Tag Archives: The Royal Ballet

Darcey Bussell: Looking For Margot

December 3, 2016

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Darcey Bussell: Looking For Margot (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: with a student at the Royal School of Ballet Darcey Bussell - (C) Matchlight Ltd - Photographer: Andrew Muggleton

Darcey Bussell: Looking For Margot Margot Fonteyn has inspired generations of ballerinas. She was beautiful, brilliant, talented and never put a foot wrong on stage. Her late flowering partnering with Rudolf Nureyev created the most dazzling ballet partnership in history. And yet behind the scenes, as Darcey Bussell discovers, Margot’s life was marked by tragedy […]

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The Sarasota Ballet performs Jewels, Balanchine’s Full-Length Masterpiece

November 30, 2016

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The Sarasota Ballet performs Jewels, Balanchine’s Full-Length Masterpiece Balanchine’s glorious Jewels provides a unique and exquisite treat for the holiday season with its beautiful and mesmerizing choreography and costumes. George Balanchine’s Jewels opens at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on December 16, marking the first time The Sarasota Ballet will perform Emeralds, Rubies and […]

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Jury members for the Prix de Lausanne 45th edition

November 30, 2016

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2017 Prix de Lausanne Jury members for the Prix de Lausanne 45th edition International competition for young dancers – Théâtre de Beaulieu Lausanne November 29th, 2016 : the jury of Prix de Lausanne 2017 is composed by nine major personalities of the dance world, presided by Kevin O’Hare, Director at Royal Ballet (London). The jury of […]

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Ballet At Christmas 2016

November 25, 2016

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Snowflakes and Drosselmeyer in a performance of The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House - (C) Royal Opera House - Photographer: Andrej Uspenski

Ballet At Christmas 2016 BBC Two The Nutcracker For the first time in many years, the Royal Ballet has granted access behind-the-scenes for a landmark 90 minute Christmas documentary, following the company over three months as they prepare for the season’s production of The Nutcracker. Following the debuts of a number of dancers in iconic […]

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Natasha Sheehan and Angelo Greco of San Francisco Ballet Win The Erik Bruhn Prize

November 17, 2016

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Natasha Sheehan and Angelo Greco of San Francisco Ballet. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

Natasha Sheehan and Angelo Greco of San Francisco Ballet Win The Erik Bruhn Prize Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Natasha Sheehan, 17, and Angelo Greco, 21, of San Francisco Ballet are the winners of The Twelfth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize. The competition took place […]

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Royal Academy of Dance Announces Prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition to be Streamed Live Due to Overwhelming Demand

November 16, 2016

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Royal Academy of Dance Announces Prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition to be Streamed Live Due to Overwhelming Demand The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is pleased to announce that the prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition Final at the Sydney Opera House on 11 December 2016 will be live streamed from Sydney Opera House online. Hosted by […]

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Robert Binet Creates New Work For The Royal Ballet

November 9, 2016

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Robert Binet Creates New Work For The Royal Ballet   Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate with The National Ballet of Canada, creates a new work this month for The Royal Ballet in England. Void and Fire will be presented on a sold-out mixed programme, November 10 – 19, 2016, celebrating Wayne McGregor’s 10th year as Resident […]

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UK LAUNCH OF CARLOS ACOSTA’S NEW DANCE COMPANY

October 24, 2016

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UK LAUNCH OF CARLOS ACOSTA’S NEW DANCE COMPANY  AT SADLER’S WELLS Sadler’s Wells today announced the UK Premiere of Acosta Danza, the new dance company founded by acclaimed Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta. The company will perform at Sadler’s Wells in late September 2017 before a UK tour, with Acosta himself making a guest appearance as part of […]

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Record Number of Entrants to Compete in Genée International Ballet Competition

October 19, 2016

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Record Number of Entrants to Compete in Genée International Ballet Competition at Sydney Opera House in December 2016     97 international dancers from 14 nationalities to compete in prestigious international ballet competition in December 2016 Australian Dancer Steven McRae announced as Genée 2016 Ambassador A record number of 97 dancers from over 14 countries are set […]

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World Ballet Day 2016

October 5, 2016

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World Ballet Day 2016 | Live stream from The Royal Ballet Here’s the full live stream from yesterday’s World Ballet Day at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, beginning with The Royal Ballet Company class. The live stream was introduced by Gethin Jones and Darcey Bussell.    

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Facebook LIVE set to stream its longest ever broadcast, as World Ballet Day LIVE kicks off with The Australian Ballet

October 3, 2016

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Artists of The Australian Ballet. Photography Kate Longley

Facebook LIVE set to stream its longest ever broadcast, as World Ballet Day LIVE kicks off with The Australian Ballet Australian online audiences will have access to watch exclusive behind the scenes rehearsals and interviews when World Ballet Day LIVE takes place on Tuesday 4 October. For the first time in 2016 World Ballet Day LIVE […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Royal Ballet Diary 2017

September 21, 2016

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Ballet News Reviews | Royal Ballet Diary 2017 Looking for a week-to-view desk diary for next year? This one features Royal Ballet dancers such as Natalia Osipova and Sarah Lamb, beautifully printed on quality paper and hard bound for durability and ease of writing.  

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The National Ballet of Canada | World Ballet Day Returns Tuesday, October 4

September 14, 2016

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: Artists of the Ballet rehearsing Nijinsky for World Ballet Day 2014.

The National Ballet of Canada | World Ballet Day Returns Tuesday, October 4 20 Hours Non-Stop Exclusive Backstage Footage From 5 of the World’s Leading Ballet Companies To be Streamed on Facebook Live for the First Time The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet will […]

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Full West End casting announced for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

September 11, 2016

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Full West End casting announced for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Jane Asher, Haydn Oakley, Zoë Rainey, David Seadon-Young and Ashley Day join Broadway stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope in the Tony® Award-winning new musical Dominion Theatre from 4 March 2017 Full casting is announced for Christopher Wheeldon’s stunning reinvention of the Oscar® winning film (that starred Gene Kelly and […]

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Carlos Acosta The Classical Farewell

September 1, 2016

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Carlos Acosta The Classical Farewell Royal Albert Hall, SW7 Monday 3 – Friday 7 October 2016 Performances: Mon – Fri at 7.30pm Tickets: £20 – £110 + fees Ticket Office: 020 7863 8000 or /  020 7589 8212 or Royal Albert Hall Carlos Acosta bids farewell to classical ballet with his final performances at the […]

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Ballet News Previews | The South Bank Show – Ballet Black

July 6, 2016

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Ballet News Previews | The South Bank Show – Ballet Black Here’s a charming opportunity to get to know Ballet Black a little better. The company was founded in 2001 by Royal Academy of Dance and Durham University graduate Cassa Pancho, and provides a vital platform for young, aspiring dancers of black and Asian descent. It was felt […]

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The Royal Ballet | Promotions and joiners have been announced for the 2016/17 Season

June 10, 2016

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The Royal Ballet | Promotions and joiners have been announced for the 2016/17 Season Director Kevin O’Hare has made the following promotions for the forthcoming Season: Alexander Campbell, Francesca Hayward, Ryoichi Hirano and Akane Takada have been promoted to Principal, the Company’s highest rank. Claire Calvert, Yasmine Naghdi and Beatriz Stix-Brunell are promoted to First Soloists. Matthew Ball […]

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Prix De Lausanne | Schools & Companies chosen by 2016 winners

May 26, 2016

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Prix De Lausanne | Schools & Companies chosen by 2016 winners

Schools and companies chosen by the 2016 prize winners The Prix de Lausanne is proud to announce the 2016 prize winner’s choices of Partner Schools and Companies : 1. Hang Yu – China –  School chosen: Royal Ballet School – Scholarship offered by Adveq 2. Madison Young – USA – Company chosen: Houston Ballet – Apprenticeship offered […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET TOUR TO JAPAN 2016

May 10, 2016

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THE ROYAL BALLET TOUR TO JAPAN 2016 Tokyo 16 – 26 June / Fukuoka 29 June / Osaka 1 July / Nagoya 3 July/ Fukuyama 6 July   The Royal Ballet tours to Japan this summer with Romeo and Juliet and Giselle, two iconic productions from the repertory showcasing the Company’s virtuosity and theatricality. Performing […]

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BOSTON BALLET AND THE ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCE FIRST CO-PRODUCTION

May 2, 2016

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BOSTON BALLET AND THE ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCE FIRST CO-PRODUCTION WITH WAYNE MCGREGOR’S OBSIDIAN TEAR WORLD PREMIERE IN LONDON MAY 28, 2016 AND U.S. PREMIERE IN BOSTON BALLET’S 2017–2018 SEASON   Boston Ballet and The Royal Ballet have announced their first co-production, Obsidian Tear, choreographed by The Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Obsidian Tear, inspired […]

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