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  1. Pedro Lapetra has been a dancer with ENB for many years and has danced Mercutio many times before. ENB announced in July that Laurretta Summerscales has taken a sabbatical year to dance with Bayerisches Staatsballett in Munich, where her husband, Yonah Acosta, is now a Principal. So far this season, Laurretta has danced Nikiya in La Bayadere, Alice in Christopher Wheeldon's production, and Kitty in Anna Karenina. She also danced 6 shows of Swan lake with Shanghai Ballet in The Netherlands (Derek Deane version), partnered by Vadim Muntagirov. I think that it is generally known that Cesar Corrales is recovering from injury. Best wishes to him. We need him on stage!
  2. Hurrah: it's worked. And it's such a good read too. A wonderful artiste. Thanks, Sim.
  3. There are pictures on social media from last night's opening reception featuring Daria Klimentova and Vadim Muntagirov among others.
  4. Not working for me either. The account unavailable message appears instead.
  5. ENB Coliseum Jan 2018

    I think that it's my old computer. It has worked fine on the new one
  6. ENB Coliseum Jan 2018

    I've tried this but, for every performance, I get a message saying that it is no longer available.
  7. I think it should be said that Joseph Sissens was always cast in 'Farewell' where he danced brilliantly. Amazing to think that, 7 years ago, he was the first young Freddie in Wayne Eagling's Nutcracker for ENB. Jo is a very different artiste from Marcellino Sambe (both hugely talented though), who is, alas, injured and was replaced in The Wind by Ed Watson.' Mariko Sasaki seized her moment as the replacement for Tierney Heap in 'Farewell' - nice to see. And the replacement slips were correct! BTW, no sign of Luca Acri yet this season. Is he injured too?
  8. Just to say that I really enjoyed Francesca Hayward in The Wind last night: beautiful and believable.
  9. BRB Japan tour casting

    Yes - 'names' and ranks are a big issue in Japan apparently. The promoters there clearly know what they want and get want they want! And isn't it priceless that this uniquely early release of casting for BRB mentions Cojocaru before she reappears with ENB.
  10. Love them both but the spoils need to be divvied up more so as to be fair to dancers and audiences alike.
  11. Rina Kanehara was an exquisite revelation when she danced Clara last year and her match up with Aitor Arrieta (the joint winner with RIna of this year's ENB Emerging Dancer Award) and newcomer Fernando Carratala Coloma looks really interesting. [I agree with Sim's other mentions also, by the way.] Among the men, Aaron Robison (paired with Dronina and Cao), Ken Saruhashi (paired with Khaniukova and Velicu), Caley and Cirio are all going to be worth a look as they take on the role of the Nephew/Prince for the first time.
  12. ROH Open Up changes

    It's all very well for the Gents in the audience but there are many Ladies as well who one notices having physical difficulty accessing the downstairs toilets. Yes, I know that there are lifts at both ends, and I sometimes use them, but not everyone is aware that they are there and, in any case, they involve a long wait. Signage for the Ladies' improved (I think in response to audience feedback) but exiting on the right hand side of the auditorium involves walking through the waiting queue. This would not be the case if the entrance and exit were reversed. Why don't they think of these things?
  13. I got 'on the case' speedily in the light of what has been said about late casting by BRB and ENB.
  14. Casting for the Coliseum (Southhampton is above): Nutcracker Principal Casting (in the order of Clara, Nephew, Nutcracker) (Casting is subject to change. Please see http://www.ballet.org.uk/ for up-to-date casting) Wednesday 13 December Shiori Kase±, Joseph Caley†, Guilherme Menezes Thursday 14 December Jurgita Dronina*†, Aaron Robison*†, Skyler Martin* Friday 15 December (matinee) Alison McWhinney*, James Forbat, Junor Souza Friday 15 December Shiori Kase±, Joseph Caley†, Guilherme Menezes Saturday 16 December (matinee) Erina Takahashi, Jeffrey Cirio*††, James Forbat Saturday 16 December Tamara Rojo, Isaac Hernandez†, Aitor Arrieta Sunday 17 December (matinee) Jurgita Dronina†, Aaron Robison†, Skyler Martin Tuesday 19 December (matinee) Alison McWhinney, James Forbat, Junor Souza Tuesday 19 December Jurgita Dronina†, Aaron Robison†, Skyler Martin Wednesday 20 December (matinee) Katja Khaniukova, Ken Saruhashi*, Eric Woolhouse* Wednesday 20 December Erina Takahashi, Jeffrey Cirio††, James Forbat Thursday 21 December (matinee) Begona Cao, Aaron Robison†, Junor Souza Thursday 21 December Fernanda Oliveira, James Forbat, Skyler Martin Friday 22 December (matinee) Katja Khaniukova, Ken Saruhashi, Eric Woolhouse Friday 22 December Rina Kanehara, Aitor Arrieta, Fernando Carratalá Coloma Saturday 23 December (matinee) Erina Takahashi, Jeffrey Cirio††, James Forbat Saturday 23 December Tamara Rojo, Isaac Hernandez†, Aitor Arrieta Sunday 24 December (matinee) Shiori Kase±, Joseph Caley†, Guilherme Menezes Tuesday 26 December (5pm) Fernanda Oliveira, James Forbat, Skyler Martin Wednesday 27 December (matinee) Begona Cao, Aaron Robison†, Junor Souza Wednesday 27 December Erina Takahashi, Jeffrey Cirio††, James Forbat Thursday 28 December (matinee) Begona Cao, Aaron Robison†, Junor Souza Thursday 28 December Tamara Rojo, Isaac Hernandez†, Aitor Arrieta Friday 29 December Shiori Kase±, Joseph Caley†, Guilherme Menezes Saturday 30 December (matinee) Erina Takahashi, Jeffrey Cirio††, James Forbat Saturday 30 December Tamara Rojo, Isaac Hernandez†, Aitor Arrieta Sunday 31 December (matinee) Fernanda Oliveira, James Forbat, Skyler Martin Tuesday 2 January Begona Cao, Aaron Robison†, Junor Souza Wednesday 3 January Rina Kanehara, Aitor Arrieta, Fernando Carratalá Coloma Thursday 4 January (matinee) Fernanda Oliveira, James Forbat, Skyler Martin Thursday 4 January Jurgita Dronina†, Aaron Robison†, Skyler Martin Friday 5 January Rina Kanehara, Aitor Arrieta, Fernando Carratalá Coloma Saturday 6 January (matinee) Francesca Velicu*, Ken Saruhashi, Eric Woolhouse Saturday 6 January Alison McWhinney, James Forbat, Junor Souza * Debut in the role with English National Ballet † Sponsored by the Aud Jebsen International Talent Programme †† Guest Artists sponsored by Aud Jebsen ± Backes & Strauss Brand Ambassador
  15. ROH Open Up changes

    Well, I didn't get an e-mail about all these changes. Should I be feeling miffed?
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