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UK LAUNCH OF CARLOS ACOSTA’S NEW DANCE COMPANY

October 24, 2016

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UK LAUNCH OF CARLOS ACOSTA’S NEW DANCE COMPANY  AT SADLER’S WELLS Sadler’s Wells today announced the UK Premiere of Acosta Danza, the new dance company founded by acclaimed Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta. The company will perform at Sadler’s Wells in late September 2017 before a UK tour, with Acosta himself making a guest appearance as part of […]

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Shoes That Will Never See The Street

August 30, 2016

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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 […]

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The Royal Ballet School returns to Opera Holland Park for a spectacular series of performances

March 21, 2016

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The Royal Ballet School returns to Opera Holland Park for a spectacular series of performances   The School’s 2016 Summer Season will include four performances at Opera Holland Park with a finale on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, sponsored by Vacheron Constantin The programme will include new work created on students by […]

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ROYAL BALLET’S LONGEST-SERVING PRINCIPAL BALLERINA RETURNS HOME TO AUSTRALIAN HONOURS

March 9, 2016

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ROYAL BALLET’S LONGEST-SERVING PRINCIPAL BALLERINA RETURNS HOME TO AUSTRALIAN HONOURS More than three decades after she left regional Queensland as a teenager to pursue her dreams on the international stage, one of Australia’s most accomplished dancers, Leanne Benjamin, will return home to be appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). The award comes […]

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The Royal Ballet | Carlos Acosta’s Carmen

October 29, 2015

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two ballet dancers in Carmen

The Royal Ballet | Carlos Acosta’s Carmen This caught my eye on twitter the day after the premiere of Carlos Acosta’s new production of Carmen. The bareness of it made me laugh out loud : No polite way of putting this: #ROHcarmen is a disaster. Slap bang into the iceberg. No survivors. — Luke Jennings (@LukeJennings1) October 27, 2015 […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet kicks off UK & Italy tour in Scotland tomorrow

October 27, 2015

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Royal New Zealand Ballet kicks off UK & Italy tour in Scotland tomorrow   The Royal New Zealand Ballet will open a major international tour in Scotland tomorrow (8.30am NZ time).  The eight centre tour will see the company perform in leading venues in the UK and Italy, including, for the first time, the Royal […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2015

July 13, 2015

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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 […]

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Dutch National Ballet Junior company returns to the Royal Opera House with new programme

May 7, 2015

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Dutch National Ballet Junior company returns to the Royal Opera House with new programme Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company, will return to The Royal Opera House in London after two successful, sold out performances last season. The new programme consists of two premieres by young choreographic talents existing of Surfacing by Robert Binet and Blink […]

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Royal Ballet School announces Summer Season

March 26, 2015

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Royal Ballet School announces Summer Season Choreographer Liam Scarlett returns to The Royal Ballet School to create new work for summer performances The School’s 2015 Summer Season at the Royal Opera House will include five performance in the Linbury Studio Theatre from 1 to 4 July and will culminate in a matinée performance on the […]

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Stars line the red carpet for the opening night of Birmingham Royal Ballet at the London Coliseum

March 20, 2015

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Guest, Director David Bintley, Elaine Paige, Soloist Maureya Lebowitz and Principal Dancer Joseph Caley

Stars line the red carpet for the opening night of Birmingham Royal Ballet at the London Coliseum IN THE COMPANY’S 25TH YEAR AND DAVID BINTLEY’S 20TH YEAR AS DIRECTOR   SERENADE/CARMINA BURANA Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 March 2015 London Coliseum Saint Martin’s Lane, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4ES Box Office: 020 7845 9300 or via the […]

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PLACIDO DOMINGO AND DARCEY BUSSELL LEAD BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS TO HONOUR DAME VIVIEN DUFFIELD’S FOUNDATION

October 22, 2014

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Placido Domingo and Darcey Bussell join one of the UK's leading philanthropists, Dame Vivien Duffield

PLACIDO DOMINGO AND DARCEY BUSSELL LEAD BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS TO HONOUR DAME VIVIEN DUFFIELD’S FOUNDATION At the Royal Opera House in London tonight the world-famous tenor, Plácido Domingo and former ballerina Darcey Bussell joined leading figures from across the arts in singing “Happy Birthday” to celebrate the Clore Duffield Foundation 50th birthday under its Chair, the leading philanthropist, […]

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The Royal Opera House production of The Wind in the Willows at The Vaudeville Theatre

September 12, 2014

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CMP, ACT PRODUCTIONS WILLIAM ARCHER FOR BOB & CO and CELIA ATKIN present the Royal Opera House production of  The Wind in the Willows Directed and choreographed by Will Tuckett The Vaudeville Theatre  ALAN TITCHMARSH TO STAR AS NARRATOR IN OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, MAKING HIS WEST END DEBUT THE ROYAL OPERA […]

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The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance 2014

July 18, 2014

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A Sweet Spell of Oblivion by David Dawson. Giulia Frosi and Edivaldo Souza Da Silva. Photograph by Johan Persson

The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance 2014 Last weekend The Royal Ballet School performed their annual matinee show on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, including the famously fantastic Grand Défilé.  

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The Royal Ballet School announces a special event showcasing British dance training

July 11, 2014

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The Royal Ballet School announces a special event showcasing British dance training We are pleased to announce an event bringing together the country’s leading dance schools in a collaboration at the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio Theatre in March 2015, hosted by The Royal Ballet School. Spring Celebration: A showcase of British dance training, will […]

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Arts Council England’s analysis of its investment in large-scale opera and ballet

July 1, 2014

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Arts Council England’s analysis of its investment in large-scale opera and ballet Briefing and Outline  Background After the last investment round in 2012, the Arts Council identified the need for an analysis of its funding for large-scale opera and ballet companies.  We knew the companies had been under considerable financial stress in recent years, partly […]

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Arts Council England announces details of its investment plans for the next three years

July 1, 2014

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Arts Council England announces details of its investment plans for the next three years Today (1 July) Arts Council England announces details of its investment plans for the next three years including its new national portfolio of arts organisations and museums representing a major public investment in England’s arts and culture. These plans include: A […]

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

June 11, 2014

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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, […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Fagone, Richmond Ballet

May 29, 2014

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Lauren Fagone as The Fairy Godmother in Malcolm Burn’s Cinderella. Richmond Ballet 2014. All rights reserved. Photo by Sarah Ferguson

Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Fagone, Richmond Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The thrill of a new adventure!  Every day offers the chance for growth and discovery!   …though the sweet smell of coffee brewing helps too! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote

April 28, 2014

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The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote Kitri Marianela Nuñez Basilio Carlos Acosta Don Quixote Christopher Saunders Sancho Panza Philip Mosley Lorenzo Gary Avis Gamache Bennet Gartside Espada Ryoichi Hirano Mercedes Laura Morera     Recorded live at the Royal Opera House in  October 2013. This was Carlos Acosta’s first venture directing one of ballet’s 19th century classics […]

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CARLOS ACOSTA BRINGS WORLD PREMIERES OF SIZZLING CUBAN DANCE DIRECT FROM HAVANA TO THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE MAIN STAGE THIS SUMMER

April 24, 2014

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

CARLOS ACOSTA BRINGS CUBAN DANCE TO THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE THIS SUMMER CUBANĺA 21 to 23 July   Royal Ballet Principal Guest Artist Carlos Acosta curates and stars in Cubanía, an exciting mixed programme of vibrant Cuban dance inspired by his homeland this July at the Royal Opera House, with world premieres and award-winning contemporary dance accompanied by […]

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