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  2. It certainly was worth it. Those firefighters were absolute heroes.
  3. It had a run of a few days, Lin, but that was a couple of weeks ago. Keep an eye open next year; it’s well worth it!
  4. Interested in the Claudia Dean if still available
  5. Today
  6. LOL. Mine too. *That* one I might have bothered buying
  7. I should hope they had. As far as I know, the ROH isn't in the habit of posting its live relays on YouTube, so anything on there would have been illegal.
  8. Hi! My daughter will be there this year and she went last year.
  9. I think there's a clue in the music! If you just lie on the floor and listen to it.....I know it's a familiar piece so often harder to listen to with fresh ears etc.....you may feel what the music is trying to communicate. I always suggest before doing any set steps to give some time to just improvising what comes to you when you hear the music. This can help to get into the feeling of the piece before learning any set choreography. To me it does feel sad....that this beautiful swan is coming to the end of its days ...is trying to resist the inevitable for a little ....and then has to accept that it will die. Perhaps there could be a feeling of relief right at the end but to me more resignation in the acceptance of death. I love Lopatkina dancing this but Ulanova was brilliant as well. It was Pavlova's signature piece of course so watching her should be pretty informative. But best advice is feel the music and lots of luck with it.
  10. I'm only a watcher not a doer but I've always thought the swan was sad but gracefully giving in to death at the end. I've just come across this on YT. Don't know if you've seen it:
  11. yes, just received this, a!though it's shown on the web site as being available to pre - order. Yet another case of his information on the web site!
  12. Fiz

    Notre Dame Cathedral

    Apparently none the millionaires who pledged money to help rebuild Notre Dame have contributed a single penny so far. So much for putting their money where their mouths are!
  13. I see that everyone else had problems this morning booking rehearsals and it wasn't down to my employer's website! After refreshing the rehearsals page after 9am to book, everything disappeared. After 5 mins of frantic refreshing I was eventually able to get in the queue only for it to "pause" for about 15mins. Thankfully I was able to get a good seat in the Balcony for Sleeping Beauty (which came as a surprise as I thought Friends rehearsals were limited to the amphitheatre. Obviously not).
  14. Any colour considered. Must be very good condition as it will be used for auditions.
  15. Hello everyone, hope you are enjoying the sunshine ☀️ This may be a silly question, but I am dancing the 'Dying Swan' variation at a show this weekend and can't seem to find one interpretation (as to what the swan is supposed to be feeling).. Some run-throughs I feel sadness, others I feel relief, etc! I know artistry is something you have to develop yourself, but I was just curious as to what others thought the swan might be feeling, and any dancers who do this solo beautifuLly that I could watch (at the moment I am loving Lopatkina and Plisetskaya) i hope this makes sense! Thanks x
  16. Friends of Covent Garden have just been sent an email offering them the McRae Mayerling DVD at a discount. Surely that means it will definitely be issued?
  17. Was this a one off performance Sim or does it have a run?
  18. I have a full set of the books (collected since childhood) and have always taken it to refer to upper school and company. In the later titles the theatre could be Covent Garden, but of course the company was still called Sadlers Wells even after the ROH became its home.
  19. There's something odd about this. Soon after it was shown in cinemas, it was on You Tube, together with a Nutcracker which was also in cinemas around the same time. I watched Mayerling and it looked fine to me from a technical point of view. A couple of days later I went back to see Nutcracker and both had disappeared. Altogether strange.
  20. I watched it in a bar in the basement of the offices where I was working - great fun!
  21. How odd! Maybe they secretly filmed Morera and Bonelli and are releasing that instead. That could be wishful thinking on my part. 😉
  22. have just been advised by Amazon that the new Mayerling with McRae is not being issued. No explanation, and it still appears on the ROH web site as being available for pre order. Wonder what's happened?
  23. Yes I think so. Someone introduced themselves to the students as the director and it wasn’t Carlos (who was the director until now ). I hasten to add I wasn’t there, so it maybe a misunderstanding.
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