Tag Archives: Manon

Ballet News Reviews | Carlos Acosta at The Royal Ballet

October 22, 2015

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in rehearsal with Carlos Acosta

Ballet News Reviews | Carlos Acosta at The Royal Ballet Photo books are notoriously tricky to get just right. Expensive to produce, getting a commercially viable price point is a difficult balancing act between cost and quality. The incomparable Kirsty Mitchell has been brave enough to forego several offers from publishers for her Wonderland book that […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2015

July 13, 2015

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The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2015 The Royal Ballet School Royal Opera House Sunday, 12th July 2015 It’s easy to spot the dancers with the technical ability that allows them a certain freedom on stage. Their pointe shoes are silent. When dancers are nervous or uncertain, chances are they’ll keep their pointe shoes a little harder, and with that […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon

October 25, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada | Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon Prepare to be Seduced Opens the 2014/15 Season American Ballet Theatre’s Marcelo Gomes Appears as Guest Artist Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Kenneth MacMillan‘s Manon, which opens the 2014/15 season on November 8, 2014 at the […]

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Vail International Dance Festival 2014

August 4, 2014

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Misa Kuranaga (Boston Ballet) performs an excerpt from Bournonville's Kermesse in Bruges on the second International Evening of Dance program at the 2014 Vail International Dance Festival.

Vail International Dance Festival 2014

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Kevin Jackson bound for New York: first Australian Ballet dancer to guest star with American Ballet Theatre in 20 years

May 12, 2014

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Kevin Jackson in Manon. Photography Paul Scala

Kevin Jackson bound for New York: first Australian Ballet dancer to guest star with American Ballet Theatre in 20 years Start spreading the news: Principal Artist Kevin Jackson flying out this week to guest star with America’s national ballet company American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in New York. Invited by the company’s Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, Kevin […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sonia Rodriguez, Principal, The National Ballet of Canada

May 8, 2014

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Sonia Rodriguez. Photo by Sian Richards.

Cupcakes & Conversation with Sonia Rodriguez, Principal, The National Ballet of Canada  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The challenge of pushing myself and discovering new things. I love the time in the studio where I get to develop a role or a get to discover a new way of moving. […]

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The Royal Ballet Season 2014/15

March 31, 2014

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© ROH / Johan Persson, 2013

The Royal Ballet Season 2014/15 The Royal Ballet 2014/15 season has three world premieres (with only one likely to be classical)  including a new full length ballet by Wayne McGregor, a new one act ballet from Liam Scarlett in November alongside Kim Brandstrup’s Ceremony of Innocence, and one by Hofesh Shechter. Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote returns […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Iain Mackay, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet

March 20, 2014

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Grosse Fuge Iain Mackay photo Roy Smiljanic

Cupcakes & Conversation with Iain Mackay, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My four year old son Oscar gets me out of bed every day of the week, usually around  7.30am and always with a smile on his face. He’s so funny and happy in the morning, […]

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Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg to guest star in The Australian Ballet’s Sydney season of Manon

March 3, 2014

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Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg in Manon from The Royal Ballet Tour of Japan 2013. Photo Kiyonori Hasegawa

International ballet stars Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg to guest star in The Australian Ballet’s Sydney season of Manon Two of ballet’s brightest stars, Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg will join The Australian Ballet as guest artists this April for the Sydney season of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon. Cojocaru and Kobborg will dance in two performances: the evenings […]

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Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines

February 24, 2014

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Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines As courtesans, fashion icons, political pawns and international celebrities, the great ballerinas have played a multitude of roles both on and off the stage. They have moved from the courts of kings to stages around the globe, from the highs of public adoration to the lows of injury and scandal. But few […]

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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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The Australian Ballet brings its best to Brisbane in February 2014!

January 23, 2014

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Madeleine Eastoe and Kevin Jackson in Manon. Photography Paul Scala

The Australian Ballet brings its best to Brisbane in February 2014! Two programs no ballet fan should miss Lovers of classical technique are in for a treat when The Australian Ballet kicks off its 2014 season in Brisbane this February. The company is bringing two programs: Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece Manon and the double bill […]

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San Francisco Ballet | 2014 Opening Night Gala | Principal Casting

January 21, 2014

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PRINCIPAL CASTING FOR SAN FRANCISCO BALLET’S 2014 OPENING NIGHT GALA Last year I reported that Royal Ballet School graduate Esteban Hernandez had accepted a contract with San Francisco Ballet, and I reported on his outstanding graduate performance. Here’s some great news re casting for Hernandez at San Francisco Ballet. He’ll be premiering in Johan Kobborg’s exceptional […]

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The Australian Ballet brings its best to Brisbane in February 2014!

December 5, 2013

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Miwako Kubota in Ballet Imperial from Imperial Suite. Photography Paul Scala

The Australian Ballet brings its best to Brisbane in February 2014! Lovers of classical technique are in for a treat when The Australian Ballet kicks off its 2014 season in Brisbane next February. The company is bringing two programs: Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece Manon and the double bill Imperial Suite, which pairs George Balanchine’s Ballet […]

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Carlos Acosta | Classical Selection

July 30, 2013

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Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta | Classical Selection @ the London Coliseum One of the greatest male dancers of his generation, Carlos Acosta returns to the London Coliseum for a limited run from Tuesday 30 July – Sunday 4 August 2013, with Classical Selection, a new show presenting highlights from Carlos’ career in celebration of the year of […]

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Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection | Casting and Repetory announced

July 3, 2013

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Carlos Acosta

Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection is at the London Coliseum from July 30 to August 4. Performances: Tuesday 30 – Saturday 3 August at 7.30pm; Sunday 4 August at 3pm (no performance Thursday 1 August) Tickets: £10 – £85 Ticket office: 020 7845 9300 or 0844 412 4300   One of the greatest male dancers […]

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23 luglio 2013 Teatro Romano di Verona evento in esclusiva per l’addio alle scene di Mara Galeazzi

June 3, 2013

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The Firebird, Alice Pennefather 2012, Courtesy of ROH

23 luglio 2013 Teatro Romano di Verona evento in esclusiva per l’addio alle scene di Mara Galeazzi GALA con Primi  Ballerini  del ROYAL BALLET di Londra   Mara  Galeazzi, Lauren Cuthbertson, Sarah Lamb, Marianela Nuñez, Gary Avis, Steven McRae , Thiago Soares, Edward Watson ONEGIN passo a due del 3^ atto  tra Tatiana e Gremin Coreografia John Cranko […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Adam Bull, Principal, The Australian Ballet

May 26, 2013

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Adam Bull Amber Scott in Swan Lake Photography Jim McFarlane

Cupcakes & Conversation with Adam Bull, Principal, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? A swim in the ocean at Manly beach followed by a long macchiato. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it ? Working in […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The National Ballet of Canada’s Romeo & Juliet

April 18, 2013

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Guillaume Côté & Heather Ogden as Romeo & Juliet Photograph : Helen Maybanks

Ballet News Reviews | The National Ballet of Canada’s Romeo & Juliet Romeo & Juliet The National Ballet of Canada Sadlers Wells, London 17th April 2013 26 years is a long time to wait. The National Ballet of Canada eventually returned to London last night and the most important thing to say is that it was worth […]

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English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo profiled

April 10, 2013

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English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo profiled I recently announced that Tamara Rojo will be profiled on The South Bank Show. Over an hour, the documentary attempts to get under the skin of English National Ballet’s latest Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo, as she takes on the dual role of artistic head and principal dancer. The programme comprises […]

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