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Russian-Italian connections in ballet history

When Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov choreographed their version of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, which had its original production in Moscow, the principal ballerina was an Italian named Pierina Legnani, whose spectacular fouettes were incorporated into the now famous Black Swan pas de deux. When the Bolshoi Ballet Academy needed a ballet master in 1861, the

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American named a Prix de Lausanne winner

Lauren Hunter, a 15-year-old from California, was named one of the eight prizewinners of the 2017 Prix de Lausanne International Ballet Competition over the weekend. Along with seven other competitors, she was awarded a scholarship that will allow her to choose among the 68 prestigious partner schools and companies of the competition.


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Matthew Bourne receives elite QEII Award

On Friday, June 24, Darcey Bussell CBE, in her capacity as President of the Royal Academy of Dance, escorted Sir Matthew Bourne to Buckingham Palace for an Audience with Her Majesty The Queen. As Patron of the Royal Academy of Dance, The Queen presented the recently-knighted Sir Matthew Bourne with the Academy’s Queen Elizabeth II Coronation (QEII)

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Bayerisches Staatsballett performs live online

Leading ballet company Bayerisches Staatsballett in Munich, Germany will broadcast its performance of Le Corsaire worldwide live on Sunday, June 12 starting at 3pm (C.E.T./ Berlin.) This is the company’s only live broadcasting in the current 2015-16 season.

Featuring company principals in major roles, Le Corsaire is, at its core, a pirates

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The Australian Ballet confirms London tour

The Australian Ballet has confirmed its next international tour will be to London, from July 13-23. Marking the company’s 25th tour abroad, it will present two of its signature works – a return season of Graeme Murphy’s highly acclaimed Swan Lake and Alexei Ratmasnky’s Cinderella.

Casting for both programs includes:

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Russell Maliphant hosts workshop in London

Contemporary choreographer Russell Maliphant will lead a full-day dance workshop at Danceworks Studios in London on Saturday, October 31 from 10 am to 4 pm. Recognised as one of the great choreographers of our time, Maliphant’s work is characterised by a unique approach to the relationship between movement, light and music. He runs his own company and

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