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Jan McNulty

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  1. Links - Monday 24 August, 2020 Live Review - The Grange Festival, Precipice, Hampshire: David Karlin, Bachtrack Streaming Preview - Akram Khan, Until the Lions: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper Streaming Review - Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, SJD Shorts - Contagion: Charlotte Kasner, Seeing Dance Opinion - The new chairman of the Royal Opera House: Catherine Bennett, Observer
  2. I think it's also hard for people who are not used to living together 7/24! One of my chums put a status on FB a couple of months back that he was having the most dreadful day ... he and his wife had had a major row and his 3yo was having one of those days... Most of us have had a heck of a lot of adapting to do. And we're going to take a heck of a lot to adapt to more normal times hopefully in the not too far distant future.
  3. I thinks it's very hard for a lot of us. I live with my dog and he has been keeping me sane!! I wouldn't have had the same motivation to go out for allowed exercise for him when lockdown first started. In terms of shopping, I'd only been to my local Tescos till recently. I have to say it was very well organised and I felt fine going there. I felt guilty about going to Waitrose because it was a 7 mile drive away. I have started going back there recently. I felt guilty at Easter dropping Easter eggs off to my nieces - socially distanced and I had a solitary birthday.
  4. I suppose that depends on how "visible" he may be. I took the article as a "jobs and kudos for the boys" type dig at friends and donors getting prestigious positions. (Let's hear it for the British Museum!!)
  5. Links - Sunday 23 August, 2020 Film Review - Summer Shorts - the dance films of Alice Pennefather: Oksana Khadarina, Fjord Review News - Retirements and departures at the Royal Danish Ballet: Eva Kistrup, Danceview Times Feature - At home with Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Kate Kadow: Britt Mann, Stuff “Redux” Review - Royal Ballet, Manon - recollections from 2011 and English National Ballet, Manon streaming 2020: Ka Bradley, Exeunt Streaming Review - Sydney Dance Company, Cuatro: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing
  6. I took Rob to mean that a minimum ticket price (for non-students) would put these tickets out of many people’s price range and he was suggesting another price level named in the same spirit as those already listed!
  7. The irony of having an empty diary and then all of a sudden something cropped up that I could not get out of meant that I was unable to attend Brandon's talk. Thank you so much for publishing the notes from the talk, I've really enjoyed reading them. Along with his recent Open Barre podcasts this proves that Brandon is one of the brightest stars in the ballet firmament both on and off the stage.
  8. A great rehearsal/talk clip from Tyrone Singleton and Max Maslen rehearsing SDB's The King Dances (Birmingham Royal Ballet)
  9. Ooooo that might be an interesting proposition... I enjoyed the performances at the Rep some years ago when the Hippo was being refurbished.
  10. To cheer us up ... or just make us downright jealous ... Marianela Nunez has posted on Instagram that she is appearing on stage at the amphitheatre in Taormina this weekend;
  11. Well it won't be an issue for you as all 4 performances in Birmingham are already sold out and the rest of us who've already booked can go ahead and enjoy it. Given the current circumstances I think we are lucky to be getting a live performance at all and I applaud BRB for that. I am giving them the benefit of the doubt for the time being in terms of programming.
  12. Not that I have anything to do with the dance world other than as a watcher of performances, your thoughts seem good to me. A couple of adult friends who have gone back to swimming and pilates are already togged up before they go and then just dry off and get home as quickly as possible.
  13. I've just seen on Facebook that Birmingham Royal Ballet has cancelled the outdoor event planned to take place in Bourneville next Monday or Tuesday. It's sad but sensible under the circumstances. "In light of Birmingham City Council's serious concerns regarding the rise in Covid-19 cases, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Rowheath Pavilion and Sampad Arts have decided to postpone the outdoor dance display due to take place next week. We are very disappointed but feel this is the responsible action to take at this current time."
  14. I've just checked the Birmingham Rep website and all 4 BRB performances are showing as SOLD OUT!!! It shows how desperate we all are to see a live performance again and must be a real boost for the company.
  15. Scottish Ballet has rescheduled The Nutcracker to next winter: https://www.scottishballet.co.uk/articles/rescheduling-of-our-2020-season?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Rescheduling_Article
  16. I asked on twitter about the Sadler's Wells dates and BRB have responded to say that details about Sadler's Wells will be issued soon. I assume the dates may be different as SW has already stated they are closed until next year.
  17. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MATTHEW BOURNE’S THE RED SHOES CINEMA RELEASE RESCHEDULED FOR 30 SEPTEMBER 2020 Running time 97 mins / BBFC Cert U / In cinemas nationwide from 30 September, 2020 More2Screen is pleased to confirm that the postponed cinema release of Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes has been rescheduled. The double Olivier award-winning da
  18. I've just queried that with the PR man. Sadler's Wells had previously announced closure until January 2021.
  19. PRESS RELEASE 20 August 2020 NEW CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET AND BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE LAUNCHED WITH NEW SOCIAL DISTANCED BALLET FOR LIVE AUDIENCES WORLD PREMIERE: CARLOS ACOSTA COMMISSIONS NEW BALLET INSPIRED BY ‘SOCIAL DISTANCING’. LAZULI SKY CHOREOGRAPHED BY WILL TUCKETT USES AUGMENTED REALITY AND TECHNICAL INNOVATION AS PART OF A TRIPLE BILL WITH LIVE MUSIC WORLD PREMIERE: CITY OF A THOUSAND TRADES WILL CELEBRATE THE DIVERSITY, INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE, AND MULTICULTURAL CREATIVITY OF THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM IN
  20. BOOKED!!!!! So excited, even if the website wasn't hugely user friendly for booking and my blood pressure was sky high!! (I'd been keeping this secret till we got the seats but somebody spilled the beans!!!) We're only going to the Saturday matinee.
  21. Not that I am in any way condoning teacher/student relationships when you have students of 17/18 and teachers of 21/22 you can see how this can arise. When I was at school many moons ago one of our young teachers was in the same tennis club as one of our older girls. When she left school after her A levels he resigned and left at Christmas. He explained that they had got to know each other through tennis but it would not have been appropriate to have a relationship until she finished school. The next thing we heard they had got married and when he retired as a head
  22. When you say the whole thread comes up do you mean that the whole thread is sent to the recipient of the text? The whole thread shows up on Apple too but only the latest text is sent to the recipient which preserves the thread but doesn't irritate the recipient.
  23. Thank you for posting Danceparent. I've given up looking at company websites so I would have missed this news!! Will it be worth the 200 mile round trip to Birmingham ... OH YES IT WILL, I am so starved of live performance!!!
  24. TUESDAY 18 AUGUST 2020 SADLER’S WELLS' DIGITAL STAGE & BREAKIN’ CONVENTION RELEASE NEW FILM OUR BODIES BACK Today Sadler’s Wells’ Digital Stage and Breakin’ Convention announce the release of Our Bodies Back, a riveting new dance film that speaks out against anti-Black racism and honours the lived experiences of Black women past and present. This new commission made in collaboration with Jonzi D Projects and BCTV stages the poem We Want Our Bodies Back, the work of acclaimed American poet and performance artist jessica Care moore in a film dir
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