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Backstage Reporter : Chelsy Meiss for Ballet News

Backstage Reporter – Chelsy Meiss goes backstage in rehearsals for Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for Ballet News Corps de ballet dancer Chelsy Meiss continues her backstage diary The sets, props and costumes from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland are so intricate and elaborate it is somewhat mindboggling. Other than The Nutcracker, this is the […]

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Backstage Reporter in rehearsals at The National Ballet of Canada

Backstage Reporter – Chelsy Meiss goes backstage in rehearsals for Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for Ballet News National Ballet of Canada Corps de ballet dancer Chelsy Meiss sends her second behind-the-scenes report on rehearsals for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Everyone knows that behind any great ballet is a great score. The music is […]

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Backstage Reporter – Chelsy Meiss for Ballet News

Backstage Reporter – Chelsy Meiss goes backstage in rehearsals for Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for Ballet News When I interviewed corps de ballet dancer Chelsy Meiss about her career with The National Ballet of Canada, one of the up-coming events that she was very much looking forward to was the new production of Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s […]

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English National Ballet’s Daria Klimentová and Vadim Muntagirov in rehearsals for Swan Lake

Recently I published rehearsal photographs by Bex Singleton with Daria Klimentová and Vadim Muntagirov as they prepared for English National Ballet’s performances of Black & White. Here they rehearse Swan Lake, which opens at the London Coliesum on March 22nd and runs until 26th. The casting is as follows : Tuesday 22nd March at 7:30pm Arionel […]

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Black Swan

Black Swan

Elena Glurdjidze wears a Giles Deacon tutu designed for her in Black Swan Photography throughout : Helen Maybanks On the evening of the 19th March, English National Ballet’s Senior Principal Elena Glurdjidze will dance the Black Swan Pas de Deux in a tutu designed for her by Giles Deacon in association with Harpers Bazaar. The […]

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English National Ballet’s Daria Klimentová & Vadim Muntagirov in rehearsal

If you’ve been entranced by Agony & Ecstasy, the three-part documentary series following English National Ballet over the course of 2010, you might be surprised to discover that neither Romeo & Juliet nor The Nutcracker are currently being performed.  Instead they have innovatively scheduled, among others, a hint of Swan Lake (Black Swan pas de deux) and […]

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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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