Tag Archives: The Royal Ballet

Grammy Award-winning South African legends LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO IN THE UK TOUR

April 1, 2015

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Grammy Award-winning South African legends LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO IN THE UK TOUR INALA Featuring world class current and former dancers from THE ROYAL BALLET and RAMBERT   TICKETS ON SALE NOW   Following a phenomenal 2014 tour and sell-out runs at both the Edinburgh International Festival and London’s Sadler’s Wells, INALA brings together four time Grammy […]

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Royal Academy of Dance | Winners of Phyllis Bedells Bursary announced

March 24, 2015

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(L-R) Valeri Hristov Harris Beattie Haley_Vaux Valerie Aitken and Petal Miller Ashmole at the 2015_Phyllis Bedells Bursary

Royal Academy of Dance | Winners of Phyllis Bedells Bursary announced The Phyllis Bedells Bursary has been awarded to two young dancers: 14 year-old Haley Vaux from Canada and 16 year-old Harris Beattie from Scotland. Named after Miss Phyllis Bedells, founding member and Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), this year’s internationally-recognised competition […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Choreographic Associate Robert Binet Creates New Work for New York City Ballet

March 20, 2015

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The National Ballet of Canada | Choreographic Associate Robert Binet Creates A New Work for New York City Ballet September 30, 2015 Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate with The National Ballet of Canada, makes his choreographic debut at New York City Ballet (NYCB). Mr. Binet will create a new work that will premiere at NYCB’s annual […]

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Sadler’s Wells announces UK Tour Dates for Sylvie Guillem’s Life in Progress.

March 18, 2015

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Sadler’s Wells announces UK Tour Dates for Sylvie Guillem’s Life in Progress. Guillem is honoured with an Olivier Award In addition to the previously announced international tour, Sadler’s Wells presents world renowned dancer Sylvie Guillem’s final dance programme, Life in Progress, at the London Coliseum (Tuesday 28 July – Sunday 2 August), Edinburgh International Festival […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Returns to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with the US Premiere of The Winter’s Tale

March 9, 2015

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The National Ballet of Canada Returns to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with the US Premiere of The Winter’s Tale Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that the company will tour The Winter’s Tale to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., January […]

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Sergei Polunin, “Take Me to Church” by Hozier, Directed by David LaChapelle

February 12, 2015

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Sergei Polunin, “Take Me to Church” by Hozier, Directed by David LaChapelle Sergei Polunin “Take me to Church” by Hozier Directed by David LaChapelle Choreography by Jade Hale-Christofi Proving very popular, this video showing ex- Royal Ballet Principal dancer Sergei Polunin was recently released on YouTube. The video is beautiful. The choreography by Jade Hale-Christofi […]

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Prix de Lausanne | 43rd annual international competition for young dancers February 2nd to 7th, 2015, at Beaulieu Theatre, in Lausanne

January 28, 2015

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Prix de Lausanne | 43rd annual international competition for young dancers February 2nd to 7th, 2015, at Beaulieu Theatre, in Lausanne A total of 67 candidates, representing 18 nationalities, have been selected out of 300 applicants to participate in the annual week-long competition in Lausanne. After the selections taking place on Friday, February 6th in […]

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JEANETTA LAURENCE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE ROYAL BALLET RECOGNISED FOR SERVICES TO DANCE IN NEW YEAR HONOURS

December 31, 2014

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JEANETTA LAURENCE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE ROYAL BALLET RECOGNISED FOR SERVICES TO DANCE IN NEW YEAR HONOURS   Jeanetta Laurence, Associate Director of The Royal Ballet, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list.   Born in Oxford, Laurence trained with June Christian and at The Royal Ballet School. Her dancing career […]

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Ballet News Previews | Darcey Bussell’s Looking for Audrey

December 28, 2014

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Darcey Bussell - (C) Matchlight - Photographer: Marion Milne

Ballet News Previews | Darcey Bussell’s Looking for Audrey Retired Principal dancer of The Royal Ballet, Darcey Bussell explores the life of Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn – away from the cameras and perhaps surprisingly, away from Hollywood. Hepburn spent the majority of her adult life in Switzerland, where she could escape the frenzy of the […]

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Ballet News Previews | Carlos Acosta’s Cuban Night

December 23, 2014

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Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta’s Cuban Night Ballet’s mega star, Carlos Acosta, hails from (if you didn’t already know) Cuba. When he’s not dancing at The Royal Ballet then he likes to produce shows that incorporate his Cuban heritage of mambo, salsa and jazz, and this programme was recorded earlier this year at the Royal Opera House. Acosta […]

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The Royal Ballet | Age of Anxiety Triple Bill In Pictures

November 8, 2014

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Tristan Dyer in Age of Anxiety. Photo by Bill Cooper

The Royal Ballet | Age of Anxiety Triple Bill In Pictures The Royal Ballet’s latest triple bill, Ceremony of Innocence / The Age of Anxiety / Aeternum, is in rep until 17th November. Liam Scarlett and Kim Branstrup choreograph new and recent works for the company.

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet 14/15

November 4, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet 14/15 Rebranded for 14/15, The Royal Ballet Yearbook series returns with exclusive behind the scenes content. Introduced by Kevin O’Hare, The Royal Ballet’s Director, the yearbook covers a season preview and a visual look back at last season with Claudia Dean’s The Chosen One and some lovely images […]

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Dutch National Ballet’s Cinderella returns in December

October 28, 2014

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Dutch National Ballet’s Cinderella returns in December * Christopher Wheeldon’s version of the most popular fairytale in the world returns to the Dutch National Ballet * Performances from 12 December 2014 until 1 January 2015 in Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam Cinderella, the magical ballet by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns for a run of […]

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Ballet News Giveaway

October 23, 2014

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Ballet News Giveaway Earlier this week I reviewed the wonderful Ballet Spectacular, a children’s guide to the ballet. “Ballet Spectacular. Quite a title to live up to, and the good news is that this book is a delight. Beautifully put together without overloading young readers, this book acts as a guide to all things ballet. […]

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The Royal Ballet World Premiere of Liam Scarlett’s The Age Of Anxiety

October 23, 2014

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Ceremony of Innocence_ & Edward Watson Mara Galeazzi_photo_Rob Marrison

WORLD PREMIERE OF LIAM SCARLETT’S THE AGE OF ANXIETY ALONGSIDE WORK BY KIM BRANDSTRUP AND CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON   CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE / THE AGE OF ANXIETY / AETERNUM   Friday 7 – Monday 17 November 2014   The Royal Ballet presents the world premiere of Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, his latest work for […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Spectacular

October 22, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Spectacular Ballet Spectacular. Quite a title to live up to, and the good news is that this book is a delight. Beautifully put together without overloading young readers, this book acts as a guide to all things ballet. Its glossy production is perfect for the lavish photography as you begin […]

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The Royal Ballet | Music Director Appointed to Succeed Barry Wordsworth

October 7, 2014

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The Royal Ballet | Music Director Appointed KOEN KESSELS TO SUCCEED BARRY WORDSWORTH AS MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE ROYAL BALLET AND BARRY WORDSWORTH TO BECOME PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR   Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, announced today that Koen Kessels has been appointed Music Director of The Royal Ballet to succeed Barry Wordsworth who […]

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World Ballet Day LIVE leaps to lead place in global online trending

October 3, 2014

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Artists of The Australian Ballet during class on World Ballet Day LIVE. Photography Kate Longley

World Ballet Day LIVE leaps to lead place in global online trending The inaugural World Ballet Day LIVE on Wednesday 1 October 2014 highlighted an enormous global love of ballet as audiences joined to watch the live online stream, engaging across social media channels in unprecedented numbers. Streamed online for 20 hours from 12pm Australian […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Natalia Osipova Becoming A Swan

September 30, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | Natalia Osipova Becoming A Swan Photographs by Andrej Uspenski What makes you return to a photography book ? Reviewing countless such books, I find myself asking this question often, and only this time, reviewing this book, have I found an answer. Some photography books are coffee table tomes to be displayed […]

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Vida Polakov shines at Genée International Ballet Competition 2014

September 28, 2014

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All candidates with Queen of the Belgians

Vida Polakov shines at Genée International Ballet Competition 2014     The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is proud to reveal the medallists from the 2014 Genée International Ballet Competition. The judging panel, which included Dame Monica Mason DBE, former Director of The Royal Ballet, Petter Jacobsson, Directeur Général, Centre Chorégraphique National Ballet de Lorraine […]

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