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The Royal Ballet | Carlos Acosta’s Carmen

October 29, 2015

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The Royal Ballet | Carlos Acosta’s Carmen This caught my eye on twitter the day after the premiere of Carlos Acosta’s new production of Carmen. The bareness of it made me laugh out loud : No polite way of putting this: #ROHcarmen is a disaster. Slap bang into the iceberg. No survivors. — Luke Jennings (@LukeJennings1) October 27, 2015 […]

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Ballet Business | Periscope

October 14, 2015

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Ballet News, Periscope, Ballet Business

Ballet Business | Periscope & how to use it noun periscope; plural noun: periscopes an apparatus consisting of a tube attached to a set of mirrors or prisms, by which an observer (typically in a submerged submarine or behind a high obstacle) can see things that are otherwise out of sight. Yes, but that’s not the […]

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Scottish Ballet | A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

February 25, 2015

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Scottish Ballet | A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE   Direction Nancy Meckler Choreography Annabelle Lopez Ochoa Music Peter Salem Design Niki Turner Lighting Design Tim Mitchell   Touring UK: Inverness, Edinburgh, London – March 2015 USA: Chicago, San Antonio, Houston, Pittsburgh, Charleston, Washington DC – May 2015 Three years after its world premiere wowed audiences across […]

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The Paris Opera’s 2015/2016 Season

February 6, 2015

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The Paris Opera’s 2015/2016 Season On Wednesday February 4th 2015, Stéphane Lissner, Director of the Paris Opera, Musical Director Philippe Jordan and Director of Dance Benjamin Millepied, presented the programme of the first season they have designed together. UNITY / AMBITION / BALANCE Three central concepts have guided the preparation of this first season: Unity: […]

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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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Chelsea Flower Show 2013

May 20, 2013

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Chelsea Flower Show 2013 Today is press day at the Chelsea Flower Show, which is celebrating 10o years. If you’d like to keep up with all the exibitors, the gardens, the flowers and of course the live updates regarding the medals, then you might be interested in downloading the iPhone app from iTunes. What else will […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Olivia Cowley | #adayinthelifeofacorpsballerina

April 8, 2013

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Olivia Cowley as Calliope in Apollo photographed by Cheryl Angear

The Royal Ballet’s Olivia Cowley | Pointe Shoes & Plasters There is nothing remotely glamorous about being a professional ballet dancer. As Olivia Cowley, a dancer in her 10th season with The Royal Ballet tells me, “people think it’s blisters but actually it’s not. It’s the nails, the bed of the nails, no matter how […]

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The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker Live Cinema Screening this week

December 9, 2012

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Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet, Photo : Johan Persson

The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker Live Cinema Screening At the time of writing this, every performance of The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker is sold out. BUT. This Thursday, December 13th, The Royal Ballet will be screening The Nutcracker ballet LIVE into cinemas worldwide. You can find your nearest participating cinema by using the search […]

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Culture Days at The National Ballet of Canada

September 26, 2012

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Culture Days at The National Ballet of Canada   Ballet Class with Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson Sold Out Follow a Day in the Life of a Dancer on Twitter September 26, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Culture Days with a Ballet Class led by Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson. Aspiring dancers are able to […]

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Exposed : The ballet dancer capturing it all

July 24, 2012

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The ballet dancer’s snapshot Anecdotal evidence suggests that a higher than average proportion of professional ballet dancers use a camera (often a high-end model) as a hobby and a way of recording the backstage preparations and after-show celebrations. You often find dancers at the side of the stage capturing the action. It’s easy to see why; visual by nature, […]

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Ballet Business | Fundraising

June 11, 2012

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Ballet Business | the business of fundraising “It’s my dream. There’s nothing else I want to do.”  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that. Dreams are vital and if you’ve got to the stage where you need to be thinking about fundraising – well done! The transition of dream to reality begins […]

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Ballet News | The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt

March 16, 2012

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Ballet News | The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt If there’s something guaranteed to be irresistable to me, it’s chocolate.  It has the ability to cheer me up, give me energy and make me smile.  I’ve written about the health benefits of eating certain kinds of chocolate, particularly Willie’s Cacao, as well as the ballet-inspired treats from Hotel […]

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ROYAL BALLET LIVE | BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE ROYAL BALLET

March 15, 2012

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ROYAL BALLET LIVE | BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE ROYAL BALLET On 23 March, the Royal Opera House will offer an unprecedented glimpse into life behind the scenes at The Royal Ballet.   A full working day will be streamed live on the Royal Opera House YouTube channel and the Guardian website and will feature […]

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Ballet Business | How to be a media-savvy ballet dancer or student

February 20, 2012

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Ballet Business | How to work with the media In an earlier feature, How to get into ballet, I outlined the early stages of a ballet career and some of the pitfalls you might want to watch out for. As part & parcel of your professional ballet career – a visual art form – photographs of you could (and hopefully, will) end up in the media – here on Ballet […]

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Ballet Zaida

February 3, 2012

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Ballet Zaida in San Francisco Oliver Endahl, the photographer whose work you see here, explains his motivation behind the photo shoot and what he wanted to achieve with the dancers. “When I visited San Francisco this past December, I had the opportunity to do a photoshoot with several of my friends. Jeraldine Mendoza of the […]

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The Nutcracker ballet & Glittery Christmas Interludes

November 8, 2011

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Ballet, Ballet, Ballet. Oh, and Cupcakes. And maybe a little Christmas glitter thrown into the mix. Here’s a host of my favourite treats which I hope will inspire you if you are heading out to the ballet this Christmas season or anywhere else! First up is this beautiful gold sequin dress from new find Mint Velvet, a company […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Marijn Rademaker, Principal, Stuttgart Ballet

June 7, 2011

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 Cupcakes & Conversation with Marijn Rademaker, Principal, Stuttgart Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?  Why ballet ?  The love for ballet that I have. As a kid I loved to do sport, especially tennis and soccer. I also loved classical music. Ballet is a great combination of these two. With […]

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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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Scottish Ballet & The Big Arts Give

November 30, 2010

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  ______________________________________________________________   PRESS INFORMATION   From Scottish Ballet                                                               30 November 2010 ______________________________________________________________ THE BIG ARTS GIVE Scottish Ballet invites you to help keep their dancers on their toes all season long As a registered charity, Scottish Ballet is taking part in the Big Arts Give this December, raising money towards the gorgeous array of […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Kathryn Morgan, Soloist, New York City Ballet

April 18, 2010

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  Primrose Bakery supports Ballet News Cupcakes & Conversation with Kathryn Morgan, Soloist, New York City Ballet Kathryn and I share a passion for widening the reach of ballet; bringing ballet to people who, at the moment, just don’t see what ballet has to offer them or why it’s even relevant to their lives.  And […]

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