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The Paris Opera’s 2015/2016 Season

February 6, 2015

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The Paris Opera’s 2015/2016 Season On Wednesday February 4th 2015, Stéphane Lissner, Director of the Paris Opera, Musical Director Philippe Jordan and Director of Dance Benjamin Millepied, presented the programme of the first season they have designed together. UNITY / AMBITION / BALANCE Three central concepts have guided the preparation of this first season: Unity: […]

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The Australian Ballet’s The Nutcracker: an enchanting festive favourite back by popular demand to delight Melbourne and Sydney audiences

August 14, 2014

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Benedicte Bemet and Andrew Killian in The Nutcracker. Photography Georges Antoni

The Nutcracker: an enchanting festive favourite back by popular demand to delight Melbourne and Sydney audiences The Australian Ballet prepares to enchant audiences with The Nutcracker, an unmissable opportunity to delve into the wintery fairytale land of Clara and her magical friends. Returning to the stage for the first time since sell-out seasons in 2010, […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Steven McRae | The Royal Ballet’s Dancer In The Fast Lane

June 30, 2014

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Steven McRae | Dancer In The Fast Lane With photographs by Andrej Uspenski Andrej Uspenski, a dancer with The Royal Ballet, fills the gaps in his schedule by using his unique position to photograph his colleagues. For most dancers, looking at one photograph of themselves, let alone of book of them, is a task to be avoided, but the dancers of […]

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The Ballet News Italian Christmas Photo shoot

November 14, 2013

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Prisca Bertoni and Ronnie. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

The Ballet News Italian Christmas Photo shoot Buon Natale e felice Anno Nuovo ! Ballet News staged an Italian Christmas ahead of the festivities, with all the trimmings – plus a few surprises! Earlier this year on the Ballet News facebook page I published an illustration by long-time collaborator Noemi Manalang, of Ronnie & Prisca, which combined ballet and dogs, […]

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Ballet News No.1 UK ballet facebook page

September 23, 2013

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Ballet News World Exclusive illustration by Noemi Manalang

Ballet News No.1 UK ballet facebook page Ballet News – the only professionally written website focusing on classical ballet – leads the UK’s ballet field on facebook. Launched on facebook on 10th January 2010, the Ballet News facebook page has surpassed 124,000 ‘likes’, making it the number one page on that social media platform relating to classical ballet in the […]

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The most popular Ballet News photograph of all time

March 1, 2013

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The most popular Ballet News photograph of all time This photograph, by Richard Calmes, is the most popular image ever to be published on the Ballet News facebook page, so today I wanted to share it with a wider audience. When I first published the image, it was ‘liked’ by 7,896 Ballet News readers and it was […]

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Ballet News | 14 Most Popular Photographs

October 17, 2012

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Ballet News | 14 Most popular photographs To celebrate the Ballet News facebook page reaching 50,000 followers this week, I wanted to share with non-facebook users some of the most popular photographs. Most of them have received over 1000 ‘likes’ on facebook , with the most popular reaching several thousand. Often, they divide opinion and ignite […]

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Ballet Knitteds

September 4, 2012

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Ballet Knitteds There’s been a huge, fun trend sweeping the Olympic Park in the last month, with the wonderful Games Makers knitting – either each other or their favourite Olympians. There’s a facebook group, posting photographs of their knitted heros, including the Superhuman Paralympians. I thought it would be a great opportunity for Ballet Newsers […]

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Ballet Backstage | First hand account of the Olympics Closing Ceremony

August 14, 2012

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Backstage at the Olympics Closing Ceremony & rehearsals with the ballet dancers So, what does it feel like to dance in front of an audience of 26 million people ? Last year one of the Olympics casting directors asked me to help them find hundreds of ballet dancers who could dance very strongly en pointe, and in October […]

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Ballet News Previews | A brand new pointe shoe

July 26, 2012

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Ballet News Previews | A brand new pointe shoe When a brand new pointe shoe arrives, it’s a rare & exciting moment. These shoes were made to a specification agreed with one of my readers who had tried just about every pointe shoe out there and wanted to see whether these new shoes could be […]

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Exposed : The ballet dancer capturing it all

July 24, 2012

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The ballet dancer’s snapshot Anecdotal evidence suggests that a higher than average proportion of professional ballet dancers use a camera (often a high-end model) as a hobby and a way of recording the backstage preparations and after-show celebrations. You often find dancers at the side of the stage capturing the action. It’s easy to see why; visual by nature, […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet star Carlos Acosta in feature film debut

June 18, 2012

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Carlos Acosta in feature film debut | The Day of the Flowers Gorgeous, gorgeous authentic Cuban music percolates through the speakers, performed by A Band Apart (El dia de las flores session). British made (and funded) The Day of the Flowers follows two Scottish sisters leading very disparate lives but with a clue to follow, as they roar off to the airport in a vintage […]

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Ballet Business | Fundraising

June 11, 2012

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Ballet Business | the business of fundraising “It’s my dream. There’s nothing else I want to do.”  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that. Dreams are vital and if you’ve got to the stage where you need to be thinking about fundraising – well done! The transition of dream to reality begins […]

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Ballet News | The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt

March 16, 2012

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Ballet News | The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt If there’s something guaranteed to be irresistable to me, it’s chocolate.  It has the ability to cheer me up, give me energy and make me smile.  I’ve written about the health benefits of eating certain kinds of chocolate, particularly Willie’s Cacao, as well as the ballet-inspired treats from Hotel […]

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Ballet Business | How to be a media-savvy ballet dancer or student

February 20, 2012

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Ballet Business | How to work with the media In an earlier feature, How to get into ballet, I outlined the early stages of a ballet career and some of the pitfalls you might want to watch out for. As part & parcel of your professional ballet career – a visual art form – photographs of you could (and hopefully, will) end up in the media – here on Ballet […]

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Ballet News | photograph goes viral

February 19, 2012

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Ballet News | photograph goes viral A couple of weeks ago I posted this photograph to the Ballet News facebook page. Now, at the time I didn’t think it was more or less of an interesting image than any of the hundreds of other photographs that I’ve published on the Ballet News facebook page.  Oh, how I was […]

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Ballet Zaida

February 3, 2012

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Ballet Zaida in San Francisco Oliver Endahl, the photographer whose work you see here, explains his motivation behind the photo shoot and what he wanted to achieve with the dancers. “When I visited San Francisco this past December, I had the opportunity to do a photoshoot with several of my friends. Jeraldine Mendoza of the […]

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Ballet News World Exclusive | English National Ballet’s Crystal Costa in all-Canadian photo shoot

February 1, 2012

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Ballet News World Exclusive | English National Ballet’s Crystal Costa in all-Canadian photo shoot Recently, fellow Canadians Crystal Costa (First Soloist with English National Ballet) and Dan Freeman (Radio DJ and photographer) teamed up for a photoshoot like no other, and Ballet News was promised some exclusives ! Freeman explains, “working with Crystal was an experience […]

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The Nutcracker ballet & Glittery Christmas Interludes

November 8, 2011

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Ballet, Ballet, Ballet. Oh, and Cupcakes. And maybe a little Christmas glitter thrown into the mix. Here’s a host of my favourite treats which I hope will inspire you if you are heading out to the ballet this Christmas season or anywhere else! First up is this beautiful gold sequin dress from new find Mint Velvet, a company […]

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Ballet News | Are you man enough for ballet ?

October 27, 2011

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Ballet News | Are you man enough for ballet ? Sefton Clarke and Maia Makhateli, both senior dancers with Dutch National Ballet, recently shot this poster, taken by fellow dancer Casey Herd. Due to a massive response from Ballet News readers on facebook, Sefton has made the poster available via eBay. Despite popular opinion, not […]

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