Tag Archives: Swan Lake

Updated Principal Casting for English National Ballet’s Nutcracker and Swan Lake at the London Coliseum

October 23, 2014

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Updated Principal Casting for English National Ballet’s Nutcracker and Swan Lake at the London Coliseum   Nutcracker returns to the London Coliseum this Christmas from Thursday 11 December 2014 – Sunday 4 January 2015. Nutcracker sees Guest Artist Mathias Dingman’s debut performance with English National Ballet. He performs in the role of the Prince, alongside […]

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English National Ballet | Swan Lake Principal Casting

October 6, 2014

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English National Ballet | Swan Lake Principal Casting Swan Lake London Coliseum, WC2 Wednesday 7 – Sunday 18 January 2015 Performances: 7.30pm (mat 2.30pm) Tickets: £14 – £79 Box office: 020 7845 9300   Guest Artists Ivan Vasiliev, Alban Lendorf and Vitor Luiz  perform with the Company Elena Glurdjidze’s farewell performance with English National Ballet […]

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Jetè to the USA: The Australian Ballet gets set to pirouette across America this October

August 12, 2014

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Reiko Hombo in New York, Photography Lisa Tomasetti

Jetè to the USA: The Australian Ballet gets set to pirouette across America this October This October, The Australian Ballet returns to LA for the first time in more than four decades and the San Francisco Bay Area for the first time in over 20 years to premiere an Australian classic, Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake. […]

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The Australian Ballet jetés into Sydney’s Capitol Theatre: A special Sydney-only season of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake

July 28, 2014

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Amber Scott and Adam Bull in Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake. Photography Jeff Busby

The Australian Ballet jetés into Sydney’s Capitol Theatre: A special Sydney-only season of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake  Sydney audiences will have the opportunity to see The Australian Ballet’s internationally acclaimed masterpiece as never before, as Odette meets her Prince in the most regal of settings. In February 2015, for the first time ever, The Australian Ballet […]

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Northern Ballet’s A Christmas Carol and The Three Musketeers to be staged on two sides of the globe this autumn

June 10, 2014

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Northern Ballet’s A Christmas Carol and The Three Musketeers to be staged on two sides of the globe this autumn Northern Ballet’s A Christmas Carol and The Three Musketeers are to be staged by The Royal New Zealand Ballet and Alberta Ballet on opposite sides of the globe this autumn. The two companies are working […]

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HOUSTON BALLET CAPS THE SEASON WITH STANTON WELCH’S ROMANTIC CLASSIC SWAN LAKE

May 25, 2014

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HOUSTON BALLET CAPS THE SEASON WITH STANTON WELCH’S ROMANTIC CLASSIC SWAN LAKE   New Zealand Designer Kristian Fredrikson’s Spectacular Scenery and Costumes Inspired by Pre-Raphaelite Paintings   First Soloist Katharine Precourt and Newly Promoted Soloist Nozomi Iijima  Make Their Debuts as the Swan Queen   Principal Karina Gonzalez Performs the Swan Queen for the First […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sonia Rodriguez, Principal, The National Ballet of Canada

May 8, 2014

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Sonia Rodriguez. Photo by Sian Richards.

Cupcakes & Conversation with Sonia Rodriguez, Principal, The National Ballet of Canada  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The challenge of pushing myself and discovering new things. I love the time in the studio where I get to develop a role or a get to discover a new way of moving. […]

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The Royal Ballet Season 2014/15

March 31, 2014

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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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Dutch National Ballet | New Season 2014-15

February 26, 2014

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DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET PRESENTS THE 2014 – 2015 SEASON * World premieres by Hans van Manen, Christopher Wheeldon, David Dawson and Ernst Meisner * Dutch premieres by John Neumeier and Wayne McGregor * Revivals of Rudi van Dantzig’s Swan Lake, Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella & George Balanchine’s Jewels * International tours to China, Paris and London * […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Good Swan, Bad Swan : Dancing Swan Lake

February 25, 2014

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Artistic Director and Lead Principal dancer of English National Ballet, in her dressing room preparing to dance the dual role of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake. Tamara Rojo - (C) BBC - Photographer: Arnaud Stephenson

Good Swan, Bad Swan : Dancing Swan Lake Why is Swan Lake still being danced more than 100 years after it was created ? What is its appeal for audiences and for dancers of today ? These are some of the questions that Tamara Rojo, Principal dancer and Artisitc Director of English National Ballet, attempts to […]

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Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines

February 24, 2014

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Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines As courtesans, fashion icons, political pawns and international celebrities, the great ballerinas have played a multitude of roles both on and off the stage. They have moved from the courts of kings to stages around the globe, from the highs of public adoration to the lows of injury and scandal. But few […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Greta Hodgkinson’s Extraordinary Winter Season

February 20, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada | Greta Hodgkinson’s Extraordinary Winter Season Final Swan Lake Debut in A Month in the Country  Tatiana in Onegin This Winter Season will feature the extraordinary talents of Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson with her final Swan Lake, her debut as Natalia in A Month in the Country and her return […]

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The National Ballet of Canada’s Swan Lake | Principal Guest Artists announced

February 19, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada’s Swan Lake | Principal Guest Artists announced Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Principal Guest Artists Svetlana Lunkina and Evan McKie will open the winter performances of Swan Lake on March 8, 2014. Swan Lake is onstage until March 16, 2014 at the […]

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‘Lost’ Kiss footage and ballet dancers in BBC Two and BBC Four Ballet Season

February 14, 2014

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‘Lost’ Kiss footage and ballet dancers in BBC Two and BBC Four Ballet Season   ‘Lost’ Footage of Sleeping Beauty’s Kiss rediscovered for BBC Ballet Season starring Margot Fonteyn Iconic dancer, Darcey Bussell, to talk about her ballet inspirations Never before seen footage of Symphonic Variations in association with the BFI for documentary Dancing in […]

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Big Ballet

February 1, 2014

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Big Ballet | New Channel 4 Documentary begins this week Big Ballet follows a troupe of plus size amateurs as they attempt to realise their dream of dancing Swan Lake. Rebellious ballet legend Wayne Sleep was the shortest dancer ever to make his debut on the Royal Ballet stage and now he wants to unlock […]

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Ballet at Christmas

December 24, 2013

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A Ballet News World Exclusive Illustration by Noemi Manalang

 Ballet at Christmas Looking for ballet on television over the holidays ? Here’s your guide. Carlos Acosta’s new Royal Ballet production of Don Quixote is on BBC Four at 8pm on Christmas Day. On Sky Arts you can see : Les Patineurs on 15 December at 3.30pm and then at various other times during the festive period. The […]

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Christmas shoppers delighted by exquisite costumes from The Hong Kong Ballet’s Swan Lake

December 20, 2013

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Christmas shoppers delighted by exquisite costumes from The Hong Kong Ballet’s Swan Lake Exhibitions co-presented by The Hong Kong Ballet and Sunlight Reit’s Sheung Shui Centre Shopping Arcade & Metro City Plaza 1 Families visiting Sheung Shui for their Christmas shopping were pleasantly surprised earlier this month to see the Opening Ceremony of The Hong […]

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Youth America Grand Prix and TenduTV’s “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” now available internationally on iTunes

November 20, 2013

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Youth America Grand Prix and TenduTV’s “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” now available internationally on iTunes and other digital video stores An unprecedented documentary showing the making and performance of excerpts from some of the most beloved classical ballet variations of all time : Don Quixote,  Flames of Paris,  Giselle,  The Nutcracker  and  Swan Lake. An international cast including Ashley […]

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The Norwegian National Ballet | New management, new ballet season in Oslo

September 26, 2013

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The Norwegian National Ballet | New management, new ballet season in Oslo A new Firebird by Liam Scarlett, Jo Strømgren directing and choreographing Orpheus and Eurydice, and A Swan Lake by Alexander Ekman: With her first season programme, ballet director Ingrid Lorentzen is staking out a new course for The Norwegian National Ballet. In 2012, […]

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CORK CITY BALLET’S 21ST ANNIVERSARY BIRTHDAY PARTY

September 20, 2013

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CORK CITY BALLET’S 21ST ANNIVERSARY BIRTHDAY PARTY Cork City Ballet kicks off the company’s 21st Anniversary with a Birthday Party on Saturday 21st September from 2 – 4 pm at the Cork Opera House. Two hundred and ten dancers will wrap the Cork Opera House in a human bow to help celebrate the longest running […]

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