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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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Behind the scenes at the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony

August 27, 2012

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ballet dancer at the Olympics Closing Ceremony

Behind the scenes at the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Olivia Devyea had a bumpy ride to the Olympics, but after being selected to dance along with hundreds of other ballet dancers and Darcey Bussell, the roller-coaster really took off. Devyea tells her story of how this amazing opportunity came about and what was involved. “I […]

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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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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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