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The Royal Ballet’s Ricardo Cervera To Retire As a Dancer

December 10, 2015

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The Royal Ballet’s Ricardo Cervera To Retire As a Dancer First Soloist Ricardo Cervera will make his last appearance as a dancer with The Royal Ballet on 12 December after 22 years with the Company. His final performance will be as Hans-Peter in The Nutcracker, he will continue in his role as Assistant Ballet Master. Cervera […]

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Unique Gala of Spanish Dance and Dancers

November 10, 2015

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Unique Gala of Spanish Dance and Dancers   Thursday 26th November 2015 The Place, 17 Dukes Rd WC1H 9PY   The British-Spanish Society announces a unique Gala evening of Spanish dance and dancers featuring two world premieres and dancers from The Royal Ballet      To help celebrate its centenary year, the British Spanish Society […]

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SCIENCE AND FAIRY-TALE: THE ROYAL BALLET’S RAVEN GIRL AND CONNECTOME

September 30, 2015

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SCIENCE AND FAIRY-TALE: THE ROYAL BALLET’S RAVEN GIRL AND CONNECTOME    Raven Girl / Connectome Tuesday 6 October – Saturday 24 October   The Royal Ballet presents an evening of contemporary ballet exploring themes of identity and science as Wayne McGregor’s Raven Girl and Alastair Marriott’s Connectome return to the Royal Opera House for their […]

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CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY, JACK THE RIPPER, AND HIGH-SPEED ACTION COMBINE FOR AN EXHILARATING TRIPLE BILL AT THE ROYAL BALLET

March 24, 2014

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CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY, JACK THE RIPPER, AND HIGH-SPEED ACTION COMBINE FOR AN EXHILARATING TRIPLE BILL AT THE ROYAL BALLET Serenade – George Balanchine Sweet Violets – Liam Scarlett DGV: Danse à grande vitesse – Christopher Wheeldon 14 – 26 May The ethereal choreography of George Balanchine’s atmospheric and emotionally subtle Serenade opens the Triple-Bill with a […]

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The Royal Ballet | Classic Ballet Box Set

September 19, 2013

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The Royal Ballet |THE CLASSIC BALLETS BOX SET Newly released this month, this DVD includes : Swan Lake Marianela Núñez, Thiago Soares, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Conductor: Valeriy Ovsyanikov The Nutcracker Miyako Yoshida, Steven McRae, Gary Avis, Iohna Loots, Ricardo Cervera, Artists of the Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Conductor: […]

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Carlos Acosta | Classical Selection

July 30, 2013

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Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta | Classical Selection @ the London Coliseum One of the greatest male dancers of his generation, Carlos Acosta returns to the London Coliseum for a limited run from Tuesday 30 July – Sunday 4 August 2013, with Classical Selection, a new show presenting highlights from Carlos’ career in celebration of the year of […]

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Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection | Casting and Repetory announced

July 3, 2013

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Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection is at the London Coliseum from July 30 to August 4. Performances: Tuesday 30 – Saturday 3 August at 7.30pm; Sunday 4 August at 3pm (no performance Thursday 1 August) Tickets: £10 – £85 Ticket office: 020 7845 9300 or 0844 412 4300   One of the greatest male dancers […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET TAKES ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, SWAN LAKE AND A GALA PROGRAMME TO JAPAN

April 19, 2013

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THE ROYAL BALLET TAKES ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, SWAN LAKE AND A GALA PROGRAMME TO JAPAN   Friday 5 to Sunday 14 July 2013   The Royal Ballet returns to the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo with three exciting programmes including the Asian premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Anthony Dowell’s production of […]

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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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Royal Academy of Dance’s Phyllis Bedells Bursary winner is announced

March 20, 2013

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winner Daniel Harrison with judges (l-r) Valerie Aitken, Ricardo Cervera and Elaine Holland. Photographer: Mark Lees.

Royal Academy of Dance’s Phyllis Bedells Bursary winner is announced Sixteen-year-old Briton Daniel Harrison has won the Phyllis Bedells Bursary ballet competition, held on Sunday 17 March 2013 at Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) headquarters. Named after Miss Phyllis Bedells, founding member and Vice-President of the RAD, this year’s internationally-recognised competition attracted 34 candidates, including […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET SUMMER SEASON MAY – JUNE 2013 includes casting

March 15, 2013

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THE ROYAL BALLET SUMMER SEASON MAY – JUNE 2013 includes casting

THE ROYAL BALLET SUMMER SEASON MAY – JUNE 2013 RAVEN GIRL / SYMPHONY IN C Wayne McGregor / George Balanchine Conductor: Koen Kessels / Georges Bizet   Evening Performances at 7.30pm: Friday 24, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 May, Monday 3 June, Saturday 8 June Matinee performances: Wednesday 29 May 2pm, Saturday 8 June 1.30pm Raven […]

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The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker behind the scenes

December 15, 2012

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ballet dancer Ricardo Cervera in the nutcracker

The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker behind the scenes Ever wondered how the magic tricks are put together for The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker ? Wonder no more. Gary Avis, aka Drosselmeyer in last week’s live cinema relay, explains all. The Nutcracker: Tricks and illusions (The Royal Ballet) The behind the scenes preparations for a […]

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The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker Live Cinema Screening this week

December 9, 2012

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Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet, Photo : Johan Persson

The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker Live Cinema Screening At the time of writing this, every performance of The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker is sold out. BUT. This Thursday, December 13th, The Royal Ballet will be screening The Nutcracker ballet LIVE into cinemas worldwide. You can find your nearest participating cinema by using the search […]

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The Royal Ballet casting | Debuts during Winter 2012/13

July 18, 2012

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The Royal Ballet casting debuts during Winter 2012/13 Following the recently announced company promotions, there are some notable debuts in place during the Winter season at The Royal Ballet, which covers the period between November 2012 and April 2013, so here are the dates and details for your diary.  Public booking opens on 17th October 2012. Please note that listing […]

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The Royal Ballet | ROBERT BINET JOINS AS CHOREOGRAPHIC APPRENTICE

February 13, 2012

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ROBERT BINET JOINS THE ROYAL BALLET AS CHOREOGRAPHIC APPRENTICE The Royal Ballet is delighted to welcome Robert Binet as Choreographic Apprentice for the rest of the 2011/12 season.  Robert has been invited to take up his post with the Company after working with Wayne McGregor during ROH2’s choreographic lab, Dance Lines last year. Binet trained […]

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Ballet for Christmas | Happy Christmas everyone!

December 5, 2011

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Ballet for Christmas – Happy Christmas! Happy Ballet Christmas everyone! Here are some of my favourite treats for the holidays.  Enjoy – and don’t forget to share !!! Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was a big hit for The Royal Ballet and is now available on DVD starring Lauren Cuthbertson, Steven McRae and Sergei Polunin. One of the best […]

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6 things you don’t know about Royal ballet weddings

April 29, 2011

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Prince William and Catherine Middleton

6 things you don’t know about Royal ballet weddings To celebrate the wedding of HRH Prince William & Catherine Middleton, Ballet News brings you 6 things you might not have associated with ballet including sparkling champagne bubbles, acres of tulle & tutus, flowers and of course, ballet! An underage wedding wasn’t always frowned upon in Royal […]

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The Royal Ballet : casting for new season

April 14, 2011

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Following on from last night’s news about the new Royal Ballet season, I can now expand on the casting for the beginning of the season. Great to see Akane Takada tackling Aurora with Steven McRae in October – that’s one to book !  The Rojo/Acosta partnership is completely absent from Manon casting. Melissa Hamilton gets […]

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The Royal Ballet : Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland World Premiere

March 1, 2011

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland The Royal Ballet Covent Garden, London Monday, February 28th 2011 How hard is it really, to put together a brand new full evening story ballet ?  Not hard at all, if you have the right team. The Royal Ballet has been missing pieces of the puzzle for twenty years,  but it stops […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Wayne McGregor on DVD

January 19, 2011

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The diversity of Royal Ballet resident choreographer Wayne McGregor’s astonishing talent is demonstrated through Chroma, Infra and Limen, each created for The Royal Ballet. Intimate yet universal, light yet dark, frenetic yet lyrical, McGregor pursues his passion for exploring the inner workings of the human body and mind, his many-layered and beautiful dances providing visual, sensual and kinaesthetic stimulus […]

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