Giselle : Belle of the Ballet BBC Four Sunday, April 2nd 2017 8pm Double Giselle : 19th Century & 21st Century Paris & London Alina Cojocaru & Tamara Rojo Marius Petipa after Jean Coralli/Jules Perrot & Akram Khan A girl with a weak heart & a zest for life. What makes an innocent and […]
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Alina Cojocaru Auctions Signed Pointe Shoes & 4 English National Ballet Nutcracker Tickets for charity Afternoon tea with Alina at the Millennium Hotel, London Auction bundle includes Alina’s signed pointe shoes (pictured below) plus 4 tickets to English National Ballet’s Nutcracker in London Romanian-born ballet dancer, Alina Cojocaru, has been a patron of Hospices of Hope since 2008 when […]
Win a luxury overnight stay and tickets to English National Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall Win! – a pair of tickets, signed pointe shoes and a night at top London hotel The Gore Hotel, including a 3 course dinner Thursday 12th June (principal casting : Alina Cojocaru & Friedemann […]
Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet The expert, professional ballet dancers you see on stage today have been through rigorous, deliberate and repetitive training to become elite athletes. They keyword here is expert. ‘Expertise’ is defined in a study (1) as “the result of intense practice for a minimum of ten years.” Any sort of practice won’t do, either. The study […]
Ballet News Reviews | Lest We Forget | English National Ballet Lest We Forget English National Ballet The Barbican, 2nd April 2014 Many evenings spent in the theatre are forgettable; either the music grates or the choreography is so-so. Not this one. Rarely, if ever, have I seen English National Ballet so together and, well, […]
Russian Ballet Icons | Photo Outtakes Photographing last weekend’s Russian Ballet Icons Gala rehearsal at the London Coliseum it was possible to highlight the dancers as they prepared for their segment, as well as afterwards. These are the photographs of those moments.
Russian Ballet Icons 2014 In Pictures Yesterday saw the Russian Ballet Icons Gala take place in London. These photographs of dancers such as Alina Cojocaru, Sergei Polunin, Marianela Nunez and Igor Zelensky were taken during the rehearsal.
Good Swan, Bad Swan : Dancing Swan Lake Why is Swan Lake still being danced more than 100 years after it was created ? What is its appeal for audiences and for dancers of today ? These are some of the questions that Tamara Rojo, Principal dancer and Artisitc Director of English National Ballet, attempts to […]
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 […]
Ballet News Reviews | English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire As stories go, Le Corsaire isn’t one you’d want to dwell on. At its core, the message isn’t a pleasant one to dwell on, even if it is supposed to be make-believe. However, staging this new production by Anna-Marie Holmes for English National Ballet has its […]