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  1. SwissBalletFan

    New book(?) on Edward Watson

    Wouldn’t this forum be a perfect place to find people willing to each buy a print for 30 pounds? You could use an internet cash raising program to ensure all pay, then every fan could put theirs in a nice frame. Drawing straws for order of preference of which print to select. With Christmas around the corner it would make a great gift.
  2. SwissBalletFan

    RB Promotion Predictions for 2018/19?

    Its a long road and of course there will be many opportunities in the future to see them when they are ‘quite there’ 😊
  3. @Dear Angela, I am afraid I have no idea. I have seen that she is joining a new company but cannot say where. It is a real shame, but understandable considering the repertoire in the company under Spuck. I hope whereever she goes her talents will be noticed and appreciated, she really is kind and beautiful ballerina. I am not sure it is a secret, I guess the use of ‘cannot say’ on social media is more that the new company will announce it. Any way I will miss her as will a lot of the audience in Zurich. I have heard lots of stories And so it is a surprise and shame that his contract is lengthened. So many dancers also leaving the company, and lots of unhappy dancers. But I guess such a small theatre of 1,000 seats is easy to fill, and so the issues are not readily noticed.
  4. Yes, it is a great piece of work. Because of the beautiful Odile/Odette, the only shining light in the repertoire, the only one...
  5. Sorry to say Vanartus, Zurich do not score higher points at all. I would rant if I wasn’t feeling so downtrodden by such a depressing black repertoire each Spuck season. Its like a poor imitation of NDT unfortunately, with only one classical performance each season.
  6. SwissBalletFan

    Swan Lake - World Cup!

    As fifa is based in Switzerland. Viktorina Kapitonova and Elena Vostrotina featured in their magazine. Great photos of ‘Footballet’ https://www.fifa.com/mm/Document/AF-Magazine/FIFA1904/02/92/46/23/12_EN_2017_LowRES_12_Neutral.pdf
  7. A friendly reminder that this is a thread about Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
  8. The whole thread agrees that people have their favorite dancers and people can wax lyrical about their favorite dancers, I don’t mind at all. That you go from a lighthearted moo to worrying about freedom of expression is a bit of a stretch. Everyone is free to go crazy about their favorite dancers, but they also need to be balanced about replying if people do not share their own views. It is actually usually those who have these ‘sacred cows’ that complain and act so defensively if people don’t share their views as I expressed in my first paragraph. Edited to add: also reacted so strongly to light -hearted comments. I could have cried Xenophopia about being a Swiss cow-lover, but I take it with a sense of fun.
  9. One of the downsides of contemplating sharing any thoughts on this forum are the strong reactions when any poster mentions a favorite dancer of other members (sacred cow) in anything but the most glowing of terms. However, since reading this thread, I love the term sacred cow, and when I read any of the many gushing fan posts, I now automatically ‘moo’ in my mind.
  10. Sorry for stating the obvious I wasn’t aware of the significance of the term I will stay away from any comment about the UK government. The partnership description seems like something an arts council or government would be responsible for anyway, so I hope it is successful in reaching more of a diverse group of fans. I am not sure how many of the original diverse inhabitants still live in East London after the redevelopment for the Olympics etc.. but hopefully it seems that there will be some television/cinema screenings to reach such a larger number of people and benefit everyone.
  11. You are all majority shareholders of the company, as the UK government still has a roughly 70% stake in RBS.
  12. About the typo, probably just someone forgetting to change the letters after an update of the brochure from last year. A very common human error. even google Translate would know this, which is actually very sophisticated these days. however the link seems to not work when I last checked
  13. The reason I mention about the quote is that it was only for ‘definitely’ which implies the other part not in quotation marks must have been the question. As in: q) do you think that this could cause political resentment in Russia? a) definitely and I totally agree, this isn’t really anywhere near an important issue as others. as others have said, other dancers have gotten visas ok, and the immigration department has said that it was due to an incorrect visa application. i would also add that the quality of dance ‘journalism’ in the dance magazine websites etc is really poor, just promoting the headline and sentiment without even looking into the facts at all.
  14. indeed Bruce, and could just be a matter that the visa IS for groups of entertainers and in the past they have been a bit more easy-going with it. Seems like they just made a mistake with the visa, and it's very much a mountain out of nothing at all. 'Definitely' it could create political resentment in russia. So pretty much a loaded question already was posed. Seems the writer already had the direction of the article in mind. 'They didn't say anything last time', or 'i got away with it before' isn't really an excuse to expect a visa permitted in the wrong category. Case closed I think.
  15. To me it seems like assoluta knows....and is keeping us guessing.... no clues???