Ian Macmillan

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    Squadron Associations connected with my years as a RAF Navigator; choral singing; and ballet and dance after meeting the lady, now my wife, who had been a dancer with the Royal Ballet's Touring Company, and who still teaches and examines in the discipline. (Edited to say that in mid-2014 she resigned from examining after some 40+ years.)

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  1. Links – Saturday 22 April, 2017 Reviews – New York City Ballet, Fancy Free, Moves, The Concert, New York: Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, Bachtrack Carol Pardo, Danceviewtimes Review – Ballet Across America, Misty Copeland’s Program, DC: Alexander C Kafka, DC Theatre Scene Review – Wang Ramirez, Everyness, Paris: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times Tour Reviews – Rosie Kay Dance Company, MK Ultra, London: Judith Mackrell, Guardian Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard Rachel Elderkin, The Stage Reviews – Ballet BC, Alberta Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, ENCOUNT3RS Triple Bill, Ottawa: Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen News – National Ballet of Canada Tour dates in 2017-18: Staff, BWW Review – Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc, A Hundred Indecisions, O, round desire, Mo(or)town/Redux, Montclair, NJ: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times Feature – Behind the Scenes at Boston Ballet, Ex-RB Sleeping Beauty costumes still going strong: Madeline Bills, Boston Magazine Review – Dance Camera West Film Festival, Los Angeles: Jeff Slayton, SeeDance Review – Eugene Ballet Company, The Snow Queen, Eugene, OR: Rachel Carnes, Oregon Artswatch Review – Cincinatti Ballet, Never.Nest, Somewhere Close to Happiness, Karass, Eros Redux, Cincinatti: David Lyman, Cincinatti.com Review – Lesley Telford/Inverso, If; My Tongue, Your Ear; Spooky Action at a Distance, Vancouver: Janet Smith, Straight.com TV – BBC Young Dancer 2017 Grand Final at Sadler’s Wells tonight and televised on BBC2 at 8pm: - Preview Feature: Mars El Brogy, Marta Portocarrero, Matt Capon: Evening Standard - Interview – Shobana Jeyasingh, Chair of the Jury: Julia Dixon, To The Pointe
  2. But in the meantime, students can visit a chic bespoke Jeweller! http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/youve-never-watched-ballet-cambridge-12927858
  3. Links – Friday 21 April, 2017 Conversation – Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky & Christopher Wheeldon with Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times Reviews – New York City Ballet, Allegro Brillante, Four Temperaments, Symphony in C, New York: Mary Cargill, Danceviewtimes Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc Review – Ballet Across America, Misty Copeland’s Program, DC: George Jackson, Danceviewtimes Tour Review – Northern Ballet, Casanova, Milton Keynes: Louise Levene, Financial Times Second Thought – Royal Ballet, Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, London: David Jays, Arts Journal/Performance Monkey Review – Oregon Ballet Theatre, Terra, El Naranjo, Jardi Tancat, Petal, Portland: Martha Ullman West, Oregon Artswatch Review – National Youth Dance Company, Tarantiseismic, London: Donald Hutera, The Times Reviews – Marie Chouinard, The Garden of Earthly Delights, Toronto: Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail Michael Crabb, The Star Preview – Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas, Rain, Montreal: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette Preview – Mikhail Baryshnikov, Brodsky/Baryshnikov, London: Jessica Barrett, The i Review – Gabriel Missé & Carla Espinoza, Tango Program, New York: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times Review – State Ballet of Georgia, The Secret Garden, Falling Angels, Petite Ceremonie, Tbilisi: Katie Ruth Davies, Georgia Today News – Andre Uspenski Photo Exhibition – Royal Ballet Dancers, London: Jessie Thompson, Evening Standard Diaries: - New York This Week: Gia Kourlas, NY Times - Around Portland, Oregon: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch Review – Seeta Patel Dance, Not Today’s Yesterdays, Salford: Martin Thomasson, BTG
  4. A week on from Good Friday and I'm still with Bach's "Herr, unser Herrscher etc ..." when I need to be making headroom for John Adams' "On the Transmigration of Souls." Looks simple on the page but it's proving far from that, I fear.
  5. Links – Thursday 20 April, 2017 Feature – Sarasota Ballet, Margaret Barbieri and Checkmate: Nick Friedman, YourObserver.com Review – New York City Ballet, Allegro Brillante, Four Temperaments, Symphony in C, New York: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times Review – Royal Ballet, Jewels, London: Clement Crisp, Financial Times Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Walkaround Time, Trio, Herman Schmerman, Paris: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times Review – Scottish Ballet, Sinfonietta Giocosa, Motion of Displacement, Ten Poems, New York: Mary Cargill, Danceviewtimes Review – Northern Ballet, Casanova, Leeds: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs Preview – Australian Ballet, Nutcracker – The Story of Clara (Murphy), Sydney: Elissa Blake, The Age Review – Nederlands Dans Theater 2, Smoke and Mirrors 4-bill, Amsterdam: Isabella Zijp, Bachtrack Reviews – Hong Kong Dance Company, The Legend of Mulan, London: Louise Levene, Financial Times Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs Ka Bradley, Exeunt Review – Aracaladanza, Vuelos, London: Rachel Elderkin, The Stage Review – Fevered Sleep, Men and Girls Dance, London: Rachel Elderkin, The Stage Preview – Joffrey Ballet, Anastacia Holden & Global Visionaries, Chicago: Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times Preview – Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Huma Rojo, Eudaemonia, Silent Ghost, New York: Jack Anderson, NY Times Gallery – National Youth Dance Company, Tarantiseismic, London: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs Interview – Si Rawlinson on Wayward Thread’s Inherent: Staff, Londondance Video - #SpeakinginDance – Dance Theater of Harlem: NY Times Preview – Bay Area Dance Week: Leba Hertz, SF Chronicle Review – Le Patin Libre, Vertical Influences, Vancouver: Janet Smith, Straight.com News – Day of Dance in Flanders and Brussels: Tom Peeters, Flanders Today
  6. Links – Wednesday 19 April, 2017 Review – Scottish Ballet Digital Season, Under the Skin Series: Kelly Apter, Scotsman Review – Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Gala, New York: Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, Bachtrack Preview – Dance Theater of Harlem, Chaconne, New York: Gia Kourlas, NY Times Preview – Ballet BC, Alberta Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, ENCOUNT3RS, Ottawa: Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail Review – Aracaladanza, Vuelos, London: Louise Levene, Financial Times Reviews – Ballet Across America, Opening Night Celebration, DC: George Jackson, Danceviewtimes Carolyn Kelemen, DC Metro Theater Arts - Gallery – Rehearsal Pictures: Scott Serio, BWW DC Review – Atlanta Ballet, Allegro Brillante, Petite Mort, Firebird, Atlanta: Andrew Alexander, Arts ATL Second Look – Australian Ballet, Squander and Glory, Infra, Sydney: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing Review – Abby Z and the New Utility, Abandoned Playground, New York: Siobhan Burke, NY Times Reviews – Fevered Sleep, Men and Girls Dance, London: Philippa Newis, Bachtrack Donald Hutera, The Times Review – Hong Kong Dance Company, The Legend of Mulan, London: Anna Winter, The Stage Diary – Coming up around New York: Leigh Witchel & Martha Sherman, dancelog.nyc Preview – Trip the Light Dance Collective, MixTape Dance Showcase, Auckland: Raewyn Whyte, NZ Herald Feature – Ballets Russes and Russia’s Fashion Resurgence: Alexander Fury, NY Times Magazine
  7. Lee: It always helps to have a legal chap on hand at such times!
  8. This plan will still depend on her winning a vote in the House before there can be an early Election: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39630209 So not yet a done deal. Edit to add: OK, please remember this is not a political discussion site and, if things get too bitter, this thread or others will be closed.
  9. From today's Links: https://www.sfcv.org/reviews/san-francisco-ballet/a-ballet-couples-loving-swan-song
  10. Links – Tuesday 18 April, 2017 Reviews – San Francisco Ballet, Trio, Ghost in the Machine, Within the Golden Hour, SF: Claudia Bauer, DanceTabs Toba Singer, Culture Vulture Feature – Vanessa Zahorian & David Karapetyan, Swan Song at SFB: Janice Berman, SF Classical Voice Review – Scottish Ballet, Sinfonietta Giocosa, Motion of Displacement, Ten Poems, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc Reviews – Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet on Broadway, Seattle: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times Alice Kaderlan, Seattle P-I Review – Columbia Ballet Collaborative, 7-piece Mixed Bill, New York: Mary Cargill, Danceviewtimes Review – Hong Kong Dance Company, The Legend of Mulan, London: Debra Craine, The Times Feature – Ballet Ireland changing direction after 20 years: Christie Seaver, Irish Times Feature – Eva Maze, Dance Impresario: With Ballet In My Soul: Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune Documentary Preview – In the Steps of Trisha Brown: Leba Hertz, SF Chronicle Feature – IndigenousX – Australian performing arts’ new testament: Jacob Boehme, Guardian
  11. Sorry, for clarification - "RB Press"??
  12. Links – Sunday 9 April, 2017 Feature – Leanne Cope & Robert Fairchild & American in Paris: Sarah Crompton, Sunday Times Review – Royal Ballet, Jewels, London: David Dougill, Sunday Times Feature – Ninette de Valois & the 1946 Sleeping Beauty: Joe O’Shea, Irish Independent Review – Rosie Kay Dance Company, MK Ultra, York: James Ballands, BTG Reviews – 2Faced Dance, From Above, The Other, Fallen Angels, London: Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express Rachel Elderkin, Exeunt Review – TH Collective & WHYTHBERG, JACK, Los Angeles: Jeff Slayton, SeeDance Review – Compagnie Herve Koubi, What the Day Owes to the Night, Vancouver: Janet Smith, Straight.com
  13. I'm not seeing a problem either, to be honest. For example, I went back into my Links post this morning within a minute, having spotted a typo that I'd missed to that point. The post then started by displaying 'Edited a minute ago' and now it's saying 'Edited 3 hours ago.'
  14. Links – Saturday 8 April, 2017 Feature/Interview – Kevin O’Hare talks about the Royal Ballet’s 2017-18 Season: Debra Craine, The Times Review – San Francisco Ballet, Prog 7: Trio, Ghost in the Machine, Within the Golden Hour, SF: Janice Berman, SF Classical Voice Tour Review – Northern Ballet, Casanova, Norwich: Judith Mackrell, Guardian Reviews – Compagnie CNDC Angers, Inlets 2, Place, How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc Robert Greskovic, Wall St Journal Review – Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas, Work/Travail/Arbeid, MoMA, New York: Wendy Perron, Blog Feature – “Doggie Hamlet” – Is it Art? Gia Kourlas, NY Times Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Early Adventures Triple Bill, London: Anna Winter, Exeunt Opera/Ballet Review – Royal College of Music & Others, Les Fêtes d’Hébé, London: George Hall, Guardian Feature – Carolyn Carlson, Choreographer: Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle News – The night the lights went out in Philly: Peter Dobrin, Philly.com Gallery – Vanessa Fenton, Methuselah, Face of Forgiveness, London: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs Need a weekend workout? - Lauren Hibbert – My Workout: Ballet has given me strength: Daniel Masoliver, Guardian - Dance Workshop – Carmel and Rene Köster: Rachel Nouchi, Londondance
  15. Links – Friday 7 April, 2017 News – Royal Ballet 2017-18 Season: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times Review – Compagnie CNDC Angers, Inlets 2, Place, How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Early Adventures Triple Bill, London: Rym Kechacha, Bachtrack Preview – Australian Ballet, Faster, Infra, Squander and Glory, Sydney: Annabel Ross, Sydney Morning Herald Review – ODC/Dance Downtown 2017, 2 Programs, San Francisco: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes Diaries: - Next week in New York: Gia Kourlas, NY Times - Next week around Boston: Karen Campbell, Boston Globe Review – Paul Taylor American Modern Dance & Lyon Opera Ballet, Sacre du Printemps, Summerspace, Esplanade, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc News – Turmoil and big changes ahead at Atlanta Ballet: Scott Freeman, Arts ATL Documentary – The Trocks, “Rebels on Pointe”: T’cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette Annabelle Olivier, Global News Preview – Eifman Ballet of St Petersburg, Red Giselle, Chicago: Staff, BWW Chicago Feature – AXIS Dance Company aims for the sky: Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice Video – The Very Tiny Dancers: Gia Kourlas, NY Times Review – Dan Daw, Wild Card, London: Rachel Nouchi, Londondance Interview – Choreographer Malik Nashad Sharpe: Rachel Nouchi, Londondance