Tag Archives: Royal Ballet

Shoes That Will Never See The Street

August 30, 2016

Comments Off on Shoes That Will Never See The Street

dancer in pointe shoes and legwarmers

Shoes That Will Never See The Street Tonight’s episode of Inside the factory covers shoes – mainly the manufacture of trainers but also something of the history of shoes and a brief visit to Freed’s of London factory and to the Royal Opera House for a chat and demo with Lauren Cuthbertson. It’s not magic […]

Continue reading...

Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano Staging Special Show

August 8, 2016

Comments Off on Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano Staging Special Show

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 […]

Continue reading...

LISA CHALMERS-NAUMANN AND PHILLIP BROOMHEAD WILL BE MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY FOR THE SHREVEPORT DANCE ACADEMY’S SUMMER INTENSIVE

July 21, 2016

Comments Off on LISA CHALMERS-NAUMANN AND PHILLIP BROOMHEAD WILL BE MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY FOR THE SHREVEPORT DANCE ACADEMY’S SUMMER INTENSIVE

LISA CHALMERS-NAUMANN AND PHILLIP BROOMHEAD WILL BE MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY FOR THE SHREVEPORT DANCE ACADEMY’S SUMMER INTENSIVE   NEW YORK – LISA CHALMERS-NAUMANN and PHILLIP BROOMHEAD will be members of the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy’s Summer Intensive from August 1-5, 2016 in Shreveport, Louisiana.   LISA CHALMERS-NAUMANN began her ballet studies in […]

Continue reading...

The Royal Ballet | DANCE GCSE TO INCLUDE WAYNE McGREGOR’S INFRA

March 29, 2016

Comments Off on The Royal Ballet | DANCE GCSE TO INCLUDE WAYNE McGREGOR’S INFRA

Credit images to Bill Cooper / ROH

DANCE GCSE TO INCLUDE WAYNE McGREGOR’S INFRA Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor’s one act ballet Infra has been added to AQA’s Dance GCSE syllabus. Available to students from September 2016 this is the first time McGregor’s choreography has become part of the GCSE curriculum.   The inclusion of Infra in the AQA syllabus marks […]

Continue reading...

HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS ITS WINTER MIXED REPERTORY PROGRAM

March 5, 2016

Comments Off on HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS ITS WINTER MIXED REPERTORY PROGRAM

Wings of Wax Courtesy of Boston Ballet

HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS ITS WINTER MIXED REPERTORY PROGRAM MARCH 10 – 20   Houston Ballet Introduces Three Works Into Its Repertory: Wayne McGregor’s Dyad 1929, Jerome Robbins West Side Story Suite, and Jiří Kylián’s Wings of Wax   From March 10 – 20, 2016, Houston Ballet offers up its Winter Mixed Repertory Program which introduces […]

Continue reading...

BALLETBOYZ AND DANCESCREEN PRESENT FRAME: THE LONDON DANCE FESTIVAL

November 2, 2015

Comments Off on BALLETBOYZ AND DANCESCREEN PRESENT FRAME: THE LONDON DANCE FESTIVAL

BALLETBOYZ AND DANCESCREEN PRESENT FRAME: THE LONDON DANCE FESTIVAL FILM SUBMISSION OPENS TODAY FOR DANCESCREEN – THE INTERNATIONAL FILM COMPETITION AT FRAME 2016 HOSTED BY BALLETBOYZ, FRAME WILL RUN IN KINGSTON UPON THAMES, LONDON 9 – 12 JUNE 2016 Film submissions open today for the 14th edition of dancescreen, the most prestigious international competition among […]

Continue reading...

Cupcakes & Conversation with Raffaele Morra, Dancer & Ballet Master, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

July 28, 2015

Comments Off on Cupcakes & Conversation with Raffaele Morra, Dancer & Ballet Master, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

The Trocks as Odalisques (L-R Raffaele Morra Chase Johnsey Robert Carter) - photo credit Zoran Jelenic

Cupcakes & Conversation with Raffaele Morra, Dancer & Ballet Master, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (New York based, all-male, comedy ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, also known as The Trocks) What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Curiosity motivates me every Monday morning, just like any other day. If ballet chose […]

Continue reading...

The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre season extends again at the London Coliseum

July 28, 2015

Comments Off on The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre season extends again at the London Coliseum

The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre season extends again at the London Coliseum   TWO EXTRA AND FINAL SWAN LAKE PERFORMANCES ANNOUNCED THE BEST-SELLING SHOW AT THE LONDON COLISEUM THIS SUMMER Due to continued overwhelming demand, The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre has today announced that it will extend its run at the London Coliseum this August […]

Continue reading...

Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2015

July 13, 2015

Comments Off on Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2015

Royal Ballet School, Grande Defile, Royal Opera House, ballet

The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2015 The Royal Ballet School Royal Opera House Sunday, 12th July 2015 It’s easy to spot the dancers with the technical ability that allows them a certain freedom on stage. Their pointe shoes are silent. When dancers are nervous or uncertain, chances are they’ll keep their pointe shoes a little harder, and with that […]

Continue reading...

An evening with ex-Royal Ballet dancer Leanne Benjamin

June 18, 2015

Comments Off on An evening with ex-Royal Ballet dancer Leanne Benjamin

An evening with Leanne Benjamin in conversation with Ross Alley   Thursday July 2nd at 7.30pm English National Ballet, Jay Mews, London SW7 2ES   Tickets £50/£40 Friends, £15 Students, Group: 2 for £80 Book online Enquiries/Telephone bookings: 0207 351 0561   Former Royal Ballet Principal, Leanne Benjamin AM OBE, scholarship scheme for young Australian […]

Continue reading...

Schools and companies chosen by the Prix de Lausanne 2015 prize winners

May 28, 2015

Comments Off on Schools and companies chosen by the Prix de Lausanne 2015 prize winners

Schools and companies chosen by the Prix de Lausanne 2015 prize winners The Prix de Lausanne is proud to announce the 2015 prize winner’s choices of Partner Schools and Companies : 1. Harrison Lee – Australia –  School chosen: Royal Ballet School – Scholarship offered by Fondation Leenards 2. Jisoo Park – South Korea – […]

Continue reading...

WORLD PREMIERE: OTHER STORIES

May 7, 2015

Comments Off on WORLD PREMIERE: OTHER STORIES

Photo by Sean Malyon

WORLD PREMIERE: OTHER STORIES EDWARD WATSON AND WENDY WHELAN – FIVE CHOREOGRAPHERS, FIVE NEW WORKS Thursday 9 July – Sunday 12 July Linbury Studio Theatre Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson and Wendy Whelan, former Principal at New York City Ballet for over 20 years, perform Whelan/Watson: Other Stories a programme of five contemporary works created […]

Continue reading...

World-renowned choreographer Liam Scarlett creates new work for The Royal Ballet School’s summer performances

June 11, 2014

Comments Off on World-renowned choreographer Liam Scarlett creates new work for The Royal Ballet School’s summer performances

World-renowned choreographer Liam Scarlett creates new work for The Royal Ballet School’s summer performances     The School’s performances at the Royal Opera House will this year include an exclusive new piece created especially for the School by alumnus and Royal Ballet Artist-in-Residence Liam Scarlett Students will also perform Nureyev’s staging of Raymonda Act III, […]

Continue reading...

Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet

May 15, 2014

Comments Off on Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet

Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet The expert, professional ballet dancers you see on stage today have been through rigorous, deliberate and repetitive training to become elite athletes. They keyword here is expert. ‘Expertise’ is defined in a study (1) as “the result of intense practice for a minimum of ten years.” Any sort of practice won’t do, either. The study […]

Continue reading...

Masterclass with English National Ballet’s Daria Klimentova

February 22, 2014

Comments Off on Masterclass with English National Ballet’s Daria Klimentova

Masterclass with Daria Klimentova 02 Mar 2014 10:30 – 12:30 Celebrating Dance 2014 – a fundraising day for the Frank Freeman Scholarship fund. In 2012 I reported on an excellent master class held by RAD with Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae, and at the time some of you expressed an interest in attending – either to participate […]

Continue reading...

Big Ballet

February 1, 2014

33 Comments

Big Ballet | New Channel 4 Documentary begins this week Big Ballet follows a troupe of plus size amateurs as they attempt to realise their dream of dancing Swan Lake. Rebellious ballet legend Wayne Sleep was the shortest dancer ever to make his debut on the Royal Ballet stage and now he wants to unlock […]

Continue reading...

The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae awarded Young Australian Achiever of the Year in the UK

January 25, 2014

Comments Off on The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae awarded Young Australian Achiever of the Year in the UK

The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae awarded Young Australian Achiever of the Year in the UK Principal Dancer of the Royal Ballet wants to inspire other children to chase their dreams Marking Australia Day abroad has taken on an extra special meaning for Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae, who has been named Young Australian Achiever in […]

Continue reading...

MEN IN MOTION RETURN FOR TWO PERFORMANCES

November 20, 2013

1 Comment

MEN IN MOTION RETURN FOR TWO PERFORMANCES AT THE LONDON COLISEUM January 2014 sees the return of the innovative show – Men In Motion, the brainchild of former Royal Ballet Principal, Ivan Putrov.  The show will return for two nights only at the London Coliseum with a new cast. Following in the footsteps of the […]

Continue reading...

SERGEI POLUNIN to join star-studded gala

September 16, 2013

Comments Off on SERGEI POLUNIN to join star-studded gala

SERGEI POLUNIN to join star-studded gala

SERGEI POLUNIN to join star-studded gala to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the YORKSHIRE BALLET SUMMER SCHOOL Hosted by SIR ANTHONY DOWELL and SIR DEREK JACOBI Produced by MARGUERITE PORTER, RICHARD CLIFFORD SADLER’S WELLS – Sunday September 29th at 7pm  Tickets: £12 to £85 Starring:               SERGEI POLUNIN, IMELDA STAUNTON, WAYNE SLEEP and SAMANTHA BOND, […]

Continue reading...

Breaking Ballet News | Alina Cojocaru

March 19, 2013

Comments Off on Breaking Ballet News | Alina Cojocaru

dancer leans on barre and smiles

Breaking Ballet News Royal Ballet Principal Alina Cojocaru in An Evening in aid of Hospices of Hope (the Bucharest Hospice Appeal) Date 6.30 pm Sunday May 12th 2013 Venue Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London , EC1R 4TN Further details to follow. Subscribe to Ballet News via the link on the homepage so that you don’t miss out.

Continue reading...