Tag Archives: Raymonda

The Royal Ballet’s Chosen One

November 5, 2013

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The Royal Ballet’s Chosen One | Claudia Dean Picture the scene. You’re in the Corps de ballet. You receive an email informing you that you have been chosen to perform a Principal role.  Your first thought : this must have been sent to me by mistake, surely ? No mistake. For Royal Ballet Corps dancer […]

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Alfa Banking Group in new partnership with English National Ballet

February 15, 2013

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Alfa Banking Group in new partnership with English National Ballet

Alfa Banking Group in new partnership with English National Ballet Alfa Banking Group, the largest private commercial and investment banking group in Russia and the CIS, has entered a strategic partnership with leading classical dance company, English National Ballet. The partnership will see Alfa sponsor English National Ballet’s A Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev season, marking […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Tatiana Leskova : A ballerina at large

January 3, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | Tatiana Leskova : A ballerina at large Tatiana Leskova is one of the last surviving pupils of dancers from the golden age of the Imperial Russian Ballet; the daughter of exiled Russians whose mother, Helena, conceived her in Venice, Italy, and born in Paris in 1922. This biography, first published in Brazil and […]

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The Royal Ballet School announces details of its Summer Season 2012

June 24, 2012

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The Royal Ballet School announces details of its Summer Season 2012 at the Linbury Studio Theatre and on the main stage of the Royal Opera House from Wednesday 4 – 7 and 15 July. The Royal Ballet School Summer Season 2012 features choreography by former students of The Royal Ballet School including world premieres of […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET 2012/13 SEASON

March 14, 2012

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The Royal Ballet 2012/13 season details   Six world premieres Two works new to the Company Classics including Swan Lake,      La Bayadère and The Nutcracker Other full-length ballets Mayerling,      Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland      and Onegin One act ballets by Balanchine, Fokine, McGregor, Nureyev, Robbins,      Scarlett and Wheeldon The Royal Ballet in Northern        […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Russian Ballet Icons Gala

March 9, 2012

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Russian Ballet Icons Gala London Coliseum Sunday 4th March 2012 What a night. The thing about this Gala series is that you don’t get standard gala fare – Don Quixote, Swan Lake etc,. Galas can present the kind of difficulties that you don’t find in the standard repertory and arise out of a lack of rehearsal […]

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Ballet NEWS | Los Angeles Ballet springs into celebration

February 16, 2011

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Los Angeles BALLET SPRINGS into “celebration” Raymonda variations and Western Symphony by Balanchine and a world premiere by Sonya Tayeh of “So You think you can dance” Los Angeles Ballet [LAB] Artistic Directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary are pleased to present Celebration, which comes to Los Angeles in March, featuring Balanchine’s luscious Raymonda Variations […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Natalia Kremen, Artist, English National Ballet

February 10, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Natalia Kremen, Artist, English National Ballet  You can see Natalia performing Suite en Blanc as part of Black & White with English National Ballet at the London Coliseum from 16 – 19 March.  Tickets £10 – £50. The performance dates are : Wednesday 16 March at 7.30pm, Thursday 17 March at […]

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JOSE MANUEL CARREÑO TO RETIRE AS PRINCIPAL DANCER WITH AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

September 9, 2010

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JOSE MANUEL CARREÑO TO RETIRE AS PRINCIPAL DANCER WITH AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE New York Farewell Scheduled for Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Metropolitan Opera House             Jose Manuel Carreño, a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre since 1995, will retire from the Company in August 2011 following performances on the Company’s tour to Asia.  A […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Russell Ducker, Corps de Ballet, Corella Ballet

July 6, 2010

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  Cupcakes & Conversation with Russell Ducker, Corp de Ballet, Corella Ballet Today I had completely the scariest experience of my life; at least on a par with nearly drowning as a child.  So the calming influence of ‘Cupcakes & Conversation’ has never been more essential.  I’m delighted to bring you the charming, talented and […]

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Ballet NEWS | Maria Engel receives award in her native Germany

May 17, 2010

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Last year I interviewed Maria Engel, a graduate of Elmhurst School of Dance, a vocational school which is associated with the Birmingham Royal Ballet Company.  At the time, Maria was performing with Ballet Theatre UK, touring around the UK with a new production of The Nutcracker. I reviewed the show last year and you can read it […]

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Our ascending Stars… Freya Thomas, Bayerisches Staatsballett, Munich

January 11, 2010

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Our Ascending Stars…. Drawing by noomiedoodlesfashion The quite fabulous noomiedoodlesfashion very generously gave up some time to work on my brief, which was to use her fashion expertise to conjure up traditionally dressed dancers but with a fashionable twist. ‘Our ascending stars’…. follows the progress of professional dancers who have graduated this year. Regular readers […]

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