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Beryl H

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  1. Just to warn anyone thinking of going to see Mayerling at Brighton Odeon on Monday, the cinema is closed until further notice due to fire alarm problems, I had booked by E-mail and luckily they have refunded me online. It will be shown at the Duke of York cinema instead of the usual Dukes at Kommedia.
  2. I was getting the shivers watching Steven McRae and Sarah Lamb just now, and thinking back to seeing Leanne Benjamin as Mary!
  3. Really enjoyed watching the Mayerling insight video, I usually find there is too much talking (which I suppose there should be) but agree this was like a full length rehearsal, I am getting into the Mayerling mood now and hope to see this cast.
  4. The things I'm most looking forward to are entering and exiting by the Piazza door again, and being able to sit down somewhere as soon as I arrive! Does anyone know when "daytime" ends and "evening" menus start at the Level 5 amphi bar? I suppose I'm going to have to buy a drink in order to get out onto the terrace the first time at least, in this case I will be going on to SW in the evening.
  5. Beryl H

    Upcoming DVD/Blu-ray Releases

    Just been checking and there's another one due out on 2nd November, the Bernstein Celebration, probably on account of the music, I'd buy it to see Tierney Heap in Corybantic Games.
  6. Beryl H

    Upcoming DVD/Blu-ray Releases

    At last, the Stuttgart Ballet's Onegin will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray from 9th November, according to Amazon
  7. Indeed, as a bird lover I wonder if I should object to any adverse parrot comments
  8. Yes, I saw him dance with Akane Takada last time, it was only his second performance and he had to dance with a different partner as Sarah Lamb was suddenly injured, even in those difficult circumstances it was an incredibly exciting performance. I've booked to see them again this time!
  9. Beryl H

    Upcoming DVD/Blu-ray Releases

    I have the Ashton Blu-Ray and think it is a particularly good recording, Symphonic Variations was very brightly lit anyway, but the other two ballets look exceptionally clear too, I can also hear the girls' pointe shoes in The Dream too which is unusual these days, and is like actually being at the ballet. I must have watched SV almost every night since I bought it, making up for lost time, I particularly like watching Yuhui Choe in this ballet!
  10. I've always wanted to dance Odette's second act 2 solo, Ashton's Aurora vision scene solo, and Nikiya's first act 1 solo in particular, they look particularly beautiful, and Myrthe's dances in act 2 Giselle, so strong and exhilarating. My two favourite heroines are Giselle and Nikiya.
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    I'm with you on La Bayadere (the Russian and Nureyev productions rather than the RB one) also Giselle (the ENB Mary Skeaping version).
  12. Beryl H

    Rain - at last!

    My garden is full of pale young sparrows, they seem to have formed groups and yesterday I counted at least 20 at the same time (very difficult as they move so quickly) one poor little thing has no tail feathers but he is very agile. There are also parent sparrows feeding babies. It rained and thundered last night but today has been fine again although windy, hoping for more rain as the ground is still rock hard and cracked.
  13. I don't really like football, but I think there is a similarity between serious football fans and ballet fans, I often smile whilst travelling back on the train on a football night, they are discussing the performance of their team as we would discuss a ballet performance
  14. What a lovely surprise, many congratulations to them!
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    Upcoming DVD/Blu-ray Releases

    I've just seen on Amazon that on 27 July a DVD/Blu-Ray of Ashton ballets will be released, I was thinking please let it be Daphnis and Chloe, but it's still pretty good, M and A with Yanovsky/Bolle, and The Dream and Symphonic Variations!