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Dancers of The Royal Ballet – A Photographic Exhibition | NOW IS ALL THERE IS – BODIES IN MOTION

Dancers of The Royal Ballet – A Photographic Exhibition Now Is All There Is – Bodies in Motion is an exhibition of 34 stylised images of Royal Ballet dancers taken by photographer Rick Guest. Celebrating the physicality and expression of the dancers’ bodies, this exhibition captures them in a different light away from the Royal […]

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a sample of Benesh Notation

Ballet Business | Dancing on paper

Ballet Business| Dancing on paper | Choreography Central As part of the Ballet News Choreography Central series of in-depth features going backstage to find out who & what brings ballet to life, today’s subject answers the question : how do you write movement, in this case ballet, and what are the practical applications of being able to do so ? What is Benesh Movement Notation (BMN) ? […]

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The secret of Celisa’s success

Even the clothes are wilting.  The air in the studio is languid and thick with endeavour.  Discarded tutus and dresses longer and thinner than pencils scatter the floor and droop earthwards. But not our star dancer.  Celisa Diuana, a corps de ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet, is trying to hit the photographer’s mark with a […]

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two dancers in arabesque

Royal Ballet Promotions, leavers, joiners

BREAKING BALLET NEWS Sergei Polunin in The Sleeping Beauty Photograph :  Johan Persson Sergei Polunin is promoted to Principal Sergei Polunin and Yuhui Choe in La Bayadere Photograph :  Bill Cooper Johannes Stepanek to First SoloistMelissa Hamilton to SoloistClaire Calvert, Akane Takada, Fernando Montano and Erico Montes to First Artists Nehemiah Kish joins as Principal […]

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Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet, Photo : Johan Persson

The Royal Ballet – The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker The Royal Ballet December 16th 2009 There is something quite infectious about The Nutcracker; no matter how many times you’ve seen it before the magic, sparkle and snow will get you every time. Everything glitters and resistance is futile. The Royal Ballet’s production is full of magic, brought about by Gary Avis’ interpretation […]

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The Royal Ballet - Jewels

Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet in Jewels

Yohei Sasaki, Johannes Stepanek, Bennet Gartside in Rubies as part of Jewels – photo Johan Persson Three different stones – Three different phases of life – Three different composers Put them together and what have you got ? An abstract ballet choreographed by George Balanchine in 1967, themed with Emeralds, Rubies & Diamonds, and called, […]

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