Tag Archives: St Petersburg

XANDER PARISH to make his debut as principal in ROMEO & JULIET

October 7, 2013

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Xander Parish as Apollo in Italy (Trieste). Photo by Sergei Proskuryakov

XANDER PARISH to make his debut as principal in ROMEO & JULIET In the Mariinsky Ballet’s production on October 18th, St Petersburg, Russia British ballet dancer XANDER PARISH will make his debut in the title role of Romeo in the Mariinsky Ballet’s production of Romeo and Juliet on the Mariinsky Theatre’s new stage, Mariinsky II, […]

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ST.PETERSBURG-SAVONLINNA BALLET DAYS: master-classes for ballet students and SUMMER NIGHT STARS GALA

June 24, 2013

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Lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino Photo by Vladimir Cherenkov

ST.PETERSBURG-SAVONLINNA BALLET DAYS: master-classes for ballet students and SUMMER NIGHT STARS GALA Savonlinna, Mikkeli, Finland 9-14 July 2013   International Ballet Festival DANCE OPEN (St.Petersburg) improves cultural links between Finland and Russia: Gala SUMMER NIGHT STARS will gather the brightest soloists in the medieval Olavinlinna castle while master-classes will provide the best ballet students of […]

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Les SAISONS RUSSES du XX1e SIECLE

April 18, 2013

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Ilze Liepa as Cleopatra photo Ida Rubinstein

Les SAISONS RUSSES du XX1e SIECLE RETURNS to the LONDON COLISEUM – JULY 16TH-20TH 2013 following a triumphant Coliseum Diaghilev Festival debut in 2011 and four successful seasons in Paris at the Theatre des Champs Elysees Andris Liepa, former Bolshoi Ballet star turned ballet entrepreneur, is to return to the London Coliseum with his company Les […]

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MARIINSKY THEATRE ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL PROGRAMMING FOR OPENING OF NEW MARIINSKY II OPERA HOUSE IN ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, MAY 2 – 4, 2013

March 20, 2013

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MARIINSKY THEATRE ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL PROGRAMMING FOR OPENING OF NEW MARIINSKY II OPERA HOUSE THREE DAYS OF CELEBRATORY EVENTS WITH PERFORMANCES  BY THE WORLD-RENOWNED MARIINSKY OPERA, BALLET, ORCHESTRA, CHORUS, SOLOISTS  AND YOUTH ENSEMBLES Opening Night Gala concert will feature Ildar Abdrazakov, Yuri Bashmet, Olga   Borodina, Plácido Domingo,  Ekaterina Gubanova, Leonidas Kavakos, Yekaterina Kondaurova, Ulyana   Lopatkina, […]

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London Coliseum to host tribute to Vaslav Nijinsky

February 14, 2013

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London Coliseum to host tribute to Vaslav Nijinsky Russian Ballet Icons Gala and Dinner 2013   Grand annual gala to celebrate the life and work of the legendary dancer   The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2013, a grand gala evening dedicated to Vaslav Nijinsky will be held on the 10th March 2013 on the stage […]

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LANDMARK SEASON FOR THE MARIINSKY THEATRE

December 18, 2012

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LANDMARK SEASON FOR THE MARIINSKY THEATRE OPENING OF NEW OPERA HOUSE IN ST. PETERSBURG, MULTIMEDIA AND 3D PRODUCTIONS OF MARIINSKY PERFORMANCES AND EXTENSIVE INTERNATIONAL TOUR The new Mariinsky theatre (Mariinsky II) scheduled to open Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 May, 2013 The Mariinsky Theatre’s 2012/2013 landmark season, which includes an extraordinary schedule of tours, performances, […]

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The Washington Ballet presents

October 23, 2012

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The Washington Ballet presents     November 29 – December 23 at the Warner Theatre 2012 marks the 120th Anniversary of  The Nutcracker November 24 and 25 at THEARC Theater The Nutcracker Tea Party December 9   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) celebrates the 120th anniversary of the first performance of The Nutcracker […]

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Cork City Ballet’s Magnificent new production of The Sleeping Beauty

October 13, 2012

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Cork City Ballet’s Magnificent new production of The Sleeping Beauty   To celebrate the centenary celebrations of one of the most iconic figures of ballet in Ireland – Joan Denise Moriarty, Cork City Ballet presents Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty for the company’s Winter Season at the Cork Opera House, November 22nd – 24th at 8 pm, […]

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS RUDOLF NUREYEV’S VIBRANT MASTERPIECE DON QUIXOTE

April 4, 2012

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS RUDOLF NUREYEV’S VIBRANT MASTERPIECE DON QUIXOTE   Boston Ballet’s Spring Season of Dance Continues at The Boston Opera House   BOSTON, MA – April 4, 2012 – Boston Ballet presents Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote, April 26 – May 6, at The Boston Opera House, continuing the 2012 spring season of dance. The […]

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HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS MADE IN AMERICA IN MAY 2012

March 10, 2012

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Theme and Variations George Balanchine Katharine Precourt and Jun Shuang Huang Photo: Amitava Sarkar

HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS MADE IN AMERICA IN MAY 2012 Nicolo Fonte Creates a World Premiere with Original Score Composed by Anna Clyne Houston Ballet Premiere of Mark Morris’s Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes   HOUSTON, TEXAS – From May 24 – June 3, 2012, Houston Ballet presents its spring mixed repertory program titled […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Russian Ballet Icons Gala

March 9, 2012

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Aline Cojocaru

Russian Ballet Icons Gala London Coliseum Sunday 4th March 2012 What a night. The thing about this Gala series is that you don’t get standard gala fare – Don Quixote, Swan Lake etc,. Galas can present the kind of difficulties that you don’t find in the standard repertory and arise out of a lack of rehearsal […]

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

October 28, 2011

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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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Mariinsky Ballet | Jewels DVD

October 25, 2011

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Mariinsky Ballet | Jewels DVD Having just spent an hour and a half immersed in utterly, thoroughly enchanting gorgeousness, I have one thing to say : you just can’t be without this DVD recording of the Mariinsky’s Jewels by George Balanchine. The Mariinsky Orchestra handle the music by Fauré, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky magnificently. The Mariinsky […]

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The Eifman Ballet at the London Coliseum

October 5, 2011

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for immediate release The Eifman Ballet at the London Coliseum The Eifman Ballet comes to the London Coliseum Tuesday 3rd April – Saturday 7th April 2012 with four performances of two UK premières. Acclaimed as Russia’s greatest living choreographer, Boris Eifman presents in Britain for the first time two of his master works: Anna Karenina […]

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Hamburg Ballet’s John Neumeier choreographs Dialogue for Diana Vishneva in St. Petersburg, Moscow and New York

September 28, 2011

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P R E S S   R E L E A S E       Hamburg, September 28th, 2011   Hamburg Ballet’s John Neumeier choreographs Dialogue for Diana Vishneva in St. Petersburg, Moscow and New York John Neumeier is creating a ballet called Dialogue for Diana Vishneva. The Artistic Director of The HAMBURG BALLET and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Yasmine Naghdi, Artist, The Royal Ballet

September 25, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Yasmine Naghdi, Artist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning?  Knowing that I have a week ahead of me allowing me to move, that I can do what I love doing most of all and that I don’t have to sit still on an office chair all day long! Why […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jonathan Payn, First Soloist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

August 1, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jonathan Payn, First Soloist, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Making coffee for my wife and then taking our daughter to her swimming lesson. Why ballet? Because it is there. Who would you most like to dance with & what would you dance? Only serious […]

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Ballet News World Exclusive : Venus Villa & Yonah Acosta reach for the stars

April 5, 2011

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Venus Villa in a jete

Recently I caught up with Ballet News favourite Venus Villa, who was rehearsing with Carlos Acosta’s nephew Yonah Acosta. Yonah recently completed his training in Cuba and has joined English National Ballet as a First Artist.  His technique and partnering are already well defined, and I reviewed his first performance for the company, in Suite en […]

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GISELLE IN 3D – THE WORLD’S FIRST 3D BALLET IN CINEMAS ACROSS THE UK FROM MARCH 29th

March 23, 2011

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GISELLE IN 3D – THE WORLD’S FIRST 3D BALLET IN CINEMAS ACROSS THE UK FROM MARCH 29th GISELLE IN 3D from the historic Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg is the world’s first 3D ballet and will be screening at cinemas across the UK on March 29th and April 3rd. This exquisite, classical ballet has been […]

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