Tag Archives | La Sylphide

Femke Slot, Andreas Kaas & Susanne Grinder in the Pas de six from Napoli photographed by Cheryl Angear

The Royal Danish Ballet in London

The Royal Danish Ballet in London The Royal Danish Ballet Soloists and Principals arrived in London this week for a tiny number of performances at the Peacock Theatre. They danced extracts from La Sylphide and Napoli as well as other works by August Bournonville, choreographer and ballet master from the 19th century who created more […]

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Prince William and Catherine Middleton

6 things you don’t know about Royal ballet weddings

6 things you don’t know about Royal ballet weddings To celebrate the wedding of HRH Prince William & Catherine Middleton, Ballet News brings you 6 things you might not have associated with ballet including sparkling champagne bubbles, acres of tulle & tutus, flowers and of course, ballet! An underage wedding wasn’t always frowned upon in Royal […]

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Pointe Shoes  Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Ballet Business : Pointe shoes deconstructed

It’s Not Magic; it’s linen & often flour It’s not magic that keeps a ballerina on her toes – it’s a mixture of materials – often burlap, flour, dextrine*, paper, potato starch, rough and smooth leather, coarse linen, satin, papier-mâché, held together with glue of a secret formula. You may have seen dancers strutting about, […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Apollo’s Angels by Jennifer Homans

Ballet News Reviews | Apollo’s Angels by Jennifer Homans Jennifer Homan’s history of ballet, Apollo’s Angels, is told from the perspective of a former dancer (trained at the School of American Ballet, performed with Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet & Pacific Northwest Ballet) who “grappled with the knotty interpretative dilemmas of the various […]

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BALLET NEWS WORLD EXCLUSIVE – The New Male Dancer

THE NEW MALE DANCER On December 5, 2010 at The Royal Ballet Upper School, a brand new, innovative event entitled The New Male Dancer is set to thrill audiences and I can now exclusively reveal the exciting programme for the day.  12.00 – 13.00 Boys class taught by Jay Jolley Lunch (provided) 13.45 – 14.30 Discussion with Kevin […]

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