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The Royal Ballet promotions 2012

July 11, 2012

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Promotions, joiners and leavers for The Royal Ballet’s 2011/12 season   The Royal Ballet’s Ryoichi Hirano and Alexander Campbell have been promoted to First Soloists in the recent Company promotions. Ryoichi, 28 from Japan, joined The Royal Ballet in 2002 and was promoted to Soloist in 2008.  Sydney-born Alexander, 25, joined the Company as a […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Russian Ballet Icons Gala

March 9, 2012

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Aline Cojocaru

Russian Ballet Icons Gala London Coliseum Sunday 4th March 2012 What a night. The thing about this Gala series is that you don’t get standard gala fare – Don Quixote, Swan Lake etc,. Galas can present the kind of difficulties that you don’t find in the standard repertory and arise out of a lack of rehearsal […]

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Russian Ballet Icons Gala and Dinner 2012 | Tribute to Anna Pavlova

January 4, 2012

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Russian Ballet Icons Gala and Dinner 2012 | Tribute to Anna Pavlova Celebrating a centenary of Anna Pavlova making her home in London, at Ivy House Sunday 4 March 2012, 7.00pm, The London Coliseum Box Office: 0871 911 0200 I can’t recommend this ballet Gala to you highly enough.  No matter how expensive you feel […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Maia Makhateli, Principal, Dutch National Ballet

June 17, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Maia Makhateli, Principal, Dutch National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? I’m not really fond of Monday mornings. I find it quite hard to get out of my bed in the morning and I guess it’s just the routine that makes me wake up and go to […]

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Russian Ballet Icons Gala – A tribute to Galina Ulanova

May 27, 2011

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Rehearsal of Sinatra Variations Tatyana Gorokhova, Igor Zelensky Photograph © 2011 Daniel Paul Jones Russian Ballet Icons Gala Tribute to Galina Ulanova London Coliseum 15th May 2011 Most of the audience (and the performers who are mostly students of students) hadn’t see Galina Sergeevna Ulanova dance live as this is just over the 100th anniversary […]

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Russian Ballet Icons Gala at the London Coliseum – full casting

May 12, 2011

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The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2011 will bring together a dazzling cast of dancers and leading figures from the world of ballet. Arts promoters Ensemble Productions are proud to present this unique evening – believed to be the only centenary celebration of Galina’s life and the work taking place outside Russia of this scale – […]

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London Coliseum to host tribute to Galina Ulanova

May 6, 2011

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London Coliseum to host tribute to Galina Ulanova Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2011 – Galina Ulanova 100 anniversary A gala performance marking the centenary of the birth of legendary Russian ballerina Galina Ulanova will be held on 15th May at the London Coliseum, home of the English National Ballet. Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2011 will […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Natalia Kremen, Artist, English National Ballet

February 10, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Natalia Kremen, Artist, English National Ballet  You can see Natalia performing Suite en Blanc as part of Black & White with English National Ballet at the London Coliseum from 16 – 19 March.  Tickets £10 – £50. The performance dates are : Wednesday 16 March at 7.30pm, Thursday 17 March at […]

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Designs on Dance

October 1, 2010

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Recently I highlighted a new exhibition of designer Paul Smith’s portraits of Royal Ballet Principal dancers. Here are all of the images in the collection – enjoy ! So, do you have a favourite ? Do you like the way that the dancers are portrayed here or do you like to see dance poses ? […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with David Makhateli, Principal, The Royal Ballet

July 6, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with David Makhateli, Principal, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? At 8am I am still asleep! Who would you most like to dance with & what would you dance? I have to say that I’ve been fortunate enough to dance with most incredible dancers such as Nina […]

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Ballet NEWS | Homage to Nureyev

March 22, 2010

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Homage to Nureyev London Coliseum March 21st 2010 Erina Takahashi and Dmitri Gruzdyev in the Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake Photography throughout :  Tim Cross I’ve never seen Rudolph Hametovich Nureyev dance live. But I felt his compelling presence in every corner of the stage this evening, which is surely the aim […]

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