Tag Archives: Rupert Pennefather

CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY, JACK THE RIPPER, AND HIGH-SPEED ACTION COMBINE FOR AN EXHILARATING TRIPLE BILL AT THE ROYAL BALLET

March 24, 2014

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CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY, JACK THE RIPPER, AND HIGH-SPEED ACTION COMBINE FOR AN EXHILARATING TRIPLE BILL AT THE ROYAL BALLET Serenade – George Balanchine Sweet Violets – Liam Scarlett DGV: Danse à grande vitesse – Christopher Wheeldon 14 – 26 May The ethereal choreography of George Balanchine’s atmospheric and emotionally subtle Serenade opens the Triple-Bill with a […]

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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’s Olivia Cowley | #adayinthelifeofacorpsballerina

April 8, 2013

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Olivia Cowley as Calliope in Apollo photographed by Cheryl Angear

The Royal Ballet’s Olivia Cowley | Pointe Shoes & Plasters There is nothing remotely glamorous about being a professional ballet dancer. As Olivia Cowley, a dancer in her 10th season with The Royal Ballet tells me, “people think it’s blisters but actually it’s not. It’s the nails, the bed of the nails, no matter how […]

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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 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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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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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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6 things you don’t know about Royal ballet weddings

April 29, 2011

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Prince William and Catherine Middleton

6 things you don’t know about Royal ballet weddings To celebrate the wedding of HRH Prince William & Catherine Middleton, Ballet News brings you 6 things you might not have associated with ballet including sparkling champagne bubbles, acres of tulle & tutus, flowers and of course, ballet! An underage wedding wasn’t always frowned upon in Royal […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet’s Giselle, live in cinemas this month

January 12, 2011

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On 19th January, The Royal Ballet’s Giselle will be broadcast live to cinemas around the country.  You can check here for a list of participating venues.  Also when you visit the Opus Arte site, there is a lovely video shot in slo-mo of Royal Ballet principals Marianela Nuñez and Rupert Pennefather in Giselle.       Giselle Giselle […]

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The Royal Ballet Principal cast change for Cinderella

November 9, 2010

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9 NOVEMBER 2010 PRESS INFORMATION PRINCIPAL CAST CHANGE Due to a foot injury Alina Cojocaru will be replaced in Cinderella on 20 and 24 November by Marianela Nuñez. Rupert Pennefather will dancing the role of the Prince as previously announced.

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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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Ballet NEWS | Royal Ballet cast changes

February 17, 2010

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17 FEBRUARY 2009 THE ROYAL BALLET PRINCIPAL CAST CHANGES BOOKING PERIOD 2/3 ROMEO AND JULIET Saturday 6 March (evening) Edward Watson will be replacing Federico Bonelli in the role of Romeo to partner Mara Galeazzi in the role of Juliet. Friday 12 March & Tuesday 16 March Tamara Rojo will be replacing Lauren Cuthbertson in […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Olivia Cowley, First Artist, The Royal Ballet

October 2, 2009

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Cupcakes & conversation with Olivia Cowley, First Artist, The Royal Ballet Olivia Cowley has recently been promoted and you can see her dancing at the Royal Opera House when the Autumn season begins from October 8th What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Going into a job most girls dream of! Who […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Melissa Hamilton, First Artist, The Royal Ballet

September 1, 2009

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Melissa Hamilton Autograph

Cupcakes & conversation with Melissa Hamilton, First Artist, The Royal Ballet Melissa Hamilton has recently been promoted and you can see her dance the role of Mary Vetsera in Mayerling on Tuesday, October 27 at 7.30pm. (Please note that casting is subject to change). The Autumn season begins from 8th October at the Royal Opera […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Desiree Ballantyne, Soloist, English National Ballet

August 12, 2009

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Desiree Ballantyne, Soloist, English National Ballet

Cupcakes & conversation with Désirée Ballantyne, Soloist, English National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Trying to do a better job today than I did yesterday. Who would you most like to dance with ? Rupert Pennefather – the future of British ballet and someone I’ve known since White Lodge. […]

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