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Carlos Acosta The Classical Farewell

September 1, 2016

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Carlos Acosta The Classical Farewell Royal Albert Hall, SW7 Monday 3 – Friday 7 October 2016 Performances: Mon – Fri at 7.30pm Tickets: £20 – £110 + fees Ticket Office: 020 7863 8000 or /  020 7589 8212 or Royal Albert Hall Carlos Acosta bids farewell to classical ballet with his final performances at the […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET TOURS TO MOSCOW, TAIPEI AND SHANGHAI | Casting

June 4, 2014

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THE ROYAL BALLET TOURS TO MOSCOW, TAIPEI AND SHANGHAI The Royal Ballet Tour – Moscow 17 – 22 June / Taipei 27 – 29 June / Shanghai 3 – 5 July   This summer The Royal Ballet will tour to Moscow, Taipei and Shanghai for the annual international tour. The Royal Ballet is delighted to […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance

July 15, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance Royal Opera House, London 14th July 2013 This isn’t what I expected to be writing, but the stand-out piece from the Annual Matinee was a contemporary one – Seven Greek Dances (excerpts) by Maurice Béjart. It was the stand-out […]

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World premiere for The Royal Ballet School’s End of Year Matinée on 14 July 2013 on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

April 26, 2013

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World premiere for The Royal Ballet School’s End of Year Matinée on 14 July 2013 on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.   Performance also features works by Maurice Béjart, Jiří Bubeníček and Valentino Zucchetti. A specially commissioned one-act ballet entitled La Destinée will be the centrepiece of The Royal Ballet […]

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Genée International Ballet Competition 2013 – Tickets on sale and semi-finals judges announced

April 19, 2013

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Genée International Ballet Competition 2013 – Tickets on sale and semi-finals judges announced With only five months to go until competition begins, tickets have gone on general release for the semi-finals and Final of the prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition, taking place from 20-29 September 2013 in Glasgow. Matthew Cunningham, RAD Director of Marketing and […]

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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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The Royal Ballet School announces World Premiere

March 8, 2013

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The Royal Ballet School announces World Premiere ballet World premiere for The Royal Ballet School’s end of year matinée on 14 July 2013 on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.   Performance also features works by Maurice Béjart, Jiří Bubeníček and Valentino Zucchetti.   A specially commissioned one-act ballet entitled La […]

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The Royal Ballet casting | Debuts during Winter 2012/13

July 18, 2012

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The Royal Ballet casting debuts during Winter 2012/13 Following the recently announced company promotions, there are some notable debuts in place during the Winter season at The Royal Ballet, which covers the period between November 2012 and April 2013, so here are the dates and details for your diary.  Public booking opens on 17th October 2012. Please note that listing […]

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The Royal Ballet promotions 2012

July 11, 2012

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Promotions, joiners and leavers for The Royal Ballet’s 2011/12 season   The Royal Ballet’s Ryoichi Hirano and Alexander Campbell have been promoted to First Soloists in the recent Company promotions. Ryoichi, 28 from Japan, joined The Royal Ballet in 2002 and was promoted to Soloist in 2008.  Sydney-born Alexander, 25, joined the Company as a […]

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Royal Ballet Live

March 28, 2012

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Royal Ballet Live | Highlights Last Friday, March 23rd, The Royal Ballet launched a first for them – Royal Ballet Live; a live streaming day showing daily class, rehearsals, interviews and an Insight Evening, with their media partner The Guardian. The trailer for Royal Ballet Live asked the question, “have you ever wondered what it takes […]

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Sergei Polunin takes on James Dean

March 10, 2012

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Sergei Polunin dances James Dean for Men in Motion With a headline screaming “Sergei Polunin: I’ll give up ballet by 26” in The Guardian last Tuesday, Alex Needham wrote that, “Men in Motion includes the first dance he [Polunin] has ever choreographed, a piece about James Dean.” What happened was, Polunin commissioned his former colleague, Royal Ballet […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Valentino Zucchetti, First Artist, The Royal Ballet

December 27, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Valentino Zucchetti, First Artist, The Royal Ballet   What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The prospect of getting ready for a performance or a role, which luckily is often the case. I could never wake up knowing that I have nothing to look forward to. Why ballet? […]

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The Royal Ballet promotions, joiners and leavers for the 2011/12 season

September 20, 2011

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Promotions, joiners and leavers for The Royal Ballet’s 2011/12 season Akane Takada and Emma Maguire become Soloists  The Royal Ballet’s Akane Takada and Emma Maguire have been promoted to Soloists in the recent Company promotions. Akane Takada, 21 from Japan, joined The Royal Ballet in 2008 as a Prix de Lausanne Dancer and was promoted […]

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The Royal Ballet Yearbook 2011/12

September 8, 2011

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The Royal Ballet Yearbook 2011/12 reviewed There’s no doubt that this is an attractive book; it’s unusual size and striking photograph on the cover (Lauren Cuthbertson and Sergei Polunin from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) will draw you in.  What happens when you delve inside ? The annual Yearbook is a curious mix of looking back […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Mara Galeazzi & her GALA 2011

April 8, 2011

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GALA 2011 Sadlers Wells, London Sunday 3rd April 2011  From the age of 8, Royal Ballet Principal Mara Galeazzi wanted to help children in Africa to develop their souls.  With the universal language of dance now at her disposal and a huge dose of goodwill from her friends, Galeazzi has imaginatively produced two charity galas in consecutive years […]

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BALLET NEWS WORLD EXCLUSIVE – The New Male Dancer

October 31, 2010

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THE NEW MALE DANCER On December 5, 2010 at The Royal Ballet Upper School, a brand new, innovative event entitled The New Male Dancer is set to thrill audiences and I can now exclusively reveal the exciting programme for the day.  12.00 – 13.00 Boys class taught by Jay Jolley Lunch (provided) 13.45 – 14.30 Discussion with Kevin […]

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