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Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet

February 26, 2014

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(L-R) in Les Sylphides, circa 1939. Robert Helpmann, Margot Fonteyn - (C)

Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet     As part of the BBC’s Short Ballet Season, Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet describes how the onset of war isolated Britain and its small ballet companies, which were then given the chance to shine through adversity. From 1939 […]

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Royal Ballet & English National Ballet dancers in Bilateral UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014

February 5, 2014

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Matthew Golding (c) Vladimir Cherenkov

Royal Ballet & English National Ballet dancers in Bilateral UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 Bilateral UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 will be marked in Olympic Sochi with the performance of the principal dancers with the Royal Opera House and the English National Ballet. On February 8, 2014, the Olympic Sochi will welcome famous guests from […]

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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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The Royal Ballet | Watch two new releases via Digital Theatre

September 11, 2013

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The Royal Ballet | Watch two new releases via Digital Theatre Digital Theatre is consolidating its place as a global arts platform through a major expansion of Digital Theatre Collections with the release of two ballet productions from the Royal Opera House. Recognising the performing arts as a great British export, Digital Theatre Collections brings the variety of content […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance

July 15, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance Royal Opera House, London 14th July 2013 This isn’t what I expected to be writing, but the stand-out piece from the Annual Matinee was a contemporary one – Seven Greek Dances (excerpts) by Maurice Béjart. It was the stand-out […]

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The Spending Review | Further cuts for ballet companies

June 26, 2013

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The Spending Review | Further cuts for ballet companies Today The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, made a statement in the House of Commons on the Spending Review and said, “Britain is moving out of intensive care and from rescue to recovery.” The Spending Review 2013 will set out how the government will spend tax-payers’ money between […]

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Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg to leave The Royal Ballet at the end of 2012/13 season

June 3, 2013

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Alina Cojocaru Photograph : Andrej Uspenski

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg to leave The Royal Ballet at the end of 2012/13 season Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg have announced they will leave The Royal Ballet at the end of the 2012/13 season to pursue other artistic challenges. Their last performance at the Royal Opera House as members of The Royal Ballet will […]

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OLIVIER AWARDS WITH MASTERCARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

April 29, 2013

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Marianela Nunez collects her Olivier Award 2013

OLIVIER AWARDS WITH MASTERCARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED The winners of the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, the 37th Olivier Awards with MasterCard, were announced tonight (28 April 2013) at a glamorous ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House in front of a packed audience of illustrious guests including award presenters Kim Cattrall, Tom Hiddleston, […]

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World premiere for The Royal Ballet School’s End of Year Matinée on 14 July 2013 on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

April 26, 2013

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World premiere for The Royal Ballet School’s End of Year Matinée on 14 July 2013 on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.   Performance also features works by Maurice Béjart, Jiří Bubeníček and Valentino Zucchetti. A specially commissioned one-act ballet entitled La Destinée will be the centrepiece of The Royal Ballet […]

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Olivier Awards with MasterCard 2013 Nominations Announced

March 26, 2013

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Olivier Awards with MasterCard 2013 Nominations Announced The nominations for the Olivier Awards with MasterCard – the most prestigious event in the UK’s theatrical calendar – were announced today Dance nominations are split between The Royal Ballet and Sadler’s Wells, BEST NEW DANCE PRODUCTION Aeternum by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, choreographed by […]

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Gillian Lynne CBE announced as Special Award winners at Olivier Awards 2013 with MasterCard

March 24, 2013

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Gillian Lynne CBE and Michael Frayn announced as Special Award winners at Olivier Awards 2013 with MasterCard Former Olivier Award winners honoured for outstanding contribution to theatre Acclaimed director-choreographer Gillian Lynne CBE, and multi-Olivier Award winning playwright and novelist Michael Frayn, will both receive Special Awards at this year’s Olivier Awards 2013 with MasterCard in […]

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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF ALEX BEARD AS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE

March 19, 2013

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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF ALEX BEARD AS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE Simon Robey, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, today announced the appointment of Alex Beard to the position of Chief Executive. Alex Beard comes to the Royal Opera House from Tate where he is currently Deputy Director. He will take up his […]

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The Royal Ballet School announces World Premiere

March 8, 2013

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The Royal Ballet School announces World Premiere ballet World premiere for The Royal Ballet School’s end of year matinée on 14 July 2013 on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.   Performance also features works by Maurice Béjart, Jiří Bubeníček and Valentino Zucchetti.   A specially commissioned one-act ballet entitled La […]

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Peter Schaufuss’ Midnight Express rolls into the London Coliseum in one month

March 8, 2013

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Peter Schaufuss’ Midnight Express rolls into the London Coliseum in one month In one months’ time, Peter Schaufuss’ Midnight Express will debut in the UK at the London Coliseum, with performances April 9-14. Based on the 1977 book and subsequent 1978 film by Billy Hayes, this reinterpretation of the critically acclaimed drama will star SERGEI […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ravel Girl

February 27, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | Ravel Girl by Audrey Niffenegger This story is the beginning point for Wayne McGregor’s next premiere for The Royal Ballet. All the ingredients for a new fairytale are here : transformation, medicine, unlikely lovers, technology and a Prince. Suspend reality for half an hour and you’ll unearth the fairytale you may (not) have dreamed […]

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The Royal Ballet | Nadia Nerina retrospective exhibition

February 26, 2013

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Royal Ballet Artist Anna Rose O’Sullivan models acclaimed ballerina Nadia Nerina’s Fireworks costume. This costume from an unknown Kenneth MacMillan work (designed by Nicholas Georgiadis) will be displayed for the first time in a new retrospective exhibition at the Royal Opera House. Nadia Nerina: Principal Ballerina with The Royal Ballet 1947-1966 opens on 22 March and runs until August. Free admission.

The Royal Ballet | Nadia Nerina retrospective exhibition Acclaimed ballerina and pioneer of ballet on television celebrated in a retrospective exhibition: Nadia Nerina, Principal Ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet from 1947-1966 Royal Opera House, 22 March – 17 August 2013 Generously supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation  Nadia Nerina was a pioneer in the world […]

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The Royal Ballet | Tamara Rojo’s final curtain call

February 22, 2013

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Tamara Rojo. Photograph by Alistair Muir / ROH

The Royal Ballet | Tamara Rojo’s final curtain call Last night was Royal Ballet Principal dancer Tamara Rojo’s final curtain call at The Royal Opera House. Rojo danced Marguerite and Armand alongside Sergei Polunin. Tamara Rojo was a Principal dancer with The Royal Ballet for 12 years and left The Royal Ballet last year to become Artistic […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Soloist, South African Mzansi Ballet

February 15, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Soloist, South African Mzansi Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? It’s always a little hard to get going at the start of the working week! At South African Mzansi Ballet, we generally work a six day week and my day off is usually spent doing […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Titian | Metamorphosis

January 24, 2013

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Federico Bonelli as Actaeon and Marianela Nunez as Diana with her Nymphs in Diana and Actaeon. Photographer : Andrej Uspenski/Royal Opera House

Ballet News Reviews | Titian | Metamorphosis: A collaboration between The Royal Ballet and The National Gallery It’s not often that a book comes along that is so compelling that you find yourself totally absorbed within its pages for hours at a time. Titian | Metamorphosis is one such rarity. If you missed the Imagine : Dancing with Titian programme, […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Marianela Nuñez to perform The Dying Swan

January 15, 2013

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Marianela Nunez on stage

The Royal Ballet’s Marianela Nuñez to perform The Dying Swan On February 18th from 6.30pm a new film, Madam and The Dying Swan (a tribute to Dame Ninette de Valois) will be screened in the Linbury Studio at The Royal Opera House. The film covers the history of The Dying Swan solo, which de Valois […]

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