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Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal Announces Promotion of Elizabeth Murphy at Opening Night of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™

November 28, 2015

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal Announces Promotion of Elizabeth Murphy at Opening Night of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™   Seattle, WA – Immediately prior to the overture for George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal announced to the opening-night audience that this evening’s Sugar Plum Fairy, Elizabeth Murphy, had […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker Live Stream Tonight

November 25, 2015

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The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker Live Stream Tonight Tune in from 7.15pm GMT tonight for a live stream direct from the Royal Ballet in their home at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. They are rehearsing Peter Wright’s production of The Nutcracker – surely a must-see at Christmas – and the rehearsal will feature […]

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The Ballet News Glitter Edit

December 17, 2012

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The Ballet News Edit | Glitter & Snow What do you think the Sugar Plum Fairy slips into after a Pas de Deux with her Prince ? A Carvela Glitter shoe, if she’s lucky! Available in Gold and Pink (in the sale, saving £81 if you are quick) the Carvela Antibes High heel shoes will take […]

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The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker in rehearsal

December 5, 2012

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The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker in rehearsal Every now and then The Royal Ballet offers Insight Evenings, where Friends of Covent Garden and sometimes members of the public can watch the company rehearing the rep, or listen to dancers talk about their careers or historians, or experts in hair and make-up talk about their particular […]

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Ballet News Christmas Gift Inspiration

November 25, 2012

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Ballet News Christmas Gift Inspiration for you Have you seen the calendar ? Exactly a month until Christmas Day – eek!  How has this happened already ? Christmas shoppers with freshly sharpened elbows are out in force So if you’re keen to skip the crowds but still want some inspiration for gift ideas to totally wow your friends and family, […]

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English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker

November 4, 2012

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English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker  English National Ballet performs Wayne Eagling’s The Nutcracker for the first time outside London at The Mayflower, Southampton. The Mayflower, Southampton 22-25 November 2012 London Coliseum 12 December – 5 January 2013, 02380 711811 Following last year’s sell-out Christmas Season in London which saw audiences of over 70,000 people, English […]

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English National Ballet | AD Tamara Rojo announces new season

September 24, 2012

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English National Ballet | AD Tamara Rojo announces new season  Tamara Rojo, the new Artistic Director of English National Ballet, today announced details of the company’s new season, talked about her vision for the company and introduced her new artistic team. Ecstasy and Death – 20th Century masterpieces including the company premiere of Jiř Kylián’s […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Darcey Bussell : A Life in Pictures

September 3, 2012

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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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Ballet News Reviews| Sophie Flack’s Bunheads

February 22, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews| Sophie Flack’s Bunheads Ex New York City Ballet dancer Sophie Flack’s debut novel, Bunheads, draws heavily on her own experiences of life within a ballet company at the Corps de Ballet level. Flack danced with New York City Ballet for nine years in the Corps. Bunhead, a pejorative term used to describe a […]

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English National Ballet | The Nutcracker reviewed

December 28, 2011

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

December 21, 2011

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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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Ballet News | Mouse King Media releases The Nutcracker Musical Storybook App

December 3, 2011

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Ballet News | Mouse King Media releases The Nutcracker Musical Storybook App It’s pretty rare for me to recommend an App based on anything to do with ballet, but The Nutcracker Musical Storybook App is so adorable and well crafted that I just have to! What’s so great about it ? It’s beautifully made for starters. London-based fine artist […]

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National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker Principal Casting Announced with Steven McRae

November 29, 2011

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National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker Principal Casting Announced with Steven McRae

National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker Principal Casting Announced Debuts by Elena Lobsanova and McGee Maddox Steven McRae Returns as Guest Artist November 29, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Toronto’s favourite holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker opens December 10, 2011 at […]

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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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Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker

October 17, 2011

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      Northern Ballet Media Release For immediate release 17 October 2011 Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker The world’s favourite ballet … awakening childlike imagination in us all   Northern Ballet will bring to life everyone’s favourite festive story, The Nutcracker, at theatres across the UK this October and November. The production will be touring to […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Quenby Hersh, Coryphée, Scottish Ballet

September 28, 2011

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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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Ballet NEWS | American Ballet Theatre dancers ring the Opening Bell @ NASDAQ

December 21, 2010

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Recently, I wrote about dancers from American Ballet Theatre ringing the Opening Bell at the NASDAQ. Today, the Opening Bell ceremony took place and here are some pictures from the event. The dancers are : Young Clara – Athena Petrizzo Nutcracker – Philip Perez Little Mouse – Justin Souriau-Levine Drosselmeyer – Issac Stappas Snowflake – Courtney […]

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Boston Ballet : Champagne & Sugar Plums – it’s The Nutcracker ballet

December 14, 2010

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Poster with ballet dancers from The Nutcracker

*****MEDIA ALERT*****   BOSTON BALLET’S NUTCRACKER NEW YEAR’S EVE CHAMPAGNE CELEBRATION PERFORMANCE – A MUST-SEE EVENT TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR WHAT: This New Year’s Eve, Boston Ballet hosts a spectacular champagne celebration performance of The Nutcracker at The Boston Opera House. Join Boston Ballet for a one-of-a-kind performance of The Nutcracker filled with […]

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The National Ballet of Canada’s The Nutcracker, Principal casting announced

December 1, 2010

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The Nutcracker 15 Glorious Years! Principal Casting Announced December 1, 2010… The National Ballet of Canada’s The Nutcracker celebrates its 15th anniversary as Toronto’s favourite holiday tradition. Created by James Kudelka in 1995, The Nutcracker is set in 19th-century Russia and takes audiences on a magical journey through the glittering world of the Snow Queen […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Bridgett Zehr, Principal, National Ballet of Canada

October 22, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Bridgett Zehr, Principal, National Ballet of Canada Bridgett will dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in James Kudelka’s The Nutcracker. Known for extraordinary musicality and willowy limbs, Bridgett combines a delicate innocence with lyrical grace and steely technique, making her an critic and audience favourite. She recently made her debut […]

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