Tag Archives: Song of the Earth

Ballet News Reviews | Carlos Acosta at The Royal Ballet

October 22, 2015

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in rehearsal with Carlos Acosta

Ballet News Reviews | Carlos Acosta at The Royal Ballet Photo books are notoriously tricky to get just right. Expensive to produce, getting a commercially viable price point is a difficult balancing act between cost and quality. The incomparable Kirsty Mitchell has been brave enough to forego several offers from publishers for her Wonderland book that […]

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Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet

April 2, 2014

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Darcey Bussell at White Lodge Museum with Jay Jolley, Acting Director of The Royal Ballet School. Photo: Brian Slater

Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet A very special exhibition is being mounted this spring to mark the fifth anniversary of White Lodge Museum & Ballet Resource Centre, based at The Royal Ballet School in Richmond Park. Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet will chart Darcey Bussell’s […]

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The Royal Ballet Season 2014/15

March 31, 2014

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© ROH / Johan Persson, 2013

The Royal Ballet Season 2014/15 The Royal Ballet 2014/15 season has three world premieres (with only one likely to be classical)  including a new full length ballet by Wayne McGregor, a new one act ballet from Liam Scarlett in November alongside Kim Brandstrup’s Ceremony of Innocence, and one by Hofesh Shechter. Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote returns […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Darcey Bussell : A Life in Pictures

September 3, 2012

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Darcey Bussell in her dressing room

Darcey Bussell : A Life in Pictures Darcey Bussell needs no introduction.  Known throughout the ballet world and far beyond its structured borders, Bussell defines what it is to combine very rare talent with exxceptionally good manners : in other words, a prima ballerina and a really lovely lady to boot. Putting together this photographic memoir, partly so […]

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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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Cupcakes & Conversation with Allison Miller, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet

December 18, 2011

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Steven Woodgate, Allison Miller, Lauren Majewski, Elise Judson, Lauren Ciobanu

Cupcakes & Conversation with Allison Miller, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I have to admit that I’m not a morning person, but once I get up and going I think about how lucky I am that “going to work” means dancing all day. Why ballet […]

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The Royal Ballet | Casting for Booking Period 2 | Winter 2011/12

October 3, 2011

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The Royal Ballet | Casting for Booking Period 2 | Winter 2011/12 If you are booking for any of the up-coming Royal Ballet productions, you’ll be well placed if you’ve studied the casting imformation. My choices ? Lauren Cuthbertson’s debut as Manon, partnered with Sergei Polunin who will also debut in the role of Des […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Quenby Hersh, Coryphée, Scottish Ballet

September 28, 2011

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ballet dancer on pointe

Primrose Bakery supports Ballet News Cupcakes & Conversation with Quenby Hersh, Coryphée, Scottish Ballet What motivates you on a Monday morning?  My alarm! Why ballet?  I have been dancing my whole life.  After begging my parents, they signed me up for a ballet class. What are you looking forward to dancing this year?  Song of […]

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Houston Ballet launches it’s 2011-2012 season

June 23, 2011

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HOUSTON BALLET LAUNCHES THE 2011-2012 SEASON WITH  RETURN OF THE MASTERS Mireille Hassenboehler & Linnar Looris in Jerome Robbins’s In the Night photograph : Amitava Sarkar Program Features Three Rarely Seen Masterworks by Three of the Twentieth Century’s Greatest Choreographers Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Epic Song of the Earth Returns to Houston Ballet’s Repertoire for the […]

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Scottish Ballet’s Autumn 2011

June 8, 2011

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____________________________________________________________________________ PRESS INFORMATION From Scottish Ballet: 6 June 2011 ____________________________________________________________________________ SCOTTISH BALLET: AUTUMN 2011 Touring Glasgow / Los Angeles / Davis, California / Minneapolis / London This autumn, Scottish Ballet will be making a round trip of 11,457 miles, visiting Glasgow, London and North America. Direct from the Edinburgh International Festival Scotland’s national dance company […]

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The Autumn 2011 Season at Sadler’s Wells

May 17, 2011

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The Autumn season at Sadlers Wells contains precious little classical ballet, with just two companies visiting and a repeat of the summer shows for Sylvie Guillem, which I’ve included in the list.  Sylvie Guillem 6000 miles away                                 Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 September Tickets: £10 – £45 Internationally acclaimed dancer Sylvie Guillem has conceived a […]

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The Royal Ballet Season details for 2011/12

April 13, 2011

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Today The Royal Ballet has announced it’s plans for Monica Mason’s final season as Artistic Director. Since 1987 Mason has been involved with the direction of the company to some degree, first as Anthony Dowell’s assistant, then Assistant Director, though Acting Director and finally in December 2002 as Director.  This year we have been told that there is […]

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