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Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet

May 15, 2014

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Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet The expert, professional ballet dancers you see on stage today have been through rigorous, deliberate and repetitive training to become elite athletes. They keyword here is expert. ‘Expertise’ is defined in a study (1) as “the result of intense practice for a minimum of ten years.” Any sort of practice won’t do, either. The study […]

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CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY, JACK THE RIPPER, AND HIGH-SPEED ACTION COMBINE FOR AN EXHILARATING TRIPLE BILL AT THE ROYAL BALLET

March 24, 2014

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CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY, JACK THE RIPPER, AND HIGH-SPEED ACTION COMBINE FOR AN EXHILARATING TRIPLE BILL AT THE ROYAL BALLET Serenade – George Balanchine Sweet Violets – Liam Scarlett DGV: Danse à grande vitesse – Christopher Wheeldon 14 – 26 May The ethereal choreography of George Balanchine’s atmospheric and emotionally subtle Serenade opens the Triple-Bill with a […]

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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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THE ROYAL BALLET SUMMER SEASON MAY – JUNE 2013 includes casting

March 15, 2013

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THE ROYAL BALLET SUMMER SEASON MAY – JUNE 2013 includes casting

THE ROYAL BALLET SUMMER SEASON MAY – JUNE 2013 RAVEN GIRL / SYMPHONY IN C Wayne McGregor / George Balanchine Conductor: Koen Kessels / Georges Bizet   Evening Performances at 7.30pm: Friday 24, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 May, Monday 3 June, Saturday 8 June Matinee performances: Wednesday 29 May 2pm, Saturday 8 June 1.30pm Raven […]

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The Royal Ballet Spring 2013 Season casting

January 19, 2013

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The Royal Ballet Spring 2013 Season casting

The Royal Ballet Spring 2013 Season Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland returns for The Royal Ballet’s Spring 2013 season. For the first time ever, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will be broadcast live from Covent Garden on 28th March, which also means that if you are attending performances on 21st and 28th March, you should be aware […]

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Dancers of The Royal Ballet – A Photographic Exhibition | NOW IS ALL THERE IS – BODIES IN MOTION

December 20, 2012

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Dancers of The Royal Ballet – A Photographic Exhibition Now Is All There Is – Bodies in Motion is an exhibition of 34 stylised images of Royal Ballet dancers taken by photographer Rick Guest. Celebrating the physicality and expression of the dancers’ bodies, this exhibition captures them in a different light away from the Royal […]

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The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker in rehearsal

December 5, 2012

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The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker in rehearsal Every now and then The Royal Ballet offers Insight Evenings, where Friends of Covent Garden and sometimes members of the public can watch the company rehearing the rep, or listen to dancers talk about their careers or historians, or experts in hair and make-up talk about their particular […]

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Ballet Backstage | First hand account of the Olympics Closing Ceremony

August 14, 2012

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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 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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The Royal Ballet casting | Debuts during Winter 2012/13

July 18, 2012

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The Royal Ballet casting debuts during Winter 2012/13 Following the recently announced company promotions, there are some notable debuts in place during the Winter season at The Royal Ballet, which covers the period between November 2012 and April 2013, so here are the dates and details for your diary.  Public booking opens on 17th October 2012. Please note that listing […]

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The Royal Ballet | Summer 2012

January 17, 2012

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The Royal Ballet | Summer 2012 There are two notable events this summer at the Royal Opera House.  Firstly, The Royal Ballet revives Kenneth MacMillan’s The Prince of the Pagodas which hasn’t been seen since 1996 when Darcey Bussell danced the role created on her; Princess Rose. There are just 8 performances in June (no matinees) […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis and Friends

June 8, 2011

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Suffolk Dancer brings Royal Ballet & English National Ballet Stars to The Regent Theatre, Ipswich for the first time in almost 40 years It’s been a long time coming, but (drum roll)… Ladies, Gentleman & Children, Gary Avis treads the boards in his home town with his gala on behalf of The Hunger Project. After a […]

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The Royal Ballet : casting for new season

April 14, 2011

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Following on from last night’s news about the new Royal Ballet season, I can now expand on the casting for the beginning of the season. Great to see Akane Takada tackling Aurora with Steven McRae in October – that’s one to book !  The Rojo/Acosta partnership is completely absent from Manon casting. Melissa Hamilton gets […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Mara Galeazzi & her GALA 2011

April 8, 2011

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GALA 2011 Sadlers Wells, London Sunday 3rd April 2011  From the age of 8, Royal Ballet Principal Mara Galeazzi wanted to help children in Africa to develop their souls.  With the universal language of dance now at her disposal and a huge dose of goodwill from her friends, Galeazzi has imaginatively produced two charity galas in consecutive years […]

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GALA 2011 – Royal Ballet principal Mara Galeazzi announces further details

February 23, 2011

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New details are emerging about Royal Ballet principal Mara Galeazzi’s GALA 2011.  As well as the details on the poster, the Gala will include a performance of the Black Swan pas de deux and The Royal Ballet’s Nehemiah Kish and Yuhui Choe will be dancing.

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BBC iPlayer breaks records as ballet draws over half a million viewers

January 18, 2011

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The Royal Variety Performance 2010, starring Royal Ballet Principal dancers Lauren Cuthbertson and Nehemiah Kish, drew an iPlayer audience of 595,000 and made it into the top 20 TV programmes for December 2010, beating EastEnders ! BBC iPlayer notched up a massive 145 million requests for programmes in December 2010, breaking its own record for […]

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Breaking Ballet NEWS – The Royal Ballet

December 1, 2010

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This year’s Royal Variety Performance includes a breathtaking performance by Lauren Cuthbertson and Nehemiah Kish, both principal dancers from the world-renowned Royal Ballet, who will perform with Russell Watson as he sings Parla Piu Piano, best known as the love theme from The Godfather. Alastair Marriott from The Royal Ballet has choreographed the piece especially for the […]

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Behind the scenes photoshoot at The Royal Ballet

September 17, 2010

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So, what does go into producing great photographs on a ballet + fashion shoot ? I promised you I’d upload some videos from my recent photo shoot with Royal Ballet corps de ballet dancer Celisa Diuana, and here is the first one !  Un-edited, deliberately, the aim is to give you a glimpse of the […]

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Royal Ballet Promotions, leavers, joiners

June 10, 2010

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BREAKING BALLET NEWS Sergei Polunin in The Sleeping Beauty Photograph :  Johan Persson Sergei Polunin is promoted to Principal Sergei Polunin and Yuhui Choe in La Bayadere Photograph :  Bill Cooper Johannes Stepanek to First SoloistMelissa Hamilton to SoloistClaire Calvert, Akane Takada, Fernando Montano and Erico Montes to First Artists Nehemiah Kish joins as Principal […]

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