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Northern Ballet to reach new audiences through extended tour

Northern Ballet is delighted to announce it will introduce a new strand of touring from 2015, widening the Company’s already extensive reach to an impressive 500,000 people from 2015 – 2018.

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English National Ballet 2014/2015 Season

Full Details of the 2014 / 15 Season…

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World Ballet Day – Global First: Five World-Class Ballet Companies, One Day of Live Streaming on Wednesday 1 October

Starting at the beginning of the dancers’ day, each of the five ballet companies – Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet – will take the lead for a four hour period streaming live from their headquarters…

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English National Ballet Announces Promotions and New Joiners

Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, has announced promotions within the Company as well as details of new joiners:

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Now Closed… Win A Pair Of Tickets To Latitude Festival 2014!

The competition is now closed. The winning entry has been declared and the winner contacted and put in touch with Latitude Festival. Thanks to all who entered and better luck next time if you did not win! (A free to enter competition to win a free pair of adult tickets for the Latitude Festival…)

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Birmingham Royal Ballet – End of season promotions, leavers and joiners

BRB Promotions, Joiners and Leavers…

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Jane Simpson Retiring from Writing after 18 years at Balletco and DanceTabs

It’s with a heavy heart that I have just run Jane Simpson’s last review for DanceTabs.

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The Cottier Dance Project – Glasgow, 22-27 June

Glasgow’s West End Festival gets a dance component this year – curator Freya Jeffs tells all on the plans…

Alison McWhinney and Junor Souza in the pas de deux from Esmeralda.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

English National Ballet – Emerging Dancer Competition – 2014 Winners Announced

“Super – absolutely spot on” I thought when Tamara Rojo announced Alison McWhinney and Junor Souza as joint winners of the company’s Emerging Dancer Competition.

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English National Ballet, Random Dance and National Youth Dance Company Top Latitude 2014 Dance Bill

Latitude, the summer festival for people who don’t like rolling around in the mud, is back in sunny Southwold for a ninth year…

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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.

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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…

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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…)

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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…

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