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Lynette H

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  1. 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 al
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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).
  6. The Culture Whisper interview with Kevin O'Hare says "The Royal Ballet founder choreographer, Frederick Ashton, is remembered with a triple bill: ‘Scènes de Ballet, Month in the Country and Rhapsody. Both Scènes de Ballet and Rhapsody we haven’t seen for quite a while, and I think we definitely have the dancers to do those ballets justice, and I’m really looking forward to that.’ " https://www.culturewhisper.com/r/dance/the_royal_ballet_season_2021_22/16242
  7. If the RB need to limit the number of dancers involved and concentrate on duets for the moments, then maybe Pite's Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue, as seen at Sadler's in 2013? I remember it had very moody lighting.
  8. The V&A along with the British Museum and other museums have used Blythe House, an enormous building in Olympia, for storage of parts of their collections for many years. The government announced a few years ago that it would sell off Blythe House and provide some funding for alternative storage sites for the museums. The development of the V&A East in in two parts, one for this storage. The other part on the waterfront (next to where the Sadler's Wells new small theatre will be) is for display. https://www.vam.ac.uk/info/va-east-project
  9. Opera Holland Park have announced changes to their theatre for this summer season. The capacity will be reduced from 1000 to 400 to allow for socially distanced seating. https://operahollandpark.com/your-visit/what-to-expect/ The season announcement is here https://operahollandpark.com/season-and-events/2021-season/?utm_campaign=783647_Season Launch with membership push&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Opera Holland Park&dm_i=4Y6B,GSNZ,1X9PNM,1ZIBE,1 There is no mention of any performances by the Royal Ballet School. But there does look
  10. Nice to have news of Muriel Valtat who I remember fondly, particularly in Ashton works.
  11. Don't miss this. It's really charming, really well put together and no spare fat on it at an hour's running time. The little boy with the football is brilliant. Available till midnight on Christmas Eve.
  12. Details of Royal Ballet leavers https://www.roh.org.uk/news/the-royal-ballet-announces-news-of-dancers-leaving-the-company-in-2020?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020_Dec_ENews_Friends_18Dec&utm_content=version_A&emailsource=52436
  13. Only alternate rows are occupied. So in the amphi, it's row A, C, E etc that are used. B, D etc are completely empty. In the rows that are occupied there are two empty seats between each group. The boxes seem to be occupied as normal though - I couldn't be sure.
  14. Article in the Telegraph today (in today's links) about Stopgap Dance https://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/just-us-disabled-dancers-behind-wondrous-new-bbc-film/ David Toole appears in this new dance film BBC4 Nov 18th 11:50pm.
  15. Obituary in some detail in the NYT https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/10/arts/david-toole-disabled-dancer-with-grace-in-his-hands-dies-at-56.html
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