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Dancers of The Royal Ballet – A Photographic Exhibition | NOW IS ALL THERE IS – BODIES IN MOTION

December 20, 2012

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Dancers of The Royal Ballet – A Photographic Exhibition Now Is All There Is – Bodies in Motion is an exhibition of 34 stylised images of Royal Ballet dancers taken by photographer Rick Guest. Celebrating the physicality and expression of the dancers’ bodies, this exhibition captures them in a different light away from the Royal […]

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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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Ballet Business | Dancing on paper

December 19, 2011

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Ballet Business| Dancing on paper | Choreography Central As part of the Ballet News Choreography Central series of in-depth features going backstage to find out who & what brings ballet to life, today’s subject answers the question : how do you write movement, in this case ballet, and what are the practical applications of being able to do so ? What is Benesh Movement Notation (BMN) ? […]

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The secret of Celisa’s success

September 15, 2010

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The secret of Celisa’s success

Even the clothes are wilting.  The air in the studio is languid and thick with endeavour.  Discarded tutus and dresses longer and thinner than pencils scatter the floor and droop earthwards. But not our star dancer.  Celisa Diuana, a corps de ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet, is trying to hit the photographer’s mark with a […]

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Royal Ballet Promotions, leavers, joiners

June 10, 2010

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BREAKING BALLET NEWS Sergei Polunin in The Sleeping Beauty Photograph :  Johan Persson Sergei Polunin is promoted to Principal Sergei Polunin and Yuhui Choe in La Bayadere Photograph :  Bill Cooper Johannes Stepanek to First SoloistMelissa Hamilton to SoloistClaire Calvert, Akane Takada, Fernando Montano and Erico Montes to First Artists Nehemiah Kish joins as Principal […]

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BALLET NEWS | Darcey Bussell, The Royal Ballet, Tamara Rojo & Birmingham Royal Ballet

April 16, 2010

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Tamara Rojo head shot in black and white

Hi everyone, I’m going to start off with news about Darcey Bussell, who became Godmother to a ship last week – and launched it in some style, with four outfits. Next I wanted to stare with you a new video from The Royal Opera House, on the upcoming triple bill – Electric Counterpoint/New Scarlett/Carmen. Now for […]

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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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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet new pictures – New Works in the Linbury

July 6, 2009

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Hi everyone, I’ve added quite a few more photographs to my review of the New Works in the Linbury. Here are a couple : Stephen McRae in Now Photographic credit : Bill Cooper Johannes Stepanek in Recordato Photographic credit : Bill Cooper

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet in Jewels

June 10, 2009

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Yohei Sasaki, Johannes Stepanek, Bennet Gartside in Rubies as part of Jewels – photo Johan Persson Three different stones – Three different phases of life – Three different composers Put them together and what have you got ? An abstract ballet choreographed by George Balanchine in 1967, themed with Emeralds, Rubies & Diamonds, and called, […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet present New Work in the Linbury

May 16, 2009

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Photographs by Johan Persson New Works in the Linbury May 15th 2009 Royal Opera House Imagine looking into a kaleidoscope; what you see refracted back at you is always different in colour, shape, size and texture, and so it is with an evening of new works. Only the colour was missing, of which more later. […]

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