Tag Archives: pointe

Shoe Time

June 7, 2015

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear Photography

Shoe Time As we edge ever so slowly into Summer I’d like to showcase ballet pointe shoes in a different setting. I’ll be photographing pointe shoes in a variety of settings as the summer progresses.

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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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Pointe Shoes | Snapped

June 20, 2014

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a pair of pointe shoes in an English garden

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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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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A Masterclass With The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae

November 11, 2012


Steven McRae

A Masterclass with The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae I recently reported that a masterclass with Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae would be taking place at The Royal Academy of Dance on Remembrance Sunday. ‘Celebrating Dance 2012’ was billed as a day of dance to fundraise for the Frank Freeman Scholarship fund. McRae’s masterclass was open to students studying Advanced […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Gillian Murphy, Guest Artist with Royal New Zealand Ballet & Principal with American Ballet Theatre

September 13, 2012

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Gillian Murphy

Cupcakes & Conversation with Gillian Murphy, Guest Artist with Royal New Zealand Ballet & Principal with American Ballet Theatre Gillian will next star as Giselle in the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s production of Giselle, co-choreographed by Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg. (7 November – 12 December)   How have you settled into life in New […]

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Behind the scenes at the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony

August 27, 2012

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ballet dancer at the Olympics Closing Ceremony

Behind the scenes at the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Olivia Devyea had a bumpy ride to the Olympics, but after being selected to dance along with hundreds of other ballet dancers and Darcey Bussell, the roller-coaster really took off. Devyea tells her story of how this amazing opportunity came about and what was involved. “I […]

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Ballet News Previews | A brand new pointe shoe

July 26, 2012


one ballet pointe shoe

Ballet News Previews | A brand new pointe shoe When a brand new pointe shoe arrives, it’s a rare & exciting moment. These shoes were made to a specification agreed with one of my readers who had tried just about every pointe shoe out there and wanted to see whether these new shoes could be […]

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Ballet dancers needed for London 2012

October 6, 2011


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Ballet News | Talented pointe-trained ballet dancers are needed for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London Olympics next year.  Are you a strong on pointe ? Pro or amateur ? A UK resident, aged 18 years +?  Free for audition (date, tba) and then rehearsals in June and July next year ? Then this opportunity […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Anatomy, Dance Technique and Injury Prevention

August 5, 2011


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Ballet News Reviews |Anatomy, Dance Technique and Injury Prevention by Justin Howse & Moira McCormack This book was first published in 1988 and is now on its 4th edition.  It’s an indispensible, detailed account of your body as it relates to ballet. Written by Justin Howse (Consultant Orthapedic Surgeon with experience in the performing arts, especially […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Lucinda Dunn sets the barre

July 29, 2011


ballet dancer in tutu at the barre

    For immediate release Friday 29 July 2011 Lucinda Dunn sets the barre with an Australian dance record Principal Artist celebrates 20 years en pointe with The Australian Ballet   Principal Artist Lucinda Dunn celebrates an impressive milestone today, notching up 20 consecutive years performing with The Australian Ballet. She now holds the record […]

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Ballet NEWS | 6th American Ballet competition

February 10, 2011


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The 6th American Dance Competition Dancers From Around the Globe Vie to be the Best. Orlando/Daytona Beach, Fl. -March 4-6, 2011- American Dance Competition, one of the leading International Ballet Competitions in the World, is back in Orlando/Daytona for its’ 6th Annual Competition. ADC is a non-profit, Scholarship Competition for the pre-professional student. Dancers no […]

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Ballet NEWS | Advanced Principles in teaching classical ballet

January 31, 2011


The Advanced principles in teaching classical ballet, written by former soloist & ballet master of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, John White, covers a variety of subjects allied to ballet class for intermediate and advanced students. White has taught over 800 novice and experienced teachers and bases his teaching on the Agrippina Vaganova method.  He […]

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