Jan McNulty

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  1. Speak of the devil. Two reviews of Whipped Cream for tomorrow's links: Reviews - American Ballet Theatre, Whipped Cream, New York: Apollinaire Scherr, FT Alastair Macaulay, NY Times
  2. The Michael Clark Company are auditioning: http://michaelclarkcompany.com/news.php
  3. Has anyone else seen ABT's Whipped Cream? I'd love to hear more reports about it.
  4. Assoluta, thanks for raising this thread. It is good to read recollections and as this is a public forum, while not a learned tome on the subject, it will help keep Mona Inglesby in the ballet-watchers' eye.
  5. There are still so many families looking for their loved ones too. It is just heartbreaking.
  6. Very sad news indeed. Condolences to his family and friends. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40018422
  7. Thanks for your latest review Ivy ... sounds interesting!!
  8. It's devastating news. My thoughts are with everyone affected by this atrocity. An ex-colleague was there with her grandson. Fortunately they are OK but obviously very shocked.
  9. Links - Tuesday 23 May, 2017 Season Review - New York City Ballet, Here/Now Festival, New York: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times Reviews - Royal Ballet, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Tarantella, Strapless, Symphonic Dances, London: Zoe Anderson, Independent Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times Jann Parry, DanceTabs Sanjoy Roy, Bachtrack Vikki Jane Vile, London Dance Review - American Ballet Theatre, Don Quixote, New York: Christina Pandolfi, Broadway World Review - La Scala Ballet, Progetto Handel, Milan: Martina Angioloni, Bachtrack News - Recommendations for upcoming performances in New York: Leigh Witchel & Martha Sherman, Dancelog.nyc News - Alexei Ratmansky plans a new (old) Harlequinade for ABT: Michael Cooper, NY Times Reviews - Rambert, The days run away like wild horses, The Three Dancers, Ghost Dances, London: Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide David Mead, Seeing Dance Review - Pennsylvania Ballet, Somnolence, Rush, 5 Pas de Deux, Philadelphia: Barnett Serchuk, Broadway World Feature - The founding of Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre in Atlanta: Scott Freeman, Arts Atlanta Review - Smuin Ballet, Dance Series 02, San Francisco: JB Rosario, SF Examiner Review - Boris Charmatz, Danse de Nuit, London: Josephine Leask, London Dance Review - National Dance Company Wales, Profundis, The Green House, Dundee: Roisin O’Brien, Seeing Dance Preview Feature - Slovak National Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, Bratislava: Zuzana Vilikovska, Slovak Spectator Review - Michelle Boulé, The Monomyth, New York: Martha Sherman, Danceview Times Review - English National Ballet & School, My First Ballet: Cinderella, Wimbledon: Naomi Cockshutt, British Theatre Guide Feature - Celebrating Carmelita Maracci: Jane Wollman Rusoff, NY Times Review - National Choreographic Festival, Salt Lake City: Heather Hayes, Deseret News Review - Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Spring Celebration, Dallas: Eve Hill-Angus, D Magazine Film Review & Feature - Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan: Katherine Cusumano, W Magazine Kenji Fujishima, Paste Magazine And finally… Feature - Rugby: From ballet to cage-fighting - how the All Blacks stay ahead: Patrick McKendry, NZ Herald
  10. Hello PopsLulu and welcome out of the lurking shadows. I have moved your query to the more appropriate Doing Dance forum. I am sure some of our members will be able to offer advice.
  11. There is a small car park opposite the BRB entrance in Thorp Street but it looks so tight I have never even tried it! The Arcadian Car Park brings you out directly opposite the theatre so you have only got to walk around to the side to get to BRB. Depending on how long you will be there you could pay up to £10 for the day. There is a multi-story (but no lift) and outdoor car park on Pershore Street which are much more reasonably priced but fill up quickly because of this. You then walk through the Arcadian car park to get to the theatre and BRB. Both these car parks are pay and display. Depending on how much time you have got there is the Bull Ring shopping centre or the Mailbox (which takes you out onto the canal network - gorgeous on a nice day). The Grand Central on top on New Street Station has some nice shops and lots of places to eat/dring. The museum and art gallery is also worth a visit and is only a 10-15 minute walk away; the cafe in there is nice too. If you've got more time there is the SeaLife Centre or the new library.
  12. Thanks DrDance. Here's a link to the website page with the details.
  13. Lisa, I am very, very sorry to hear this. I do hope Blackie turns up. Fingers crossed. Jxx
  14. English National Ballet Emerging Dancer LIVE Thursday 25 May 2017 From 7.25pm www.ballet.org.uk/emerging-dancer On Thursday 25 May 2017, English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer competition will be live streamed from Sadler’s Wells via Facebook. As well as being able to watch the full programme of performances, audiences will also get further insight into the competition, with interviews from some of the artists involved. Emerging Dancer LIVE follows the success of last year’s live stream which achieved over 10,000 views worldwide. Now in its eighth year, this annual event allows English National Ballet to recognise the excellence of its artists. Selected by their peers, six of the company's most promising dancers perform in front of an eminent panel of expert judges, before one receives the 2017 Emerging Dancer Award. World-renowned director and choreographer and former judge on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, Arlene Phillips OBE, will host the event. Also revealed on the night will be the recipients of the People's Choice Award as selected by members of the public, and the Corps de Ballet Award, acknowledging the work on and off-stage of a member of the Corps de Ballet. The inaugural Corps de Ballet Award was presented last year to Artist of the Company, Jennie Harrington, recognising her exceptional commitment over the previous season. Joining Tamara Rojo CBE, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, on the judging panel this year are former Royal Ballet Principal dancer and teacher Laura Connor; former English National Ballet Lead Principal dancer Dmitri Gruzdyev; former Royal Ballet Senior Principal dancer, teacher and choreographer Marguerite Porter MBE; Alfreda Thorogood, former Royal Ballet principal dancer, teacher and Guest Repetiteur for English National Ballet; and Graham Watts OBE, writer and chairman of the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle and of the National Dance Awards. The finalists will first perform a pas de deux, followed by a solo. This year will see Isabelle Brouwers and Emilio Pavan present the grand pas from Paquita, Madison Keesler and Guilherme Menezes will dance a pas de deux from Bournonville’s La Sylphide and Rina Kanehara and Aitor Arrieta perform the Esmeralda pas de deux. Isabelle Brouwers will then dance a solo from a Drift by renowned choreographer and Artistic Director of Royal Ballet Flanders, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. The piece is extracted from a short trio first choreographed for LA Dance Project. Madison Keesler performs We Move Lightly by Myles Thatcher, dancer and choreographer with San Francisco Ballet; and Rina Kanehara will dance Raimondo Rebeck’s Blind Dreams set to music from Philip Glass’s soundtrack from the film The Hours. Guilherme Menezes performs a new work, Flight Mode, from Danish choreographer Sebastian Kloborg whilst Emilio Pavan dances Proprioception, a new piece by choreographer Kirill Burlov set to Depeche Mode’s Heaven. Aitor Arrieta performs SelF, new choreography by Aleix Mañe set to three pieces; Flat of Angles, pt4 read by Benedict Cumberbatch, Hospital by Max Richter and Palladio by Karl Jenkins. This year’s finalists have been mentored by their peers in the Company. Pedro Lapetra has mentored Rina Kanehara and Aitor Arrieta as they rehearse Esmeralda whilst Senri Kou and Daniel Kraus have worked on Paquita with Isabelle Brouwers and Emilio Pavan. Alongside Barry Drummond, Kou has also helped Madison Keesler and Guilherme Menezes prepare for La Sylphide. Last year’s winner of both the Emerging Dancer Award and the People’s Choice Award, Cesar Corrales, will perform a pas de deux from Don Quixote with Katja Khaniukova. The Emerging Dancer competition is generously supported by Sue and Graeme Sloan. Casting and repertoire is subject to change. Please see www.ballet.org.uk for up-to-date details. For further information about English National Ballet and to book tickets visit www.ballet.org.uk Please note performance details are subject to change.
  15. Hello Balletdream and welcome to the Forum. If you search on funding (and I have also added a tag to your thread) lots of information comes up that you may find of use. I also added a Hammond tag. Good luck to your DD and yourself.