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The Royal Ballet | Promotions and joiners have been announced for the 2016/17 Season

June 10, 2016

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The Royal Ballet | Promotions and joiners have been announced for the 2016/17 Season Director Kevin O’Hare has made the following promotions for the forthcoming Season: Alexander Campbell, Francesca Hayward, Ryoichi Hirano and Akane Takada have been promoted to Principal, the Company’s highest rank. Claire Calvert, Yasmine Naghdi and Beatriz Stix-Brunell are promoted to First Soloists. Matthew Ball […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Frankenstein by Liam Scarlett

April 13, 2016

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The Royal Ballet’s Frankenstein by Liam Scarlett Today I wanted to highlight this Insight evening from The Royal Opera House ahead of the premiere of Frankenstein on Wednesday 4th May 2016. What I love about this particular footage, apart from the fact that it’s a decent length (over a hour), is the true insight into […]

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Unique Gala of Spanish Dance and Dancers

November 10, 2015

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Unique Gala of Spanish Dance and Dancers   Thursday 26th November 2015 The Place, 17 Dukes Rd WC1H 9PY   The British-Spanish Society announces a unique Gala evening of Spanish dance and dancers featuring two world premieres and dancers from The Royal Ballet      To help celebrate its centenary year, the British Spanish Society […]

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SCIENCE AND FAIRY-TALE: THE ROYAL BALLET’S RAVEN GIRL AND CONNECTOME

September 30, 2015

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SCIENCE AND FAIRY-TALE: THE ROYAL BALLET’S RAVEN GIRL AND CONNECTOME    Raven Girl / Connectome Tuesday 6 October – Saturday 24 October   The Royal Ballet presents an evening of contemporary ballet exploring themes of identity and science as Wayne McGregor’s Raven Girl and Alastair Marriott’s Connectome return to the Royal Opera House for their […]

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The Royal Ballet Live Stream Tomorrow

September 10, 2015

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The Royal Ballet Live Stream Tomorrow Tomorrow evening (Friday 11th September) at 7.15pm BST, The Royal Ballet will live stream a rehearsal of Romeo & Juliet. The rehearsal is lead by Senior Ballet Master Christopher Saunders; always good value. I don’t know if it’s possible to take on board all that he knows about ballet. […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET TOURS TO MOSCOW, TAIPEI AND SHANGHAI | Casting

June 4, 2014

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THE ROYAL BALLET TOURS TO MOSCOW, TAIPEI AND SHANGHAI The Royal Ballet Tour – Moscow 17 – 22 June / Taipei 27 – 29 June / Shanghai 3 – 5 July   This summer The Royal Ballet will tour to Moscow, Taipei and Shanghai for the annual international tour. The Royal Ballet is delighted to […]

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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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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 | The Nutcracker Live Cinema Screening this week

December 9, 2012

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Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet, Photo : Johan Persson

The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker Live Cinema Screening At the time of writing this, every performance of The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker is sold out. BUT. This Thursday, December 13th, The Royal Ballet will be screening The Nutcracker ballet LIVE into cinemas worldwide. You can find your nearest participating cinema by using the search […]

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Ballet News in rehearsal

October 4, 2012

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Ballet News | Photographs in rehearsal Martin Bell, ex-ballet dancer with Northern Ballet and now professional photographer, recently attended a ballet gala (in aid of Ashanti Development) rehearsal on behalf of Ballet News. Dancers from The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet performed or created pieces, including Begoña Cao and Nancy Osbaldeston from ENB and Camille Bracher from The Royal […]

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Ballet Gala | A DREAM OF AFRICA 2012

September 3, 2012

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A DREAM OF AFRICA 2012 Annual Ashanti Gala Presents Three World Premieres   Three specially created new ballets by Daniel Jones, Erico Montes and Nancy Osbaldeston will spearhead the fifth annual Dream of Africa Gala evening on September 30, in which Royal Ballet and English National Ballet dancers give their support to Ghanaian charity Ashanti […]

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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 promotions 2012

July 11, 2012

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Promotions, joiners and leavers for The Royal Ballet’s 2011/12 season   The Royal Ballet’s Ryoichi Hirano and Alexander Campbell have been promoted to First Soloists in the recent Company promotions. Ryoichi, 28 from Japan, joined The Royal Ballet in 2002 and was promoted to Soloist in 2008.  Sydney-born Alexander, 25, joined the Company as a […]

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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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Ballet News | Prix de Lausanne Gala

February 6, 2012

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Ballet News | Prix de Lausanne Gala in pictures To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Prix de Lausanne organised a Gala performance on Sunday, February 5th, 2012, at 5 pm, with 25 artists, most of them prize winners. The programme consisted of : Aki Saito · Wim Vanlessen Sonate nº 5 · Choreography Maurice Béjart Music […]

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Prix de Lausanne 2012 40th international competition for young dancers from January 29 to February 4, 2012, at the Beaulieu Theater in Lausanne

January 26, 2012

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Prix de Lausanne 2012 40th international competition for young dancers from January 29 to February 4, 2012, at the Beaulieu Theater in Lausanne The Prix de Lausanne is celebrating its 40th anniversary. 40 years of excellence and passion in fostering the stars of tomorrow. Since 1973, the challenge launched by Philippe and Elvire Braunschweig, founders […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Anatomy, Dance Technique and Injury Prevention

August 5, 2011

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Ballet News Reviews |Anatomy, Dance Technique and Injury Prevention by Justin Howse & Moira McCormack This book was first published in 1988 and is now on its 4th edition.  It’s an indispensible, detailed account of your body as it relates to ballet. Written by Justin Howse (Consultant Orthapedic Surgeon with experience in the performing arts, especially […]

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The Royal Ballet : Japan Tsunami Appeal Concert

March 18, 2011

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JAPAN TSUNAMI APPEAL CONCERT Sunday 20 March 4pm LINBURY STUDIO THEATRE Concert performance in aid of the Japan Tsunami Appeal, with former Principal Guest Artist of The Royal Ballet Miyako Yoshida and friends, including: Yuhui Choe, Valeri Hristov, Hikaru Kobayashi, Ryoichi Hirano, Kenta Kura*, Akane Takada*, and students from the Royal Academy of Music. Tickets: […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Wayne McGregor on DVD

January 19, 2011

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The diversity of Royal Ballet resident choreographer Wayne McGregor’s astonishing talent is demonstrated through Chroma, Infra and Limen, each created for The Royal Ballet. Intimate yet universal, light yet dark, frenetic yet lyrical, McGregor pursues his passion for exploring the inner workings of the human body and mind, his many-layered and beautiful dances providing visual, sensual and kinaesthetic stimulus […]

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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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