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anoushka

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  1. She does a residency every year at Central School of Ballet where she teaches the Senior students. She's also doing a Spring Course next week.
  2. She's currently teaching at the school where I work - it's inspirational to watch her in the studio!
  3. Hello everyone I've just moved over to live in the Netherlands (just outside Amsterdam) from the UK, and as a Royal Ballet addict, I ashamed to admit I know virtually nothing about the ballet over here! But, I am willing to learn : ) I am going to get myself booked in to see a performance asap but I wondered if anyone had any recommendations on where to sit? I like to be able to see the dancer's faces & feet, so usually I am willing to sacrifice the view of the stage for the sake of proximity to the stage so any suggestions would be gratefully received. Many thanks Anoushka xx
  4. Here is the link for the promotions, joiners and leavers for 2003: http://www.royalopera.org/News/Index.cfm?c...ccs=326&cs=1002 Its great news about Mara Galeazzi going up to Principal, and its really good to see promotions further down the ranks including Lauren Cuthbertson (whose Lilac Fairy I especially enjoyed!) Its also a shame we're losing Jamie Bond to Birmingham Royal Ballet Enjoy! xx
  5. I'll be the at the Royal on Friday for Marianela Nunez's debut as Beauty-I can't wait! I'm also seeing several other casts in the next few weeks so I'll keep you posted! xx
  6. Hi Bilbo, it's the same for me. I will spend quite a lot for one performance, and then just go in the cheap ones for all the others. I tend to think about it quite carefully on my booking form, to try and get decent seats for a particular performance, and then often I'll add other performances by just calling up-especially if there has been a cast change, and I suddenly need to go!
  7. Yes Wendy, I know Roberto didn't ACTUALLY dance different things, but it did come across so differently, I was so much more aware of the beauty of the choreography. Glad you enjoyed it, when are you going again?
  8. Apologies for the delay in posting, time has flown by and I've now seen 2 Manons and not posted about either! First on the 8th, with the Tapper, Makhateli, Harvey, Drew, Palmer, Page cast. Jamie Tapper was good to watch, and she was quite heartbreaking at the end, though I really wanted her to be meaner and vain in Act 2! I wasn't sure about David Makhateli, I agree with Giannina that his Act 2 dancing was in great contrast to Acts 1 and 3- I wonder why? Maybe he doesn't like that Act much? Though I thought his surruptitious cheating at cards was good. Martin Harvey was excellent as Lesca
  9. Hi Grace, I am fairly sure that Pauline Greene did refer to the Sapphire Fairy's waltz as having 5 beats not 3, but someone else may have remembered better than me! Do you remember Sylvia? xx
  10. This was a wonderful event to go to, and I thought it was very well organised, with some excellent speakers. I'll keep it brief though, as I watched the performance of Manon tonight too! The day started off with Dina Makarova (no relation to Natalia Makarova, though they work very closely together) discussing the designs of Natalia Makarova's production of the Sleeping Beauty by Luisa Spinatelli. She explained various points in the ballet where gauzes where used for effect, and the way the action is shifted to different parts of the stage. She also showed us some props (the masked head for p
  11. I'm not sure, but for some reason I didn't think Anton Pankevitch was Russian. I know Valeri Hristov is Bulgarian.
  12. Hmm, Ivan Putrov was born in Kiev-which I thought was Ukranian?
  13. Dear me I really musn't leave it so long to review, but seeing the Triple again with only three days gap, I think I needed to get some perspective! The second watching of Scenes de Ballet confirmed to me how much I liked it! I am certainly glad we'll have another chance to watch this one, I'd like to see it from higher up-both times I was at stage level so didn't see the patterns of the dancers properly. Winter Dreams was still lovely, and I could watch Sir Anthony dance all night. He's just so wonderful, and his pas de deux with Darcey Bussell was heartbreaking. Sinfonietta also got bette
  14. I'm just wondering who the 'Russian' was, as there aren't any in the company at the moment. xx
  15. Here's the link to the ballet.co.uk posting about the National Dance Awards, with some good news for RB dancers (and many others too, so take a look.) http://www.danze.co.uk/dcforum/news/1638.html They are: Outstanding Young Female Artist (Classical) Marianela Nuñez for her performances as a Soloist with the Royal Ballet Outstanding Young Male Artist (Classical) Ivan Putrov for his performances as a Soloist with the Royal Ballet The Richard Sherrington Award for Best Female Dancer Alina Cojocaru for her performances as a Principal with the Royal Ballet And here are some of the finalis
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