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Hmm, not terribly specific beyond "Dance@TheGrange is performed by Company Wayne McGregor, dancers from The Royal Ballet and guest artists including Alessandra Ferri and Marianela Nunez, with music performance by pianist Joanna MacGregor."

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I've seen Thiago Soares featured in one of the publicity photos - I wonder if he and Nunez will be repeating the Winter Dreams pdd they danced at this week's ROH gala.

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1 hour ago, alison said:

Hmm, not terribly specific beyond "Dance@TheGrange is performed by Company Wayne McGregor, dancers from The Royal Ballet and guest artists including Alessandra Ferri and Marianela Nunez, with music performance by pianist Joanna MacGregor."

 

The lack of specific details obviously hasn't put people off - it's currently showing as sold out but you can ask to have your name put on the waiting list.

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53 minutes ago, Lizbie1 said:

I've seen Thiago Soares featured in one of the publicity photos…

 

Where was that? There seems to be a concurrent exhibition of Rick Guest's photos of (mainly) Royal Ballet dancers.

 

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4 hours ago, John Mallinson said:

 

Where was that? There seems to be a concurrent exhibition of Rick Guest's photos of (mainly) Royal Ballet dancers.

 

 

It was an an email they sent the other day (I'm on their mailing list).

 

Edited to add: they didn't caption the picture, if that makes a difference, but the email was specifically about a few tickets they would be releasing the following day (yesterday) and didn't mention the exhibition.

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Here's the rather mouth-watering programme.

 

Excerpt from Obsidian Tear, Wayne McGregor
Matthew Ball & Calvin Richardson
     
Excerpt from Winter Dreams, Kenneth MacMillan
Thiago Soares & Marianela Núñez
     
Excerpt from Autobiography, Wayne McGregor
Daniela Neugebauer & Rebecca Bassett-Graham
     
New solo, Charlotte Edmonds
Joseph Sissens
 
Meditation from Thais, Frederick Ashton
Sarah Lamb & Matthew Ball

 

Excerpt from Borderlands, Wayne McGregor
Francesca Hayward & Calvin Richardson
     
Excerpt from Woolf Works, Wayne McGregor
Federico Bonelli & Alessandra Ferri
 
PART 2
Atomos, Wayne McGregor
Company Wayne McGregor

 

PART 3
The Art of Fugue, Wayne McGregor
Company Wayne McGregor and dancers from The Royal Ballet

 

Live music performed by Joanna MacGregor

 

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Is anyone else wondering what Borderlands is?

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The Times today tells us that Nunez and Watson are dancing Infra. Is The Art of Fugue a renaming of Tetractys I wonder?

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Would be very pleased to hear any reports of this. The photography exhibition looks good too. 

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Would be delighted to have confirmation of Watson dancing anything at the moment.

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I see via a passing glance at Twitter that the Grange Festival has printed a bookmark to announce its plans for next year (2019). This includes the usual several operas and:

 

21st Century Women: Dance @ the Grange

Curated by Wayne McGregor and Marianela Nuñez

June 25, 26, 28

 

 

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On 09/06/2018 at 01:44, alison said:

Would be delighted to have confirmation of Watson dancing anything at the moment.

Or even just popping to Tesco...

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New announcement just in from the Grange:

 

On June 25 and 26 2019, they will present Wayne McGregor's "Outlier" featuring Alessandra Ferri and dancers of Company Wayne McGregor, and Cathy Marston's "The Suit", performed by Ballet Black.

 

https://thegrangefestival.co.uk/operas/dance2019/

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On 18/06/2018 at 16:17, penelopesimpson said:

Or even just popping to Tesco...

Too right ! Haha . Come back Mr Watson asap xx

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Email from the Grange Festival this morning:

 

We are delighted to be able to announce that Edward Watson MBE, longest-serving Principal dancer at The Royal Ballet has agreed to become Patron of Dance@TheGrange.

 

Well known for helping Dance@TheGrange’s Director of Dance, Wayne McGregor, bring world-class ballet to a wider audience, Edward’s passion for inspiring younger generations will also see him support our Learning@TheGrange programme.

 

Edward’s technique and style has captured the imagination of audiences and choreographers alike. Critically acclaimed roles include Arthur Pita’s dance version of Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis’, specifically created with Edward in mind for the title role. The outstanding performance won Edward international accolades and an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance.

 

We are thrilled to have him as our Dance@TheGrange Patron.

 

“I am honoured to be asked to come on board as The Grange Festival Patron. I have admired the work of The Grange Festival for the past two years and I hope to lend whatever assistance I can to help the charity evolve and grow.”

 

Edward Watson

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Well I’ll just have to plan a Grange visit. Team outing anyone? Rather pricey ! 

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https://thegrangefestival.co.uk/

 

It's a beautiful venue, but I have only been once since Grange Park Opera moved to West Horsley and left the venue vacant for the Grange Festival.  It's a bit hard to get to if you don't have transport (I used to spend a fortune on cabs getting to operas there, as Grange Park Opera used to - and still does, in its new location - regularly employ several singers I know/like).

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4 minutes ago, RuthE said:

It's a bit hard to get to if you don't have transport (I used to spend a fortune on cabs getting to operas there, as Grange Park Opera used to - and still does, in its new location - regularly employ several singers I know/like).

 

They run a minibus service from Basingstoke station I believe.

 

I agree it’s extremely pretty, and I like Michael Chance’s policy of having no long speeches!

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