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  1. I love The Bright Stream and find it both very dancey and very funny. Not "heavy handed attempts at humour" at all.
  2. a trailer has just been released for Yuli, based on Carlos Acosta's memoir, No Way Home. It seems the movie is just doing the rounds of the film festivals at the moment. I expect its theatrical release will be next year
  3. that's an amazingly good price for a book for a niche market! It's not exactly going to have a print run like Fifty Shades of Grey, is it?
  4. I know someone who used to dance with NYCB and the dancers did in fact only find out casting a week before! This changed a couple of years ago when the dancers' union demanded that they be given at least two weeks notice so they could organize their lives a bit better. That part I learned from Jared Angle (principal), who was one of the dancer reps for company negotiations when he gave one of my groups a tour of the theatre.
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    Paul Taylor, RIP

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    Performances in the U.S.A.

    Surely only if you have a limited imagination as to the costuming.
  7. surely you don't mean abominable, Bruce????
  8. He is 37, so not really that premature an ending to a career.
  9. Just thought I'd add to this that if anyone is visiting NY, you can get a free 3-day guest library card for the Performing Arts Library, which is at Lincoln Center. You may end up spending all your NY time at the library though! (when you're not at performances)
  10. the competitive Final saw two gold medals awarded, to Monet Hewitt, aged 16 from New Zealand, trained by Joye Lowe at Philippa Campbell School of Ballet, and Joshua Green, aged 17 from Australia, trained by Karen Ireland at Karen Ireland Dance Centre. Silver medals were awarded to Caitlin Garlick, aged 15 from Australia, trained by Karen Ireland at Karen Ireland Dance Centre, and Basil James, aged 16 from the UK, trained by the Faculty of Tring Park School. Enoka Sato, aged 16 from Japan, trained by Annette Roselli at Annette Roselli Dance Academy, and Jordan Yeuk Hay Chan, aged 16, from Hong Kong, trained by Yui Man Cheung at Jean M Wong School of Ballet were both awarded bronze medals. Jordan Yeuk Hay Chan was also presented with the Margot Fonteyn Audience Choice Award, and the Choreographic Award for best Dancer’s Own variation was awarded to Joshua Green.
  11. 51 candidates from 13 nationalities have been whittled down to 14 finalists, all set to compete in the Genée Final to be held at Hong Kong City Hall on Sunday 12 August. This is the first time in ten years that so many have made it through to the Final. 2018 Genée International Ballet Competition Finalists Lily Carbone aged 15, Australian, trained by Juanita Moore at Classical Coaching Australia Breana Drummond, aged 17, New Zealander, trained by Marie Walton Mahon at Tanya Pearson Academy Caitlin Garlick, aged 15, Australian, trained by Karen Ireland at Karen Ireland Dance Centre Monet Hewitt, aged 16, New Zealander, trained by Joye Lowe at Philippa Campbell School of Ballet Sophie Higgins, aged 16, Canadian, trained by Tania Brossoit at Pro Arte Centre Chloe Jackson, aged 18, British, trained by Heidi Landford at Atelier Australia Michaela Louw, aged 16, South African, trained by Natasha Ireland at Carstens Ireland Ballet School Lucy Malin, aged 18, British, trained by Jonathan Barton at Ballet West Soraya Nathasya Dwinandry, aged 17, Indonesian, trained by Maya Tamara at Namarina Dance Academy Enoka Sato, aged 16, Japanese, trained by Annette Roselli at Annette Roselli Dance Academy Lucinda Worthing-Shore, aged 15, Australian, trained by Marie Walton Mahon at Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Jordan Yeuk Hay Chan, aged 16, British (Hong Kong), trained by Yui Man Cheung at Jean M Wong School of Ballet Joshua Green, aged 17, Australian, trained by Karen Ireland at Karen Ireland Dance Centre Basil James, aged 16, British, trained by Faculty of Tring Park School The Choreographic Award was also won by finalist, Joshua Green. The judges felt that his solo A Man's Sentiment (choreographed by Richard Causer) demonstrated the highest standard of choreography within the Dancer’s Own category. After two days of semi-finals, judged by Janek Schergen, Artistic Director at Singapore Dance Theatre, Joanne Michel, Ballet Mistress for The Australian Ballet School and Chi Cao, former Principal with Birmingham Royal Ballet, the finalists now compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. In addition to the three medals, the Margot Fonteyn Audience Choice Award will also be given. Highlights from the Genée Final on Sunday 12 August will be broadcast live from the Genée International Ballet Competition Facebook page from 7.25pm Hong Kong time.
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    Fan Letters To Dancers

    The National Ballet of Canada sells signed used pointe shoes at their shop at the theatre. $35 for corps de ballet dancers, $45 for soloists, $60 for principal dancers. They do quite a brisk trade; I'm not sure how much money they make off them but it's pure profit. They also ship a lot of gently used pointe shoes to the school and company in Cuba, where there just isn't enough money to buy all the pointe shoes they need.
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    Sharing Our Passion

    I don't wish to speak for all of the women on the forum, but personally I find people staring at my chest a bit.... offputting.
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    Choral Ballets

    Neumeier has done Bach's St Matthew Passion and Christmas Oratorio.
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    New Nureyev documentary

    cinema screenings starting Sept 18 in the UK are listed here https://www.nureyevthefilm.com/
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