Tag Archives: Les Patineurs

The Royal Ballet School returns to Opera Holland Park for a spectacular series of performances

March 21, 2016

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The Royal Ballet School returns to Opera Holland Park for a spectacular series of performances   The School’s 2016 Summer Season will include four performances at Opera Holland Park with a finale on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, sponsored by Vacheron Constantin The programme will include new work created on students by […]

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THE SARASOTA BALLET JOINS THE LINEUP FOR THE 11th ANNUAL FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK CITY

August 12, 2014

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THE SARASOTA BALLET JOINS THE LINEUP FOR THE 11th ANNUAL FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK CITY Making their New York City debut, The Sarasota Ballet will perform Les Patineurs     Joining the roster of acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, The Sarasota Ballet is excited to announce their participation […]

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Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet

February 26, 2014

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(L-R) in Les Sylphides, circa 1939. Robert Helpmann, Margot Fonteyn - (C)

Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet     As part of the BBC’s Short Ballet Season, Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet describes how the onset of war isolated Britain and its small ballet companies, which were then given the chance to shine through adversity. From 1939 […]

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Ballet at Christmas

December 24, 2013

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 Ballet at Christmas Looking for ballet on television over the holidays ? Here’s your guide. Carlos Acosta’s new Royal Ballet production of Don Quixote is on BBC Four at 8pm on Christmas Day. On Sky Arts you can see : Les Patineurs on 15 December at 3.30pm and then at various other times during the festive period. The […]

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The Sarasota Ballet to Host the 2014 Sir Frederick Ashton Festival

November 28, 2013

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The Sarasota Ballet to Host the 2014 Sir Frederick Ashton Festival The four-day festival will honor the life and works of the acclaimed British choreographer and feature 10 Ashton ballets   The Sarasota Ballet formally announced today that they will host a four-day festival, April 30 through May 3, which will honor the life and […]

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Sergei Polunin takes on James Dean

March 10, 2012

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Sergei Polunin dances James Dean for Men in Motion With a headline screaming “Sergei Polunin: I’ll give up ballet by 26” in The Guardian last Tuesday, Alex Needham wrote that, “Men in Motion includes the first dance he [Polunin] has ever choreographed, a piece about James Dean.” What happened was, Polunin commissioned his former colleague, Royal Ballet […]

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The Royal Ballet | new DVD release

October 14, 2011

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The Royal Ballet releases a trio of Ashton works on DVD From October 31st, and just in time for Christmas presents, Opus Arte release three of Fredrick Ashton’s ballet’s : Les Patineurs/Scènes de ballet/Divertissements. The Divertissements include Darcey Bussell, Carlos Acosta, Leanne Benjamin, Tamara Rojo, Miyako Yoshida, Steven McRae & Jonathan Cope.

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The Royal Opera House | The Frederick Ashton Foundation

October 8, 2011

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Saturday 8 October 2011 LAUNCH OF  FREDERICK ASHTON FOUNDATION The Frederick Ashton Foundation is launched today, with the principal aim of perpetuating the legacy and work of the distinguished English choreographer. The Frederick Ashton Foundation is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. It will be based at the Royal Opera House,Covent Garden. The […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Mourns Alexander Grant

October 3, 2011

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The National Ballet of Canada Mourns Alexander Grant Former Artistic Director Dies at 86 October 3, 2011… The National Ballet of Canada mourns the death of Alexander Grant, Artistic Director from 1976 to 1983, who passed away on Friday, September 30 in London, England at the age of 86. Alexander Grant and David Scott. Photo […]

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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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American Ballet Theatre, Programme One, Sadlers Wells, London

February 2, 2011

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American Ballet Theatre Programme One Seven Sonatas, Known By heart, Duo Concertant, Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once Sadlers Wells 1st February 2011 Receiving its UK Premiere, Seven Sonatas launches American Ballet Theatre’s first programme of triple bills during this tour to London.  Choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky it’s a piece for three couples who flow and […]

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Ballet School – behind the barre

November 11, 2010

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English National Ballet School | Behind the barre This year I am following two English National Ballet School (ENBS) students; one in the first year and one in the third (graduate) year. The latest available Ofsted inspection report (2008) gave the three year National Diploma in Professional Dance (classical ballet) an ‘outstanding’ grade.  The report […]

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The Royal Ballet casting – Booking Period 2

November 8, 2010

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Carlos Acosta as Siegfried Tamara Rojo as Odette in Swan Lake Act IV photo Johan Persson

  The Royal Ballet repertory for Period 2 | Winter 2010, with casting, is as follows.  Regular readers will already know Celisa Diuana, and I have highlighted her name as it appears in the casting for Les Patineurs – I hope you will be able to see her on Christmas Eve ! Cinderella 20 | 24 […]

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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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The Royal Ballet Season announced – 09/10

April 22, 2009

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It’s that time of year again. The bluebells and first peonies are out, and the Royal Opera House reveals what is in store for the coming season. The Royal Ballet season runs from October – June; in July they go on tour (this summer – in a huge coup for the company – to Cuba). […]

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The Royal Ballet Season 09/10

April 18, 2009

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The details for the Royal Ballet’s new season are expected to be announced formally on 22nd April, however, the Royal Opera House has sent out the details to Patrons ahead of that date. More details & comment will follow after the official announcement next week but for now here is the Season 09/10 in the […]

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