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Ballet News Reviews | Darcey’s Ballet Heroes

November 24, 2015

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Darcey Bussell in the ballet studio

Ballet News Reviews | Darcey’s Ballet Heroes This delightful – really sparkling film will be shown on BBC Four. Darcey Bussell picks the ballet men that have shaped and transformed ballet and ends by looking to the future to see who’s next. More details to follow shortly but since this lovely image has been released […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Spectacular

October 22, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Spectacular Ballet Spectacular. Quite a title to live up to, and the good news is that this book is a delight. Beautifully put together without overloading young readers, this book acts as a guide to all things ballet. Its glossy production is perfect for the lavish photography as you begin […]

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Ballet News Previews | Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature

October 8, 2013

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in ‘Bye’ part of her 6,000 Miles Away dance show at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Sylvie Guillem - (C) BBC - Photographer: n/a

Ballet News Previews | Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature highlights Guillem straightforwardly. With exclusive access over several months, The Culture Show sent their presenter (Clemency-Burton Hill) to Guillem’s home in the Swiss mountains, to Senegal where Guillem is involved with an environmental group, and to Sadlers Wells in London […]

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The Royal Ballet Principal Leanne Benjamin to retire

April 4, 2013

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LEANNE BENJAMIN TO RETIRE AFTER 20 YEARS AS A PRINCIPAL DANCER WITH THE ROYAL BALLET After an outstanding 21 years dancing with The Royal Ballet, Principal Dancer Leanne Benjamin has announced her intention to retire in July 2013, at the end of the current season.  Her last performance will be in Tokyo on 10 July in […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Dancers – Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet

March 25, 2013

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Claire Calvert Photograph : Andrej Uspenski

Ballet News Reviews | Dancers – Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet There are, from my experience as a commissioning editor, just a couple of exceptional ballet photographers. I can count them on the fingers of one hand and I’d still be able to pour the tea. By exceptional I mean a photographer who goes beyond the capabilities of their camera, […]

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The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker in rehearsal

December 5, 2012

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The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker in rehearsal Every now and then The Royal Ballet offers Insight Evenings, where Friends of Covent Garden and sometimes members of the public can watch the company rehearing the rep, or listen to dancers talk about their careers or historians, or experts in hair and make-up talk about their particular […]

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Ballet Gala Celebration | In a class of their own

September 18, 2012

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Ballet Gala Celebration | In a class of their own   A Gala Evening Performance CELEBRATION! ‘In a class of their own’ Featuring stars of The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet, Strictly Come Dancing, West End Productions and many more well-known artists who have generously agreed to perform. Directed by Wayne Sleep, Royal […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Darcey Bussell : A Life in Pictures

September 3, 2012

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Darcey Bussell in her dressing room

Darcey Bussell : A Life in Pictures Darcey Bussell needs no introduction.  Known throughout the ballet world and far beyond its structured borders, Bussell defines what it is to combine very rare talent with exxceptionally good manners : in other words, a prima ballerina and a really lovely lady to boot. Putting together this photographic memoir, partly so […]

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Ballet Backstage | First hand account of the Olympics Closing Ceremony

August 14, 2012

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Backstage at the Olympics Closing Ceremony & rehearsals with the ballet dancers So, what does it feel like to dance in front of an audience of 26 million people ? Last year one of the Olympics casting directors asked me to help them find hundreds of ballet dancers who could dance very strongly en pointe, and in October […]

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Darcey Bussell flies in to the Olympics Closing Ceremony on a flaming phoenix

August 13, 2012

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Darcey Bussell flies in to the Olympics Closing Ceremony Retired Royal Ballet dancer Darcey Bussell spectacularly flew into the Olympic Stadium last night on a flaming phoenix to dance to a piece created by Christopher Wheeldon. As Bussell lands on the centre stage, she’s met by four male dancers – Gary Avis, Jonathan Cope, Edward Watson and Nehemiah Kish – […]

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The Royal Ballet | Summer 2012

January 17, 2012

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The Royal Ballet | Summer 2012 There are two notable events this summer at the Royal Opera House.  Firstly, The Royal Ballet revives Kenneth MacMillan’s The Prince of the Pagodas which hasn’t been seen since 1996 when Darcey Bussell danced the role created on her; Princess Rose. There are just 8 performances in June (no matinees) […]

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The Royal Ballet | new DVD release

October 14, 2011

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The Royal Ballet releases a trio of Ashton works on DVD From October 31st, and just in time for Christmas presents, Opus Arte release three of Fredrick Ashton’s ballet’s : Les Patineurs/Scènes de ballet/Divertissements. The Divertissements include Darcey Bussell, Carlos Acosta, Leanne Benjamin, Tamara Rojo, Miyako Yoshida, Steven McRae & Jonathan Cope.

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John Rhys Halliwell triumphs at 2011 Phyllis Bedells Bursary

March 30, 2011

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John Rhys Halliwell triumphs at 2011 Phyllis Bedells Bursary Sixteen-year-old Briton, John Rhys Halliwell, a finalist in the 2006 Fonteyn Nureyev Young Dancers Competition, has won the prestigious Phyllis Bedells Bursary held on Sunday 27 March 2011 at Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Headquarters.  Held in honour of Miss Phyllis Bedells, founding member and Vice […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Nathalie Harrison, First Artist, The Royal Ballet

December 7, 2009

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Nathalie Harrison in Alastair Marriott’s Sensorium for The Royal Ballet, Photo : Andre Uspenski

Cupcakes & conversation with Nathalie Harrison, First Artist, The Royal Ballet Nathalie Harrison received a very well deserved promotion at the beginning of this season, and you can see her dancing at the Royal Opera House. What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Firstly a good cup of tea and during my brisk Bloomsbury […]

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BALLET NEWS | English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Elena Glurdjidze, Maria Engel, Royal Ballet dancers Darcey Bussell & Miyako Yoshida

November 27, 2009

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BALLET NEWS | English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Elena Glurdjidze, Maria Engel, Royal Ballet dancers Darcey Bussell & Miyako Yoshida

THE NUTCRACKER Please don’t forget that the exclusive competition I’ve been running in association with English National Ballet to win a pair of tickets to The Nutcracker this Christmas, as well as a pair of pointe shoes signed by Senior Principal Dancer Elena Glurdjidze, closes on Sunday 6th December 2009 at midnight GMT. Photo: Annabel […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Olivia Cowley, First Artist, The Royal Ballet

October 2, 2009

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Cupcakes & conversation with Olivia Cowley, First Artist, The Royal Ballet Olivia Cowley has recently been promoted and you can see her dancing at the Royal Opera House when the Autumn season begins from October 8th What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Going into a job most girls dream of! Who […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Natasha Oughtred, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet

June 10, 2009

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Natasha Oughtred, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet

  Cupcakes & conversation with Natasha Oughtred, First Soloist, Birmingham Royal Ballet Please note – Natasha has been promoted to Principal since this interivew was published. Natasha will be dancing in The Two Pigeons at the Birmingham Hippodrome on June 18th at 2pm and 19th at 7.30pm and later in Galanteries, The Dance House and […]

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