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Full West End casting announced for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

September 11, 2016

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Full West End casting announced for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Jane Asher, Haydn Oakley, Zoë Rainey, David Seadon-Young and Ashley Day join Broadway stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope in the Tony® Award-winning new musical Dominion Theatre from 4 March 2017 Full casting is announced for Christopher Wheeldon’s stunning reinvention of the Oscar® winning film (that starred Gene Kelly and […]

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London welcomes AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

April 24, 2016

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London welcomes AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Broadway’s Tony® Award-winning new musical Dominion Theatre from March 2017   An American in Paris bursts into life on the West End stage for the first time when Christopher Wheeldon’s multi award-winning new Broadway musical comes to London’s Dominion Theatre next spring.  Inspired by the Oscar® winning film and featuring the timeless music and […]

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The Royal Ballet Announces Promotions, Joiners & Leavers for 2015/16 Season

June 29, 2015

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The Royal Ballet Announces Promotions, Joiners & Leavers for 2015/16 Season The Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, has promoted the following dancers for the forthcoming season. These are all well-deserved promotions. However, please note that there are no promotions to Principal. To First Soloist – Francesca Hayward and James Hay. To Soloist – […]

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CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY, JACK THE RIPPER, AND HIGH-SPEED ACTION COMBINE FOR AN EXHILARATING TRIPLE BILL AT THE ROYAL BALLET

March 24, 2014

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CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY, JACK THE RIPPER, AND HIGH-SPEED ACTION COMBINE FOR AN EXHILARATING TRIPLE BILL AT THE ROYAL BALLET Serenade – George Balanchine Sweet Violets – Liam Scarlett DGV: Danse à grande vitesse – Christopher Wheeldon 14 – 26 May The ethereal choreography of George Balanchine’s atmospheric and emotionally subtle Serenade opens the Triple-Bill with a […]

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The Royal Ballet | Hansel and Gretel in pictures

May 9, 2013

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The Royal Ballet | Hansel and Gretel in pictures Hansel and Gretel opened this week at The Royal Opera House. Here’s a taste of the production. Liam Scarlett’s Hansel and Gretel is in rep until 11th May. Please note that this may not be suitable for children.

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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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Royal Ballet Live

March 28, 2012

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Royal Ballet Live | Highlights Last Friday, March 23rd, The Royal Ballet launched a first for them – Royal Ballet Live; a live streaming day showing daily class, rehearsals, interviews and an Insight Evening, with their media partner The Guardian. The trailer for Royal Ballet Live asked the question, “have you ever wondered what it takes […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis and Friends

June 8, 2011

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Suffolk Dancer brings Royal Ballet & English National Ballet Stars to The Regent Theatre, Ipswich for the first time in almost 40 years It’s been a long time coming, but (drum roll)… Ladies, Gentleman & Children, Gary Avis treads the boards in his home town with his gala on behalf of The Hunger Project. After a […]

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The Royal Ballet : Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland World Premiere

March 1, 2011

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland The Royal Ballet Covent Garden, London Monday, February 28th 2011 How hard is it really, to put together a brand new full evening story ballet ?  Not hard at all, if you have the right team. The Royal Ballet has been missing pieces of the puzzle for twenty years,  but it stops […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Apollo’s Angels by Jennifer Homans

November 29, 2010

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Ballet News Reviews | Apollo’s Angels by Jennifer Homans Jennifer Homan’s history of ballet, Apollo’s Angels, is told from the perspective of a former dancer (trained at the School of American Ballet, performed with Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet & Pacific Northwest Ballet) who “grappled with the knotty interpretative dilemmas of the various […]

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The Royal Ballet Yearbook 2010/11

October 4, 2010

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The Royal Ballet Yearbook 2010/11 is out now.  It’s a look back at the previous year and a look towards the up-coming rep, with plenty of images along the way. Johan Persson’s photograph of Leanne Cope on page 41 is worth the purchase price alone.  Lovely to see her getting the credit she deserves.

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Ballet NEWS | Royal Ballet Triple Bill reviewed – As One|Rushes – Fragments of a lost story|Infra

February 21, 2010

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As One|Rushes – Fragments of a lost story|Infra The Royal Ballet February 19th 2010 As a First Artist with the Royal Ballet company, Jonathan Watkins choreographed his first ballet for the main Covent Garden stage boldly using his colleagues from all ranks – including Principals. They in turn relished the chance to have a new work […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet – The Nutcracker

December 17, 2009

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The Nutcracker The Royal Ballet December 16th 2009 There is something quite infectious about The Nutcracker; no matter how many times you’ve seen it before the magic, sparkle and snow will get you every time. Everything glitters and resistance is futile. The Royal Ballet’s production is full of magic, brought about by Gary Avis’ interpretation […]

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Ballet NEWS | A Dream of Africa

September 28, 2009

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Sunday, 27th September 2009 The Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music London Every now and then, like-minded people collaborate and generously give their time for a good cause. Masterminded by Henry Roche and Penny David, ‘A Dream of Africa’ was born – a heady mix of ballet and music to celebrate the lives of Martin […]

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Ballet NEWS | ROYAL BALLET GALA TOMORROW EVENING

September 26, 2009

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Here are the very latest details for tomorrow nights show. As I type this, there are a few tickets left so if you are keen to see the dancers of The Royal Ballet performing World Premieres in a unique setting, please do book quickly ! Unusually for a Gala night, the tickets are extremely good […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet dancers in ‘A Dream of Africa’

September 14, 2009

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I recently gave you preliminary details of the rep & casting for the ‘A Dream of Africa’ Gala, a charity Gala night taking place in a fortnight, and featuring dancers from The Royal Ballet. I can now fill in some more of the gaps and this is what you can look forward to if you […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Leanne Cope, First Artist, The Royal Ballet

September 8, 2009

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 Cupcakes & Conversation with Leanne Cope, First Artist, The Royal Ballet Leanne has recently been promoted to First Artist. The Royal Ballet’s Autumn season opens with Mayerling at the Royal Opera House from 8th October. What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I find Monday morning is the easiest day to get […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet announces promotions

July 16, 2009

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15 JULY 2009 For immediate release Steven McRae becomes The Royal Ballet’s newest Principal in 2009/10 season promotions The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae has been promoted to Principal in the recent Company promotions. The Australian dancer joined the Company in 2004 after two years at The Royal Ballet School and has risen quickly through the […]

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Ballet NEWS | New Work in the Linbury – updated details

May 8, 2009

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Hi everyone, Just a couple of updates to the information in my earlier post, notably who is choreographing each piece, and the details of Kristen McNally’s piece. Yes we did… Choreography : Kristen McNally Sian Murphy Romany Pajdak Pietra Mello Pittman Akane Takada Tom Whitehead Ryiochi Hirano Ernst Meisner Richard Ramsey Liam Scarlett Andrej Uspenski […]

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