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  1. Oct 15 is students-only in the amphi. Maybe look at another part of the house ?
  2. I recall this fondly from 1995, I think. BRB at the ROH. Joseph Cipolla was the Miller.
  3. I see from the plan that there are 5 spaces for wheelchairs - is that more or less than there were previously ? They are all a side-on view rather than a clear view of the stage.
  4. For those wondering why some RB principals do not appear to be cast so much as you might anticipate in the autumn season, it's worth considering that the RB will be represented in a multi company programme in the USA this October. Dates are 31 Oct to Nov 4th. Details here https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/2018-2019/Balanchine/ The RB present Tarentella and Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux. No casting details that I have found so far.
  5. It’s been far too hot to sleep. I tried creating a complete Royal Ballet season as an alternative to counting sheep. It follows the standard pattern prevailing over the last few years of approximately seven full lengths and six mixed bills. Includes both revivals and new work. it came out like this (not in chronological order). Full lengths Cinderella (Ashton) Giselle (Peter Wright’s version) Manon (MacMillan) Ondine (Ashton) Woolf Works (McGregor) Winter’s Tale (Wheeldon) Nutcracker (inevitable I suppose but a Christmas without it would be fine by me) Mixed bills Les Biches (Nijinska) / Checkmate (de Valois) / A new work from Cathy Marston Apollo (Balanchine) / Les Noces (Nikjinska) / Firebird DGV (Wheeldon) / Prodigal Son (Balanchine) / Requiem (MacMillan) Chroma (McGregor) (Or a new piece from him) / New work from Liam Scarlett / Flight Pattern (Pite) Scenes de Ballet (Ashton) / various Ashton divertissements including Thais pdd, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, A walk to the Paradise Garden, Dance of the Blessed Sprits/ A month in the country (Ashton) Tombeaux (Bintley) / Invitus Invitam (Brandstrup) After the Rain pdd (Wheeldon) or a new short piece from him / Lilac Garden (Tudor) I would like Kristen MCNally to create an alternative Christmas piece for the Linbury possibly based around the dysfunctional home life of Mrs and Mrs Claus.
  6. Yasuo Atsuji is promoted from First Soloist to Principal. Yvette Knight is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist. Brandon Lawrence is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist. Maureya Lebowitz is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist. Miki Mizutani is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist. Yaoqian Shang is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist. Karla Doorbar is promoted from First Artist to Soloist. Max Maslen is promoted from First Artist to Soloist. Lachlan Monaghan is promoted from First Artist to Soloist. Aitor Galende is promoted from Artist to First Artist. Beatrice Parma is promoted from Artist to First Artist. Brooke Ray is promoted from Artist to First Artist. Edivaldo Souza da Silva is promoted from Artist to First Artist. Daria Stanciulescu is promoted from Artist to First Artist. The following dancers join the company: August Generalli will join as an Artist from Boston Ballet II. Alexander Yap will join as an Artist from Northern Ballet. Louis Cohen, graduate of the English National Ballet School, will join as an Artist. Callum Findlay-White, graduate of the Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist. Tori Forsyth-Hecken, graduate of the Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist. Isabella Howard, graduate of the Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist. Yu Kurihara, graduate of the Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist. Lennart Steegen, graduate of the Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist. Yuki Sugiura, graduate of the Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist. Eilish Small, graduate of the Australian Ballet School, joined as an Artist earlier in 2018. Joseph Taylor, graduate of Elmhurst Ballet School, will join as an Apprentice for the 2018/19 season. Plus a list of 8 leavers
  7. It's there now https://www.brb.org.uk/post/joiners-promotions-leavers-201819 A big list !
  8. Some details of the programme are now available here http://www.grosvenorlondon.com/whats-on/ballet-in-the-square/ . Act 1 Hide and Seek- London Contemporary Voices White Swan pas de deux – ENB Black Swan pas de deux - ENB Akram Khan’s Giselle pas de deux - ENB Act 2 Life of the Party- ENBYouthCo The Wolves- ENBAlumniCo and London Contemporary Voices Chrysalis (an excerpt) - ENBYouthCo Act 3 Don Q pas de deux - ENB Dust pas de deux - ENB *Please note the programme for Saturday 28 July includes The Dying Swan and Unbreakable performed by dancers from English National Ballet instead of the excerpt from Chrysalis and Life of a Party by ENBYouthCo.
  9. Some of the old postings on the previous ballet.co forum are available via the Wayback site. You can easily lose an entire afternoon in there. I was struck by this list of finalists from YBDY from 2007 "The 16 Finalists are: Yasmine Naghdi(15) Year 10, Royal Ballet School, White Lodge Nicole Cato (15) Year 11, Royal Ballet School, White Lodge William Bracewell(15) Year 11, Royal Ballet School, White Lodge Fabio Lo Guidice(15) Year 11, Royal Ballet School, White Lodge Nicola Henshall (17), Royal Ballet Upper School 2nd Year Nancy Osbaldeston (17), English National Ballet School 2nd Year Chelsea Thomas (16), Royal Ballet Upper School 1st Year Delia Mathews (17), Royal Ballet Upper School 2nd Year Freya Thomas (16), Royal Ballet Upper School 1st Year Laurretta Summerscales (16), Susan Robinson School of Ballet Anouska Wilkinson (16) Royal Ballet Upper School Charlie Peters (17) Elmhurst School of Dance 2nd Year Upper Jonathan Hanks (17) Royal Ballet Upper School Jeremy Curnier (17) Royal Ballet Upper School Alex Harrison (17) Elmhurst School of Dance 2nd Year Sergiy Polunin (17) Royal Ballet Upper School 2nd Year" The link to the thread is here http://web.archive.org/web/20090903035632/http://www.ballet.co.uk:80/dcforum/happening/6191.html Lots of familiar names in there, and some possibly not so familiar.
  10. Deborah Bull has been made a life peer "in recognition of her authority on public engagement with, and the impact of arts, culture and the creative industries." Details from Kings College here https://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/News-Article.aspx?id=102e4d3d-00b9-4a0f-8d99-d967fc850092 That article doesn't seem to mention her career as a dancer at all....
  11. Lynette H

    ROH Linbury

    Spotted in the latest Friends magazine: "We are on track" for "first performances in the new Linbury in mid December". New public spaces to be open in September.
  12. Spotted right at the end of the Friends June email: "As a result of tough economic conditions, reduced funding and rising expenditure, we must make sure that we manage our costs effectively. Therefore we have increased the fee for exchanges and re-sales from £2 to £4, with effect from the 2018/19 Season."
  13. I was wondering if Michael Coleman was Cattalabutte at every performance. Did anyone else do it ? Considering he is in his late 70s he seemed remarkably spritely.
  14. There are a couple of productions on at the Old Vic this September that don't seem (as yet) to have much publicity. Sylvia is a co production (Old Vic, Sadler's Wells, Zoonation). 3 - 22nd Sept. "Votes for Women and a fractured family at a momentous hour in British history. 100 years after the first women in Britain were granted the vote, Kate Prince combines dance, hip hop, soul and funk to shed new light on a remarkable story at the heart of the Suffragette movement." https://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2018/sylvia-2 Also at the Old Vic, a work about Samuel Peyps, 26-29 Sept "17c splices music, dance, video and spoken word in a reverb-soaked romp through the tell-all diaries of the famed 17-century diarist and his tragic wife Bess. Conceived and directed by Annie-B Parson (Here Lies Love, Lazarus), New York City based company Big Dance Theater makes its UK premiere at The Old Vic." https://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2018/17c
  15. 13 dancers leaving out of 44 - that really is quite a big turnover isn't it ?
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