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  2. Yet some people have different photos, Leticia Dias, for example
  3. We had a fab morning today It seemed a lovely warm environment hope everything went well for everyone else!
  4. I will be keeping an eye on this too, I think they have been at Stockport Plaza before which would be perfect. I considered York but its just too far for us really for such a regular rehearsals. Fingers crossed.
  5. Number11

    EYB dates

    I emailed EYB and they have said they are doing Richmond theatre in 2020. They didn’t say when exactly but to keep an eye on the website. The audition dates on the website only go up to end of 2019 at the moment
  6. One of my pupils arrived on Friday afternoon very upset about the leak of the Edexcel Math paper. She had just taken the exam and said it was extraordinarily hard and contained various things that had not appeared in the syllabus. Then finding out that the paper had been leaked and circulated on social media added to her frustration. According to the papers this weekend, this is the third time this has happened. Does anyone know how it was handled in previous years? It is so hard on those who are honest and simply did their best.
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  8. A shallow foot is the same as a low profile foot. Here's my post from earlier in this thread.
  9. I have the same question! What’s a shallow foot?
  10. I liked Hallberg a lot in Month in the Country, but unless he’s more comfortable with lifting than he was in the Balcony pdd at the Fonteyn Gala (the only one I can comment on) I do wonder how the Manon pdd will go.
  11. That is odd. I know it's standard for the list of company members at the beginning of the programmes to remain the same throughout the year, but I've just checked my Les Patineurs programme from December - the only one I've bought this year - and she's still in that. Either an oversight, or do they apply the same policy to the bios, and it hasn't really cropped up before because the programmes only used to mention the people involved in major roles in that production, rather than everyone in the company - or possibly nobody got around to updating the bio layout?
  12. I’m waiting g for London but not expecting til next week if Eastleigh Leeds bath and Totnes have to come before us
  13. I was bullied so badly by my ballet teacher as a child. She was perfectly well qualified as a teacher, it didn’t stop her bullying behaviour. There were a few children she picked on, but I think I had it worse than most.Her behaviour was actually abusive at times - I wish my mother had had the balls to change me to another school. Now as a dance mother, I’m determined to protect my daughters from this type of behaviour. Unfortunately, we have already had issues with a teacher (again, well trained) at a well respected ballet school. I’ve complained, which I don’t think helped much, but I won’t stand by and allow my daughters to suffer the same abuse I put up with.
  14. I agree. A case could be made this spring when injuries couldn't readily be covered from within the Company but Reece Clarke more than earned his spurs as Des Grieux in 2018 and deserves more than one show and some public exposure in the role this coming autumn. The fact that some ballerinas seem to be able to select their partners does not sit easily with me and will re-appear as one of my 'lowlights'. It is surely beneficial for younger dancers to be able to be paired with more experienced ones; but now...........!!!!!
  15. MJW, I do agree with you, the ROH overdo the gloomy lighting in too many ballets. R&J was the worst - e.g. not being able to see Lord Capulet when Tybalt dies. It’s a show - we need to easily see the dancers and sets. I suggest they rewatch the cinema broadcasts to brighten things up for the audience (we are not all 20 years old with 20/20 vision). Other lowlight for me is over-complicated costumes masking the dance. Anything that makes the dancers shoulders look like they are up ruins the necklines and spaces. (Macmillan was keen on spaces between parts of the body, I remember from a documentary long ago) So many brilliant performances from many principals and soloists. Notably for me, were Anna Rose O’Sullivan, Fumi Kaneko and Marcelino Sambe who have all been given real chances to shine and have done so on each occasion 👏👏👏
  16. I would say Wednesday 19th will be the earliest for London. My daughter was in the first audition for London so I guess we will be in the first batch of London results - I’ll let you know!
  17. Did anyone write of David Dawson's ballet? I may be wrong but I don't remember anyone mentioning it.....?
  18. MAK

    EYB dates

    Oh bless her! Unfortunately we could only manage one in this Production so DD1 got the chance as a) she had fewer clashes and b) next year she will be focusing on GCSEs so unlikely to have the time for another EYB 😪. She was a Busby Berkeley Girl and Party Guest. The Stars were fabulous, you must be very proud.
  19. Hi @TinyNEDancer I think @Spamcat has already answered quite a lot above but there was 3 groups auditioning for year 4 (we were group 3). I’m not sure how many in our class yet but my husband took her to the taster and said about 15 possibly more. Both DD and I had a much nicer time at elmhurst auditions, we were both more relaxed which helped, it was very welcoming and I met some nice mums @Spamcat being one of them! I think I have mentioned previously that DD isn’t the most flexible or the best technically but she does have a lot of enthusiasm 😅 so I think the best thing she can do is to enjoy it as much as possible 🙂 (easier said than done)! xxx
  20. Thank you so much!! Good luck. I hope you hear soon!!
  21. Brilliant!! Thank you for all of your help. It would be Sunderland. I’ll update on here when we have some news 🤞🏼😬
  22. Thank you! That’s so helpful. Eek. I’ll let you know how it goes 😬
  23. SFB came in 2008 and brought us three programmes of new work then. I stumbled on this thread from the old ballet.co forum about it http://web.archive.org/web/20081121101547/http://www.ballet.co.uk/dcforum/happening/6805.html I was interested to see that they brought Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour on that trip, very soon after it was made. At the time it didn't make such an impression. It seems to have grown in stature since then. I wondered which pieces from this years offerings might have such a successful future life.
  24. Twirlygirl09

    EYB dates

    Ahh I’m wondering if you’re youngest was a star? Mine was and she made a friend with an older sister who I think was in the red dresses?! She’s been a bit sad today, missing everyone already! We’re just off to town to print some photos 😍
  25. I seem to remember someone on this forum saying that they'd been told that the bios (and therefore perhaps the existence of a bio?) are not updated until the end of the season. No doubt for cost reasons.
  26. Millicent

    EYB dates

    Hello I'm a newbie to this and my daughter is only 7 so I'm just trying understand how it all works for the future. I can't figure out from the ENB website what rehearsals are involved, it just says 3 simultaneous rehearsals take place which I don't understand? Is it an intensive course or are there weekly rehearsals etc?
  27. Absolute highlight of my season was La Bayadere. I think Osipova/Nunez/Muntagirov just edged it over Nunez/Osipova/Muntagirov but both were absolutely wonderful. How I wish they had filmed both (but with Sambe as the Bronze Idol both times!) Other standouts have been Sarah lamb's Marie Larische and James Hay's Bratfish in Mayerling William Bracewell, and Yasmine Naghdi in Winter Dreams Osipova's stunning Juliet on June 1st and Matthew Ball's Tybalt I have also very much enjoyed watching Anna Rose O' Sullivan and Joseph Sissons light up the stage whenever they appear and (of course) almost everything danced by Vadim Muntagirov The exception to the latter is Don Quixote as even a dream team of Osipova/Muntagirov couldn't rescue it for me. The music has had the life sucked out of it, the choreography is a mess and the costumes ugly. Both ABT and Bolshoi versions are so much better. I didn't particularly enjoy Flight Pattern. I'm not so keen on some of the modern pieces and the gloomy lighting didn't help (although I thought the music lovely). However, bottom of the pile has to be Unknown Soldier. That was so awful words fail me......
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