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The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker Live Stream Tonight

November 25, 2015

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The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker Live Stream Tonight Tune in from 7.15pm GMT tonight for a live stream direct from the Royal Ballet in their home at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. They are rehearsing Peter Wright’s production of The Nutcracker – surely a must-see at Christmas – and the rehearsal will feature […]

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Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet

May 15, 2014

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Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet The expert, professional ballet dancers you see on stage today have been through rigorous, deliberate and repetitive training to become elite athletes. They keyword here is expert. ‘Expertise’ is defined in a study (1) as “the result of intense practice for a minimum of ten years.” Any sort of practice won’t do, either. The study […]

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Royal Academy of Dance launches its new Grades 4 and 5 syllabi: Toward the Future

January 8, 2014

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Royal Academy of Dance launches its new Grades 4 and 5 syllabi: Toward the Future On 3 January 2013, at the Mermaid Conference and Events Centre in London, the Royal Academy of Dance launched its new Grades 4 and 5 syllabi. This concluded a 5 year review of the Academy’s syllabi, which began with Pre Primary […]

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A STAR-STUDDED GALA EVENING OF DANCE AND SONG IN AID OF THE YORKSHIRE BALLET SUMMER SCHOOL

August 12, 2013

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A STAR-STUDDED GALA EVENING OF DANCE AND SONG IN AID OF THE YORKSHIRE BALLET SUMMER SCHOOL Celebrating its 40th anniversary SADLER’S WELLS – Sunday September 29th at 7.00pm Tickets: £12 to £85 Hosted by SIR ANTHONY DOWELL and SIR DEREK JACOBI and with stars of the ROYAL BALLET, BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET, SCOTTISH BALLET, NORTHERN BALLET, ENGLISH NATIONAL […]

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Genée International Ballet Competition 2013 – ‘Creative Spaces’ events announced

April 30, 2013

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Genée International Ballet Competition 2013 – ‘Creative Spaces’ events announced Creative Spaces Glasgow, a series of events in conjunction with the Genée International Ballet Competition 2013, will be presented by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) on the weekend of 28–29 September at two Glasgow-based venues. The interesting assortment of events includes a book-signing with […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET TAKES ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, SWAN LAKE AND A GALA PROGRAMME TO JAPAN

April 19, 2013

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THE ROYAL BALLET TAKES ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, SWAN LAKE AND A GALA PROGRAMME TO JAPAN   Friday 5 to Sunday 14 July 2013   The Royal Ballet returns to the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo with three exciting programmes including the Asian premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Anthony Dowell’s production of […]

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Genée International Ballet Competition 2013 – Tickets on sale and semi-finals judges announced

April 19, 2013

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Genée International Ballet Competition 2013 – Tickets on sale and semi-finals judges announced With only five months to go until competition begins, tickets have gone on general release for the semi-finals and Final of the prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition, taking place from 20-29 September 2013 in Glasgow. Matthew Cunningham, RAD Director of Marketing and […]

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Natalia Osipova joins The Royal Ballet next season

April 8, 2013

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Natalia Osipova joins The Royal Ballet next season

Natalia Osipova joins The Royal Ballet next season Natalia Osipova joins The Royal Ballet in the 2013/14 Season. Her first performances will be as Juliet in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet with Carlos Acosta. This follows a guest slot during the run of Swan Lake, also with Acosta. Director of The Royal Ballet Kevin O’Hare said “I’m delighted […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Olivia Cowley | #adayinthelifeofacorpsballerina

April 8, 2013

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The Royal Ballet’s Olivia Cowley | Pointe Shoes & Plasters There is nothing remotely glamorous about being a professional ballet dancer. As Olivia Cowley, a dancer in her 10th season with The Royal Ballet tells me, “people think it’s blisters but actually it’s not. It’s the nails, the bed of the nails, no matter how […]

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

March 25, 2013

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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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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF ALEX BEARD AS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE

March 19, 2013

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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF ALEX BEARD AS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE Simon Robey, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, today announced the appointment of Alex Beard to the position of Chief Executive. Alex Beard comes to the Royal Opera House from Tate where he is currently Deputy Director. He will take up his […]

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Genée International Ballet Competition 2013

March 14, 2013

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Genée International Ballet Competition 2013 RAD announces judging team and choreographer for Final Retired Principal ballet dancer Darcey Bussell CBE, Royal Ballet Director Kevin O’Hare and Scottish Ballet Artistic Director Christopher Hampson will judge the Final at this year’s Genée International Ballet Competition, to be held in Glasgow in September in association with the Royal Conservatoire […]

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The Royal Ballet announces 2013/14 season

March 13, 2013

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The Royal Ballet announces 2013/14 season Today saw the launch of Artistic Director Kevin O’Hare’s second season at The Royal Ballet, and he was characteristically understated but also quietly confident that as his first season is going very well – the company is selling almost all of the tickets it offers – and is excited about the new season. Has […]

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The Royal Ballet | Tamara Rojo’s final curtain call

February 22, 2013

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The Royal Ballet | Tamara Rojo’s final curtain call Last night was Royal Ballet Principal dancer Tamara Rojo’s final curtain call at The Royal Opera House. Rojo danced Marguerite and Armand alongside Sergei Polunin. Tamara Rojo was a Principal dancer with The Royal Ballet for 12 years and left The Royal Ballet last year to become Artistic […]

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Artistic Director of The Hong Kong Ballet attends Rural Retreat in the UK

January 9, 2013

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Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of The Hong Kong Ballet, attends Rural Retreat in the UK <Hong Kong – 9 January 2012> At the beginning of January 2013, The Hong Kong Ballet’s Madeleine Onne was one of 28 Artistic Directors from the world’s foremost dance companies who attended the 10th Rural Retreat for dance leaders. The event, hosted […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Repertoire Announced for The Tenth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize

November 20, 2012

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National Ballet of Canada | Repertoire Announced for The Tenth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize Hosted by Sonia Rodriguez and Rex Harrington November 20, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the repertoire for The Tenth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize which takes place November […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Emma Hawes and Brendan Saye

October 9, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada | Emma Hawes and Brendan Saye  The Erik Bruhn Prize Competitors Guillaume Côté Creates New Work for Choreographic Prize October 9, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Corps de Ballet members Emma Hawes and Brendan Saye will represent the company at The […]

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English National Ballet announces Tamara Rojo as its new Artistic Director

April 13, 2012

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English National Ballet announces Tamara Rojo as its new Artistic Director This morning the news has been officially released that Royal Ballet Principal dancer Tamara Rojo has been appointed Artistic Director of English National Ballet. Is this the worst-kept secret in ballet ? In part, yes; due to an inadvertently premature tweet from a broadcaster that was picked […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET 2012/13 SEASON

March 14, 2012

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The Royal Ballet 2012/13 season details   Six world premieres Two works new to the Company Classics including Swan Lake,      La Bayadère and The Nutcracker Other full-length ballets Mayerling,      Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland      and Onegin One act ballets by Balanchine, Fokine, McGregor, Nureyev, Robbins,      Scarlett and Wheeldon The Royal Ballet in Northern        […]

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET AND TWB AND TWSB DANCERS WIN NUMEROUS AWARDS AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DANCE COMPETITIONS

March 10, 2012

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET AND TWB AND TWSB DANCERS WIN NUMEROUS AWARDS AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DANCE COMPETITIONS AURORA DICKIE AND JUNXIONG ZHAO WIN MEDALS AT THE BIANNUAL Cape Town International Ballet Competition (CTIBC) Alvin Tovstogray wins gold at tanzolymp 2012 The Washington School of Ballet (Twsb) Wins Outstanding School award While Twsb dancers win numerous […]

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