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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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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2016 SPRING SEASON

February 6, 2016

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2016 SPRING SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   Two of Sir Frederick Ashton’s classic ballets pair up for a double bill; The Dream, and for the first time ever performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet, A Month in the Country A revival of Kenneth Macmillan’s Romeo and Juliet   Venue and booking information: Birmingham […]

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BALLET AND THE BARD IN BIRMINGHAM

January 12, 2016

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BALLET AND THE BARD IN BIRMINGHAM BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET MARKS 400 YEARS SINCE SHAKESPEARE’S DEATH with a world-class season of performance   February – October 2016   Birmingham Hippodrome Hurst Street, B5 4TB 0844 338 5000 The timeless drama and storytelling of Shakespeare’s plays have inspired generations of theatregoers across the globe for hundreds of […]

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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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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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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCES 2015 – 2016 SEASON

April 1, 2015

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCES 2015 – 2016 SEASON AT BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, the first ever ballet that the Company performed in 1990, returns to celebrate Birmingham Royal Ballet’s 25 years in the city The Nutcracker, created as a gift to the City of Birmingham, turns 25 The 2016 year-long commemoration of […]

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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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The Royal Ballet | World Premiere, new one act ballet & two classics

May 9, 2014

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WORLD PREMIERE OF CONNECTOME, A NEW ONE ACT BALLET BY ALASTAIR MARRIOTT, ALONGSIDE TWO CLASSICS BY FREDERICK ASHTON AND JEROME ROBBINS Saturday 31 May – Friday 13 June   Alastair Marriott’s new work Connectome receives its world premiere as the centrepiece of this final programme of the Royal Ballet Season surrounded by two light-hearted classics; […]

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Dutch National Ballet | FAIRYTALES

November 15, 2013

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Dutch National Ballet | FAIRYTALES The magical worlds of two master choreographers * European premiere Firebird by Alexei Ratmansky * revival The Dream by Sir Frederick Ashton * Performances  1 until 16 March 2014 at The Amsterdam Music Theatre The Dutch National Ballet brings a fairytale atmosphere into the spring of 2014. In co-production with […]

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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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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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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET | 2012 AUTUMN SEASON at SADLER’S WELLS

September 24, 2012

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET | 2012 AUTUMN SEASON at SADLER’S WELLS   THE COMPANY PERFORM TWO TRIPLE BILLS THE SEASON HIGHLIGHTS THE WORK OF ASHTON, BINTLEY, LANG, LAYTON and VAN MANEN Performances: OPPOSITES ATTRACT (Take Five / Lyric Pieces / Grosse Fuge) Tue 23 Oct at 7.30pm & Wed 24 Oct at 2pm and 7.30pm Autumn […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2012 INTERNATIONAL TOUR to GRANADA

June 9, 2012

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2012 INTERNATIONAL TOUR to GRANADA Two performances only at the 61st INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND DANCE Peter Wright’s COPPÉLIA and a triple bill including Director David Bintley’s TAKE FIVE   Birmingham Royal Ballet will close its 2011/12 season with two spectacular outdoor performances at the Teatro del Generalife in Granada next […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2012 SUMMER SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

May 23, 2012

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2012 SUMMER SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   David Bintley’s production of Far From the Madding Crowd A mixed bill Summer Celebration   Venue and booking information: Birmingham Hippodrome: Tickets: 0844 338 5000   Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to return to the Birmingham Hippodrome stage from 20 – 30 June.  The Company […]

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The Autumn 2012 Season at Sadlers Wells

May 17, 2012

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The Autumn 2012 Season at Sadlers Wells Thin pickings at Sadlers Wells if it’s classical ballet you’re looking for – this Autumn season sees just two ballet companies visiting the theatre. In September, San Francisco Ballet present three mixed bills : Symphonic Dances by Edwaard Liang, Divertimento No 15 by George Balanchine and Christopher Wheeldon’s […]

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Sergei Polunin takes on James Dean

March 10, 2012

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Sergei Polunin dances James Dean for Men in Motion With a headline screaming “Sergei Polunin: I’ll give up ballet by 26” in The Guardian last Tuesday, Alex Needham wrote that, “Men in Motion includes the first dance he [Polunin] has ever choreographed, a piece about James Dean.” What happened was, Polunin commissioned his former colleague, Royal Ballet […]

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Royal Ballet cast changes

February 2, 2012

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Royal Ballet cast changes The Royal Ballet casting amendments, following the resignation of Sergei Polunin, are as follows : Thursday 9th February THE DREAM                                                Alina Cojocaru, Marcelo Gomes* (guest from American Ballet Theatre)   Saturday 10th March – Evening ROMEO AND JULIET                                 Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli Saturday 17th March ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND                                          Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli Monday 19th March ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND                                          Sarah Lamb, Steven McRae* Thursday 22nd March ROMEO AND JULIET                                 Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli Monday 26th March ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN […]

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Royal Ballet News | Sergei Polunin resigns

January 24, 2012

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Royal Ballet News | Sergei Polunin resigns A statement from The Royal Ballet Dame Monica Mason announced this afternoon that Principal Sergei Polunin has resigned from The Royal Ballet with immediate effect. Born in the Ukraine, Sergei joined The Royal Ballet in 2007 from The Royal Ballet School. He rose rapidly through the ranks and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with James Barton, First Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

October 9, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with James Barton, First Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Class isn’t ‘til midday on a Monday so there is absolutely no way I would be awake at 8am …. However when my alarm does eventually go off, my motivation is usually to start the […]

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The Royal Ballet | Casting for Booking Period 2 | Winter 2011/12

October 3, 2011

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The Royal Ballet | Casting for Booking Period 2 | Winter 2011/12 If you are booking for any of the up-coming Royal Ballet productions, you’ll be well placed if you’ve studied the casting imformation. My choices ? Lauren Cuthbertson’s debut as Manon, partnered with Sergei Polunin who will also debut in the role of Des […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Mourns Alexander Grant

October 3, 2011

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The National Ballet of Canada Mourns Alexander Grant Former Artistic Director Dies at 86 October 3, 2011… The National Ballet of Canada mourns the death of Alexander Grant, Artistic Director from 1976 to 1983, who passed away on Friday, September 30 in London, England at the age of 86. Alexander Grant and David Scott. Photo […]

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