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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Spectacular

October 22, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Spectacular Ballet Spectacular. Quite a title to live up to, and the good news is that this book is a delight. Beautifully put together without overloading young readers, this book acts as a guide to all things ballet. Its glossy production is perfect for the lavish photography as you begin […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Natalia Osipova Becoming A Swan

September 30, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | Natalia Osipova Becoming A Swan Photographs by Andrej Uspenski What makes you return to a photography book ? Reviewing countless such books, I find myself asking this question often, and only this time, reviewing this book, have I found an answer. Some photography books are coffee table tomes to be displayed […]

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Pointe Shoes | Snapped

June 20, 2014

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Pointe Shoes | Snapped Pointe shoes are essential if you’re a professional classical ballet dancer. They elongate the line of a dancer but they don’t last long, they are often made to measure and they still require a lot of preparation & sewing before they are worn – for perhaps only one Act of a ballet. […]

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Ballet Photography by Richard Calmes

May 7, 2014

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Ballet Photography by Richard Calmes | Lines and LEAPS Richard Calmes’ third book, Lines and LEAPS, features a unique concept – showcasing the dancer’s line and then on the opposite page, a leap, or as it’s more usually known in ballet, a jete. Calmes says, “Lines and LEAPS is my third book. It is filled with […]

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Behind The Tutu : The Photo Shoot Out-Takes

May 2, 2014

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Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

Behind The Tutu : The Photo Shoot Out-Takes Earlier this week I published Blooming Tutus, photographs from a photo shoot produced exclusively for Ballet News. Prisca Bertoni, a student at The Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden, London, showcased a variety of tutus and leg warmers on the shoot. Here are the out takes from […]

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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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