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About SusanR

  • Birthday 24/10/49

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    Ballet[of course], Bird watching, Films, Reading

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  1. Last evening I had the pleasure of seeing Ballet Black in Worthing! What a wonderful company. I can't remember when I enjoyed anything so much. The programme consisted of 3 pieces which were originally performed at the Barbican. House of Dreams, Captured & Red Riding Hood. I liked each piece, which is most unusual in a triple bill. The dancers are absolutely stunning. Lovely understated costumes & scenery. Red Riding Hood is so witty & funny. Mthuthuzeli November had great fun dancing the wolf. Cira Robinson was a lovely RRH & I was just so impressed by all the dancers. I do hope they come to Worthing again soon. Fabulous. Susan
  2. Thank you, Linda. I have sat in that seat before & from what I remember you only really miss a bit of the stage at the side. Also, there is no problem, usually, from people's heads in the way as the rake is good. I also like to be close to the dancers, although you can't see all the patterns they make. Hope that helps. Susan
  3. The ticket for The Dream is spoken for! All others still available.
  4. That's very kind of you Sim. Thank you. It is a problem I have had for a long time but seems to be getting worse. It makes travel difficult but is not life threatening. Susan
  5. Due to health problems I am selling the following tickets; Ghost dances, Rambert at Sadler's Wells 18/05/17 at 1:30pm. This is a schools matinee, shorter programme. Stalls K 33 £20 The dream triple bill RB. 03/06/17 at 12:30 pm. Stalls circle C94 bench seat with restricted view. £27.00. Don Quixote, Mariinsky 05/08/17 at 2:00pm. Stalls circle C99 bench seat with restricted view. £20.00. La Bayadere, Mariinsky 12/08/17 at 2:00pm. Stalls circle C92 bench seat with restricted view. £48.00. I will send tickets by first class post on receipt of payment. If interested please send a private message. Thank you, Susan
  6. I was at the screening of Jewels in Littlehampton last night. I hadn't seen it for a long time & was really looking forward to it. However Emeralds was spoilt by audience behaviour! The woman next to me had a noisy, shiny bag of sweets & was sharing them out with her companions. So, instead of enjoying the ballet, I was sitting there thinking ' why can't they wait until the interval', ' can no one sit for less than an hour without putting something in their mouths' & ' why do manufacturers put sweets in such noisy bags' ? In the end I leant across & said 'do you mind'. Thankfully things improved during Rubies & Diamonds. Thoroughly enjoyed Diamonds. Marianela was truly stunning, couldn't take my eyes off her. Poor Thiago. I always think he is a better actor than a dancer. Also, wasn't Kirsten McNally a super presenter? I also enjoyed seeing those beautiful jewelled ballerinas. I wouldn't have minded taking one of those home....Dread to think how much they cost. Probably out of my price range 😁.
  7. Thank you, Janet. I also wanted to know who the dancers in blue were & the conductor, set designer & costume designer.
  8. Thank you so much for posting this Estreiiita. I thoroughly enjoyed the performance. I actually thought the costumes were very pretty & loved the scenery in act 2. I liked the way the light kept changing. Wonderful dancing. My only complaint is that the credits moved too quickly so I couldn't see who was who.
  9. I have never seen Ghost Dances live although I have it on DVD. I just love the music & I get shivers down my spine when I watch it. I didn't get to see Rambert when they were in Brighton recently but have booked to see them at Sadler's Wells in May. Just hope ???? behave......
  10. I purchased a ticket for each of the matinée's before I had seen the casting. Initially I was disappointed, but then I figured that the first time I saw my now favorites I didn't know if I would like them either. So I shall attend each performance with an open mind. Annoying that the same dancers are in Don Q & La Bayadere though. I have to say that it is so irritating that the 'star' dancers don't seem to do matinée's. I would attend in the evening if I lived in London but there is always the concern of getting home or an expensive overnight stay! It seems ludicrous that in 2017 the last train home (for me) leaves before an evening performance has ended.
  11. I have been following this thread with interest but haven't posted my thoughts until now as they are so at odds with others! I am not a fan of McGregor & only went to the cinema screening to see Ferri.She did not disappoint. She is the epitome of elegance & grace & so expressive. It was also fabulous to see so many RB dancers who were stunning. But some of the movements are so ugly to me. Some pas de deux are more like wrestling matches & the lift where Osipova faced the audience with her legs splayed is just vulgar. I don't ' get' McGregor at all. Don't know how Woolf Works can be described as a masterpiece. To me it is more of ' The emperor's new clothes'. Sorry. I have put on my hard hat ready for the backlash. ????
  12. I can't stand the dance of the cygnets either!