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director David Nixon asks the question, posing it as the premise for his story of Cleopatra. Cleopatra. Seductive, […]

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Her Majesty The Queen hosts a reception co-produced by English National Ballet

May 10, 2011

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four ballet dancers on the Grand Staircase at Buckingham Palace

Last night Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Phillip hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace in celebration of young people in the performing arts. The Queen holds receptions throughout the year and the guests are drawn from all walks of life.  Celebrity guests including Jools Holland, Duffy, Dame Helen Mirren, Ellie Goulding, Sheila Hancock, Kevin […]

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6 things you don’t know about Royal ballet weddings

April 29, 2011

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Prince William and Catherine Middleton

6 things you don’t know about Royal ballet weddings To celebrate the wedding of HRH Prince William & Catherine Middleton, Ballet News brings you 6 things you might not have associated with ballet including sparkling champagne bubbles, acres of tulle & tutus, flowers and of course, ballet! An underage wedding wasn’t always frowned upon in Royal […]

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English National Ballet’s Daria Klimentova & Vadim Muntagirov in Swan Lake

March 27, 2011

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Swan Lake

I had so many photographs to choose from when writing my review of English National Ballet’s Swan Lake that I decided to split them into two.  Here is the second feature with 40 photographs of the company dancers. Daria Klimentova     Daria & Vadim    James Forbat & Max Westwell

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How much do you love English National Ballet ?

March 26, 2011

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ballet dancers wearing white tutus model ballet bags

Following the popular documentary series on BBC Four, Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet, the question has to be asked – just how much do you love the company ? The three programmes covered Swan Lake (Daria Klimentová, Vadim Muntagirov and Rachel Ware), Romeo & Juliet (Max Westwell and Daniel Jones) & […]

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Swan Lake : English National Ballet

March 24, 2011

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Swan Lake

Laurretta Summerscales Swan Lake English National Ballet London Coliseum Wednesday, 23rd March 2011 Photography throughout : Helen Maybanks English National Ballet’s Swan Lake choreographed by Derek Deane (the ninth Swan Lake mounted by the company) begins with a Prologue telling the story of Princess Odette, who is kidnapped by Rothbart (half-man, half-bird) who turns her […]

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

March 20, 2011

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dancer practices high lift

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

February 25, 2011

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dancer in pointe shoes and legwarmers

Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet For the last year a film crew was given unprecedented access to the dancers & staff of English National Ballet, delving behind the scenes in a never-seen-before documentary series that shows the agony & ecstasy that is ballet company life. The series highlights the turbulence of Swan Lake, the danger & dramatic twists of Romeo & […]

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English National Ballet cast changes for Romeo & Juliet

October 18, 2010

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Ballet NEWS, Tybalt, Daniel Jones

Last week English National Ballet announced changes to Max Westwell’s casting.  You can read the full interview with Max, who debuts as Romeo this coming Thursday (it was Saturday) in Southampton.  Sarah Mcllroy is his Juliet and she too has a debut. Further cast changes have been announced as follows : SOUTHAMPTON WEDS eve THURS mat THURS eve FRIDAY […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Daniel Jones, Soloist, English National Ballet

September 14, 2009

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two cupcakes

Cupcakes & Conversation with Daniel Jones, Soloist, English National Ballet Jones will be performing Hilarion on the opening night of Giselle in Manchester and various other performances, and will be performing Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker (dates to be announced). Jones has his own film production company – Soloistmovies.com. Jones has been quoted in this article […]

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