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Russian Ballet Icons | Photo Outtakes

March 13, 2014

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Iana Salenko Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Russian Ballet Icons | Photo Outtakes Photographing last weekend’s Russian Ballet Icons Gala rehearsal at the London Coliseum it was possible to highlight the dancers as they prepared for their segment, as well as afterwards. These are the photographs of those moments.    

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Claudia Dean – The Royal Ballet’s Chosen One| In Photographs

November 15, 2013

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Claudia Dean – The Royal Ballet’s Chosen One | In Photographs I recently interviewed Claudia Dean ahead of her debut as The Chosen One in The Royal Ballet’s The Rite of Spring by Kenneth MacMillan. Today I can add a performance photograph to compliment those in rehearsal that you saw earlier.

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The Ballet News Italian Christmas Photo shoot

November 14, 2013

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Prisca Bertoni and Ronnie. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

The Ballet News Italian Christmas Photo shoot Buon Natale e felice Anno Nuovo ! Ballet News staged an Italian Christmas ahead of the festivities, with all the trimmings - plus a few surprises! Earlier this year on the Ballet News facebook page I published an illustration by long-time collaborator Noemi Manalang, of Ronnie & Prisca, which combined ballet and dogs, […]

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The Ballet News Christmas 2013 Puzzle

October 9, 2013

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The Nutcracker Photograph : Cheryl Angear

The Ballet News Christmas 2013 Puzzle This year I’m offering the popular Ballet News Christmas puzzle, with a new photograph. The Snowflakes guiding the Sleigh through the snow - as seen above – is the photograph that has been chosen by you, my lovely readers. I know it seems very early to be thinking about Christmas! The reason […]

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Ballet News No.1 UK ballet facebook page

September 23, 2013

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Ballet News World Exclusive illustration by Noemi Manalang

Ballet News No.1 UK ballet facebook page Ballet News – the only professionally written website focusing on classical ballet – leads the UK’s ballet field on facebook. Launched on facebook on 10th January 2010, the Ballet News facebook page has surpassed 124,000 ‘likes’, making it the number one page on that social media platform relating to classical ballet in the […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani in Pictures

September 17, 2013

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The Royal Ballet’s Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani in Pictures I first interviewed Tara in August 2009, when she told me “I’ve been doing an annual 5km swimathon for the past eight years, raising money for charity.” After years of trying to work together, photographer Dan Freeman hooked up with Tara for a photo shoot like no other!  […]

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Ballet News Interviewed

August 16, 2013

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A Ballet News World Exclusive Illustration by Noemi Manalang

Ballet News Interviewed So, this summer the tables were turned ! Here’s an interview I gave recently, which was published in the UK’s top-selling monthly photography magazine. Accompanying my interview are two of my photographs – one from the recent Boston Ballet tour to London which was published on Ballet News and one from a […]

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Photographing The Royal Ballet

July 8, 2013

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Claire Calvert Photograph : Andrej Uspenski

Photographing The Royal Ballet’s dancers Andrej Uspenski has been dancing with The Royal Ballet for ten years. As a First Artist he travels the world with the company (they are currently in Tokyo), dancing most of the repertoire. Ballet isn’t his only talent, though. Sitting in the Royal Ballet press room ahead of the evening […]

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Boston Ballet | Programme 2 in pictures

July 5, 2013

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Boston Ballet in Polyphonia. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Boston Ballet | Programme 2 Tonight Boston Ballet present Programme 2 : The Second Detail/Polyphonia/Bella Figura at the London Coliseum. The dancers are : The Second Detail (William Forsythe) Paulo Arrias, Issac Akiba, Kathleen Breen Combes, Bo Busby, Dusty Button, Jeffrey Cirio, Lia Cirio, Sylvia Deaton, Lorna Feijóo, Joseph Hatti, Whitney Jensen, Misa Kuranaga, John Lam […]

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Serenaded by Boston Ballet

July 4, 2013

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Boston Ballet in Serenade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Serenaded by Boston Ballet Boston Ballet are in London for just one week, and one of the ballets they have brought with them is George Balanchine’s Serenade. You can see the company dance at the London Coliseum. There are more photographs of the company and booking details in my earlier feature on Serenade

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The Royal Ballet | Raven Girl in pictures

May 25, 2013

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The Royal Ballet | Raven Girl in pictures If you want to know more about the book, here’s my review

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National Ballet of Canada’s Aleksandar Antonijevic new photography exhibition

April 1, 2013

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Photograph : Aleksandar Antonijevic

National Ballet of Canada’s Aleksandar Antonijevic new photography exhibition inFORMants As part of the 2013 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Berenson Fine Art presents inFORMants, an exhibition of works by Aleksandar Antonijevic. The exhibition includes 25 colour prints in a limited edition of five each. The imagery reflects the title of the show, which informs, animates […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Dancers – Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet

March 25, 2013

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Claire Calvert Photograph : Andrej Uspenski

Ballet News Reviews | Dancers – Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet There are, from my experience as a commissioning editor, just a couple of exceptional ballet photographers. I can count them on the fingers of one hand and I’d still be able to pour the tea. By exceptional I mean a photographer who goes beyond the capabilities of their camera, […]

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The most popular Ballet News photograph of all time

March 1, 2013

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The most popular Ballet News photograph of all time This photograph, by Richard Calmes, is the most popular image ever to be published on the Ballet News facebook page, so today I wanted to share it with a wider audience. When I first published the image, it was ‘liked’ by 7,896 Ballet News readers and it was […]

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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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Ballet News Reviews | Titian | Metamorphosis

January 24, 2013

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Federico Bonelli as Actaeon and Marianela Nunez as Diana with her Nymphs in Diana and Actaeon. Photographer : Andrej Uspenski/Royal Opera House

Ballet News Reviews | Titian | Metamorphosis: A collaboration between The Royal Ballet and The National Gallery It’s not often that a book comes along that is so compelling that you find yourself totally absorbed within its pages for hours at a time. Titian | Metamorphosis is one such rarity. If you missed the Imagine : Dancing with Titian programme, […]

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The Ballet News Bundle

January 7, 2013

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The Ballet News New Year Bundle & some great new features If you’ve been on the beach, or the slopes, or curled up in your onesie this holiday period, then you might have missed some of the features, news and interviews published here on Ballet News during Christmas and New Year. Here’s a snapshot of the highlights. […]

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Ballet and Fine Art Photography

December 14, 2012

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Ballet and Fine Art Photography Yesterday I reviewed English National Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at the London Coliseum, and in addition to the performance, four company dancers have mounted an exhibition of their photography at the Orchestra Stalls Level. It’s well worth a look if you have a ticket for the ballet. If not, take […]

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Ballet goes Analogue With Lomography

December 10, 2012

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Ballet goes Analogue | It’s time for Lomography Now here’s something hip, accessible and fun to try. Lomography. Dinky, retro, affordable, colourful toy-like cameras that allow anyone to have a whizz with pictures. They’ve been popping up all over the place and as you can see, quite a few ballet shots have been creatively taken too. Now […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet | Photographs of New York City Ballet by Henry Leutwyler

November 27, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet by Henry Leutwyler What a year it’s been for photography books connected to ballet! Darcey Bussell’s lavish photo-biography arrived within reinforced packaging, and then we had the utterly fabulous Dancer’s Among Us from Jordan Matter; an altogether different look at dancers with a spring in their step, and now an […]

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