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The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker Live Stream Tonight

November 25, 2015

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The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker Live Stream Tonight Tune in from 7.15pm GMT tonight for a live stream direct from the Royal Ballet in their home at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. They are rehearsing Peter Wright’s production of The Nutcracker – surely a must-see at Christmas – and the rehearsal will feature […]

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The Royal Ballet Announces Promotions, Joiners & Leavers for 2015/16 Season

June 29, 2015

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The Royal Ballet Announces Promotions, Joiners & Leavers for 2015/16 Season The Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, has promoted the following dancers for the forthcoming season. These are all well-deserved promotions. However, please note that there are no promotions to Principal. To First Soloist – Francesca Hayward and James Hay. To Soloist – […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Gloria|Rhapsody|Tetractys – The Art of Fugue in pictures

February 18, 2014

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Sarah Lamb in Gloria. Photograph Bill Cooper, courtesy ROH

The Royal Ballet’s Gloria|Rhapsody|Tetractys – The Art of Fugue in pictures The Royal Ballet’s recent triple bill included notable debuts from James Hay and Francesca Hayward in Rhapsody, as well as a world premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Tetractys –  The Art of Fugue. Here’s a photographic record of the performances.      

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Alina’s Gala | Ballet News auctions Alina Cojocaru’s signed pointe shoes

May 13, 2013

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Alina Cojocaru's pointe shoes signed by Alina and dancers from her Gala Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Alina’s Gala | Alina Cojocaru’s signed pointe shoes auctioned for her charity, Hospices of Hope Only Alina Cojocaru could open her Gala with the Rose Adage from The Sleeping Beauty. The music alone sends shivers of fear into the most professional of professional ballet dancers : not Cojocaru. Her supreme technicality aided by wonderfully smooth partnering from […]

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The Royal Ballet | Hansel and Gretel in pictures

May 9, 2013

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The Royal Ballet | Hansel and Gretel in pictures Hansel and Gretel opened this week at The Royal Opera House. Here’s a taste of the production. Liam Scarlett’s Hansel and Gretel is in rep until 11th May. Please note that this may not be suitable for children.

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The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker Live Cinema Screening this week

December 9, 2012

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Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet, Photo : Johan Persson

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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Ida Praetorius and Andreas Kaas of The Royal Danish Ballet Win The Erik Bruhn Prize

November 29, 2012

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Ida Praetorius and Andreas Kaas of The Royal Danish   Ballet Win The Erik Bruhn Prize Alessandro Sousa Pereira of The Royal Danish Ballet Wins  Choreographic Prize November 29, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada today announced that Ida Praetorius, 19, and Andreas Kaas, 19, both of The Royal Danish Ballet are the winners of The Tenth International Competition […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Repertoire Announced for The Tenth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize

November 20, 2012

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National Ballet of Canada | Repertoire Announced for The Tenth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize Hosted by Sonia Rodriguez and Rex Harrington November 20, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the repertoire for The Tenth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize which takes place November […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Emma Hawes and Brendan Saye

October 9, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada | Emma Hawes and Brendan Saye  The Erik Bruhn Prize Competitors Guillaume Côté Creates New Work for Choreographic Prize October 9, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Corps de Ballet members Emma Hawes and Brendan Saye will represent the company at The […]

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The Royal Ballet promotions 2012

July 11, 2012

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Promotions, joiners and leavers for The Royal Ballet’s 2011/12 season   The Royal Ballet’s Ryoichi Hirano and Alexander Campbell have been promoted to First Soloists in the recent Company promotions. Ryoichi, 28 from Japan, joined The Royal Ballet in 2002 and was promoted to Soloist in 2008.  Sydney-born Alexander, 25, joined the Company as a […]

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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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Royal Ballet News | Sergei Polunin resigns

January 24, 2012

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Royal Ballet News | Sergei Polunin resigns A statement from The Royal Ballet Dame Monica Mason announced this afternoon that Principal Sergei Polunin has resigned from The Royal Ballet with immediate effect. Born in the Ukraine, Sergei joined The Royal Ballet in 2007 from The Royal Ballet School. He rose rapidly through the ranks and […]

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The Royal Ballet promotions, joiners and leavers for the 2011/12 season

September 20, 2011

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Promotions, joiners and leavers for The Royal Ballet’s 2011/12 season Akane Takada and Emma Maguire become Soloists  The Royal Ballet’s Akane Takada and Emma Maguire have been promoted to Soloists in the recent Company promotions. Akane Takada, 21 from Japan, joined The Royal Ballet in 2008 as a Prix de Lausanne Dancer and was promoted […]

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The Royal Ballet Yearbook 2011/12

September 8, 2011

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The Royal Ballet Yearbook 2011/12 reviewed There’s no doubt that this is an attractive book; it’s unusual size and striking photograph on the cover (Lauren Cuthbertson and Sergei Polunin from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) will draw you in.  What happens when you delve inside ? The annual Yearbook is a curious mix of looking back […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Young British Dancer of the Year Award 2011

February 10, 2011

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PRESS RELEASE The Young British Dancer of the Year Award 2011 (YBDY) commences with preliminary rounds on Saturday 12 March with the final taking place at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House Covent Garden on Saturday 19 March. Manuel Legris, Artistic Director of Vienna State Opera Ballet, becomes Chairman of the YBDY 2011 panel […]

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BALLET NEWS WORLD EXCLUSIVE – The New Male Dancer

October 31, 2010

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THE NEW MALE DANCER On December 5, 2010 at The Royal Ballet Upper School, a brand new, innovative event entitled The New Male Dancer is set to thrill audiences and I can now exclusively reveal the exciting programme for the day.  12.00 – 13.00 Boys class taught by Jay Jolley Lunch (provided) 13.45 – 14.30 Discussion with Kevin […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet – The Nutcracker

December 17, 2009

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Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet, Photo : Johan Persson

The Nutcracker The Royal Ballet December 16th 2009 There is something quite infectious about The Nutcracker; no matter how many times you’ve seen it before the magic, sparkle and snow will get you every time. Everything glitters and resistance is futile. The Royal Ballet’s production is full of magic, brought about by Gary Avis’ interpretation […]

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