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  1. Ones to Watch in 2018

    Great topic! I'm glad TTP mentioned Isabella Gasparini - I have loved watching her since her early days at NB and it is always a thrill to see her on stage on my rare sorties to ROH. Who else for me to watch? Of course - Brandon Lawrence, Lachlan Monaghan Max Maslen, Aitor Galende, Delia Matthews, Yvette Knight, Yaoqian Shang, Ruth Brill at BRB. Rachel Gillespie, Ayami Miyata, Gavin McCaig, Kevin Poeung, Matthew Moon at NB. Josh Barwick at Rambert. Jeremy Curnier at Kiel.
  2. Links - Sunday 21 January, 2018 Reviews - Royal Ballet, Giselle, London: Hanna Weibye, Arts Desk Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International Reviews - English National Ballet, Le Jeune Homme et La Mort, La Sylphide, London: Luke Jennings, Observer David Dougill, Times (also includes Gandini Juggling) Review - San Francisco Ballet, season opening gala, San Francisco: Leslie Katz, SF Examiner Preview - Australian Ballet, 2018 season: Cosima Marriner, Sydney Morning Herald Preview - Sarasota Ballet, Moving Identities, Troy Game, Valsinhas, Sarasota: Thomas Becnel, Sarasota Herald Tribune Review - Malpaso Dance Company, Indomitable Waltz, Ocaso, Face the Torrent, New York: Brittney Feit, Village Voice Feature - Stella Abrera: Terence Repelente, Manila Bulletin Review - Hong Kong Ballet, The Nutcracker (scroll down), Hong Kong: Kevin Ng, HK Economic Journal Preview - Jerome Bel, Gala, Saitama: Nobuko Tanaka, Japan Times Review - Strictly Come Dancing - The Live Tour, Birmingham: Rachel Elderkin, Stage Resolution 2018, The Place, London: Siobhan Murphy & Francesca Marotto, The Place Roison O'Brien, Some People Say Body Politic, Some People Say Kaia Goodenough, Reclaim the word slut!
  3. I met Violetta on the LFB/ENB Friends’ trip to Russia in 1986 and for years after, when I was a more regular London attender, would bump into her. She was such a lovely lady. RIP Violetta.
  4. Iain Mackay to retire

    Me too!
  5. Hello Buflesse and welcome to the Forum!
  6. Dance Links w/b Sunday 14 January , 2018

    Links - Friday 19 January, 2018 Feature - Marianela Nunex, Royal Ballet: Debra Craine, Times Reviews - English National Ballet, Le Jeune Homme et La Mort, La Sylphide, London: Zoe Anderson, Independent Naomi Cockshutt, British Theatre Guide Audio Feature - New York City Ballet at a crossroads: Marina Harss, WNYC News - Scottish Ballet to stage first major production in sports halls in highlands and islands: Phil Miller, Herald Scotland Review - Cullberg Ballet, Protagonist, Paris: Laura Cappelle, FT Review - Malpaso Dance Company, Indomitable Waltz, Ocaso, Face the Torrent, New York: Gia Kourlas, NY Times Review - Petit théâtre de gestes, Bêtes de Foire, London: Charlotte Kasner, Seeing Dance Review - Moscow City Ballet, The Nutcracker, Richmond: Aliya Al-Hassan, Broadway World Review - Russian State Ballet of Siberia, Snow Maiden, Oxford: Katherine MacAlistair, Oxford Times Preview Feature - Tulsa Ballet, 2018/19 season, Tulsa: James D Watts Jr, Tulsa World Review - Gravity & Other Myths, Backbone, Sydney: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald Resolution 2018, The Place, London: Friday 12 January: Mathieu Geffré, ACT; Kendall Farrell, Submerged; Lucy Palmer, The Left Hand Path: Donald Hutera, Times Tuesday 16 January: Tilly Lee-Kronick, Ripe; SkogDans, Gravity bears the truth; BDblaq Dance, SENSE: Siobhan Murphy & Daisy Moorcroft, The Place Wednesday 17 January: La Mirabellier, Sombre Sloughing; J7 Dance Company, The Other Self; Rugged Estate, Occupation: RUGGED: Carmel Smith & Emma Boxall, The Place
  7. Injury

    Hello Stardancer, I'm sorry to hear that your DD is injured. It is not possible for Forum members to provide advice about an injury. All I could suggest is that if you are getting conflicting advice would it be possible to ask for a second opinion?
  8. Dance Links w/b Sunday 14 January , 2018

    Links - Thursday 18 January 2018 Reviews - English National Ballet, Le Jeune Homme et La Mort, La Sylphide, London: Clement Crisp, FT Mark Monahan, Telegraph Stefan Kyriazis, Express Rachel Elderkin, Stage Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International Review - LA Dance Project, Murder Ballades etc, Philadelphia: Merilyn Jackson, Fjord Review Preview - San Francisco Ballet, 2018 season: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle Feature - Elena Lobsanova, National Ballet of Canada: Penelope Ford, Fjord Review Review - Compagnie Herve Koubi, Les nuits barbares ou les premier matins du monde, Boston: Marcia B Siegel, Arts Fuse Review - Robert North, The Snowman, Milton Keynes: Maggie Constable, Reviews Hub Review - Flavia Cacace & Vincent Simone, Tango Moderno, Glasgow: Mary Brennan, Herald Scotland Diary - Portland: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Arts Watch Feature - Joburg Ballet: Pinto Ferreira, IOL SA Review - Various companies, Dance Round Table, Taipei: David Mead, Seeing Dance And finally… Feature - The underwater sisterhood of the Weeki Watchi mermaids: Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald Tribune
  9. Done - I've moved all the relevant posts, including yours Capybara.
  10. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley and monks from the Shaolin Temple SutraMonday 26 - Wednesday 28 MarchPerformances: Mon - Wed at 7.30pm, Wed at 2.30pmTickets: £12 - £40 Ticket Office: 020 7863 8000 or www.sadlerswells.com“This unique, profoundly imagined show takes the concept of cultural exchange to a whole new level” The GuardianOne of Sadler’s Wells’ most successful productions, Sutra returns to London from Monday 26 - Wednesday 28 March to celebrate its 10th anniversary after touring around the globe to sell-out audiences. This award-winning collaboration between choreographer and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and 19 Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple in China is one of Sadler’s Wells’ longest running and most exhilarating productions. Sutra embarks on an international tour from March – May 2018. The show visits New Theatre Oxford on 23 and 24 March, marking the only other UK performance dates for the production. Since its first sell-out performances at Sadler's Wells in London in May 2008, Sutra has toured to 66 cities in 33 countries across the world. The production plays its 200th performance when it returns to the Sadler’s Wells stage. With Gormley’s striking set of 21 wooden boxes and Polish composer Szymon Brzóska’s specially commissioned score performed live, Sutra is a breath-taking spectacle of athleticism that explores the philosophy and faith behind the Shaolin tradition and its relationship with kung fu within a contemporary context. Sutrareceived the Production of the Year Award in the Ballet Tanz magazine 2009 yearbook, voted for by 30 international dance critics.Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s debut as a choreographer was in 1999 with Andrew Wale’s contemporary musical Anonymous Society. Since then, he has made more than 50 fully-fledged choreographic pieces and picked up a slew of prestigious awards. Cherkaoui is an Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells and assumed the role of artistic director at the Royal Ballet of Flanders in 2015. Notable works include Sadler’s Wells productions Sutra - a dialogue with the warrior monks of the Shaolin Temple - and m¡longa, alongside further credits zero degrees with Akram Khan, Dunas alongside flamenco bailaora, María Pagés, Play with kuchipudi danseuse Shantala Shivalingappa, 生长genesis with Chinese choreographer Yabin Wang and more recently Mermaid, a duet for Carlos Acosta and Marta Ortega which received its world premiere at Sadler’s Wells in September 2017.Since founding his company Eastman in Antwerp in 2010, Cherkaoui created the multiple-award-winning Babel (Words) together with choreographer Damien Jalet and Antony Gormley. He has also received international acclaim for his choreography in the film Anna Karenina and in 2015 was movement director for Lyndsey Turner's production of Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch. In 2016, he was conferred an honorary doctorate by the University of Antwerp for his outstanding contribution to contemporary dance. Cherkaoui’s production Pluto, a collaboration with Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon, performs at the Barbican Centre this February.Antony Gormley’s career has spanned almost 40 years; his works include Another Place, Domain Field, Inside Australia, Clearing, Breaking Room and Blind Light. His work has been widely exhibited through the UK and internationally. Increasingly, he has taken his practice beyond the gallery, engaging the public in active participation, as in Clay and the Collection Body and the acclaimed One & Othercommission in London's Trafalgar Square. Last year he worked with choreographer Hofesh Shechter on Survivor at the Barbican. In November 2012 an exhibition of major new works, Model, opened to critical acclaim at White Cube. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999 and the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007. In 1997 he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) and was made a knight in the New Year's Honours list in 2014. He has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a British Museum Trustee since 2007. Gormley previously collaborated with Cherkaoui on the Sadler’s Wells co-production zero degrees which premiered in 2005.The monks performing in Sutra are from the original Shaolin Temple, situated near Dengfeng City in the Henan Province of China and established in 495AD by monks originating from India. In 1983, the State Council defined the Shaolin Temple as the key national Buddhist Temple. The monks follow a strict Buddhist doctrine, with kung fu and tai chi martial arts forming an integral part of their daily practice. There are many martial arts schools that have also been set up in the region under the name of Shaolin, from which performers for many of the more commercial Shaolin Monk shows are drawn. The performers in Sutra however are all Buddhist Monks from the original temple itself.The title Sutra is derived from the Pali word sutta, whose primary meaning is a collective term for the sermons of Buddha. It is also a generic term for rules and aphorisms, in Hinduism sutras laid down the guidelines for proper conduct in life. The word in Sanskrit also meant string, thread, measure of straightness.Sutra is accompanied by a live, specially commissioned score for five musicians, including piano, percussion and strings by Szymon Brzóska, who also collaborated with Cherkaoui on Dunas (2009), Orbo Novo (2009) performed by Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and Labyrinth (2011) - his first full length ballet score commissioned by Dutch National Ballet. For further details of the Sutra 2018 international tour please visit www.sadlerswells.com/touringSutra is a Sadler’s Wells Production. Co-produced with Athens Festival, Festival de Barcelona Grec, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, La Monnaie Brussels, Festival d’Avignon, Fondazione Musica per Roma and Shaolin Cultural Communications Company.Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is a Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist NOTES TO EDITORSABOUT SADLER’S WELLS Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading creative organisation dedicated to dance in all its forms. With over three centuries of theatrical heritage and a year-round programme of performances and learning activities, its goal is to motivate everyone to experience dance – to take part, learn, experiment and be inspired. Audiences of over half a million come to Sadler’s Wells’ London theatres each year, with many more enjoying its touring productions at partner venues across the UK and around the world, or accessing its content through digital channels.Sadler’s Wells commissions and presents more new dance work than any other theatre in the world, embracing the popular and the unknown. Since 2005, it has helped to bring over 140 new dance works to the stage, many of them involving its 16 Associate Artists, three Resident Companies and four Associate Companies – the most exciting talents working in dance today. It also nurtures the next generation of talent through its artist development initiatives, and reaches over 25,000 annually through its learning and engagement programmesLocated in Islington, north London, the current theatre is the sixth to have stood on the site since it was first built by entrepreneur Richard Sadler in 1683. The venue has played an illustrious role in the history of theatre ever since with The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Opera having all started at Sadler’s Wells. Sadler’s Wells is a charity and a National Portfolio Organisation, currently receiving 10% of its revenue from Arts Council England.
  11. This link should work: http://www.edinburghfestivalballet.com I wonder if they will include the Bournonville style in the syllabus (oh yes please)?
  12. Northern Ballet School (Manchester) audition

    Hello Balletaddict and welcome to the Forum! Good luck with your audition.
  13. Ballerina attire

    I can't give you any advice but I hope you enjoy the class. Do let us know how you get on.