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  1. Jan McNulty

    Ballettschule Theater Basel & John Cranko Schule

    Hello Foreverballet and welcome to the Forum!
  2. Any incoming AD is going to want to be selective because they will want to make their own mark. If he is sensible however Acosta will keep the best of Bintley in the rep (a couple of the full lengths and one acters as well).
  3. I hope not ... DB has given us some true masterpieces.
  4. Jan McNulty

    Missing ballet through illness

    Thanks so much for updating us with your DD’s progress C4D. She is and inspiration to all of us.
  5. It literally was just the trailer at the very end. About 38 1/2 minutes in: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0c07ct6/front-row-late-series-4-episode-2 Or just look at the trailer here:
  6. English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s at the Royal Albert Hall English National Ballet today announces the Royal Albert Hall as a Hub Partner for their acclaimed Dance for Parkinson’s programme. Classes will be held once a month at the Royal Albert Hall, starting in February 2019. Led by specialist English National Ballet Associate Artists, in a designated space looking out over Kensington Gardens and fitted with a professional dance floor, the classes will be accompanied by live music and take inspiration from the Company’s diverse repertoire. There will also be opportunity for participants to attend cultural events and performances, including Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella in-the-round, which English National Ballet performs at the venue in June 2019. A UK leader for Dance for Parkinson’s, English National Ballet has been working with people living with Parkinson’s since 2010, the first major dance company in the UK to do so. Its national Dance for Parkinson’s programme, which sees classes held in London and at regional Hub Partner venues, offers people with Parkinson’s, their carers, friends and family members the opportunity to engage in high quality artistic dance activity. English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme has proven to support people with Parkinson’s to exercise, develop confidence, strength, and potentially lessen the interference of symptoms on everyday life. Classes are expressive, creative and promote feelings of freedom from the physical and social constraints of having Parkinson’s. Fleur Derbyshire Fox, Director of Engagement at English National Ballet said: We’re delighted to be working with the Royal Albert Hall as a Hub Partner. The Hall offers us a beautiful space in which to continue to deliver classes in West London and extend our offering for people with Parkinson’s to engage with dance in an expressive, creative, and supportive environment.” English National Ballet moves from its current premises in South Kensington to a new purpose-built home in Canning Town, East London, in Spring 2019. The hub partnership with the Royal Albert Hall sees a growth in English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme, allowing for a continuation of the delivery of classes in West London, in addition to those to be held in the new premises and across the UK. ENDS Notes to Editors: English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s at the Royal Albert Hall Classes run once monthly in 2019, starting 5 February, 11am. For more information on these classes and others in the programme, please see: www.ballet.org.uk/dance-for-parkinsons English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s is a national programme delivered in collaboration with our Hub Partner organisations. The programme extends opportunities for people with Parkinson’s across the UK to access regular dance and cultural activities and to engage with English National Ballet. Our Hub Partners are DanceEast, MDI, National Dance Company Wales, Oxford City Council and the Royal Albert Hall.
  7. Jan McNulty

    Completely off topic but places to eat in London

    I ate there once 5 or 6 years ago and it was fine but haven't been since. (I was on my own ... how often we hear about issues over service with groups (been there and got the T-shirt to prove it!!).
  8. Jan McNulty

    Dance Links w/b Sunday 13 January, 2019

    Links - Thursday 17 January, 2019 Review - Akram Khan Company, Until the Lions, London: Jann Parry, DanceTabs Feature - Alessandra Ferri: David Sanderson, Times Feature - Marcelo Gomes is guesting with Sarasota Ballet: Niki Kottmann, Your Observer Feature - Balanchine’s Apollo: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times Review - Jack Ferver, Inspiration is Everything, New York: Faye Arthurs, Fjord Review Reviews - Cuba Festival, New York: Brian Seibert, NY Times Los Hijos del Director, El Último Recurso Malpaso Dance Company, mixed programme Review - Aileen Passloff, Stepping Forward: One Foot (in front of the other), New York: Joel Benjamin, Theater Scene Coming Up - What’s happening in Oregon dance now: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Arts Watch Preview - Ballet West, Swan Lake, Salt Lake City: Melody Kester, Salt Lake Magazine Travel Feature - The best ballet and dance holidays of 2019: Nick Trend, Telegraph Resolution 2019, London: Review - Wayward Thread, Proxy; nat.co, Shifted; Trah and Chips Theatre, Taffeta Dreaming: Natasha Tripney and Keith Waits, The Place
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    Elmhurst tomorrow ? (8th January 2019)

    Hello Dancethusiast and welcome out of the lurking shadows. I'm sorry to hear that your DD has had a "no".
  10. Hello Leila and welcome to the Forum!
  11. Wednesday, 16 January 2019 PRESS RELEASE DANCEEAST LAUNCH THEIR SPRING SEASON WITH PREMIERES FROM JAMES COUSINS, RUSSELL MALIPHANT AND NATIONAL YOUTH DANCE COMPANY. The new year brings a new and highly anticipated Spring Season at DanceEast, featuring three premieres, and a regional U.Dance platform. The season commences with Epilogues, a premiere from James Cousins Company. Inspired by stories of division and separation, this new production weaves three duets into one emotive evening. Two new works sit alongside the ‘visually breath-taking’ (The Stage) Within Her Eyes, in which the female dancer never once touches the floor. “Strikingly original.” - The Guardian Presented by DanceEast and its performance company EncoreEast, Host promises to be a day of workshops, performances and debates focusing on the voice and experience of the older dancer. It will challenge assumptions about what the older dancer can bring to dance, how they want to be represented in performance, how they can dance and what they can dance about. Host is suitable for dancers over the age of fifty, along with artists, practitioners and choreographers working with older dancers. Danced by an all-female cast, TRIBE//’s debut work, Still I Rise channels the resilient, unapologetic nature of Maya Angelou’s poem. It is unflinching, relentless hope for the human spirit that binds this visceral dance work together. From pounding beats to stirring classical arias, the music drives the dancers forward. "Very beautiful and cinematic…like in Handmaid’s Tale – you’ve got to hold on to the last fragment of hope, that there’s a way out, a hope of change.” - Still I Rise audience member. After the success of the One Dance UK U.Dance National Festival in the East of England last year, DanceEast are honoured to be one of two Regional Platforms in the East this March. The second regional platform will be at the University of Bedfordshire. U.Dance East 2019 will provide youth groups from all over the East to come together and celebrate youth dance. Expect an energetic and diverse evening of performances from local dance groups as well as a special performance from DanceEast’s boys only performance company, Boys United. Lost Dog’s new production, Juliet and Romeo reveals the true story of the well-known tragedy. It turns out they didn’t die, they grew up and lived happily ever after. Well, they lived at least. With Lost Dog’s blend of dance, theatre and comedy, this duet prepares to take on our cultures obsession with youth and inevitable issues with longevity. “Squirmingly funny and no less heartbreaking.” – The Times. Towards the end of March comes Humanhood’s first group piece, Torus. Drawing inspiration from their tribal roots, this production will take audiences on a journey of chaos and stillness. This will be the company’s first visit to DanceEast and audiences will not be disappointed. DanceEast’s Company in Residence, Russell Maliphant Company premiere their new work, Silent Lines. Drawing upon extensive research into dance and anatomy, Silent Lines uses a variety of movement disciplines, animated video projection and lighting. National Youth Dance Company and guest Artistic Director, Botis Seva present Madhead, a unique evening fusing contemporary, physical theatre and hip hop. Botis Seva’s choreographic style combined with 38 young dancer’s energy and talent promises to make for an enthralling and energetic experience. Every year National Youth Dance Company visit DanceEast, and every year they impress. This year is very special as it will be the first time the company premieres their work outside of London, at the Jerwood DanceHouse. DanceEast ends the packed Spring Season with Seeta Patel’s Rite of Spring. Using the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam, Seeta Patel takes on the challenge of reimagining Stravinsky’s iconic work. With intricate rhythmic footwork and expressive prowess, Rite of Spring is set to be one of the most exciting flirtations between East and West in current times. The production encourages audiences to look beyond notions of exotic and orientalist perceptions of Eastern classical arts and to experience something new. Brendan Keaney, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of DanceEast says: “This is just the start of what we promise will be a really exciting year, we have lots of treats in store.” ENDS NOTES TO EDITORS Box Office 01473 295230 | DANCEEAST.CO.UK Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1DW SPRING 2019 PERFORMANCE LISTINGS JAMES COUSINS COMPANY, EPILOGUES Friday 8 & Saturday 9 February | 7.30pm DANCEEAST & ENCOREEAST, HOST Tuesday 26 February | 11.00am – 6.30pm TRIBE//, STILL I RISE Friday 1 March | 7.30pm DANCEEAST IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE, U.DANCE EAST 2019 Jerwood DanceHouse, Saturday 2 March | 7.30pm University of Bedfordshire, Saturday 9 March | 7.30pm LOST DOG, JULIET & ROMEO Friday 8 March | 7.30pm HUMANHOOD, TORUS Friday 22 March | 7.30pm RUSSELL MALIPHANT COMPANY, SILENT LINES Friday 5 & Saturday 6 April | 7.30pm NATIONAL YOUTH DANCE COMPANY WITH BOTIS SEVA, MADHEAD Saturday 20 April | 7.00pm SEETA PATEL, RITE OF SPRING FRIDAY 10 MAY | 7.30pm About DanceEast DanceEast is one of the UK’s leading dance organisations. It is based at the Jerwood DanceHouse in Ipswich, the home of dance in the East of England. DanceEast’s programme embraces the artistic, educational, social and recreational roles that dance plays in the local and national arts ecology. It places artists at the heart of the organisation, presenting high-quality, high-profile dance work in the Jerwood DanceHouse and offering artists support, development and stimulation via programmes such as the Associate Artist Scheme, Rural Retreats, Professional Development workshops, advanced level classes and the Choreographic Development Fund. DanceEast has been running a range of innovative community projects for over thirty years, working closely with partners on local, national and international projects. DanceEast is a registered charity, funded by Arts Council England, Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council, and donations from individuals, businesses, trusts and foundations. Thanks to Catalyst: Evolve funding, all donations DanceEast receives before 31 August 2019 will be matched by Arts Council England £1 for £1, doubling their value. There has never been a better time to donate, and contribute to the future of great dance at the Jerwood DanceHouse.
  12. Jan McNulty

    Miko Fogarty

    Miko Fogarty featurette: https://news.berkeley.edu/2019/01/15/im-a-berkeleyan-miko-fogarty/
  13. I hope he will be persuaded that the AD job is just that and not a choreographers job too. He has got a fantastic team behind him at BRB and with the David Bintley Fund having just been established hopefully DB will also still be around in an advisory capacity. From the amount of publicity his appointment has already achieved it's fantastic that the company profile must surely be raised even higher.