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Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano Staging Special Show

August 8, 2016

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Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano Staging Special Show Royal Ballet soloist Fernando Montaño is delighted to announce that he will be staging a special show at the world’s oldest indoor theatre, the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, on Sunday August 28th. Fernando will be onstage throughout the evening and will produce, choreograph and star in a special celebration […]

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The Royal Ballet 2016/17 Season Announced

April 6, 2016

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The Royal Ballet 2016/17 Season Announced Today The Royal Ballet announced their plans for the 2016/17 season (marking 70 years since the Company reopened the Royal Opera House), which will include four world premieres and the return of Leanne Benjamin and Viviana Durante to coach Mayerling and Anastasia respectively. Darcey Bussell will return to coach […]

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ROBERTA MARQUEZ LEAVES THE ROYAL BALLET

December 5, 2015

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ROBERTA MARQUEZ LEAVES THE ROYAL BALLET Principal dancer Roberta Marquez has left the Company after 11 years.  Marquez will return as a Guest Artist in one production next Season. Roberta Marquez joined The Royal Ballet as Principal in 2004 and has danced all the main classical roles, as well as a wide variety of Ashton, MacMillan […]

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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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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 Live Cinema Screening this week

December 9, 2012

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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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A Masterclass With The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae

November 11, 2012

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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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Carlos Acosta masterclass with Michael Parkinson

October 1, 2012

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Carlos Acosta masterclass with Michael Parkinson Carlos Acosta recorded a materclass with Michael Parkinson earlier this year. I attended the filming at Sky studios in May and if you follow the link you can read my backstage reportage. Acosta performs three times and in between, talks to Michael Parkinson about his life and career. Michael […]

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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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Sky Arts announces Michael Parkinson Masterclass with Carlos Acosta

July 17, 2012

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Sky Arts announces Michael Parkinson Masterclass with Carlos Acosta Beginning Tuesday 13 November at 9pm on Sky Arts 1 HD and Sky Go Sky Arts today announces an extraordinary line-up of guests for Sir Michael Parkinson’s exclusive new series, which will begin on Sky Arts 1 in November. Sir Michael will welcome an astonishing array of guests from […]

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The Royal Ballet | Summer 2012

January 17, 2012

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The Royal Ballet | Summer 2012 There are two notable events this summer at the Royal Opera House.  Firstly, The Royal Ballet revives Kenneth MacMillan’s The Prince of the Pagodas which hasn’t been seen since 1996 when Darcey Bussell danced the role created on her; Princess Rose. There are just 8 performances in June (no matinees) […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis and Friends

June 8, 2011

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Suffolk Dancer brings Royal Ballet & English National Ballet Stars to The Regent Theatre, Ipswich for the first time in almost 40 years It’s been a long time coming, but (drum roll)… Ladies, Gentleman & Children, Gary Avis treads the boards in his home town with his gala on behalf of The Hunger Project. After a […]

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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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Designs on Dance

October 1, 2010

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Recently I highlighted a new exhibition of designer Paul Smith’s portraits of Royal Ballet Principal dancers. Here are all of the images in the collection – enjoy ! So, do you have a favourite ? Do you like the way that the dancers are portrayed here or do you like to see dance poses ? […]

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Paul Smith + Principal dancers of The Royal Ballet

September 22, 2010

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Paul Smith + Principal dancers of The Royal Ballet

Royal Ballet Portraits by Paul Smith Tomorrow, leading menswear designer Paul Smith opens his exhibition entitled “Royal Ballet Portraits,”  a collection of 17 photographs featuring The Royal Ballet’s Principal dancers, to be shown at 9 Albemarle Street. Smith met Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae at his studio last year (he has great taste in clothes!) and the two got […]

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Ballet NEWS | Homage to Nureyev

March 22, 2010

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Homage to Nureyev London Coliseum March 21st 2010 Erina Takahashi and Dmitri Gruzdyev in the Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake Photography throughout :  Tim Cross I’ve never seen Rudolph Hametovich Nureyev dance live. But I felt his compelling presence in every corner of the stage this evening, which is surely the aim […]

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Ballet NEWS | Ballet Gala @ The London Coliseum, in homage to Rudolph Nureyev

February 15, 2010

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Ballet NEWS | Ballet Gala @ The London Coliseum, in homage to Rudolph Nureyev

A gala night is planned as a tribute to Nureyev in March.  As you can see, there are a great many dance stars who will be dancing on the night.  Don’t miss the chance to see Igor Zelensky in London, and Polina Semionova will be back later in the summer to guest for English National Ballet […]

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Ballet NEWS| Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists, casting update

July 15, 2009

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Full details of the cast and programme for Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists at the London Coliseum are now available. Due to unforeseen circumstances Nina Kaptsova of the Bolshoi Ballet will not be able to participate in the run of Carlos Acosta & Guest Artists. Nina Kaptsova was due to dance the Pas de Deux […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance

July 14, 2009

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Photo : Johan Persson If it is the case that this performance is the one that the students most look forward to throughout the year, I can say that this year the audience’s eagerness far excelled their own. The entire Graduate year has, for the third year in a row, been offered contracts with ballet […]

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Ballet NEWS | Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists @ The Coliseum in July

July 7, 2009

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Photo : Johan Persson For those of you who like to know the timings of the shows you attend, for travel purposes, here are the proposed timings for the shows (22-25 July) : Act 1 – 53 minutes Act 2 – 48 minutes One interval So with a 7.30pm start, the first Act will end […]

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