Tag Archives: Tchaikovsky

Cupcakes and Conversation with Rebecca Krohn, Principal, New York City Ballet

April 30, 2013

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Russian Seasons

Cupcakes and Conversation with Rebecca Krohn, Principal, New York City Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Tuesday morning? What gets me going on Tuesday morning is remembering that this is a career I chose to do. Ballet was never forced upon me, I do it because I love it.  Also, a big cup […]

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The Washington Ballet presents

October 23, 2012

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nutcracker

The Washington Ballet presents     November 29 – December 23 at the Warner Theatre 2012 marks the 120th Anniversary of  The Nutcracker November 24 and 25 at THEARC Theater The Nutcracker Tea Party December 9   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) celebrates the 120th anniversary of the first performance of The Nutcracker […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Angela Malan, Senior Principal dancer, Ballet Mistress and Coach, South African Ballet Theatre

May 27, 2012

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ballet dancer at the barre

Cupcakes & Conversation with Angela Malan, Senior Principal dancer, Ballet Mistress and Coach, South African Ballet Theatre  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I am motivated by the constant, yet unobtainable strive for perfection! Why ballet ? Ballet is the only thing that feeds all I need: my soul, my body, […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jake Mangakahia, Corps de ballet, The Australian Ballet

May 3, 2012

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Jake Mangakahia with Halaina Hills photo Lynette Wills

Cupcakes & Conversation with Jake Mangakahia, Corps de ballet, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? My alarm ha ha! t’s the want or the need to feel prepared for a day of movement ,inspiration and creativity. Why ballet ? It’s fun, exciting, beautiful, adventurous and creative! The lifestyle of […]

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A Tchaikovsky Trilogy – Swan Lake | Sleeping Beauty | Nutcracker at the London Coliseum

February 7, 2012

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A Tchaikovsky Trilogy at the London Coliseum, 23-28 July 2012 Swan Lake – Sleeping Beauty – Nutcracker Tickets On Sale Today For nearly two hundred years Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker have thrilled audiences around the globe. Now Danish dance legend Peter Schaufuss presents The Tchaikovsky Trilogy, his own take on […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Andrea Bayne, Principal, Ballet Victoria

January 25, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Andrea Bayne, Principal, Ballet Victoria What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The simple fact of waking up and knowing that I am able to fulfill my passion as my career is more than enough to get me going on a Monday morning, I feel so fortunate. Why […]

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

December 3, 2011

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The Nutcracker

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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Strictly Come Dancing on Swan Lake

November 3, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing on Swan Lake Last saturday night on Strictly Come Dancing, professional dancer and current Strictly champion Artem Chigvintsev pushed the boundaries of the show further than ever with his celebrity dance partner Holly Valance. Artem made a unique choice with Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake music and as this was Halloween week, took inspiration for […]

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Strictly Come Dancing – Halloween week with Swan Lake

October 29, 2011

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Black Swan

Strictly Come Dancing – Halloween week (5)  Last year, one of my all time favourite weeks was Halloween, because everything came together – the costumes, hair and make-up, and the dancing. 3 Tangos, 3 Pasos, 1 Samba, 1 Jive, 1 American Smooth, 1 Rhumba and 1 Quickstep. But will they match up to last year […]

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Mariinsky Ballet | Jewels DVD

October 25, 2011

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Mariinsky Ballet | Jewels DVD Having just spent an hour and a half immersed in utterly, thoroughly enchanting gorgeousness, I have one thing to say : you just can’t be without this DVD recording of the Mariinsky’s Jewels by George Balanchine. The Mariinsky Orchestra handle the music by Fauré, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky magnificently. The Mariinsky […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Marijn Rademaker, Principal, Stuttgart Ballet

June 7, 2011

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 Cupcakes & Conversation with Marijn Rademaker, Principal, Stuttgart Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?  Why ballet ?  The love for ballet that I have. As a kid I loved to do sport, especially tennis and soccer. I also loved classical music. Ballet is a great combination of these two. With […]

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Her Majesty The Queen hosts a reception co-produced by English National Ballet

May 10, 2011

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four ballet dancers on the Grand Staircase at Buckingham Palace

Last night Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Phillip hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace in celebration of young people in the performing arts. The Queen holds receptions throughout the year and the guests are drawn from all walks of life.  Celebrity guests including Jools Holland, Duffy, Dame Helen Mirren, Ellie Goulding, Sheila Hancock, Kevin […]

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ADD SPARKLE TO YOUR SKATES: Somerset House launches Ice Dancing programme with Big Dance and English National Ballet

November 4, 2010

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Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean at the Somerset House Ice Rink opening gala presented by Tiffany Co 2008 PA Carl Court

    ADD SPARKLE TO YOUR SKATES: Somerset House launches Ice Dancing programme with Big Dance and English National Ballet Hello everyone !  You might recall that last Christmas I spent the most heavenly time at Somerset House when I interviewed Maria Engel for a special Cupcakes at Tiffany’s.  The company set up a giant Tiffany blue cube jammed […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jesse Scales

September 21, 2010

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dancer on pointe on backbend

Cupcakes & Conversation with Jesse Scales, ballet dancer  Jesse performed with the Melbourne Ballet Company last December and then completed her classical ballet training at the New Zealand School of Dance. She auditioned for the Sydney Dance Company held over 2 days in July this year and made it to the end (though very interested, […]

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Things you don’t know about Swan Lake

September 6, 2010

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Swan Lake

Things you don’t know about Swan Lake Earlier this year I wrote a piece for YOU magazine, in their hugely popular ‘Things You Don’t Know’ column, about Swan Lake.  The column isn’t published online, which means that if you miss the Sunday edition, you’ve missed TYDK. Swan Lake, or Lac des cygnes)  has so much […]

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American Ballet Theatre in London

August 31, 2010

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three male dancers on stage and one female in the air

The great American Ballet Theatre arrive in London in February 2011.  Why am I telling you this now ?  Well, because if you want to see them, you’ll need to snap up some tickets, which are on sale now.    ABT are bringing two programmes to London between Tuesday 1st and Sunday 6th February.    Programe One […]

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