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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, [...]

Dark Fantasy

by Linda on April 6, 2011

In reviewing Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella, Luke Jennings of the Observer said of the recent string of fairy tale ballets in the UK over the last few months: “in tough economic times, you can sell more tickets if you offer family entertainment”. Yet, he added, “there’s nothing wrong with fairy stories, but if they are [...]

OK Computer

by Emilia on November 2, 2009

Concepts such as coding, decoding, generative systems, algorithms, computer programming, neuroscience and cognitive mapping seem more akin to geek lingo than ballet choreography and yet all these notions inform Wayne McGregor’s dance making. Having trained in modern dance, McGregor is the first resident choreographer at the Royal Ballet to come from outside the company. Literally [...]

A Fiery Spirit

by Linda on July 1, 2009

The Royal Ballet’s newest Principal dancer, aussie Steven McRae, charmed the hearts of these Bag Ladies since his first appearances in Covent Garden. At just 23, he has climbed through the ranks and made an impact on every single role he has been cast on. From his debut as one of the side soloists in [...]