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The 13th International Ballet Festival DANCE OPEN – 23-28 April 2014, St. Petersburg

The Festival is held from April 23 to April 28, 2014 on stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater, St. Petersburg. The main focus of the 13th International Ballet Festival DANCE OPEN, which performances will be held on stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater, is on original contemporary choreography.

Steven McRae as Romeo.© Andrej Uspenski, courtesy the Royal Opera House.

The Royal Ballet – NEW BOOK – Steven McRae Dancer in the Fast Lane

Steven McRae: Dancer in the Fast Lane is a revealing insight into the world of Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae. Photographed over the last 12 months by Andrej Uspenski…

The ballet loving Castellano triplets.© Sky Arts/Sylvie Collier.

To Dance Like A Man – Sky documentary

This is a charming documentary film about eleven year old identical triplets who love to dance. Angel, César and Marcos Castellano live in Havana, and attend the National Ballet School of Cuba…

Yasmine Naghdi at the launch of The Royal Ballet Pointe Shoes Competition.© Dave Morgan, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Tower of Royal Ballet Pointe Shoes to Launch New Competition

Competition entrants will be invited to guess how many shoes are contained within the tower to enter the chance to win a pair of tickets to a Royal Ballet in Rehearsal Insight Event…

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Mariinsky Ballet – London season including Casting

Casting Released for Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Apollo, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Firebird, Marguerite and Armand, DSCH, Cinderella (and remember all casting can change…)

Ethan Stiefel in the studio.© Bill Cooper. (Click image for larger version)

Ethan Stiefel is standing down as Royal New Zealand Ballet Artistic Director after just 3 years

A shame – not long for either him or the company to know one another. Three years is not the normal tenure for being artistic director of a company – 5 would be…

Daria Klimentova in Christopher Hampson's TBA.© Pavel Hejny and taken from Bruce Marriott's review of the 2010 Daria Klimentova Gala in Prague for Balletco. (Click image for larger version)

Daria Klimentova to retire

Daria Klimentová farewell performances in Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall – with Vadim Muntagirov

Vadim Muntagirov in Suite en Blanc. © Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Vadim Muntagirov to Join The Royal Ballet as a Principal Dancer

Vadim Muntagirov will join The Royal Ballet as a Principal Dancer on 24 February….

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2013 National Dance Awards – Winners Announced

The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2013 took place today in London at The Place’s Robin Howard Dance Theatre.

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Steven McRae – Young Australian Achiever Of The Year 2014

Steven McRae awarded Young Australian Achiever of the Year in the UK. Principal Dancer of the Royal Ballet wants to inspire other children to chase their dreams…

Gala for Ghana flyer with Lauren Cuthbertson and Edward Watson of The Royal Ballet.© Rick Guest. (Click image for larger version)

Gala for Ghana – Royal Ballet Dancers Charity Gala – 2 Feb 2014

Members of The Royal Ballet, including Principals Edward Watson, Lauren Cuthbertson, Sarah Lamb and Rupert Pennefather, will be performing at a unique gala evening on Sunday 2 Feb in aid of Ghanaian charity Ashanti Development.

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Be a Dance Angel this Christmas – DanceUK and National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science need your support

Give in the next 3 days – 5, 6, 7 December and your gift can be doubled by the thebiggive.org.uk

DanceUK's Erin Sanchez receiving the cheque from Mark Rasmussen of Harlequin Floors.© DanceUK. (Click image for larger version)

National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science – Birmingham Clinic Opens and Vitamin D deficiency in dancers found

…Harlequin Floors have made a donation of £10,000 to open a second clinic: in Birmingham…

Rambert’s new purpose-built home on the South Bank.© Rambert. (Click image for larger version)

Rambert Moves – Rambert’s New Home for Dance on London’s South Bank

Nothing says more about Rambert’s need for new premises than a sign taken down from one of the old studios: “Jumping is not allowed in this studio due to structural weakness”

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Rambert Throws Open its Doors for Open House Events at New Southbank Home

This autumn Rambert moves to a new purpose-built home on the South Bank – completing the artistic circle at London’s cultural hub by joining music, film, theatre and the visual arts. To celebrate the Company will be hosting a series of events showcasing all that Rambert does best…

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LORD OF THE FLIES – A new show from New Adventures and Re:Bourne

New Adventures and Re:Bourne are delighted to announce a national tour of a thrilling new production of LORD OF THE FLIES, choreographed by Olivier nominated Scott Ambler, adapted and directed by Matthew Bourne and Scott Ambler…

The Genée 2013 medallists together with Darcey Bussell, Kevin O'Hare and Christopher Hampson.© Andrew Ross. (Click image for larger version)

Genée International Ballet Competition 2013 – Glasgow

The Genée International Ballet Competition 2013 was held in Glasgow this year – Jann Parry reports on the finals for us…

Matthew Golding with DNB in Hans van Manen's Grosse Fuge.© Dave Morgan/DanceTabs edit. (Click image for larger version)

Matthew Golding to Join The Royal Ballet

Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, announced today that Matthew Golding is to join the Company as a Principal in February 2014. His first performance will be on 27 March dancing alongside Natalia Osipova in The Sleeping Beauty.

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English National Ballet Needs You To Get Piratey – Le Corsaire & International Pirate Day

English National Ballet is encouraging people in the UK to join in with International Pirate Day*, the annual event held on September 19… and herald the arrival of the pirate ballet Le Corsaire.

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YBSS Star-Studded Summer Gala – 29 September 2013, Sadler’s Wells

STOP PRESS – SERGEI POLUNIN is performing… Yorkshire Ballet Summer School is set to celebrate its 40th anniversary this year with a star-studded, glamorous gala evening at Sadler’s Wells on Sunday September 29th.

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