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Dance & Ballet News

STARS: A New Series by Laura & Luke Jennings

by Emilia & Linda on May 26, 2013

Via Press Release: STARS is the first title in a new series from Puffin Books in the tradition of Ballet Shoes. It follows Jess, Ash, Foxy and Spike, four friends with very different talents who are boarders at the Arcadia School of Performing arts. They share dreams of stardom, but standards are high at Arcadia, [...]

#RBLive: The Royal Ballet Behind the Scenes

by Emilia & Linda on March 15, 2012

Via Press Release On 23 March, the Royal Opera House will offer an unprecedented glimpse behind the scenes at The Royal Ballet. A full working day will be streamed live on The Royal Opera House YouTube channel as well as the Guardian website. Live rehearsals and interviews will be interspersed with backstage films to offer [...]

The Place Celebrates Bob Lockyer’s 70th Birthday

by Emilia & Linda on March 6, 2012

Via Press Release: Richard Alston, Mark Baldwin, Siobhan Davies, Wayne McGregor and Monica Mason celebrate Bob Lockyer’s 70th birthday The Place’s Robin Howard Dance Theatre is holding a special night of dance on 13 April to celebrate Bob Lockyer, one of the major players in the development and establishment of dance in the UK, on the occasion [...]

New DVD featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov & Ana Laguna

by Emilia & Linda on February 21, 2012

Via Press Release: Kultur is proud to announce the DVD release of Place starring Mikhail Baryshnikov. The work proposes a modern but dynamic balance of two different worlds: keeping ballet’s inherent form while working with mixed media, four artists combine forces in a new type of dance for camera. Place was created and staged by choreographer Mats Ek, [...]

Sergei Polunin resigns from The Royal Ballet

by Emilia & Linda on January 24, 2012

Via Press Release, a statement from The Royal Ballet: Dame Monica Mason announced this afternoon that Principal Sergei Polunin has resigned from The Royal Ballet with immediate effect. Born in the Ukraine, Sergei joined The Royal Ballet in 2007 from The Royal Ballet School. He rose rapidly through the ranks and was promoted to Principal at [...]

Water Dancers

by Emilia & Linda on January 16, 2012

We’ve often said that surfers are to waves what dancers are to music (or was it the other way round?), so we were extremely interested to read, on sports & lifestyle webzine Lupita, about surf brand Quiksilver’s new project, The Water Dancer. The Water Dancer is a series of short films where Quiksilver ambassador and world champion Stephanie [...]