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  1. Thank you Dave, have followed your example. Hopefully that's the end of those odious opinions.
  2. So he/she signs off with another “opinion” on a dancer that is held in high regard with the description of being “deeply insipid” . This is a troll, no reason to mention Francesca at all, not part of this thread so why mention her unless to provoke. I have seen this style before on this forum, the best thing for everyone to do is to ignore it all, do not respond.
  3. Meaghan Grace Hinkis' instagram account showing her with Leticia Stock and comments sounding like one of them is leaving.
  4. Just read an article in “links” section about Osipova rehearsing with Hallberg in NY. I thought she was injured so couldn’t go to Madrid?
  5. I agree with JohnS, thoroughly enjoyed the choice of ballets. I remember those traditional dances, reels, jigs etc that the lower school used to perform, not for me, I prefer the more contemporary flavour.
  6. It was wonderful, Alison. The program planners managed with there choice of ballets to involve all the pupils in each year group and to be able to see how they grew year by year was just amazing until the dancers who leave this year are truly professional standard dancers. Everyone talks about Harrison Lee and Yu Hang, and rightly so, how the RB only gave them one year deals is astonishing, but there is huge talent all over. The cheers at the end were deafening. If there is a better way to close a performance than the Grand Defile then I have yet to see it, thrilling conclusion. What a brilliant day, thank you RBS.
  7. Just back from dress rehearsal and Aurora Wedding is Thursday’s casting, Harrison and Lu dancing. No spoilers from me but it was very, very hard not applauding, strict instructions not to.
  8. It is only a guess but I would think Aurora’s Wedding, it involves a large number of dancers and some big numbers.
  9. I am going to the dress rehearsal tomorrow so I assume I can tell the programme, it’s not a secret is it?
  10. At the school performance on Saturday night there was genuine shock being expressed by people close to the school that Yu Hang and Harrison Lee had not got full contracts, talent like this is rare and needs cultivating not a one year deal.
  11. Yu Hang danced as one of the claves in "Bach, Multiplicity forms of silence and emptiness - Excerpts" Harrison Lee didn't dance.
  12. Does the fact that all the students joining the RB are on this apprenticeship scheme mean that the door for joining the company on a full contract is now closed. I am not going to give any names but there is one dancer their who was very much in demand following a win in a famous competition, who had the choice of all the ballet companies and chose the RBS and whose star has continued to rise is not deemed suitable for a full contract. I can understand it if they have not been able to judge the persons work ethic or personality but being a pupil of their school does give them plenty of opportunities to measure those things.
  13. Though not strictly ballet, can we discuss a west end show on this forum. If so, can I talk about a performance whilst still in preview, or do we wait until after official first night?
  14. He definitely hobbled off but did complete the ballet, I wonder if it was a touch of cramp.
  15. SPD444

    Audience Behaviour

    The longest standing ovation I was involved in was at the end of a promenade concert at the RAH many years ago. It was a celebration of the birthday of William Walton, born in my home town of Oldham, it was Belshazzar's Feast and we applauded for 47 minutes - he actually returned to the stage wearing his hat and overcoat. It was a standing ovation because we were prommers and were standing anyway. Just made it to the pub before last orders - that's how long ago it was. Happy days.
  16. SPD444

    Audience Behaviour

    I have stood twice - Like you, Fiz, after Alina and Johan's final RB performance and at the National Theatre's 7 hour, two in a day, performances of Angels in America - which is/was truly astonishing.
  17. I asked the Opera House and they have confirmed that it is streamed live on their Facebook page but will be available on YouTube channel afterwards ( didn't say how long afterwards ).
  18. There are some awful people out their.:- Tweet from Royal Ballet School APPEAL: Our friends @balletcentral lost all their touring costumes and equipment yesterday when their van was stolen in central London. Please support their appeal and help spread the word: #findourcostumes
  19. It hurts to do this but I have one ticket for sale for the above performance in Row B of the Amphitheatre seat 60. Face value £49 Have to now work so cannot attend. E - ticket so can send to you. Please PM if interested and leave message on here. First come get's it
  20. I will be returning to Box Office later today.
  21. Here's hoping that it will facilitate performances being put to DVD. I was interested to read that the video of Akram Khan's Giselle received over 7.5 million hits since being put online plus the cinema broadcast bodes well for future DVD's.