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The Royal Ballet in Japan: Dancer Gemma Pitchley-Gale blogs from Tokyo

24 June 2016 at 3.42pm

The Royal Ballet First Artist reflects on the passion of Japanese fans, the challenges of life on the road, and how dancers spend their time off.

  1. Ballet and Dance

    Promotions and joiners have been announced for The Royal Ballet's 2016/17 Season.

    Promotions and joiners at The Royal Ballet for 2016/17

    10 June 2016

    Promotions and joiners have been announced for The Royal Ballet's 2016/17 Season.

    The Company’s Resident Choreographer talks about the modern dancer and confounding expectations.

    Listen: ‘Ballet is a form which is always looking for new adventures’ – Wayne McGregor on working with The Royal Ballet

    10 June 2016

    The Company’s Resident Choreographer talks about the modern dancer and confounding expectations.

  2. Opera and Music

    How an enormous block of steel became a big hit on the opera stage - and beyond.

    Anvils as instruments? Why every orchestra could do with some heavy metal

    22 June 2016

    How an enormous block of steel became a big hit on the opera stage - and beyond.

    Two of opera's greatest stars share their thoughts on the art form and how it has evolved over the past 60 years, as well as what it needs to do to survive.

    Watch: Janet Baker and Joyce DiDonato discuss their stellar careers

    22 June 2016

    Two of opera's greatest stars share their thoughts on the art form and how it has evolved over the past 60 years, as well as what it needs to do to survive.

  3. Learning

    Opportunities available in lighting, wigs and make-up, costume, technical theatre, scenic art, and scenic carpentry.

    ROH apprenticeships: applications now open for September 2016

    9 May 2016

    Opportunities available in lighting, wigs and make-up, costume, technical theatre, scenic art, and scenic carpentry.

  4. Off stage

    The British designer worked extensively in theatre, opera and ballet, and created numerous designs for the Royal Opera House.

    Remembering designer Desmond Heeley

    22 June 2016

    The British designer worked extensively in theatre, opera and ballet, and created numerous designs for the Royal Opera House.