Tag Archives: London

Spectacular Evening of Dance Entertainment at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London

September 8, 2014

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Spectacular Evening of Dance Entertainment at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London   Major stars of ballet combine with other performers to present a unique and dazzling program of dance with 12 short & exciting pieces including several premieres and new works alongside well loved classics. The event is in aid of new charity Dance Again Foundation which […]

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Queensland Ballet debut in London with La Sylphide

September 2, 2014

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Australia’s Queensland Ballet debut in London with La Sylphide London Coliseum Theatre, London, 4th – 8th August 2015   In summer 2015 – over 30 years since it first captivated the capital’s audiences – the legendary production of August Bournonville’s ‘La Sylphide’ returns to London. This extraordinary reprise of Peter Schaufuss’ Evening Standard and Olivier […]

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Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev | Solo For Two | In Pictures

August 6, 2014

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Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev in Arthur Pita's Facada. Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev | Solo For Two | In Pictures Tonight in London, the UK premiere of Arthur Pita’s Facada will be performed as part of Solo For Two, with Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev. Pita adapted Facada specifically, from his original piece God’s Garden. The piece features Elizabeth McGorian and original music. […]

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English National Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet in Pictures

June 11, 2014

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

English National Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet in Pictures English National Ballet’s in-the-round version of Romeo & Juliet opens tonight, at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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Blooming Tutus

April 29, 2014

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Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

Blooming Tutus tutu ballet skirt, from Fr. tutu, alteration of cucu, infantile reduplication of cul “bottom, backside.” Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper It’s also the case that if you said ‘tutu’ in Hawaii, you’d be talking about your Grandmother; in New Zealand it’s a poisonous plant and Tutu de Feijão is a paste made of […]

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The Royal Ballet | The Winter’s Tale | In Pictures

April 10, 2014

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Sarah Lamb as Perdita and Steven McRae as Florizel in Act II of The Winter’s Tale

The Royal Ballet | The Winter’s Tale   The Royal Ballet’s new full length narrative ballet, Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, by Christopher Wheeldon opened tonight at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. The production runs until Thursday 8th May 2014.

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET presents the LONDON premiere of THE PRINCE OF THE PAGODAS

March 18, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET presents the LONDON premiere performances of David Bintley’s THE PRINCE OF THE PAGODAS   The full-length ballet is one of the  closing highlights of the world-wide Britten 100 celebrations   Britten’s only full-length ballet score to be performed during the Britten 100 celebrations      Designs by Olivier award-winning and War Horse designer […]

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English National Ballet My First Ballet: Coppélia

February 12, 2014

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English National Ballet My First Ballet: Coppélia   My First Ballet: Coppélia 5 April – 25 May 2014, Peacock Theatre, London and on tour PRESS PERFORMANCES: Tuesday 8th April 2pm and 7pm Concept and Direction: George Williamson Choreography: George Williamson, after Ronald Hynd Musical Director: Gavin Sutherland Design: David Walker with additional costumes by Wizzy […]

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The National Ballet of Canada 2014/15 Season Announced

February 3, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada 2014/15 Season Announced Canadian Premiere of The Tempest by Alexei Ratmansky World Premiere by Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté Tours to Los Angeles and Ottawa Future Projects: The Winter’s Tale and Le Petit Prince Watch the 2014/15 Season Announcement Video with Karen Kain > February 3, 2014… Karen Kain, Artistic Director […]

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Ballet News Reviews | English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire

January 10, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire As stories go, Le Corsaire isn’t one you’d want to dwell on. At its core, the message isn’t a pleasant one to dwell on, even if it is supposed to be make-believe. However, staging this new production by Anna-Marie Holmes for English National Ballet has its […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Natalie Gumede & Artem Chigvintsev Tango into primary school

November 21, 2013

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Strictly Come Dancing | Natalie Gumede & Artem Chigvintsev Tango into primary school Yesterday Natalie and Artem visited a local primary school in Kentish Town, London to give the pupils a sneak peak of this week’s routine (the Tango) and to show all of the children how much fun dancing can be. Natalie and Artem […]

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JACQUES D’AMBOISE TO TAPE VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION

October 22, 2013

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  JACQUES D’AMBOISE TO TAPE VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION Renowned former principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise to coach Who Cares?   New York City­­­—Jacques d’Amboise, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for over three decades, and the original male lead in Who Cares?, will coach the ballet for The George Balanchine Foundation’s […]

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IDS Dance School of the Year Award is launched

October 11, 2013

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IDS Dance School of the Year Award is launched The UK’s first-ever nationwide search is on, to identify and celebrate the Dance School of the Year. The IDS Dance School of the Year Award is the initiative of IDS (International Dance Supplies). Applications were opened to over 7,000 dance schools which are currently trading with […]

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THE UK PREMIERE OF KINGS OF THE DANCE

September 10, 2013

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Ivan Vasiliev in La Bayadère. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor.

THE UK PREMIERE OF KINGS OF THE DANCE 19th – 22nd MARCH 2014, LONDON COLISEUM The critically-acclaimed KINGS OF THE DANCE makes its UK debut at the London Coliseum, Wednesday 19th – Saturday 22nd March 2014, showcasing the phenomenal artistry, style and power of its celebrated male dancers. The current KINGS OF THE DANCE line-up […]

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English National Ballet | Principal Casting Announced For Le Corsaire

July 31, 2013

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Le Corsaire

English National Ballet | Principal Casting Announced For Le Corsaire Principal casting is today announced for English National Ballet’s new production of Le Corsaire (The Pirate) which premieres in Milton Keynes on 17 October 2013.  The production will then tour to Southampton, Oxford, Bristol, London and Manchester. Full details as follows:   Milton Keynes Thursday […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET presents the LONDON premiere performances of David Bintley’s THE PRINCE OF THE PAGODAS

July 23, 2013

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET presents the LONDON premiere performances of David Bintley’s THE PRINCE OF THE PAGODAS     The full-length ballet is one of the closing highlights of the world-wide Britten 100 celebrations   Britten’s only ballet score to be performed during the Britten 100 celebrations      Designs by Olivier award-winning and War Horse […]

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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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English National Ballet @ Buckingham Palace

July 13, 2013

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Picture by Ashley Bingham. Picture taken at the Coroation Festival. Buckingham Palace,

English National Ballet @ Buckingham Palace On Friday night English National Ballet performed Tempus, a newly commissioned piece by George Williamson for the Coronation Festival Gala, held in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace. The Festival was arranged by the Royal Warrant Holders; companies who have supplied the Queen, her husband or her eldest son for at […]

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Serenaded by Boston Ballet

July 4, 2013

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Boston Ballet in Serenade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Serenaded by Boston Ballet Boston Ballet are in London for just one week, and one of the ballets they have brought with them is George Balanchine’s Serenade. You can see the company dance at the London Coliseum. There are more photographs of the company and booking details in my earlier feature on Serenade

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CASTING IS ANNOUNCED for LES SAISONS RUSSES DU XX1e SIECLE at the COLISEUM – JULY 16-20

July 3, 2013

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CASTING IS ANNOUNCED for LES SAISONS RUSSES DU XX1e SIECLE at the COLISEUM – JULY 16-20 Making their highly anticipated return to the Coliseum in July, Les Saisons Russes will perform three programmes – a total of six ballets – including the London premiere of Cléopâtre – Ida Rubinstein, choreographed by Patrick de Bana plus […]

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