BALLET NEWS | Northern Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet


The fabulously talented dancers of Northern Ballet Theatre recently danced in a Gala night, and here are the highlights, set to Only By The Night by the equally great Kings of Leon.

There will be much more from the company dancers next year, right here.



Ballet Theatre UK have now finished their current tour of The Nutcracker. Here are some highlights.


A fun documentary montage featuring today’s most famous ballet dancers.  The video is set to Paralyzer, Finger Eleven, Them Vs. You Vs. Me


Have a peak behind the scenes and hear Principal dancer Steven McRae talk about dancing in The Nutcracker.


Here is a seasonal treat for you from Scottish Ballet – a short film showing the transformation of dancer Diana Loosmore into the superbly sinewy Dame Mouserink, villain in our Christmas ballet, Ashley Page’s The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker is on at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal until 31 December, and will tour to Edinburgh Festival Theatre (6 – 9 January), Eden Court Inverness (20 – 23 January), His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen (27 – 30 December) and Theatre Royal Newcastle (3 – 6 February).


Today – 24th Dec Christmas Eve
8:15pm – BBC4 – Swan Lake with the Kirov, Uliana Lopatkina is Odette/Odile, presented by Darcey Bussell. This is a repeat – I’d recommend it for the precision of the Corp de Ballet. 78658188

Fri 25th Dec Christmas Day
1:10pm – More 4 – Balanchine’s Nutcracker with Kevin Kline 87886380

1:25pm – C4 – Only When I Dance – a documentary about two Brazillian teenagers who want to become ballet dancers.  25831699

9:00pm – More 4 – The Royal Ballet in Cuba – a documentary following Carlos Acosta on the summer tour to his home country.  This is the first time it’s been shown on TV. 54727699

10:00pm – More 4 – Strictly Bolshoi – a documentary following Christopher Wheeldon as he attempts to be the 1st British choreographer to work with the Bolshoi.  This is a repeat but I’d recommend it for the way in which it reveals the differences of working in Russia and elsewhere. 27451125

Sat 26th Dec Boxing Day
10:00pm – More 4 – The Car Man by Matthew Bourne

I hope that you have enjoyed these seasonal treats, and all that remains is for me to wish all my readers around the world a very Merry Christmas and to thank you all for your loyal support throughout the year. Cheers !
Happy Christmas, Joyeux Noël, Feliz Navidad,
聖誕快樂,Buon Natale,
Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaa

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14 Responses to BALLET NEWS | Northern Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet

  1. Couture Cookie December 24, 2009 at 11:19 am #

    I love the Nutcracker clip! Haven't seen this ballet since I was a kid.

  2. daisychain December 24, 2009 at 3:23 pm #

    Wishing you a truly magical christmas xxx

  3. JBeaudetStudios December 24, 2009 at 5:56 pm #

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Just Breathe December 24, 2009 at 6:36 pm #

    Have a beautiful holiday.

  5. Cloudia December 24, 2009 at 7:39 pm #

    Aloha, Friend! Happy HolidaysComfort Spiral

  6. Kimmie and Heartpoet December 24, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

    I have very much enjoyed your blog this year.Merry Christmas!HugsKimmiex

  7. BLC :o December 24, 2009 at 10:21 pm #

    All they ways to say Merry Christmas are so cute!!! Xoxo-BLC

  8. Preppy Pink Crocodile December 25, 2009 at 1:26 am #

    Wishing you a merry and magical Christmas!!

  9. The French Bear December 25, 2009 at 10:42 am #

    That is a dream I have, to see the Nutcracker live!!!Merry Christmas and thank you for such a wonderful year of fabulous photos and great friendship!!!!Hugs,Margaret B

  10. pinta December 25, 2009 at 7:43 pm #

    Merry Christmas and happy new year!Pinta

  11. LIISA December 25, 2009 at 10:43 pm #

    It's so nice to see a blog about ballet finally! 'Cause I'm also obsessed with ballet, it makes it even more intresting. Keep on! 😉

  12. brion ferguson December 25, 2009 at 11:25 pm #

    Enjoy your Christmas break….and here's wishing you a fruitful and poductive 2010.Your columns are truly informative and thought provoking….thank youBrian

  13. Make Do Style December 27, 2009 at 6:11 pm #

    Great clips and Nadolig Llawen (merry christmas) as we say in Wales!

  14. Elise January 3, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    Couture Cookie – I thinkyou must go again – it's essential at this time of year !!!daisychain – thank you ! Hope yours was brill !JBeaudetStudios – thank you – hope you had a ballJust Breathe – thank you – you too !Cloudia – you too !Kimmie and Heartpoet – hello, thank you for saying so – very kind of you ! Happy New YearBLC 😮 – I know what you mean !! Where to stop though ??!Preppy Pink Crocodile – thank you – add you !The French Bear – oh you must see it – I really hope 2010 is the year that you do.pinta – thank you – you too !LIISA – welcome, and thank you for your lovely commentbrion ferguson- as ever, thank youMake Do Style – I'm so sorry I left out Wales ! The thing is, where do you draw the line ???!!