Tag Archives: Darcey Bussell

Celebrating a decade of Big Dance, the biggest and most ambitious celebration of dance in the UK

June 30, 2016

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Celebrating a decade of Big Dance, the biggest and most ambitious celebration of dance in the UK   Hundreds take part in Big Dance Trafalgar Square to launch Big Dance Week 2016 Get our nation fit with dance in schools Darcey Bussell announced today Keep ‘dance big’ – the call for a National Dance Masterplan Big […]

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Her Majesty The Queen presents Sir Matthew Bourne with Royal Academy of Dance Award

June 24, 2016

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Dawn French and Darcey Bussell. Photo by Elliott Franks

Her Majesty The Queen presents Sir Matthew Bourne with Royal Academy of Dance Award On Friday 24 June, Darcey Bussell CBE, in her capacity as President of the Royal Academy of Dance, escorted Sir Matthew Bourne to Buckingham Palace for an Audience with Her Majesty The Queen. As Patron of the Royal Academy of Dance, […]

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The Royal Ballet 2016/17 Season Announced

April 6, 2016

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The Royal Ballet 2016/17 Season Announced Today The Royal Ballet announced their plans for the 2016/17 season (marking 70 years since the Company reopened the Royal Opera House), which will include four world premieres and the return of Leanne Benjamin and Viviana Durante to coach Mayerling and Anastasia respectively. Darcey Bussell will return to coach […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2016 SPRING SEASON

February 6, 2016

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2016 SPRING SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   Two of Sir Frederick Ashton’s classic ballets pair up for a double bill; The Dream, and for the first time ever performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet, A Month in the Country A revival of Kenneth Macmillan’s Romeo and Juliet   Venue and booking information: Birmingham […]

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BIG DANCE 2016: CELEBRATING THE DANCE DECADE

January 29, 2016

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BIG DANCE 2016:  CELEBRATING THE DANCE DECADE Big Dance celebrates a decade of expansion and development in dance across the country in 2016, in this, the final Big Dance year, with events and performances all over the country between 2 and 10 July 2016. Big Dance, founded by the Mayor of London in 2006 and now […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano to Judge Dancing with the Stars in Columbia

January 9, 2016

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The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano to Judge Dancing with the Stars in Columbia The Royal Ballet’s Colombian Soloist Fernando Montano has taken a short unpaid sabbatical from Covent Garden and returned to Colombia to spend time with his relatives and especially his Father, who is unwell. Since he left his home in Colombia at the […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | The Champion is Crowned

December 20, 2015

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Strictly Come Dancing | The Champion is Crowned It’s perverse. For thirteen weeks the voting public has consistently voted off the worst dancer each week, and when the Final swings around, and you’re voting for the person you want to win the show, guess what ? The worst dancer is voted to win! Jay McGuiness […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | The Final Part One

December 19, 2015

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Kellie Bright,

Strictly Come Dancing | The Final Part One Georgia + Giovanni Kellie + Kevin Katie + Anton Jay+ Aliona   Who will make it to the final three ?   Live show photographs. © BBC Pictures. Strictly, no unauthorised reproduction.   Strictly Come Dancing 2015 | The Finalists Anita Rani departs the dance floor in […]

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Strictly Come Dancing 2015 | The Finalists

December 19, 2015

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The final four couples with the Strictly trophy Kevin Clifton, Kellie Bright, Anton Du Beke, Katie Derham, Jay McGuiness, Aliona Vilani, Georgia May Foote, Giovanni Pernice

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Anita Rani departs the dance floor in the semi-final and becomes the eleventh celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing 2015

December 13, 2015

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Kylie Minogue dances on Strictly Come Dancing

Anita Rani departs the dance floor in the semi-final and becomes the eleventh celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing 2015      This weekend Anita Rani became the eleventh celebrity contestant to exit the competition and missed out on reaching the Strictly Come Dancing Grand Final next week. She faced Katie Derham in the dreaded […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Semi Finals

December 13, 2015

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Semi finalist Katie Derham

Strictly Come Dancing Semi Finals 2015 Semi finals night on Strictly saw some interesting dances, brave choreography and dazzling costumes. Live show photographs © BBC Pictures. Strictly, no unauthorised reproduction.     STRICTLY COME DANCING THE LIVE TOUR Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2015 | New Photographs Strictly Come Dancing 2015 | Musicals Week Results […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2015 | New Photographs

December 9, 2015

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The cast of Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2015

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2015 | New Photographs The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2015 will be shown on Christmas Day. The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2015 pairings are : Abbey Clancy & Brendan Cole Alison Hammond & Robin Windsor Cassidy Little & Natalie Lowe Harry Judd & Jo Clifton Lisa Snowdon & […]

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Strictly Come Dancing 2015 | Musicals Week Results

December 6, 2015

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Helen and Aljaz take their final dance

Strictly Come Dancing 2015 | Musicals Week Results Helen George is the tenth celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2015   This weekend Helen George became the tenth celebrity contestant to exit the competition as she faced Georgia May Foote in the dreaded dance off. The overall judges’ scores were combined with […]

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Strictly Come Dancing 2015 | The Quarter Finals

December 5, 2015

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Strictly Come Dancing 2015 | The Quarter Finals Here we are at the quarter finals – including Anton ! – and we have one guy and five girls waiting to dance Musicals Georgia & Giovanni opened this week with a Foxtrot to the theme from Beauty and the Beast. “It was charming” said Len, Bruno was […]

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Peter Andre is the ninth celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2015

November 29, 2015

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Kristina Rihanoff, Karen Clifton & Natalie Lowe

Peter Andre is the ninth celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2015  This weekend Peter Andre became the ninth celebrity contestant to exit the competition as he faced Kellie Bright in the dreaded dance off. On Saturday night, the couples danced twice.  As well as their routines, the couples also competed […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | The Magnificent Seven

November 28, 2015

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Georgia May Foote, Giovanni Pernice

Strictly Come Dancing | The Magnificent Seven Tonight we had cupcakes, marbles & the Quickstep-a-thon. Kellie & Kevin opened the show with a smart salsa but why does Kellie have to wear every colour under the sun ? Len said “Gr8” showing that a traditionalist he may be, but he’s still keeping up with the […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Darcey’s Ballet Heroes

November 24, 2015

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Darcey Bussell in the ballet studio

Ballet News Reviews | Darcey’s Ballet Heroes This delightful – really sparkling film will be shown on BBC Four. Darcey Bussell picks the ballet men that have shaped and transformed ballet and ends by looking to the future to see who’s next. More details to follow shortly but since this lovely image has been released […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Blackpool Week Results

November 22, 2015

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The Strictly Come Dancing contestants and professional dancers

Strictly Come Dancing | Blackpool Week Results Jamelia is the eighth celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2015  At Strictly Come Dancing’s annual spectacular live from the world famous Blackpool Tower, Jamelia became the eighth contestant to leave the competition. For one weekend only, Strictly Come Dancing packed its bags and […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Blackpool Week

November 21, 2015

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Strictly Come Dancing | Blackpool Week I think we were all expecting the 10’s to roll out for Blackpool, because it’s usually a high scoring week with big numbers and show-stopping dancing. Tonight was a night for dance, for sure, and one of the best I can recall at Blackpool. A milestone in itself, you […]

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Jeremy Vine is the seventh celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2015

November 15, 2015

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Jeremy and Karen leave the competition Tess Daly, Jeremy Vine

Jeremy Vine is the seventh celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2015   This weekend, Jeremy Vine became the seventh contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing as he faced Jamelia in the dreaded dance off. The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest […]

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