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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. BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST A national tour of David Bintley’s gothic fairytale from January 2019 aa Mayflower Theatre, Southampton: 30 January – 2 February 2019 Birmingham Hippodrome: 19 February – 2 March 2019 Theatre Royal Plymouth: 6 – 9 March 2019 Festival Theatre Edinburgh: 13 – 16 March 2019 The Lowry Salford: 20 – 23 March 2019 Sunderland Empire: 28 – 30 March 2019 Bristol Hippodrome: 1 – 4 May 2019 The storybook fantasy of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Beauty and the Beast unfolds on a national tour from January to May 2019. Love conquers all in David Bintley’s mysterious and magical production, which highlights the intriguing darkness of the original 18th century fairytale. A cruel Prince, cursed to spend the rest of his life living in a fantastical castle with the animals he callously hunted, finds salvation in the heart of a beautiful girl. Caught stealing a single rose, Belle’s desperate father exchanges his youngest daughter’s freedom for his own life. In his distant castle the Beast, stripped of his handsome features and his very humanity, must win her heart, or spend the rest of his life in bitter solitude... In this enchanting story of inner beauty, witness transformations, wild waltzes, soaring birds and a relationship between Belle and the Beast that is at first terrifying, but ultimately serene and beautiful. As previously announced, David Bintley will step down as Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet in June 2019 after 24 years with the Company. Beauty and the Beast January – May 2019 Choreography: David Bintley Music: Glen Buhr Designs: Philip Prowse Lighting: Mark Jonathan Mayflower Theatre, Southampton 22-26 Commercial Rd, Southampton, SO15 1GE; 023 8071 1811 mayflower.org.uk Wednesday 30 January (PRESS NIGHT, 7.15pm) – Saturday 2 February Birmingham Hippodrome Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham, B5 4TB; 0844 338 5000 birminghamhippodrome.com Tuesday 19 February (PRESS NIGHT, 7.30pm) – Saturday 2 March Plymouth Theatre Royal Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR; 01752 267222 theatreroyal.com Wednesday 6 (PRESS NIGHT, 7.30pm) – Saturday 9 March Edinburgh Festival Theatre 13-29 Nicolson St, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT; 0131 529 6000 edtheatres.com/festival Wednesday 13 (PRESS NIGHT, 7.30pm) - Saturday 16 March The Lowry, Salford Lowry Outlet, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ; 0843 208 6000 thelowry.com Wednesday 20 (PRESS NIGHT, 7.30pm) – Saturday 23 March Sunderland Empire High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX; 0844 871 7627 atgtickets.com/venues/sunderland-empire Thursday 28 (PRESS NIGHT, 7.30pm) – Saturday 30 March Bristol Hippodrome St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UZ; 0844 871 7627 atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome Thursday 1 (PRESS NIGHT, 7.30pm) – Saturday 4 May NOTES TO EDITORS: Birmingham Royal Ballet Based at Birmingham Hippodrome since 1990, Birmingham Royal Ballet is the United Kingdom’s leading classical ballet touring company performing a range of traditional, classical and heritage ballets as well as ground-breaking new works with the aim of encouraging choreographers of the future. The company’s Director is the award-winning David Bintley, CBE and Music Director is Koen Kessels. Birmingham Royal Ballet performs at Birmingham Hippodrome for approximately ten weeks of the year and the remainder of the year tours throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. The Royal Ballet Sinfonia is Britain's busiest ballet orchestra, playing for Birmingham Royal Ballet's wide-ranging programme in the UK and abroad. The Sinfonia also plays frequently for The Royal Ballet and many of the world's other leading ballet companies, including regular performances with; The Royal Ballet, Paris Opéra Ballet, New York City Ballet, Australian Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Kirov, Norwegian Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and La Scala Ballet.
  4. I hope not ... DB has given us some true masterpieces.
  5. 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.
  6. Links - Sunday 13 January, 2019 Reviews - Akram Khan Company, Until the Lions, London: Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide Mark Monahan, Telegraph Review - English National Ballet, Swan Lake, London: Sara Veale, Fjord Review Feature - Portraits of (Edward) Watson show brutal toll of ballet on body: Phoebe Southworth, Telegraph Feature - Popcorn and pliés … ballet turns to cinemas to get children dancing: Rob Walker, Guardian Review - Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, The Wall, Burnsville: Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press
  7. 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.
  8. 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:
  9. From the BRB website: Birmingham Royal Ballet launches international search for new Director 20 JULY 2018 The board of Birmingham Royal Ballet has today launched an international search for a new Director to replace current Director David Bintley CBE, who is stepping down at the end of July 2019. Sir David Normington, Chair of Birmingham Royal Ballet, says: The new Director will provide artistic leadership for the Company and create an ambitious artistic vision, drawing on the best of classical and contemporary works to inspire audiences and to connect with the diverse communities in Birmingham, London and the other cities in the UK and around the world in which BRB performs. Whilst the Board will make the final decision, it will be advised by an expert panel with a breadth of leadership experience working with major ballet and dance companies. The group will be chaired by Sir David Normington throughout the process. The panel comprises, in alphabetical order: Cate Canniffe Director of Dance and London, Arts Council England Rebecca Marshall Executive Director, Studio Wayne McGregor Kevin O’Hare Director, The Royal Ballet and former BRB Principal dancer and Company Manager Alistair Spalding Artistic Director & Chief Executive, Sadler’s Wells Ian Squires BRB Board Member and Chair of the Board at Curve, Leicester Sharon Watson Artistic Director, Phoenix Dance Theatre Monica Zamora Former BRB Principal dancer and Governor of the Royal Ballet Companies. International recruitment consultants Saxton Bampfylde have been appointed to assist with the search, which will begin immediately with a closing date of 24 September. The BRB board will be advised at each stage by the expert panel, who will also conduct the interviews of the shortlisted candidates and recommend a candidate or candidates for final interview by the board. The aim is to announce the new appointment by the end of the year. https://www.brb.org.uk/post/birmingham-royal-ballet-launches-international-search-for-new-director
  10. 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!!).
  11. 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".
  13. Hello Leila and welcome to the Forum!
  14. 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.
  15. Audience behaviour has been mentioned in the ENB Swan Lake thread ( http://www.balletcoforum.com/index.php?/topic/1595-english-national-ballets-swan-lake/page__pid__20096__st__30#entry20096 ) Alison suggested we start a new thread so we can all let off steam or praise, dependent on our experiences. The worst behaviour that I can remember experiencing happened in Sheffield some years ago. My friend and I were there to see Northern Ballet's Romeo and Juliet. The Friday night was an extra treat and we had to sit in the circle as the stalls were sold out. We were at the side of the second row and it was obvious that there was a "group" in the centre of the front 2 rows. Quite a few of the seats were still empty as act 3 started. Then all of a sudden the missing people appeared and insisted on disrupting everyone to regain their seats! I objected and refused to stand (OK probably causing even more disruption but I was incandescent with rage), was verbally abused and climbed over by several people regaining their seats!!! I subsequently discovered that these people were patrons of the theatre!!! They were obviously more interested in getting drunk in the bar than seeing the performance - pehaps they should have stayed in the bar and let paying customers see what they had paid to see. I handed in a written complaint to the theatre but never received a response. I abhor the fact that many theatres now let people bring plastic drinks glasses into the auditorium. I've seen a number knocked over and drink spilt. Some ATG theatres take the biscuit. They actually having staff selling bottles of beer, wine and soft drinks (hopefully plastic) in the auditorium! It's bad enough when people use their own initiative to bring stuff in but it is reprehensible that theatres are starting to encourage people to drink during the performance. Over to everyone else.......
  16. Jan McNulty

    Miko Fogarty

    Miko Fogarty featurette: https://news.berkeley.edu/2019/01/15/im-a-berkeleyan-miko-fogarty/
  17. 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.
  18. Jan McNulty

    Dance Links w/b Sunday 13 January, 2019

    Links - Wednesday 16 January, 2019 News - Carlos Acosta appointed as Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet: Mark Brown, Guardian Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times Georgia Snow, Stage Staff, Prensa Latina Review - Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, mixed programme, Los Angeles: Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review Featurette - Lukas Bjorneboe Braendsrod, Royal Ballet: Giverny Masso, Stage Feature - Misty Copeland, Calvin Royal III and the rarity of a black couple dancing leading roles: Laura Bleiberg, LA Times Exhibition Preview - Exhibition of Ballets Russes costumes comes to Worcester: Staff, Worcester News News - New York Theatre Ballet announces Spring 2019 season: Newsdesk, Broadway World Review - Lai Hung-chung, Boundless, Taipei: David Mead, Seeing Dance
  19. I would imagine it will be at least a year before we see the "Carlos effect". As the Birmingham season tickets will probably be going on sale in the next couple of months I am sure that the 2019/20 rep has long been decided. I thinking it will be a good move for BRB unless a disastrous rep is imposed. Carlos Acosta has a huge following outside ballet so that could help draw new audiences in.
  20. And the press release: English National Ballet Nutcracker / Swan Lake / Manon London Coliseum 13 December 2018 – 20 January 2019 www.ballet.org.uk This Winter, English National Ballet presents three critically acclaimed productions, Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Manon, at the London Coliseum. The company today announces Principal Casting for performances of Nutcracker and Manon, and, an additional performance of Manon. Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet said: “I’m thrilled that we’re able to give our London audiences as many chances as possible to see this wonderful production by putting on an additional performance. It's also a great opportunity for them to experience the remarkable talent shining across the whole Company, who have all really enjoyed bringing Manon to life." English National Ballet presents Manon, and also Swan Lake, at the London Coliseum in January 2019 following performances of both productions on tour in the UK this Autumn. Famous for its dramatic, challenging and expressive choreography, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon features some of the most demanding and fulfilling roles in ballet. Manon is accompanied by Jules Massenet’s haunting music performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. English National Ballet’s hugely successful production of the timeless classic, Swan Lake, choreographed by Derek Deane with music performed live by the English National Ballet Philharmonic, will bring some of the most iconic scenes in ballet, and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, to London audiences once again. Continuing its Christmas tradition of presenting a Nutcracker production every year since 1950, English National Ballet’s Nutcracker returns this festive season, following sold out performances in 2016 and 2017. Over 100 dancers and musicians bring to life the popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Waltz of the Flowers, performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. Principal Casting Nutcracker (in the order of Clara, Nephew, Nutcracker) Thursday 13 December Rina Kanehara, Jeffrey Cirio, Fernando Carratalá Coloma Friday 14 December (mat) Fernanda Oliveira, James Forbat, Daniel McCormick* Friday 14 December Erina Takahashi, Isaac Hernández, Aitor Arrieta Saturday 15 December (mat) Katja Khaniukova, Ken Saruhashi, Erik Woolhouse Saturday 15 December Shiori Kase, Francesco Gabriele Frola*, Fernando Carratalá Coloma Sunday 16 December (mat) Fernanda Oliveira, James Forbat, Daniel McCormick Tuesday 18 December (mat) Begoña Cao, Aitor Arrieta, Junor Souza Tuesday 18 December Alina Cojocaru, Francesco Gabriele Frola, James Forbat Wednesday 19 December (mat) Katja Khaniukova, Ken Saruhashi, Erik Woolhouse Wednesday 19 December Rina Kanehara, Jeffrey Cirio, Fernando Carratalá Coloma Thursday 20 December (mat) Begoña Cao, Aitor Arrieta, Junor Souza Thursday 20 December Shiori Kase, Francesco Gabriele Frola, Daniel McCormick Friday 21 December (mat) Francesca Velicu, Ken Saruhashi, Erik Woolhouse Friday 21 December Jurgita Dronina, Joseph Caley, Skyler Martin Saturday 22 December (mat) Erina Takahashi, Isaac Hernández, Aitor Arrieta Saturday 22 December Alina Cojocaru, Francesco Gabriele Frola, James Forbat Sunday 23 December (mat) Jurgita Dronina, Joseph Caley, Skyler Martin Wednesday 26 December (5pm) Shiori Kase, Francesco Gabriele Frola, Daniel McCormick Thursday 27 December Erina Takahashi, Isaac Hernández, Aitor Arrieta Friday 28 December Alina Cojocaru, Francesco Gabriele Frola, James Forbat Saturday 29 December (mat) Rina Kanehara, Jeffrey Cirio, Fernando Carratalá Coloma Saturday 29 December Jurgita Dronina, Joseph Caley, Skyler Martin Sunday 30 December (mat) Francesca Velicu, Ken Saruhashi, Erik Woolhouse Manon (in the order of Manon and Des Grieux) Wednesday 16 January Alina Cojocaru and Joseph Caley Thursday 17 January (mat) Jurgita Dronina and Isaac Hernández Thursday 17 January Begoña Cao and Aitor Arrieta Friday 18 January (mat) Emma Hawes and Rupert Pennefather Friday 18 January Erina Takahashi and Jeffrey Cirio Saturday 19 January (mat) Alison McWhinney and Francesco Gabriele Frola Saturday 19 January Jurgita Dronina and Isaac Hernández Sunday 20 January (mat) Alina Cojocaru and Joseph Caley *Debut in role Casting for Swan Lake to be announced in due course. Casting is subject to change. Please see www.ballet.org.uk for up-to-date casting. ENDS For further information about English National Ballet and to book tickets visit www.ballet.org.uk. Please note performance details are subject to change. Notes to Editors Alongside performances, English National Ballet will host a range of workshops and events throughout the Winter, aimed to provide a gateway into the world of ballet. Activities include on-stage workshops for all ages, Live Drawing, Family Events, and behind-the-scenes talks. For more details, see www.ballet.org.uk/whats-on/ Listings information for 2018 Winter Season: Nutcracker London Coliseum Thursday 13 December – Sunday 30 December 2018 Press night: Thursday 13 December, 7.30pm Box Office: 020 7845 9300 or www.ballet.org.uk/nutcracker Swan Lake London Coliseum Thursday 03 January – Sunday 13 January 2019 Press night: Thursday 03 January, 7.30pm Box Office: 020 7845 9300 or www.ballet.org.uk/swanlake Manon London Coliseum Wednesday 16 January – Sunday 20 January 2019 Press night: Wednesday 16 January, 7.30pm Box Office: 020 7845 9300 or www.ballet.org.uk/manon About English National Ballet English National Ballet has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1950 as London Festival Ballet by the great English Dancers Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin, it has played a major role in the growth and history of ballet in the UK. Today, English National Ballet is renowned for taking world-class ballet to the widest possible audience through its national and international tour programme, offsite performances at festivals including Glastonbury and Latitude, its distinguished orchestra English National Ballet Philharmonic, and being a UK leader in creative learning and engagement practice and delivery, building innovative partnerships to deliver flagship programmes such as English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s. Under the artistic directorship of Tamara Rojo, English National Ballet has gained new acclaim as it introduces innovative new works to the Company’s repertoire while continuing to honour and reinvigorate traditional ballet.
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    Dance Links w/b Sunday 13 January, 2019

    Links - Tuesday 15 January, 2019 Reviews - Akram Khan Company, Until the Lions, London: Louise Levene, FT Graham Watts, Bachtrack Richard Maguire, Reviews Hub Review - Bayerisches Staatsballett, Lady of the Camellias, Munich: Sarah Batschelet, Bachtrack Review - Ballet BC, Petite Ceremonie, To this day, Solo Echo, Tel Aviv: Ora Brafman, Jerusalem Post Review - Scottish Ballet, Wee Cinderella, Glasgow: Mary Brennan, Herald Scotland News - Paul Taylor Company plans multiyear celebration of his legacy: Peter Libby, NY Times Review - LA Dance Project, I fall, I flow, I melt, Los Angeles: Laura Bleiberg, LA Times Feature - The story behind this beautiful ad is the story of race in ballet: Cassie Werber, Quartz Preview Feature - West Australian Ballet, X-it, Perth: Tanya MacNaughton, Eastern Reporter Preview Feature - ScreenDance Miami Festival, Miami: Michelle F Solomon, Miami Herald Feature - Is Portland the newest dance destination?: Beth Whelan, Oregon Arts Watch Preview Feature - Shura Baryshnikov, Seattle: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times News - Jonathan Porretta of Pacific Northwest Ballet to retire: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times News - Sergei Polunin dropped by Paris Opera Ballet: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times David Chazan, Telegraph Preview - The 100 years of Bauhaus opening festival, Berlin: Emily May, Mutual Art
  22. I can appreciate it's not for everyone but I just love this interpretation. It has always made sense to me that the swans are male.