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Dame Margot Fonteyn’s Ballet Shoes

Next Saturday, a pair of pointe shoes worn by Dame Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991) will be auctioned. The peach silk pointe shoes are signed in red ink verso and are housed in a glazed display case. Provenance The ballet shoes will be auctioned with a letter from Margot Fonteyn on her own private headed paper reading […]

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2 Dates For Your Ballet Diary This Week

Photograph by Cheryl Angear Photography After a desert of ballet, two free online programmes in one week : William Forsythe and CLI Studios – The Barre Project Performance Recorded at: La Mirada Theater, Los Angeles, CaliforniaPhoto Credit: Geovanny SantillanDancer: Tiler Peck 6-16th May (online via Sadlers Wells) Conceived in the midst of the pandemic, choreographer William […]

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Ballet News Delivered | V.2.0

Around this time last year, I wrote to let you know that Ballet News Delivered had been revived. So far, so good. It only took five years to reach this point, and now, a year later, the third-party service that runs the daily emails has announced that the email subscription part of its service will […]

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Prix de Lausanne 2021 | The Finals

78 out of the 82 initially selected candidates have participated in the Video Edition and 20 of them reached the Finals that took place today, via video. At the end of the Finals, the Jury, presided this year by the Director and Choreographer of the Basel Ballet Richard Wherlock, selected 6 Prize Winners. Thanks to their […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker Livestream

Christmas Angels from The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker, photo by Cheryl Angear Photography This Christmas, on December 22nd, you can watch The Royal Ballet’s newly reworked The Nutcracker via livestream, for £16. The production will be available on demand for 30 days (until Jan 21st). Will Tuckett has choreographed a new Covid-secure battle scene. Principal dancers […]

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World Ballet Day 2020 | Livestream Roundup

Brian Maloney &-Meaghan Grace Hinkis c-2019-ROH.-Photograph-by-Gavin-Smart As we celebrate World Ballet Day 2020, albeit slightly differently than normal, here’s what happened. Companies taking part in World Ballet Day 2020 Host Companies: The Royal BalletBolshoi BalletThe Australian Ballet UK Dance CompaniesEnglish National BalletRoyal Academy of DanceBirmingham Royal BalletNorthern BalletScottish Ballet European Dance CompaniesFinnish National BalletThe Royal […]

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A scene from The Nutcracker by The Royal Ballet @ The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. Photograph : Tristram Kenton

The Royal Ballet | Upcoming Performances

A scene from The Nutcracker by The Royal Ballet @ The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. Photograph : Tristram Kenton Following on from the recent announcement, The Royal Ballet adds the following detail to its up-coming performances and broadcasts. The Royal Ballet : Live Two 75 minute programmes (no interval – COVID secure). On […]

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The Royal Ballet | Back On Stage

Tomorrow, most of The Royal Ballet company will be dancing live from their home stage at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, for the first time since lockdown. Obviously it’s been a strange year so far, and rehearsals have been conducted in accordance with COVID-19 secure guidelines, as will the actual show. There will […]

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Athelhampton Royal Ballet Gala | Casting & Rep

Marianela Nunez by Maria Helena Buckley  Royal Ballet Outdoor Gala Booking Two performances on 5th and 6th September at 5.30pm Athelhampton House, Athelhampton, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 7LG, UK Here’s Meaghan Grace Hinkis– producer of this gala – on hopes for an annual event at Athelhampton. Tickets (booking and pricing) PRINCIPAL SEATS £200  FIRST SOLOIST SEATS […]

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