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Ballet News Puzzles

News just in ! I’m regularly asked when the next limited edition of the Ballet News puzzle will be available, and I’m pleased to be able to announce that today is the day. In line with the (2012 and 2014) Christmas Puzzle, the New Year Puzzle and the 2014 Summer Puzzle, today I’m offering the 2017 […]

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Updated Subscription Options on Ballet News

Since the re-vamp of the Ballet News website, I’m gradually introducing some new features, one of which is available now. If you’ve previously subscribed to Ballet News you will have received an email containing links to excerpts of news published each day. That email is still being sent to existing subscribers, but since 2012 this […]

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The Royal Ballet | BALLET AND DANCE 2017/18 SEASON

Highlights : 5 world premieres New production of Swan Lake with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett New one-act ballet by Twyla Tharp New one-act ballet by Arthur Pita New one-act ballet by Wayne McGregor New one-act ballet by Christopher Wheeldon There’s a national celebration of Kenneth MacMillian incorporating Royal Ballet dancers with dancers from English […]

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Welcome to the re-vamped Ballet News website

Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you, will you join the dance? (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll) Thank you for your patience while Ballet News has been unavailable, due to downright wizardry going on backstage. I hope you like the new logo design. Much of the work has been focused on the backend of […]

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The cast of An American in Paris at the Dominion Theatre CREDIT Tristram Kenton

An American in Paris Opens Tonight

An American in Paris Opens Tonight Christopher Wheeldon’s stunning reinvention of the Oscar® winning film features the sublime music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas. The cast is headed by the original, award-winning Broadway stars Robert Fairchild (as Jerry Mulligan) and Leanne Cope (as Lise Dassin), together with Haydn Oakley as Henri […]

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Claudia Dean Coaching | Ballet Tutorials and Tips

  I first wrote about Claudia Dean in 2010 when she was a student at the Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden, London. The Annual Matinee Performance is an annual showcase for the school, and Dean was dancing Fractals, when I commented, “Special mention to Claudia Dean, who made the stage her own.” Dean also […]

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BALLERINA | THE FILM Light up Christmas with this film set in 1879 Paris. Félicie, an orphan girl who lives with her best friend Victor dreams of becoming a ballerina and heads for the bright lights of Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. […]

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Darcey Bussell: Looking For Margot

Darcey Bussell: Looking For Margot Margot Fonteyn has inspired generations of ballerinas. She was beautiful, brilliant, talented and never put a foot wrong on stage. Her late flowering partnering with Rudolf Nureyev created the most dazzling ballet partnership in history. And yet behind the scenes, as Darcey Bussell discovers, Margot’s life was marked by tragedy […]

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