The Royal Ballet's 2006-07 Season Has Been Announced
Posted 29 March 2006 - 06:33 AM
Posted 29 March 2006 - 07:53 AM
Thanksgiving Weekend gets you Schlepping Beauty and the Wheeldon & MacGregor.
Mid March offers possibilities to see Onegin and the Apollo Mixed Bill (3/24-5 among others).
Early April (4/9-10 among others) can get you Onegin and Mayerling.
Late April-early May gives opportunities to see Mayerling with Fin du Jour.
There are plenty of other single programs worth seeing as well.
Posted 29 March 2006 - 07:58 AM
Now that would tempt me to a second Thanksgiving in a row in London...
Posted 29 March 2006 - 08:01 AM
Posted 29 March 2006 - 08:28 AM
I land at Heathrow at 17:10 on 31 May from St. Petersburg and I have standing room seats for the 19:30 curtain. I'll never make the prologue, but I'm seeing two more Beauties on the 1st and 3rd of June, so if I make it there by Act I, I'll see all of Cojocaru's performance, and that's the point.
Yes, not much Ashton. Will Ansanelli do Theme? I'm pretty certain she has learned the role, but not performed it.
Posted 29 March 2006 - 11:50 AM
Posted 29 March 2006 - 12:26 PM
Posted 29 March 2006 - 01:41 PM
Posted 29 March 2006 - 01:53 PM
Posted 29 March 2006 - 02:52 PM
If Royal Ballet doesn't perform Ashton on a regular basis, who will keep the style and rep alive?
Posted 29 March 2006 - 05:01 PM
Actually, this may be a temporary retraction after All That Ashton of the centennial year. Like Paul Taylor's company hauling out his Greatest Hits for the 2004-2005 (50th Anniversary) season, leaving slim pickin's for this year.
Posted 29 March 2006 - 05:13 PM
Posted 30 March 2006 - 04:29 PM
Why all the Balanchine though? I also vaguely remember Mason saying she wanted Kylian to choreograph for the company, maybe that'll be the result of bringing back Sinfonietta (sorry, not a fan).
The mixed bills look interesting and I pray they sell well given how new work seems to depress audience numbers I'm especially excited about the new McGregor - I was crazy for Qualia which he created for the company a couple years back, though there were a few grumbles about the electronic music and "body-popping" choreography from certain sections of the audience!
La Fin du Jour is the only one that's a complete mystery to me - has anyone here seen it?
And finally I feel for the poor souls who'll have to dance Mayerling and Onegin back to back!
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