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World Book Day 2016

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It's World Book Day and what better way to celebrate the literary treats we've turned into ballets?

This year alone we're presenting many adaptations of classic titles such as 1984 (George Orwell) the première of Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë), Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë) and Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare).

China 2016 - Beijing

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After performing to sell-out houses in Shanghai it's on to the magnificent 2,400 seat NCPA (National Centre for Performing Arts) in Beijing.

China 2016 - The Great Wall

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After arriving at Beijing and before the opening of The Great Gatsby at the NCPA (National Centre for Performing Arts) some of the dancers made to journey to see the Great Wall of China...

China 2016 - To Shanghai!

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Last Tuesday & Wednesday Dancers, Stage and Technical Teams set off for China to perform The Great Gatsby in Shanghai and Beijing. Here's a snapshot of their fist leg...

#WorldBalletDay

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Watch our segment...

If you missed our segment of World Ballet day you can watch it here...

Watch the full event!

Audience reaction to the Mixed Programme

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Here's just a little of the feedback we've had for our Mixed Programme at The Linbury Studio Theatre at Royal Opera House.

#PaintedDancers - works by Olivia Holland

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Today (1 May 2015) The National Gallery are promoting the hashtag #PaintedDancers, celebrating art and dance from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec!

Our own Olivia Holland is an accomplished artist herself - here's a gallery of some of her work.

From the Archive - Ancient Airs and Dances, 1986

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This week's trip to the archive reveals an image from 1986 of Ancient Airs and Dances choreographed by Michael Corder with music by Ottorino Respighi and designs from Charles Maude.

Ancient Airs and Dances received its World Premiére at Bradford Alhambra Theatre on June 16 1986 and this photo was taken by the celebrated Leslie E. Spatt.

From the Archive - Lipzanner, 1989

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Dancers Jayne Regan and Paul Thrussell in Lipizzaner, choreographed by the great Gillian Lynne in 1989.

Photo by Ian Woollams.

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