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Lynette H

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  1. It's interesting to see just how popular some of the free streams are. The National Theatre Live production of A Streetcar named Desire with Gillian Andersen is currently showing on YouTube as having 835 thousand views. That's a massive audience. It's not easy to tell just how many views there are of some of the productions that are only available for a couple of days. But it does make you think that if there is that appetite out there then maybe some creative minds can come up with new and better models for streaming live performance to an audience prepared to pay.
  2. From the UK: The ROH offerings are up for quite a while - The Winters Tale (Wheeldon) is up until 1 May with the original first cast from 2014 https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/the-winters-tale-stream-details This week's ENB stream is Fantastic Beings by Aszure Barton https://www.ballet.org.uk/blog-detail/fantastic-beings-aszure-barton/ Coming soon from 15th May for a week from Sadlers Wells is Cloud Gate Dance Theatre https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2020/digital-stage-cloud-gate-dance-theatre-of-taiwan-moon-water/ National Theatre live has 4 new plays streaming over the next four weeks. These include 21- 28 May Gillian Andersen in A Streetcar named Desire and on 4 - 11th June Tom Hiddleston in Coriolanus, the Donmar production. It was extremely difficult to get tickets for these at the time Their Youtube channel is here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDq1XzCY0NIOYVJvEMQjqw
  3. English National Ballet's stream this week is Nureyev's Romeo and Juliet with Cojocaru and Hernandez. Available for 48 hours only from 7pm UK time 6th May.
  4. Dutch National Ballet Saturday 02 May 19.00 Hans van Manen: Part One Saturday 09 May 19.00 Swan Lake Saturday 16 May 19.00 Hans van Manen: Part Two https://www.operaballet.nl/en/online/ballet/streaming Van Manen Part 1 is Trois Gnossiennes, Solo and Adagio Hammerklavier. The Swan Lake is by Rudi van Danzig. Each of their productions has remained up for a week so far.
  5. Not dance, I know, but I thought you might be interested in more free streamed performances coming up from the National Theatre in London. From today it's Twelfth Night, and in the next two weeks on their You Tube Channel (from 7pm on Thurs for a week) "Frankenstein - Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle directs Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, alternating the roles of Frankenstein and his creation. Antony & Cleopatra - the acclaimed, sold-out production with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo." I saw both of these live in the theatre and enjoyed them very much. Details ill be on https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home
  6. English National Ballet are streaming Broken Wings, by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa based on the life of Frida Kahlo, featuring Tamara Rojo and Irek Mukhamedov as Frida and her husband. Available for 48 hours from 7pm British Standard time on Wed 22 April. Filmed in 2016. You tube link will be here (as below) on the day. The corps are all dancing Fridas - versions of her self portraits. The following Weds will be the company in Akram Khan's Dust.
  7. There's a lot of stuff available in the UK which should be available globally. National Theatre - one play a week, starting off with One Man, Two Guvnors, available on YouTube https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home Hampstead Theatre, again one play per week https://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/ Royal Opera House, again one production per week https://www.roh.org.uk/streaming Acis and Galatea, The Royal Opera, 2009 – 3 April 2020, 7pm BST Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera, 2010 – 10 April 2020, 7pm BST The Metamorphosis, The Royal Ballet, 2013 – 17 April 2020, 7pm BST Gloriana, The Royal Opera, 2013 – 24 April 2020, 7pm BST The Winter’s Tale, The Royal Ballet, 2014 – 1 May 2020, 7pm BST Sadler's Wells https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2020/digital-stage/ Marquee TV is offering a free 30 day trial. I haven't tried this out, but the link is here, and there looks to be a fair mount vailable, including the Akram Khan Giselle. https://www.marquee.tv/
  8. Filmed in 2019. A documentary. Lead up to her last performance aged 53, in Japan, with Bonelli and Irek Mukhamedov. Available to 31 March. The pain and difficulty of performance is obvious and very touching. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/3016062/
  9. Details are on the ROH news page here https://www.roh.org.uk/news/the-royal-opera-house-launches-a-programme-of-free-online-content-for-the-culturally-curious-at-home "This will include the following productions offered on demand and for free via the ROH’s Facebook and YouTube channels: Peter and the Wolf, The Royal Ballet, 2010 – 27 March 2020, 7pm GMT Acis and Galatea, The Royal Opera, 2009 – 3 April 2020, 7pm BST Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera, 2010 – 10 April 2020, 7pm BST The Metamorphosis, The Royal Ballet, 2013 – 17 April 2020, 7pm BST Today we begin the rollout of this free programme of curated content, and invite our audiences to sign up for a free 30-day trial on Marquee TV, the international multi-genre performing arts streaming service. In collaboration with the Royal Opera House, Marquee TV will bring you the very best of world-class performances on demand." Acis and Galatea, if I recall correctly, has choreography by McGregor. The Metamorphosis I think must be the version by Arthur Pita. Ed Watson turns into an insect.
  10. There's an article here about how the work of choreographers like Alston can be preserved (his archive is going to the Victoria & Albert Museum) https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/mar/12/step-in-time-how-to-save-the-legacy-of-dance-from-being-lost-in-history
  11. Dancers from NYCB were scheduled to perform at Sadler's Wells in London on March 19-21 as part of a mixed bill themed on the work on Nico Muhly. The work was by Peck. NYCB have withdrawn from this in an effort to limit their international travel. Ticket holders have been offered the option of a refund. Osipova will appear instead in Flutter, a duet to Muhly's music. Revised listing is here https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2020/cunningham-keegan-dolan-peck-nico-muhly-drawn-lines/ I'm sorry not to be seeing the dancers as this would have been the first visit from the company in quite some time, but I understand the circumstances.
  12. Update: the casting for the Sleeping Beauty performance changed on the day with Fumi Kaneko replacing an indisposed Lauren Cuthberstson. You can see a brief excerpt of Kaneko's Aurora here: she was delightful.
  13. I presume this is a close relative of Derek Deane's production for English National Ballet. He initially did an in-the-round production for the Royal Albert Hall in 1997 which featured 60 swans, and it has been revived many times subsequently. It is coming back to the Royal Albert Hall this summer - details here https://www.ballet.org.uk/production/swan-lake-round/ Later on Deane made a proscenium-arch version of Swan Lake for ENB which was suitable for touring, with more standard forces. There are quite a few differences between the versions. The "standard size" version looks as if it was drawn from his memories of earlier Royal Ballet productions. It's had various revisions over the years. At one point I think it had the Ashton pas de quatre in in it, but that went. The ENB version does have Ashton's Neapolitan dance. Here's a review from last year - googling will find you more https://www.telegraph.co.uk/dance/what-to-see/swan-lake-review-english-national-ballet-london-coliseum-gets/ I don't know exactly what version Shanghai Ballet are using. Perhaps Deane has made a further hybrid version. If I had the chance to go and find out, I think I would.
  14. I didn't spot a thread for this, so rather belatedly here's a list Already transmitted in 2019 Concerto / Enigma Variations / Raymonda Act 3 Coppelia There's a taster of the Coppelia transmission here - Muntagirov's Act 3 variation Further transmissions in 2020 Sleeping Beauty 16 January (Casting is here as pdf) http://static.roh.org.uk/showings/the-sleeping-beauty-live-2020/EN.pdf?_ga=2.16104310.1592776167.1579094686-1749705811.1494313011 The Cellist / Dances at a Gathering 25 February Swan Lake 1 April The Dante Project (New McGregor) 28 May
  15. National Ballet of Canada bring Nureyev's Sleeping Beauty to Covent Garden 28 July to 1 August. Presented by the Hochhausers. https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/the-sleeping-beauty-by-national-ballet-of-canada-details Any thoughts about what to expect or casting ? This version hasn't been seen here for a while.
  16. The contents of Royal Ballet Heritage programme in the Linbury 14 -19 May 2020 have now been published. They are Solos from Job (de Valois) Dante Sonata (Ashton, performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet) Sea of Troubles (MacMillan, performed by Yorke Dance Project) Valses Nobles et Sentimentales (Ashton).
  17. The Viviana Durante company presents a programme Isadora now at the Barbican in London in Feb 2010. It includes Durante dancing Ashton's Five Brahms Walzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan. Details here https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/viviana-durante-company-isadora-now
  18. The Ashton Foundation presented another Masterclass on 27th October. This time it was Christopher Newton and Ursula Hageli rehearsing Royal Ballet dancers in Foyer de Danse (1932), and Wayne Eagling rehearsing Calvin Richardson in Le Papillon variation (1975 ). It was filmed so in time it should show up on the Ashton Foundation website.
  19. Monotones I and II are on in the main house , 3 - 13 June. The bill in the Linbury is different, it's in mid May.
  20. The Royal Ballet has a further mixed bill in the Linbury in mid May 2020 which is supposed to include an Ashton piece. Details are very thin - this was announced in the season press release but it isn't on the ROH web site at present.
  21. The RB web site states that "Frederick Ashton’s Monotones I and II .... replaces Alexei Ratmansky’s Preludes in June 2020. This is due to last minute changes in Ratmansky’s commitments with American Ballet Theater" - is this related perhaps to his new full length work for them ?
  22. Oddly enough, the same Ricardo Amarante work (Love Fear Loss) was performed earlier this month in London, by the Astana Ballet at the Linbury. Sadly it was recorded music rather than live, which I'm sure would be a big improvement. There was another (longer) Amarante work on the programme, A Fuego Lento, with a strong tango influence.. I think both of these might have been originally made for the Royal Ballet of Flanders.
  23. This was filmed last summer in Budapest, and will be shown in UK cinemas this autumn. It might be shown on tv at Christmas by the BBC. Hayward and Bracewell are the leads. This is the site for the film - there is a trailer available. https://www.romeoandjulietballetfilm.com/
  24. Dance of the Blessed Spirits was the subject of one of the Ashton Foundation Masterclasses with Dowell, back in 2016, the film of it is available via the Foundation web site. http://www.frederickashton.org.uk/rediscovered.html If only they would get round to performing this at Covent Garden....
  25. I'd be interested to hear reports of this. Re Programme A, I did wonder if the Ashton pieces might be those featured at the recent Fonteyn gala - Pajdak did the Wise Virgins solo and Stix-Brunell a brief solo from Nocturne. Both collectors' items. Perhaps the Edmonds piece might be the solo she made for Joseph Sissens seen on World Ballet day last year. There is also a self-choreographed solo by Calvin Richardson which I recall has cropped up in galas.
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