Tag Archives | Jonathan Cope

Ballet News Previews | Darcey Bussell: My Life on the BBC

Ballet News Previews | Darcey Bussell: My Life on the BBC 23rd December 2016 8pm BBC Four This delightful programme sets out to highlight how a star of Darcey Bussell’s magnitude found time to make numerous television appearances during her ballet career. Today she is well-known as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing, but this programme […]

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Darcey and her former dance partner Jonathan Cope coaching Soloists of The Royal Ballet Nicol Edmonds and Fumi Kaneko at the Siobhan Davies Studios

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Ballet News Reviews | Darcey’s Ballet Heroes

Ballet News Reviews | Darcey’s Ballet Heroes This delightful – really sparkling film will be shown on BBC Four. Darcey Bussell picks the ballet men that have shaped and transformed ballet and ends by looking to the future to see who’s next. More details to follow shortly but since this lovely image has been released […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Spectacular

Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Spectacular Ballet Spectacular. Quite a title to live up to, and the good news is that this book is a delight. Beautifully put together without overloading young readers, this book acts as a guide to all things ballet. Its glossy production is perfect for the lavish photography as you begin […]

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 in ‘Bye’ part of her 6,000 Miles Away dance show at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Sylvie Guillem - (C) BBC - Photographer: n/a

Ballet News Previews | Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature

Ballet News Previews | Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature highlights Guillem straightforwardly. With exclusive access over several months, The Culture Show sent their presenter (Clemency-Burton Hill) to Guillem’s home in the Swiss mountains, to Senegal where Guillem is involved with an environmental group, and to Sadlers Wells in London […]

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l-r : Jonathan Cope, Wendy Ellis Soames, Thiago Soares and Marianela Nunez  Photograph : Andrej Uspenski

Ballet News Reviews | Dancers – Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet

Ballet News Reviews | Dancers – Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet There are, from my experience as a commissioning editor, just a couple of exceptional ballet photographers. I can count them on the fingers of one hand and I’d still be able to pour the tea. By exceptional I mean a photographer who goes beyond the capabilities of their camera, […]

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The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker in rehearsal

The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker in rehearsal Every now and then The Royal Ballet offers Insight Evenings, where Friends of Covent Garden and sometimes members of the public can watch the company rehearing the rep, or listen to dancers talk about their careers or historians, or experts in hair and make-up talk about their particular […]

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Ballet Gala Celebration | In a class of their own

Ballet Gala Celebration | In a class of their own   A Gala Evening Performance CELEBRATION! ‘In a class of their own’ Featuring stars of The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet, Strictly Come Dancing, West End Productions and many more well-known artists who have generously agreed to perform. Directed by Wayne Sleep, Royal […]

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Darcey Bussell in her dressing room

Ballet News Reviews | Darcey Bussell : A Life in Pictures

Darcey Bussell : A Life in Pictures Darcey Bussell needs no introduction.  Known throughout the ballet world and far beyond its structured borders, Bussell defines what it is to combine very rare talent with exxceptionally good manners : in other words, a prima ballerina and a really lovely lady to boot. Putting together this photographic memoir, partly so […]

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