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Mme. Hermine

Sunday, October 20

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Ashley Page speaks to Judith Mackrell of The Guardian:

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2013/oct/20/ashley-page-two-techno

He admits to being "disappointed" about his experience in Scotland, but seems to be excited by the possibilities of being a freelance operator – his first period of professional freedom since joining the Royal Ballet in 1976 as a young dancer. "I'm really enjoying myself," he says. "Travelling to all these different places, focusing on the creativity of each project as it comes up."

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A report on problems with the flooring during the run of the Royal Ballet's "Don Quixote." Story by Jasper Copping in The Telegraph.

The second interval was extended while the green flooring was removed and another, plain, grey linoleum was laid on top of the offending cobble design. The new surface had to be cleaned with water and dried, before the performers returned.

As for the cobbles, there are currently no plans to use the flooring. But exactly why it proved so difficult for performers is mystifying the company.

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Texas Ballet Theatre's Lucas Priolo is retiring:

http://www.theaterjones.com/ntx/news/20131020113212/2013-10-20/Romeo-Retiring

For more than eight years Texas Ballet Theater principal dancer Lucas Priolo has been wowing audiences with his grace and athleticism onstage in works including Ben Stevenson’s Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Peer Gynt and Three Preludes. So, it may come as a surprise for many TBT fans to hear that Priolo will be hanging up his pointe shoes at the end of this season.

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A review of the BRB by Cruickshank.

The programme had a deservedly enthusiastic reception and it was a timely reminder of Bintley’s considerable and wide-ranging skills as a choreographer. Audience demands and financial constraints mean that much of his recent work has concentrated on full-evening works with an obviously popular appeal. Next to come is “The Prince of the Pagodas”, which will be a completely new take on Benjamin Britten’s only ballet score. But it is to be hoped that circumstances will allow him to explore new forms and subjects which will allow him to expand his talents still further.

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