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The Royal Ballet 2015/16 Season

April 16, 2015

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The Royal Ballet 2015/16 Season Four World Premieres headline The Royal Ballet’s 2015/16 season announcement. They are : a new production of Carmen by Carlos Acosta (though this is a one act ballet programmed alongside Liam Scarlett’s Viscera, Jerome Robbin’s Afternoon of a Faun and George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky pas de deux), Liam Scarlett’s first full […]

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Dutch National Ballet 2013 | 2014 season

March 7, 2013

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Dutch National Ballet 2013 | 2014 season *The Dutch National Ballet launches the Junior  Company * World premiere of full-length production by Krzysztof Pastor – The Tempest * World premieres by Hans van Manen/Remy van Kesteren, Jorma Elo/Viktor &  Rolf, Ton Simons/Rineke Dijkstra and Juanjo Arqués/Krijn de Koning * European premiere by Alexei Ratmansky and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Julie Diana, Principal Dancer, Pennsylvania Ballet

May 9, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Julie Diana, Principal Dancer, Pennsylvania Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? A cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee with French Vanilla Coffeemate. Why ballet ? I initially wanted to be an Olympic gymnast, but I was scared of everything but the floor routine (and my tumbling wasn’t terrific). […]

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American Ballet Theatre’s Ethan Stiefel to retire

January 23, 2012

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ETHAN STIEFEL TO RETIRE AS PRINCIPAL DANCER WITH AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Ethan Stiefel, a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre since 1997, will retire from the Company at the conclusion of the 2012 Metropolitan Opera House season in New York City, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.  Stiefel will give his farewell […]

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Ballet Next launched by Michele Wiles and Charles Askegard

October 30, 2011

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MICHELE WILES AND CHARLES ASKEGARD LAUNCH BALLET NEXT WITH INAUGURAL PERFORMANCE AT THE JOYCE THEATER, NOVEMBER 21, 2011  NEW YORK, October 24, 2011 – Michele Wiles, former Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre, and Charles Askegard, former Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet, announce the premiere performance of Ballet Next at The Joyce Theater […]

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS A SPARKLING NIGHT OF STARSTO LAUNCH THE 2011-2012 SEASON AT THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE

September 30, 2011

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS A SPARKLING NIGHT OF STARSTO LAUNCH THE 2011-2012 SEASON AT THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE   PERFORMANCE FEATURES THE FULL COMPANY AND GUEST ARTIST JENNIFER DEPALO OF MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY BOSTON, MA – September 29, 2011– Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced today programming and casting for Boston Ballet’s sixth annual […]

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Russian Ballet Icons Gala – A tribute to Galina Ulanova

May 27, 2011

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Rehearsal of Sinatra Variations Tatyana Gorokhova, Igor Zelensky Photograph © 2011 Daniel Paul Jones Russian Ballet Icons Gala Tribute to Galina Ulanova London Coliseum 15th May 2011 Most of the audience (and the performers who are mostly students of students) hadn’t see Galina Sergeevna Ulanova dance live as this is just over the 100th anniversary […]

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Russian Ballet Icons Gala at the London Coliseum – full casting

May 12, 2011

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The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2011 will bring together a dazzling cast of dancers and leading figures from the world of ballet. Arts promoters Ensemble Productions are proud to present this unique evening – believed to be the only centenary celebration of Galina’s life and the work taking place outside Russia of this scale – […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Misty Copeland, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre

April 11, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Misty Copeland, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre  I’ve wanted to interview Misty for some time.  She started ballet training fairly late (13 yrs) and had to quickly decide her future career.  Since then she’s never looked back and has become an inspiration to so many through her dancing and determination.  I’d like you to […]

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Ballet NEWS | Pas de deux secrets unveiled by the professionals

February 22, 2011

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It’s very easy to write about ballet using the terminology, French as it is, talking in a very codified way that mostly exists within the rehearsal studio, which can be hard for newcomers to penetrate.  It’s much harder to knuckle down and focus on the nuts and bolts that you take for granted that everyone will understand […]

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American Ballet Theatre – Programme Two, Sadlers Wells

February 3, 2011

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American Ballet Theatre Programme 2 Theme and Variations, Jardin Aux Lilas, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Company B Sadlers Wells Tuesday 2nd February 2011 In some ways Programme Two seemed, on paper at least, to offer the better selection of short ballets than Tuesday nights Programme One.  True, it has greater diversity, ranging from a tutu […]

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American Ballet Theatre casting announced for London dates

January 18, 2011

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American Ballet Theatre, recognised as one of the greatest dance companies in the world, presents two mixed bills which showcase the company’s extraordinary versatility (Tuesday 1 – Sunday 6 February). The casting has been announced (and is subject to change) as follows : Feb 1 7:30 PM Seven Sonatas J Kent, X Reyes, S Abrera, D […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Jeffrey Stanton Announces Retirement

November 25, 2010

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Jeffrey Stanton Announces Retirement Final Performances During 2010-2011 Season Seattle, WA – Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and principal dancer Jeffrey Stanton have announced that Mr. Stanton will be retiring at the end of the 2010-2011 season, following a 23-year career, 17 years of which were spent with […]

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BALLET NEWS | Darcey Bussell, The Royal Ballet, Tamara Rojo & Birmingham Royal Ballet

April 16, 2010

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Hi everyone, I’m going to start off with news about Darcey Bussell, who became Godmother to a ship last week – and launched it in some style, with four outfits. Next I wanted to stare with you a new video from The Royal Opera House, on the upcoming triple bill – Electric Counterpoint/New Scarlett/Carmen. Now for […]

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