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Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet episode 2

English National Ballet This is where ballet starts to get tough. Tough to dance. Tough to watch. In fact, just watching is likely to leave you feeling banjaxed.  The second episode in BBC Four’s behind-the-scenes documentary following English National Ballet over the course of a year focuses on Romeo & Juliet, and within that context the lives of two company dancers who have been cast together, […]

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Discover today’s Romeo

Picture the scene.  There you are, in a costume fitting, just one of many and nothing out of the ordinary; part of ballet company life as a First Artist.  And then, Wham !  The costume you are being fitted for quite clearly belongs with the Principal role.  What a way to find out your casting […]

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Backstage Pass

If this is your first visit to Ballet News, I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to you – it’s lovely to see you here and I hope you will find plenty of captivating reading ! THIS IS YOUR BACKSTAGE PASS For more than half of this year I have followed every feathered footstep of the dancers of […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Swan Lake, English National Ballet

Swan Lake English National Ballet Royal Albert Hall 9th June 2010 60 Swans Photograph :  Patrick Baldwin English National Ballet’s in-the-round presentation of the classic Swan Lake story has been made for the vastness of the Hall’s stage. It’s an unforgiving and exposing place – you need to be really on your game to do well here. Vadim […]

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