Tag Archives: Don Quixote

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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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Soloist, South African Mzansi Ballet

February 15, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Soloist, South African Mzansi Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? It’s always a little hard to get going at the start of the working week! At South African Mzansi Ballet, we generally work a six day week and my day off is usually spent doing […]

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Famed International Dance Star José Manuel Carreño to Perform in Ballet San Jose’s DON QUIXOTE, Feb 15 and 17

February 5, 2013

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Famed International Dance Star José Manuel Carreño to Perform in Ballet San Jose’s DON QUIXOTE, Feb 15 and 17   Ballet San Jose has announced  the signing of famed international dance star José Manuel Carreño to perform the lead role of Basilio for BSJ’s company premiere of Don Quixote, staged by Wes Chapman after Marius […]

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Ballet Idaho | Don Quixote & Carmen

January 31, 2013

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ballet dancer in jete

Ballet Idaho presents Don Quixote & Carmen Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 8 p.m. Morrison Center   Don Quixote  “Will greed or love win in the end?” Music by Ludwig Minkus Choreography by Peter Anastos, after Petipa, Gorsky and Baryshnikov Costumes by David Heuvel (Costumes co-owned by Ballet […]

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Ballet san Jose presents Don Quixote

January 26, 2013

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Ballet San Jose Don Quixote. Alexsandra Meijer as Kitri. Photograph Chris Hardy

Ballet san Jose presents Don Quixote AT A GLANCE WHO: Ballet San Jose presents WHAT: Don Quixote WHEN: February 15-17, 2013 WHERE: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Boulevard (corner of Park Avenue) in downtown San Jose. WHY: This is a Ballet San Jose company premiere. Comedy, adventure and romance. A wonderful […]

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Ballet San Jose presents DON QUIXOTE, February 15-17, 2013

January 17, 2013

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Maykel Solas and Junna Ige rehearse in Ballet San Jose studios. Photo by Quinn Wharton

Ballet San Jose presents DON QUIXOTE, February 15-17, 2013     WHO: Ballet San Jose presents WHAT: Don Quixote WHEN: February 15-17, 2013 WHERE: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Boulevard (corner of Park Avenue) in downtown San Jose. WHY: This is a Ballet San Jose company premiere. Comedy, adventure and romance. […]

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Mikhailovsky Ballet’s London Tour | Casting

January 13, 2013

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Mikhailovsky Ballet’s London Tour | Casting

Mikhailovsky Ballet’s London Tour | Casting The Mikhailovsky Ballet begin an international tour to London on 26th March, at the London Coliseum. Casting is always subject to change but has been announced as follows : Giselle 26, 27, 28, 29 March 7.30pm Tue 26 Mar Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev Wed 27 Mar Polina Semionova, Marcelo Gomes Thu […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Calvin Royal III, Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre

January 1, 2013

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ballet dancer in white

Cupcakes & Conversation with Calvin Royal III, Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Monday is my day off. So it’s usually little motivation and more sleeping in! It’s my day to get the ‘chores’ done (laundry, groceries for the week, clean the house). If we’re […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Lockett, Coryphée, The Australian Ballet

December 23, 2012

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The Narrative of Nothing (Infinity triple bill): photographer Jeff Busby, dancers Charles Thompson and Brooke Lockett

Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Lockett, Coryphée, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? (or Tuesday if that is the first day of your working week) Coffee! No it’s the excitement of beginning a new week fresh and the prospect of new challenges, new opportunities and potentially wonderful moments […]

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The Australian Ballet | Osipova & Vasiliev to dance Don Quixote

December 18, 2012

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Lana Jones and Daniel Gaudiello. Photo by Georges Antoni.

Don Quixote: A bravura classic with Spanish va-voom An aging knight, two fiery lovers, some gypsies and a whole lot of fun The Australian Ballet begins a year of masterpieces with a joyous, Spanish-flavoured ballet packed with tutus and lively dancing. Full of infectious charm and dynamic performances, Don Quixote is both a favourite of the dancers […]

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Telstra Ballet in the Bowl returns to Melbourne in 2013

December 13, 2012

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Photo by William Hall

Telstra Ballet in the Bowl returns to Melbourne in 2013 The Australian Ballet presents a FREE performance under a canopy of stars Photo by William Hall The Australian Ballet kicks off its 2013 Melbourne season with  the return of Telstra Ballet in the Bowl. It’s the first time in five years the event has been staged in […]

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South African Mzansi Ballet announces plans for 2013

December 5, 2012

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Angela Malan as Kitri in Don Quixote. Photographer: Susanne Holbaek

South African Mzansi Ballet announces plans for 2013 The founding of a new ballet company is a historic event and with the establishment in 2012 of the South African Mzansi Ballet (SAMB) this has been a landmark year for the entire SA ballet community. Highlight of 2012 was the first SA production of the classic, […]

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Cupcakes and Conversation with Yosvani Ramos, Principal, The Australian Ballet

November 21, 2012

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Rachel Rawlins and Yosvani Ramos Les Sylphides Photo Alex Makeyev

Cupcakes and Conversation with Yosvani Ramos, Principal, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I make myself a double espresso coffee every morning as soon as I wake up. Couldn’t function without it! Why ballet ? There’s nothing else I’d rather do. Who would you most like to dance […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sarah Kora Dayanova, Sujet, Paris Opera Ballet

October 31, 2012

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Grand Pas Classique Sarah Kora Dayanova et Cyril Chokroun

Cupcakes & Conversation with Sarah Kora Dayanova, Sujet, Paris Opera Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Everything seems possible within a very few minutes when I am going to the Opera, the class will begin : I do like to go to the barre to prepare my body to work […]

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Candice Adea, winner of the Helsinki International Ballet Competition joins The Hong Kong Ballet

October 29, 2012

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Candice Adea Photo Courtesy by USA International Ballet Competition

Candice Adea, winner of the Helsinki International Ballet Competition joins The Hong Kong Ballet <Hong Kong – 26 October 2012> Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of The Hong Kong Ballet, announces that Candice Adea, winner of the Helsinki International Ballet Competition 2012, joins the Company as a Soloist. Candice joins The Hong Kong Ballet from BalletPhilippines […]

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