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Guangzhou Ballet Troupe: East and West get in step

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.

 

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.

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Cleopatra is queen of ballet

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.

 

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 2 yrs ago
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China’s high-energy ballet is on trend – The Washington Post

The National Ballet of China grows and improves its way of presenting classical Western dance as China grows its wealth and global ambitions.

 

On the one hand, there was something charmingly old-fashioned about the program the 60-member company performed Thursday at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. (The series ends Saturday.) The two Chinese works — excerpts from “The Red Detachment of Women” from 1964 and “The Yellow River” from 1999 — featured heroic, social-realist ensemble choreography that brought to mind early works by Martha Graham (in, say, “Panorama” and “Sketches from ‘Chronicle’ ”). Fists punched skyward, emotions were exaggerated and, within a few bars of music, indignation or joy could snowball into a mass demonstration.

On the other hand, this company is unabashedly modern. Its approach to ballet — with crisp execution, six o’clock extensions for men as well as women, and the occasional back flip — is in line with current aesthetics. Whether on the stage or in the gymnastics arena (this evening borrowed from both), audiences respond appreciatively to high energy and unwavering form. This troupe has both in spades. It is on the leading edge of the athletic trend in ballet.

via China’s high-energy ballet is on trend – The Washington Post.

 

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National Ballet of Canada celebrates 60th anniversary with a tour stop in Vancouver

The National Ballet of Canada will perform The Man in Black by James Kudelka, The second detail and Emergence by choreographer Crystal Pite at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Friday & Saturday, September 23 & 24 at 8 pm, and a matinee on Sunday, September 25 at 2 pm.

To celebrate its 60th anniversary and new season the National Ballet of Canada is taking its show on the road and for the first time in four years it will be here in Vancouver.

The Toronto-based company is set to take over the Queen Elizabeth Stage for three performances. Each show consists of four distinct pieces, three of which are making their Vancouver debut.

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Russian Ballet in Abu Dhabi

The Diaghilev festival and Ballet Russes will be performing for the first time in the UAE at the Emirates Palace Auditorium on 22 September, 2011. Russian Ballet stars will present two masterpieces of the legendary impresario Sergei Diaghilev’s repertoire – Chopiniana by Frederic Chopin and Polovets Dances by Alexander Borodin.

 


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Following its huge success worldwide the Diaghilev Festival is set for an exhilarating performance in Abu Dhabi. The ballet troupe has performed at the Paris at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and in London at the London Coliseum, as well as in all of the major cities in Russia, Byelorussia and the Ukraine, and now they are set to perform at the Emirates Palace Auditorium on 22 September, 2011.

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Top American dancers unite for a ballet triumph in New Orleans | NOLA.com

Gregory Schramel and Marjorie Hardwick combined top dancers from Miami, Atlanta and New York into one company with shows in Baton Rouge and the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts.

 

Saturday’s concert, which closed the Fall series for the New Orleans Ballet Theatre, underscored the ambitions of the husband-and-wife creative team who founded the ad hoc troupe in 2003. Hardwick and Schramel could have pleased ballet fanatics simply by staging a series of pas de deux. Instead they presented George Balanchine’s “Who Cares?” (with spectacular live accompaniment from pianist Jesse Reeks), and balanced that effervescent celebration of Gershwin’s music, with a reprise of Schramel’s “Patriotism,” a dark-hued narrative piece about honor and ritual suicide.

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Passion leaps to the fore in romantic ballet | Herald Sun

The Australian Ballet presented Kevin Jackson and Madeleine Eastoe in a classical Romeo & Juliet production with a twist.

Ballet stars Kevin Jackson and Madeleine Eastoe yesterday proved they have perfected the passion of Romeo & Juliet’s tragic young lovers during a preview of the Australian Ballet’s most anticipated show of the year.

They performed the famous balcony scene in Shakespeare’s timeless play ahead of tonight’s world premiere of the Graeme Murphy ballet at the State Theatre.

No words are exchanged in this intense and beautiful dance spectacular, which will be performed by the entire company, incorporating six major set changes and 300 costumes from fashion master Akira Isogawa.

via Passion leaps to the fore in romantic ballet | Herald Sun.

 

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Swan Lake Act 2 – Moscow Classical Ballet

A musical performance by the Moscow Classical Ballet. The performance is of the second act of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, where Prince Siegfried meets Odette. Marina Rzhannikova plays Odette and Nikolay Chevychelov is the Prince.

This video has over 430,000 views. It is most popular in the United States. This video’s top viewer age group is 13-17 year old females. The majority of the views  originated from related videos, and Youtube searches make up a smaller percent of the views. There are 605 ratings, with an average of 5 stars. This rating is likely so high because the audio and video quality are high and the performance was good.

Text comments are made on this video every few days to every few weeks. The comments are generally favorable, with people sharing their knowledge about ballet dancing and commenting on the performance. As an example of a comment left by user AlienAbandoned: “From what I’ve seen of this production on youtube, it looks like the most breathtaking staging of Swan Lake yet. The dancers are all excellent and there’s so much drama throughout. The musical interpretation is excellent.

I wish they’d come to the U.S.” The type of person who may enjoy this video includes anyone with an interest in ballet and also fans of Tchaikovsky’s music. Any age group could fall into these categories. From this video an increased appreciation of music and ballet can be gained by the viewer.

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Photo session experience of Kathryn Morgan

This video is about the behind the scenes at a photo shoot of a ballet artist Kathryn Morgan. This video also includes her testimonial and we can see beautiful dance poses from Kathryn Morgan. The video has got more than 136,900 views so far. It is most popular in U.S.A. The video is most popular with females of age group 13-17, 45-54 and 18-24. The data shows it was popular since November 2007 and the popularity has increased gradually and this video has obtained most of the views by related videos which are more than 21,800 views and YouTube search has its own contribution of more than 2,700 views.  Though it was popular since December 2007 and the popularity increased gradually and it got most the maximum number of views on March 15, 2008.

The number of rating video has is more than 180 and the average rating is 4.80 which is because as it is behind the scene experience of a beautiful ballet artist Kathryn Morgan . Most of the comments are favorable. The post is quite old so the last comment received was one year back and there are no new comments after that. The comment I like most is from xsmileitscaitex which says “omg! i hate her so much she’s like perfect!!!!!!”. Well people who are willing to go for a photo session will watch this video to learn from the experiences of Kathryn Morgan.

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Watch this flawless ballet performance

It is a beautiful and flawless performance by the ballet artist. This is a very short video but covers the performance by the artist beautifully. It is just amazing to watch her performing on the stage. The video has got more than 1,750,100 views so far. It is most popular in U.S.A and Italy.

The video is most popular with females of age group 13-24 and 45-54. The data shows it was popular since November 2007 and the popularity has increased gradually and this video has obtained most of the views by referrals from related videos. It was popular since November 2007 and the popularity increased gradually.

The number of rating video has is more than 2,200 and the average rating is 4.88 which is high because the performance of the ballet dancer was good and flawless. Most of the comments are favorable and the post is still receiving more than 20 comments a month.

The comment I like most is from choresrule which says “wow! just truly amazing!!!! great spotting and outstanding balance!! ”. Well people who love watching ballet performance will watch this video especially girls of age group 7 to 45. This is a good video for those who are in this profession or for ballet students to learn something new.

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