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  1. When my friend had problems with her hands (due to constant immersion in water) she was recommended to try a cream called Dermidex. I ended up using it too and used it for all sorts of dry and cracked skin over the years. I don't know if it is still available. I also have a tea-tree skin balm cream from Boots that is good for dry skin but you may not cope with the aroma if you are currently super sensitive to smells. I'm so sorry to hear about your crash Pups and am glad you are on the mend. Jxx
  2. I know all about senior moments Bruce! Yesterday I left the house for a walk with Chipdog only to discover I had left him behind!! My mind was anticipating seeing BRB last night...
  3. Goodness me, Yvette Knight and Brandon Lawrence gave an exceptional performance in Beauty and the Beast at the Lowry tonight. Their final duet was so beautiful and moving that I was reduced to tears!
  4. I saw this during its premiere week in Liverpool a couple of years ago and reported back here, including a couple of reviews:
  5. English National Ballet Dance Journeys 2019 Sadler’s Wells Sunday 7 April 2019 Performance at 6pm www.ballet.org.uk English National Ballet presents Dance Journeys 2019, showcasing the creative voices of young people on the main stage at Sadler’s Wells during the Company’s She Persisted programme. Dance Journeys, supported by John Lyon’s Charity, gives young people the opportunity to work as a professional company and gain an in-depth experience of the production process leading to a performance - igniting a passion for dance. Fifty young dancers from London schools Copthall School and Friern Barnet School, join English National Ballet’s ENBYouthCo to work together as one Dance Journeys Company to premiere Uncharted at Sadler’s Wells. Our 2019 Dance Journeys programme also features inspiring performances from ENBYouthCo, English National Ballet School, and English National Ballet to celebrate dancers at various points of their own dance journey. Uncharted takes its inspiration from English National Ballet’s She Persisted triple bill, and traces female pioneers, unstoppable sailors, courageous mountaineers, tenacious astronauts and imaginative writers. Direction and choreography of this major new dance work is by Malgorzata (Gosia) Dzierzon and Renaud Wiser, and choreographers Katie Cambridge, Hubert Essakow and Aaron Vickers. The captivating score is by Aleksandra Vrebalov, recorded by 70 young musicians from Royal College of Music Junior Department and Costume Design by Louie Whitemore. Tamara Rojo CBE, Artistic Director at English National Ballet said: “Through projects such as English National Ballet’s Dance Journeys we can help to encourage and nurture young talent. Supporting the next generation, and creating opportunities for them, helps us to further develop our art forms, reach new audiences and create the artists of the future.” Fleur Derbyshire-Fox, Engagement Director at English National Ballet said: “Dance Journeys positively impacts on young people, far beyond the project itself. Opportunities and experiences like this help to increase young people’s confidence, raises their aspirations and develops greater resilience and life skills in everything they do.” Dance Journeys 2019 also sees ENBYouthCo perform We Are Here, choreographed by Jo Meredith, reflecting on themes of power, transformation and strength from English National Ballet's triple-bill, Lest We Forget and what these mean to young people of today. This new work is highly physical and dynamic in nature, exploring control and manipulation within today’s society. English National Ballet School students perform Rosamunde, choreographed by Carlos Valcárcel, ahead of their performance at Youth America Grand Prix 2019 20th Anniversary Gala at the Lincoln Centre in New York on 20 April 2019. Completing the programme is English National Ballet, performing Vera, inspired by Vera Brittain’s memoir of the First World War A Testament of Youth. Choreographed by English National Ballet’s Stina Quagebeur, Vera premiered in 2014 as part of the Company’s programme for emerging choreographic talent (Choreographics) and was also part of the Lest We Forget programme last year, a series of poignant works to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. John Lyon's Charity has granted in excess of £200,000 to enable the development of Dance Journeys since its inception in 2009. With their support, over the past 10 years English National Ballet have built a programme which is recognised for its artistic quality, ambitious approach and authentic partnership engagement. Dance Journeys is a free ticketed performance. For more information on the programme please visit www.ballet.org.uk/project/dance-journeys/ Notes to Editors 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. John Lyon’s Charity John Lyon’s Charity (JLC) is the leading independent funder for children and young people in nine North and West London boroughs awarding circa £10 million a year to organisations that seek to promote the life-chances of children and young people through education. Children and Young People who benefit from the funding must live in the nine boroughs which make up the Charity’s Beneficial Area: Brent, Barnet, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and the Cities of London and Westminster. So far, the Charity has granted over £115 million to a diverse range of organisations including youth clubs, supplementary schools, counselling initiatives, arts programmes and academic bursaries. The Charity believes there is life-changing value in investing in children and young people long-term, in the place where they live. English National Ballet School English National Ballet School is a world-renowned specialist training centre for aspiring and highly talented young ballet dancers aged 16 to 19. Founded in 1988 by English National Ballet, today the school exists as a separate entity but maintains strong links with its parent company, sharing its commitment to excellence and access. Its mission is to nurture and develop the next generation of world-class dance artists; artists who are confident and versatile, able to push boundaries and bring their creativity to the fore. Students participate in a three-year programme, validated by Trinity College London, with graduates joining prestigious dance companies worldwide. Currently a third of the dancers at English National Ballet are graduates of the School. The School also offer weekly children’s ballet classes, ENBS Juniors, for 3 – 10-year olds.
  6. I had a very full day in Leeds on Saturday. While watching company class I was surprised to see just how much space the "simple bookcase" set took up! The dancers looked really cramped on the stage unlike during the performance when it looked as though there was oodles of space. I was right about this work bearing repeated viewings - I kept noticing different details, quite fascinating really! One of my friends mentioned that most people only see a ballet once and that you shouldn't need to see it lots of times to get something out of it. For me, it worked on the first night so on that basis I would say that it does work on all levels. Anyway, on Saturday afternoon we saw a glorious performance from one of the alternate casts - Antoinette Brooks Daw as Victoria, Mariana Rodrigues as mature Beatrice, Rachael Gillespie as young Beatrice with Gavin McCaig as John Brown, Jonathan Hanks as Liko and Sean Bates as Albert. The performance was absolutely scintillating and I hope to see them again later in the tour. The evening was very special indeed! it was the valedictory performance for Pippa Moore. All the dancers rose to this special occasion and it was a truly memorable performance. At the curtain calls the celebrations started when Pippa was presented with a gorgeous bouquet by her real-life partner and then David Nixon came on and made a moving speech about Pippa and her career with NB. It really was a privilege to be there on Saturday night giving Pippa the standing ovation she so deserves and remembering back on her fabulous career. Pippa is the last dancer still dancing with the company from the Christopher Gable era. As has become the norm for celebrating special dancers with NB there was a programme insert devoted to Pippa. I was thrilled to see from Mark Skipper's message that Pippa will be "moving on to a new role in the Company as well as supporting the training of young dancers in the Academy". She will also be continuing with audio descriptions and touch tours for the Learning department. Congratulations and that you Pippa Moore! Long may we continue to see you at Northern Ballet.
  7. All Night Long: Art Night 2019 Takes Place This June in Walthamstow and King's Cross Barbara Kruger, ‘Untitled (Blind Idealism Is...)’ (2016). A High Line Commission, on view March 2016 - March 2017. Photo by Timothy Schenck. Courtesy of Friends of the High Line NOCTURNAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATES THE FIRST MAYOR'S LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE IN WALTHAM FOREST WITH PROGRAMME OF 12 CURATED COMMISSIONS ON 22 JUNE  12 MAJOR CURATED COMMISSIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 2019'S ART NIGHT INCLUDING WORK BY ARTISTS BARBARA KRUGER, CHRISTINE SUN KIM, JULIE CUNNINGHAM AND EMMA TALBOT  ART NIGHT TO TAKE PLACE IN KING'S CROSS AND WALTHAMSTOW, AS PART OF FIRST EVER MAYOR'S LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE YEAR OF EVENTS ACROSS WALTHAM FOREST  FESTIVAL WILL EXPLORE THE DISTINCT IDENTITY, CULTURE AND ARCHITECTURE OF WALTHAM FOREST, HIGHLIGHTING THE AREA'S EXPANSIVE MARKET CULTURE ALONG AND AROUND WALTHAMSTOW HIGH STREET London’s largest contemporary art festival, Art Night, announces first details of the Curated Programme - a selection of internationally acclaimed artists presenting 12 commissions in locations around Walthamstow and King’s Cross. Curated by Helen Nisbet – her first edition as Art Night’s Artistic Director – the programme will take place on the night of 22 June 2019, beginning at 5.00pm in King’s Cross and7.00pm in Walthamstow, and running throughout the night. Art Night is generously supported by international auction house Phillips for the fourth year running, and this year takes place as part of the official programme for the first ever Mayor's London Borough of Culture in Waltham Forest. In 1993 the London pop group East 17 released their single It’s Alright, heralding a new era for boy bands and making E17 the most exciting postcode in popular culture. In 2019 this songprovides the inspiration for the fourth Art Night festival in Walthamstow and King’s Cross.The 12 Art Night curated projects have been conceived in response to the physical context of these locations and the communities who use them. The festival will explore the distinct identity, culture and architecture of Waltham Forest, highlighting the area's expansive market culture through a series of new commissions along and around Walthamstow High Street – Europe’s longest outdoor market – and other locallandmarks. Additional activations will take place in King’s Cross – London’s dynamictransport and culture hub, only 14 minutes on the tube from Walthamstow – encouraging audiences to enter the Art Night trail via the 24-hour Night Tube on the Victoria Line. Each artist has been invited to consider ideas around Hope, Love and The Future and how communities might care for and support one other amidst a time of political and cultural uncertainty. Art Night 2019 will occupy familiar places where people are brought together in everyday life– the market, cinema, pub, community centre, library, shopping mall, museum, car park, school, places of worship and the street. Over a dozen iconic and unique public sites such asWalthamstow Town Square, Walthamstow Library and The Mall in Walthamstow and Coal Drops Yard and Cubitt Square in King’s Cross will feature in the Art Night Curated programme. From cultural landmarks William Morris Gallery and the kilometre- long Walthamstow Market, to the more unusual Walthamstow car park and listed 1930s former cinema Mirth Marvel & Maud, Art Night 2019 will continue to unlockLondon’s extraordinary public and private spaces to transform them for one night only. The Curated Programme will comprise of new commissions by internationally renowned artists including Barbara Kruger, who will be presenting her first large-scale outdoorcommission in 15 years in the UK, in Walthamstow’s Town Square - questioning consumerism, individual autonomy, desire and power. Christine Sun Kim will transformCoal Drops Yard in King’s Cross with a three-part commission, collaborating with students at the local Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children to create two works – an experimental new multi-channel video installation and a text-based ‘declaration’ in CubittSquare, as well as a durational sound piece at the new arts-focused COS space in Coal Drops Yard, exploring how experiences of deafness shape understandings of language and culture. Artist duo Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings will present a ‘musical spectacle’ travellingthrough Walthamstow Market, which brings together musical genres – including disco, House, High NRG and Pop – into a single dramatic vision performed and centred around a Pride float. Further highlights of the Curated Programme include: ● Oscar Murillo will be working in close collaboration with people in Walthamstowbefore, during and after the festival to create a new commission titled Welcome to themembers’ club. ● Artist and composer Joe Namy will plug into London’s custom-designed car stereo subculture, presenting a sound installation using local car owners' vehicles and their sound systems in a Walthamstow car park. ● Alice Theobald will present a new site-specific video installation and live music performance staged in The Mall, Walthamstow. Made in collaboration with a localacting coach and shooting on location in Walthamstow shops, Theobald’s 2-channel video installation will explore aspects of the performance of everyday life and the concept of buyer's remorse, referencing popular TV makeover shows such as Queer Eye, What Not To Wear and Streetmate. ● Working in collaboration, artist Cory Arcangel and organist Hampus Lindwallhave invited a group of artists and musicians to compose new music to be performed on the organ of St Mary’s Church Walthamstow. The commissioned artists include: Ellen Arkbro, Pierre Bismuth, Kara-Lis Coverdale, Hanne Lippard, Haroon Mizra, Charlemagne Palestine, as well as world premieres by the commissionaires. ● Award-winning dancer and choreographer Julie Cunningham will present a new performance, continuing their research into the queer body, at a school in Walthamstow. ● The historic reading room of Walthamstow Library will host a multimedia theatrical installation by Zadie Xa, inviting audiences to enter into an immersive, subaquatic and marine environment of spoken word, with impromptu performances by dancers and musicians throughout the night. This project is a co-commission with YARAT and Tramway, Glasgow. ● Frances Stark's The Magic Flute - a collaborative interpretation of Mozart’s famousopera with conductor Danko Drusko, performed and recorded with a group of young musicians (aged between 10-19 years old) from Los Angeles - will be screened at 1930s listed cinema Mirth, Marvel & Maud. ● Exploring real and fictional figures from Mauritian, Madagascan, and British colonial histories, Shiraz Bayjoo will work in collaboration with young people from Mission Grove Primary School in Walthamstow. The commission will draw upon Bayjoo’sresearch and practice on European legacies throughout the Indian ocean region, and consider the UN’s convention on children’s rights, set against a dystopian landscape offailed states and ecology. This project is a co-commission with Iniva. ● Emma Talbot will present a series of paintings on silk installed at William Morris Gallery and other Walthamstow locations, responding to the work of Madge Gill - a self-taught artist, medium and spiritualist who was born in Walthamstow in 1882 - whose solo exhibition will open at William Morris Gallery on the same night. Running alongside Art Night's Curated Programme will be special projects and events selected as part of Art Night Open, directed by Zarina Rossheart, which offers cultural organisations, as well as independent artists and curators, the opportunity to take part in the festival and respond to the 2019 themes and cultural trail. Details of these projects will be announced in the coming months. Helen Nisbet, Artistic Director of Art Night 2019, said: “It’s an honour to curate these 12 projects for the fourth edition of Art Night. The artists arebrilliant, and their projects are very exciting. The Art Night Curated Programme centres on Walthamstow Market - Europe’s longest market. This year, artists are making work in the places people shop, learn and socialise - often collaborating with those who use them. At CoalDrops Yard in King’s Cross we’re working with Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children so at both sites we’re thinking about who public space belongs to and who gets to be representedin major contemporary art festivals.” Ksenia Zemtsova and Philippine Nguyen, Co-Founders of Art Night, said: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Mayor's first London Borough ofCulture in Waltham Forest, to fill public spaces and unusual venues with free art this Summer. As part of Art Night's ongoing commitment to widening audiences for contemporary art, we are pleased to announce the first details of the 2019 programme, which will celebrate London's cultural offering outside of Zone 1. Linking this year's two locations - Walthamstow Central and King's Cross - will be the 24-Hour Night Tube on TfL'sVictoria Line, which will make the journey home all that much easier!” Justine Simons, Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries, said: “It is exciting that Art Night will be taking place across Waltham Forest this year as part ofour London Borough of Culture programme. It will be inspiring to see everyday places –from markets and community centres to libraries and shopping centres – displaying free art for all to see and internationally renowned artists collaborating with local young people. This is exactly what the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture is all about – putting world- leading culture and creativity at the heart of our communities.” Sam Hunt, Creative Director of Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture, said: “Art Night has been on the journey with Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture fromthe very beginning – it was a key part of our bid and encapsulates our vision of making artaccessible to all. We are so excited to see artists’ work in every corner of Walthamstow – from unexpected places, in car parks and shopping centres, to the borough’s renownedWilliam Morris Gallery. We hope thousands of people from the borough will embark on anocturnal adventure to discover some of the world’s greatest artists in their hometown.” Rachele Caltagirone, Kings Cross Senior Projects Director, said: “We are delighted to be a part of this year’s Art Night, London’s largest contemporary art festival. Our vision for King’s Cross is to create a cultural hub and to provide our visitorswith an opportunity to discover something new and unexpected, and this is exactly what Art Night offers. As the starting point for this year’s Art Night, we invite the public to discoverfantastic art events and commissions by local and international artists. We look forward to unveiling the full programme for King's Cross in April and revealing our exciting partnersfor 2019.” - ENDS - NOTES TO EDITORS Art Night is supported by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. A schedule and details of the Art Night 2019 route will be available nearer the time to help people plan their trip. ART NIGHT Art Night is London’s largest free contemporary art festival, transforming the city annually for one unforgettable night. Each year, Art Night invites a leading cultural institution or curator to explore the history, culture and architecture of a different part of London, inspiring a series of new commissions, one off events and premieres by international and local artists from all stages of their careers. Alongside this, the Art Night Open programme offers local organisations, independent artists and curators the opportunity to take part in the festival - responding to the curatorial ideas and cultural trail. Art Night contributes to the UK’s art sector through its Legacy programme, which delivers co-commissions, acquisitions for public collections and prolonged display periods - enabling broader audiences to enjoy the programme, year-round. The festival was conceived and founded by Ksenia Zemtsova and Philippine Nguyen. Visit: http://artnight.london Twitter: @ARTNIGHTLDN, Instagram: @ARTNIGHTLDN, Facebook Art Night Art Night is administrated by ArtCity Nights, a registered charity no 1164449. THE MAYOR’S LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE AWARD The London Borough of Culture award is a major new initiative launched by the Mayor of London in June 2017 and inspired by the UK City and European Capital of Culture programmes. The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture award brings Londoners together. Putting culture at the heart of local communities, where it belongs. Shining a light on the character and diversity of London’s boroughs and showing culture is for everyone. Now more than ever, the Mayor wants Londoners to get to know each other and feel part of our great city. Thanks to this new award, all Londoners will now have the chance to be part of something extraordinary. In total, 22 boroughs bid for £1million funding to stage a year-long programme of cultural events and initiatives, and to develop a plan to make culture an integral part of the borough’s future. Waltham Forest will be London Borough of Culture in 2019 and Brent will be London Borough of Culture in 2020. A panel of experts and City Hall officers read and moderated the bids. Experts were from institutions including City Bridge Trust, Historic England, Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Heritage Lottery Fund and the City of London. Recommendations were made to the Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries, Justine Simons OBE and the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, who made the final decision. The winning boroughs of Waltham Forest and Brent were chosen based on their artistic vision and ambition to deliver outstanding cultural initiatives in their local area, putting communities at the centre of the programme design and delivery. The successful boroughs have demonstrated how winning the title will enable them to deliver their long-term ambitions, put local people at the heart of the programme, and showcase a diverse, vibrant and inclusive programme of work. WALTHAM FOREST LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE 2019 Waltham Forest is the Mayor’s first London Borough of Culture. The award, the flagship programme in his culture strategy, was a major new initiative launched by Sadiq to put culture at the heart of London’s communities. More than 15,000 people backed Waltham Forest’s bid, which aims to inspire 85% of households to participate in the cultural year, engage every school in the area in arts and culture, and to attract over half a million new visitors to the borough. The year will explore the themes ‘Radicals’, ‘Makers’ and ‘Fellowship’ in a collaboration between local residents, artists and creatives creating a once in a life time celebration of the place we call ‘home’. Waltham Forest, London Borough of Culture 2019 will shine a light on the character, diversity and cultures of the borough, the things we have in common and the things that make us different, a year-long celebration of the real cultures of London by the people who live here. FUNDING FOR LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE The two winning London Boroughs of Culture (2019 and 2020) will receive a guaranteed fund of £1.35 million. This comprises of £1.25m pledged by City Hall with additional support from the City Bridge Trust of £100,000. In addition, a total of £1,004,000 has been allocated to up to six additional boroughs for individual landmark projects – the Mayor’s Cultural Impact Award. This comprises £904,000 from City Hall and £100,000 from the City Bridge Trust. The winning boroughs will also be supported to bid for funds that have been agreed by external partners Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Heritage Lottery Fund. The Heritage Lottery Fund and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation will work with the winning boroughs to help them secure further funding for bespoke cultural projects that will help bring real change to local boroughs. Boroughs are expected to provide at least 30% match funding (25% in cash, 5% in kind). ABOUT THE CITY OF LONDON CORPORATION The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK www.cityoflondon.gov.uk ABOUT CITY BRIDGE TRUST City Bridge Trust is the City of London Corporation's charitable funder. It is London's biggest independent grant giver, making grants of £20 million a year to tackle disadvantage across the capital. City Bridge Trust has awarded more than 7,700 grants totalling over £370 million since it first began in 1995. It helps achieve the City Corporation's aim of changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of Londoners. AIRBNB Airbnb is supporting the London Borough of Culture with funding to promote healthy tourism. Airbnb’s Community Tourism Programme, will support the Mayor’s winning boroughs – Waltham Forest and Brent – by funding innovative local community project ‘Listen Local’. This will place writers in Waltham Forest and Brent to work with local creative talent and their communities to uncover hidden stories about local people and places. Find out more and explore the programme at wfculture19.co.uk. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @WFCulture19 #WFCulture19 PHILLIPS Phillips is a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st Century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewellery, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting. Auctions and exhibitions are held at salerooms in London, New York, Geneva, and Hong Kong, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world, and is committed to supporting contemporary arts and culture through a worldwide programme of Arts Partnerships. Visit www.phillips.com for further information. Art Night would like to thank its 2019 Partners and Supporters: Argent, Arts Council England, ArtSocial Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Cass Art, COS, frieze, Goethe-Institut London, Hiscox, Iniva, Jack Arts, Korean Cultural Centre UK, Lisson Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest, Mayor of London, Phillips, Tramway Glasgow, Visit London, William Morris Gallery and Yarat Contemporary Art Space.
  8. This popped up on my Facebook timeline this morning. I've just spent a blissful half hour watching it. It's available till 23rd April. https://www.arte.tv/en/videos/083017-003-A/the-seasons-canon-by-crystal-pite-at-the-paris-opera/?xtor=CS1-41&kwp_0=1130756&kwp_4=3705806&kwp_1=1549888&fbclid=IwAR2F_zgb5N1KET7WNDmYKPKQac3Us57OCS3HHEuK39w03n9vQWSlON-R7Hw
  9. Hello Mumofdancegirls and welcome to the Forum! I've moved your post to the more appropriate Doing Dance forum and added a couple of tags. If you click on the YDA tag you will get a list of loads of previous threads about YDA.
  10. Links - Monday 18 March 2019 Reviews - Ballet Black, Pendulum, CLICK!, Ingoma, London: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide Review - Hofesh Shechter Company, Grand Finale, Adelaide: Rhys Ryan, Limelight Report - Tribute for Dame Margaret Scott: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing Reviews - Russell Maliphant & Vangelis, The Thread, London: Sanjoy Roy, Guardian Debra Craine, Times Gallery - Queensland Ballet, Dangerous Liaisons (behind the scenes), Brisbane: David Kelly, Guardian Review - Meryl Tankard & Restless Dance Theatre, Zizanie, Adelaide: Gordon Forester, Limelight Review - Batsheva Dance Company, Venezuela, Los Angeles: Laura Bleiberg, LA Times Review - Ballet Manila, Deux (mixed programme), Manila: Marge C Enriquez, Philippines Inquirer Review - Nana Bilus Abaffy, Post Reality Vision, Melbourne: Jana Perkovic, Brisbane Times Review - Frantic Assembly, Into the light, Salford: Sam Lowe, Reviews Hub Review - Monica Bill Barnes & Company, Happy Hour, Boston: Marcia B Siegel, Arts Fuse Preview Feature - METdance, Better Together, Houston: Staff, Houston Chronicle Film Feature - When extremes attract: Dance and horror’s new pas de deux: Gia Kourlas, NY Times Film Review - Girl: Mark Kermode, Observer Review - Giovanni Pernice, Dance is Life, London: Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World
  11. I always understood that it was British and Commonwealth?
  12. You could add a signature to your profile that includes a link to her website and a short explanation. Details of how to add a signature are included in the Acceptable Use Policy. Instagram and twitter (both using hash tags) could also be useful.
  13. Hello Cabbie and welcome to the Forum!
  14. Links - Friday 15 March 2019 Reviews - San Francisco Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, San Francisco: Rita Felciano, Danceview Times Toba Singer, Culture Vulture Feature - Jennifer Stahl, San Francisco Ballet: Skylar De Paul, Daily Californian Reviews - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Beauty and the Beast, Edinburgh: Kelly Apter, The List Dominic Corr, Reviews Hub Review - Sarasota Ballet, Apparitions, Stars and Stripes, Sarasota: Carolina Trbovich, Broadway World Review - BalletBoyz, Them/Us, London: Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs Review - Northern Ballet, Victoria (Marston, World Premiere), Leeds: Paul Szabo, The Gay UK Review - Miami City Ballet, The Four Temperaments, Duo Concertant, The Flower Festival in Genzano pdd, Heatscape, Fort Lauderdale: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc News - English National Ballet appoints first medical director to oversee dancers’ health: Georgia Snow, Stage Review - Diana Vishneva, Context Festival, London: Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide Reviews - Lucy Guerin Inc, Make your own world, Melbourne: Gracia Haby, Fjord Review Jana Perkovic, Brisbane Times Diary - 10 dance performances to see in NYC this weekend: Brian Schaefer, NY Times Feature - Derek Dunn, Boston Ballet: Karen Campbell, Boston Globe Preview Feature - La Femme Dance Festival celebrates black choreographers, Chicago: Catey Sullivan, Chicago Sun Times Film Review - Girl: Eleanor Halls, Telegraph Review - Anton and Erin, Those Magical Musicals, Bradford: Sue Collier, Reviews Hub Review - Stompin, Nowhere, Launceston: Lesley Graham, Limelight Feature - Why are there so many movies about dancers going insane and killing each other: Rachel Handler, NY Vulture Feature - Linda Lack and Inskap: Ilana Simone Herzig, LA Times
  15. After a couple of exciting years with Le Corsaire, Khan's Giselle and even Swan Lake we are back to Nutcracker next year! As I loathe the current production and they haven't announced a new one it looks as though I'll be saving a lot of money! But I can spend it on Cinderella in Manchester and maybe Corsaire in MK instead!
  16. Bruce, I read the synopsis on the NB website when it was first released and was horrified. I had the benefit of attending the event that was live streamed and would also refer people to the 90 second snippet of Cathy talking about the making of the ballet rather than reading the synopsis. I decided that I didn't need to know who the different children (and their spouses) were apart from mature and young Beatrice. I decided I really didn't need to know who all the politicians were. I did need to know Victoria, both Beatrices, John Brown (easily identifiable because he wears a kilt), Liko, Albert and possibly her Mum were. They carry the thread of the drama and the rest are just left to the imagination. I know people around me struggled with the synopsis and it really was easier just not to bother!
  17. English National Ballet 2019-2020 Season ballet.org.uk English National Ballet says ‘Thank You’ as it celebrates its 70th Anniversary Akram Khan to create second full-length production for English National Ballet Le Corsaire returns with performances at Milton Keynes Theatre and the London Coliseum Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella to be performed in Manchester and Southampton The Company’s first full Season after moving to their new home at London City Island Mayor of London awards £1million grant through his Good Growth Fund to support English National Ballet’s ‘Bridging Neighbourhoods – Growing Talent’ project English National Ballet appoints first Medical Director to maximise the benefits of the new building’s state-of-the-art fitness and rehabilitation facilities English National Ballet today announces plans for its 2019-2020 Season and updates on their new home at London City Island: 2020 marks English National Ballet’s 70th Anniversary with celebrations taking place throughout the 2019-2020 Season that give opportunities for the Company to say, ‘Thank You’ to its audiences, fans, friends and partners. The 70th Anniversary will be celebrated with three special Gala performances at the London Coliseumfeaturing extracts from a diverse range of repertoire spanning English National Ballet’s history. Tamara Rojo CBE, English National Ballet’s Artistic Director said: “Our 70th Anniversary Gala performances are a rare opportunity to showcase in one place a huge variety of brilliant work from our extraordinarily rich history. This will be a Gala that celebrates the sheer love of dance, both on and off the stage, that has been part of our vision from the beginning. Throughout the three performances we will be bringing together as many people as possible from the English National Ballet family, on stage and in the audience, to celebrate and give thanks for the generosity of all who make this the very special Company it is. Alongside the Gala, we want to make sure we thank our audiences and partners throughout the season and will do so in a variety of creative ways.” Celebrating and thanking its touring communities, English National Ballet will give away 70 tickets during each run in every city it tours to. Working with its partner venues, these tickets will be distributed to individuals who are making a positive impact in their community. To thank its audiences and fans, English National Ballet will also give a ‘Golden Ticket’ for a special English National Ballet experience to one audience member per performance throughout the season. Opportunities will include behind-the-scenes tours, complimentary tickets, and meet and greets. Further details and additional events to be announced throughout the season. English National Ballet will mark its 70th Anniversary having moved into a new home at London City Island, Canning Town. This state-of-the-art building, designed especially for English National Ballet and English National Ballet School and featuring a theatre size production studio fitted with fly tower, allows for the 2019-2020 Season to be shaped with a renewed commitment to, and freedom for, creativity and ambition. Renowned choreographer Akram Khan returns to create a second full-length production for English National Ballet following the success of Giselle. Taking inspiration from Mary Shelley’s literary classic, Frankenstein, Khan’s new ballet, titled Creature, is influenced by essential questions on ambition, human endeavour and morality. Creature is co-produced by Sadler’s Wells, London, where it will premiere in April 2020. Akram Khan said: “Since I was a child, I have been obsessed and fascinated with the story of Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley. The outcast, the monster, or the stranger has always been a common theme in my works. But in this new creation, I am looking further into the areas related to the sense of abandonment, rage and loss. Having made Giselle on English National Ballet in 2016, I am extremely excited to create a new full-length work with them.” Tamara Rojo said: “Akram is an extraordinary artist, with an exceptional vision and inquisitive, inspiring mind. His masterful choreography is like no other and he has the skill to use his unique language to craft a narrative that asks some of the most challenging questions faced by the human race right now. I am looking forward to working with Akram and his team again and excited to see where this exploration takes him and the company in what will be our third project together.” The 2019-2020 Season will also see the return of Khan’s first full-length collaboration with English National Ballet, Giselle, with performances at Sadler’s Wells in September, with English National Ballet Philharmonic. Co-produced with Manchester International Festival and Sadler’s Wells, the critically acclaimed reimagining of the iconic ballet received its world premiere in 2016 and has since been seen live by over 80,000 people through tours to nine cities, both in the UK and internationally. Giselle has also been broadcast in cinemas and was recently released on DVD and Blu-ray. For the first time, there will be an audio described performance of Giselle at Sadler’s Wells this autumn, making the ballet accessible to visually impaired people. Based on the original audio description created by Audio Described Aotearoa as part of the Auckland Arts Festival, a description of the action as it appears on stage will be given as well as an on-stage ‘touch tour’ ahead of the performance, in which participants are given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with costumes and props through touch. Continuing its commitment to UK touring and presenting world-class ballet to the widest possible audience, Autumn 2019 sees English National Ballet present three acclaimed ballets, Cinderella, Le Corsaire, and Nutcracker, on tour. Following Christopher Wheeldon’s restaging of Cinderella for in-the-round performances at the Royal Albert Hall in June 2019, English National Ballet will bring the proscenium arch version of this sparkling ballet to audiences outside of London in Manchester and Southampton. This inventive production combines magnificent sets and costumes, beautiful choreography, and Prokofiev’s sublime score performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. Having delighted audiences around the world with tours including Japan, Paris, and Spain, Autumn 2019 sees Le Corsaire return to Milton Keynes six years after its 2013 premiere in that same city, before performances at the London Coliseum in January 2020. The only UK company to perform the complete work, English National Ballet’s production was staged by Anna-Marie Holmes and features sets by Hollywood designer, Bob Ringwood, and a sweeping score performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. Tamara Rojo said: “Le Corsaire is a spectacular ballet that gives us another opportunity to showcase the extraordinary talent that is present throughout the entire Company right now. There is a physical power and brilliant dramatic presence in this generation of dancers, and I am looking forward to seeing them take on these roles which I think they will relish and have such fun with, and I think audiences will too.” Continuing its Christmas tradition of presenting a Nutcracker production each year since 1950, English National Ballet’s Nutcracker will tour to Liverpool ahead of performances at the London Coliseum. Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score is performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. Since its premiere in 2010, this festive family favourite has been seen by over 660,000 people, and continues to attract new audiences, with 70% of 2018’s audience members first time attenders at the London Coliseum. English National Ballet remains committed to developing and nurturing talent within the company. Emerging Dancer, which returns in Spring 2020, recognises the excellence of the Company’s artists through an annual celebration that sees six finalists mentored by their peers to perform in front of a panel of eminent judges. The winner of Emerging Dancer is announced alongside the People’s Choice award and the Corps de Ballet award, introduced to recognise the hard work and dedication of an exceptional member of the corps. Developing the ballet audience of tomorrow, English National Ballet and English National Ballet School’s My First Ballet series takes a popular ballet title and adapts it in time and length, making it accessible to children as young as three. Since 2012, over 290,000 people have seen a ballet from the series. 2020 sees a new version of My First Ballet: Cinderella performed on tour in the UK. International ballet star, Brooklyn Mack, will perform with English National Ballet as a Guest Artist during the Autumn-Winter 2019-2020 Season. Mack last performed with English National Ballet in 2016, in Le Corsaire. Taking the very best in British ballet to audiences across the world, English National Ballet tours Akram Khan’s Giselle internationally next season. Following tours to Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg in June 2019 and at the Chekov International Festival on the Bolshoi Theatre stage in July 2019, English National Ballet will take this stellar production to the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona in April 2020, and to the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris in July 2020 as part of the festival Les Étés de la Danse. Plans for English National Ballet’s Summer 2020 performances will be announced later this Spring. The Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund supports English National Ballet’s Bridging Neighbourhoods – Growing Talent project The Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund has committed to a £1million grant to support English National Ballet’s move and their East London focused project, Bridging Neighbourhoods – Growing Talent. Through this project English National Ballet will share its new world-class cultural infrastructure on the Lea River Estuary as a multi-disciplinary creative hub for active participation and skills development, and as a catalyst for bringing communities together through the sharing of culture. The project will generate 8 new FTE jobs, 20 new Associate Artists and deliver a new skills development programme that provides training, apprenticeships, volunteering, residences and learning opportunities for 4,000 people over the next three years with a focus on recruitment from the local area and across East London. Patrick Harrison, English National Ballet’s Executive Director, said: “This grant is greatly valued in supporting our ambitious aims as we make our move to East London. As the cultural anchor on London City Island, we will use public spaces, exhibition and shared workspace, a costume-making workshop and production studio to bridge relationships with creative partners and local communities, and make space available for learning, apprenticeships and employment.” Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Jules Pipe, said: “We are pleased to support English National Ballet in its new home at London City Island, and that the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund has helped unlock significant wider benefits from this project. I’m confident our support will translate into a programme of local learning and employment opportunities in the future for Londoners in this area and across the capital.” English National Ballet’s Capital Fundraising Campaign English National Ballet also announces today generous support from the Dorfman Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rothschild Foundation, 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust, alongside donations from individual supporters. Thanks to this and to early supporters of the project including Arts Council England, Linbury Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, the Wigoder Family Foundation, Foyle Foundation, Clore Duffield Foundation and Wolfson Foundation, £34million of the £36million needed to build English National Ballet and English National Ballet School’s new home at London City Island has already been raised. To raise the final £2million, English National Ballet’s fundraising campaign continues, with a new capital campaign microsite launched today. Every donation facilitated by the microsite contributes towards equipping the new home with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, from sewing machines for the costume workshop, to mirrors for the studios, to treatment beds for the health suite. English National Ballet appoints first Medical Director Continuing its commitment to its dancers’ health and well-being, English National Ballet has appointed Andy Reynolds as Medical Director, a new role within the organisation which leads on the provision of science and medicine to all dancers at English National Ballet. Reynolds joins the company from Harlequins Rugby Football Club where he was Head of Medical Services and brings with him extensive experience as a medical lead having managed all aspects of medical care for the First XV Premiership team and other squads within the club. His role saw him act as lead diagnostic clinician and manager of a large multidisciplinary team delivering medical and rehabilitation provision. The Medical Director will work to maximise the benefits of the new premises state-of-the-art fitness and rehabilitation facilities which include a gym, Pilates studio, hydrotherapy pool and treatment rooms, implementing processes and strategies to allow English National Ballet’s dancers to prepare, perform, and recover to the best of their abilities. Tamara Rojo said: “The appointment of a Medical Director is integral to our ambition to establish English National Ballet as a renowned centre for medical, fitness, and injury rehabilitation provision in the dance world. I look forward to welcoming Andy to the team as we strive to further invest in the health and well-being of our dancers in a way that supports their artistic development, so they can reach their full potential as artists.” English National Ballet moves to London City Island in Spring 2019 with English National Ballet School joining ahead of their new academic year starting in September 2019. -ENDS- Notes to Editors English National Ballet’s Capital Campaign microsite can be found here: donate.ballet.org.uk On-Sale Information: Cinderella, Le Corsaire and Nutcracker open for priority booking to Friends from 10am on Friday 15 March2019 with general booking open from 10am on Friday 22 March 2019. Please note that booking for Cinderella at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre opened in January 2019. Priority booking for Akram Khan’s Giselle will open 10am on Monday 8 April for Patrons, Wednesday 10 April for Great Friends, Friday 12 April for Friends, with general booking from Monday 15 April 2019. Creature by Akram Khan, My First Ballet: Cinderella and Emerging Dancer 2020 will open for booking in Autumn 2019. Details on booking for English National Ballet’s 70th Anniversary Gala to follow. Become a Friend today to enjoy priority booking, access to exclusive events throughout the season, and great discounts. Sign up to our e-newsletter to find out when booking is announced. English National Ballet’s 2019-2020 Season Listings: Akram Khan’s Giselle Sadler’s Wells, London Wednesday 18 - Saturday 28 September 2019 Box Office: 020 7863 8000 or www.ballet.org.uk/giselle Cinderella Palace Theatre, Manchester Thursday 17 - Saturday 19 October 2019 Box Office: 0844 871 3019 or www.ballet.org.uk/cinderella Cinderella Mayflower Theatre, Southampton Wednesday 23 - Saturday 26 October 2019 Box Office: 02380 711811 or www.ballet.org.uk/cinderella Le Corsaire Milton Keynes Theatre Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 November 2019 Box Office: 0844 871 7652 or www.ballet.org.uk/lecorsaire Nutcracker Liverpool Empire Wednesday 27 - Saturday 30 November 2019 Box Office: 0844 871 3017 or www.ballet.org.uk/nutcracker Nutcracker London Coliseum Wednesday 11 December 2019 - Sunday 5 January 2020 Box Office: 020 7845 9300 or ballet.org.uk/nutcracker Le Corsaire London Coliseum Wednesday 8 - Tuesday 14 January 2020 Box Office: 020 7845 9300 or www.ballet.org.uk/lecorsaire English National Ballet’s 70th Anniversary Gala London Coliseum Friday 17 - Saturday 18 January 2020 Further details to be announced Creature by Akram Khan Sadler’s Wells, London Wednesday 01 - Wednesday 08 April 2020 On sale details to be announced / www.ballet.org.uk/creature Emerging Dancer Spring 2020 Further details to be announced My First Ballet: Cinderella Spring 2020 Further details to be announced Akram Khan’s Giselle Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona Wednesday 22 - Saturday 25 April 2020 www.liceubarcelona.cat Akram Khan’s Giselle Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris July 2020 Further details to be announced 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. About English National Ballet School English National Ballet School is a world-renowned specialist training centre for aspiring and highly talented young ballet dancers aged 16 to 19. Founded in 1988 by English National Ballet, today the school exists as a separate entity but maintains strong links with its parent company, sharing its commitment to excellence and access. Its mission is to nurture and develop the next generation of world-class dance artists; artists who are confident and versatile, able to push boundaries and bring their creativity to the fore. Students participate in a three-year programme, validated by Trinity College London, with graduates joining prestigious dance companies worldwide. Currently a third of the dancers at English National Ballet are graduates of the School. The School also offer weekly children’s ballet classes, ENBS Juniors, for 3–10-year olds. About NatWest, Principal Partner of English National Ballet NatWest serves customers in England and Wales, supporting them with their personal, private, and business banking needs. NatWest helps customers at all stages in their lives, from opening student accounts, to buying their first home, setting up a business, and saving for retirement. Alongside a wide range of banking services, NatWest offers businesses specialist sector knowledge in areas such as manufacturing and technology, as well as access to specialist entrepreneurial support. About the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund The Good Growth Fund is the Mayor of London’s biggest regeneration fund and is delivered through the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP). It was launched in June 2017 and provides capital funding from sources including the Local Growth Fund and European Social Fund, as well as expert regeneration advice, design support and knowledge sharing opportunities. For more information, see: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/regeneration/funding-opportunities/good-growth-fund-supporting-regeneration-london About the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) The London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) is the local enterprise partnership for London. The LEAP brings entrepreneurs and business together with the Mayoralty and London Councils to identify strategic actions to support and lead economic growth and job creation in the capital. For more information, see: https://lep.london/
  18. Links - Thursday 14 March 2019 Obituary - Kevin Richmond, dancer and teacher: Simonetta Dixon, BalletCo Forum Review - San Francisco Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, San Francisco: Terez Rose, Bachtrack Reviews - Northern Ballet, Victoria (Marston, World Premiere), Leeds: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs Louise Levene, Spectator James Ballands, British Theatre Guide Feature - Cathy Marston talks Victoria: Ian Souter, Sheffield Telegraph Reviews - London: Laura Freeman, Spectator Royal Ballet, Frankenstein Richard Alston Dance Company, Quartermark Reviews - Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Swan Lake, Bristol: Claire Hayes, British Theatre Guide Nigel Wilson, Malvern Gazette Staff, Swindon Advertiser Audio Feature - Meryl Tankard: Sarah Kanowski, ABC Review - ODC/Dance, World’s on Fire, San Francisco: Toba Singer, Culture Vulture Review - Chunky Move, Common Ground, Melbourne: Jana Perkovic, Sydney Morning Herald Review - Ballet X, Spring Season 2019, Philadelphia: Nicole DelRossi, Broadway World Feature - Robert Curran, AD Louisville Ballet, I’m done pretending: Dylan Jones, Louisville Magazine Diary - Put this on your radar, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc Review - Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 2 programmes, New York: Gia Kourlas, NY Times Review - D.I.R.T. Festival, storm SURGE edition, San Francisco: Claudia Bauer, DanceTabs Feature - Oakland Ballet seeks new home: Sam Lefebvre, KQED Review - Muscle Mouth, As It Stands; Santee Smith, Blood Water Earth, Auckland: Raewyn Whyte, NZ Herald Feature - Ralph Fiennes took ballet lessons to help with role of Alexander Pushkin in The White Crow: Isobel Frodsham, Standard Film Reviews - Girl: Peter Bradshaw, Guardian Nigel Andrews, FT Donald Clarke, Irish Times Review roundup: Gabriella Geisinger, Express
  19. Press Release TRANSITIONS DANCE COMPANY presents a triple bill of new works by KAROLE ARMITAGE | HETAIN PATEL | MARINA COLLARD UK & Europe Tour 2019 7th March - 7th June This Spring the UK’s original graduate dance company - Transitions Dance Company - embarks on a tour of UK and European venues with a newly commissioned triple bill from choreographers Karole Armitage, Hetain Patel and Marina Collard. The three works From Dirt To Soil (Karole Armitage), many much, many much too many (Marina Collard) and You Tube Made Me (Hetain Patel) range from graceful precision to the wry and mischievous in a programme that showcases this year’s superb company of international dance artists. From Dirt To Soil formulates an urgent and personal response to world environmental issues. Using a conversation with notable American agriculturalist Wes Jackson, as both rhythmic impetus and a narrative drive, Armitage shapes her sharp and slinky neo-classical movement language into traditional partnering and theatrical gesture. Marina Collard’s many much, many much too many uses film-inspired edit-cut-splice techniques to craft a witty and poetic dance work. Set to an original score by sound artist and professor of composition at Trinity Laban, Paul Newland, the performers negotiate the changes and disruption caused by seemingly shifting tectonic plates, looping, developing and resetting their material according to a collective blueprint. The work features lighting design by creative collaborator Michael Mannion. Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate Artist Hetain Patel uses humour, choreography and text to explore themes of identity and freedom in his new work YouTube Made Me. Commandeering the individual voices and movements of his fifteen performers, Patel weaves personal memories with particularly weird and wonderful YouTube glories into a wry and indelible human tapestry. Prepare to be confronted and charmed in equal measure. Founded in 1982 by Bonnie Bird, Transitions Dance Company - whose alumni include Sir Matthew Bourne, Luca Silvestrini and Emma Gladstone - was the first of its kind to provide a gateway between dance training and professional performance. Its subsequent success over the last 37 years has inspired the creation of numerous graduate dance companies across the country, allowing student dancers to gain practical experience of life in a touring dance company whilst simultaneously completing their professional training. -ENDS- UK and Europe Tour dates 7th March Buxton Opera House 19:30 buxtonoperahouse.org.uk 13th March The Space, Dundee 19:30 To book: 27th March Civic Theatre, Chelmsford 19:30 www.chelmsford.gov.uk 5th April Circomedia, Bristol 19:30 www.circomedia.com 9th April Institute of the Arts, Barcelona www.iabarcelona.com/events 1st May Mercury Theatre, Colchester 19:30 www.mercurytheatre.co.uk 4th May Dance House, Cardiff 19:30 https://dancehouse.wales 14th May University of Chichester To book tickets, please email s.francis@chi.ac.uk 29th May The Albany Theatre 19:30 albanytheatre.co.uk 5th, 6th, 7th June Laban Theatre www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/whats-on @transitionsdc | #TransitionsTour2019 | www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/transitionsdc Running Time: Approx. 90 minutes including a 20 min interval Suggested age suitability: 12+ with parental guidance, due to infrequent use of bad language Notes to Editors: Company Sophie Halstead, Hattie Harding, Benjamin Head, Anoushka Jago, Lee Xue Jing, Jasmine Rose Man, Leopold Meredith, Caterina Morandini, Pinelopi Mousga, Shannon Oleson, Nadine Elise Muncey, Virginia Poli, Christina Prompona, Camélia Veillon, Jiaxin Yuan. Artistic Director: David Waring Choreographers Karole Armitage Legendary American choreographer Karole Armitage is the Artistic Director of the New York-based Armitage Gone! Dance Company. Known as the “punk ballerina," Armitage is renowned for pushing the boundaries to create contemporary works that blend dance, music and art. In her hands, the classical vocabulary is given a needed shock to its system, with speed, fractured lines, abstractions and symmetry countermanded by asymmetry. Through her acute knowledge of the aesthetic values of Balanchine and Cunningham, with whom she danced professionally, Armitage has created her own voice in the dance dichotomy. Her work is at once both esoteric and popular, having choreographed for Broadway, Cirque du Soleil, Madonna and Michael Jackson, Merchant-Ivory film and dance companies across the globe ranging from the Paris Opera Ballet to the Tasmanian Dance Company and the Bolshoi. She directs opera for important European houses and is currently an MIT Media Lab Directors Fellow bringing poetic, emerging technology to the stage. Marina Collard Marina Collard is a British performer, choreographer, and Trinity Laban faculty member, as well as a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist. She is interested in collaborating with artists from different disciplines and for over 15 years she has enjoyed a successful partnership with filmmaker Tom Paine producing work for theatres and galleries. Other collaborative projects include multidisciplinary performance What this is, is… with composers Paul Newland, Ether with Graham Fitkin Ether at the Southbank, and The body in and as Space with Kate Johnson in collaboration with The Hayward Gallery. Hetain Patel London-based visual artist and performance maker Hetain Patel is a New Wave Associate at Sadler’s Wells and his live performances, films, sculptures, and photographs have been shown worldwide from the Venice Biennale, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing and Tate Modern. Patel’s work explores identity and freedom, and uses humour, choreography and text in multiple formats and media, intended to reach the widest possible audience. His online work has been watched over 25 million times, including his 2013 TED talk entitled, Who Am I? Think Again. Photo credits: Rachel Cherry
  20. Hello MrsDanceMammy and welcome to the Forum!
  21. Hello CruelDance and welcome to the Forum! If you click on your red Hammond tag it will bring up loads of threads where the Hammond is discussed. I am sure members will chip in if you have any specific queries too.
  22. Pippa is dancing till the end of the season Ian. The company are doing her valedictory in the home city in Leeds on Saturday night - I bet there won't be a dry eye in the house. I know I will have a bad attack of hay fever!
  23. Sir Matthew Bourne went to Trinity Laban...
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