Tag Archives: Marius Petipa

Ballet News Reviews | The Mikhailovsky Ballet, Giselle

March 26, 2013

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Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in Giselle © The Mikhailovsky Theatre

Ballet News Reviews | The Mikhailovsky Ballet, Giselle Giselle, ou Les Wilis The Mikhailovsky Ballet Tuesday 26th March 2013 London Coliseum What a night. One of those rarer-than-hens-teeth nights in the theatre when you’re transported into the ballet and time stands still. The sets for the Mikhailovsky Ballet’s Giselle are beautiful – first rustic and […]

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Ballet Gala with The Royal Ballet’s Alina Cojocaru

March 20, 2013

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Ballet Gala with The Royal Ballet’s Alina Cojocaru Alina Cojocaru launched the fundraising for the Bucharest Hospice Appeal through her first gala for Hospices of Hope in May 2008, which was a sell-out performance. We are delighted that Alina has now offered to provide us with another unique evening as we approach the completion of this […]

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Ballet san Jose presents Don Quixote

January 26, 2013

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Ballet San Jose Don Quixote. Alexsandra Meijer as Kitri. Photograph Chris Hardy

Ballet san Jose presents Don Quixote AT A GLANCE WHO: Ballet San Jose presents WHAT: Don Quixote WHEN: February 15-17, 2013 WHERE: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Boulevard (corner of Park Avenue) in downtown San Jose. WHY: This is a Ballet San Jose company premiere. Comedy, adventure and romance. A wonderful […]

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The Hong Kong Ballet | The Sleeping Beauty

January 14, 2013

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The Hong Kong Ballet | The Sleeping Beauty A Production by Cynthia Harvey, former Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre & The Royal Ballet Starring Stuttgart Ballet Principal Dancer Friedemann Vogel <Hong Kong – 14 January 2013>  Commissioned for The Hong Kong Ballet in 2010 and produced by former Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre and The […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Liam Scarlett choreographs for Miami City Ballet

January 13, 2013

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The Royal Ballet’s Liam Scarlett choreographs again for Miami City Ballet Liam Scarlett recently became The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence and is now choreographing full time. He’s in demand the world over and has recently premiered a new work for Miami City Ballet called Euphotic. Rehearsal footage shows Scarlett talking about the piece and how hard the […]

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Ballet News Reviews | English National Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

January 10, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | English National Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty English National Ballet London Coliseum Wednesday, January 9th 2013 English National Ballet dance Kenneth MacMillan’s production of The Sleeping Beauty (after Marius Petipa), and MacMillan regarded it as the most important classical ballet. This company, especially Tamara Rojo, dance it with the required gravitas. Dressed in Nicholas […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Tatiana Leskova : A ballerina at large

January 3, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | Tatiana Leskova : A ballerina at large Tatiana Leskova is one of the last surviving pupils of dancers from the golden age of the Imperial Russian Ballet; the daughter of exiled Russians whose mother, Helena, conceived her in Venice, Italy, and born in Paris in 1922. This biography, first published in Brazil and […]

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The Washington Ballet presents

October 23, 2012

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The Washington Ballet presents     November 29 – December 23 at the Warner Theatre 2012 marks the 120th Anniversary of  The Nutcracker November 24 and 25 at THEARC Theater The Nutcracker Tea Party December 9   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) celebrates the 120th anniversary of the first performance of The Nutcracker […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance

July 16, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance The Royal Ballet School Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Sunday, July 15th 2012 I want to start right off by saying that this years performance was the strongest I’ve ever seen from The Royal Ballet School students – right across the board from Lower to Upper […]

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The Royal Ballet School announces details of its Summer Season 2012

June 24, 2012

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The Royal Ballet School announces details of its Summer Season 2012 at the Linbury Studio Theatre and on the main stage of the Royal Opera House from Wednesday 4 – 7 and 15 July. The Royal Ballet School Summer Season 2012 features choreography by former students of The Royal Ballet School including world premieres of […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Angela Malan, Senior Principal dancer, Ballet Mistress and Coach, South African Ballet Theatre

May 27, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Angela Malan, Senior Principal dancer, Ballet Mistress and Coach, South African Ballet Theatre  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I am motivated by the constant, yet unobtainable strive for perfection! Why ballet ? Ballet is the only thing that feeds all I need: my soul, my body, […]

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Mzansi Productions and The South African Ballet Theatre present the first-ever production in South Africa of Le Corsaire

May 22, 2012

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Mzansi Productions and The South African Ballet Theatre present the first-ever production in South Africa of the great ballet classic Le Corsaire A Ballet in two Acts 19 to 29 July 2012 An exotic tale of love and adventure and a glittering showcase of virtuoso dancing in classical ballet’s grandest style, Le Corsaire brims with breath-taking spectacle, […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Piotr Stanczyk, Principal, National Ballet of Canada

May 17, 2012

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Piotr Stanczyk in Hamlet Photo Christopher Wahl

Cupcakes & Conversation with Piotr Stanczyk, Principal, National Ballet of Canada Piotr will dance the title role in Hamlet, which makes its North American premiere on June 1 in Toronto, Canada at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. He will also perform in Chroma by Wayne McGregor, June 13 to 17, 2012.   […]

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS RUDOLF NUREYEV’S VIBRANT MASTERPIECE DON QUIXOTE

April 4, 2012

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS RUDOLF NUREYEV’S VIBRANT MASTERPIECE DON QUIXOTE   Boston Ballet’s Spring Season of Dance Continues at The Boston Opera House   BOSTON, MA – April 4, 2012 – Boston Ballet presents Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote, April 26 – May 6, at The Boston Opera House, continuing the 2012 spring season of dance. The […]

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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces Spring Showcase 2012 Repertoire

March 19, 2012

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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces Spring Showcase 2012 Repertoire March 19, 2012…Canada’s National Ballet School is pleased to announce the repertoire for its upcoming Spring Showcase performances.  This year’s program once again features a wide array of works of both classical and contemporary style.  As announced in February, Spring Showcase 2012 presents the world premiere […]

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The Hong Kong Ballet | Giselle – The most romantic ballet of all time

March 19, 2012

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The Hong Kong Ballet | Giselle – The most romantic ballet of all time A heart-breakingly poignant tale of love, deceit and forgiveness starring Prima Ballerina Tan Yuan Yuan For more than 160 years, Giselle has been heralded as the most romantic ballet in the classical repertoire; combining passion and melancholy with beautiful choreography, this […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Russian Ballet Icons Gala

March 9, 2012

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Russian Ballet Icons Gala London Coliseum Sunday 4th March 2012 What a night. The thing about this Gala series is that you don’t get standard gala fare – Don Quixote, Swan Lake etc,. Galas can present the kind of difficulties that you don’t find in the standard repertory and arise out of a lack of rehearsal […]

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Ballet News | Prix de Lausanne Gala

February 6, 2012

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Ballet News | Prix de Lausanne Gala in pictures To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Prix de Lausanne organised a Gala performance on Sunday, February 5th, 2012, at 5 pm, with 25 artists, most of them prize winners. The programme consisted of : Aki Saito · Wim Vanlessen Sonate nº 5 · Choreography Maurice Béjart Music […]

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CAROLINA BALLET OPENS SECOND HALF OF SEASON WITH RARE BALANCHINE BALLETS

January 23, 2012

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CAROLINA BALLET OPENS SECOND HALF OF SEASON WITH RARE BALANCHINE BALLETS RALEIGH, NC — Over the past thirteen-plus years Carolina Ballet has presented a program highlighting George Balanchine ballets each season.  Considered to be the greatest choreographer of the 20th century, Balanchine, the founder of New York City Ballet, was a mentor to artistic director […]

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BALLET SAN JOSE ANNOUNCES 2012 SEASON

January 10, 2012

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BALLET SAN JOSE ANNOUNCES 2012 SEASON Since my article on the backstage problems at Ballet San Jose, their press office has stopped sending me press releases.  Nevertheless, I am reliably kept up to date on developments, and here is the latest company announcement. The dancers have been laid-off since December 24th 2011, cautious about making any plans to […]

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