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  1. Looking at Sadler's website I also spotted a one-off show organised by Ivan Putrov on Sept 7th https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2021/i-do-lab-and-ivan-putrov-productions-ukranian-ballet-gala-tradition-innovation-celebration/ "Putrov productions and I-Do Lab present Ukrainian Ballet Gala, a unique celebration of the tradition and innovation of Ukrainian culture. Ukrainian dancers from American Ballet Theatre, Wiener Staatsballett, Lithuanian National Ballet and Toulouse Ballet du Capitole join stars from The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet in a programme which spans The Dying Swan, Don Quixote and Le Corsaire to System A/I, a contemporary ballet premiere from choreographer, Ludovic Ondiviela and dramaturg Olga Danylyuk. Dancers performing include Matthew Ball, Cesar Corrales, Mayara Magri, Isaac Hernandez, Denys Cherevychko, Natalia de Froberville, Olesya Shaitanova and artists of the Ukrainian National Ballet." Tickets look expensive.
  2. The annual matinee was on Sat 10th July. The digital programme booklet can be found here https://royalballetschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Digital-Summer-Performance-Royal-Opera-House-10-July.pdf This also (page 15) gives a list of contracts for this years graduates, scattered across the world. Four ladies from the school join the RB Aud Jebsen programme. At one point it was announced that last years Aud Jebsen dancers would appear, as they had missed their graduation performance last year, but this didn't happen. It had also been announced that the performance would be upper school only, but they were able to include an appearance from White Lodge Year 11. A packed programme, over three hours in total, including a complete performance of Elite Syncopations. The Defile was a mix of virtual (screened) appearances from White Lodge mixed with the Upper School in person, ingeniously done.
  3. I think Carlos Acosta didn't wear the frosted wig in Nutcracker, and his partner was dark-haired too. I think this has been noted on here before, though I'm not sure I can find the thread.
  4. Special ticket offer via Official London THeatte SPECIAL OFFERTickets for £10, £20, £30 or £40 only* Valid for Wed, Thu and Sun performances Use the promo code OLT21 when you book online to receive 33% offApply the OLT21 code, then once you have selected your seats, choose the Concession price type, then select the 'Promo OLT' offer.A £3.50 transaction fee applies
  5. It's the livestreaming of Balanchine / Robbins tonight. The performance in the theatre starts at 7pm - but the live streaming says it starts at 7:30. I think this must be deliberate - it's not really "live" but with a half hour delay. The Beauty stream also says it starts at 8pm. (later than the live show) I presume this gives them a chance to edit any blips ? Anyone have any further insight. (I would hate to log on at 7:30 and find that Apollo was just finishing...)
  6. Details are here https://www.ballet.org.uk/blog-detail/solstice-daily-casting/
  7. Ah, that must be it. I was looking at the what's on list, and saw the Ashton triple was followed in the list by Water for Chocolate, but didn't twig that Swan Lake was over such an extended period. Seems to be the new norm, as with R&J.
  8. There seems to be a strange gap in the RB schedule with nothing between 2 May and 1 June. Perhaps there's another mixed bill or something to be added in here ? Very puzzling. The reduction in the number of programmes is depressing.
  9. She was discussed on the old ballet.co forum Legends of British Ballet pages: http://web.archive.org/web/20060214193001/http://ballet.co.uk/old/legend_js_violetta_elvin.htm
  10. Spotted at the very end of the list of the end of this article which discussed crafts in the UK added to the Heritage Crafts Associations endangered list - pointe shoe making, a new addition to the list. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/may/24/kilt-making-and-glassblowing-added-to-list-of-uks-endangered-crafts "Age-old crafts including the making of glass eyes, compasses and sporrans have been added to a “red list” of skills feared to be threatened with imminent extinction in the UK."
  11. A minor point, maybe. The ability to check the view of the stage from a particular seat seems to have vanished from the ROH site (or at least I have been unable to find it despite looking quite hard). It would be really useful to have this back, given at present the circumstances of booking have left me (and no doubt others) with tickets in areas of the house less familiar, and it's not clear just how bad the view is going to be. Has anyone else managed to find this ? All I could get was a video about how they had gone about taking pictures from each seat - but not, sadly, the results of all that effort.
  12. Article in the Guardian giving more details https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/may/06/plans-for-50-funding-cut-to-arts-subjects-at-universities-catastrophic
  13. The ROH Friends magazine has arrived but there aren't any performance dates for 2021/22 in it, just booking dates. It says the new season summary should be issued at the beginning of June. For this summer it does say that the "meet the Young Dancers" insight event will now be streamed on 7th May. Other insight events are mentioned but there are no dates for these yet.
  14. This news item on the ROH site adds in details of Royal Ballet School performances and dates. Also a bit more about Draft Works and Rambert School. https://www.roh.org.uk/news/royal-opera-house-announces-packed-schedule-for-spring-and-summer-2021
  15. An email from the Friends of RBS indicates this about School performances. They " will be at the Royal Opera House, both on the main stage for the Matinee on Saturday 10 July and also in their Linbury Theatre, from 23-26 June with further performances in the Upper School and at White Lodge." "Only the Upper School will perform at the Royal Opera House while White Lodge will perform in their own Margot Fonteyn Theatre, though this will just be for their families." Tickets will be very limited (socially distanced seating).
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