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The Washington Ballet | Theme & Variations Added to 40th Anniversary Celebration

August 12, 2016

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NEW: Theme & Variations Added to 40th Anniversary Celebration  One Night Only, Special Finale, Narration by Julie Kent The Washington Ballet (TWB) has added the Finale of George Balanchine’s 1947 masterpiece Theme and Variations to its 40th Anniversary Celebration. The work is set to music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and will provide a grand conclusion […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCES 2015 – 2016 SEASON

April 1, 2015

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCES 2015 – 2016 SEASON AT BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, the first ever ballet that the Company performed in 1990, returns to celebrate Birmingham Royal Ballet’s 25 years in the city The Nutcracker, created as a gift to the City of Birmingham, turns 25 The 2016 year-long commemoration of […]

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American Ballet Theatre announces new season

June 27, 2013

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American Ballet Theatre announces new season

American Ballet Theatre announces new Fall season Box Office Opens Monday, July 22 The World Premiere of The Tempest by Alexei Ratmansky will highlight American Ballet Theatre’s inaugural Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater, October 30-November 10, 2013.  The Fall 2013 season, announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, will also feature revivals […]

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HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS JUBILEE OF DANCE: A TRIBUTE TO AMY FOTE

November 3, 2012

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Amy Fote and Artists of Houston Ballet Photo Amitava Sarkar

HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS JUBILEE OF DANCE: A TRIBUTE TO AMY FOTE Company Pays Tribute to Retiring Principal Dancer Amy Fote After Stellar Career With Houston Ballet Houston, Texas – On Friday, November 30, 2012, Houston Ballet presents its ninth annual Jubilee of Dance: A Tribute to Amy Fote, a special one-night only performance showcasing the […]

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The Hong Kong Ballet | An International Celebration of Ballet

October 18, 2012

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The Hong Kong Ballet | An International Celebration of Ballet Superstar choreographer Nacho Duato visits Hong Kong; classic French love story Lady of the Camellias re-told in A Ballet Soirée The Hong Kong Ballet is delighted to announce that Nacho Duato, one of the most famous and influential choreographers in the world today, will be […]

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The Hong Kong Ballet presents: A Ballet Soirée

September 5, 2012

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The Hong Kong Ballet presents: A Ballet Soirée 6 acclaimed works from international choreographers, 1 Asian Première & 1 World Première starring Guest Principal Dancer Tan Yuan Yuan and Vito Mazzeo from San Francisco Ballet The Hong Kong Ballet’s mixed bill, A Ballet Soirée, brings you a once-in-a-lifetime ballet experience – Artistic Director Madeleine Onne […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Mireille Hassenboehler, Principal, Houston Ballet

August 8, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Mireille Hassenboehler, Principal, Houston Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? My son rises at 6:30!!! Seeing his sweet smiling face gets me going. When he is up and ready to go so must I. Why ballet? Can’t imagine life without it.  Placing my hand on the ballet […]

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The Hong Kong Ballet announces 2012-13 Season

May 30, 2012

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2012-13 Dance Season promotional visual Wu Fei-fei & Wu Yan Photograph Almond Chu

The Hong Kong Ballet announces 2012-13 Season featuring 8 productions including 3 world premières <Hong Kong – 30 May 2012> The Hong Kong Ballet’s 2012-13 season presents a selection of the most delightful fairytale ballets from the classical repertoire, along with three innovative new ballets commissioned by the Company that will be premièred here in Hong Kong. […]

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HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS MADE IN AMERICA IN MAY 2012

March 10, 2012

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Theme and Variations George Balanchine Katharine Precourt and Jun Shuang Huang Photo: Amitava Sarkar

HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS MADE IN AMERICA IN MAY 2012 Nicolo Fonte Creates a World Premiere with Original Score Composed by Anna Clyne Houston Ballet Premiere of Mark Morris’s Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes   HOUSTON, TEXAS – From May 24 – June 3, 2012, Houston Ballet presents its spring mixed repertory program titled […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Yuriko Kajiya, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre

March 6, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Yuriko Kajiya, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Work on whatever ballet/role I’m working at the time and make more progress. What are you looking forward to dancing this year ? I have a première of Giselle coming up on March 25th in […]

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American Ballet Theatre’s Ethan Stiefel to retire

January 23, 2012

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ETHAN STIEFEL TO RETIRE AS PRINCIPAL DANCER WITH AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Ethan Stiefel, a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre since 1997, will retire from the Company at the conclusion of the 2012 Metropolitan Opera House season in New York City, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.  Stiefel will give his farewell […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jin Yao, Principal Dancer of The Hong Kong Ballet

November 15, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jin Yao, Principal Dancer of The Hong Kong Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?  My love for ballet and knowing that there are always new and exciting things that await you every day. Why ballet ? The beauty of it is irreplaceable in my heart! What […]

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National Ballet of Canada : Canadian Premiere of Russian Seasons by Alexei Ratmansky

March 18, 2011

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National Ballet of Canada : Canadian Premiere of Russian Seasons by Alexei Ratmansky

Canadian Premiere of Russian Seasons by Alexei Ratmansky Presented with Apollo and Theme and Variations March 23 – 27, 2011 March 16, 2011… The National Ballet of Canada presents the Canadian premiere of Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons, featuring a score by his compatriot, Leonid Desyatnikov. Russian Seasons is presented on a mixed programme […]

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National Ballet of Canada announces repertoire for competition

March 2, 2011

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Repertoire Announced for The Ninth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize  Competition Judges Host Ballet Talk  March 2, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the repertoire for The Ninth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize which takes place Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 7:30 pm at the […]

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National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancers Heather Ogden and Guillaume Côté Perform at Stuttgart Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Gala

February 10, 2011

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Principal Dancers Heather Ogden and Guillaume Côté Perform at Stuttgart Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Gala February 10, 2011… Principal Dancers Heather Ogden and Guillaume Côté will perform at the ballet gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stuttgart Ballet on February 12 & 13, 2011. They will dance a new work by Canadian choreographer Sabrina Matthews called […]

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American Ballet Theatre – Programme Two, Sadlers Wells

February 3, 2011

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American Ballet Theatre Programme 2 Theme and Variations, Jardin Aux Lilas, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Company B Sadlers Wells Tuesday 2nd February 2011 In some ways Programme Two seemed, on paper at least, to offer the better selection of short ballets than Tuesday nights Programme One.  True, it has greater diversity, ranging from a tutu […]

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Ballet NEWS | The National Ballet of Canada App is Apple’s “App of the Week”

February 1, 2011

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The National Ballet of Canada App is Apple’s “App of the Week” This App is my all-time favourite.  It’s simple to use, the layout is clean & sharp, the colours are warm & inviting, & the imagery is superb.  The ‘share’ features are brilliant, the videos work smoothly (via YouTube) and booking is a piece of cake […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Cory Stearns, Principal, American Ballet Theatre

January 29, 2011

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 American Ballet Theatre are in town this coming week, and I’d like to introduce you to one of their Principal dancers.      Cupcakes & Conversation with Cory Stearns, Principal, American Ballet Theatre     What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I don’t know what motivates me at 8 am on […]

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National Ballet of Canada announces Erik Bruhn Prize competitors from Hamburg Ballet for the first time

January 18, 2011

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The Erik Bruhn Prize Competitors Announced Shino Mori and Naoya Ebe Represent the National Ballet Robert Stephen Creates New Work for Choreographic Prize New! Audience Choice Award  January 18, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Corps de Ballet members Shino Mori and Naoya Ebe will represent the […]

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American Ballet Theatre casting announced for London dates

January 18, 2011

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American Ballet Theatre, recognised as one of the greatest dance companies in the world, presents two mixed bills which showcase the company’s extraordinary versatility (Tuesday 1 – Sunday 6 February). The casting has been announced (and is subject to change) as follows : Feb 1 7:30 PM Seven Sonatas J Kent, X Reyes, S Abrera, D […]

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