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  1. The ones furthest away from the stage are good but are priced more than the others where you will probably have to lean forward.
  2. Viviana Durante Company will be performing McMillan's The Seven Deadly Sins at Wilton's Music Hall 8-18 May with Weimar specialist Meow Meow and RB Principal Laura Morera. Cast will also include other dancers and guest RB principals. https://www.wiltons.org.uk/whatson/522-?dm_i=1EXC,63M8B,7B2O6O,NYJY9,1
  3. Minder

    John Ross RIP

    Thank you Bruce - hope to see you there
  4. After some looking, we managed to get a programme at the end of the performance. The full credits are: 1. Gyorgy Ligeti : Musica Ricercata no1 2. Flair : Choreography - Demis Volpi ; Music - Gyorgy Ligeti : Musica Ricercata no2 3. Philip Glass : Etude no2 4. Momentum : Choreography - Herman Cornejo ; Music - Philip Glass : Etude no16 5. Domenico Scarlatti : Sonata in A minor K54 6. Witness : Choreography - Wayne McGregor ; Music - Nils Frahm : Immerse! 7. Erik Satie : Gnossienne no4 8. JS Bach : Arrangement for piano by Alexander Siloti : Prelude in B minor 9. Senza Tempo : Choreography - Fang-Yi Sheu ; Music - JS Bach Gottes Zeit ist die Allerbeste Zeit 10. Philip Glass : Etudes nos 5+6 11. Entwine : Choreography - Russell Maliphant ; Music - Philip Glass : Metamorphosis Two 12. Frederic Chopin : Nocturne in B flat minor no1 op9 13 from Le Parc : Choreography - Angelin Preljocaj ; Music - WA Mozart : Adagio from Concerto no 23 in A major K488 In the Q&A afterwards they said they might change the incidental music if the mood took them!
  5. Minder

    John Ross RIP

    I'm also sad to hear the news. I remember the Christmas parties sitting on his table with happy memories. I hope his legacy is preserved
  6. Following Irmgard's comments on publicity there was one -and possibly only one - bus in Milton Keynes with a poster on the nearside (not the best place to get wide coverage).
  7. This afternoon I think quite a lot of people like me just turned up and bought tickets so the audience number was not bad at all. There is nobody who can touch Alina for the subtle nuances of acting that make the performance so enjoyable. In Des Grieux's first solo she doesnt just sit there with her handbag like most other Manons but waits to sit and then gets up again to make better eye contact. Joseph Caley was also excellent in both dancing and partnering. We all went out into the cold and rain happy.
  8. The MK matinee cast did the friends rehearsal the day before and it looked very good even without full costumes, not that I'm taken much with the ice cream colours for the courtesans. It was interesting that Dima Gruzdyev has come back to coach and perform Monsieur GM - wish I'd seen the performance. The orchestra is really good and in my view better than the Royal's most of the time but the pit at Milton Keynes is so deep and large nobody sees poor Gavin. On Wednesday evening there was a respectable audience number although not many in the top level. I thought Jurgita Dronina was a very classy Manon and worthy of first night billing. Also Ken Saruhashi was an energetic Lescaut. I think part of the problem filling theatres is the extra transaction charges that are added to online bookings which for the modest ENB ticket charges on tour seem prohibitive. They dont charge them if you go to the theatre and book in person with a card so why upset the audience from further away you should be encouraging? We might not like ROH prices but at least there is one price for everyone like a shop.
  9. I went for the first time last night. New areas are like any average international hotel. My ticket was what I know as Balcony left but level 3 on the new system. Sat down and looked round at the signs with upstairs as levels 4,5 and 6 only. But surely level 3 must be up there as well? Of course it was but very confusing - as with some road signs its best just to ignore them. Rather strange also to be able to walk in from the piazza with no bag checks or actually anyone being there and carry on to the amphi to have a look round. Looks like all the staff have been deployed on ticket checks at each and every door - and there are a lot of doors!
  10. Hi Carol greypointe says have you still stalls circle a14 still for sale please
  11. Minder

    Brodsky/Baryshnikov on May 7

    Can Lindsay buy your spare ticket for Sunday please Keith the Minder
  12. Minder

    ENB Romeo and Juliet

    The cart has to come down the steps towards the audience and orchestra with deliberately wobbly wheels. If I'd been Gavin Sutherland I'd be a bit worried but he seems to have a good sense of fun - at the orchestral rehearsal at Henry Wood Hall he said in the interval that at one of the venues (Bristol I think) there is no orchestra pit so if the lighting is wrong he casts a shadow over the stage. I went on Saturday evening and agree with Irmgard, particularly the last act. The Erina/Hernandez/Corrales combination on Thursday evening was equally effective but with very different characterisations.
  13. I pre booked a £8 train ticket from London to Liverpool and the overnight coach back to see both Saturday shows and debuts, although Laurretta Summerscales had by then already done her first performance. I agree that Shiori Kase and Yonah Acosta were very assured and well suited to giving a very satisfying rendition of a production which to me tells the story better than most. The last act is certainly no let down. I doubt if Shiori could ever do real evil in Act III and was convincing as a more sly and deceitful swan. Senri Kou did stand out in her first pas de trios stamping her personality on it. And praise for Shevelle Dynott as a terrifying Rothbart - he seemed so quiet an hour earlier as he passed through the Friends backstage tour just at the time we were with the costumes, confirming how heavy his was to dance with!. They have decided only to do his face with make up and not with any other add-ons. I think it works very well. Alejando Virelles seemed a bit tired but it was the last show of the tour. Laurretta Summerscales in the evening was truly remarkable in one so young, for her solid technique including an arabesque on pointe as Odile with no wobbles for what seemed like ever and very natural acting and mime. She has the ability to command the stage and can't wait hopefully to catch a reprise in London.
  14. I saw two of the younger casts last week - Shiori Kase/Yonah Acosta on 17th and Laurretta Summerscales/James Forbat on 19th. Both performances were very good and satisfying although very different Clara's. Shiori has an exceptionally good technique. She can hold balances and make it look easy with no advance preparations, she seems to be able to go backwards and stop almost off balance in the solo (sorry don't know what that's called) and she can spin like few others. It was a case of you've seen singles and doubles, I can do a triple in the middle and if you think that's good I'll finish with a quadruple - a few gasps in the Balcony. Yonah is a very good partner. Laurretta is more elegant and classical and she has an ability to project to the whole audience. I went to the class at Milton Keynes before the Corsaire, she was at the front and seemed to be practicing eye contact to the top of the theatre. Finally some praise for Anton Lukovkin as the Mouse King - gave the nutcrackers a good run for their money.
  15. Many thanks Carol, we have never ever managed to get our hands on RB class before!
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