Tag Archives: Sydney

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is proud to announce that the Genée International Ballet Competition will return to Sydney in 2016.

December 14, 2015

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Genée 2015 contestants pose outside the Sydney Opera House marking the one year count down until it will host Genée 2016.

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is proud to announce that the Genée International Ballet Competition will return to Sydney in 2016. The prestigious competition’s last visit to Sydney in 2002 saw Australian dancer Steven McRae, now Principal at The Royal Ballet in London, awarded a gold medal. Also in 2002, the competition saw the […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Giselle: undying love and unearthly dancing combine in the ultimate Romantic ballet

December 22, 2014

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Madeleine Eastoe in Giselle. Photo by Dan Boud

The Australian Ballet’s Giselle: undying love and unearthly dancing combine in the ultimate Romantic ballet One of the world’s most heart-rending classics and oldest ballets in repertoire history will sweep audiences off their feet when The Australian Ballet opens its 2015 Melbourne season with the Romantic blockbuster Giselle. Maina Gielgud’s critically acclaimed production will return […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ty King-Wall, Principal, The Australian Ballet

May 15, 2013

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Madeliene Eastoe Ty King Wall in Halcyon 2011 Photo by Jeff Busby

Cupcakes & Conversation with Ty King-Wall, Principal, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Absolutely nothing! I get up at 8.30am….Not a morning person! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it ? Insanity, and a certain level […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Lockett, Coryphée, The Australian Ballet

December 23, 2012

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The Narrative of Nothing (Infinity triple bill): photographer Jeff Busby, dancers Charles Thompson and Brooke Lockett

Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Lockett, Coryphée, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? (or Tuesday if that is the first day of your working week) Coffee! No it’s the excitement of beginning a new week fresh and the prospect of new challenges, new opportunities and potentially wonderful moments […]

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A Masterclass With The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae

November 11, 2012

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A Masterclass with The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae I recently reported that a masterclass with Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae would be taking place at The Royal Academy of Dance on Remembrance Sunday. ‘Celebrating Dance 2012’ was billed as a day of dance to fundraise for the Frank Freeman Scholarship fund. McRae’s masterclass was open to students studying Advanced […]

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‘Celebrating Dance 2012’ – Fundraising for the Frank Freeman Scholarship Fund

October 24, 2012

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‘Celebrating Dance 2012’ – Fundraising for the Frank Freeman Scholarship Fund   Dance students can participate in ‘Celebrating Dance 2012’ – a day of dance to be held at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) on Sunday 11 November to fundraise for the Frank Freeman Scholarship fund. The day will consist of two events: a […]

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Northern Ballet in ‘Arts Troubleshooter’ documentary this weekend

May 21, 2012

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Michael Lynch, and Northern Ballet Dancers: Victoria Goldsmith, Josh Barwick, Hannah Bateman, Kenny Tindall, Stage at Theatre Royal in Newcastle - (C) Wall to Wall - Photographer: Dominique Belcourt

Northern Ballet in Arts Troubleshooter documentary Last week I reported that Northern Ballet were to feature in a BBC documentary called Arts Troubleshooter, to be broadcast this weekend. What’s in store ? The programme follows Michael Lynch, former Chief Executive of the Southbank Centre in London & the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, as he works […]

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A year inside The Australian Ballet

April 16, 2012

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A year inside The Australian Ballet   Episode 2 of A year inside The Australian Ballet   This episode focuses on Corps de ballet member Jake Mangakahia as he is specially chosen to work with Stephen Page in Warumuk – in the dark night, as part of the Infinity triple bill currently showing in Sydney […]

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Angelina Ballerina | Everyone’s favourite dancing mouse comes to town

February 15, 2012

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Angelina Ballerina | Everyone’s favourite dancing mouse comes to town Angelina Ballerina, the star of some twenty popular children’s books and an animated TV series, will soon be appearing in towns throughout the country in Royal New Zealand Ballet’s much anticipated Meridian Season of Angelina Ballerina’s Big Audition.   A second RNZB company has just […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet News | A guest appearance and a new work

February 9, 2012

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The Royal Ballet’s Soloist Alexander Campbell returns to Birmingham Royal Ballet, for one week only, to dance the role of Will Mossop in David Bintley’s Hobson’s Choice One year after Alexander Campbell made his debut as Will Mossop for Birmingham Royal Ballet, during the company’s International tour to Hong Kong, The Royal Ballet’s Soloist returns […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Onegin

February 9, 2012

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Lucinda Dunn and Robert Curran. Photography Georges Antoni

The Australian Ballet’s Onegin   For immediate release Thursday 9 February 2012 Onegin: Desire V Duty A tragic Russian drama of deadly duels and unrequited love The audience favourite Onegin makes a triumphant return to the stage in 2012, interpreted by a new     generation of stars. Since its 1976 debut, this tragic love story […]

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The Australian Ballet turns 50 and looks better than ever!

January 22, 2012

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Amber Scott from The Australian Ballet and Patrick Thaiday from Bangarra Dance Theatre. Photography Jess Bialek

For immediate release Sunday 22 January 2012 The Australian Ballet turns 50 and looks better than ever! A year of highlights begins with a chance to create a ballet for us The Australian Ballet has returned to the rehearsal studio this week in preparation for the company’s landmark 50th anniversary season in 2012. Artistic Director David McAllister […]

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A sugar-coated treat from The Australian Ballet

July 3, 2010

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Artists of The Australian Ballet in The Nutcracker Photograph :  Jim McFarlane The Australian Ballet presents an enchanting encore season of The Nutcracker, an unmissable opportunity to meet the charming Clara and her sugar-coated friends. Returning after three sold-out cities in 2007, this magical production will bring festive cheer to Melbourne from 11 September at […]

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