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HOUSTON BALLET REVIVES RONALD HYND’S ROMANTIC COMEDY THE MERRY WIDOW

September 4, 2013

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Artists of Houston Ballet - The Merry Widow_Amitava Sarkar

HOUSTON BALLET REVIVES RONALD HYND’S ROMANTIC COMEDY THE MERRY WIDOW SEPTEMBER 19-29   Production Features Spectacular Scenery and Costumes by Italian Designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno Beloved Company Star Mireille Hassenboehler Gives Final Performances with Houston Ballet in the Title Role   Houston, TX — From September 19-29, 2013, Houston Ballet presents Ronald Hynd’s comic […]

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The Hong Kong Ballet performs The Merry Widow A revival of the smash-hit production by The Australian Ballet

May 24, 2013

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The Hong Kong Ballet performs The Merry Widow A revival of the smash-hit production by The Australian Ballet Ever since Ronald Hynd created The Merry Widow for The Australian Ballet back in 1975, it has been one of the most successful ballets in the Company’s history. When The Hong Kong Ballet’s Principal Dancer Jin Yao […]

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The Hong Kong Ballet | The Merry Widow

April 17, 2013

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The Hong Kong Ballet | The Merry Widow Maybe money can buy you love… Adapted from Franz Lehár’s romantic operetta of the same name The Merry Widow has become renowned as a witty and entertaining classic since its world première by The Australian Ballet in 1975. Set during Paris’s glorious heyday, this ballet presents an […]

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The Hong Kong Ballet announces new Chairman of the Board

April 2, 2013

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The Hong Kong Ballet announces new Chairman of the Board The Hong Kong Ballet Board of Governors announces the election of Mrs Daisy Ho to become its new Chairman as of 1st April 2013. She succeeds Mr John J Ying, who has been Chairman since March 2007 and Vice Chairman from November 2004 to March […]

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HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS JUBILEE OF DANCE: A TRIBUTE TO AMY FOTE

November 3, 2012

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Amy Fote and Artists of Houston Ballet Photo Amitava Sarkar

HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS JUBILEE OF DANCE: A TRIBUTE TO AMY FOTE Company Pays Tribute to Retiring Principal Dancer Amy Fote After Stellar Career With Houston Ballet Houston, Texas – On Friday, November 30, 2012, Houston Ballet presents its ninth annual Jubilee of Dance: A Tribute to Amy Fote, a special one-night only performance showcasing the […]

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The Hong Kong Ballet announces 2012-13 Season

May 30, 2012

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2012-13 Dance Season promotional visual Wu Fei-fei & Wu Yan Photograph Almond Chu

The Hong Kong Ballet announces 2012-13 Season featuring 8 productions including 3 world premières <Hong Kong – 30 May 2012> The Hong Kong Ballet’s 2012-13 season presents a selection of the most delightful fairytale ballets from the classical repertoire, along with three innovative new ballets commissioned by the Company that will be premièred here in Hong Kong. […]

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The Australian Ballet | Paul DeMasson

January 13, 2012

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Fiona Tonkin and Paul DeMasson in Giselle 1986 Photo courtesy of The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet | Paul DeMasson The Australian Ballet is saddened to share the news of the passing of Mr Paul DeMasson, a former principal artist and ballet master with the company. He passed away yesterday after a short, aggressive illness. He was 57. The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David McAllister remembered Paul as a […]

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The Australian Ballet | The Merry Widow

August 18, 2011

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    For immediate release Thursday 18 August 2011    The Merry Widow: a decadent tale of love, money and trickery Something is afoot in the fun, frothy world of 1905 Paris society   Fabulous frocks and dashing aristocrats abound in this frothy production of a much-loved classic, set to take audiences into the magical world […]

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National Ballet of Canada Promotions announced

June 13, 2011

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National Ballet of Canada Promotions announced

National Ballet of Canada announces dancer promotions      FABULOUS news – Chelsy Meiss has been promoted to Second Soloist from the Corps de Ballet. As regular readers will know, Chelsy has been writing about her experiences rehearsing for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland exclusively for Ballet News, and a while ago I interviewed her about […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Amber Scott, Senior Artist with The Australian Ballet

April 4, 2011

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 Cupcakes & Conversation with Amber Scott, Senior Artist with The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? The anticipation of performing, be it that night, or for a production in the near future.  I guess the inherent discipline that comes with being a dancer and the decades of a morning routine […]

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The Australian Ballet presents The Merry Widow: a decadent tale of love, money and trickery

March 24, 2011

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  Robert Curran and Kirsty Martin inw The Merry Widow. Photo by Paul Empson. For immediate release Thursday 24 March 2011    The Merry Widow: a decadent tale of love, money and trickery Something is afoot in the fun, frothy world of 1905 Paris society   Fabulous frocks and dashing aristocrats abound in this frothy production […]

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

January 28, 2011

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  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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Stepping Out: The Australian Ballet launches 2011 season

September 14, 2010

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The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David McAllister launched the company’s 2011 season in Melbourne today. In 2011, the company reflects on its coming of age and celebrates its extensive international influence over the past 49 years. From classic, full-length ballets to exciting contemporary offerings, each work in the 2011 season has a significant place in […]

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