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‘Celebrating Dance 2012’ – Fundraising for the Frank Freeman Scholarship Fund

October 24, 2012

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‘Celebrating Dance 2012’ – Fundraising for the Frank Freeman Scholarship Fund   Dance students can participate in ‘Celebrating Dance 2012’ – a day of dance to be held at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) on Sunday 11 November to fundraise for the Frank Freeman Scholarship fund. The day will consist of two events: a […]

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Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer

June 15, 2012

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Carlos Acosta: Premieres - Photocall

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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The Royal Ballet’s Ed Watson & Monica Mason | Awards at the Oliviers 2012

April 15, 2012

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Press Release: London, Sunday 15 April  2012 OLIVIER AWARDS WITH MASTERCARD AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LONDON ·      SENSATIONAL NEW RECORD OF SEVEN OLIVIER AWARDS WINS FOR MATILDA THE MUSICAL, WITH LIVE LINK TO BEST DIRECTOR MATTHEW WARCHUS RECEIVING HIS AWARD FROM JAMES EARL JONES IN NEW YORK  ·      BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH […]

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The Royal Ballet Autumn booking period casting

July 6, 2011

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Royal Ballet booking period 1 | Autumn 2011 The casting for booking period one produces some notable debuts.  The headlines are : Takada debuts in The Sleeping Beauty & The Nutcracker Kish debuts in Emeralds (Jewels), Requiem, The Sleeping Beauty & The Nutcracker McRae debuts in Rubies (Jewels) Polunin debuts in Marguerite and Armand & Manon […]

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The Royal Ballet Season details for 2011/12

April 13, 2011

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Today The Royal Ballet has announced it’s plans for Monica Mason’s final season as Artistic Director. Since 1987 Mason has been involved with the direction of the company to some degree, first as Anthony Dowell’s assistant, then Assistant Director, though Acting Director and finally in December 2002 as Director.  This year we have been told that there is […]

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What the dancers of The Royal Ballet actually do [VIDEO]

February 17, 2011

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This is a brilliant video giving you a slice of life as lived at The Royal Ballet. Starring dancers such as Carlos Acosta, Tamara Rojo, Steven McRae, Melissa Hamilton, Eric Underwood, Leanne Benjamin, Edward Watson, Thiago Soares, Jose Martin, Yohei Sasaki, Marianela Nunez, Yuhui Choe, Brian Maloney, Ludovic Ondiviela, Sarah Lamb, Federico Bonelli, Valeri Hristov, Jonathan […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Wayne McGregor on DVD

January 19, 2011

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The diversity of Royal Ballet resident choreographer Wayne McGregor’s astonishing talent is demonstrated through Chroma, Infra and Limen, each created for The Royal Ballet. Intimate yet universal, light yet dark, frenetic yet lyrical, McGregor pursues his passion for exploring the inner workings of the human body and mind, his many-layered and beautiful dances providing visual, sensual and kinaesthetic stimulus […]

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Ballet NEWS | Mara Galeazzi, ‘Dancing for the Children’

March 1, 2010

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Dancing For The Children Sadlers Wells, London February 28th 2010 Marianela Nunez and Thiago Soares rehearsing Act 111 Swan Lake Photography throughout :  GILLESPIE Royal Ballet Principal Mara Galeazzi is a determined lady. Actually, it should be Dame Mara, as she was awarded the Cavaliere Del Lavoro medal (a Knighthood) in her native Italy last […]

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Ballet NEWS | BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET SCOOPS PRESTIGIOUS THE SOUTH BANK SHOW AWARD

January 27, 2010

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I’m sure you’ll all join me in congratulating Birmingham Royal Ballet on their much deserved win.  I saw this programme last year and regular readers will recall my surprise at being almost catapulted from my seat in The Manhattan Project.  The ballet is adventurous and engaging, with great use of the stage from the dancers as you’d […]

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