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Royal Ballet School announces Summer Season

March 26, 2015

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Royal Ballet School announces Summer Season Choreographer Liam Scarlett returns to The Royal Ballet School to create new work for summer performances The School’s 2015 Summer Season at the Royal Opera House will include five performance in the Linbury Studio Theatre from 1 to 4 July and will culminate in a matinée performance on the […]

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Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet

April 2, 2014

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Darcey Bussell at White Lodge Museum with Jay Jolley, Acting Director of The Royal Ballet School. Photo: Brian Slater

Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet A very special exhibition is being mounted this spring to mark the fifth anniversary of White Lodge Museum & Ballet Resource Centre, based at The Royal Ballet School in Richmond Park. Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet will chart Darcey Bussell’s […]

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Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection | Casting and Repetory announced

July 3, 2013

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Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection is at the London Coliseum from July 30 to August 4. Performances: Tuesday 30 – Saturday 3 August at 7.30pm; Sunday 4 August at 3pm (no performance Thursday 1 August) Tickets: £10 – £85 Ticket office: 020 7845 9300 or 0844 412 4300   One of the greatest male dancers […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The National Ballet of Canada’s Romeo & Juliet

April 18, 2013

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Guillaume Côté & Heather Ogden as Romeo & Juliet Photograph : Helen Maybanks

Ballet News Reviews | The National Ballet of Canada’s Romeo & Juliet Romeo & Juliet The National Ballet of Canada Sadlers Wells, London 17th April 2013 26 years is a long time to wait. The National Ballet of Canada eventually returned to London last night and the most important thing to say is that it was worth […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet DVD

March 30, 2013

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The Royal Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet DVD Romeo Federico Bonelli Juliet Lauren Cuthbertson Mercutio Alexander Campbell Tybalt Bennet Gartside Benvolio Dawid Trzensimiech Paris Valeri Hristov Lord Capulet Christopher Saunders Lady Capulet Christina Arestis Escalus Prince of Verona Gary Avis Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Conductor Barry Wordsworth Choreography Kenneth MacMillan Recorded live at the […]

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The Royal Ballet | Nadia Nerina retrospective exhibition

February 26, 2013

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Royal Ballet Artist Anna Rose O’Sullivan models acclaimed ballerina Nadia Nerina’s Fireworks costume. This costume from an unknown Kenneth MacMillan work (designed by Nicholas Georgiadis) will be displayed for the first time in a new retrospective exhibition at the Royal Opera House. Nadia Nerina: Principal Ballerina with The Royal Ballet 1947-1966 opens on 22 March and runs until August. Free admission.

The Royal Ballet | Nadia Nerina retrospective exhibition Acclaimed ballerina and pioneer of ballet on television celebrated in a retrospective exhibition: Nadia Nerina, Principal Ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet from 1947-1966 Royal Opera House, 22 March – 17 August 2013 Generously supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation  Nadia Nerina was a pioneer in the world […]

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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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Cupcakes & Conversation with Meaghan Grace Hinkis, First Artist, The Royal Ballet

July 11, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Meaghan Grace Hinkis, First Artist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Eight am on a Monday morning, I am usually really looking forward to learning some new and exciting rep. The Royal Ballet has such a diverse repertory and each week we typically begin rehearsals for […]

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Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer

June 15, 2012

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Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer Billed as “an exploration of the role of the male dancer, developed within classical ballet over the last century,” the welcome return of The South Bank Show puts the spotlight on three of the best male dancers who have made the biggest impact on ballet – Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov and […]

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Queensland Ballet Principal dancer Christian Tátchev steps into a new role

April 24, 2012

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Christian Tatchev Photographer David Kelly

Queensland Ballet Principal dancer Christian Tátchev steps into a new role Christian Tátchev, Principal Dancer at Queensland Ballet since joining the Company in October 2008, has announced he is retiring from dancing due to an ongoing injury, and to focus on his position as Ballet Master for the Company. Tátchev was appointed as Ballet Master […]

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English National Ballet celebrates the legacy of the Ballets Russes in a season of heritage pieces and new work at the London Coliseum

February 10, 2012

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an artists impression of The Rite of Spring by Noemi Manalang

English National Ballet celebrates the legacy of the Ballets Russes in a season of heritage pieces and new work at the London Coliseum   Beyond Ballets Russes, London Coliseum Call 0871 911 0200 Book online for Programme One and Programme Two Tickets £10 – £67   Programme 1 22 – 27 March L’après-midi d’un faune, Faun(e), […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Allison Miller, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet

December 18, 2011

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Steven Woodgate, Allison Miller, Lauren Majewski, Elise Judson, Lauren Ciobanu

Cupcakes & Conversation with Allison Miller, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I have to admit that I’m not a morning person, but once I get up and going I think about how lucky I am that “going to work” means dancing all day. Why ballet […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Cecilia Iliesiu, Corps de ballet, Carolina Ballet

September 30, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Cecilia Iliesiu, Corps de ballet, Carolina Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I am motivated by the thought of knowing I am going to dance and my body is healthy enough to push beyond its limits. Why ballet ? Ballet is a particularly special art form […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Carlos Lopez, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre

August 19, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Carlos Lopez, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre Lopez has now left ABT and is freelancing. What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? It’s been a while that I haven’t had to think about that, because we usually rest on Mondays at ABT, but let’s say on Tuesdays, I’m motivated by […]

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Houston Ballet launches it’s 2011-2012 season

June 23, 2011

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HOUSTON BALLET LAUNCHES THE 2011-2012 SEASON WITH  RETURN OF THE MASTERS Mireille Hassenboehler & Linnar Looris in Jerome Robbins’s In the Night photograph : Amitava Sarkar Program Features Three Rarely Seen Masterworks by Three of the Twentieth Century’s Greatest Choreographers Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Epic Song of the Earth Returns to Houston Ballet’s Repertoire for the […]

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Scottish Ballet’s Autumn 2011

June 8, 2011

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____________________________________________________________________________ PRESS INFORMATION From Scottish Ballet: 6 June 2011 ____________________________________________________________________________ SCOTTISH BALLET: AUTUMN 2011 Touring Glasgow / Los Angeles / Davis, California / Minneapolis / London This autumn, Scottish Ballet will be making a round trip of 11,457 miles, visiting Glasgow, London and North America. Direct from the Edinburgh International Festival Scotland’s national dance company […]

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The Autumn 2011 Season at Sadler’s Wells

May 17, 2011

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The Autumn season at Sadlers Wells contains precious little classical ballet, with just two companies visiting and a repeat of the summer shows for Sylvie Guillem, which I’ve included in the list.  Sylvie Guillem 6000 miles away                                 Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 September Tickets: £10 – £45 Internationally acclaimed dancer Sylvie Guillem has conceived a […]

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The Royal Ballet School Summer Season details at The Royal Opera House

May 10, 2011

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      The Royal Ballet School announces details of this year’s Summer Season at the Linbury Studio Theatre and on the main stage of the Royal Opera House from Wednesday 29 June – Friday 8 July.     Summer Season 2011 commemorates ten years since the death of Dame Ninette de Valois and features her […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Matthew Lawrence, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet

March 13, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Matthew Lawrence, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Coffee Why ballet? It’s the most unique, and when done well, most insightful of art forms. Who would you most like to dance with & what would you dance? With my wife (Gaylene Cummerfield) dancing Giselle. […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ana Sophia Scheller, Soloist, New York City Ballet

February 18, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ana Sophia Scheller, Soloist, New York City Ballet   What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Well… not much, hahaha!  I am still asleep at that time.  I try to get as much sleep as I can. I don’t wake up till 9am for a 10:30am ballet class. […]

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