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  1. Would you have said that to Fonteyn? Or Ferri? I for one am enjoying the range of artistry we get to experience in this run.
  2. I’d think the BBC will look for someone younger to diversify the panel. Maybe Stacey Dooley as a highly popular past winner, though she might be too similar to Claudia Winkleman as a slightly “quirky” personality. Ore Oduba seems a fair guess.
  3. I found Kevin O’Hare’s remark towards Leanne Cope at yesterday’s Insight event “What makes a Royal Ballet Dancer” rather disrespectful. She hosted the event, and during a discussion on post RB careers he said “ Who would have thought little Leanne would go on to lead a Broadway and West End show”. It’s the use of the adjective little I object to. I know she’s very petite but this felt wrong and unnecessary.
  4. I saw all 3 casts last week and it was the Act3 pdd between Lamb and Hirano at yesterday’s matinee that moved me the most. It was a really extraordinary performance in a ballet I don’t particularly like. Very powerful. Glad to report that the performance was filmed for Japanese TV.
  5. A friend of mine who had booked a nearby seat for cycle 2 (but was unable to go due to illness) said he was contacted by the Met Police about this incident. Obviously he couldn’t tell them anything.
  6. Yes confirmed. She said he’s helping her coach the partnering.
  7. Lucky students indeed! Though I’ll miss seeing him at RB performances (as Ballet Master).
  8. Bayerisches Staatsballett will give an update tomorrow (Tuesday) on their relationship with Polunin. In the article he says that he expects to continue dancing there.
  9. Not TV but radio: Marianela Nuñez is on Radio 4 on 8th January at 11.30, talking about life and preparations for her 2 roles in the recent RB run of La Bayadère.
  10. Mayara Magri, Elizabeth Harrod, Claire Calvert, Beatriz Stix-Brunell as far as I’m aware.
  11. It’s Rob Clarke. He spoke about the role and acting rehearsals in the recent Balanchine & Robbins insight evening (which was about their use of music and didn’t involve any dancers, other than in a bit of archive NYCB and POB footage).
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