Tag Archives: London 2012

Ballet News Reviews | Titian | Metamorphosis

January 24, 2013

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Federico Bonelli as Actaeon and Marianela Nunez as Diana with her Nymphs in Diana and Actaeon. Photographer : Andrej Uspenski/Royal Opera House

Ballet News Reviews | Titian | Metamorphosis: A collaboration between The Royal Ballet and The National Gallery It’s not often that a book comes along that is so compelling that you find yourself totally absorbed within its pages for hours at a time. Titian | Metamorphosis is one such rarity. If you missed the Imagine : Dancing with Titian programme, […]

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Behind the scenes at the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony

August 27, 2012

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ballet dancer at the Olympics Closing Ceremony

Behind the scenes at the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Olivia Devyea had a bumpy ride to the Olympics, but after being selected to dance along with hundreds of other ballet dancers and Darcey Bussell, the roller-coaster really took off. Devyea tells her story of how this amazing opportunity came about and what was involved. “I […]

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Ballet Backstage | First hand account of the Olympics Closing Ceremony

August 14, 2012

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ballet dancers at olympics closing ceremony

Backstage at the Olympics Closing Ceremony & rehearsals with the ballet dancers So, what does it feel like to dance in front of an audience of 26 million people ? Last year one of the Olympics casting directors asked me to help them find hundreds of ballet dancers who could dance very strongly en pointe, and in October […]

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Darcey Bussell flies in to the Olympics Closing Ceremony on a flaming phoenix

August 13, 2012

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Darcey Bussell

Darcey Bussell flies in to the Olympics Closing Ceremony Retired Royal Ballet dancer Darcey Bussell spectacularly flew into the Olympic Stadium last night on a flaming phoenix to dance to a piece created by Christopher Wheeldon. As Bussell lands on the centre stage, she’s met by four male dancers – Gary Avis, Jonathan Cope, Edward Watson and Nehemiah Kish – […]

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BT ArtBoxes in London

June 17, 2012

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BT ArtBox Just as with the recent Faberge Big Egg Hunt, a new collection is springing up all over London but lacks a ballet theme.  We can’t have that ! The K6, or Red Phone Box to you and I – was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate King George V’s Silver Jubilee. We’ve […]

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London 2012 opportunity for Birmingham dancers with a learning disability

February 24, 2012

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London 2012 opportunity for Birmingham dancers with a learning disability People with a learning disability in Birmingham have been given the opportunity to take part in a dance project inspired by the London 2012 Games, which will be screened throughout the UK by the BBC. We Dance is a grassroots dance scheme that will see […]

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Ballet dancers needed for London 2012

October 6, 2011

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Ballet News | Talented pointe-trained ballet dancers are needed for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London Olympics next year.  Are you a strong on pointe ? Pro or amateur ? A UK resident, aged 18 years +?  Free for audition (date, tba) and then rehearsals in June and July next year ? Then this opportunity […]

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Ballet, Birmingham & Me – casting for Cinderella announced

September 21, 2010

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For immediate release Cinderella casting announced – but will she end up with the Prince?   Casting has been announced for Ballet, Birmingham & Me’s version of Cinderella, which will see 80 young Brummies from across the city perform their own extraordinary version of the famous ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome this Christmas. But although the […]

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