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Strictly Come Dancing on Swan Lake

November 3, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing on Swan Lake Last saturday night on Strictly Come Dancing, professional dancer and current Strictly champion Artem Chigvintsev pushed the boundaries of the show further than ever with his celebrity dance partner Holly Valance. Artem made a unique choice with Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake music and as this was Halloween week, took inspiration for […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Mara Galeazzi & her GALA 2011

April 8, 2011

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GALA 2011 Sadlers Wells, London Sunday 3rd April 2011  From the age of 8, Royal Ballet Principal Mara Galeazzi wanted to help children in Africa to develop their souls.  With the universal language of dance now at her disposal and a huge dose of goodwill from her friends, Galeazzi has imaginatively produced two charity galas in consecutive years […]

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Swan Lake : English National Ballet

March 24, 2011

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Laurretta Summerscales Swan Lake English National Ballet London Coliseum Wednesday, 23rd March 2011 Photography throughout : Helen Maybanks English National Ballet’s Swan Lake choreographed by Derek Deane (the ninth Swan Lake mounted by the company) begins with a Prologue telling the story of Princess Odette, who is kidnapped by Rothbart (half-man, half-bird) who turns her […]

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English National Ballet : Black & White

March 17, 2011

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Resolution Photography throughout : Helen Maybanks Black & White English National Ballet London Coliseum 16th March 2011 Five ballets in one hit make quite an impact – first-timers to the ballet will find something to love in this programme. Wayne Eagling’s Resolution, based on Mahler’s Rückert Lieder is a collection of five songs, beautifully and clearly […]

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Ballet NEWS | Pas de deux secrets unveiled by the professionals

February 22, 2011

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It’s very easy to write about ballet using the terminology, French as it is, talking in a very codified way that mostly exists within the rehearsal studio, which can be hard for newcomers to penetrate.  It’s much harder to knuckle down and focus on the nuts and bolts that you take for granted that everyone will understand […]

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Ballet Business | Ballet Class

February 5, 2011

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Ballet Business | Ballet Class

Ballet Class “It’s just part of the routine of being a professional dancer; at Northern Ballet it’s treated as training, a time to constantly hone our technique and improve. Sometimes it seems a chore but without it you feel disconnected for the rest of the dancing day.” Hannah Bateman, First Soloist, Northern Ballet. The daily […]

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