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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces Spring Showcase 2014 Repertoire

April 10, 2014

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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces Spring Showcase 2014 Repertoire   TORONTO, ON (April 10, 2014) – Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is pleased to announce the repertoire for its upcoming Spring Showcase 2014 performances, presented by MAC Cosmetics.  Taking place from May 21 to May 24 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre, this year’s program will […]

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The Royal Ballet Season 2014/15

March 31, 2014

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© ROH / Johan Persson, 2013

The Royal Ballet Season 2014/15 The Royal Ballet 2014/15 season has three world premieres (with only one likely to be classical)  including a new full length ballet by Wayne McGregor, a new one act ballet from Liam Scarlett in November alongside Kim Brandstrup’s Ceremony of Innocence, and one by Hofesh Shechter. Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote returns […]

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Dutch National Ballet | New Season 2014-15

February 26, 2014

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DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET PRESENTS THE 2014 – 2015 SEASON * World premieres by Hans van Manen, Christopher Wheeldon, David Dawson and Ernst Meisner * Dutch premieres by John Neumeier and Wayne McGregor * Revivals of Rudi van Dantzig’s Swan Lake, Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella & George Balanchine’s Jewels * International tours to China, Paris and London * […]

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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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The Royal Ballet’s Gloria|Rhapsody|Tetractys – The Art of Fugue in pictures

February 18, 2014

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Sarah Lamb in Gloria. Photograph Bill Cooper, courtesy ROH

The Royal Ballet’s Gloria|Rhapsody|Tetractys – The Art of Fugue in pictures The Royal Ballet’s recent triple bill included notable debuts from James Hay and Francesca Hayward in Rhapsody, as well as a world premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Tetractys -  The Art of Fugue. Here’s a photographic record of the performances.      

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Victoria Sibson, Soloist, Northern Ballet

June 4, 2013

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Victoria Sibson as Lady de Winter in Northern Ballet's Three Musketeers Photo by Merlin Hendy

Cupcakes & Conversation with Victoria Sibson, Soloist, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? First days of the week are really difficult so I would have to say that knowing you’re not the only one going through it makes you feel better! The motivation to want to start maybe new […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ty King-Wall, Principal, The Australian Ballet

May 15, 2013

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Madeliene Eastoe Ty King Wall in Halcyon 2011 Photo by Jeff Busby

Cupcakes & Conversation with Ty King-Wall, Principal, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Absolutely nothing! I get up at 8.30am….Not a morning person! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it ? Insanity, and a certain level […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET TAKES ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, SWAN LAKE AND A GALA PROGRAMME TO JAPAN

April 19, 2013

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THE ROYAL BALLET TAKES ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, SWAN LAKE AND A GALA PROGRAMME TO JAPAN   Friday 5 to Sunday 14 July 2013   The Royal Ballet returns to the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo with three exciting programmes including the Asian premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Anthony Dowell’s production of […]

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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 Principal Leanne Benjamin to retire

April 4, 2013

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LEANNE BENJAMIN TO RETIRE AFTER 20 YEARS AS A PRINCIPAL DANCER WITH THE ROYAL BALLET After an outstanding 21 years dancing with The Royal Ballet, Principal Dancer Leanne Benjamin has announced her intention to retire in July 2013, at the end of the current season.  Her last performance will be in Tokyo on 10 July in […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET SUMMER SEASON MAY – JUNE 2013 includes casting

March 15, 2013

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THE ROYAL BALLET SUMMER SEASON MAY – JUNE 2013 includes casting

THE ROYAL BALLET SUMMER SEASON MAY – JUNE 2013 RAVEN GIRL / SYMPHONY IN C Wayne McGregor / George Balanchine Conductor: Koen Kessels / Georges Bizet   Evening Performances at 7.30pm: Friday 24, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 May, Monday 3 June, Saturday 8 June Matinee performances: Wednesday 29 May 2pm, Saturday 8 June 1.30pm Raven […]

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London Coliseum to host tribute to Vaslav Nijinsky

February 14, 2013

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London Coliseum to host tribute to Vaslav Nijinsky Russian Ballet Icons Gala and Dinner 2013   Grand annual gala to celebrate the life and work of the legendary dancer   The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2013, a grand gala evening dedicated to Vaslav Nijinsky will be held on the 10th March 2013 on the stage […]

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The Royal Ballet in Brazil

February 12, 2013

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The Royal Ballet in Brazil

The Royal Ballet in Brazil The Royal Opera House is to expand international links with Brazil through performances, education work and skills training in the city in Rio de Janeiro later this month. A two day symposium links dance teachers, schools, professional dance companies and others from Rio, in a partnership with Theatro Municipal and the […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Titian | Metamorphosis

January 24, 2013

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Federico Bonelli as Actaeon and Marianela Nunez as Diana with her Nymphs in Diana and Actaeon. Photographer : Andrej Uspenski/Royal Opera House

Ballet News Reviews | Titian | Metamorphosis: A collaboration between The Royal Ballet and The National Gallery It’s not often that a book comes along that is so compelling that you find yourself totally absorbed within its pages for hours at a time. Titian | Metamorphosis is one such rarity. If you missed the Imagine : Dancing with Titian programme, […]

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Cucpakes & Conversation with Erin Pritchard, Corps de Ballet, Tulsa Ballet

September 21, 2012

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Cucpakes & Conversation with Erin Pritchard, Corps de Ballet, Tulsa Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Definitely a nice cup of coffee On Mondays, I feel like it’s a fresh start to a new week. I always try to give myself a goal for the week. For example, it could […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sarah Van Patten, Principal, San Francisco Ballet

August 17, 2012

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Sarah Van Patten and Pierre Francois-Vilanoba in Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour Erik Tomasson

Cupcakes & Conversation with Sarah Van Patten, Principal, San Francisco Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? If Monday is the start of a new ballet then it’s always exciting to see what will be created. I love seeing what can evolve from nothing. I’m also always excited, not only by the […]

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Ballet News Previews : Imagine Dancing with Tititan

July 23, 2012

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Ballet News Previews : Imagine, Dancing with Tititan The Royal Ballet’s recent run of Metamorphosis : Titian 2012 is the subject of a documentary screened tomorrow evening as part of Imagine on BBC One. Going backstage to the start of the collaborative process instigated by out-going Artistic Director Monica Mason, the programme looks at each […]

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The Royal Ballet | Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

July 17, 2012

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The Royal Ballet | Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 Currently in rep at the Royal Opera House, Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 is a unique collaboration set up by the Royal Ballet’s out-going Artistic Director Monica Mason as a bold way of looking to the future of dance (though she is not actually ‘leaving’ and will return next season part time as a […]

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Leading international artists surprise in London 2012 Festival events across the UK

July 11, 2012

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Leading international artists surprise in London 2012 Festival events across the UK   10 July 2012 – Wayne McGregor, Compagnie Carabosse, Gilles Peterson, Sébastien Tellier, Shobana Jeyasingh, Hofesh Shechter, Kronos Quartet, Oscar Muñoz in unusual places; and Alan Ayckbourn, Jeremy Irons, Julie Walters, Tom Hiddleston, Richard Eyre, Soweto Kinch, Chris Ofili, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and Rachel […]

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Wayne McGregor’s Big Dance Trafalgar Square 2012 spectacular finale for Big Dance

July 10, 2012

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Choreographer Wayne McGregor at the Royal Opera House in London.

Wayne McGregor’s Big Dance Trafalgar Square 2012 spectacular finale for Big Dance Wayne McGregor’s spectacular new dance piece, BIG DANCE TRAFALGAR SQUARE 2012, involving 1,000 performers from 30 London groups will take place on Saturday 14 July in Trafalgar Square, as the finale of Big Dance 2012. The performance will be part of a whole […]

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