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The Sarasota Ballet performs Jewels, Balanchine’s Full-Length Masterpiece

November 30, 2016

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The Sarasota Ballet performs Jewels, Balanchine’s Full-Length Masterpiece Balanchine’s glorious Jewels provides a unique and exquisite treat for the holiday season with its beautiful and mesmerizing choreography and costumes. George Balanchine’s Jewels opens at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on December 16, marking the first time The Sarasota Ballet will perform Emeralds, Rubies and […]

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The Royal Ballet 2015/16 Season

April 16, 2015

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The Royal Ballet 2015/16 Season Four World Premieres headline The Royal Ballet’s 2015/16 season announcement. They are : a new production of Carmen by Carlos Acosta (though this is a one act ballet programmed alongside Liam Scarlett’s Viscera, Jerome Robbin’s Afternoon of a Faun and George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky pas de deux), Liam Scarlett’s first full […]

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‘Lost’ Kiss footage and ballet dancers in BBC Two and BBC Four Ballet Season

February 14, 2014

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‘Lost’ Kiss footage and ballet dancers in BBC Two and BBC Four Ballet Season   ‘Lost’ Footage of Sleeping Beauty’s Kiss rediscovered for BBC Ballet Season starring Margot Fonteyn Iconic dancer, Darcey Bussell, to talk about her ballet inspirations Never before seen footage of Symphonic Variations in association with the BFI for documentary Dancing in […]

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HOUSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASON

July 6, 2013

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HOUSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASON World Premieres by Melissa Hough, James Kudelka, Garrett Smith and Stanton Welch Highlight Season Company Presents North American Premiere of David Bintley’s Three-Act Aladdin in February 2014 Eight New Works Enter the Company’s Repertoire, including Ji•í Kylián’s Sechs Tanze and Stanton Welch’s Of Blessed Memory Houston Ballet Celebrates Stanton Welch’s […]

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The Royal Ballet Principal Leanne Benjamin to retire

April 4, 2013

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LEANNE BENJAMIN TO RETIRE AFTER 20 YEARS AS A PRINCIPAL DANCER WITH THE ROYAL BALLET After an outstanding 21 years dancing with The Royal Ballet, Principal Dancer Leanne Benjamin has announced her intention to retire in July 2013, at the end of the current season.  Her last performance will be in Tokyo on 10 July in […]

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The Royal Ballet | Nadia Nerina retrospective exhibition

February 26, 2013

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Royal Ballet Artist Anna Rose O’Sullivan models acclaimed ballerina Nadia Nerina’s Fireworks costume. This costume from an unknown Kenneth MacMillan work (designed by Nicholas Georgiadis) will be displayed for the first time in a new retrospective exhibition at the Royal Opera House. Nadia Nerina: Principal Ballerina with The Royal Ballet 1947-1966 opens on 22 March and runs until August. Free admission.

The Royal Ballet | Nadia Nerina retrospective exhibition Acclaimed ballerina and pioneer of ballet on television celebrated in a retrospective exhibition: Nadia Nerina, Principal Ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet from 1947-1966 Royal Opera House, 22 March – 17 August 2013 Generously supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation  Nadia Nerina was a pioneer in the world […]

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Artistic Director Karen Kain Unveils The National Ballet of Canada’s 2013/14 Season

February 12, 2013

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Artistic Director Karen Kain Unveils The National Ballet of Canada’s 2013/14 Season Innovation: Three World Premieres by Canadian Choreographers Canadian Premiere of Spectre de la Rose by Marco Goecke First-Ever Tour to Saratoga Springs, NY Swan Lake, Onegin February 12, 2013… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the 2013/14 […]

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Royal Academy of Dance Awards Day: an International Celebration for Student Graduation

August 16, 2012

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(L-R) Kerry Rubie, Dr Anne Hogan, Mayor of Wandsworth, Julia Farron OBE, Luke Rittner. Photo: Tempest Photography

Royal Academy of Dance Awards Day: an International Celebration for Student Graduation The annual Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 11 July at St Mary’s Church, Battersea on the banks of the river Thames. The graduation was an international celebration with over 179 students and guests travelling from 32 countries […]

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The Autumn 2012 Season at Sadlers Wells

May 17, 2012

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The Autumn 2012 Season at Sadlers Wells Thin pickings at Sadlers Wells if it’s classical ballet you’re looking for – this Autumn season sees just two ballet companies visiting the theatre. In September, San Francisco Ballet present three mixed bills : Symphonic Dances by Edwaard Liang, Divertimento No 15 by George Balanchine and Christopher Wheeldon’s […]

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Queensland Ballet Principal dancer Christian Tátchev steps into a new role

April 24, 2012

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Queensland Ballet Principal dancer Christian Tátchev steps into a new role Christian Tátchev, Principal Dancer at Queensland Ballet since joining the Company in October 2008, has announced he is retiring from dancing due to an ongoing injury, and to focus on his position as Ballet Master for the Company. Tátchev was appointed as Ballet Master […]

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Ballet News | Prix de Lausanne Gala

February 6, 2012

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Ballet News | Prix de Lausanne Gala in pictures To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Prix de Lausanne organised a Gala performance on Sunday, February 5th, 2012, at 5 pm, with 25 artists, most of them prize winners. The programme consisted of : Aki Saito · Wim Vanlessen Sonate nº 5 · Choreography Maurice Béjart Music […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2012 SPRING SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

January 27, 2012

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2012 SPRING SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   David Bintley’s production of Hobson’s Choice A mixed bill Spring Passions   Venue and booking information: Birmingham Hippodrome: Tickets: 0844 338 5000 Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to return to the Birmingham Hippodrome stage from 22 February to 3 March.  The Company will perform their […]

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Ballet News Reviews | A Dancer in Wartime | Gillian Lynne

January 19, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews | A Dancer in Wartime | Gillian Lynne I received this book to review, before Christmas last year.  What with one thing and another : a ferocious workload before the holidays and then Christmas itself, I never even had the chance to pick it up. Until yesterday.  I can only say what […]

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The Royal Ballet | Summer 2012

January 17, 2012

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The Royal Ballet | Summer 2012 There are two notable events this summer at the Royal Opera House.  Firstly, The Royal Ballet revives Kenneth MacMillan’s The Prince of the Pagodas which hasn’t been seen since 1996 when Darcey Bussell danced the role created on her; Princess Rose. There are just 8 performances in June (no matinees) […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet | La Fille mal gardée

October 21, 2011

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Birmingham Royal Ballet |La Fille mal gardée  Sadlers Wells, London Thursday, 20th October 2011 The Wayward Daughter (the Fille of the title) with a very strong will; that’s what you have with Nao Sakuma as Lise. This is the oldest ballet still in existance, and these performances by Birmingham Royal Ballet are dedicated to the […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet | Autumn Glory

October 20, 2011

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Birmingham Royal Ballet | Autumn Glory Sadlers Wells, London Wednesday, October 19th 2011 It was a night about pointe shoes. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Autumn Glory triple bill gives us Checkmate/Symphonic Variations and Pineapple Poll; we start with a strategy and finish with fun, and there’s a sandwich filling of pure dance and no plot.  Nowhere to […]

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Dance Theatre of Tennessee presents “Swan Lake Act 2” as part of its opening series “At 75 – A Tribute to Elaine Thomas”

September 19, 2011

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Dance Theatre of Tennessee presents “Swan Lake Act 2” as part of its opening series “At 75 – A Tribute to Elaine Thomas” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: September 30, 2011, Friday and October 1, 2011, Saturday, 8:00pm, Harpeth Hall Auditorium   Nashville, TN – September 30, 2011 The Dance Theatre of Tennessee (DTT) will bring […]

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Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev from The Bolshoi Ballet as star-crossed lovers Romeo & Juliet in London

May 19, 2011

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Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev - Romeo & Juliet

Bolshoi Ballet stars in London This July, for 9 performances only, superstars of the Bolshoi Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova with sensational Danish ballet star Alban Lendorf will perform a twenty-first century re-staging of Sir Frederick Ashton’s Romeo & Juliet by Olivier Award winning Choreographer and Director Peter Schaufuss at the London Coliseum. Ivan Vasiliev […]

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The Royal Ballet School Summer Season details at The Royal Opera House

May 10, 2011

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      The Royal Ballet School announces details of this year’s Summer Season at the Linbury Studio Theatre and on the main stage of the Royal Opera House from Wednesday 29 June – Friday 8 July.     Summer Season 2011 commemorates ten years since the death of Dame Ninette de Valois and features her […]

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The Royal Ballet School returns to NYC

February 10, 2011

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PRESS RELEASE The Royal Ballet School returns to New York City as part of an educational exchange programme with American Ballet Theatre’s junior company, ABT ll.     New York City visit culminates with two joint public performances at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre on 4 and 5 March, 2011. February 2011 The Royal Ballet […]

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