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  1. Just received from ENB : Lead Principal Aaron Robison has decided to leave English National Ballet at the end of the current season. He returns to San Francisco Ballet where he danced as a Principal from 2016-17. We wish Aaron all the best for the future and look forward to welcoming him back as a Guest Artist in the future. Sad
  2. Enemy in the Figure too contemporary ? Premiere by the Frankfurt ballet, on May 13rd 1989 Almost 30 years ago
  3. No Precious Adams, Aitor Arrieta or Daniel McCormick on the list... Surprising !
  4. Living in France, I was in the Coliseum last week at the opening night. Alina Cojocaru is really a wonderful ballerina who knows to always try new things with a wonderful musicality. Joseph Caley was a wonderful prince with beautiful legs and feet. Strong partnership. But I was disappointed by the company in this kind of production. Fairies variations were uneven, very nice Rina Kanehara but quite weak Begona Cao. Sad to say that Shiori Kase does not do it for me, feet seems to be a major problem with her. I wanted to go back the next day as there were many empty seats but was so bored at the end of the evening (despite wonderful Cojocaru and Caley) that I sadly changed my plans. To me the Royal Ballet production and dancers in Sleeping Beauty are the best !
  5. Does anyone know if Lauretta Summerscales is going to be back at ENB next season ?
  6. We often forget that... dancers are GREAT, what a commitment they show, they give everything to their art and we, as an audience, receive that ! They are strong and fragile at the same time. Congratulations to Claudia Dean to tell us this story, her story. Many times things seem easy from an outside point of view but we can see here how difficult and competitive things can be.
  7. and what about english dancers in russian companies ?
  8. I don't think being well know and admired by the company is enough...
  9. “I highly recommend it.” Am I the only one to find this a bit grotesque and ridiculous ? Come on we really do not care about Mrs Rojo's personal life. What I am more concerned about is the following : “People had left, yes, but we felt it was explicable because a lot of change had been going on. We didn’t feel it was unnatural, that there was anything to be concerned about.” Not concerned about so many departures ? In french we call that " faire l'autruche " (turn a blind eye)....
  10. Ok then everything is perfect now ! end of story More than 7000 views here on BCF !
  11. Fumi Kaneko and William Bracewell saw them in Nutcracker, they were both very promising (and even more than that )
  12. does someone know what a corps de ballet dancer gets at english national ballet ?
  13. Clear evidence of abuse in the ENB under Wayne Eagling ? not sure I am following you, are you referring to Derek Deane's in the documentary "agony and ecstasy" ?
  14. "some grains of truth in the article"... certainly ! I think some of you would like to have silent dancers, people who are just dancing and not talking ! I don't know much about ENB but I guess dancers are on short term contracts, one year contracts ? of course they are not going to talk openly ! Graham Watts knows the company very well, he should be well aware of that ! I really hope ENB management will consider seriously what the dancers have to say. And it is really surprising to read a moderator saying the discussion is "distasteful", on the opposite I think it is one of the most important discussion here on BCF !