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CASTING IS ANNOUNCED for LES SAISONS RUSSES DU XX1e SIECLE at the COLISEUM – JULY 16-20

July 3, 2013

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CASTING IS ANNOUNCED for LES SAISONS RUSSES DU XX1e SIECLE at the COLISEUM – JULY 16-20 Making their highly anticipated return to the Coliseum in July, Les Saisons Russes will perform three programmes – a total of six ballets – including the London premiere of Cléopâtre – Ida Rubinstein, choreographed by Patrick de Bana plus […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella: Alexei Ratmansky tackles romance and redemption in a lavish new production

July 1, 2013

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Leanne Stojmenov. Photography Georges Antoni

The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella This stunning production will have its world premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne from 17 September for 14 performances, before travelling to the Sydney Opera House on 29 November. This is the second time Ratmansky has worked with The Australian Ballet. In 2009, he created Scuola di ballo as part of the […]

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English National Ballet announces 2014 season

June 10, 2013

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Tamara Rojo & Akram Khan Photograph : Cheryl Angear

English National Ballet announces 2014 season This morning, amid the plush surroundings of the Penthouse Suite at The Dorchester Hotel in London, English National Ballet’s Artistic Director Tamara Rojo laid out her plans for 2014, which are a continuation of her clear vision for the company. Akram Khan was on hand today because, despite his […]

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Les SAISONS RUSSES du XX1e SIECLE

April 18, 2013

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Ilze Liepa as Cleopatra photo Ida Rubinstein

Les SAISONS RUSSES du XX1e SIECLE RETURNS to the LONDON COLISEUM – JULY 16TH-20TH 2013 following a triumphant Coliseum Diaghilev Festival debut in 2011 and four successful seasons in Paris at the Theatre des Champs Elysees Andris Liepa, former Bolshoi Ballet star turned ballet entrepreneur, is to return to the London Coliseum with his company Les […]

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The Royal Ballet | Nadia Nerina retrospective exhibition

February 26, 2013

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Royal Ballet Artist Anna Rose O’Sullivan models acclaimed ballerina Nadia Nerina’s Fireworks costume. This costume from an unknown Kenneth MacMillan work (designed by Nicholas Georgiadis) will be displayed for the first time in a new retrospective exhibition at the Royal Opera House. Nadia Nerina: Principal Ballerina with The Royal Ballet 1947-1966 opens on 22 March and runs until August. Free admission.

The Royal Ballet | Nadia Nerina retrospective exhibition Acclaimed ballerina and pioneer of ballet on television celebrated in a retrospective exhibition: Nadia Nerina, Principal Ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet from 1947-1966 Royal Opera House, 22 March – 17 August 2013 Generously supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation  Nadia Nerina was a pioneer in the world […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET 2012/13 SEASON

March 14, 2012

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Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet, Photo : Johan Persson

The Royal Ballet 2012/13 season details   Six world premieres Two works new to the Company Classics including Swan Lake,      La Bayadère and The Nutcracker Other full-length ballets Mayerling,      Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland      and Onegin One act ballets by Balanchine, Fokine, McGregor, Nureyev, Robbins,      Scarlett and Wheeldon The Royal Ballet in Northern        […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Artistic Director Dame Monica Mason DBE receives QEII Coronation Award

December 9, 2011

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Dame Monica Mason DBE with RAD President Dame Antoinette Sibley DBE and Clement Crisp. Photo credit: Mark Lees.

The Royal Ballet’s Artistic Director Dame Monica Mason DBE receives QEII Coronation Award The Royal Academy of Dance has presented its most prestigious award, the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Coronation Award to Dame Monica Mason DBE, Director of The Royal Ballet, in appreciation of her lifetime contribution to dance. Celebrations were held on 8 December […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Herman Cornejo, Principal, American Ballet Theatre

December 5, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Herman Cornejo, Principal, American Ballet Theatre What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I have to admit that I’m not a morning person, but I feel very lucky to live out my dream as my job. Sometimes there’s not one specific motivation to go into the studio every morning […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Yasmine Naghdi, Artist, The Royal Ballet

September 25, 2011

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ballet dancer on pointe

Cupcakes & Conversation with Yasmine Naghdi, Artist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning?  Knowing that I have a week ahead of me allowing me to move, that I can do what I love doing most of all and that I don’t have to sit still on an office chair all day long! Why […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lana Jones, Principal, The Australian Ballet

January 28, 2011

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dancer standing at the barre

  Cupcakes & Conversation with Lana Jones, Principal, The Australian Ballet In November last year Lana was promoted to Principal dancer. What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?  Breakfast. Why ballet ?  It’s forever challenging and exposes me to incredible experiences. What are you looking forward to dancing in 2011 ? Our […]

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Ballet NEWS | Mariinsky Ballet London visit – celebrating 50 years of Russian ballet in London

December 29, 2010

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It’s 50 years since the Mariinsky Ballet were first presented to Londoners by Victor Hochhauser, and this summer they will return with a much anticipated line-up. The Mariinsky Ballet will pay tribute to Jerome Robbins & George Balanchine with Balanchine’s Scotch Symphony, Ballet Imperial & In the Night.  The company also pays homage to Fokine […]

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From Student to Star : Jonathan Hanks

October 6, 2009

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dancer receives Diploma

From Student to Star is a series of interviews featuring Graduates as they begin their professional careers, and will be following them regularly. I am delighted to show another specially commissioned drawing by Sarah, a naturally gifted artist, to introduce this latest interview series. Sarah’s brief was to depict the dancers’ progression from student to […]

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