Patricia Zhou is leaving Staatsballett Berlin

Canadian-Chinese dancer Patricia Zhou is leaving the Staatsballett Berlin after five years. During that time, she has performed in nearly all the performances with the company. She will continue her career with the LADP.

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How Royal Ballet dancers prepare their pointe shoes

Each Season The Royal Ballet dances through thousands of shoes at a cost of over £250,000. A gift of £39 to our annual Pointe Shoes Appeal could buy one pair of pointe shoes for a Royal Ballet dancer.

For more information on the Pointe Shoes Appeal or to make a gift, please visit http://www.roh.org.uk/pointe, text POINTE to 70660 to give a gift of £5, or call +44 (0)20 3772 6412.

Thank you so much for your consideration and support.

Text costs £5 plus network charge. Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation receives 100% of your donation. Full T&Cs at http://www.roh.org.uk/pointe

DUATO | KYLIAN | NAHARIN

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CASTRATI

Choreography by Nacho Duato

SECUS

Choreography by Ohad Naharin

PETITE MORT

Choreography by Jiří Kylián

Fear, vulnerability, passion – the dark extremes of human emotions dominate the three works of the ballet program “Duato | Kylian | Naharin”. While “Castrati” by Nacho Duato revolves around the fear of an aspiring singer before castration, Jiří Kylián’s “Petite Mort” deals with the aggressive as well as the vulnerable sides of sexuality. “Secus” is an abstract work by Ohad Naharin, based on power, extremes and raw meat.

Music by Vivaldi and Jenkins is the basis for Nacho Duato’s contribution to this ballet evening. However, the focus of “Castrati” lies on the dark side of the castrati era. Jiří Kylián’s piece equally revolves around the genital – since the French term “petite mort” describes nothing else but the sexual highpoint. The music is by Mozart. And for the very first time Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin will work with the Staatsballett.

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Here are the YAGP 2015 winners

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 New York Finals pre – competitive men:

3rd Place David Perez En Pro del Talento Veracruzano, MEXICO
2nd Place Brady Farrar Stars Dance Studio, FL, USA
1st Place Itsuku Masuda K.Classic Ballet Studio, JAPAN

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 New York Finals pre – competitive women:

3rd Place Avery Gay Master Ballet Academy, AZ, USA
2nd Place Tate McRae YYC Dance Project, CANADA
1st Place Satya Tranfield Charleston Ballet Theatre Center for Dance Education, SC, USA

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 New York Finals Junior men:

3rd Place Ryu Bautista The McDonald College of Performing Arts, AUSTRALIA
2nd Place Yago Guerra Bale Jovem de Sao Vicente, BRAZIL
1st Place Liam Boswell Next Generation Ballet at the Patel Conservatory, FL ,USA

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 New York Finals Junior women:

3rd Place Yeojin Shim Yewon School, REPUBLIC OF KOREA
2nd Place Kotomi Yamada Yamada Chie Sunny Ballet School, JAPAN
1st Place Juliette Bosco Ellison Ballet – Professional Training Program, NY, USA
1st Place Maggie Chadbourne Orlando Ballet School, CA, USA

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 New York Finals Junior age division Youth Grand Prix Award:

Shin-Yong Kim Sunhwa Arts Middle/High School, REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 New York Finals Senior men:

3rd Place Lang Ma The Washington School of Ballet, USA
2nd Place Austen Acevedo Orlando Ballet School, FL, USA
1st Place Shogo Hayami John Cranko School Stuttgart Ballet, GERMANY [PHOTO]

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 New York Finals Senior women:

3rd Place Bianca Scudamore Classical Coaching Australia, AUSTRALIA
2nd Place Rio Anderson City Ballet School of San Francisco, CA, USA
1st Place Yu Kurihara Ikuko Watanabe Ballet Studio, JAPAN

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 New York Finals Hope Award:

Antonio Casalinho Annarella Academia de Ballet e Dança, PORTUGAL