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The Nutcracker

New directions for Scottish Ballet

Christopher Hampson, Scottish Ballet’s new artistic director, has announced his plans for the company. His first full-length work for Scottish Ballet will be supported by a groundbreaking education project, which aims to bring people across Scotland into the new ballet’s creative process. The company has also been granted an exclusive license to dance Matthew Bourne’s […]

Royal Ballet 2011-2012

2011–2012 will be Monica Mason’s final season as director of The Royal Ballet. This is, she explains, “a case of ‘Director’s Choice’ – I’ve included a lot of things that have been particularly special to me, and also one or two that might not appear again for a while.”

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s 2011-2012 season

Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced next season’s performances at Birmingham Hippodrome, the company’s home theatre. It’s an excitingly varied programme, including a world premiere by artistic director David Bintley and a rich selection of Ashton works.

The Nutcracker in Tallinn

As the snow came down in London and much of Europe last December, a group of Thomas Edur and Agnes Oaks’ friends travelled to Tallinn for the opening night of the Estonian National Ballet’s new production of The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker in Shanghai

Shanghai and Nutcracker are not two words that simultaneously spring to mind, but Shanghai Ballet presented it twice before Christmas and twice again in the New Year at the impressive Grand Theatre in the heart of Shanghai.

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