Tag Archives: Darcey Bussell

English National Ballet commission Cameron McMillan to create new work for Big Dance

July 8, 2014

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English National Ballet commission Cameron McMillan to create new work for Big Dance English National Ballet has commissioned award-winning choreographer, Cameron McMillan to create a new work for Big Dance in West London. The piece, Kinetic Echo – Our Dancing Selves, explores questions of online identity and self expression and will be performed at Westfield […]

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DARCEY BUSSELL AND THE MAYOR OF LONDON LAUNCH BIG DANCE 2014

July 2, 2014

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Darcey Bussell and the Mayor of London Boris Johnson warm up at City Hall in London for Big Dance 2014, 5–13 July.

DARCEY BUSSELL AND THE MAYOR OF LONDON LAUNCH BIG DANCE 2014  GLASGOW, LONDON AND SYDNEY JOIN UP FOR BIG COMMONWEALTH DANCE   Big Dance Special Ambassador, Darcey Bussell, and Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, launched Big Dance 2014 today, Wednesday 2 July, at City Hall in London, with a warm up for this year’s Big Dance, […]

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Darcey Bussell exhibition at The Royal Ballet School

May 30, 2014

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Darcey Bussell exhibition at The Royal Ballet School An exhibition has been opened to mark the fifth anniversary of White Lodge Museum & Ballet Resource Centre, based at The Royal Ballet School in Richmond Park. Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet tells the story of Darcey Bussell’s ballet career, from her days as […]

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GLASGOW, LONDON AND SYDNEY JOIN UP FOR BIG DANCE 2014

May 28, 2014

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GLASGOW, LONDON AND SYDNEY JOIN UP FOR BIG DANCE 2014   • DARCEY BUSSELL SPECIAL AMBASSADOR FOR THE BIG DANCE 2014   • GLOBAL BROADCAST FOR RAFAEL BONACHELA’S BIG COMMONWEALTH DANCE LINKING GLASGOW, LONDON AND SYDNEY   • 48 HOURS OF DANCE ACROSS ENGLAND FOR THE BIG DANCE WEEKEND   Big Dance, the world’s largest celebration […]

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Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet

May 15, 2014

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet The expert, professional ballet dancers you see on stage today have been through rigorous, deliberate and repetitive training to become elite athletes. They keyword here is expert. ‘Expertise’ is defined in a study (1) as “the result of intense practice for a minimum of ten years.” Any sort of practice won’t do, either. The study […]

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The Royal Academy of Dance is to present The Royal Ballet with the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award

May 12, 2014

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The QEII Award Photo by Royal Academy of_Dance

The Royal Academy of Dance is to present The Royal Ballet with the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award Date: Thursday 4 September 2014 Venue: Claridge’s Hotel, 49 Brook St, London W1K 4HR  The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) will award its highest honour – the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award (QEII Award) – to The […]

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The Genée International Ballet Competition and Genée Dance Challenge

April 9, 2014

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The Genée International Ballet Competition and Genée Dance Challenge The Royal Academy of Dance’s (RAD) flagship event, the Genée International Ballet Competition, will be held in the city of Antwerp, Belgium, in September 2014. Together with partners Royal Ballet Flanders, the Genée will, once again, prove to be one of the most exciting events on […]

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Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet

April 2, 2014

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Darcey Bussell at White Lodge Museum with Jay Jolley, Acting Director of The Royal Ballet School. Photo: Brian Slater

Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet A very special exhibition is being mounted this spring to mark the fifth anniversary of White Lodge Museum & Ballet Resource Centre, based at The Royal Ballet School in Richmond Park. Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet will chart Darcey Bussell’s […]

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Tony Hall announces greatest commitment to arts for a generation

March 25, 2014

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Picture Shows: Director General, Tony Hall - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Tony Hall announces greatest commitment to arts for a generation Introduction Arts will take centre-stage across the BBC with a new topical strand taking audiences to music and arts events across the UK; a new digital offering; closer engagement with artists and institutions; more distinctive arts content across all the BBC’s outlets; and stronger leadership […]

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Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines

February 24, 2014

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Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines As courtesans, fashion icons, political pawns and international celebrities, the great ballerinas have played a multitude of roles both on and off the stage. They have moved from the courts of kings to stages around the globe, from the highs of public adoration to the lows of injury and scandal. But few […]

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Revel in the magic of ballet

February 20, 2014

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Ballet Season on BBC Two & BBC Four Revel in the magic of ballet, with this season of documentaries that includes footage never publicly seen before. Subscribe to Ballet News for the latest previews of each programme.

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‘Lost’ Kiss footage and ballet dancers in BBC Two and BBC Four Ballet Season

February 14, 2014

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‘Lost’ Kiss footage and ballet dancers in BBC Two and BBC Four Ballet Season   ‘Lost’ Footage of Sleeping Beauty’s Kiss rediscovered for BBC Ballet Season starring Margot Fonteyn Iconic dancer, Darcey Bussell, to talk about her ballet inspirations Never before seen footage of Symphonic Variations in association with the BFI for documentary Dancing in […]

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En Avant Foundation

January 31, 2014

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En Avant Foundation A New Non-Profit Foundation for Specialised Ballet Coaching, Mentoring and the Awarding of Scholarships En Avant Foundation is a new initiative formed with a specific purpose to promote classical ballet by offering specialised ballet coaching via Master Classes and Workshops, utilising eminent artists from the ballet world who by virtue of their […]

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The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2013

December 25, 2013

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Pasha Kovalev, Flavia Cacace, Janette Manrara, Robin Windsor, Ian Waite, Karen Hauer - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2013 2 huskies one snowboard one swing one igloo Kicking off the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, Ricky & Janette’s Quickstep “was like a glass of champagne” according to Len, and “full of treats and on trend” according to Bruno. Darcey found their routine “sugary & crisp” and they […]

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Abbey Clancy is crowned Queen of the 2013 Strictly Come Dancing

December 22, 2013

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Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Abbey Clancy is crowned Queen of the 2013 Strictly Come Dancing ballroom in first ever all female final  After an electrifying night in the ballroom, Abbey Clancy  and partner Aljaz Skorjanec lifted the coveted glitter ball trophy in the Strictly Come Dancing 2013 live grand final – the show’s first ever all female final.   […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | The Final 2013

December 21, 2013

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Natalie Gumede, Artem Chigvinstev - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing | The Final 2013 2 live shows 4 finalists 1 historic all-girl final 1 glitterball First up, the finalists must dance the judges choice, which for Suzanna & Kevin was their Quickstep. Len said “what a wonderful start” and Bruno said “high spirit, high energy.” They scored 37 Abbey & Aljaz danced […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Semi Final Results

December 15, 2013

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Micheline Marmol, Craig Smith - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing Semi Final Results Patrick Robinson is the latest casualty of the ballroom as he fails to make the Strictly Final Sophie Ellis Bextor, Abbey Clancy, Susanna Reid and Natalie Gumede are through to the first ever all female Strictly Final With the grand final and the Strictly trophy in sight, hosts Sir […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Semi Finals

December 14, 2013

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Brendan Cole, Sophie Ellis-Bextor - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing | Semi Finals 11 weeks 5 couples 2 dances each Bruno commented on Natalie & Artem’s Salsa “you put just the right amount of fluidity and all the ingredients for a fantastic salsa.” Craig said “I couldn’t find much wrong with it. Just wonderful to watch. Brilliant.” They scored a perfect 40. Patrick […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2013

December 14, 2013

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Pasha Kovalev, Flavia Cacace, Janette Manrara, Robin Windsor, Ian Waite, Karen Hauer - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2013   The celebrities taking part in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special for 2013 were announced recently. The full line-up is : Anton Du Beke, Rufus Hound, Flavia Cacace, Elaine Paige, Pasha Kovalev, Janette Manrara, Ricky Norwood, Rochelle Humes, Ian Waite, Aliona Vilani, Matt Goss, Sara cox, Robin Windsor, […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Quarter Finals Results

December 8, 2013

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Ashley and Ola take their final dance Ola Jordan, Ashley Taylor Dawson - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing | Quarter Finals Results Ashley Taylor Dawson becomes the tenth celebrity to leave the Strictly dance floor  With only two weeks until the grand final and the Strictly trophy in sight, hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman welcomed the remaining six couples onto the Strictly dance floor for another chance to impress judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig […]

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