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Lynette H

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  1. The competition starts on 11 June. The BBC web site is here https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/r2hzp6?lang=en It already has quite a lot on the contestants and will most likely include some clips as the contest gets under way.
  2. Royal Ballet cinema season 2016-17

    The RB cinema broadcast on 7 June is Zenaida Yanowsky's farewell performance. She appears in the final work of the evening with Roberto Bolle. This performance is also broadcast free to various outdoor screens around the UK.
  3. The companies "will collaborate on a unique immersive performance" of Robert Binet's The Dreamers Ever Leave You at a venue in London this October. http://www.roh.org.uk/news/the-royal-ballet-and-national-ballet-of-canada-to-stage-immersive-production-at-londons-printworks-in-october-2017
  4. Special tips for sold out shows?

    Some tickets (not many) are made available each Friday for the following week http://www.roh.org.uk/help/friday-rush-faqs But I would just keep scanning the site, as sometimes odd seats get returned and pop up.
  5. Limon Dance Company

    Birmingham Royal Ballet are putting on further performances of The Moor's Pavane - details here https://www.brb.org.uk/whats-on/event/south-tour-2017#overview
  6. The BBC screened a documentary "Giselle: Belle of the Ballet" recently, presented by Tamara Rojo, and featuring extracts from English National Ballet's two versions of the work, by Skeaping and Akram Khan. There's quite a bit of footage of Cojocaru in this. Details are here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08l6nr6 It's still available on iPlayer, if you have a UK TV license. If it turns up on one of your TV stations sometimes, it's very much worth a look. There's a lot packed into an hour.
  7. I rather liked that version too. I thought the final detail (Romeo realises after he has drunk the poison that Juliet is stirring after all) was very touching. A few more for the list, seen here in London Mark Morris for his own company (a female Mercutio, I think) Ratmansksy for National Ballet of Canada Mats Ek for Swedish National Ballet (decidedly odd. Best thing in it was Ana Laguna as the Nurse). There was a production which was allegedly of the Ashton version at the Coilseum produced by Schaufuss with Osipova and Vasiliev a couple of years ago, with just a handful of dancers. I didn't get to see Cathy Marston's Juliet and Romeo for Bern Ballet when it came here but there's a clue in the title that it wasn't a conventional approach.
  8. 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 ?
  9. 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 ?
  10. Michelle Dorrance

    Interesting to hear that. She's bringing her company to Sadler's Wells next July.
  11. Richard Alston's An Italian in Madrid

    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.
  12. Limon Dance Company

    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
  13. Arthur Miller's centenary

    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)
  14. World Ballet Day schedule announced

    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.
  15. Harlequin & Commedia dell'Arte in ballet

    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).
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