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Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet

February 26, 2014

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(L-R) in Les Sylphides, circa 1939. Robert Helpmann, Margot Fonteyn - (C)

Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet     As part of the BBC’s Short Ballet Season, Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet describes how the onset of war isolated Britain and its small ballet companies, which were then given the chance to shine through adversity. From 1939 […]

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‘Lost’ Kiss footage and ballet dancers in BBC Two and BBC Four Ballet Season

February 14, 2014

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‘Lost’ Kiss footage and ballet dancers in BBC Two and BBC Four Ballet Season   ‘Lost’ Footage of Sleeping Beauty’s Kiss rediscovered for BBC Ballet Season starring Margot Fonteyn Iconic dancer, Darcey Bussell, to talk about her ballet inspirations Never before seen footage of Symphonic Variations in association with the BFI for documentary Dancing in […]

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The Royal Ballet Principal Leanne Benjamin to retire

April 4, 2013

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LEANNE BENJAMIN TO RETIRE AFTER 20 YEARS AS A PRINCIPAL DANCER WITH THE ROYAL BALLET After an outstanding 21 years dancing with The Royal Ballet, Principal Dancer Leanne Benjamin has announced her intention to retire in July 2013, at the end of the current season.  Her last performance will be in Tokyo on 10 July in […]

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The Royal Ballet | Nadia Nerina retrospective exhibition

February 26, 2013

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Royal Ballet Artist Anna Rose O’Sullivan models acclaimed ballerina Nadia Nerina’s Fireworks costume. This costume from an unknown Kenneth MacMillan work (designed by Nicholas Georgiadis) will be displayed for the first time in a new retrospective exhibition at the Royal Opera House. Nadia Nerina: Principal Ballerina with The Royal Ballet 1947-1966 opens on 22 March and runs until August. Free admission.

The Royal Ballet | Nadia Nerina retrospective exhibition Acclaimed ballerina and pioneer of ballet on television celebrated in a retrospective exhibition: Nadia Nerina, Principal Ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet from 1947-1966 Royal Opera House, 22 March – 17 August 2013 Generously supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation  Nadia Nerina was a pioneer in the world […]

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Royal Academy of Dance Awards Day: an International Celebration for Student Graduation

August 16, 2012

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(L-R) Kerry Rubie, Dr Anne Hogan, Mayor of Wandsworth, Julia Farron OBE, Luke Rittner. Photo: Tempest Photography

Royal Academy of Dance Awards Day: an International Celebration for Student Graduation The annual Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 11 July at St Mary’s Church, Battersea on the banks of the river Thames. The graduation was an international celebration with over 179 students and guests travelling from 32 countries […]

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The Royal Ballet School presents landmark series of masterclasses

July 4, 2012

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The Royal Ballet School presents landmark series of masterclasses The Royal Ballet School is pleased to present a landmark series of lectures and masterclasses exploring the European and Russian ballet schools, their influence on Ninette de Valois and the development of an ‘English’ style. In 1926 Ninette de Valois set out to establish a national […]

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BOSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 SEASON INCLUDING THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NEW NUTCRACKER

March 26, 2012

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BOSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 SEASON INCLUDING THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NEW NUTCRACKER   Boston Ballet’s thrilling season of dance features The Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, Balanchine classics, a Jorma Elo world premiere, and an all Kylían program   BOSTON, MA – March 26, 2012 – Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced today the programming for […]

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Ballet News Reviews | A Dancer in Wartime | Gillian Lynne

January 19, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews | A Dancer in Wartime | Gillian Lynne I received this book to review, before Christmas last year.  What with one thing and another : a ferocious workload before the holidays and then Christmas itself, I never even had the chance to pick it up. Until yesterday.  I can only say what […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jacopo Bellussi, Trainee, Bavarian State Ballet II

October 31, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jacopo Bellussi, Trainee, Bavarian State Ballet II What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I think is the fact that I absolutely love everything about this job, even when you are just rehearsing in a studio you know already that you are preparing something to show to an audience later and that makes […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet | Autumn Glory

October 20, 2011

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Birmingham Royal Ballet | Autumn Glory Sadlers Wells, London Wednesday, October 19th 2011 It was a night about pointe shoes. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Autumn Glory triple bill gives us Checkmate/Symphonic Variations and Pineapple Poll; we start with a strategy and finish with fun, and there’s a sandwich filling of pure dance and no plot.  Nowhere to […]

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An English Ballet | Ninette de Valois

July 18, 2011

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An English Ballet In 1981 Ninette de Valois, the founder of English Ballet, spoke at the Yorkshire Ballet Seminars.  This book, An English Ballet, combines that talk with her 1955 article, Some Problems of Ballet Today, along with Sir Peter Wright’s Madam’s Memorial Address; these two extras take up the second half of the book which […]

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The Australian Ballet – British Liaisons: sharp, smart and seductive

May 31, 2011

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For immediate release Tuesday 31 May 2011 British Liaisons: sharp, smart and seductiveThree diverse works showcase the best of British ballet The Australian Ballet celebrates a longstanding love affair with British ballet in a triple bill spanning three generations. at the Arts Centre. British Liaisons features three of the biggest names in British choreography. Sharing […]

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British Liaisons with The Australian Ballet

February 10, 2011

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 The Australian Ballet celebrates a long-standing love affair with British ballet in a triple bill spanning three generations. British Liaisons features three of the biggest names in British choreography. Sharing the illustrious bill are Royal Ballet founder Ninette de Valois, the inimitable Sir Kenneth MacMillan and contemporary ballet legend Christopher Wheeldon. British Liaisons opens in […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Apollo’s Angels by Jennifer Homans

November 29, 2010

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Ballet News Reviews | Apollo’s Angels by Jennifer Homans Jennifer Homan’s history of ballet, Apollo’s Angels, is told from the perspective of a former dancer (trained at the School of American Ballet, performed with Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet & Pacific Northwest Ballet) who “grappled with the knotty interpretative dilemmas of the various […]

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Stepping Out: The Australian Ballet launches 2011 season

September 14, 2010

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The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David McAllister launched the company’s 2011 season in Melbourne today. In 2011, the company reflects on its coming of age and celebrates its extensive international influence over the past 49 years. From classic, full-length ballets to exciting contemporary offerings, each work in the 2011 season has a significant place in […]

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