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For The First Time, A Dancer In A Wheelchair Will Perform With London’s Royal Ballet

Joe Powell-Main studied at the Royal Ballet’s school for four years, until his accident at age 15. Now 23 and a member of Ballet Cymru in Wales, he’ll be in a piece created on the Royal Ballet for the homecoming of the UK Paralympics team. – London Evening Standard
Tags: Art, UK, London, Wales, Dance, Royal Ballet, Joe Powell Main

Making Dance More Visible At The Venice Biennale – And Always

Royal Ballet choreographer Wayne McGregor is out to change how we all see, and feel, dance, especially after living through the pandemic. – The Observer (UK) The Guardian
Tags: Art, UK, Dance, Royal Ballet, Venice Biennale, Wayne McGregor, 07.10.21

Wayne McGregor: ‘Dancers are believing their voices can be heard, and I love that’

Royal Ballet choreographer Wayne McGregor had no access to elite ballet schools growing up. But he did have John Travolta and disco to spark a lifelong obsession. Now he wants to make dancers of us allLong before Wayne McGregor became a star choreographer famed for cerebral experimentation and edgy imagination, he was a disco fiend. His earliest inspiration was John Travolta. Not cool, Pulp Fiction-era Travolta, but the glinty-eyed, gyrating disco bunny from Saturday Night Fever and Grease. “Wha...
Tags: Dance, Culture, Royal Ballet, Stage, Ballet, Margaret Atwood, Ian Mckellen, Stockport, John Travolta, Dante, McGregor, Travolta, Wayne McGregor, Nick Knight, Marjorie Barlow, Thom Yorke Olafur Eliasson

Inside The Workshop Where Some Of The World’s Best Pointe Shoes Are Made

A visit to Freed of London, where 24 skilled craftspeople make ballet shoes, many custom-fitted for dancers at the likes of Britain’s Royal Ballet and ABT, where they go through about 3,600 pairs a year. – Business Insider
Tags: Art, London, Dance, Britain, Royal Ballet, 06.27.21

Freed of London sells pointe shoes to the world's most famous ballet companies. Thousands of pairs are handmade each year by only 24 artisans - here's what their jobs are like.

A shoemaker at Freed. Freed of London. Pointe-shoe maker Freed of London employs 24 full-time artisans, who make about 30 pairs a day. They create stock and custom shoes for dancers at top companies, like ABT and the Royal Ballet. Many of the makers stay at Freed for their entire careers - sometimes upwards of 30 or 40 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Like a painter's brush, a ballerina's pointe shoe is her most important piece of equipment.Pointe shoes exten...
Tags: London, New York City, Trends, Italy, Royal Ballet, Pollack, Bell, Simpson, New York City Ballet, George Balanchine, Abt, American Ballet Theater, Pointe, Freed of London, Freed Freed of London Pointe, Frederick Freed

Darcey Bussell: ‘If I hadn’t had dance, gosh, I don’t know where I’d be’

Ballet empowered Bussell who is determined to protect the industry and show how dance is ‘the perfect wellbeing pill’Darcey Bussell has never minded taking risks. That was true as a fearless dancer leaping into principal roles at the Royal Ballet at the age of 20; and it’s just as true now when it comes to saving the art form she’s passionate about.The dance industry has been seriously hit by the pandemic shutdown, even now theatres are tentatively reopening. While larger companies have better w...
Tags: Dance, Culture, Royal Ballet, Stage, Ballet, Darcey Bussell, Bussell

Liam Scarlett’s Death Did Not Happen The Way Everyone Presumed It Did

The British choreographer, aged 35, died in April, one day after the Royal Danish Ballet announced it was cancelling its staging of his Frankenstein over #MeToo allegations against him; similar accusations led to his firing from London’s Royal Ballet in 2020. The widespread assumption was that Scarlett committed suicide after the release of the news from Copenhagen; in fact, he had been admitted to a hospital, unconscious, four days earlier. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, London, People, Dance, Royal Ballet, Copenhagen, Frankenstein, Scarlett, Royal Danish Ballet, Liam Scarlett, 05.28.21

Liam Scarlett: Inquest opens into former Royal Ballet choreographer's death

Liam Scarlett died after being admitted to Ipswich Hospital having suffered a cardiac arrest.
Tags: News, Royal Ballet, Liam Scarlett, Ipswich Hospital

Royal Opera House Pulls Back the Curtain Unveiling a Dynamic, Diverse Sky Arts Campaign with Altair

Covent Garden’s world-famous Royal Opera House (ROH) has unveiled a bold and diverse TV campaign in partnership with Sky Media. The adverts mark ROH’s first TV campaign in three years, and will promote the institution’s upcoming Spring/Summer programme, as it reopened its doors on May 17th. Altair Media handled media planning and buying for the campaign, marking the agency’s first formal foray into the TV advertising market. Led by Sky Media, the campaign’s creative was developed by Sky’s Co...
Tags: Featured, Advertising, Art and design, Royal Ballet, Sky, Royal Opera House, Stuart Hall, Covent Garden, Sky Arts, AltAir, BBC Radio, Sky Media, Phil Bowman, Roh, Royal Opera, Gloria J

Liam Scarlett: Former Royal Ballet choreographer dies at 35

The internationally-known former Royal Ballet dancer had faced allegations of sexual misconduct.
Tags: News, Royal Ballet, Liam Scarlett

Former Royal Ballet choreographer Liam Scarlett dies aged 35

Tributes paid to dancer who left Royal Ballet a year ago amid allegations of sexual misconductLiam Scarlett, the internationally renowned choreographer, has died at the age of 35, a year after leaving the Royal Ballet amid allegations of inappropriate behaviour.The cause of death has not been disclosed. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Dance, Culture, Royal Ballet, Liam Scarlett

‘The Dark Crystal’ is Coming Back – as a Ballet

While the pain of the The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance‘s cancelation still hasn’t faded (we deserve season 2, Netflix!) Jim Henson‘s creation will live on in some way or another. This time as…a ballet? That’s right, a ballet take on The Dark Crystal is in the works, and is coming to London’s Royal Opera House for its 2021-2022 season. Prepare yourself for some dancing puppets. For its 2021-2022 season, the Royal Opera House in London is hosting an all-new, original ballet titled The Dark ...
Tags: London, Movies, Fantasy, Netflix, Royal Ballet, Stage, Brian, Royal Opera House, Wayne McGregor, Lucy Carter, Jim Henson, Henson, Wendy Froud, The-Dark-Crystal, Uzma Hameed, Wayne McGregor Based

Patter of tiny feet: dancers on leaping into motherhood

Juggling babies and a job is always difficult – what are the particular pressures for performers and how is the industry taking steps to improve?Followers of Royal Ballet principal Lauren Cuthbertson cheer ardently for her Juliet, Manon and Sugar Plum Fairy, but are in raptures about her latest role, as mum to baby Peggy, born in December and already the toast of Instagram. Cuthbertson is one of a flurry of dancers at the Royal who are about to give or have recently given birth, in a serendipito...
Tags: Family, Theatre, Life and style, Work & careers, Dance, Culture, Work-life balance, Royal Ballet, Stage, Ballet, Parents and parenting, Peggy, Hofesh Shechter, Lauren Cuthbertson, Kate Prince, Juliet Manon

Dance: Sarah Crompton's five best dance of 2020

Our critic chooses her highlights, recalling inventive lockdown venues and the emotional return of the Royal BalletFilm: Mark Kermode’s 10 best of 2020The Observer critics’ review of 2020 in full1. RevisorSadler’s Wells, London, March; broadcast on BBC Four in May; available on iPlayerAn astonishing assertion from Crystal Pite and her Kidd Pivot company of the interpretative power of dance; a sinuous version of Gogol that combined lip-syncing to a text and visceral movement that articulated ever...
Tags: London, Dance, Culture, Royal Ballet, Stage, Ballet, Bbc Four, Sarah Crompton, Wells London, Gogol, Mark Kermode, Russell Maliphant, Crystal Pite, Dana Fouras

The Royal Opera House sponsors Scala Radio shows

Scala Radio is partnering with the Royal Opera House and the Royal Ballet this Christmas to promote their virtual Christmas programme. The Royal Opera House will sponsor Penny Smith’s show, every Sunday from 1-3pm, and Sunday Night Scala with Darren Reddick, airing from 8-10pm. Every week the shows will include a Royal Opera House feature, playing tracks and bespoke content. Whereas Penny will focus on opera, Darren will discuss ballet, promoting new performances and shows such as The Royal ...
Tags: Sales & Marketing, Radio, Royal Ballet, Magic, Royal Opera House, Penny, Darren, Bauer, Scala, Station News, Penny Smith, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Scala Radio, Darren Reddick, Magic Radio Magic, Mellow Magic Ric Blaxill Scala Radio Music

In Their Country’s Second Lockdown, London’s Royal Ballet Dancers Are Still Performing

The director of the Royal Ballet, discussing the live-streamed performances: “It’s so important for them to do what they’re trained to do, to be in the studios together, to be rehearsing, and to be performing. It’s their job; it’s their life.” – CNN
Tags: Art, Dance, Royal Ballet, 11.19.20, Second Lockdown London

An Intimate Look at Audrey Hepburn's Life in Trailer for 'Audrey' Doc

"Out of nowhere, this star was born…" Good Deed Ent. has released a trailer for Audrey, described as "the definitive feature documentary on Audrey Hepburn: Hollywood star, fashion icon and humanitarian." But she is more than what most people know. A hybrid of rare archive and intimate interviews including her son, Sean Hepburn Ferrer, Givenchy's former Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller, and Tiffany's Design Director emeritus John Loring, this film brings a truly extraordinary woman to li...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Trailer, Royal Ballet, Documentaries, Audrey Hepburn, Tiffany, Audrey, Clare Waight Keller, Alessandra Ferri, To Watch, John Loring, Keira Moore, Audrey Doc, Sean Hepburn Ferrer Givenchy, Francesca Hayward Cats

‘Audrey’ Trailer: A Documentary That Hopes To Show the Real Audrey Hepburn

The new documentary Audrey wants to go beyond the famous image of Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn and show the real person underneath. To do so, a hybrid of rare footage and interviews mixes with scenes of three different dancers playing Hepburn at different points in her life. It’s an unconventional twist that might elevate Audrey above the standard talking-head documentary that has become so prevalent. Watch the Audrey trailer below. Audrey Trailer  In Audrey, “one of fashion and Hollyw...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Documentary, Royal Ballet, Movie Trailers, Audrey Hepburn, Unicef, Givenchy, Tiffany, Wayne McGregor, Hepburn, Audrey, Clare Waight Keller, Alessandra Ferri, Hubert de Givenchy, Francesca Hayward

The Royal Ballet Leaps Back On Stage

“No one was ready, no one could even think that it would be possible that one day they would have to readjust ballet so that it would be social distancing in between,” say some Royal Ballet dancers. And yet, with various bubbles between dancers and “work spouses in the bubbles,” the ballet is going on at the Royal Opera House. – BBC
Tags: Art, Dance, Royal Ballet, 10.09.20

Royal Ballet back on stage with social distancing

The performances will be different to before - with social distancing on stage and off.
Tags: UK, News, Royal Ballet

London’s Royal Opera House To Sell Hockney Painting To Stay Solvent

The painting, which was commissioned for the Covent Garden building in the 1970s, is to go up for auction later this month in an unprecedented attempt to protect the venue’s future as a home for the Royal Ballet and for international opera. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, London, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 10.04.20

Brand Moves for Wednesday September 23

In early March we began reporting daily on how brands were dealing with Covid-19. But it’s become clear that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption, so we decided to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal is to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves as they happen. India’s most valuable company is in talks with domestic assemblers to make a ver...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, London, Supreme Court, Mac, California, China, India, Advertising, US, Samsung, Budweiser, Aclu, Royal Ballet, Mars

Meet Maddy Penney, the Mesa teen taking on 'World of Dance' to 'fight for ballet'

NBC's World of Dance Season 4 features Maddy Penney, a Mesa ballerina who's got Jennifer Lopez on her side and a future at the Royal Ballet in London.          [Author: Arizona Republic]
Tags: London, Nbc, Religion, Royal Ballet, Jennifer Lopez, Arizona Republic, Mesa, Maddy Penney

Global Bulletin: Britbox Brings Royal Shakespeare, Opera, Ballet into U.K. Homes

With live performance venues subject to heavy admissions restrictions, U.K. fans of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Opera, and Royal Ballet will soon be able to get their performance art fix thanks to a deal struck with BBC and ITV’s streaming platform Britbox, which will allow subscribers to tune in to their favorite productions starting […]
Tags: News, Global, Bbc, Itv, Royal Ballet, Fremantle, U K Homes, BritBox, Blue Ant, Armoza Formats, NENT Studios U.K, Britbox Brings Royal Shakespeare Opera Ballet, Royal Shakespeare Company Royal Opera

Live from Covent Garden review, Royal Opera House: a jolly mix of popular arias and pas de deux

This was a bit more like it. After a weirdly arcane first concert and a second one austerely devoted to the sublime heights of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, the Royal Opera House knuckled down to the equally noble and needful business of cheering us all up. Streamed live from an audience-less Covent Garden, here was a jolly programme of operatic plums, sung by charming members of the opera’s resident young artists scheme, interspersed with two exquisitely beautiful pas de deux, danced by off-s...
Tags: News, Entertainment, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Verdi, Bach, Mahler, Gershwin, La Traviata, Handel, Bess, Manu, Rossini, Brindisi, Algeri

Teen stuck at home instead of starting at Royal Ballet

James Large was the only male British dancer to be offered a contract at the Royal Ballet this year.
Tags: UK, News, Royal Ballet, James Large

London’s Royal Opera And Royal Ballet Return To Live Performance

It’ll be to an empty house, though; social distancing isn’t over yet. The Live from Covent Garden series, streamed over the Royal Opera House’s YouTube and Facebook pages, begins on June 13 with a program including a brand-new dance by Royal Ballet resident choreographer Wayne McGregor and music by Handel, Britten, Butterworth and Turnage sung by Royal Opera soloists Louise Alder, Toby Spence, and Gerald Finley. – London Evening Standard
Tags: Art, Facebook, Music, London, Dance, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Wayne McGregor, Turnage, Royal Opera, Gerald Finley, 06.03.20, Handel Britten Butterworth, Louise Alder Toby Spence

Dance Companies Take Baby Steps Back to Rehearsal

Ballet and contemporary performers across Europe are returning to work in a different world, with masks, liability waivers and no touching.
Tags: Europe, News, France, Germany, Dancing, Netherlands, Royal Ballet, Iceland, Staatsballett Berlin, Vienna (Austria, Berlin (Germany, Coronavirus Reopenings, Ballet du Rhin (Dance Co, Iceland Dance Company (Dance Co, Liquid Loft (Dance Co

Royal Ballet dancers keep moving under lockdown

Royal Ballet dancers Vadim Muntagirov, Anna Rose O'Sullivan and Melissa Hamilton show how they're training at home under lockdown.
Tags: Cnn, Royal Ballet, Melissa Hamilton, Vadim Muntagirov Anna Rose O Sullivan

The Royal Ballet Cuts Ties With Liam Scarlett Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

According to The Guardian, The Royal Ballet has cut ties with choreographer Liam Scarlett, who has been accused of sexual misconduct with students. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Royal Ballet, Liam Scarlett, BWW News Desk