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Dancers to dazzle at Bermuda Civic Ballet

Sam Archer and his wife, Steph Elstob Archer, danced circles around each other for years. They moved in the same ring of London’s dance community for a decade before they met at famed London theatre Sadler’s Wells. The couple will perform together for the first time at the Bermuda Civic Ballet’s summer show this weekend.

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Performance celebrates local talent

In its 45th year, The Bermuda Civic Ballet Summer Selections 2016 brought with it styles of dance and choreography beyond what we’re used to en pointe.

The performance ran at Earl Cameron Theatre last weekend and offered a fresh take on classical ballet, modern dance and a little hip-hop.

Dancers from NYC’s Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre, Balanchine and London’s Matthew Bourne company spent five weeks on island teaching Bermuda’s talent.

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Review: mixed programme was a treat for all

The Bermuda Civic Ballet Summer Selections 2015 was a treat for all. The performance ran at Earl Cameron Theatre from August 6-7 and offered a mixed programme of classical ballet, modern dance and a little hip-hop. Once again, dancers from NYC’s Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre spent five weeks on the Island teaching modern dance and staging two pieces: ‘Me Within Us’ and a personal favourite, ‘Piaf’, inspired by French chanteuse Edith Piaf.

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All’s well that ends well for Bermuda Civic Ballet

Alls well that ends well for Bermuda Civic Ballet's 40th Anniversary

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Bermuda Civic Ballet and its 40th Anniversary Romeo and Juliet

Article by Margaret Willis, dance critic and author from London who performed the Nanny in our production.

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Civic Ballet Open Air Production Of Romeo & Juliet

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, in the grounds of Fort Hamilton, the Bermuda Civic Ballet will put on an open-air production of Romeo and Juliet starting on August 22nd.

They have reached around the globe and assembled a world class group of professional dancers who will be supported by Bermudian dancers, some of whom are also professionals who dance on the world stage.

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A Civic Celebration: The Bermuda Civic Ballet on Point for 40 years

For our 40th anniversary Bermuda Civic Ballet has been featured in the Bermudian Magazine.

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Civic Ballet presentation of Romeo and Juliet to be choreographed by Croatian ballet dancer

Bermuda Civic Ballet is to stage a production of William Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy under the stars in honour of its 40th anniversary.

The ballet company has invited Svebor Secak, principal dancer of the Croatian National Theatre, to choreograph the production at Fort Hamilton from August 22 to 25.

Mr Secak produced a “small-scale performance” of Hamlet at Fort St Catherine’s in St George’s three years ago.

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Night of dancing was well conceived

The Bermuda Civic Ballet’s latest show, ‘Summer Selections 2011’ was a light, airy, breezy summer jaunt that simply delighted the diverse group of ballet fans who made it to City Hall on Friday evening.

Featuring a mix of local dancers and international performers, the presentation was competent at worst, and spectacular at best, throughout.

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Summer Selections brings together classic and contemporary dance

Bermudian dancer James Waddell has brought to the island two of his contemporaries to perform at the Bermuda Civic Ballet’s Summer Selections at City Hall this weekend.

Jeppe Jakobsen and Remi Laudat bring to the stage two extremely different styles in their solo work and are the two male dancers in Eric Bean’s piece JoGo (The Game). Along with these two routines the pair will perform in a finalé group dance with about 20 other dancers. It is choreographed by director of the Bermuda Civic Ballet Coral Waddell, mother of James, and is set to John Woolridge’s popular anthem Proud to be Bermudian.

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Civic Ballet showcases eclectic Summer Selections

Who would have thought there were many similarities between classical ballet and hip hop dance?

There are many according to dancer and choreographer James Pullum who is one of the students due to perform at the Bermuda Civic Ballet Summer School production Summer Selections 2010 next month. He is one of three young men, all students of the Central School of Ballet in London, taking part in the show. As well as a host of female dancers Mr. Pullum joins Bermudian dancer and ­choreographer James ­Waddell and English dancer Luke Walker, who bring to the stage an eclectic mix of dance styles.

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Ballet.co.uk review, 'La Fille Mal Gardee’, ‘Sweet in the Morning’, ‘Harvest excerpt’

The Bermuda Civic Ballet celebrated its 35th anniversary this year with a gala performance "under the stars" in Bermuda's Botanical Gardens. The Bermuda Civic Ballet was founded by Patricia Deane-Gray "to foster interest in ballet and to provide a medium through which all persons so interested may participate by dancing or otherwise in the production of shows." Since 1972, they have mounted a series of ambitious performances for an island of just 60,000 people.

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Petipa's ballet a fitting tribute

Indian enchantment, haunting ethereal images and a lavish setting make one of the greatest classical ballets, Marius Petipa's 'La Bayadère', a very fitting tribute to mark the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Bermuda Civic Ballet.

Founded in 1972, the Civic Ballet has established itself as an ideal training ground for local dancers wishing to pursue a life in performing arts. To mark such a landmark occasion, this mesmerising Elysian work will be performed in the grounds of Government House beneath the stars, under the skilful direction of Coral Waddell.

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