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BBC TV's show - Greatest Dancer - (talent competition)

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11 minutes ago, bangorballetboy said:

I’ve been a prince in the Rose Adagio in the Royal Opera House...

 

...at 51, I made my first appearance on the stage of the Palais Garnier...

 

 

... incidentally Matthew Morrison is best known outside New York for having starred in Glee, but he has worked extensively on Broadway, and has a Tony nomination under his belt. So he has "industry credibility".

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Darling, I am a ballerina there too - well, in my dreams anyway.

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10 hours ago, FLOSS said:

It is alarming how marginal ballet has become when compared to that other elite art form opera which with live radio relays from the Met and the occasional transmission from the ROH maintains a significant profile with music lovers.

 

Is that just because the BBC can acceptably broadcast opera on the radio whereas ballet on the radio would be rather more problematic? I don't recall that opera has had significantly more TV outings on the BBC than dance has had over the last few years.

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I have a pair of ballet slippers.  I am a ballerina!  Who knew?!  👯💃😏😲😂

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It begins to sound as if we could form a company. What about The Royal National BalletForum Company? We've all been there after all. 😆🧚‍♂️🧚‍♀️

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I've danced at the ROH partnered by Brandon Lawrence  🙂

 

(We were standing next to each other in the Balcony for Yasmine Naghdi's Odette Odile debut and, the gentleman that he is, Brandon answered my query on how was it decided when to release hands for Odile's held arabesque by demonstrating it. Don't think my arabesque was as good as Yasmine's.)

 

And no, this dance loving BBC pensioner didn't watch it either. I decided from the trailers that it wasn't for me, and wish it'd been called something else. "Dance for 50 Grand" perhaps?

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Prime time tv on a Saturday night. It was never going to be anything resembling a celebration of an art form whatever the dance form. But it was actually worse than I thought it could be. I managed about 15 minutes but once the classical male dancer had failed to please the baying crowd I could stand it no longer. I was minded of the sequence in the recent Sergei Polunin film when he appears on a Russian talent show. At least there they appreciated the artistry.

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5 hours ago, bridiem said:

It begins to sound as if we could form a company. What about The Royal National BalletForum Company? We've all been there after all. 😆🧚‍♂️🧚‍♀️

Well I've sung at the Royal Albert Hall* so do call on me for Song of the Earth, Nutcracker Snowflake Waltz etc.

 

* As part of a chorus of about 500 school children for one of the last Ernest Read Christmas Concerts for children.

 

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I've sung an aria at the ROH...

 

...at the karaoke fundraiser night in the Crush Room in 2010 to raise money for the Haiti earthquake appeal.  (There were loads of singers I recognized there though, and it was terrifying!)

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I grow Ballerina tulips (very pretty), and I once gave a friend a Ballerina rose.  Surely this qualifies me!

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Like Lady Catherine de Bourgh in Pride and Prejudice

'There are few people in England who have more true enjoyment than myself, or a better natural taste. If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.'

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2 minutes ago, bangorballetboy said:

 

I've sung Peter Grimes at the ROH...

 

Some random mezzo from the London Symphony Chorus can say she's sung Kundry with the LSO.

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1 minute ago, bangorballetboy said:

 

I've sung Peter Grimes at the ROH...

 

I see a bit of professional one-upmanship starting here. Let's just acknowledge that we're all stars, and we've all nailed it, and we're all incredibly proud of ourselves and each other, shall we? :D

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It's been such an incredible journey to get to this point, bridiem... *sobs and thanks my family members*

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10 minutes ago, RuthE said:

It's been such an incredible journey to get to this point, bridiem... *sobs and thanks my family members*

 

oh, and that's another thing guaranteed to make me switch off, is when any contestants 'go on a journey' (especially 'incredible' ones). Unless its a programme about trains or a road trip...

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14 hours ago, bridiem said:

It begins to sound as if we could form a company. What about The Royal National BalletForum Company? We've all been there after all. 😆🧚‍♂️🧚‍♀️

 

Well we could do but I’m expecting to be personally head hunted by Dame Cheryl to become Principal and Head  of Cast Change Slips at her ballet company 

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On 06/01/2019 at 09:02, Hambleton said:

And Cheryl was in The Royal Ballet? 😂

 

I do hope Cheryl Cole's PR team read this, and make Cole aware what a complete and utter fool she has made of herself saying she was at The Royal Ballet :) :) :) . Boy I laughed! A few days at a Summer School HAHAHAHAHA

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9 minutes ago, BristolBillyBob said:

So to summarise, we weren't keen then? 😄

From over here in Canada, I am quite keen on this entire thread, and I am now morbidly curious about the programme itself!

 

Well done, everyone -- you've made my morning.

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DD and I had gone out on Saturday evening to watch the new Mary Poppins movie so I had set my Tivo to record this - looks like I'll be able to free up that storage space this evening.  Won't waste my time with it.

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2 hours ago, zxDaveM said:

 

oh, and that's another thing guaranteed to make me switch off, is when any contestants 'go on a journey' (especially 'incredible' ones). Unless its a programme about trains or a road trip...

 

I went on a journey. And in the company of a RB principal. I tripped daintily down the back stairs at the ROH pursued by Matthew Golding after my daughter and I had earlier been shown to the royal box as late arrivals.

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We will not be doing Links on this show - but be assured that a bit of googling will show that various publications have picked up on the negative response to this Royal Ballet claim.

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Pas de Quatre if only it was just "passion" that is all it requires to be a ballerina .....or reach the top in almost anything else as well. 

 

It it did occur to me that I think as these judges have to mentor the chosen ones that the young ballet dancer was just too hot for Cheryl to handle.....what could she have taught him? 

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Well, I've got to say that the most amusing responses here have at least meant that the programme's existence has made me chuckle a few times!

 

I didn't know until afterwards that it was a Simon Cowell thing. I thought he was exclusive to ITV.

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10 minutes ago, LinMM said:

Pas de Quatre if only it was just "passion" that is all it requires to be a ballerina .....or reach the top in almost anything else as well. 

 

It it did occur to me that I think as these judges have to mentor the chosen ones that the young ballet dancer was just too hot for Cheryl to handle.....what could she have taught him? 

Clearly loads....the RB is one of the world’s great companies, and since she was an RB member she must have tons of knowledge and experience to share...🤦🏻‍♀️

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