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Cathy Marston Leaving Bern Ballett

Konzert Theater Bern (previously Stadttheater Bern) announces change in artistic direction of the Dance Department – Bern Ballett. From the August 2013 there will be a new Director of Dance at Konzert Theater Bern, based at the Stadttheater Bern, Switzerland. Cathy Marston, who was appointed Dance Director by the former Theater Intendant, Marc Adam, will continue to direct the Bern Ballett until...

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CNN TV: Tamara Rojo Embarks on a ‘Fusion Journey’

This exciting new CNN series ‘Fusion Journeys’ meets principal dancer at the Royal Ballet London, Tamara Rojo, and follows her on a challenging journey to learn a totally new dancing style in Beijing, China. The highly-acclaimed Spanish ballerina, travels to meet Chinese choreographer, Fei Bo, and together they compose a new dance infused with kung fu and Chinese opera. The 3 part mini-series...

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Sadler’s Wells to live stream Breakin’ Convention – the hip hop dance festival

Sadler’s Wells streams international hip hop dance festival Breakin’ Convention live via The Space On Bank Holiday Monday 7 May, Sadler’s Wells annual international festival of hip hop dance, Breakin’ Convention, will be streamed live to audiences all over the world through The Space, a new on-demand initiative by the Arts Council England in partnership with the BBC that offers audiences a new...

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Olivier Awards 2012 – Dance Nominations

Here are the just released dance related nominations. Good luck to all! OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE THE DESIGN TEAM for their work on the Royal Ballet’s ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND at the Royal Opera House. EDWARD WATSON for his performance in THE METAMORPHOSIS at the Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House SYLVIE GUILLEM for her performance in her production of 6000 MILES AWAY at...

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Royal Ballet and ROH2 Dance – the 2012-13 Season

An important event yesterday – the Royal Opera House annual press conference – with Kevin O’Hare announcing his first season as incoming Royal Ballet Director. He takes over from Monica Mason in the summer. I found myself Tweeting before (on reading the press releases) and during the press conference – on #roh201213. Here is the stream in all its contorted Tweetiness and...

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Royal Ballet – Singers Announced For Wayne Mcgregor / Mark Ronson Collaboration

SINGERS ANNOUNCED FOR WAYNE McGREGOR / MARK RONSON COLLABORATION WITH THE ROYAL BALLET A star-studded line up of singers was announced today to accompany The Royal Ballet onstage in a new work, choreographed by Wayne McGregor with music by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt. The ballet, entitled Carbon Life, will be set to a cycle of nine love songs which will be sung by Boy George, Alison Mosshart of...

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Barbican 2012/13 Season – New Work From Michael Clark Company

2012/13 does not look a great year for dance at the Barbican – judged by today’s press release anyway. It mainly comes down to Michael Clark it seems. Now Clark is not to be sniffed at by anybody and we much look forward to the premiere of course… but hopefully more dance will come in 2013 and the second part of the season. The Michael Clark Company part of the press release...

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Anna Pavlova Gala – London Coliseum – 4 March 2012

Press Release London Coliseum to host tribute to Anna Pavlova Russian Ballet Icons Gala and Dinner 2012 Celebrating a centenary of Anna Pavlova making her home in London, at Ivy House The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2012, a grand gala evening in honour of Anna Pavlova will be held on the 4th March on the stage of the English National Opera in London. Part of the Russian Ballet Icons series, the...

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Wayne Eagling Steping Down as English National Ballet AD

Press statement Monday 20 February 2012 English National Ballet announced today that Artistic Director Wayne Eagling will step down at the end of the season on 11 August 2012 as the Company’s Artistic Director. During a tenure of what will be nearly seven years as Artistic Director at English National Ballet, Wayne has developed and enhanced the Company’s artistic standards and...

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