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The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker Live Stream Tonight

The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker Live Stream Tonight Tune in from 7.15pm GMT tonight for a live stream direct from the Royal Ballet in their home at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. They are rehearsing Peter Wright’s production of The Nutcracker – surely a must-see at Christmas – and the rehearsal will feature […]

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The Ballet News Glitter Edit

The Ballet News Edit | Glitter & Snow What do you think the Sugar Plum Fairy slips into after a Pas de Deux with her Prince ? A Carvela Glitter shoe, if she’s lucky! Available in Gold and Pink (in the sale, saving £81 if you are quick) the Carvela Antibes High heel shoes will take […]

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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 News Christmas Gift Inspiration

Ballet News Christmas Gift Inspiration for you Have you seen the calendar ? Exactly a month until Christmas Day – eek!  How has this happened already ? Christmas shoppers with freshly sharpened elbows are out in force So if you’re keen to skip the crowds but still want some inspiration for gift ideas to totally wow your friends and family, […]

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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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Ballet News Reviews| Sophie Flack’s Bunheads

Ballet News Reviews| Sophie Flack’s Bunheads Ex New York City Ballet dancer Sophie Flack’s debut novel, Bunheads, draws heavily on her own experiences of life within a ballet company at the Corps de Ballet level. Flack danced with New York City Ballet for nine years in the Corps. Bunhead, a pejorative term used to describe a […]

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Venus Villa and Yonah Acosta

English National Ballet | The Nutcracker reviewed

English National Ballet | The Nutcracker reviewed | Debut by Venus Villa & Yonah Acosta The Nutcracker English National Ballet London Coliseum Boxing Day, 26th December 2011 Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s novel written in 1816, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, The Nutcracker ballet was originally conceived as an entertaining add-on to follow […]

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English National Ballet | The Nutcracker starring Venus Villa & Yonah Acosta

English National Ballet | The Nutcracker Back in October I published The Nutcracker casting for English National Ballet’s new production.  Ballet News favourites Venus Villa and Yonah Acosta take centre stage in December : Casting in order of Clara, Nephew/Prince, and the Nutcracker * Monday 26 December 2:30pm (F) Venus Villa, Yonah Acosta and Laurent Liotardo F […]

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Ballet News | Mouse King Media releases The Nutcracker Musical Storybook App

Ballet News | Mouse King Media releases The Nutcracker Musical Storybook App It’s pretty rare for me to recommend an App based on anything to do with ballet, but The Nutcracker Musical Storybook App is so adorable and well crafted that I just have to! What’s so great about it ? It’s beautifully made for starters. London-based fine artist […]

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