Tag Archives: Derek Deane

Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2015

July 13, 2015

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The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2015 The Royal Ballet School Royal Opera House Sunday, 12th July 2015 It’s easy to spot the dancers with the technical ability that allows them a certain freedom on stage. Their pointe shoes are silent. When dancers are nervous or uncertain, chances are they’ll keep their pointe shoes a little harder, and with that […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Good Swan, Bad Swan : Dancing Swan Lake

February 25, 2014

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Artistic Director and Lead Principal dancer of English National Ballet, in her dressing room preparing to dance the dual role of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake. Tamara Rojo - (C) BBC - Photographer: Arnaud Stephenson

Good Swan, Bad Swan : Dancing Swan Lake Why is Swan Lake still being danced more than 100 years after it was created ? What is its appeal for audiences and for dancers of today ? These are some of the questions that Tamara Rojo, Principal dancer and Artisitc Director of English National Ballet, attempts to […]

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Big Ballet

February 1, 2014

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Big Ballet | New Channel 4 Documentary begins this week Big Ballet follows a troupe of plus size amateurs as they attempt to realise their dream of dancing Swan Lake. Rebellious ballet legend Wayne Sleep was the shortest dancer ever to make his debut on the Royal Ballet stage and now he wants to unlock […]

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English National Ballet return to the Lake | full casting announced

July 10, 2012

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English National Ballet return to the Lake Derek Deane’s Swan Lake makes a welcome return to the Coliseum for ten performances only during Summer 2012, offering visitors to London the chance to see this five star reviewed production. Dancing the lead role of Odette/Odile on opening night will be Daria Klimentová alongside Russian star Vadim […]

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Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet – Swan Lake

February 27, 2011

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Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet  is a three part documentary series following the dancers and staff of the company through rehearsal and performance of three very different productions – Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet and The Nutcracker. I’ve also written an overview of the whole series. This first episode features Senior Principal Daria […]

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English National Ballet Spring Season with Swan Lake & free ballet events/classes

January 19, 2011

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ballet dancers in a row wearing blue tutus

EMERGING DANCER 2011 Aspire, discover, emerge… 28 February 10.30am – 5.30pm Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre ADMISSION FREE – Drop-in event (no advance booking required). Join English National Ballet and engage in a programme of FREE activities inspired by the Emerging Dancer Award. 10.30am – 11.45am: English National Ballet class Follow the six Emerging Dancer nominees for […]

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Backstage Pass

August 22, 2010

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If this is your first visit to Ballet News, I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to you – it’s lovely to see you here and I hope you will find plenty of captivating reading ! THIS IS YOUR BACKSTAGE PASS For more than half of this year I have followed every feathered footstep of the dancers of […]

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Ballet NEWS | English National Ballet Swan Lake in-the-round

January 21, 2010

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Zvetlana Zakharova Photograph: Daria Klimentová  © English National Ballet Press Release Derek Deane’s breathtaking Swan Lake in-the-round returns to the Royal Albert Hall in June 2010 starring Polina Semionova and Vadim Muntagirov 9 – 18 June 7.30pm 12, 13, 19 June 2.30pm Raymond Gubbay and the Royal Albert Hall present English National Ballet at the […]

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