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Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano Staging Special Show

August 8, 2016

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Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano Staging Special Show Royal Ballet soloist Fernando Montaño is delighted to announce that he will be staging a special show at the world’s oldest indoor theatre, the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, on Sunday August 28th. Fernando will be onstage throughout the evening and will produce, choreograph and star in a special celebration […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano to Judge Dancing with the Stars in Columbia

January 9, 2016

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The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano to Judge Dancing with the Stars in Columbia The Royal Ballet’s Colombian Soloist Fernando Montano has taken a short unpaid sabbatical from Covent Garden and returned to Colombia to spend time with his relatives and especially his Father, who is unwell. Since he left his home in Colombia at the […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montaño makes his debut in a Principal role

December 2, 2015

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The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montaño makes his debut in a Principal role The Royal Ballet’s Colombian soloist Fernando Montaño was supported by the First Lady of Colombia, María Clemencia Rodríguez de Santos on Friday, when he performed in his first principal role at Covent Garden in the Royal Ballet’s presentation of Frederick Ashton’s The Two […]

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The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker Live Cinema Screening this week

December 9, 2012

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Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet, Photo : Johan Persson

The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker Live Cinema Screening At the time of writing this, every performance of The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker is sold out. BUT. This Thursday, December 13th, The Royal Ballet will be screening The Nutcracker ballet LIVE into cinemas worldwide. You can find your nearest participating cinema by using the search […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano nominated for Personality of the Year

November 26, 2012

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The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano nominated for Personality of the Year The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano has been nominated for a prestigious Latin-UK  (LUKAS) award – Personality of the Year. LUKAS is the world´s first ever awards ceremony to recognise the contribution of Britain´s one million Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese residents. It is a […]

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Ashanti Ballet Gala

September 16, 2011

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 Ballet Gala in aid of Ashanti Development – A Dream of Africa A Dream of Africa is an annual charity gala in aid of Ashanti Development.  Please find below a gallery of images from the gala, held on Sunday evening in London. Photography throughout © Fotini Christofilopoulou. All Rights Reserved. No unauthorized reproduction. [nggallery id=17]

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Ballet Gala – Ashanti Development

September 8, 2011

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Ballet Gala – Ashanti Development The programme for Sunday’s Ballet Gala in aid of Ashanti Developoment is : Welcome by William Carslake Carnaval de Venise Pas de deux – Venus Villa & Fernando Montano                                 Still Moving Pas de Deux by Simon Rice – Hubert Essakow & Paul Liburd             Violin & Piano – Saint-Saens Havanaise                                                                      Frozen  Vanessa […]

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The Royal Ballet : Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

April 22, 2011

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The Royal Ballet : Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Just a little reminder, should you need it – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will be broadcast on BBC Two this Easter Saturday at 2.30pm.  The ballet is preceeded by Being Alice – Adventures in Wonderland, which covers the making of the production by The Royal Ballet. Being Alice – Adventures in Wonderland begins at 2pm […]

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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 Gala in aid of The Honeypot Charity reviewed

November 8, 2010

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Ballet Gala in aid of Honeypot Charity Britten Theatre November 7th 2010 Galas can be tricky.  You could have presenters to introduce each piece, which the audience can tire of; you can choose standard gala fare which again, can put people off, or you can be bold and brave.  Mara Galeazzi did just that when […]

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Behind the scenes with Royal Ballet dancer Celisa Diuana as she rehearses for Ballet Gala

November 1, 2010

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Last weekend, Celisa Diuana found time during her incredibly busy schedule to arrange her third rehearsal for one of three ballet’s she will dance for the Ballet Gala in aid of the Honeypot Charity on November 7th.  I recently interviewed Diuana and published a behind-the-scenes snapshot of the photo shoot which accompanied the piece.  The […]

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Latest casting for charity Ballet Gala on November 7th

October 28, 2010

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This wonderful ballet Gala night has been arranged to support the Honeypot charity, which is a great cause.  Honeypot provides respite holidays and on-going outreach support to young carers and children at risk.  All of the dancers have been rehearsing on their day off – usually only a Sunday – to bring this fabulous collection of […]

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BREAKING BALLET NEWS – unmissable Ballet Gala next month

October 13, 2010

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On Sunday November 7th, a collection of your favourite ballet dancers are getting together in London to dance in aid of charity. You may remember Celisa Diuana from my recent interview and photoshoot, with this video from behind the scenes : I’m pleased to be able to announce that Celisa will be dancing several pieces […]

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LATEST Ballet NEWS – Royal Ballet La Bayadere new release & more

September 26, 2010

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Early next year see’s the much anticipated release of The Royal Ballet’s La Bayadere, starring Carlos Acosta and Tamara Rojo.  It’s available for pre-order via Opus Arte, or you can wait until it becomes available via other retailers such as Amazon.  Worth the purchase price just for those two, there is also the utterly sublime […]

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The secret of Celisa’s success

September 15, 2010

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The secret of Celisa’s success

Even the clothes are wilting.  The air in the studio is languid and thick with endeavour.  Discarded tutus and dresses longer and thinner than pencils scatter the floor and droop earthwards. But not our star dancer.  Celisa Diuana, a corps de ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet, is trying to hit the photographer’s mark with a […]

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Royal Ballet Promotions, leavers, joiners

June 10, 2010

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BREAKING BALLET NEWS Sergei Polunin in The Sleeping Beauty Photograph :  Johan Persson Sergei Polunin is promoted to Principal Sergei Polunin and Yuhui Choe in La Bayadere Photograph :  Bill Cooper Johannes Stepanek to First SoloistMelissa Hamilton to SoloistClaire Calvert, Akane Takada, Fernando Montano and Erico Montes to First Artists Nehemiah Kish joins as Principal […]

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Ballet NEWS | New Work in the Linbury – updated details

May 8, 2009

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Hi everyone, Just a couple of updates to the information in my earlier post, notably who is choreographing each piece, and the details of Kristen McNally’s piece. Yes we did… Choreography : Kristen McNally Sian Murphy Romany Pajdak Pietra Mello Pittman Akane Takada Tom Whitehead Ryiochi Hirano Ernst Meisner Richard Ramsey Liam Scarlett Andrej Uspenski […]

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