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Shoes That Will Never See The Street

Shoes That Will Never See The Street Tonight’s episode of Inside the factory covers shoes – mainly the manufacture of trainers but also something of the history of shoes and a brief visit to Freed’s of London factory and to the Royal Opera House for a chat and demo with Lauren Cuthbertson. It’s not magic […]

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Carmen. Carlos Acosta as Don Jose, Marianela Nunez as Carmen. -®ROH. Photographed by Tristram Kenton (3)

The Royal Ballet | Carlos Acosta’s Carmen

The Royal Ballet | Carlos Acosta’s Carmen This caught my eye on twitter the day after the premiere of Carlos Acosta’s new production of Carmen. The bareness of it made me laugh out loud : No polite way of putting this: #ROHcarmen is a disaster. Slap bang into the iceberg. No survivors. — Luke Jennings (@LukeJennings1) October 27, 2015 […]

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Giulia Frosi, Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød, photo by Bill Cooper

Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2015

The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2015 The Royal Ballet School Royal Opera House Sunday, 12th July 2015 It’s easy to spot the dancers with the technical ability that allows them a certain freedom on stage. Their pointe shoes are silent. When dancers are nervous or uncertain, chances are they’ll keep their pointe shoes a little harder, and with that […]

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Arts Council England’s analysis of its investment in large-scale opera and ballet

Arts Council England’s analysis of its investment in large-scale opera and ballet Briefing and Outline  Background After the last investment round in 2012, the Arts Council identified the need for an analysis of its funding for large-scale opera and ballet companies.  We knew the companies had been under considerable financial stress in recent years, partly […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote

The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote Kitri Marianela Nuñez Basilio Carlos Acosta Don Quixote Christopher Saunders Sancho Panza Philip Mosley Lorenzo Gary Avis Gamache Bennet Gartside Espada Ryoichi Hirano Mercedes Laura Morera     Recorded live at the Royal Opera House in  October 2013. This was Carlos Acosta’s first venture directing one of ballet’s 19th century classics […]

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(L-R) in Les Sylphides, circa 1939. Robert Helpmann, Margot Fonteyn - (C)

Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet

Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet     As part of the BBC’s Short Ballet Season, Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet describes how the onset of war isolated Britain and its small ballet companies, which were then given the chance to shine through adversity. From 1939 […]

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Claudia Dean in rehearsal for Rite of Spring with Monica Mason. Photograph : © Bill Cooper / ROH

The Royal Ballet’s Chosen One

The Royal Ballet’s Chosen One | Claudia Dean Picture the scene. You’re in the Corps de ballet. You receive an email informing you that you have been chosen to perform a Principal role.  Your first thought : this must have been sent to me by mistake, surely ? No mistake. For Royal Ballet Corps dancer […]

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