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Behind The Tutu : The Photo Shoot Out-Takes

May 2, 2014

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Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

Behind The Tutu : The Photo Shoot Out-Takes Earlier this week I published Blooming Tutus, photographs from a photo shoot produced exclusively for Ballet News. Prisca Bertoni, a student at The Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden, London, showcased a variety of tutus and leg warmers on the shoot. Here are the out takes from […]

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Blooming Tutus

April 29, 2014

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Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

Blooming Tutus tutu ballet skirt, from Fr. tutu, alteration of cucu, infantile reduplication of cul “bottom, backside.” Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper It’s also the case that if you said ‘tutu’ in Hawaii, you’d be talking about your Grandmother; in New Zealand it’s a poisonous plant and Tutu de Feijão is a paste made of […]

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Olfactory Choreography | English National Ballet & Pengaligon’s

May 23, 2013

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Iris Prima Photograph Cheryl Angear

Olfactory Choreography | English National Ballet & Pengaligon’s Last night saw the preview of a unique collaboration between English National Ballet and British fragrance house Penhaligon’s, for the launch of Iris Prima : The Spirit of the Ballet. Bottled. It’s a lovely collaboration between two creative companies who are constantly striving for excellence with innovative […]

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English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo profiled

April 10, 2013

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Tamara Rojo

English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo profiled I recently announced that Tamara Rojo will be profiled on The South Bank Show. Over an hour, the documentary attempts to get under the skin of English National Ballet’s latest Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo, as she takes on the dual role of artistic head and principal dancer. The programme comprises […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Dancers – Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet

March 25, 2013

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Claire Calvert Photograph : Andrej Uspenski

Ballet News Reviews | Dancers – Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet There are, from my experience as a commissioning editor, just a couple of exceptional ballet photographers. I can count them on the fingers of one hand and I’d still be able to pour the tea. By exceptional I mean a photographer who goes beyond the capabilities of their camera, […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Lockett, Coryphée, The Australian Ballet

December 23, 2012

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The Narrative of Nothing (Infinity triple bill): photographer Jeff Busby, dancers Charles Thompson and Brooke Lockett

Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Lockett, Coryphée, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? (or Tuesday if that is the first day of your working week) Coffee! No it’s the excitement of beginning a new week fresh and the prospect of new challenges, new opportunities and potentially wonderful moments […]

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The Royal Ballet School in A League of their Own

December 13, 2012

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royal ballet school students on tv

The Royal Ballet School in A League of their Own Friday 14th December, 10pm Sky 1 HD From time to time I hear criticism from readers about the paucity of classical ballet on show at performances by The Royal Ballet School students. This is your show, then! Rarely does television and ballet make for a […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Dogs don’t do Ballet

September 28, 2012

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a dancing dog in a tutu

Ballet News Reviews | Dogs don’t do Ballet by Anna Kemp “Sugar Pug Fairy Takes Ballet By Storm!” What an enchanting book!  No wonder children the world over have memorized the words in Dogs don’t do Ballet. Although in this case, they do. “Biff is not like ordinary dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like […]

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Darcey Bussell Dancewear

July 27, 2012

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ballet leotard in pink

Darcey Bussell Dancewear As you may have heard, world-renowned, retired ex-Royal Ballet dancer Darcey Bussell is back in the UK for work commitments for a couple of years. International Dance Supplies (IDS) has a Darcey Bussell range of dance wear that I wanted to put to the test.  Would the items be good quality, durable and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Angela Malan, Senior Principal dancer, Ballet Mistress and Coach, South African Ballet Theatre

May 27, 2012

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ballet dancer at the barre

Cupcakes & Conversation with Angela Malan, Senior Principal dancer, Ballet Mistress and Coach, South African Ballet Theatre  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I am motivated by the constant, yet unobtainable strive for perfection! Why ballet ? Ballet is the only thing that feeds all I need: my soul, my body, […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Miki Kawamura, Oklahoma City Ballet

April 17, 2012

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ballet dancer on stage

Cupcakes & Conversation with Miki Kawamura, Oklahoma City Ballet   What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Having days off always motivates me to start a new work week. I’m usually eager to go to work after day off. Why ballet? Actually I ask myself this question all the time. When I was […]

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Pavlova 2012 | Anna Pavlova website launched

March 2, 2012

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Ballet dancer stands on pointe

Pavlova 2012 | Anna Pavlova website launched with event listings 2012 marks the centenary of ballet dancer Anna Pavlova making London, and Ivy House, her home. Pavlova lived at Ivy House from 1912 until her death in 1931. The the London Jewish Cultural Centre has launched a special website where you’ll find details of all the […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Christmas Special 2011

December 25, 2011

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Strictly Christmas Special

Ballet News brings you … Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2011 With dancing Snowmen and Santa’s reindeer, are you ready to dance off your dinner ? Christmas jumpers are all the rage this year, and a couple of ginormous crackers will get this party started for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special.  Do you wish it […]

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Ballet News | Russell Grant dons a tutu

December 24, 2011

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Russell Grant

Ballet News | Russell Grant dons a tutu Oh yes.  As alarming as it may sound, Strictly favourite Russell Grant has really pulled the hat out of the dressing up box for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, to be televised on Christmas Day. Unearthing a ballet tutu, Grant surprises the judges in the middle […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Allison Miller, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet

December 18, 2011

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Steven Woodgate, Allison Miller, Lauren Majewski, Elise Judson, Lauren Ciobanu

Cupcakes & Conversation with Allison Miller, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I have to admit that I’m not a morning person, but once I get up and going I think about how lucky I am that “going to work” means dancing all day. Why ballet […]

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Ballet News | Repetto Paris

December 16, 2011

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two Repetto tutus in the window

Ballet News | Repetto Paris Repetto is such a legend I’m devoting an entire article to it’s wonderful treasures! For starters, just take a look at some of their outstanding window displays – I’d defy anyone to be able to walk past and not notice or want to go inside. Repetto has a habit of endlessly […]

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The Australian Ballet partners with the National Gallery of Victoria in a world first celebrating dance and design

December 12, 2011

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Kevin Jackson and Madeleine Eastoe in Akira Isogawa's Romeo & Juliet costumes. Photography Georges Antoni

For immediate release Monday 12 December 2011  The Australian Ballet partners with the National Gallery of Victoria in a world first celebrating dance and design   Kevin Jackson and Madeleine Eastoe in Akira Isogawa’s Romeo & Juliet costumes. Photography Georges Antoni Imagine the world’s greatest dress-up box opening to the public … The Australian Ballet […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah Grennell, Aspirant, Dutch National Ballet (Het Nationale Ballet)

November 11, 2011

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ballet dancer in arabesque

Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah Grennell, Aspirant, Dutch National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? What motivates me is basically class. I enjoy the physicality of ballet and how focused it is. I find that in a company, class isn’t just class; it is the warm up at the start […]

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Strictly Come Dancing – Halloween week with Swan Lake

October 29, 2011

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Black Swan

Strictly Come Dancing – Halloween week (5)  Last year, one of my all time favourite weeks was Halloween, because everything came together – the costumes, hair and make-up, and the dancing. 3 Tangos, 3 Pasos, 1 Samba, 1 Jive, 1 American Smooth, 1 Rhumba and 1 Quickstep. But will they match up to last year […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Devon Teuscher, Corps de ballet, American Ballet Theatre

October 11, 2011

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ballet dancer

Cupcakes & Conversation with Devon Teuscher, Corps de ballet, American Ballet Theatre What motivates you at 8am on a Tuesday morning ? On Tuesday mornings, I like to wake up a little early so I can catch up on my must-read favorite blogs, as well as contribute to my own personal blog detailing the things […]

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