Tag Archives: Pas de Deux

The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker Live Stream Tonight

November 25, 2015

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The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker Live Stream Tonight Tune in from 7.15pm GMT tonight for a live stream direct from the Royal Ballet in their home at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. They are rehearsing Peter Wright’s production of The Nutcracker – surely a must-see at Christmas – and the rehearsal will feature […]

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A Day At Elmhurst School for Dance

November 11, 2013

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Elmhurst School for Dance

A Day At Elmhurst School for Dance Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside a vocational ballet school ? Olivia Caughey recently won a prize to visit Elmhurst School For Dance at the 2013 Move It expo. Caughey is 15 years old and will be auditioning for Upper Schools, including Elmhurst, in the coming […]

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AUDITION FOR SOUTH AFRICAN MZANSI BALLET’S 2014 GRADUATE PROGRAMME ON 12TH OCTOBER

July 1, 2013

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AUDITION FOR SOUTH AFRICAN MZANSI BALLET’S 2014 GRADUATE PROGRAMME ON 12TH OCTOBER Auditions for the South African Mzansi Ballet’s 2014 Graduate Programme will be held on Saturday, October 12th at 10h00 at the SAMB studios, Joburg Theatre, Hoofd Street, Braamfontein. For any post-matric aspiring dancer, the SAMB Graduate Programme is a dream year, offering a […]

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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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National Youth Ballet to Entertain at the Coronation Festival

April 11, 2013

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National Youth Ballet to Entertain at the Coronation Festival The National Youth Ballet (NYB) is set to entertain visitors at the Coronation Festival, with performances from a variety of its ballet productions which will take place throughout the Gardens of Buckingham Palace.  This unique event which runs from the 11th – 14th July 2013, brings […]

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The Perfect Pas de Deux: Royal Academy of Dance Enterprises and Bloch Australia collaboration

February 7, 2013

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The Perfect Pas de Deux: Royal Academy of Dance Enterprises and Bloch Australia collaboration Royal Academy of Dance Enterprises (RADE) and Bloch Australia are proud to announce a collaboration which will set a new standard in dance apparel for class and examination wear. The partnership commences with six new leotard designs, available from March 2013. […]

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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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Cupcakes & Conversation with Fanny Gorse, Coryphée, Opéra national de Paris

September 28, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Fanny Gorse, Coryphée, Opéra national de Paris What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Monday morning, I need a latte and some music on my way to the Opéra. Then I find my best friend Allister at the same place at the barre and the week can start! […]

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Cucpakes & Conversation with Erin Pritchard, Corps de Ballet, Tulsa Ballet

September 21, 2012

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Cucpakes & Conversation with Erin Pritchard, Corps de Ballet, Tulsa Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Definitely a nice cup of coffee 🙂 On Mondays, I feel like it’s a fresh start to a new week. I always try to give myself a goal for the week. For example, it […]

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Teaching ballet in Burma

August 16, 2012

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Teaching ballet in Burma Ex- Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer Robert Gravenor recently spent a couple of months travelling independently in Burma. The photographs you see here were taken while Gravenor taught ballet to the local children at Phaung Daw Oo School in Mandalay (central Burma). Gravenor says, “this school is run from foreign charity funds and has over […]

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Exposed : The ballet dancer capturing it all

July 24, 2012

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The ballet dancer’s snapshot Anecdotal evidence suggests that a higher than average proportion of professional ballet dancers use a camera (often a high-end model) as a hobby and a way of recording the backstage preparations and after-show celebrations. You often find dancers at the side of the stage capturing the action. It’s easy to see why; visual by nature, […]

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BALLET SAN JOSE’S PROGRAM TWO IS AN “ALL PREMIERE PROGRAM”, APRIL 13-15

March 28, 2012

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Alexsandra Meijer in Jessica Lang’s SPLENDID ISOLATION III. Photo by Chris Hardy

BALLET SAN JOSE’S PROGRAM TWO IS AN “ALL PREMIERE PROGRAM”, APRIL 13-15 Ballet San Jose’s PROGRAM OF PREMIERES includes four Company Premieres (two of which are also Bay Area Premieres), April 13-15 at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts in downtown San Jose. Jessica Lang’s pas de deux, Splendid Isolation III, and Stanton Welch’s […]

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The National Ballet of Canada’s 60th Anniversary Celebrated at NFB Mediatheque

February 17, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada’s 60th Anniversary Celebrated at NFB Mediatheque Dance on Film and Archival Display February 21  – 29, 2012 February 17, 2012… To celebrate The National Ballet of Canada’s 60th anniversary season the NFB Mediatheque will present a week-long series of dance on film, February 21 – 29, 2012. The series will launch […]

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HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS ONE NIGHT ONLY JUBILEE OF DANCE

December 1, 2011

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HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS ONE NIGHT ONLY JUBILEE OF DANCE Performance Honors Managing Director Cecil C. Conner, Jr.  for His 17 Years of Service Stanton Welch Creates World Premiere Highlighting the Company Men Soloist Melissa Hough Premieres Ballet on the Brown Theater Stage Company Principals Perform Excerpt from New Works,  Signature Ballets and Beloved Classics HOUSTON, TEXAS […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Marianela Nuñez & Thiago Soares

November 16, 2011

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Marianela and thaigo from the Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet’s Marianela Nuñez & Thiago Soares perform at Dance Proms Marianela Nuñez & Thiago Soares, both Royal Ballet principal dancers, performaned at the Dance Proms event at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday evening.  They danced the Pas de Deux from The Sleeping Beauty. Guest stars also included Lilia Kopylova and Darren Bennett, […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah Grennell, Aspirant, Dutch National Ballet (Het Nationale Ballet)

November 11, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah Grennell, Aspirant, Dutch National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? What motivates me is basically class. I enjoy the physicality of ballet and how focused it is. I find that in a company, class isn’t just class; it is the warm up at the start […]

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Hamburg Ballet’s John Neumeier choreographs Dialogue for Diana Vishneva in St. Petersburg, Moscow and New York

September 28, 2011

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P R E S S   R E L E A S E       Hamburg, September 28th, 2011   Hamburg Ballet’s John Neumeier choreographs Dialogue for Diana Vishneva in St. Petersburg, Moscow and New York John Neumeier is creating a ballet called Dialogue for Diana Vishneva. The Artistic Director of The HAMBURG BALLET and […]

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The Everyday Dancer by former Royal Ballet Principal Deborah Bull

September 22, 2011

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The Everyday Dancer by the Royal Ballet’s Deborah Bull with illustrations by Millicent Hodson   First things first. You absolutely need to read this book. Deborah Bull knows her subject and will take you on a journey that you may be unfamiliar with – as a dance student (male or female) or the parent/guardian of […]

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Ballet Cupcakes…. but not as you know them !

August 22, 2011

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Cupcakes and Conversation with… well, you guess! Many cupcakes have been baked in order to make this on-going interview series with professional ballet dancers, and to celebrate I’ve picked out a selection of my favourite answers to make a uniquely flavoured cupcake! Each question has been answered by a different dancer this time – male and […]

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Ballet News World Exclusive : Venus Villa & Yonah Acosta reach for the stars

April 5, 2011

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Venus Villa in a jete

Recently I caught up with Ballet News favourite Venus Villa, who was rehearsing with Carlos Acosta’s nephew Yonah Acosta. Yonah recently completed his training in Cuba and has joined English National Ballet as a First Artist.  His technique and partnering are already well defined, and I reviewed his first performance for the company, in Suite en […]

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