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  1. We've received a press release about a film that was commissioned about the Cecchetti Method. It is free to view on YouTube. It may be of interest to teachers, parents and students. The details are here:
  2. Re: Enrico CECCHETTI – The Film is OUT ! "BALLET'S SECRET CODE" A message from the Chairman of Société Auguste Vestris Many of you will recall – including of course those who contributed to the HellloAsso crowdfunding campaign - that in late 2014, VESTRIS launched a project, led by Prof. J. Cronshaw (Enrico Cecchetti Diploma, FISTD), for a film that would set out the principles underlying the Method of Enrico CECCHETTI (1850-1928). Although Cecchetti, who for many years taught the Class of Perfection at Saint Petersburg, is constantly referred to as one of the
  3. Links - Tuesday 26 January, 2021 Streamed Reviews: San Francisco Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Jim Munson, Broadway World Stuttgart Ballet, Don Quixote: Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance Vakhtangov Theatre (Moscow), Anna Karenina: Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide Preview Feature - Dancing at the Drive-In: Dance Camera West on the big screen: Lou Fancher, San Francisco Classical Voice News - Milwaukee Ballet announces plans for rest of season to June: Margaret Naczek, Milwaukee Business Journal
  4. Links - Monday 25 January, 2021 Streamed Reviews - San Francisco Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian David Mead, Seeing Dance Book Review - Wendy Perron, The Grand Union: Accidental Anarchists of Downtown Dance: Gay Morris, Danceview Times Featurette - Maria Tallchief remembered in her quotes: Mina Dragani, L'Officiel
  5. I meant to post earlier. I really enjoyed this Don Quixote!! I didn't quite get the set but it did give plenty of room for the dancers. I thought all the dancers sparkled and I really liked the costumes too. Thanks again Angela for keeping us up to date with streamings from Stuttgart.
  6. Links - Sunday 24 January, 2021 Obituaries - Bob Avian, director and choreographer: Mark Kennedy, LA Times Georgia Snow, Stage Feature - Stella Abrera, ex-ABT principal: Marina Harss, Fjord Review Streamed Review - Nederlands Dans Theatre, I wonder where the dreams I don’t remember go: Valentina Bonelli, Fjord Review Feature - Bronislava Nijinska: Nadia Beard, Calvert Journal Feature - Helgi Tomasson on his retirement from San Francisco Ballet in 2022: Roman Gokhman, Riff Magazine Feature - Sara
  7. Hello Myrtle and welcome out of the lurking shadows. Sorry I can't help with the music ID but I'm sure someone will be able to.
  8. Ten leading professional ballet schools pledge continued support for dance students during 2021 auditions process Photo: Kate Jackson Following a joint statement issued in summer 2020, ten of the UK’s leading professional ballet schools have announced a unified message of support and reassurance today as hundreds of prospective students consider applications for places on programmes starting in September 2021. The schools pledging continued and unified support are Central School of Ballet, English National Ballet School, Elmhurst Ballet School, The H
  9. Well I've re-booked so I've got everything crossed! Let's hope we will begin to see the benefits of the latest lockdown and the vaccine very soon.
  10. I'm sure this issue has been discussed on a number of occasions but this is the only previous thread I can find:
  11. Dear Janet We are thrilled to share an update on our spring tour, which will see the Company return to the stage with performances of David Nixon OBE's Swan Lake and Dangerous Liaisons. Dangerous Liaisons A ballet by David Nixon OBE Sheffield Lyceum Theatre Tue 15 – Sat 19 June Priority booking for Patrons 27 Jan Rescheduled: Swan Lake A ballet by David Nixon OBE Leeds Grand Theatre Thu 13 – Sat 22 May
  12. I spoke too soon about Northern Ballet. Tickets for Leeds (March dates only cancelled a week ago) are now on sale for May. Dates for Sheffield will go on sale in a couple of weeks for Dangerous Liaisons in June. Let's hope these performances can go ahead.
  13. I found it as a news item on the website. PRs are somewhat hit and miss at the moment. I assume most of the admin staff are wfh or furloughed which must make it more difficult.
  14. It looks like we will be relying on streaming even longer with BRB, NB and Scottish cancellations.
  15. Scottish Ballet's spring tour of Swan Lake has also been cancelled. https://www.scottishballet.co.uk/articles/swan-lake-cancellation
  16. More depressing news filtering out (depressing for the companies and for us watchers): BRB's Cinderella has disappeared from The Lowry website and a friend from Birmingham has just told me she has been contacted by the Birmingham Hippodrome to say that the season there (which had already been put back to April) has been cancelled too. Another friend contacted me to say that Northern Ballet's week in Nottingham in May has been cancelled. They are due at The Lowry the week after and although Swan Lake is still showing it cannot now be booked. I hate to say it
  17. Hello Lulu and welcome to the Forum! I've added a tag to your post. If you click on the tag it will bring up similar subjects that may give you some ideas or lead you on to further questions.
  18. I've just picked this up via Facebook. Brandon Lawrence is an inspiration both on and off the stage. https://dans-ez.com/blogs/news/brandon-lawrence-dansez-launch-new-bbodance-scholarship "Brandon sums up what it means for him... "Since my training I’ve always wanted to be able to help fund education for young dancers. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of scholarships and bursaries along the way therefore, I’m honoured along with Dansez to present the BL by Dansez Scholarships. As a Patron of BBODance it’s humbling to make thi
  19. BRB have issued a brief film of Carlos' first year as Director and yes there have been highlights, even if not as we expected. https://www.brb.org.uk/post/first-anniversary Let's hope 2021 is a better year for all of us and that we can get back to watching some LIVE ballet in a THEATRE with an AUDIENCE. Stay safe everyone
  20. An alternative art installation on the beach this morning.
  21. I believe you are correct about the premiere of 3M coinciding with the death of Malcolm Arnold. It's a shame we didn't get anything from Ondine as David speaks so fondly of it and I remember some terrific performances at the Leeds Playhouse (even though I really disliked the music!). By a sad coincidence HW Henze died a day or so before the NB premiere of Ondine.
  22. Brexit brings with it very strong opinions on both sides of the debate. The answer is that we just don't know. As a point of interest, of course, foreign artistes are going to have to get visas to perform here and that can be very difficult as one or two non-European dancers have found to their cost in the past (one of them being Australian).
  23. Links - Saturday 16 January, 2021 Obituary - Diana Payne-Myers, dancer: Matthew Hawkins, Guardian Feature - Poul Gnatt, founder Royal New Zealand Ballet: Brittney Deguara, Stuff Feature - Jean Grand-Maitre, AD Alberta Ballet: Eric Volmers, Calgrary Herald News - Royal Danish Ballet cancels Romeo & Juliet live performances: Eva Kistrup, Danceview Times Netflix Review - Tiny Pretty Things: Gia Kourlas, NY Times News - Milwaukee Ballet announces revamped 2020-21 season: Staff, On Milwaukee
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