Lynette H

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  1. Dawson must be a busy man right now. The Royal are reviving his recent The Human Seasons which is part of the triple bill opening on 16th March. http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/the-human-seasons-by-david-dawson I wonder how he manages to keep an eye on both PNB and the RB ?
  2. I'm a little surprised that this is described as Corrales's "Professional debut". He joined English National Ballet in 2014 and is now a first soloist there. Earlier this month he was the Outstanding Male performance (classical) at the National Dance Awards here in the UK. Perhaps it is intended to indicate that it his first professional appearance in the US ?
  3. Interesting to hear that. She's bringing her company to Sadler's Wells next July.
  4. I hope you get the chance to see it live sometime. Really fine performances from the kathak dancer Vidya Patel and a very courtly Liam Riddick.
  5. Birmingham Royal Ballet are performing The Moor's Pavane this summer in Birmingham as part of a Shakespeare themed bill. https://www.brb.org.uk/whats-on/event/shakespeare-triple-bill#overview It also tours the UK in May (mid scale tour) as part of another programme https://www.brb.org.uk/whats-on/event/shakespeare-midscale-tour#overview
  6. Arthur Miller's works have always been very popular and frequently produced in the UK. His centenary was celebrated recently by the BBC . There's a piece from various actors and directors analysing why here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34538558 There was a collection of programmes on BBC Radio 3 and 4 to commemorate the centenary. Details are here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03425n9 12 programmes in all including new productions of two plays and some short stories. All still available I think via the BBC web site (if you can access these - if not geo-blocked)
  7. Scottish Ballet has put up its pre recorded session of David Dawson rehearsing principal dancers in his new version of Swan Lake for the company. It premieres next year. Link here I recall that there are some of you out there with an interest in Dawson. It was quite an intense few minutes, he works the dancers quite hard.
  8. There is a very readable biography of Joseph Grimaldi by Andrew McConnell Scott. Highly recommended, very vivid. I think it has quite a detailed bibliography of sources too (can't lay hands on my copy at the moment).
  9. Wasn't Kevin O'Hare still dancing with Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2000 ? In spring and autumn that year BRB put on a couple of Ashton programmes which included Two Pigeons, Voices of Spring pdd, Walk to the Paradise Garden, Five Brahms Waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan and Tweedledum and Tweedledee. I remember going up to Birmingham to see it this though I can't recall many details of the casting right now without digging deep into my programme archive. (I think Bintley himself may have been in Tweedledum and Tweedledee.) But I would think it's quite unlikely that given that this was O'Hare's company around that time (where his brother is still performing) that he would be entirely unaware of their existence, even if he wasn't in the cast. Didn't Walk to the Paradise Garden also feature in the Gable memorial gala or am I misremembering ?
  10. If it affects your decision, the casting for the RB Nutcracker is already published on the ROH web site. The casting for the ENB version is not available yet. I suspect it might not be available for another few weeks at least. Both productions are open for booking now. The RB Nutcracker always sells very well. It's usually sold out before it opens, so if you opt for this then I wouldn't leave it too late to book. The Coliseum is bigger and doesn't sell out quite so quickly. You won't find panto on at central London theatres. It tends to be on the outskirts. The Hackney Empire productions are supposed to be very lively. The blurb for this years production promises "outlandish costumes, bonkers baddies, glittering goodies and full-on dance routines. Join us for loads of silliness, irresistible live music, eye-wateringly funny gags, and stacks of chances to boo, hiss and cheer." You could also look at what's on in Richmond or Wimbledon. Timings for panto tend to be early afternoon or early evening (often two shows a day). It would certainly be a very British experience.
  11. Rusell Maliphant has used Trois Gnossiennes. Details here http://www.russellmaliphant.com/work/afterlight/ It was inspired by some of the drawings Nijinsky made - lots of curves and circles.
  12. It's been reviewed in the FT. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/103d328c-311d-11e5-91ac-a5e17d9b4cff.html
  13. The RB do not usually publish corps casting at home either, at least for most of their repertoire. If it's a new work, we might get details of the corps - we did in Woolf Works I think. Sometimes for a Balanchine work (Symphony in C for example) the corps are listed in full, but that is quite unusual.
  14. There is currently a Hepburn exhibition on at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Details here http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/hepburn/home.php
  15. I note that in the list of graduate contracts in the Royal Ballet School programme from yesterday there is a graduate joining ABT - Kento Sumitani.