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 Post subject: Scottish Ballet's Artistic Director awarded OBE
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:53 pm 

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Dear All,

a quick line to let you know that Scottish Ballet's Artistic Director, Ashley Page,
was this weekend awarded an OBE for services to dance, as part of The Queen's
Birthday Honours List.

Ashley said:

"I am genuinely surprised and very touched that my work has been recognised in this
way. It is a welcome endorsement of the artistic excellence and recent achievements
of Scottish Ballet, and I am absolutely delighted to accept this honour."

Scottish Ballet will perform a mixed bill of works by Balanchine, Robbins, van
Manen, and a UK premiere of Krzysztof Pastor's In Light and Shadow, at the
Edinburgh International Festival from 18 - 20 August, before commencing on a
National Tour of Scotland from September with a programme that includes the Scottish
premiere of Ashley Page's Room of Cooks and the world premiere of Sirocco, a short
work by Scottish Ballet's award winning dancer, Diana Loosmore*. Further
information available at

* Please note that Room of Cooks and Sirocco will not be performed at all venues on
the national tour.

Ann Nugent
Press Manager

Scottish Ballet
261 West Princes Street
G4 9EE
Press Office 0141 333 1092
Mobile 07770726645
Fax 0141 331 2629

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