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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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Queensland Ballet’s Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet

April 16, 2014

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Queensland Ballet’s Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet 27 June – 5 July Lyric Theatre, QPAC A PAIR OF STAR CROSS’D LOVERS The centerpiece of Queensland Ballet’s Season 2014 is the Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic Romeo & Juliet. The late Sir Kenneth MacMillan is one of the world’s most […]

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The Royal Ballet | The Winter’s Tale | In Pictures

April 10, 2014

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Sarah Lamb as Perdita and Steven McRae as Florizel in Act II of The Winter’s Tale

The Royal Ballet | The Winter’s Tale   The Royal Ballet’s new full length narrative ballet, Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, by Christopher Wheeldon opened tonight at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. The production runs until Thursday 8th May 2014.

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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces Spring Showcase 2014 Repertoire

April 10, 2014

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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces Spring Showcase 2014 Repertoire   TORONTO, ON (April 10, 2014) – Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is pleased to announce the repertoire for its upcoming Spring Showcase 2014 performances, presented by MAC Cosmetics.  Taking place from May 21 to May 24 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre, this year’s program will […]

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The Genée International Ballet Competition and Genée Dance Challenge

April 9, 2014

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The Genée International Ballet Competition and Genée Dance Challenge The Royal Academy of Dance’s (RAD) flagship event, the Genée International Ballet Competition, will be held in the city of Antwerp, Belgium, in September 2014. Together with partners Royal Ballet Flanders, the Genée will, once again, prove to be one of the most exciting events on […]

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NEW BOOK REVEALS AN INSIGHT INTO THE WORLD OF ROYAL BALLET PRINCIPAL STEVEN McRAE

April 9, 2014

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Steven McRae

NEW BOOK REVEALS AN INSIGHT INTO THE WORLD OF ROYAL BALLET PRINCIPAL STEVEN McRAE  Steven McRae: Dancer in the Fast Lane Steven McRae: Dancer in the Fast Lane is a revealing insight into the world of Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae. Photographed over the last 12 months by Andrej Uspenski, this book offers a glimpse […]

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Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet

April 2, 2014

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Darcey Bussell at White Lodge Museum with Jay Jolley, Acting Director of The Royal Ballet School. Photo: Brian Slater

Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet A very special exhibition is being mounted this spring 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 will chart Darcey Bussell’s […]

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The Royal Ballet Season 2014/15

March 31, 2014

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© ROH / Johan Persson, 2013

The Royal Ballet Season 2014/15 The Royal Ballet 2014/15 season has three world premieres (with only one likely to be classical)  including a new full length ballet by Wayne McGregor, a new one act ballet from Liam Scarlett in November alongside Kim Brandstrup’s Ceremony of Innocence, and one by Hofesh Shechter. Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote returns […]

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CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY, JACK THE RIPPER, AND HIGH-SPEED ACTION COMBINE FOR AN EXHILARATING TRIPLE BILL AT THE ROYAL BALLET

March 24, 2014

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CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY, JACK THE RIPPER, AND HIGH-SPEED ACTION COMBINE FOR AN EXHILARATING TRIPLE BILL AT THE ROYAL BALLET Serenade – George Balanchine Sweet Violets – Liam Scarlett DGV: Danse à grande vitesse – Christopher Wheeldon 14 – 26 May The ethereal choreography of George Balanchine’s atmospheric and emotionally subtle Serenade opens the Triple-Bill with a […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET presents the LONDON premiere of THE PRINCE OF THE PAGODAS

March 18, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET presents the LONDON premiere performances of David Bintley’s THE PRINCE OF THE PAGODAS   The full-length ballet is one of the  closing highlights of the world-wide Britten 100 celebrations   Britten’s only full-length ballet score to be performed during the Britten 100 celebrations      Designs by Olivier award-winning and War Horse designer […]

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NEW ZULU BALLET INALA TO PREMIERE AT EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2014

March 18, 2014

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NEW ZULU BALLET INALA TO PREMIERE AT EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2014 18 March 2014, Edinburgh, UK: INALA, a new Zulu ballet featuring live music by four-time Grammy Award®-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo and dancers from The Royal Ballet and Rambert, will make its world debut at the Edinburgh International Festival this year, it is announced today. […]

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ROYAL BALLET WORLD PREMIERE: THE WINTER’S TALE BY CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

March 13, 2014

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ROYAL BALLET WORLD PREMIERE: THE WINTER’S TALE BY CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON   Christopher Wheeldon’s latest work for The Royal Ballet is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play The Winter’s Tale. Opening on Thursday 10 April, the ballet will also be screened live into cinemas around the world on Monday 28 April including more than 400 screens […]

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Northern Ballet makes inaugural visit to the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre

March 7, 2014

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Northern Ballet dancers Tobias Batley and Dreda_Blow in Luminous Juncture Photo Emma Kauldhar

Northern Ballet makes inaugural visit to the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre Northern Ballet will make their first visit to the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre from 8 – 10  May with a Mixed Programme. The Leeds-based Company will hold four performances of their triple bill showcasing both established international and emerging choreographic […]

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Fonteyn ’59: Sleeping Beauty

March 6, 2014

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former principal ballerina for the Royal Ballet in rehearsal for La Bayadere - taken circa 1998. Darcey Bussell - (C) BBC - Photographer: Stephen Vaughan

Fonteyn ’59 : Sleeping Beauty As part of the BBC Ballet Season, Darcey Bussell, sitting by the fireside, introduces edited highlights of Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty, created especially for television by producer/director Margaret Dale in 1959 and featuring the then stars of the Royal Ballet, Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes. Fonteyn’s Rose Adage is performed with a […]

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CHOREOGRAPHER MAYURI BOONHAM TO PREMIERE NEW WORK WITH DANCERS OF THE ROYAL BALLET

March 3, 2014

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CHOREOGRAPHER MAYURI BOONHAM TO PREMIERE NEW WORK WITH DANCERS OF THE ROYAL BALLET 29 and 30 April 2014 Linbury Studio Theatre, The Royal Opera House   Mayuri Boonham, Choreographic Affiliate of the Royal Ballet Studio Programme, brings two new works to the Linbury Studio Theatre based on contemporary and ancient questioning about the origins of […]

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Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg to guest star in The Australian Ballet’s Sydney season of Manon

March 3, 2014

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Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg in Manon from The Royal Ballet Tour of Japan 2013. Photo Kiyonori Hasegawa

International ballet stars Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg to guest star in The Australian Ballet’s Sydney season of Manon Two of ballet’s brightest stars, Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg will join The Australian Ballet as guest artists this April for the Sydney season of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon. Cojocaru and Kobborg will dance in two performances: the evenings […]

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Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet

February 26, 2014

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(L-R) in Les Sylphides, circa 1939. Robert Helpmann, Margot Fonteyn - (C)

Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet     As part of the BBC’s Short Ballet Season, Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet describes how the onset of war isolated Britain and its small ballet companies, which were then given the chance to shine through adversity. From 1939 […]

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