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Ballet News Reviews | Roberto Bolle Voyage into Beauty

August 11, 2015

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Ballet News Reviews | Roberto Bolle Voyage into Beauty This Voyage into Beauty really is a journey worth taking. Not just a coffee table book of photographs (and what photographs!) but the writing, too, is a thing a beauty. Sparce, but beautifully written. What is beauty ? The Pythagorean’s proportion and harmony ? The Augustine […]

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American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School Attracts Talent from Across the Country and Around the World to Princeton, NJ for Summer Intensive Program

June 30, 2015

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American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School Attracts Talent from Across the Country and Around the World to Princeton, NJ for Summer Intensive Program PRINCETON, NJ – On Monday, June 29, ballet students from around the world started their first day of training at Princeton Ballet School, the official school of NJ’s premiere professional ballet company […]

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Princeton Ballet School announces its Summer Intensive program’s final performance – An Evening of Dance

July 24, 2014

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Princeton Ballet School announces its Summer Intensive program’s final performance – An Evening of Dance PRINCETON, NJ – On Friday, July 25, 2014, students from Princeton Ballet School’s Summer Intensive will be dancing in the program’s culminating performance. The show, entitled An Evening of Dance, will take place at the Berlind Theatre in the McCarter […]

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Blooming Tutus

April 29, 2014

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Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

Blooming Tutus tutu ballet skirt, from Fr. tutu, alteration of cucu, infantile reduplication of cul “bottom, backside.” Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper It’s also the case that if you said ‘tutu’ in Hawaii, you’d be talking about your Grandmother; in New Zealand it’s a poisonous plant and Tutu de Feijão is a paste made of […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Giuliano Contadini, Soloist, Northern Ballet

January 6, 2014

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Giuliano Contadini, Soloist, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My special protein shake. It wakes me up much faster than my alarm. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it ? It’s the […]

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The Ballet News Italian Christmas Photo shoot

November 14, 2013

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Prisca Bertoni and Ronnie. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

The Ballet News Italian Christmas Photo shoot Buon Natale e felice Anno Nuovo ! Ballet News staged an Italian Christmas ahead of the festivities, with all the trimmings – plus a few surprises! Earlier this year on the Ballet News facebook page I published an illustration by long-time collaborator Noemi Manalang, of Ronnie & Prisca, which combined ballet and dogs, […]

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Rolex Arts Initiative Names Seven Major Artists as Mentors

October 23, 2013

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Rolex Arts Initiative Names Seven Major Artists as Mentors   Olafur Eliasson, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Michael Ondaatje, Alexei Ratmansky, Kaija Saariaho, Jennifer Tipton and Peter Zumthor to mentor promising young artists   Venice, Italy, 23 October 2013 – The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative today announced the seven celebrated artists, working around the globe, who […]

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Ballet Bags from Nina Ricci

September 6, 2013

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Ballet Bags from Nina Ricci Leather doesn’t come much softer than Nina Ricci’s taupe deer tote. Inspired by the elegance of dance, this faultless piece tips the balance from classic to cool with suede trims and polished gold hardware. Detachable, adjustable shoulder strap Zipped top Luggage tag Protective feet Cow leather, Deer leather Height 27cm-10.25″ […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Tatiana Leskova : A ballerina at large

January 3, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | Tatiana Leskova : A ballerina at large Tatiana Leskova is one of the last surviving pupils of dancers from the golden age of the Imperial Russian Ballet; the daughter of exiled Russians whose mother, Helena, conceived her in Venice, Italy, and born in Paris in 1922. This biography, first published in Brazil and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Gina Scott, Corps de Ballet, Semperoper Ballett

October 25, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Gina Scott, Corps de Ballet, Semperoper Ballett What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I love knowing that the start of the week is only around the corner as I have another week of new challenges and different expectations, depending on the rep we are rehearsing. Why ballet ? […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Winners of RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Awards Announced

October 3, 2012

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National Ballet of Canada | Winners of RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Awards Announced Larissa Khotchenkova and Francesco Gabriele Frola October 3, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada today announced that Corps de Ballet members Larissa Khotchenkova and Francesco Gabriele Frola are the recipients of the inaugural RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Award for their performances in […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sarah Van Patten, Principal, San Francisco Ballet

August 17, 2012

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Sarah Van Patten and Pierre Francois-Vilanoba in Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour Erik Tomasson

Cupcakes & Conversation with Sarah Van Patten, Principal, San Francisco Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? If Monday is the start of a new ballet then it’s always exciting to see what will be created. I love seeing what can evolve from nothing. I’m also always excited, not only by the […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet flies to Italy to perform three evenings of ALL THARP at Spoleto 55: Festival dei Due Mondi

June 30, 2012

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So Long, Seattle – Buongiorno, Spoleto! Pacific Northwest Ballet flies to Italy to perform three evenings of ALL THARP at Spoleto 55: Festival dei Due Mondi   July 6 – 8, 2012 – 9:15 pm Teatro Romano Piazza della Libertà Spoleto, Italy Special thanks to Raisbeck Engineering, Principal Sponsor of PNB’s performances at the Festival […]

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Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer

June 15, 2012

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Carlos Acosta: Premieres - Photocall

Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer Billed as “an exploration of the role of the male dancer, developed within classical ballet over the last century,” the welcome return of The South Bank Show puts the spotlight on three of the best male dancers who have made the biggest impact on ballet – Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Andile Ndlovu, The Washington Ballet

June 2, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Andile Ndlovu, The Washington Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Nothing really motivates me on a Monday.  I do not like Mondays as it is the first day of the week. Why ballet ? I do ballet because it is not a stereotypical activity that people […]

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Ballet News reviews | First Position

April 28, 2012

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Ballet News reviews | First Position First Position is a documentary film, following the fortunes of seven children between the ages of 10-17 (during filming) as they compete for scholarships at the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) in 2010. YAGP is an annual competition for students aged 9-19 and the final is held in New York, where only […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces 40th Anniversary Line-Up

April 20, 2012

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces 40th Anniversary Line-Up PNB Box Office Opens for 2012-2013 ticket sales on Monday, July 23 Special One-Week Offer: NO SERVICE FEES July 23 – 29! (Nutcracker tickets on sale May 1)   September 2012 – June 2013 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center Seattle, Washington 40th Season to […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Rachael Walsh, Principal Dancer, Queensland Ballet

February 16, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Rachael Walsh, Principal Dancer, Queensland Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? The aroma of espresso coffee and my two energetic puppies waiting for their morning walk help me out of bed early, but it’s my work that continues to motivate me each day. The work is varied […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Valentino Zucchetti, First Artist, The Royal Ballet

December 27, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Valentino Zucchetti, First Artist, The Royal Ballet   What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The prospect of getting ready for a performance or a role, which luckily is often the case. I could never wake up knowing that I have nothing to look forward to. Why ballet? […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Marijn Rademaker, Principal, Stuttgart Ballet

June 7, 2011

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 Cupcakes & Conversation with Marijn Rademaker, Principal, Stuttgart Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?  Why ballet ?  The love for ballet that I have. As a kid I loved to do sport, especially tennis and soccer. I also loved classical music. Ballet is a great combination of these two. With […]

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