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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:16 AM

An item on the cocaine scandal at the Royal Danish Ballet.

Despite large sections of the document remaining censored, one accessible paragraph does refer to drug use. “[There have been] escalating drug abuse problems among dancers over the past two years, among these escalating problems with cocaine abuse. It is important to emphasise here that people not employed by the ballet, but with various connections to the ballet, have also reported rising concerns about the escalating drug abuse problems,” the report states.



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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:21 AM

Carlos Acosta is honored in Cuba tonight.

The 2011 “National Dance Award,” the highest honor conferred by the “National Council of the Performing Arts,” will be presented to Carlos Acosta, the most outstanding figure of classical ballet today.

On previous occasions this artist was honored with illustrious rewards, among those that stand out being the Prix de Lausanne gold medal and the Laurence Olivier Award for his choreography of Tocororo: A Cuban Tale, considered the best show presented on the London stage in 2006.



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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:26 AM

A review of Jerusalem Ballet by Ruth Eshel in Haaretz.

The change also affected its language of movement, which is no longer the neo-classical ballet we have been familiar with for years, and appears to be focused on searching for structural solutions to "what it is possible to do tiptoes" beyond the standard ballet lexicon. This time there was a more dynamic encounter between contemporary dance that sweeps up and engulfs positions as part of the overall flow, while placing technical obstacles before the dancers involving unexpected combinations of movements that refresh the language.



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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:30 AM

Students from the Orlando Ballet School get their tickets punched for the Miami International Festival Gala.

Congratulations to Orlando Ballet School students Blake Kessler, Briana Berrios and Austen Acevedo, who will be performing in the Miami International Festival Gala on Sept. 9. They will perform Robert Hill’s “Carmen Pas de Trois,” “Giselle Peasant Pas de Deux,” and individual solos.

Blake and Briana also recently placed at the World Ballet Competition. Blake received the silver medal in the Preparatory Category, and Briana placed sixth in the Preparatory Category.



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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:56 AM

Ballet Philippines presents 'Inamorata.'

Inamorata highlights this season’s celebration of the centennial of International Women’s Day by presenting the many facets of woman. She can be a grand dame, who, even in her last breath, is still magnificent and a sight to behold, as shown in the immortal classic The Dying Swan. It is choreographed by Mikhail Fokine for legendary ballerina Anna Pavlova and set to the poignant music of Camille Saint-Saens’ Le Cygne. The piece will be in sharp contrast to the comedic love pas de deux from Harlequinade, to show the woman’s wit and whimsy.



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Posted 30 August 2011 - 10:43 AM

Acostaaccepts his award.

He announced that in December he will do a tour of another five Cuban provinces, where he will present the show "Cycles", a program he was unable to do before due to working reasons.

At the peak of his career, the Cuban dancer, 38, said he is pleased to give his art to the people who never saw him before, as he did on his previous tour of five Cuban provinces with the same project.




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