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The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker behind the scenes

December 15, 2012

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ballet dancer Ricardo Cervera in the nutcracker

The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker behind the scenes Ever wondered how the magic tricks are put together for The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker ? Wonder no more. Gary Avis, aka Drosselmeyer in last week’s live cinema relay, explains all. The Nutcracker: Tricks and illusions (The Royal Ballet) The behind the scenes preparations for 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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The Ballet Christmas Puzzle

November 26, 2012

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The Nutcracker

The Ballet Christmas Puzzle for you At the weekend I reported on a new Christmas gift that I wanted to share with you all – a Limited Edition, unique, collectable, gorgeous and fun Christmas jigsaw puzzle with a ballet theme. Your ballet jigsaw will become a piece of family history and is not available anywhere else. […]

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Shivering Snowballs | How to do ballet style in winter

November 15, 2012

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How to do ballet style in winter It’s snowing, freezing and slushy. And you’re not a reindeer. You’d like to make it to the ballet without turning up looking like a shivering snowball.  Fear not; word reaches me that there is a solution, if you are fast! One of the (very) few things that dear […]

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English National Ballet | The Nutcracker reviewed

December 28, 2011

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Venus Villa and Yonah Acosta

English National Ballet | The Nutcracker reviewed | Debut by Venus Villa & Yonah Acosta The Nutcracker English National Ballet London Coliseum Boxing Day, 26th December 2011 Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s novel written in 1816, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, The Nutcracker ballet was originally conceived as an entertaining add-on to follow […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Christmas Special 2011

December 25, 2011

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Strictly Christmas Special

Ballet News brings you … Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2011 With dancing Snowmen and Santa’s reindeer, are you ready to dance off your dinner ? Christmas jumpers are all the rage this year, and a couple of ginormous crackers will get this party started for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special.  Do you wish it […]

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English National Ballet | The Nutcracker starring Venus Villa & Yonah Acosta

December 21, 2011

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two ballet dancers in reherasal for The Nutcracker

English National Ballet | The Nutcracker Back in October I published The Nutcracker casting for English National Ballet’s new production.  Ballet News favourites Venus Villa and Yonah Acosta take centre stage in December : Casting in order of Clara, Nephew/Prince, and the Nutcracker * Monday 26 December 2:30pm (F) Venus Villa, Yonah Acosta and Laurent Liotardo F […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION OF THE NUTCRACKER RETURNS TO THE BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

October 28, 2011

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ballet dancers in the Nutcracker

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION OF  THE NUTCRACKER RETURNS TO THE BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   The Nutcracker production trivia: Before the curtain goes up on the first performance, hours of work has been undertaken behind the scenes. The sets, props and lights for the show will travel to the Hippodrome in five articulate trucks from the Birmingham Royal […]

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