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collide

This new season begins with collaboration.  A propitious brew of poet, choreographer, actor, dancer, observer, blended in pursuit of manifesting tragedy.  We’ve come together under a prolific score to leave some unique, yet to be determined impression on history’s most influential love story.   188 more words

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remembering romeo

When I was in the 5th grade I memorized Romeo’s balcony scene monologue.  My brother had just started in the 8th grade at a new private school, and his English class was studying Shakespeare.   272 more words

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two thousand seventeen

It’s become a bit of a New Year’s tradition for me to make just one resolution.  While of course I’d love to learn to knit and drink more water in 2017, each year I like to take the first few days of January to contemplate which area of my life could use a bit more intention.   324 more words

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a few highlights

Before 2017 arrives and Nutcracker becomes utterly irrelevant for 11 months…

a rose gold makeover…because this tutu was always a bit more sugar than plum. 73 more words

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Claire Calvert: This Royal Ballerina will wear 'Blobs' for her Sugar Plum Début

Promoted to First Soloist of the Royal Ballet at the end of the 2015/16 season, Claire Calvert makes her début as the Sugar Plum Fairy this New Year’s Eve on the Royal Opera House stage.   804 more words

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Beatriz Stix-Brunell: Ballerinas are nutty about their pointe shoes

Newly appointed First Soloist of the Royal Ballet Beatriz Stix-Brunell débuts as the Sugar Plum Fairy tomorrow, 27th December.  She speaks of her preparation for the role, from coaching to putting her own stamp on the iconic fairy and spills details on how she prepares her pointe shoes for performances. 1,309 more words

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Nicol Edmonds: Meet The Royal Ballet's New Sugar Plum Prince

Royal Ballet Soloist Nicol Edmonds makes his début as the Prince in The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker this Tuesday 27th December.  Here he discusses the challenges of preparing for the role and what it was like to be coached by Strictly Come Dancing judge and former Royal Ballet Principal Darcey Bussell. 750 more words

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