Tag Archives: The Sleeping Beauty

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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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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Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines

February 24, 2014

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Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines As courtesans, fashion icons, political pawns and international celebrities, the great ballerinas have played a multitude of roles both on and off the stage. They have moved from the courts of kings to stages around the globe, from the highs of public adoration to the lows of injury and scandal. But few […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal Announces Five Promotions

February 1, 2014

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal Announces Five Promotions at “The Sleeping Beauty” Opening Night   Seattle, WA – Before the start of this evening’s opening night performance of The Sleeping Beauty, Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal stepped out in front of the curtains to make a special announcement. “It gives me […]

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American Repertory Ballet Announces its On Pointe Enrichment Series Event “Telling Stories Through Dance”

January 16, 2014

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American Repertory Ballet Announces its On Pointe Enrichment Series Event “Telling Stories Through Dance” On February 7, 2014 at 5:15pm, American Repertory Ballet will present its first On Pointe Enrichment Series event specifically aimed at children as young as 2 years, and their families, entitled “Telling Stories Through Dance.”  It will take place at Princeton […]

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The Royal Ballet Edited Highlights | January – May 2014

January 12, 2014

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The Royal Ballet | Edited Highlights January – May 2014 A chance to see Natalia Osipova and Matthew Golding in role debuts at the Royal Opera House Northern Ballet brings a mixed programme to the Linbury Studio Theatre THE SLEEPING BEAUTY MARIUS PETIPA Conductor: Valeriy Ovsyanikov 22 February 1.30pm and 7pm / 26, 27 February […]

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS RONALD HYND’S Sleeping Beauty

January 2, 2014

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS RONALD HYND’S Sleeping Beauty                         January 31 – February 9, 2014 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center Seattle, WA 98109   Performances: January 31, February 1, 6, 7 & 8 at 7:30 PM February 1, 2, 8 […]

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Ballet at Christmas

December 24, 2013

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A Ballet News World Exclusive Illustration by Noemi Manalang

 Ballet at Christmas Looking for ballet on television over the holidays ? Here’s your guide. Carlos Acosta’s new Royal Ballet production of Don Quixote is on BBC Four at 8pm on Christmas Day. On Sky Arts you can see : Les Patineurs on 15 December at 3.30pm and then at various other times during the festive period. The […]

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A Day At Elmhurst School for Dance

November 11, 2013

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Elmhurst School for Dance

A Day At Elmhurst School for Dance Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside a vocational ballet school ? Olivia Caughey recently won a prize to visit Elmhurst School For Dance at the 2013 Move It expo. Caughey is 15 years old and will be auditioning for Upper Schools, including Elmhurst, in the coming […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S THE CADBURY DANCE FELLOWSHIP

September 24, 2013

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S THE CADBURY DANCE FELLOWSHIP A NEW INITIATIVE SUPPORTS THE FUTURE OF YOUNG DANCERS The start of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s 2013-14 season marks the beginning of The Cadbury Dance Fellowship, a new initiative to develop some of the best emerging talent in the field of classical ballet. It is specifically designed to help […]

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MATTHEW GOLDING TO JOIN THE ROYAL BALLET

September 24, 2013

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MATTHEW GOLDING TO JOIN THE ROYAL BALLET   Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, announced today that Matthew Golding is to join the Company as a Principal in February 2014. His first performance will be on 27 March dancing alongside Natalia Osipova in The Sleeping Beauty.   Matthew is currently a Principal dancer with […]

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The Royal Ballet | Classic Ballet Box Set

September 19, 2013

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The Royal Ballet |THE CLASSIC BALLETS BOX SET Newly released this month, this DVD includes : Swan Lake Marianela Núñez, Thiago Soares, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Conductor: Valeriy Ovsyanikov The Nutcracker Miyako Yoshida, Steven McRae, Gary Avis, Iohna Loots, Ricardo Cervera, Artists of the Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Conductor: […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2013 AUTUMN SEASON

September 10, 2013

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2013 AUTUMN SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   A triple bill of David Bintley’s works, Penguin Cafe Sir Peter Wright’s production of The Sleeping Beauty   Venue and booking information: Birmingham Hippodrome: Tickets: 0844 338 5000   Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to return to the Birmingham Hippodrome stage from 3 – 12 […]

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The Royal Ballet announces Guest Casting this Autumn

September 2, 2013

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The Royal Ballet announces Guest Casting this Autumn

The Royal Ballet announces Guest Casting   The Royal Ballet has announced that two guest principals have been invited to perform at Covent Garden this Autumn. Evgenia Obraztsova, Principal of The Bolshoi Ballet, and Iana Salenko, Principal of Staatsoper Berlin, will dance roles in Carlos Acosta’s new production of Don Quixote and Romeo & Juliet. Evgenia Obraztsova Evgenia Obraztsova will […]

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ROYAL BALLET LIVE CINEMA SEASON

June 25, 2013

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ROYAL BALLET LIVE CINEMA SEASON TICKETS ON SALE FOR 2013/14 SEASON Tickets for the entire ROH Live Cinema Season 2013/14 are now on sale. The 2013/14 Season sees the expansion of the ROH Live Cinema Season through a new partnership with Mr Wolf Presents which will build on the achievements of ROH Cinema to date and accelerate global […]

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La Sylphide: romantic ballet at its best

May 31, 2013

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Kevin Jackson and Madeleine Eastoe in La Sylphide. Photography Georges Antoni

La Sylphide: romantic ballet at its best Be swept away with fairies, witches and tutus in this lavish double bill Fall in love with the magic of ballet with La Sylphide. This sublime program brings you two heavenly ballets — Erik Bruhn’s La Sylphide and Marius Petipa’s Paquita – in a thoroughly enchanting double bill. La […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Alys Shee, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

May 29, 2013

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Alys Shee

Cupcakes & Conversation with Alys Shee, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Mondays begin at noon for us so the mornings are very relaxing. It makes it very easy to ease into the working week. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is […]

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Alina’s Gala | Ballet News auctions Alina Cojocaru’s signed pointe shoes

May 13, 2013

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Alina Cojocaru's pointe shoes signed by Alina and dancers from her Gala Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Alina’s Gala | Alina Cojocaru’s signed pointe shoes auctioned for her charity, Hospices of Hope Only Alina Cojocaru could open her Gala with the Rose Adage from The Sleeping Beauty. The music alone sends shivers of fear into the most professional of professional ballet dancers : not Cojocaru. Her supreme technicality aided by wonderfully smooth partnering from […]

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Ballet News Limited Edition Collection

May 6, 2013

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Ballet News Limited Edition Collection | No.2 For my second collection of exclusive illustrations by Berenice Bercelli I have chosen drawings focusing on famous pas de deux’s that highlight some of the defining ballet moments so far during 2013. These illustrations are not prints – they are handmade and come in limited numbers, so it’s essential to […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces 2013-2014 Line-Up

April 26, 2013

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces 2013-2014 Line-Up PNB Box Office Opens for 41st season ticket sales on Monday, July 15 Special Offer: NO SERVICE FEES through July 31   September 2013 – June 2014 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center Seattle, Washington 41st Season to feature two world premieres including a new work […]

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