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The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote

April 28, 2014

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The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote Kitri Marianela Nuñez Basilio Carlos Acosta Don Quixote Christopher Saunders Sancho Panza Philip Mosley Lorenzo Gary Avis Gamache Bennet Gartside Espada Ryoichi Hirano Mercedes Laura Morera     Recorded live at the Royal Opera House in  October 2013. This was Carlos Acosta’s first venture directing one of ballet’s 19th century classics […]

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The Royal Ballet | Classic Ballet Box Set

September 19, 2013

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The Royal Ballet |THE CLASSIC BALLETS BOX SET Newly released this month, this DVD includes : Swan Lake Marianela Núñez, Thiago Soares, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Conductor: Valeriy Ovsyanikov The Nutcracker Miyako Yoshida, Steven McRae, Gary Avis, Iohna Loots, Ricardo Cervera, Artists of the Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Conductor: […]

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23 luglio 2013 Teatro Romano di Verona evento in esclusiva per l’addio alle scene di Mara Galeazzi

June 3, 2013

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23 luglio 2013 Teatro Romano di Verona evento in esclusiva per l’addio alle scene di Mara Galeazzi GALA con Primi  Ballerini  del ROYAL BALLET di Londra   Mara  Galeazzi, Lauren Cuthbertson, Sarah Lamb, Marianela Nuñez, Gary Avis, Steven McRae , Thiago Soares, Edward Watson ONEGIN passo a due del 3^ atto  tra Tatiana e Gremin Coreografia John Cranko […]

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Natalia Osipova joins The Royal Ballet next season

April 8, 2013

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Natalia Osipova joins The Royal Ballet next season

Natalia Osipova joins The Royal Ballet next season Natalia Osipova joins The Royal Ballet in the 2013/14 Season. Her first performances will be as Juliet in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet with Carlos Acosta. This follows a guest slot during the run of Swan Lake, also with Acosta. Director of The Royal Ballet Kevin O’Hare said “I’m delighted […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet DVD

March 30, 2013

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The Royal Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet DVD Romeo Federico Bonelli Juliet Lauren Cuthbertson Mercutio Alexander Campbell Tybalt Bennet Gartside Benvolio Dawid Trzensimiech Paris Valeri Hristov Lord Capulet Christopher Saunders Lady Capulet Christina Arestis Escalus Prince of Verona Gary Avis Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Conductor Barry Wordsworth Choreography Kenneth MacMillan Recorded live at the […]

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The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker Live Cinema Screening this week

December 9, 2012

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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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‘Celebrating Dance 2012’ – Fundraising for the Frank Freeman Scholarship Fund

October 24, 2012

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‘Celebrating Dance 2012’ – Fundraising for the Frank Freeman Scholarship Fund   Dance students can participate in ‘Celebrating Dance 2012’ – a day of dance to be held at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) on Sunday 11 November to fundraise for the Frank Freeman Scholarship fund. The day will consist of two events: a […]

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Ballet Gala Celebration | In a class of their own

September 18, 2012

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Ballet Gala Celebration | In a class of their own   A Gala Evening Performance CELEBRATION! ‘In a class of their own’ Featuring stars of The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet, Strictly Come Dancing, West End Productions and many more well-known artists who have generously agreed to perform. Directed by Wayne Sleep, Royal […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Darcey Bussell : A Life in Pictures

September 3, 2012

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Darcey Bussell : A Life in Pictures Darcey Bussell needs no introduction.  Known throughout the ballet world and far beyond its structured borders, Bussell defines what it is to combine very rare talent with exxceptionally good manners : in other words, a prima ballerina and a really lovely lady to boot. Putting together this photographic memoir, partly so […]

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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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Darcey Bussell flies in to the Olympics Closing Ceremony on a flaming phoenix

August 13, 2012

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Darcey Bussell flies in to the Olympics Closing Ceremony Retired Royal Ballet dancer Darcey Bussell spectacularly flew into the Olympic Stadium last night on a flaming phoenix to dance to a piece created by Christopher Wheeldon. As Bussell lands on the centre stage, she’s met by four male dancers – Gary Avis, Jonathan Cope, Edward Watson and Nehemiah Kish – […]

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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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Ballet for Christmas | Happy Christmas everyone!

December 5, 2011

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Ballet for Christmas – Happy Christmas! Happy Ballet Christmas everyone! Here are some of my favourite treats for the holidays.  Enjoy – and don’t forget to share !!! Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was a big hit for The Royal Ballet and is now available on DVD starring Lauren Cuthbertson, Steven McRae and Sergei Polunin. One of the best […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis and Friends

June 8, 2011

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Suffolk Dancer brings Royal Ballet & English National Ballet Stars to The Regent Theatre, Ipswich for the first time in almost 40 years It’s been a long time coming, but (drum roll)… Ladies, Gentleman & Children, Gary Avis treads the boards in his home town with his gala on behalf of The Hunger Project. After a […]

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London Coliseum to host tribute to Galina Ulanova

May 6, 2011

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London Coliseum to host tribute to Galina Ulanova Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2011 – Galina Ulanova 100 anniversary A gala performance marking the centenary of the birth of legendary Russian ballerina Galina Ulanova will be held on 15th May at the London Coliseum, home of the English National Ballet. Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2011 will […]

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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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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet’s Giselle, live in cinemas this month

January 12, 2011

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On 19th January, The Royal Ballet’s Giselle will be broadcast live to cinemas around the country.  You can check here for a list of participating venues.  Also when you visit the Opus Arte site, there is a lovely video shot in slo-mo of Royal Ballet principals Marianela Nuñez and Rupert Pennefather in Giselle.       Giselle Giselle […]

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The Royal Ballet – new Nutcracker release

August 19, 2010

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I wanted to tell you about a new release of The Nutcracker, by The Royal Ballet.  I know – you might be groaning already – who needs another Nutcracker, right ?  Well, with the wonderful (and now retired) Miyako Yoshida, partnered by the equally wonderful Steven McRae, and also starring Ricardo Cervera & Gary Avis […]

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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 | The Royal Ballet Principal Mara Galeazzi & A Gala for Africa

January 20, 2010

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With children very much in our minds following the many, many orphans highlighted in the aftermath of the Haitian disaster, I wanted to remind everyone about Royal Ballet Principal Mara Galeazzi’s determined work for children in Africa, and the Gala next month. In my original post, Mara has left a comment thanking you all for the […]

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