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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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Cupcakes & Conversation with Erica Cornejo, Principal, Boston Ballet

January 19, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Erica Cornejo, Principal, Boston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?   I always try to find something that motivates myself to start the week. It can be different things, from my beautiful family to a new choreography or ballet that I know I love doing. Having my typical […]

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Ballet stars Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev quit the Bolshoi

November 15, 2011

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Ivan Vasiliev

Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev quit the Bolshoi There has been much wailing and nashing of teeth since Bolshoi Ballet dancers Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev announced that they are leaving their newly refurbished theatre for new creative challenges at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg. I’ve read the words ‘earth-shattering’ and ‘defection.’ Why ? Well, for starters […]

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From Student to Star | The Royal Ballet’s Tomáš Mock

August 16, 2011

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From Student to Star | The Royal Ballet’s Tomáš Mock Tomáš Mock is one of only three students at The Royal Ballet School to be offered a contract with the company (the others are Claudia Dean and Francesca Hayward). It’s a great achievement and yet, as you can read here, Mock is ready for more challenges […]

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Ballet NEWS | Carlos Acosta

January 27, 2011

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The Royal Ballet’s Guest Pricipal Carlos Acosta wrote his autobiography, No Way Home, which was published in 2007. Now, Margaret Willis has decided to raid her memory bank over the last 20 years and write her own version, entitled The Reluctant Dancer.  There is nothing much new here – Carlos’ story is simply told and is already […]

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BREAKING BALLET NEWS – Bolshoi announce major cast changes ahead of their London tour

July 13, 2010

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dancer in chains stands on stage

Ivan Vasiliev in Spartacus Photography throughout :  Damir Yusupov Victor Hochhauser presents THE BOLSHOI BALLET at the Royal Opera House Monday 19 July – Saturday 14 August 2010 REVISED CASTING 13.07.2010 Svetlana Zakharova has had to withdraw from the Bolshoi Ballet season at the Royal Opera House due to a hip injury.   The revised casting […]

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Bolshoi Ballet in London this summer

July 4, 2010

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Ivan Vasiliev in Spartacus Photograph :  Damir Yusupov July 19th sees the Bolshoi Ballet litereally blast into town with Spartacus.  There hardly seems a more fitting ballet with which to open their London season.  You may have seen Carlos Acosta dance the title role when he guested with the Company – a huge honour for him and […]

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Ballet NEWS | Breaking news – THE BOLSHOI CASTING FOR LONDON

March 11, 2010

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The casting for the Bolshoi Ballet’s London visit has just arrived : Photograph :  Damir Yusopov July 2010 Mon 19 Bolshoi Ballet 7.30pm Spartacus Ivan Vasiliev Nina Kaptsova 1st night Svetlana Zakharova Alexander Volchkov Tue 20 Bolshoi Ballet 7.30pm Spartacus Pavel Dmitrichenko Anna Nikulina Maria Alexandrova Yury Baranov Wed 21 Bolshoi Ballet 7.30pm Spartacus Mikhail […]

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Ballet NEWS| Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists, casting update

July 15, 2009

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Full details of the cast and programme for Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists at the London Coliseum are now available. Due to unforeseen circumstances Nina Kaptsova of the Bolshoi Ballet will not be able to participate in the run of Carlos Acosta & Guest Artists. Nina Kaptsova was due to dance the Pas de Deux […]

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