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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance

July 15, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance Royal Opera House, London 14th July 2013 This isn’t what I expected to be writing, but the stand-out piece from the Annual Matinee was a contemporary one – Seven Greek Dances (excerpts) by Maurice Béjart. It was the stand-out […]

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The Royal Ballet Dances Frederick Ashton

April 5, 2013

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The Royal Ballet Dances Frederick Ashton

The Royal Ballet Dances Frederick Ashton An upcoming mixed bill called The Royal Ballet Dances Frederick Ashton will feature five of his ballets : La Valse Méditation from Thaïs (performed by retiring Principal Leanne Benjamin) Voices of Spring Monotones l and ll Marguerite and Armand (Tamara Rojo’s last performance with the company and partnered by […]

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The Royal Ballet casting | Debuts during Winter 2012/13

July 18, 2012

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The Royal Ballet casting debuts during Winter 2012/13 Following the recently announced company promotions, there are some notable debuts in place during the Winter season at The Royal Ballet, which covers the period between November 2012 and April 2013, so here are the dates and details for your diary.  Public booking opens on 17th October 2012. Please note that listing […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET 2012/13 SEASON

March 14, 2012

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Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet, Photo : Johan Persson

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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Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Jeffrey Stanton Announces Retirement

November 25, 2010

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Jeffrey Stanton Announces Retirement Final Performances During 2010-2011 Season Seattle, WA – Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and principal dancer Jeffrey Stanton have announced that Mr. Stanton will be retiring at the end of the 2010-2011 season, following a 23-year career, 17 years of which were spent with […]

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Royal Ballet to pay tribute to Dame Alicia Alonso

October 11, 2010

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ROYAL BALLET TO PAY TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THE 20TH CENTURY’S GREATEST BALLERINAS On Friday 15 October 2010, The Royal Ballet will pay tribute to Dame Alicia Alonso, Founder and Director of the Nacional Ballet de Cuba. Dame Alicia will celebrate her 90th birthday later in the year, and in a special acknowledgment of her outstanding […]

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Kim Brandstrup’s new ballet – Invitus Invitam

September 21, 2010

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As part of the Autumn season at The Royal Opera House, a quadruple bill comprising  La Valse | New Brandstrup | Winter Dreams | Theme & Variations  opens on Friday 15th October 2010.  If you booked tickets for this bill long before the name had been announced, you might like to know that Kim Brandstrup’s […]

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Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet’s Celisa Diuana

September 19, 2010

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Celisa Diuana is a corps de ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet in London’s Covent Garden.  I’ve published a series of behind the scenes video clips, taken during the photo/fashion shoot which took place recently.  If you’ve missed any of the earlier features in this series, you can read my pre-season interview with Celisa – […]

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Behind the scenes photoshoot at The Royal Ballet

September 17, 2010

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So, what does go into producing great photographs on a ballet + fashion shoot ? I promised you I’d upload some videos from my recent photo shoot with Royal Ballet corps de ballet dancer Celisa Diuana, and here is the first one !  Un-edited, deliberately, the aim is to give you a glimpse of the […]

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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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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet Period 1 latest casting

July 1, 2010

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Period 1 is your first chance to see some of the new joiners on the Covent Garden stage for the first time – Kish & Mendizabal in Theme and Variations and Winter Dreams respectively, as well as seeing the newly promoted dancers, notably Polunin to Principal. Also back on the Covent Garden stage after a […]

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