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PW Dance & Sportswear launch new catalogue

February 19, 2015

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PW Dance & Sportswear launch new catalogue It’s a New Year and at PW Dance & Sportswear it is time for a new dancewear catalogue. Following on from the success of PW’s Showcase Costume Catalogue & Sportswear catalogue in 2014, PW’s new dancewear catalogue is full of beautiful new designs, fresh colours, as well as […]

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Valentine’s Day at Ballet News

February 14, 2015

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Valentine’s Day Happy Valentine’s Day to all Ballet Newsers.

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Happy Monday

February 9, 2015

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Happy Monday At the start of a new week (or if you’re already through Monday), sparkle your own trail and make this a week to remember.

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Happy New Year

January 1, 2015

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Happy New Year Thank you all so much for your support during 2014. Bring on 2015!

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A Year On Pointe

December 31, 2014

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A Year On Pointe During 2014, across Ballet News’ media streams, photographs of pointe shoes taken in various locations throughout the year have been published, and they’ve proved so popular ! This is your chance to see them all together, here on the Ballet News website. If you’d like to follow Ballet News via other […]

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Ballet News Halloween Giveaway

October 31, 2014

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Ballet News | Halloween Giveaway Halloween (or Hallowe’en) is also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, and is an annual celebration of carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns and trick or treating on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. Grishko coloured pointe shoes are special orders as the shoes are […]

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Ballet News Giveaway

October 23, 2014

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Ballet News Giveaway Earlier this week I reviewed the wonderful Ballet Spectacular, a children’s guide to the ballet. “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. […]

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PW Dance & Sportswear to be official stockist of Freed pointe shoes

September 17, 2014

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Dancer: Iona Marques, Melbourne City Ballet Photographer: Dani Brown.

PW Dance & Sportswear to be official stockist of Freed pointe shoes PW Dance & Sportswear (PW) is set to announce an exciting development in their dancewear range. In September 2014, PW will become an official stockist and distributer of Freed of London pointe shoes. Since the take over of world-renowned principal ballet dancer Paul Wright’s shoe […]

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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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Petals & Pointe

May 6, 2014

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Petals & Pointe Petals & Pointe – photographs celebrating vintage pointe shoes, hand printed cashmere mix scarves by Bluebellgray, bath petals by Heathcote & Ivory and hand made leg warmers by Sue Murphy. You can order yours via Sue’s facebook page, Mama Sue’s Warmers.

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Blooming Tutus

April 29, 2014

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Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

Blooming Tutus tutu ballet skirt, from Fr. tutu, alteration of cucu, infantile reduplication of cul “bottom, backside.” Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper It’s also the case that if you said ‘tutu’ in Hawaii, you’d be talking about your Grandmother; in New Zealand it’s a poisonous plant and Tutu de Feijão is a paste made of […]

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A Ballet News Happy Easter

April 17, 2014

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A Very Ballet News Happy Easter Using the colours of Easter, the photograph above shows old pointe shoes on a saffron silk cushion by the wonderful textile design company Bluebellgray.  I’ve long been a fan of their products – hand painted designs printed onto luxurious fabrics to make cushions, scarves, bedding, fabrics, prints and a whole […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Bethany Kingsely-Garner, Soloist, Scottish Ballet

August 3, 2013

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Bethany Kingsley – Garner in Scottish Ballet’s production of Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling. Photograph by Andy Ross.

Cupcakes & Conversation with Bethany Kingsely-Garner, Soloist, Scottish Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Coffee, sunshine, and knowing that I get to do a job that I love. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it? It constantly challenges […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Dreda Blow, Soloist, Northern Ballet

June 20, 2013

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Dreda Blow as Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream Photo Jason Tozer

Cupcakes & Conversation with Dreda Blow, Soloist, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I really enjoy my work so I don’t really have trouble motivating myself on a Monday morning. It is, however, tough to get your motor running again after a few days off. I love breakfast and […]

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The Pointe Shoe Puzzle

May 24, 2013

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a pile of ballet pointe shoes

The Pointe Shoe Puzzle The photograph above shows the latest image that will be turned into a Ballet News jigsaw puzzle. As you can see, it will be quite a challenging puzzle this time ! These collectable bespoke puzzles are made in the UK on 3mm wooden board from forests managed on a sustainable basis. […]

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Olfactory Choreography | English National Ballet & Pengaligon’s

May 23, 2013

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Iris Prima Photograph Cheryl Angear

Olfactory Choreography | English National Ballet & Pengaligon’s Last night saw the preview of a unique collaboration between English National Ballet and British fragrance house Penhaligon’s, for the launch of Iris Prima : The Spirit of the Ballet. Bottled. It’s a lovely collaboration between two creative companies who are constantly striving for excellence with innovative […]

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Win Natalia Osipova’s Signed Pointe Shoes

April 5, 2013

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Natalia Osipova photograph : Helen Maybanks

Win Natalia Osipova’s Signed Pointe Shoes Would you like to be in with a rare chance of winning a pair of Natalia Osipova’s signed pointe shoes ? With her partner Ivan Vasiliev, Osipova has thrilled audiences on tour with The Mikhailovsky Ballet recently, dancing in Giselle, Don Quixote and Laurencia, when this photograph was taken. […]

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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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Cupcakes & Conversation with Wu Fei-fei, Principal, The Hong Kong Ballet

February 25, 2013

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Giselle Photo by Conrad Dy-Liacco

Cupcakes & Conversation with Wu Fei-fei, Principal, The Hong Kong Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?   Lots and lots of ballet rehearsals! Why ballet ? Ballet is the most beautiful dance genre in the world. What are you looking forward to dancing during 2013 & what are the big challenges likely […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Lockett, Coryphée, The Australian Ballet

December 23, 2012

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The Narrative of Nothing (Infinity triple bill): photographer Jeff Busby, dancers Charles Thompson and Brooke Lockett

Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Lockett, Coryphée, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? (or Tuesday if that is the first day of your working week) Coffee! No it’s the excitement of beginning a new week fresh and the prospect of new challenges, new opportunities and potentially wonderful moments […]

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