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Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet

May 15, 2014

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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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NATASHA KAPLINSKY TO HOST 2014 EMERGING DANCER COMPETITION ALONGSIDE NEW JUDGING PANEL

April 16, 2014

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NATASHA KAPLINSKY TO HOST 2014 EMERGING DANCER COMPETITION ALONGSIDE NEW JUDGING PANEL English National Ballet is pleased to announce the Emerging Dancer Competition 2014 will be hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky, with tickets now on sale. The Competition, generously supported in its fifth year by Talbot Hughes McKillop (THM), will be held on Monday 19 May […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND DANCE

December 18, 2012

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND DANCE AT SYMPHONY HALL, BIRMINGHAM Presented by former Royal Ballet dancer Deborah Bull Performance: Saturday 26 January at 7.30pm Town Hall & Symphony Hall Ticket Office: 0121 780 3333 or visit Symphony Hall’s website For one performance only, Birmingham Royal Ballet and its acclaimed orchestra The Royal […]

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The Royal Ballet | ROBERT BINET JOINS AS CHOREOGRAPHIC APPRENTICE

February 13, 2012

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ROBERT BINET JOINS THE ROYAL BALLET AS CHOREOGRAPHIC APPRENTICE The Royal Ballet is delighted to welcome Robert Binet as Choreographic Apprentice for the rest of the 2011/12 season.  Robert has been invited to take up his post with the Company after working with Wayne McGregor during ROH2’s choreographic lab, Dance Lines last year. Binet trained […]

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Ballet News | Your Christmas TV & Radio guide

December 22, 2011

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Ballet News | Your Christmas TV & radio guide Not only does Ballet News bring you the Christmas television – there’s even a way to recycle your New Year’s Eve corks (see the photo above) ! Unfortunately the ballet offerings on television over the holidays are a lot less innovative than the cork solution. The […]

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Ballet News | The Top 5 Ballet Books

October 13, 2011

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Ballet News | The Top 5 ballet reads There are many books, both fiction and non-fiction, where the author has taken classical ballet as their subject.  I’ve reviewed quite a few of them for Ballet News over time, and my choice here represents my absolute must-have reading. It didn’t even take any debate – they are all outstanding […]

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The Everyday Dancer by former Royal Ballet Principal Deborah Bull

September 22, 2011

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The Everyday Dancer by the Royal Ballet’s Deborah Bull with illustrations by Millicent Hodson   First things first. You absolutely need to read this book. Deborah Bull knows her subject and will take you on a journey that you may be unfamiliar with – as a dance student (male or female) or the parent/guardian of […]

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Ballet Business | How to get into ballet

September 15, 2011

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How to get into ballet I know what’s going through your mind.  There you are, centre stage.  Spotlight on you.  Only YOU. Cut … The reality is that there is NOTHING glamorous about ballet training and that your chances of ever being seen in that spotlight are tiny. The ballet world If the ballet world were […]

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The Royal Ballet Season details for 2011/12

April 13, 2011

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Today The Royal Ballet has announced it’s plans for Monica Mason’s final season as Artistic Director. Since 1987 Mason has been involved with the direction of the company to some degree, first as Anthony Dowell’s assistant, then Assistant Director, though Acting Director and finally in December 2002 as Director.  This year we have been told that there is […]

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Ballet NEWS | Late Starter – Diarmaid O’Meara

December 11, 2009

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Diarmaid O'Meara @ The Royal Opera House, Photograph : Mo Greig

Diarmaid O’Meara – behind the dancer  Most of the expert dancers you see on stage have been through rigorous, repetitive training to become an elite athlete – because that’s what professional ballet dancers are. ‘Expertise’ is defined in a study (1) in 1993 as ‘the result of intense practice for a minimum of ten years’. The study […]

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