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The Royal Ballet 2016/17 Season Announced

April 6, 2016

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The Royal Ballet 2016/17 Season Announced Today The Royal Ballet announced their plans for the 2016/17 season (marking 70 years since the Company reopened the Royal Opera House), which will include four world premieres and the return of Leanne Benjamin and Viviana Durante to coach Mayerling and Anastasia respectively. Darcey Bussell will return to coach […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Year of Beauty is set to enchant Adelaide this winter

May 8, 2015

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Giselle, photography by Jeff Busby, and The Dream, photography by Daniel Boud

With ghostly spirits and magical woodlands, The Australian Ballet’s Year of Beauty is set to enchant Adelaide this winter South Australians will have the chance to see two magical ballet programs and peek behind the scenes of the national dance company, when The Australian Ballet returns to Adelaide in July. The beautiful tragedy of Giselle […]

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Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet

February 26, 2014

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(L-R) in Les Sylphides, circa 1939. Robert Helpmann, Margot Fonteyn - (C)

Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet     As part of the BBC’s Short Ballet Season, Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet describes how the onset of war isolated Britain and its small ballet companies, which were then given the chance to shine through adversity. From 1939 […]

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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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The Sarasota Ballet to Host the 2014 Sir Frederick Ashton Festival

November 28, 2013

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The Sarasota Ballet to Host the 2014 Sir Frederick Ashton Festival The four-day festival will honor the life and works of the acclaimed British choreographer and feature 10 Ashton ballets   The Sarasota Ballet formally announced today that they will host a four-day festival, April 30 through May 3, which will honor the life and […]

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The Royal Ballet announces 2013/14 season

March 13, 2013

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The Royal Ballet announces 2013/14 season Today saw the launch of Artistic Director Kevin O’Hare’s second season at The Royal Ballet, and he was characteristically understated but also quietly confident that as his first season is going very well – the company is selling almost all of the tickets it offers – and is excited about the new season. Has […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet | Autumn Glory

October 20, 2011

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Birmingham Royal Ballet | Autumn Glory Sadlers Wells, London Wednesday, October 19th 2011 It was a night about pointe shoes. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Autumn Glory triple bill gives us Checkmate/Symphonic Variations and Pineapple Poll; we start with a strategy and finish with fun, and there’s a sandwich filling of pure dance and no plot.  Nowhere to […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET AUTUMN SEASON 2011 at SADLER’S WELLS

September 27, 2011

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Media release: 27 September 2011 BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET AUTUMN SEASON 2011 at SADLER’S WELLS A TRIPLE BILL AUTUMN GLORY and Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée   Venue and booking information: Tickets: 0844 412 4300 or Sadlers Wells website Performances: Autumn Glory – Tue 18 Oct at 7.30pm & Wed 19 Oct at 2pm and […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2011 AUTUMN SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

August 31, 2011

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Media release: Tuesday 30 August 2011 BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2011 AUTUMN SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME David Bintley’s production of Beauty and the Beast A mixed bill Autumn Glory   Venue and booking information: Birmingham Hippodrome: Tickets: 0844 338 5000          Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to return to the Birmingham Hippodrome stage from 28 September […]

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Houston Ballet launches it’s 2011-2012 season

June 23, 2011

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HOUSTON BALLET LAUNCHES THE 2011-2012 SEASON WITH  RETURN OF THE MASTERS Mireille Hassenboehler & Linnar Looris in Jerome Robbins’s In the Night photograph : Amitava Sarkar Program Features Three Rarely Seen Masterworks by Three of the Twentieth Century’s Greatest Choreographers Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Epic Song of the Earth Returns to Houston Ballet’s Repertoire for the […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet announces new season 2011-2012

March 25, 2011

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The new season is likely to be a very tough one for ballet companies as the Budget cuts begin to bite.  As each reveals it’s plans for the coming year it will be interesting to see which has the nerve to programme innovation and something exciting to lure cash-strapped audiences.  They’ve also got to factor […]

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