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  • Birthday 11/04/1941

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    Retired Profes.Costumier/Designer/Wardrobe Mistress/Writer/ Author Ballet Scenario. Admin. Ballet Clubs
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  1. Nanarina


    Well two more performances of Manon to look forward to the first in October this year at the ROH, when I am introducing my friend who is just beginning to enjoy Ballet, and the second 2015 in Paris for Aurelie Dupont's retirement performance. This is going to be very imotive full of tears and cheers as Aurelie herself has said. Cant wait to see them. Have been watching the DVD;s recently. As soion as the port scene starts I get a lump in my throat. It will bde very emotional with Sir Kenny and now David Wall gone, as well as Aurelie retiring, at least she can pass on er performance skills now she is to be Ballet Mistress at the POB in the future.
  2. It looks as if the date for Aurelie's final performance in Manon is on the 18th May 2015, the ticket price is higher for this date as well can anyone confirm this (subject to change). I think booking opens in November 2014 so I rally want to go.
  3. I am feeling pretty sick about Miss Somovo taking over the performance, I really do not like her at all, There are so many better alternatives who could have been chosen. I am only going with a close friend who has always wanted to see Swan Lake, it would not have been my choice. Having experienced it for years when working with The Royal Ballet and other visiting companies I could have seen something different. Oh well that's life I suppose. I have poste d a message on the Mariinsky Facebook page.
  4. This is degusting I like many others booked specially to see Yulia. I have no interest whatsoever in seeing Somova.If there is no real reason such as illness, injury or personal reasons. It is very disappointing. The Artistic staff have a lot to answer for and the audience should be listened to after all we provide their financial resources. Perhaps we should also lobby the sponsors.
  5. I certainly think you have a point there, it kind of maybe? suggests the point of injury, as the distributions were so very late in coming out, (the day before the run started). It seems strange to tag a guest artist on right at the end for such a small number of performances. Is the POB getting short of Etoile's to be able to maintain their own personnel' Or just is it due to the changeover of Artistic Director?
  6. Aurelie did say she was giving the younger dancers a chance now, referring to Sleeping Beauty, as she did not feel she could give a acceptable standard of performance now, and that was not fair to an audience. I can see her point that it is in fact a mammoth task and must be very stressful. When you think of how Margot Fonteyn had to carry on to pay her husbands medical bills, it makes you realise the sacrifice that is made by stars without the security that POB enjoys.
  7. I did try to go to see Robbins/Ratmansky but the distribution only appeared on the 18th as the run opened on the 19th !!!! Which meant there was no chance for getting onto Eurostar. Actually in the end it was for the best as Aurelie only danced for a very short time in the end of Daces at the gathering.. It was hardly worth her being in the theatre for. I did actually get to see the performance that was broadcast on my computer, I wonder if Aurelie is okay as she has withdrawn recently from distributions, I wondered if she was injured again. I cannot help thinking if she will manage to perform a full evening with Manon in 2015.
  8. Well we all now know what the near future at least holds for Aurelie, she has been promoted to Ballet Mistress, after Laurent Hiliare's departure. which will be filled by Clotilde Vayer, the current Ballet Mistress. leaving the position vacant for Aurelie. I think this is good news, giving her the chance to make her mark on performances.
  9. This is quite an achievement for the company, I like Svetlana Lunkina a lot, and wish her every success in both her new country and company. Evan Mackie as well I am sure he will be a great asset to them.
  10. The Drummer Boy Solo. such jaunty music, and the early experience of choreography for the Guys, and the lovely melody of the Sylphide and the Scotsman Pas de deux. This was during the time of my introduction to the world of Ballet, an enjoyment I have cherished for all of my life, and which is still close to my heart today.
  11. As a teenager I used to go to the Festival Ballet and loved them, I even was a founder member of their Supporters Club. Thank you so much for revoking lovely old memories.
  12. Merle Park head of The Royal Ballet School, Alytinai Aslmuratova now head of the Vaganova School, Dame Monica Mason, Mona Inglesby in Australia , Madame Legat in the UK
  13. Thank you everyone, I had hoped maybe it had been on TV and someone had down loaded it. Oh well evidently not.
  14. Has anyone got a link to the film with Aurelie Dupont and Nicholas Le Riche of the above programme. I am very interested in seeing it as I missed it due to the strike on 12th May at the Garnier, when I had booked and went to Paris. I think it may have been recorded live and broadcast on TV and in Cinema's. I would be very grateful fort any assistance.
  15. After Aurelia's out spoken remarks I think she will definately be an under standing coach, in a clip from the filming of a fashion video she is seen with her progeny as their Petite Mammon talking to four girls There does not seem to be any harsh words only kindness. In the documentary that Cedric Klaplish made about Aurelie. her relationship with Clotilde Vayer seemed very close, which will be very good for her, as she will be taking over from Laurent Hillarie who is leaving. The fact that Aurelie has children of her own, must mean she is used to dealing with young people. Her husband Jeremie Belingard is known as a comedian and is considerate and pleasant so it would seem she enjoys a life full of happiness and laughter, so surely this will follow into her new career. You can see Aurelie collapse on the floor with exhaustion as people in the back ground laugh in Nicholas Le Riche's documentary and the other by Klaplish letting us see her sense of humour.
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