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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS TRICOLORE

August 25, 2016

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS TRICOLORE Season-Opening Salute to France and Paris Opera Ballet Featuring Works by Benjamin Millepied and George Balanchine   September 23 – October 2, 2016 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center Seattle, WA 98109   September 23 at 6:30 pm September 24 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm September 29 […]

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Royal Ballet School Students to get creative insight from acclaimed British sculptor Antony Gormley as part of new programme

September 28, 2015

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Royal Ballet School Students to get creative insight from acclaimed British sculptor Antony Gormley as part of new programme   The Royal Ballet School has launched an exclusive programme of creative lectures and workshops with a roster of internationally renowned creative, cultural and commercial figures. The new programme, called The Creative Artist, is aimed at […]

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Sadler’s Wells awards title of Associate Artist Emeritus to Sylvie Guillem

May 27, 2015

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Sadler’s Wells awards title of Associate Artist Emeritus to Sylvie Guillem In the week of Sylvie Guillem’s final performances on the Sadler’s Wells stage, the theatre has given her the title of Associate Artist Emeritus. The title will come into effect in January 2016. A dancer renowned the world over, Guillem has been an Associate […]

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The Hong Kong Ballet’s Season Finale

March 26, 2015

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The Hong Kong Ballet’s Season Finale Paquita.Bolero.Carnival+ Including The Hong Kong Première of Alexei Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux Plus Guest Appearances by 5 International Stars A Le French May 2015 Programme Tickets on Sale 29th March As the curtain falls on The Hong Kong Ballet’s 2014/15 season, the company presents Paquita.Bolero.Carnival+, a fantastic mixed […]

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En Avant Foundation for Specialised Ballet Coaching March 10, 2015

March 11, 2015

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En Avant Foundation for Specialised Ballet Coaching  March 10, 2015                                       En Avant Foundation will present specialised coaching Master Classes for advanced pre-professional and professional dancers in San Francisco and in New York in April 2015. Isabelle Guérin, former Étoile of the Paris Opera Ballet, Patrick Armand, former Principal dancer of Boston […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet to live-stream “William Forsythe On Stage”

March 10, 2015

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Pacific Northwest Ballet to live-stream “William Forsythe On Stage”   Wednesday, March 11, 2015 6:30 PM Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center Seattle, WA 98109 Legendary choreographer William Forsythe will join Pacific Northwest Ballet on stage for a special lecture-demonstration on the eve of the first American program devoted entirely to his […]

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English National Ballet 15/16 Season

February 17, 2015

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English National Ballet 15/16 Season She Said, a new triple bill of female choreography at Sadler’s Wells, featuring world premieres from Aszure Barton, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Yabin Wang. Lest We Forget returns with performances at Sadler’s Wells, Milton Keynes and Manchester Le Corsaire returns with performances at the London Coliseum and Liverpool Rudolf Nureyev’s […]

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The Paris Opera’s 2015/2016 Season

February 6, 2015

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The Paris Opera’s 2015/2016 Season On Wednesday February 4th 2015, Stéphane Lissner, Director of the Paris Opera, Musical Director Philippe Jordan and Director of Dance Benjamin Millepied, presented the programme of the first season they have designed together. UNITY / AMBITION / BALANCE Three central concepts have guided the preparation of this first season: Unity: […]

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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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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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JEAN-YVES ESQUERRE APPOINTED NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET ACADEMY

February 1, 2014

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JEAN-YVES ESQUERRE APPOINTED NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET ACADEMY The directorate of de Theaterschool of the Amsterdam School of the Arts has appointed Jean-Yves Esquerre to become the new artistic director of the Dutch National Ballet Academy from 3 March 2014. Jan Zoet, director de Theaterschool: “I am proud that, together with […]

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Ballet News Previews | Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature

October 8, 2013

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in ‘Bye’ part of her 6,000 Miles Away dance show at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Sylvie Guillem - (C) BBC - Photographer: n/a

Ballet News Previews | Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature highlights Guillem straightforwardly. With exclusive access over several months, The Culture Show sent their presenter (Clemency-Burton Hill) to Guillem’s home in the Swiss mountains, to Senegal where Guillem is involved with an environmental group, and to Sadlers Wells in London […]

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Save The Date | Sylvie Guillem

October 5, 2013

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Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature A revealing portrait of Sylvie Guillem, one of the greatest dancers of our time. Hand-picked by Rudolph Nureyev at the age of 19, she was the youngest ever ‘etoile’, the highest-ranking female dancer at the Paris Opera Ballet and later, the star of The Royal Ballet here in London. […]

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Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg to leave The Royal Ballet at the end of 2012/13 season

June 3, 2013

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Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg to leave The Royal Ballet at the end of 2012/13 season Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg have announced they will leave The Royal Ballet at the end of the 2012/13 season to pursue other artistic challenges. Their last performance at the Royal Opera House as members of The Royal Ballet will […]

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Alina’s Gala | Ballet News auctions Alina Cojocaru’s signed pointe shoes

May 13, 2013

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Alina Cojocaru's pointe shoes signed by Alina and dancers from her Gala Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Alina’s Gala | Alina Cojocaru’s signed pointe shoes auctioned for her charity, Hospices of Hope Only Alina Cojocaru could open her Gala with the Rose Adage from The Sleeping Beauty. The music alone sends shivers of fear into the most professional of professional ballet dancers : not Cojocaru. Her supreme technicality aided by wonderfully smooth partnering from […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah O’Neill, Paris Opera Ballet

May 7, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah O’Neill, Paris Opera Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?  It’s different every day I guess. Whether it’s something I’m looking forward to rehearsing or simply because the sun is shining. I try and live day by day and take it as it comes. A coffee […]

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LEGENDARY DANCER NICOLAS LE RICHE TO STAR ALONGSIDE TAMARA ROJO IN LE JEUNE HOMME ET LA MORT

March 6, 2013

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Jeune Homme - Nicolas Le Riche Photograph by Jacques Moatti courtesy of POB

LEGENDARY DANCER NICOLAS LE RICHE TO STAR ALONGSIDE TAMARA ROJO IN LE JEUNE HOMME ET LA MORT  Ecstasy and Death London Coliseum 18-21 April 2013 Petite Mort by Jiří Kylián Le Jeune Homme et la Mort by Roland Petit Etudes by Harald Lander   Legendary French dancer Nicolas Le Riche, Étoile of the Paris Opera […]

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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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Ballet News Christmas Cupcakes & Conversation 2012

December 18, 2012

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Ballet News Christmas Cupcakes & Conversation 2012 What does a ballet dancer do ? What happens when the curtain goes down ? The grit and the glamour : your backstage pass into ballet. It doesn’t matter whether you are new to ballet, a ballet teacher, dancer, student or someone who just loves ballet, there is always something […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sarah Kora Dayanova, Sujet, Paris Opera Ballet

October 31, 2012

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Grand Pas Classique Sarah Kora Dayanova et Cyril Chokroun

Cupcakes & Conversation with Sarah Kora Dayanova, Sujet, Paris Opera Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Everything seems possible within a very few minutes when I am going to the Opera, the class will begin : I do like to go to the barre to prepare my body to work […]

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