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

January 15, 2013

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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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Artistic Director of The Hong Kong Ballet attends Rural Retreat in the UK

January 9, 2013

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Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of The Hong Kong Ballet, attends Rural Retreat in the UK <Hong Kong – 9 January 2012> At the beginning of January 2013, The Hong Kong Ballet’s Madeleine Onne was one of 28 Artistic Directors from the world’s foremost dance companies who attended the 10th Rural Retreat for dance leaders. The event, hosted […]

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The Royal Ballet | Tony Hall appointed Director-General of the BBC

November 22, 2012

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The Royal Ballet | Tony Hall appointed Director-General of the BBC Following today’s announcement by the BBC Trust regarding the appointment of Tony Hall as the next Director-General of the BBC, Simon Robey, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Royal Opera House, has made the following statement: “I was not surprised when the BBC turned to Tony […]

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Derry~Londonderry launches first UK City of Culture Programme

October 25, 2012

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Derry~Londonderry launches first UK City of Culture Programme

Derry~Londonderry launches first UK City of Culture Programme to include The Royal Ballet The programme for Derry~Londonderry 2013, the UK’s first City of Culture, was announced today. Derry~Londonderry in Northern Ireland will play host to a world-class programme which includes the Turner Prize presented outside England for the first time; a new commission by the […]

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Ballet Gala Celebration | In a class of their own

September 18, 2012

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Ballet Gala Celebration | In a class of their own   A Gala Evening Performance CELEBRATION! ‘In a class of their own’ Featuring stars of The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet, Strictly Come Dancing, West End Productions and many more well-known artists who have generously agreed to perform. Directed by Wayne Sleep, Royal […]

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London 2012 Festival presents ambitious and ground-breaking new commissions in the run up to the Paralympic Games including Globe Head Ballerina @ The Royal Opera House

August 22, 2012

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London 2012 Festival presents ambitious and ground-breaking new commissions in the run up to the Paralympic Games Hans Peter Kuhn, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Samuel Beckett, Claire Cunningham, Craig Coulthard, Robert Wilson, Jenny Eclair, Sinéad O’Donnell, Oliver Knussen, Camille O’Sullivan, Annie Mac, Grandmaster Flash, Idris Elba, Atom Egoyan, Sue Austin, Gavin Bryars and Ariane Mnouchkine are among the artists and performers featured in the tenth […]

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From Student to Star | Mariana Rodrigues, Northern Ballet

August 5, 2012

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From Student to Star | Mariana Rodrigues, Northern Ballet From Student to Star is an interview series featuring Graduates from vocational ballet schools as they begin their professional careers. Ballet News will be following them periodically to keep you up to date with their progress and whether the reality of ballet life lives up to […]

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London 2012 Festival presents Olympic inspired programme for the London 2012 Olympic Games

August 1, 2012

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London 2012 Festival presents Olympic inspired programme for the London 2012 Olympic Games   Antony Hegarty, Meera Syal, Laurence Clark, Thomas Heatherwick, Olafur Eliasson, Richard Long, Susan Philipsz, Laurie Anderson, Mark Rees, Una Stubbs, Michael Ball, Gillian Keith, Sir James Galway, Rankin, Martin Parr, Yoko Ono, Mary McCartney, Tania Bruguera, Mike Pearson, and The Wooster Group are among […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCES GUEST ARTISTS FOR 2012/13 SEASON

July 19, 2012

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Sergei Polunin

THE ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCES GUEST ARTISTS FOR 2012/13 SEASON Principal of the Mikhailovsky Ballet, Natalia Osipova, will make her Royal Ballet debut in Swan Lake later this year. She will join the Company for three performances on 10, 13 and 25 October, dancing alongside regular Royal Ballet Principal Guest Artist Carlos Acosta. Tamara Rojo and […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance

July 16, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance The Royal Ballet School Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Sunday, July 15th 2012 I want to start right off by saying that this years performance was the strongest I’ve ever seen from The Royal Ballet School students – right across the board from Lower to Upper […]

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Leading international artists surprise in London 2012 Festival events across the UK

July 11, 2012

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Leading international artists surprise in London 2012 Festival events across the UK   10 July 2012 – Wayne McGregor, Compagnie Carabosse, Gilles Peterson, Sébastien Tellier, Shobana Jeyasingh, Hofesh Shechter, Kronos Quartet, Oscar Muñoz in unusual places; and Alan Ayckbourn, Jeremy Irons, Julie Walters, Tom Hiddleston, Richard Eyre, Soweto Kinch, Chris Ofili, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and Rachel […]

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London 2012 Festival

July 5, 2012

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Big Dance

Baaba Maal, Gilberto Gil, Ms Dynamite, Alfred Hitchcock, Jane & Louise Wilson, Matthew Williamson, Paul Smith, Kate Prince, Pina Bausch, Douglas Gordon, Wendy Ramshaw, Mira Calix, Sarnath Bennerjee, Richard Wilson, and John Gerrard, among the stars of London 2012 Festival’s third week London 2012 Festival 4 July 2012 – An extraordinary week of events taking […]

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The Royal Ballet School announces details of its Summer Season 2012

June 24, 2012

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The Royal Ballet School announces details of its Summer Season 2012 at the Linbury Studio Theatre and on the main stage of the Royal Opera House from Wednesday 4 – 7 and 15 July. The Royal Ballet School Summer Season 2012 features choreography by former students of The Royal Ballet School including world premieres of […]

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Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer

June 15, 2012

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Carlos Acosta: Premieres - Photocall

Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer Billed as “an exploration of the role of the male dancer, developed within classical ballet over the last century,” the welcome return of The South Bank Show puts the spotlight on three of the best male dancers who have made the biggest impact on ballet – Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov and […]

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The Royal Ballet cast changes for Prince of the Pagodas

May 30, 2012

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The Royal Ballet cast changes The Prince of the Pagodas opens at the Royal Opera House on Saturday 2nd June at 7pm. There have been a number of cast changes ahead of the premiere. Due to injury Lauren Cuthbertson is unable to dance the role of Princess Rose and will be replaced by Beatriz Stix-Brunell and […]

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Darcey Bussell becomes President of the Royal Academy of Dance

May 14, 2012

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Darcey Bussell becomes President of the Royal Academy of Dance World-renowned Prima Ballerina Darcey Bussell CBE has been elected President of the Royal Academy of Dance, becoming only the fourth President in the organisation’s 92 year history. Darcey follows in the footsteps of Dame Antoinette Sibley who retired in April after 21 years in the […]

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Ballet News Invites … YOU

April 26, 2012

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Ballet News Invites…. you to preview a selection of the most popular photographs on the website Today I received a message via the Ballet News facebook page, as follows : For publication “Dear Ballet News, I have been enjoying all the wonderful and interesting photographs that you have been sharing with us all. I know […]

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SAN FRANCISCO BALLET ANNOUNCES 2013 REPERTORY SEASON

April 10, 2012

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SAN FRANCISCO BALLET ANNOUNCES 2013 REPERTORY SEASON   HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE THE U.S. PREMIERE OF WHEELDON’S CINDERELLA, NEUMEIER’S NIJINSKY BY VISITING COMPANY HAMBURG BALLET, THE SF BALLET PREMIERE OF LIFAR’S SUITE EN BLANC, PLUS WORLD PREMIERES BY MCGREGOR, POSSOKHOV & RATMANSKY   SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, April 10, 2012—San Francisco Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in […]

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The Olivier Awards | Dame Monica Mason, outgoing Director of the Royal Ballet, is to join Sir Tim Rice as a Special Award winner

April 10, 2012

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The Olivier Awards with MasterCard on Sunday 15 April 2012 A star-studded night of awards and unique entertainment for all to enjoy ·      A spectacular show with unique musical performances plus special guest stars including Ronan Keating ·      Dame Monica Mason, outgoing Director of the Royal Ballet, is to join Sir Tim Rice as a […]

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Ballet Shoes

April 9, 2012

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Cocorose London Darcey Royal Ballet CollectionShoe modelled by Nathalie Tara and Romany

Ballet Shoes | The Royal Ballet & Cocorose London  Often, the only shoe that really finishes off an outfit is a statement heel, and you know that that heel is pretty likely to make it’s mark on your feet as the day wears into evening. What to do ?  Well, if you’re savvy, you’ll have something […]

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