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Carlos Acosta: Premieres - Photocall

Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer

Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer Billed as “an exploration of the role of the male dancer, developed within classical ballet over the last century,” the welcome return of The South Bank Show puts the spotlight on three of the best male dancers who have made the biggest impact on ballet – Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov and […]

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The Royal Ballet Autumn booking period casting

Royal Ballet booking period 1 | Autumn 2011 The casting for booking period one produces some notable debuts.  The headlines are : Takada debuts in The Sleeping Beauty & The Nutcracker Kish debuts in Emeralds (Jewels), Requiem, The Sleeping Beauty & The Nutcracker McRae debuts in Rubies (Jewels) Polunin debuts in Marguerite and Armand & Manon […]

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The Royal Ballet Season details for 2011/12

Today The Royal Ballet has announced it’s plans for Monica Mason’s final season as Artistic Director. Since 1987 Mason has been involved with the direction of the company to some degree, first as Anthony Dowell’s assistant, then Assistant Director, though Acting Director and finally in December 2002 as Director.  This year we have been told that there is […]

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What the dancers of The Royal Ballet actually do [VIDEO]

This is a brilliant video giving you a slice of life as lived at The Royal Ballet. Starring dancers such as Carlos Acosta, Tamara Rojo, Steven McRae, Melissa Hamilton, Eric Underwood, Leanne Benjamin, Edward Watson, Thiago Soares, Jose Martin, Yohei Sasaki, Marianela Nunez, Yuhui Choe, Brian Maloney, Ludovic Ondiviela, Sarah Lamb, Federico Bonelli, Valeri Hristov, Jonathan […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Wayne McGregor on DVD

The diversity of Royal Ballet resident choreographer Wayne McGregor’s astonishing talent is demonstrated through Chroma, Infra and Limen, each created for The Royal Ballet. Intimate yet universal, light yet dark, frenetic yet lyrical, McGregor pursues his passion for exploring the inner workings of the human body and mind, his many-layered and beautiful dances providing visual, sensual and kinaesthetic stimulus […]

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dancer dressed as Geisha


I’m sure you’ll all join me in congratulating Birmingham Royal Ballet on their much deserved win.  I saw this programme last year and regular readers will recall my surprise at being almost catapulted from my seat in The Manhattan Project.  The ballet is adventurous and engaging, with great use of the stage from the dancers as you’d […]

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