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  2. Profile picture - how can I remove?

    Yes, something not quite right there. I've also tried the No photograph option and it doesn't do anything. I'll investigate further.
  3. Sir Bruce Forsyth RIP

    Somebody on Twitter said she had assumed because he had been around for so long, he would never die. R.I.P, Brucie.
  4. Profile picture - how can I remove?

    Thank you for trying - it's a mystery? Well seeing as I have to have a photo I will try and make it a good one. X
  5. Sir Bruce Forsyth RIP

    Awww, that's very sad. Like Fonty, Sir Bruce's antics on the Generation Game are such a treasured part of my childhood. He was an absolute joy to watch and a man of many talents. RIP, Sir Bruce.
  6. Profile picture - how can I remove?

    Well that was an interesting exercise. I tried to use the "no photograph" option and the picture changed to an old one I must have used! I signed out and back in and it was still there!! So I've gone back to my earlier photograph and I'm no further forward. I suppose you could take a photograph of something random, or even a plain background and load that to get rid of the current image but I'm not sure what else to suggest at the moment.
  7. My first ballet was the full length Swan Lake, performed by the Sadlers Wells RB, in our local theatre. I was 5 at the time. I remember my parents telling me that I was absolutely entranced for the whole performance. It certainly triggered a lifelong love of classical ballet. My parents liked classical music, and often played the Tchaikovsky ballets, so I was already familiar with it. This definitely helped, I remember. If I was taking a small child, I would pick something with gorgeous music. I've sat behind small children several times at the ROH, and they have always been well behaved and quiet. Much better behaved than many of the adults I've had to endure over the years.
  8. Profile picture - how can I remove?

    Thank you Jan x
  9. Profile picture - how can I remove?

    I can see a picture PV. I'll have to investigate.
  10. Sir Bruce Forsyth RIP

    How many Saturday nights we creased up with laughter watching the Generation Game but also going back in time I remember seeing as a little girl Sunday Night at the London Palladium and of course in his later years Strictly. What a consummate professional and entertainer he was. RIP Sir Bruce Forsyth. There's a lovely pictorial tribute in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/gallery/2017/aug/18/bruce-forsyth-a-life-in-pictures
  11. Profile picture - how can I remove?

    I can't see a picture, PV - unless that's down to my browser? It doesn't seem to be showing a lot of people's photos/letters.
  12. Sir Bruce Forsyth RIP

    Such sad news, yet another icon of my childhood has passed by. ☹️
  13. Sir Bruce Forsyth RIP

    I can still remember crying with laughter at the Generation Game. He was just such a natural with members of the public, and managed to make fun of the situation without making the contestants feel embarrassed.
  14. Sir Bruce Forsyth RIP

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40978576 Very sad, although I'd been aware that he was in poor health for some time. He'll be much missed. The picture on the BBC website says so much about him. Condolences to his loved ones and all who mourn him.
  15. Sir Bruce Forsyth RIP

    Just seen the news on the BBC website. Sad news
  16. Knee drops!?

    I ran across this on Facebook this week and thought immediately of this thread. There's got to be a better way of moving to protect precious knees! (sorry that I can't find the video off FB yet)
  17. Hello! I've noticed my blank profile picture now has a photo added and I've no idea how but I'd like to remove it. I've tried to select no photo from the options on my profile settings but it doesn't seem to be saving? Could you let me know what I'm doing wrong? Many thanks x
  18. Hi, this is my first post here I've looked over the forum but cant find any mention of it but my daughter in September is starting Rambert's Pre-Vocational Course and I was just wondering if there was anyone else who was going and if anyone on the forum is, where your all from We are in South Yorkshire. Michshell
  19. I've locked this topic as the BRB Albert Hall Nutcracker auditions are already being discussed on the link provided by RuthE. Thanks Ruth.
  20. Press Release:

    THEO CLINKARD presents This Bright Field - Autumn Tour 2017 A full-length dance production conceived in two distinct parts by Brighton-based choreographer and stage designer Theo Clinkard An international cast of twelve dancers Performances in Glasgow, London and Salford Quays Media release: Friday 18 August 2017 – Following its world premiere as part of Brighton Festival earlier this year, choreographer and stage designer Theo Clinkard announces details of This Bright Field autumn tour 2017. This Bright Field opens at Tramway, Glasgow on 13 & 14 October, followed by Laban Theatre, London on 28 October and concludes at The Lowry, Salford Quays on 31 October and 1 November. After the success of Clinkard’s recent high profile commissions - Somewhat still, when seen from above for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and The Listening Room for Danza Contemporanea de Cuba - This Bright Field is Clinkard’s latest work for his own celebrated company. Clinkard and his company of twelve exceptional dancers, have crafted a dance event in two distinct parts that imaginatively asks the audience to consider the subjective and objective gaze and experiences of togetherness from a new perspective. In part one, the audience are invited in small groups to share the stage with the performers as they collapse and expand a maze of screens to direct and edit the audiences’ experience of their dancing. Within the miniature worlds created, time slows as captivating and unrepeatable exchanges between the performers elicit an atmosphere of intimacy and care. In part two, Clinkard’s choreography takes to the full stage on a cinematic scale. Back in the auditorium seats and with the familiarity of each dancer still in mind, the audience witness the twelve-strong cast navigate a series of social and choreographic settings. Movement, sound and imagery gradually build in momentum as This Bright Field becomes a highly visual and emotional experience. This Bright Field draws on an international cast of outstanding dancers and performers: Temitope Ajose-Cutting (England); Pau Aran Gimeno (Spain); Natalie Corne (Wales); Nick Coutsier (Belgium); Luke Divall (England); Mathieu Geffré (France); James Keane (England); Samuel Kennedy (England); Meri Pajunpää (Finland); Colas Lucot (France); Leah Marojevic (England); Stephanie McMann (England); and Crystal Zillwood (England). Stage Designs for This Bright Field are created by Clinkard himself. Clinkard has worked as a stage designer for over 15 years (Sydney Dance, Malmo Opera, Skanes Dansteater, Opera La Scala, Scottish Opera and Scottish Dance Theatre among others) and conceives the designs for his own work in parallel with his choreographic thinking. Clinkard is reunited with regular collaborators for This Bright Field. Live music is composed and performed by James Keane. Having worked with Clinkard as composer Of Land & Tongue, Chalk and Somewhat still, when seen from above, Keane has recently composed for Charles Linehan’s A Quarter plus Green that premiered at Brighton Festival in 2016. Other work includes creations for Clod Ensemble, Joss Arnott and many years touring as a musician with Hofesh Shechter Company. Guy Hoare (Lighting Designer) has been designing lighting for theatre, dance, opera and musicals for almost twenty years. His designs for dance have been seen all over the world and include pieces for Sydney Dance Company, Christopher Bruce, Arthur Pita, Shobana Jeyasingh, Mark Bruce, Ben Wright and Claire Cunningham. Hoare lit Clinkard’s Of Land & Tongue and Chalk. Costumes are by opera, film and theatre designer Rike Zöllner. Her designs for dance include Clinkard’s Somewhat still, when seen from above for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and work for National Dance Company of Wales, Motionhouse, NoFit State and Eleesha Drennan. This Bright Field is a Dance4 co-production. Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival, Dance4, Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership, The Lowry and Tramway, with additional support from The Point, The Miskin Theatre and the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Clinkard commented: "I'm thrilled to be following up our Brighton Festival premiere with a tour to three of my favourite dance venues, each of them well known for dynamic programming of contemporary performance and, together with Dance4, the organisations that have generously invested in this production. I'm excited for the opportunity a run of shows provides me and my company with, to refine, deepen and understand the full potential of This Bright Field. I'm really proud of this exceptional group of dancers and I can’t wait for their artistry to be shared with audiences across the country." -ENDS- NOTES: Theo Clinkard presents This Bright Field Autumn tour 2017 – listings information TRAMWAY, GLASGOW 
Friday 13 & Saturday 14 October 2017
 Tickets £15, £11 concessions
 Part 1: 7.15pm, 7.30pm, 7.45pm / Part 2: 8.30pm (ends approx. 9.15pm) 
Tickets are valid for both Part 1 & Part 2 / 0845 330 3501 / www.tramway.org LABAN THEATRE, LONDON 
Saturday 28 October 2017
 Tickets £18, £12 concessions
 Part 1: 7.00pm, 7.20pm, 7.40pm / Part 2: 8.15pm (ends approx. 9pm)
 Tickets are valid for both Part 1 & Part 2 / 020 8463 0100 / www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/labantheatre THE LOWRY, SALFORD QUAYS
 Tuesday 31 October (Post-show talk) & Wednesday 1 November 2017
 Tickets £16.50, £14.50 concessions
 Part 1: from 7.00pm / Part 2: 8.30pm (ends approx. 9.15pm) Tickets are valid for both Part 1 & Part 2 / 0843 208 6010 / www.thelowry.com/dance Age guidance: 16+ unless accompanied by an adult THIS BRIGHT FIELD trailer here Over the last 5 years, choreographer, performer and stage designer, Theo Clinkard has built an international reputation for creating affecting and visually arresting work which explores the communicative potential of the body and the empathetic nature of dance in performance. He launched his company in 2012 and has since created a critically acclaimed body of work which has toured across the UK and internationally (Hell Bent, Ordinary Courage, Of Land & Tongue and Chalk). Outside of his company work, Clinkard has undertaken a range of high profile international commissions. In 2015, he created Somewhat still, when seen from above for the renowned company, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch as part of their historic first evening of new work. In May 2016, Clinkard premiered The Listening Room for 20 dancers at Danza Contemporanea de Cuba. The Listening Room was recently performed as part of Danza Cuba’s 2017 UK tour presented by Dance Consortium. Clinkard has premiered 26 original dance works, many of them created for training institutions and youth companies in England, Austria, Chile, Ireland, Wales and New Zealand. Clinkard is an Associate Artist at Dance4, Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival and a Resident Artist at Greenwich Dance. www.theoclinkard.com
  21. "Usually similar" to a point... but not forgetting that Act 4 can have almost completely different music depending on the version!
  22. Is an hour enough ballet a week for a 9yo?

    Yeah, one of the logistical issues is where the class is and therefore can she walk there by herself (how far, are the crossings safe etc). And what time does it end and therefore am I happy for her to walk home by herself in winter when it's dark.
  23. Hi, there's already a thread on this... http://www.balletcoforum.com/topic/16020-press-release-birmingham-royal-ballet-holds-open-auditions-for-young-dancers-to-appear-in-the-nutcracker-at-the-royal-albert-hall/
  24. Details here: https://www.brb.org.uk/post/audition-notice-children-wanted-for-the-nutcracker-at-the-royal-albert-hall Interesting that they say previous dance experience not essential and also that they're not going straight to associates.
  25. Thanks so much for these piccies Don Q and sorry to miss you in the end last Saturday but sometimes you just can't get round the whole theatre in the intervals when too many people to see!! Though usually I do make a dash up or down from the Amphi when I can....part of the fun!
  26. The 2 1/2 year old sister of the 11 year old granddaughter had her first show outing recently at C.....'s end of year performance. She was quiet and engrossed especially when C..... was on stage. As C....'s number finished, the lights went down (children disappeared into the wings), lights came up waiting for the next number and little sister in a very loud voice said 'WHERE'S C.... GONE' of course bringing the house down. A bit more training required before we venture to a proper theatre
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