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Ballet News Reviews | What Lies Beneath by Rick Guest

January 10, 2016

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What Lies Beneath

Ballet News Reviews | What Lies Beneath by Rick Guest With a foreword by Tamara Rojo, What Lies Beneath is a large photography book with dancers as its subject, by international photographer Rick Guest that aims to go beyond the immediately obvious. Guest explains, “I became obsessed with the grace and poise of these creatures […]

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The Royal Ballet | The Winter’s Tale | In Pictures

April 10, 2014

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Sarah Lamb as Perdita and Steven McRae as Florizel in Act II of The Winter’s Tale

The Royal Ballet | The Winter’s Tale   The Royal Ballet’s new full length narrative ballet, Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, by Christopher Wheeldon opened tonight at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. The production runs until Thursday 8th May 2014.

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The Royal Ballet | Raven Girl in pictures

May 25, 2013

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The Royal Ballet | Raven Girl in pictures If you want to know more about the book, here’s my review

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THE ROYAL BALLET SUMMER SEASON MAY – JUNE 2013 includes casting

March 15, 2013

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THE ROYAL BALLET SUMMER SEASON MAY – JUNE 2013 includes casting

THE ROYAL BALLET SUMMER SEASON MAY – JUNE 2013 RAVEN GIRL / SYMPHONY IN C Wayne McGregor / George Balanchine Conductor: Koen Kessels / Georges Bizet   Evening Performances at 7.30pm: Friday 24, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 May, Monday 3 June, Saturday 8 June Matinee performances: Wednesday 29 May 2pm, Saturday 8 June 1.30pm Raven […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Titian | Metamorphosis

January 24, 2013

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Federico Bonelli as Actaeon and Marianela Nunez as Diana with her Nymphs in Diana and Actaeon. Photographer : Andrej Uspenski/Royal Opera House

Ballet News Reviews | Titian | Metamorphosis: A collaboration between The Royal Ballet and The National Gallery It’s not often that a book comes along that is so compelling that you find yourself totally absorbed within its pages for hours at a time. Titian | Metamorphosis is one such rarity. If you missed the Imagine : Dancing with Titian programme, […]

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Ballet News Previews : Imagine Dancing with Tititan

July 23, 2012

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Ballet News Previews : Imagine, Dancing with Tititan The Royal Ballet’s recent run of Metamorphosis : Titian 2012 is the subject of a documentary screened tomorrow evening as part of Imagine on BBC One. Going backstage to the start of the collaborative process instigated by out-going Artistic Director Monica Mason, the programme looks at each […]

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Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer

June 15, 2012

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Carlos Acosta: Premieres - Photocall

Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer Billed as “an exploration of the role of the male dancer, developed within classical ballet over the last century,” the welcome return of The South Bank Show puts the spotlight on three of the best male dancers who have made the biggest impact on ballet – Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov and […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Ed Watson & Monica Mason | Awards at the Oliviers 2012

April 15, 2012

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Press Release: London, Sunday 15 April  2012 OLIVIER AWARDS WITH MASTERCARD AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LONDON ·      SENSATIONAL NEW RECORD OF SEVEN OLIVIER AWARDS WINS FOR MATILDA THE MUSICAL, WITH LIVE LINK TO BEST DIRECTOR MATTHEW WARCHUS RECEIVING HIS AWARD FROM JAMES EARL JONES IN NEW YORK  ·      BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH […]

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Royal Ballet Live

March 28, 2012

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Royal Ballet Live | Highlights Last Friday, March 23rd, The Royal Ballet launched a first for them – Royal Ballet Live; a live streaming day showing daily class, rehearsals, interviews and an Insight Evening, with their media partner The Guardian. The trailer for Royal Ballet Live asked the question, “have you ever wondered what it takes […]

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The Royal Ballet blazed a trail…. or did they ? You have your say

June 22, 2011

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The Royal Ballet at the O2 On 17th June 2011, The Royal Ballet pushed the boat out from their usual home in Covent Garden to the O2 in Greenwich for four performances of Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet. They took with them their star names – Carlos Acosta, Tamara Rojo, Alina Cojocaru, Johan Kobborg, Lauren […]

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The Royal Ballet : Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland World Premiere

March 1, 2011

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland The Royal Ballet Covent Garden, London Monday, February 28th 2011 How hard is it really, to put together a brand new full evening story ballet ?  Not hard at all, if you have the right team. The Royal Ballet has been missing pieces of the puzzle for twenty years,  but it stops […]

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BALLET NEWS | Darcey Bussell, The Royal Ballet, Tamara Rojo & Birmingham Royal Ballet

April 16, 2010

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Tamara Rojo head shot in black and white

Hi everyone, I’m going to start off with news about Darcey Bussell, who became Godmother to a ship last week – and launched it in some style, with four outfits. Next I wanted to stare with you a new video from The Royal Opera House, on the upcoming triple bill – Electric Counterpoint/New Scarlett/Carmen. Now for […]

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Ballet NEWS | Mara Galeazzi, ‘Dancing for the Children’

March 1, 2010

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Dancing For The Children Sadlers Wells, London February 28th 2010 Marianela Nunez and Thiago Soares rehearsing Act 111 Swan Lake Photography throughout :  GILLESPIE Royal Ballet Principal Mara Galeazzi is a determined lady. Actually, it should be Dame Mara, as she was awarded the Cavaliere Del Lavoro medal (a Knighthood) in her native Italy last […]

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Ballet NEWS | Royal Ballet Triple Bill reviewed – As One|Rushes – Fragments of a lost story|Infra

February 21, 2010

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As One|Rushes – Fragments of a lost story|Infra The Royal Ballet February 19th 2010 As a First Artist with the Royal Ballet company, Jonathan Watkins choreographed his first ballet for the main Covent Garden stage boldly using his colleagues from all ranks – including Principals. They in turn relished the chance to have a new work […]

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Ballet NEWS | Royal Ballet cast changes

February 17, 2010

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17 FEBRUARY 2009 THE ROYAL BALLET PRINCIPAL CAST CHANGES BOOKING PERIOD 2/3 ROMEO AND JULIET Saturday 6 March (evening) Edward Watson will be replacing Federico Bonelli in the role of Romeo to partner Mara Galeazzi in the role of Juliet. Friday 12 March & Tuesday 16 March Tamara Rojo will be replacing Lauren Cuthbertson in […]

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Ballet NEWS | Ballet Gala @ The London Coliseum, in homage to Rudolph Nureyev

February 15, 2010

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Ballet NEWS | Ballet Gala @ The London Coliseum, in homage to Rudolph Nureyev

A gala night is planned as a tribute to Nureyev in March.  As you can see, there are a great many dance stars who will be dancing on the night.  Don’t miss the chance to see Igor Zelensky in London, and Polina Semionova will be back later in the summer to guest for English National Ballet […]

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Ballet NEWS | Morphoses – Commedia, Leaving Songs, Softly As I Leave You, Bolero

October 24, 2009

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Ballet NEWS | Morphoses – Commedia, Leaving Songs, Softly As I Leave You, Bolero

Commedia |  Leaving Songs  |  Softly As I Leave You  |  Boléro Morphoses – The Wheeldon Company Sadlers Wells, London October 21st 2009 Photo :  Erin Baiano An evening of ballet at Sadlers Wells is always a promising treat, especially when it’s presented by Christopher Wheeldon & his own Company, Morphoses. In this first programme, […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet in Jewels

June 10, 2009

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Yohei Sasaki, Johannes Stepanek, Bennet Gartside in Rubies as part of Jewels – photo Johan Persson Three different stones – Three different phases of life – Three different composers Put them together and what have you got ? An abstract ballet choreographed by George Balanchine in 1967, themed with Emeralds, Rubies & Diamonds, and called, […]

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