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The Royal Ballet Season 2014/15

March 31, 2014

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© ROH / Johan Persson, 2013

The Royal Ballet Season 2014/15 The Royal Ballet 2014/15 season has three world premieres (with only one likely to be classical)  including a new full length ballet by Wayne McGregor, a new one act ballet from Liam Scarlett in November alongside Kim Brandstrup’s Ceremony of Innocence, and one by Hofesh Shechter. Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote returns […]

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Ballet at Christmas

December 24, 2013

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A Ballet News World Exclusive Illustration by Noemi Manalang

 Ballet at Christmas Looking for ballet on television over the holidays ? Here’s your guide. Carlos Acosta’s new Royal Ballet production of Don Quixote is on BBC Four at 8pm on Christmas Day. On Sky Arts you can see : Les Patineurs on 15 December at 3.30pm and then at various other times during the festive period. The […]

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Youth America Grand Prix and TenduTV’s “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” now available internationally on iTunes

November 20, 2013

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Youth America Grand Prix and TenduTV’s “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” now available internationally on iTunes and other digital video stores An unprecedented documentary showing the making and performance of excerpts from some of the most beloved classical ballet variations of all time : Don Quixote,  Flames of Paris,  Giselle,  The Nutcracker  and  Swan Lake. An international cast including Ashley […]

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A Day At Elmhurst School for Dance

November 11, 2013

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Elmhurst School for Dance

A Day At Elmhurst School for Dance Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside a vocational ballet school ? Olivia Caughey recently won a prize to visit Elmhurst School For Dance at the 2013 Move It expo. Caughey is 15 years old and will be auditioning for Upper Schools, including Elmhurst, in the coming […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote

October 4, 2013

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© ROH / Johan Persson, 2013

The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote There are only two approved production photographs from Carlos Acosta’s new production of Don Quixote for The Royal Ballet, and here they are.  

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The Royal Ballet announces Guest Casting this Autumn

September 2, 2013

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The Royal Ballet announces Guest Casting this Autumn

The Royal Ballet announces Guest Casting   The Royal Ballet has announced that two guest principals have been invited to perform at Covent Garden this Autumn. Evgenia Obraztsova, Principal of The Bolshoi Ballet, and Iana Salenko, Principal of Staatsoper Berlin, will dance roles in Carlos Acosta’s new production of Don Quixote and Romeo & Juliet. Evgenia Obraztsova Evgenia Obraztsova will […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella: Alexei Ratmansky tackles romance and redemption in a lavish new production

July 1, 2013

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Leanne Stojmenov. Photography Georges Antoni

The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella This stunning production will have its world premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne from 17 September for 14 performances, before travelling to the Sydney Opera House on 29 November. This is the second time Ratmansky has worked with The Australian Ballet. In 2009, he created Scuola di ballo as part of the […]

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ROYAL BALLET LIVE CINEMA SEASON

June 25, 2013

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ROYAL BALLET LIVE CINEMA SEASON TICKETS ON SALE FOR 2013/14 SEASON Tickets for the entire ROH Live Cinema Season 2013/14 are now on sale. The 2013/14 Season sees the expansion of the ROH Live Cinema Season through a new partnership with Mr Wolf Presents which will build on the achievements of ROH Cinema to date and accelerate global […]

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Swan Lake illustrations inspired by English National Ballet’s production which opens tonight

June 12, 2013

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Swan Lake illustrations inspired by English National Ballet’s production which opens tonight Tonight English National Ballet open with Swan Lake in-the-round at the Royal Albert Hall, and to celebrate this landmark production with 60 swans on stage together, Ballet News releases the latest Limited Edition illustrations as part of my collaboration with Berenice Berelli. The Swan Lake theme […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ty King-Wall, Principal, The Australian Ballet

May 15, 2013

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Madeliene Eastoe Ty King Wall in Halcyon 2011 Photo by Jeff Busby

Cupcakes & Conversation with Ty King-Wall, Principal, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Absolutely nothing! I get up at 8.30am….Not a morning person! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it ? Insanity, and a certain level […]

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Alina’s Gala | Ballet News auctions Alina Cojocaru’s signed pointe shoes

May 13, 2013

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Alina Cojocaru's pointe shoes signed by Alina and dancers from her Gala Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Alina’s Gala | Alina Cojocaru’s signed pointe shoes auctioned for her charity, Hospices of Hope Only Alina Cojocaru could open her Gala with the Rose Adage from The Sleeping Beauty. The music alone sends shivers of fear into the most professional of professional ballet dancers : not Cojocaru. Her supreme technicality aided by wonderfully smooth partnering from […]

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Ballet News Limited Edition Collection

May 6, 2013

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Ballet News Limited Edition Collection | No.2 For my second collection of exclusive illustrations by Berenice Bercelli I have chosen drawings focusing on famous pas de deux’s that highlight some of the defining ballet moments so far during 2013. These illustrations are not prints – they are handmade and come in limited numbers, so it’s essential to […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET TAKES ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, SWAN LAKE AND A GALA PROGRAMME TO JAPAN

April 19, 2013

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THE ROYAL BALLET TAKES ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, SWAN LAKE AND A GALA PROGRAMME TO JAPAN   Friday 5 to Sunday 14 July 2013   The Royal Ballet returns to the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo with three exciting programmes including the Asian premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Anthony Dowell’s production of […]

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Nureyev : As Dancer, As Choreographer

April 15, 2013

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Nureyev : As Dancer, As Choreographer Released at the beginning of this month, a boxed set of three discs celebrating the life and career of Rudolf Nureyev. As a dancer, the set includes Don Quixote, recorded in 1972 with The Australian Ballet, which has been digitally remastered. As a choreographer there are two discs; La […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Olivia Cowley | #adayinthelifeofacorpsballerina

April 8, 2013

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Olivia Cowley as Calliope in Apollo photographed by Cheryl Angear

The Royal Ballet’s Olivia Cowley | Pointe Shoes & Plasters There is nothing remotely glamorous about being a professional ballet dancer. As Olivia Cowley, a dancer in her 10th season with The Royal Ballet tells me, “people think it’s blisters but actually it’s not. It’s the nails, the bed of the nails, no matter how […]

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Win Natalia Osipova’s Signed Pointe Shoes

April 5, 2013

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Natalia Osipova photograph : Helen Maybanks

Win Natalia Osipova’s Signed Pointe Shoes Would you like to be in with a rare chance of winning a pair of Natalia Osipova’s signed pointe shoes ? With her partner Ivan Vasiliev, Osipova has thrilled audiences on tour with The Mikhailovsky Ballet recently, dancing in Giselle, Don Quixote and Laurencia, when this photograph was taken. […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Mikhailovsky Ballet | Laurencia

April 2, 2013

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Natalia Osipova

Ballet News Reviews | The Mikhailovsky Ballet | Laurencia Laurencia The Mikhailovsky Ballet London Coliseum Tuesday, 2nd April 2013 Laurencia is Mikhail Messerer’s production based on Lope de Vega’s Fuente Ovejuna. It’s a short ballet – less than 2 hours including the interval – and it fairly zips along. It felt a little flat after […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Mikhailovsky Ballet, Don Quixote

March 31, 2013

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Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in Don Quixote © The Mikhailovsky Theatre

Ballet News Reviews | The Mikhailovsky Ballet, Don Quixote Don Quixote The Mikhailovsky Ballet Saturday 30th March 2013 London Coliseum Unadulterated happiness. That’s what you get from Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev. From the first hint of a castanet their effervescence and enthusiasm draws in the audience and it’s infectious. They are so accomplished, so suited […]

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The Royal Ballet announces 2013/14 season

March 13, 2013

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The Royal Ballet announces 2013/14 season Today saw the launch of Artistic Director Kevin O’Hare’s second season at The Royal Ballet, and he was characteristically understated but also quietly confident that as his first season is going very well - the company is selling almost all of the tickets it offers - and is excited about the new season. Has […]

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SA-CUBAN BALLET PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE

March 12, 2013

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Claudia Monja as Mercedes and Javier Monier as Criado in South African Mzansi Ballet’s DON QUIXOTE.

SA-CUBAN BALLET PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE South African Mzansi Ballet’s (SAMB) season of the sparkling classic Don Quixote at the Joburg Theatre until Sunday 24 March, has no fewer than five dancers from Cuba in the cast, in addition to distinguished Havana ballet teacher Ana Julia Bermudez de Castro working with the […]

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