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The Royal Ballet School Graduate Contracts 2014

July 22, 2014

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The Royal Ballet School Graduate Contracts 2014 To The Royal Ballet Reece Clarke Calvin Richardson Gina Storm-Jensen Grace Blundell Grace Horler   To Birmingham Royal Ballet Alexander Bird Edivaldo Souza da Silva   To Bavarian State Ballet Maud-Hélène Treille   To Stuttgart Ballet Adam Russell-Jones   To Royal Danish Ballet Drew Nelson Samuel Rees   […]

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Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet

July 3, 2014

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Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, has made the following promotions for the forthcoming 2014/15 Season.   Akane Takada and Valentino Zucchetti have been promoted to First Soloists. Francesca Hayward, Yasmine Naghdi, Tristan Dyer and Fernando Montaño are promoted to Soloists, along with Jacqueline Clark, Elsa […]

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ELMHURST SCHOOL FOR DANCE SUMMER SHOWS 2014

July 2, 2014

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ELMHURST SCHOOL FOR DANCE SUMMER SHOWS 2014 Elmhurst School for Dance, the UK’s oldest established vocational dance school, working in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, will present its annual series of Summer performances, beginning on Friday 4th July 2014. The performances, aimed at showcasing the talent of the whole school will present excerpts from the […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Steven McRae | The Royal Ballet’s Dancer In The Fast Lane

June 30, 2014

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Steven McRae | Dancer In The Fast Lane With photographs by Andrej Uspenski Andrej Uspenski, a dancer with The Royal Ballet, fills the gaps in his schedule by using his unique position to photograph his colleagues. For most dancers, looking at one photograph of themselves, let alone of book of them, is a task to be avoided, but the dancers of […]

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Mara Galeazzi & Daria Klimentova headline international stars of ballet

June 23, 2014

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Daria Klimentova Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Mara Galeazzi & Daria Klimentova headline international stars of ballet HATCH HOUSE PRESENTS 5TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION INTERNATIONAL STARS OF BALLET AND DANCE SPECIAL GUEST STARS INCLUDE MARA GALEAZZI (ex-ROYAL BALLET) DARIA KLIMENTOVA (ex-ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET) ESTEBAN BERLANGA (SPANISH NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY) JORGE GARCIA, CINTIA DECASTELLI & DEBORA MAIQUES (BALLET BASEL) VITO MAZZEO & VICTORIA ANANYAN […]

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Don Quixote: The Hong Kong Ballet opens the 2014-15 season with a sensational story ballet for all the family

June 20, 2014

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Don Quixote: The Hong Kong Ballet opens the 2014-15 season with a sensational story ballet for all the family Based on Miguel de Cervantes’ epic 17th century novel of the same name, Don Quixote promises rip-roaring fun for Hong Kong audiences. The extravagant production is a fast-paced dance spectacle featuring virtuoso dancing, Ludwig Minkus’s flamboyant […]

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English National Ballet School | 25th Anniversary Summer Performances

June 17, 2014

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English National Ballet School | 25th Anniversary Summer Performances English National Ballet School is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. As we approach the end of our celebratory year we are delighted to announce that for this first time in our 25 year history we have graduating students joining all 5 UK ballet companies : English National Ballet, […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET TOURS TO MOSCOW, TAIPEI AND SHANGHAI | Casting

June 4, 2014

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THE ROYAL BALLET TOURS TO MOSCOW, TAIPEI AND SHANGHAI The Royal Ballet Tour – Moscow 17 – 22 June / Taipei 27 – 29 June / Shanghai 3 – 5 July   This summer The Royal Ballet will tour to Moscow, Taipei and Shanghai for the annual international tour. The Royal Ballet is delighted to […]

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The Royal Ballet | CONNECTOME

June 4, 2014

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Natalia Osipova in The Royal Ballet’s Connectome

The Royal Ballet | CONNECTOME

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The Royal Ballet | Draft Works

June 3, 2014

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: Reece Clarke and Isabella Gasparini in Sander Blommaert’s Les Deux, Comme Un, Draft Works, 2014

The Royal Ballet | Draft Works Opening tonight, The Royal Ballet’s annual Draft Works

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Ballet News | State of Grace

June 2, 2014

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Olivia Cowley as Calliope in Apollo photographed by Cheryl Angear

Ballet News | State of Grace State Of Grace The girl’s name Grace fell out of fashion in the1930s but has recently become very popular again. Journalist Grace Dent sets out to discover what makes her name – and the notion – so captivating, as she explores the modern state of Grace. Grace’s grandmother once […]

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The Royal Ballet Almond Beauty Pouch

June 2, 2014

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 The Royal Ballet Almond Beauty Pouch This spring saw the start of an exclusive collaboration between L’OCCITANE and The Royal Ballet with the launch of a limited edition Beauty Pouch, filled with three new Almond products perfect for firming and sculpting your body ahead of summer. Launched in May 2014, The Royal Ballet Almond Beauty Pouch […]

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Darcey Bussell exhibition at The Royal Ballet School

May 30, 2014

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Darcey Bussell exhibition at The Royal Ballet School An exhibition has been opened to mark the fifth anniversary of White Lodge Museum & Ballet Resource Centre, based at The Royal Ballet School in Richmond Park. Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet tells the story of Darcey Bussell’s ballet career, from her days as […]

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Serenaded by The Royal Ballet

May 26, 2014

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Serenaded by The Royal Ballet Your last chance to catch The Royal Ballet’s current triple bill is tonight.

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Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet

May 15, 2014

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet The expert, professional ballet dancers you see on stage today have been through rigorous, deliberate and repetitive training to become elite athletes. They keyword here is expert. ‘Expertise’ is defined in a study (1) as “the result of intense practice for a minimum of ten years.” Any sort of practice won’t do, either. The study […]

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The Royal Academy of Dance is to present The Royal Ballet with the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award

May 12, 2014

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The Royal Academy of Dance is to present The Royal Ballet with the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award Date: Thursday 4 September 2014 Venue: Claridge’s Hotel, 49 Brook St, London W1K 4HR  The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) will award its highest honour – the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award (QEII Award) – to The […]

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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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Margot Fonteyn’s ballet costumes are auctioning

April 30, 2014

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Margot Fonteyn’s ballet costumes are auctioning The two costumes – estimated at a combined £10,000 – recall Fonteyn’s fascinating life of dance, romance and South American coups d’etat   Two costumes worn by the great ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn are auctioning at PFC Auctions. Bidding on the two items, each estimated at £5,000, is now open […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote

April 28, 2014

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The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote Kitri Marianela Nuñez Basilio Carlos Acosta Don Quixote Christopher Saunders Sancho Panza Philip Mosley Lorenzo Gary Avis Gamache Bennet Gartside Espada Ryoichi Hirano Mercedes Laura Morera     Recorded live at the Royal Opera House in  October 2013. This was Carlos Acosta’s first venture directing one of ballet’s 19th century classics […]

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CARLOS ACOSTA BRINGS WORLD PREMIERES OF SIZZLING CUBAN DANCE DIRECT FROM HAVANA TO THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE MAIN STAGE THIS SUMMER

April 24, 2014

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

CARLOS ACOSTA BRINGS CUBAN DANCE TO THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE THIS SUMMER CUBANĺA 21 to 23 July   Royal Ballet Principal Guest Artist Carlos Acosta curates and stars in Cubanía, an exciting mixed programme of vibrant Cuban dance inspired by his homeland this July at the Royal Opera House, with world premieres and award-winning contemporary dance accompanied by […]

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