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  1. Lynette H

    Great Masters of Dance

    At the Royal Ballet, the wigs have gone for Marguerite and Armand. People had been saying for some time that they just didn't work.
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    Royal Ballet 2017-18 season

    There's quite a few insight events programmed around the new Swan Lake Production. There is one on 10 May, a week before the opening with Scarlett and the designer John MacFarlane. http://www.roh.org.uk/insights/insights-swan-lake It's showing as being filmed. Many previous events in the Clore have been live streamed, so it's possible that this one might be, or be made available later.
  3. Judith Mackrell did brief interviews with previous award winners at Monday's National Dance Awards in London before this years awards began. One of these was was Chase Johnsey, who won best male dancer the previous year. Chase was very upbeat and sounded very happy about the doors that had opened and opportunities that were being discussed as a result,. These included appearing as a ballerina with classical companies. It was very brief and no names or details given, but the awards ceremony was live streamed on facebook if you want to look for it.
  4. This was recorded in Liverpool last year and will be shown in cinemas in the UK in April / May this year. Details (including casting )here https://www.ballet.org.uk/cinema/akram-khan-giselle/ It is the original cast apart from Jeffrey Cirio as Hilarion.
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    Snow Maiden

    The Stanislavsky Ballet brought The Snow Maiden to London in 2001, to the Royal Festival Hall, when that was still regularly used for ballet at Christmas. I remember taking children along to it. To my surprise there is still the odd review available online. https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2001/dec/22/dance.artsfeatures I remember thinking that it was pleasant to have a different choice for a Christmas work.
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    Fall 2017 Season

    Cirio made his debut as Hilarion in Khan's Giselle for ENB on Thursday afternoon. He repeats the role on Saturday I think. It's a bigger role than in more traditional stagings, and he certainly threw himself into it with admirable energy and comittment. I don't think casting details for the other ENB productions are available yet.
  7. 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.
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    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.
  9. 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
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    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.
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    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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 ?
  15. 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 ?