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Teaching ballet in Burma

August 16, 2012

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Teaching ballet in Burma Ex- Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer Robert Gravenor recently spent a couple of months travelling independently in Burma. The photographs you see here were taken while Gravenor taught ballet to the local children at Phaung Daw Oo School in Mandalay (central Burma). Gravenor says, “this school is run from foreign charity funds and has over […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet | La Fille mal gardée

October 21, 2011

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Birmingham Royal Ballet |La Fille mal gardée  Sadlers Wells, London Thursday, 20th October 2011 The Wayward Daughter (the Fille of the title) with a very strong will; that’s what you have with Nao Sakuma as Lise. This is the oldest ballet still in existance, and these performances by Birmingham Royal Ballet are dedicated to the […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet | Autumn Glory

October 20, 2011

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Birmingham Royal Ballet | Autumn Glory Sadlers Wells, London Wednesday, October 19th 2011 It was a night about pointe shoes. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Autumn Glory triple bill gives us Checkmate/Symphonic Variations and Pineapple Poll; we start with a strategy and finish with fun, and there’s a sandwich filling of pure dance and no plot.  Nowhere to […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Robert Gravenor, First Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

August 23, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Robert Gravenor, First Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Meditation. I use it as a practical tool to develop concentration, awareness, mindfulness of the body, determination, and positive states of mind. Why ballet? Because it hurts. Who would you most like to dance with […]

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Ballet NEWS | Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella televised on Christmas Day

December 24, 2010

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the cast of Cinderella on stage

Hello everyone, Just a reminder in case you have a trillion other things on your mind right now; when you’ve burst your way through all the presents tomorrow, and the dishwasher is busy with the aftershocks of your lunch extravaganza, the premiere of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s sumptuous new production of Cinderella will be shown on BBC […]

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