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How To Have An Unplugged Wedding

April 14, 2015

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How To Have An Unplugged Wedding Your first question might be why should you have an unplugged wedding ? What’s wrong with your guests taking their own snaps if they want to ? Hasn’t everyone done that ? I think that if you’ve invested in a professional photographer whose sole aim is to capture those spontaneous moments of your […]

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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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Kevin Jackson bound for New York: first Australian Ballet dancer to guest star with American Ballet Theatre in 20 years

May 12, 2014

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Kevin Jackson in Manon. Photography Paul Scala

Kevin Jackson bound for New York: first Australian Ballet dancer to guest star with American Ballet Theatre in 20 years Start spreading the news: Principal Artist Kevin Jackson flying out this week to guest star with America’s national ballet company American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in New York. Invited by the company’s Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, Kevin […]

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Ballet Zaida photoshoot with professional ballet dancer Jessica Cohen

October 21, 2013

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Jessica Cohen photographed by Ballet Zaida (Oliver Endahl)

Ballet Zaida photoshoot with professional ballet dancer Jessica Cohen I interviewed Jessica Cohen in July 2012 as she graduated from English National Ballet School to join Northern Ballet. She has since moved on, and recently Cohen took part in a photoshoot with photographer Oliver Endahl, for his Ballet Zaida series. These are some of the […]

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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 Diamond Jubilee

May 14, 2012

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Ballet News & The Diamond Jubilee Reader, I need YOU ! As part of the celebrations on Ballet News of the Diamond Jubilee this summer, I’d like Ballet Newsers to decorate a pair of pointe shoes in honour of the Diamond Jubilee. You can go wild with the design and come up with something totally unique, […]

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Ballet News | #aphotoadayinmay

April 29, 2012

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Ballet News | #aphotoadayinmay photographic challenge Readers, we’re off on an adventure ! #aphotoadayinmay is your chance to showcase your photography skills in a really easy way during May 2012. What happens is You take one photograph with your smartphone each day using the completely fabulous Instagram, based on the list in the photograph above, and try to […]

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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 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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