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What’s on in the ballet world

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Ballet Companies, News | 0 comments

Hello ballet lovers! If you’re interested in starting to learn ballet, why not go and get inspired by watching the pro’s do it. This year for Christmas the Queensland Ballet are performing the beloved ‘Nut Cracker’ at QPAC in south bank. Even if you’ve seen the Queensland Ballet perform before, you won’t be any less blown away by the talent and exquisite art form before your eyes. With beautiful costumes, stage sets and of course the incredible dancers let’s see if you can even spot out some of the techniques you are learning right now! But hurry Ballerina’s as theres only a few tickets left! – Buy your tickets here! But even if you can’t make it to see the show, luckily  you won’t completely miss out. The courier mail have organised a special screening at the Piazza  on the 21st of December. The Piazza will come alive with sparkling dance, stunning sets and costumes, bringing the enchanted production and its host of fanciful characters to life. There’s entertainment beforehand from 5pm with the screening at 6pm! The Courier-Mail Piazza, The Parklands, South Bank, 4101, Queensland, Australia Here’s a little inspiration, a behind the scenes video for the Queensland Ballet Nutcracker: And don’t forget […]

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Guangzhou Ballet Troupe: East and West get in step

Posted by on Oct 23, 2011 in Ballet Companies, News | 0 comments

The Guangzhou Ballet Troupe, one of China’s largest ballet companies, went to the West Coast for a performance on Friday, October 21st, at the Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver. Image Via – Guangzhou Ballet Troupe is   The Guangzhou Ballet Troupe was started in 1994 by Zhang Dandan, a former dancer with the National Ballet of China. In the company’s inaugural performance in Vancouver, the troupe will be performing a selection of excerpts from their extensive repertoire of western ballets such as Le Corsaire, Swan Lake and Don Quixote and Chinese contemporary and classical ballets such as That Day, This Moment and Butterfly Lovers. via Guangzhou Ballet Troupe: East and West get in step. Guangzhou Ballet Troupe: East and West get in step: The leading Chinese ballet company makes its Vancouver debut… http://t.co/Ala6VQ1a Via Twitter  

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The Manassas Ballet Theatre company kicks off its season with classic ‘Sleepy Hollow’ tale

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011 in Ballet Companies, News | 1 comment

The Manassas Ballet Theatre company will perform “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Saturday October 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday October 23 at 3 p.m. Image Via – manassas ballet   The production opens the company’s 2011-12 season, which also includes “The Nutcracker,” “Peter and the Wolf” and “Swan Lake.” All productions are held at the Hylton center and accom­panied by the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra. The ballet is an interpretation of the classic short story by Wash­ington Irving, in which Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones battle for the hand of Katrina Van Tassel, and an encounter with the mys­terious Headless Horseman one autumn evening tips the scales in one suitor’s favor. via Ballet company kicks off its season with classic ‘Sleepy Hollow’ tale | InsideNova. #Ballet company kicks off its season with classic Sleepy Hollow tale http://t.co/5wgQwBFp (via @http://www.insidenova.com) #Manassas Via Twitter   order cialis online

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Alexander Grant, Dancer With Royal Ballet, Dies at 86 – NYTimes.com

Posted by on Oct 4, 2011 in News | 1 comment

Alexander Grant of the Royal Ballet, who is famous for many influential roles, died on September 30 at the age of 86. Image Via – Alexander Grant   Alexander Grant, whose portrayal of childlike suitors, muddled husbands, English eccentrics, pirate chiefs and Shakespearean rustics made him one of British ballet’s most beloved stars, died on Friday in London. He was 86. His death was confirmed by Jean-Pierre Gasquet, his longtime companion. Mr. Grant had been ill for eight months after a hip operation left him hospitalized with infections and pneumonia. via Alexander Grant, Dancer With Royal Ballet, Dies at 86 – NYTimes.com. Alexander Grant, artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada 1976-1983, died on Friday, Sept 30. He will be missed http://ow.ly/6LPy6 Via Twitter  

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Cleopatra is queen of ballet

Posted by on Oct 2, 2011 in News | 0 comments

Artistic director David Nixon OBE and composer Claude-Michel Schönberg worked together to come up with “Cleopatra,” a production that explores the life of one of the most powerful women in the world during her time. The captivating story debuted at the Theatre Royal Nottingham from 27th September to 1st October. Image Via – Cleopatra is queen of ballet   Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra – billed the must-see ballet of 2011 – is back on tour following a critically acclaimed debut in spring this year. The remarkable story of one of the world’s best-known icons will be visiting the Theatre Royal Nottingham from 27th September to 1st October. This new production is choreographed by artistic director David Nixon OBE to a score composed by celebrated composer Claude-Michel Schönberg, best known across the world for Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. Cleopatra explores the life of arguably the most powerful woman in the world in her time, and her passionate love affairs with Marc Antony and Julius Caesar. via Cleopatra is queen of ballet – News – Retford Trader Guardian. Went to see @northernballet Cleopatra in Notts tonight and it was, how can I say,I am speechless: Best ballet since R&J at the ROH […]

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