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The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance 2014

July 18, 2014

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A Sweet Spell of Oblivion by David Dawson. Giulia Frosi and Edivaldo Souza Da Silva. Photograph by Johan Persson

The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance 2014 Last weekend The Royal Ballet School performed their annual matinee show on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, including the famously fantastic Grand Défilé.  

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Ballet News Reviews | Titian | Metamorphosis

January 24, 2013

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Federico Bonelli as Actaeon and Marianela Nunez as Diana with her Nymphs in Diana and Actaeon. Photographer : Andrej Uspenski/Royal Opera House

Ballet News Reviews | Titian | Metamorphosis: A collaboration between The Royal Ballet and The National Gallery It’s not often that a book comes along that is so compelling that you find yourself totally absorbed within its pages for hours at a time. Titian | Metamorphosis is one such rarity. If you missed the Imagine : Dancing with Titian programme, […]

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Darcey Bussell’s Gorgeous, Extravagant, New Photo-Biography

August 29, 2012

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Darcey Bussell in her dressing room

 Darcey Bussell | Photo-Biography | First look at the photos I’m not (yet) allowed to tell you all about Darcey Bussell’s new photo-biography, but I can say that this covetable book is in a league of it’s own and for that reason alone I encourage you to pre-order, especially the Limited Edition boxed and signed version – […]

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Exposed : The ballet dancer capturing it all

July 24, 2012

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ballet dancer crawls on stage

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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The Royal Ballet Yearbook 2010/11

October 4, 2010

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a battered pair of pointe shoes

The Royal Ballet Yearbook 2010/11 is out now.  It’s a look back at the previous year and a look towards the up-coming rep, with plenty of images along the way. Johan Persson’s photograph of Leanne Cope on page 41 is worth the purchase price alone.  Lovely to see her getting the credit she deserves.

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance

July 14, 2009

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two dancers on stage

Photo : Johan Persson If it is the case that this performance is the one that the students most look forward to throughout the year, I can say that this year the audience’s eagerness far excelled their own. The entire Graduate year has, for the third year in a row, been offered contracts with ballet […]

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