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Becky

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  1. hello again well, i am dancing it this week - it is certainly on my mind at the moment. Don't worry Paul - nothing like a good old heavy discussion! The music - yes, so beautiful, it is now amongst my Tchaikovsky favourites for sure.:-) really graceful. I am going for a quite slow tempo, I think this is best if done well. Breadcrumbs dropping as the music- how magical! Thank you for the luck, i will try my best to be lovely. Becky
  2. Yes, I agree and realise this Balletnut. I was presenting another view that's all. It is a good read, true or otherwise.The way the book shaped attitudes towards Balanchine and ballet and many other people and things, well it is a shame if the reader is misled. It may not have been helpful at all. No story is ever completely true, it cannot be. the truth is always diluted to some extent to suit the author wether it be for personal reasons, money, pride, popularity, or any number of things. Every story is second hand and never reliable. Becky
  3. Yes, I agree and realise this Balletnut. I was presenting another view that's all. It is a good read, true or otherwise.The way the book shaped attitudes towards Balanchine and ballet and many other people and things, well it is a shame if the reader is misled. It may not have been helpful at all. No story is ever completely true, it cannot be. the truth is always diluted to some extent to suit the author wether it be for personal reasons, money, pride, popularity, or any number of things. Every story is second hand and never reliable. Becky
  4. I enjoyed reading Gelsey Kirkland's autobiography, because it was revealing on her situation and character. Not about the ballet aspect, about half way through I think I was far more interested in her personal conflicts because she had such ups and downs. more of the downs it seems, but the highs must have been numerous too. I think if you take it as it is, without wondering about how much she was to blame, if she villified certain people or not, the extent of the truth in it etc, it can be read as an interesting story on an interesting life. I think she did have an interesting life, worth r
  5. I enjoyed reading Gelsey Kirkland's autobiography, because it was revealing on her situation and character. Not about the ballet aspect, about half way through I think I was far more interested in her personal conflicts because she had such ups and downs. more of the downs it seems, but the highs must have been numerous too. I think if you take it as it is, without wondering about how much she was to blame, if she villified certain people or not, the extent of the truth in it etc, it can be read as an interesting story on an interesting life. I think she did have an interesting life, worth r
  6. What do you all think of Gelsey Kirkland's 'dancing on my grave'? I couldn't help but read it because it was really sex drugs and rock n roll..... no sex drugs and ballet! Although it did make an impact on me, looking at the mistakes she made. Becky
  7. What do you all think of Gelsey Kirkland's 'dancing on my grave'? I couldn't help but read it because it was really sex drugs and rock n roll..... no sex drugs and ballet! Although it did make an impact on me, looking at the mistakes she made. Becky
  8. Mel, I completely understand how you can't advise like this through a computer! I am now doing the Breadcrumb variation - I managed to get the video this afternoon and like it - its cool and graceful i think, and I want to dance it - I think the person advising me towards it must have realised it would suit me. Wow, the finger pointing violente variation looks fun! My friend who is doing this one looks gorgeous in this - she is very small and very speedy and sharp, she pulls it off rather well. Thanks
  9. Yes, just read the other forum - thank you there was discussion on the fairies. I am so confused as to which one to do! The breadcrumb/generosity/miettes fairy - I have been encouraged by someone to do this, any further thoughts on it? Thank you Becky
  10. In Sleeping Beauty, I understand there is a number of solos for various fairies. What are the names of these fairies? And what are each of their dances like? I ask this because I have been given the chance to dance one of these solos. I have to pick one - I can't get the ballet on video to see before I have to decide which one. So I was wondering if I could find out from you about these different solos to help me decide which to dance. Which one comes 3rd in the order? - it is rather calm music I recall? Thankyou Becky:)
  11. Becky

    Nbt

    I thought I'd feedback after seeing NBT. Loved it. Charlotte Talbot made a lovely Juliet - she looks young and pretty and can switch between emotions on stage with ease, from tragic to ecstatic. Romeo - Neil Westmoreland- was good, didn't draw my attention as much as Juliet on stage but perhaps this is how it is supposed to be. he dances well of course. The look of the production is great - the sets are large and ambitious, the costumes are bright (lady Capulet's wardrobe seemed just how I imagined, spot on) and there is a wonderful scene on the morning of Juliet's marriage to Paris when t
  12. I went to see them, it was good. Cinderella, the choreography was nice with some lovely pas de deux. Bright costumes and well presented all round. The dancing was very good, they really performed rather than just dancing. A few very good soloists. There was a small orchestra which I thought was a lovely touch for quite a small company - they handeled the prokofiev well though I'm not sure how the more grand Nutcracker numbers would come off. I didn't see the Nutcracker but those who did enjoyed it and it was a treat to see now rather than at Christmas with the annual overload of sweet, suga
  13. Becky

    Nbt

    Oh I would love to see a RB class. Yes well worth it for £10. I will look into that. I am looking forward to seeing R&J - I am going with my little sister who is 11. She has an ideal physique for ballet, beautiful feet especially, she really responds to music, loves performing, audiences love her, she's a cracking little actress... the list goes on BUT she doesn't go to her ballet classes anymore because she says 'they're boring'! its such a shame, I feel obliged to find a school with really fun, interesting classes for younger people and see if she likes it then. I am starting to sound
  14. Becky

    Nbt

    Hello, They are in my area performing Romeo and Juliet and I am seeing it on Saturday. I would like to say how I am impressed that they organise various dance events in each area on tour - they are running a children's workshop, a ballet barre and repertory workshop for teens ( I am going to this) and ticket holders can view the company class and rehearsals on a matinee day. This seems a good idea to boost dance enthusiasm in the area and to give young dancers a good experience. Do any other companies run similar events when on tour? Becky
  15. Thanks for the website. I will go and see the Cinderella as I have seen the Nutcracker too many times I feel already! Anyone seen this company and have any comments? What principals are the best to see does anyone know? Thanks Becky
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