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  1. Is it too early to start a Royal Ballet Nutcracker topic? I very much enjoyed the recent Insight: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/watch-live-rehearsals-for-the-nutcracker-with-the-royal-ballet-on-16-november-2017 I like seeing Christopher Saunders coaching: to me he just exudes confidence, energy and a great understanding of the detail and characterisation of the roles. And it's always such a pleasure to see dancers rehearse - Mayara, Tierney, Bea and Nicol in this Insight. There's also some cast changes: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/cast-changes-the-nutcracker-201718 Do hope dancers recover quickly from any injuries. But I think this means over the main Christmas period Anna Rose will be dancing Clara on 20, 23, 28 & 30 December and 1 & 2 January. Do hope she'll have time to enjoy the celebrations.
  2. The Bolshoi's season of live cinema transmissions started today with Le Corsaire. Please use this thread to discuss the performances. I have to say, I thought the production looked stunning on screen, and that the dancers were generally framed pretty well - no parts of bodies escaping the frame during the dancing. I was a little surprised to find two dancers being interviewed about the roles of Conrad and Medora and then two completely different dancers performing the roles, though! Oh, and I still covet those beautiful white tutus from the Jardin Anime scene, even more so having seen them up close
  3. English National Ballet 2018 Spring/Summer Season • World premiere of new work by William Forsythe created especially for English National Ballet. • To be performed in Voices of America: Robbins/Forsythe/Barton, a new mixed bill dedicated to neoclassical ballet with an American accent. • Alongside his new work, English National Ballet perform Forsythe’s Approximate Sonata 2016 for the first time. • Voices of America also includes Jerome Robbins’ shocking ballet The Cage, and a reworked version of Aszure Barton’s Fantastic Beings. • Kenneth MacMillan’s The Sleeping Beauty to be performed at the London Coliseum. • New version of My First Ballet: Swan Lake to tour the UK. English National Ballet today announces its 2018 Spring/Summer Season. In April 2018, English National Ballet will present the world premiere of a new work by one of the most revered choreographers working today, William Forsythe. His first creation for a UK ballet company in over 20 years. Forsythe’s new work will be presented as part of Voices of America, a new mixed bill dedicated to neo-classical ballet with an American accent, featuring works with audacious attitude from three generations of choreographers. Alongside his new work, English National Ballet will also perform Forsythe’s Approximate Sonata 2016. Originally created in 1996, Forsythe recently reworked this piece for Paris Opera Ballet. A series of pas de deux that deconstruct the classical ballet vocabulary, Approximate Sonata 2016 is accompanied by a new version of the original score by Thom Willems. Voices of America sees another work new to English National Ballet, Jerome Robbins’ The Cage. One of Robbins’ most shocking and intense ballets, The Cage looks at the rites and rituals of a species where the female considers the male to be prey, featuring 14 female and two male dancers. Originally created in 1951, The Cage is set to Stravinsky’s Concerto in D for String Orchestra, performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. Completing the mixed bill is a reworked version of Aszure Barton’s Fantastic Beings. Originally created as part of English National Ballet’s She Said programme in 2016, Fantastic Beings is a mysterious, magnetic work that sees 16 dancers take to the stage, accompanied by Mason Bates’ dynamic score performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. Of Voices of America Tamara Rojo CBE, Artistic Director of English National Ballet said: “For a while now I have wanted to dedicate a programme to the abstract, neoclassical style of ballet that is born out of America. It gives me great pleasure to now be doing so with a new work created especially for us by the genius that is William Forsythe, alongside his Approximate Sonata 2016. “I am excited that these Forsythe works will be accompanied by Jerome Robbins’ brilliantly shocking ballet The Cage, and a revival of Aszure Barton’s fabulous Fantastic Beings. I cannot wait for audiences to experience the power and emotion of these ballets next spring.” In June 2018, English National Ballet revives Kenneth MacMillan’s The Sleeping Beauty at the London Coliseum. This classical dark fairy-tale ballet offers “some of the most ravishing steps in 19th century repertory” (The Guardian). Featuring stunning sets by Peter Farmer, elaborate costumes by Nicholas Georgiadas, and Tchaikovsky’s ravishing score played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. This revival coincides with the recent anniversary of MacMillan’s death, and follows the Company’s performances of MacMillan’s masterpiece Song of the Earth in the autumn/winter. Returning for its ninth consecutive year is English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancercompetition, which will be held at the London Coliseum for the first time on 11 June 2018. Recognising the excellence of the company’s artists, this annual celebration remains vital to developing and nurturing young talent within the Company. Over the years Emerging Dancer has grown significantly in popularity, with last year’s Facebook livestream receiving over 89,000 views worldwide. Next spring, English National Ballet will present a brand-new version of the ever-popular My First Ballet: Swan Lake, which premieres at London’s Peacock theatre before touring to seven venues across the country. Created in partnership with English National Ballet School, the My First Ballet series reworks popular ballet titles to make them accessible to children as young as three. Since inception in 2012 over a quarter of a million people have seen a ballet from the series. English National Ballet continues to present the very best of British ballet to audiences across the world next season when it tours Akram Khan’s Giselle internationally for the first time. In March 2018, the production will headline the Auckland Arts Festival in New Zealand before opening the Dublin Dance Festival in Ireland in May 2018. Last season English National Ballet toured Le Corsaire, Coppélia, and Ballet Bold, a mixed bill that included Adagio Hammerklavier, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, and The Sleeping Beauty (Act 3) internationally to over 18,000 people in Japan and Poland respectively. Tickets for The Sleeping Beauty and My First Ballet: Swan Lake’s national tour go on sale to Friends of English National Ballet at 10am on Wednesday 6 September 2018. General on sale is 10am, Monday 11 September 2018. Tickets for Voices of America and My First Ballet: Swan Lake at the Peacock, London go on sale to Friends of English National Ballet at 10am on Monday 30 October 2018. General on sale is 10am, Monday 6 November. On sale date for Emerging Dancer to be announced shortly. For information on how to become a Friend of English National Ballet see www.ballet.org.uk/support-us Listing information for English National Ballet 2018 Spring/Summer Season Voices of America: Robbins/Forsythe/Barton Sadler’s Wells, London Thursday 12 – Saturday 21 April 2018 Box office: 020 7863 8000 or www.ballet.org.uk Tickets: from £12 (on sale Autumn 2017) My First Ballet: Swan Lake Peacock Theatre, London Thursday 29 March – Saturday 7 April 2018 Box Office: 020 7863 8222 or www.ballet.org.uk Tickets: from £10 My First Ballet: Swan Lake Churchill Theatre, Bromley Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 April 2018 Box Office: 020 3285 6000 or www.ballet.org.uk Tickets: from £15.50 My First Ballet: Swan Lake New Theatre, Oxford Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 April 2018 Box Office: 0844 871 3020 or www.ballet.org.uk Tickets: from £11.50 My First Ballet: Swan Lake Opera House, Manchester Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 April 2018 Box Office: 0844 871 3018 or www.ballet.org.uk Tickets: from £11.50 My First Ballet: Swan Lake The Grand Theatre, Blackpool Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 May 2018 Box Office: 01253 290190 or www.ballet.org.uk Tickets: from £10 My First Ballet: Swan Lake New Victoria Theatre, Woking Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 May 2018 Box Office: 0844 871 7645or www.ballet.org.uk Tickets: from £11.50 My First Ballet: Swan Lake Princess Theatre, Torquay Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 May 2018 Box Office: 0844 871 3023 or www.ballet.org.uk Tickets: from £11.50 The Sleeping Beauty London Coliseum Wednesday 6 – Saturday 16 Jun 2018 Box Office: 020 7845 9300 or www.ballet.org.uk Tickets: from £14 Emerging Dancer London Coliseum Monday 11 June 2018 Box Office: 020 7845 9300 or www.ballet.org.uk Booking fees may apply. About English National Ballet English National Ballet has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1950 as London Festival Ballet by the great English Dancers Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin, it has played a major role in the growth and history of ballet in the UK. Today, English National Ballet is renowned for taking world-class ballet to the widest possible audience through its national and international tour programme, offsite performances at festivals including Glastonbury and Latitude, its distinguished orchestra English National Ballet Philharmonic, and being a UK leader in creative learning and engagement practice and delivery, building innovative partnerships to deliver flagship programmes such as English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s. Under the artistic directorship of Tamara Rojo, English National Ballet has gained new acclaim as it introduces innovative new works to the Company’s repertoire while continuing to honour and reinvigorate traditional ballet. English National Ballet is an Associate Company of Sadler’s Wells.
  4. We don't appear to have an overarching thread for next season's cinema ballet broadcasts, so here it is! Details of the Bolshoi season are here: Do we have the Royal Ballet details anywhere yet? I can't find them.
  5. The Bolshoi cinema broadcasts for 2017-18 have been announced: 22 OCTOBER 2017 Le Corsaire Live from Moscow 26 NOVEMBER 2017 The Taming of the Shrew Captured live on Jan 24, 2016 17 DECEMBER 2017 The Nutcracker Captured live on Dec 21, 2014 21 JANUARY 2018 Romeo and Juliet New production Live from Moscow 04 FEBRUARY 2018 The Lady of the Camellias Captured live on Dec 06, 2015 04 MARCH 2018 The Flames of Paris New production Live from Moscow 08 APRIL 2018 Giselle Captured live on Oct 11, 2015 10 JUNE 2018 Coppélia Live from Moscow The information gathered from the Pathe website (in english): http://www.pathelive.com/programme/the-bolshoi-ballet-2017-2018-1#programme The french version has more info on the individual productions at present, I don't read french so I don't know why The Flames of Paris is down as a new production. The Romeo & Juliet is by Ratmansky, so new to the Bolshoi.
  6. Today I have received my renewal notice for my subscriptions. The Birmingham season comprises: 27-30 September - mixed programme comprising Elite Syncopations, Concerto. Penguin Cafe 03-07 October - Aladdin 24 November - 13 December - Nutcracker 13-24 February - Sleeping Beauty 20-23 June - mixed programme - comprising Kin, new work, Upper Room 26-30 June - Romeo and Juliet
  7. I see on the ROH website at the bottom of the page where the seasons are they have the 2017/18 season there. Obviously nothing in it yet but does anyone have any idea when it will be announced? I know it's usually the beginning of April but I thought as the outline was already there it may mean it's a bit early this year.