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  1. And Christian Spuck appointed director of Stastsballett Berlin https://www.instagram.com/p/CQIztOSNv_k/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
  2. The former costumes of Royal Ballet's Cinderella has been sold to National Ballet of Japan where it is very popular and performed almost every year. So the dancers here wear the costumes with the names of Sylvie Guillem, Miyako Yoshida, Alina Cojocaru and Darcey Bussel. https://www.nntt.jac.go.jp/ballet/cinderella/
  3. ienna State Ballet will live stream A Suite of Dances program tonight and it just started. https://play.wiener-staatsoper.at/event/4cad1ae9-b7c3-4ba5-92ce-91886cbcca05 Robbin's Glass Pieces, A Suite of Dances, The Concert and Balanchine's Duo Concertante. Program https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/spielplan-tickets/detail/event/985677145-a-suite-of-dances/ the streaming will remain online for 72 hours.
  4. Here, by English National Ballet.
  5. News that Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty starring Fumi Kaneko and Federico Bonneli will be released as Blu-Ray in Japan in late June. https://balletchannel.jp/15939 https://www.fairynet.co.jp/SHOP/4560219325746.html I will post the links to the web shop that will ship overseas as soon as it will become available.
  6. Sarah Lamb is expected to dance in the World Ballet Festival in Tokyo ithis summer. https://www.nbs.or.jp/english/news/the-16th-world-ballet-festival-to-be-held-in-august-2021.html
  7. Fabulous that you stayed up so late to see the live stream. Yes the corps de ballet of this company is very good, well rehearsed and today was the final performance so they are getting better day by day. Takafumi Watanabe is not Ayako Ono's regular partner so there might have been a little partnering issues but otherwise a good performance. Wonderful that you got the chance to see Raymonda at Kennedy Center, I envy you! Raymonda will be their next performance in June so fingers crossed that they can perform with audience this time.
  8. Dear Jeanette, I am very happy to know you are enjoying the relay. It is a cute but bitter in the end production, and yes it might be nice for ABT. (I remember seeing Coppelia at ABT with Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes about 15 years ago) Ayako Ono is one of the best ballerinas in Japan and Swanilda is the perfect role for her. Yamamoto is a former principal at the company and used to dance Franz in his prime years but his acting this time is really touching (and sometimes creepy but sophisticated). I also remember seeing Petit himself dance this role with much compassion. Hope you have enjoyed the second half as well!
  9. Nijisky by Marco Goecke, Teatro Massimo is currently streaming.
  10. Today is the second streaming of National Ballet of Japan's Petit Coppelia and here are some additional information. The brochure (synopsis is provided in English as well) https://c.logosware.com/rtnlpp/PaLJr/cGZp2/html5.html#page=1 Direct link to today's stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2nOvlZiUqw Link to May 5th stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NINBF3WM0lM Link to May 8th stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga0XAxKqoP4 clip from dress rehearsal
  11. Mariinsky Ballet streamed the 2nd act of Swan Lake with Lopatkina and Ivanchenko. They will stream the 3rd act on the 7th.(which I posted above) Lopatikina's legendary Odette is a mesmerizing experience.
  12. Mariinsky Ballet will stream Swan Lake with Ulyana Lopatkina and Yevgeny Ivanchenko from their back catalogue.
  13. So saddened to know the passing of Katherine Barber. Such a passionate, knowledgeable, kind, generous and lovely lady. I met her several times in Tokyo, Toronto and other cities and was looking forward to see her again. Rest in peace. The ballet world is not the same without her.
  14. Opera de Bordeaux will have a celebration of dance on April 29th, and they will stream a performance of La Sylphide from 20:00 European time via their Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/opéra-national-de-bordeaux/journée-internationale-de-la-danse-avec-lonb-table-ronde-la-danse-à-bordeaux-dhi/188768783082466/ https://www.opera-bordeaux.com/journee-internationale-de-la-danse-avec-le-ballet-17513
  15. National Ballet of Japan’s Coppelia by Roland Petit streaming dates are announced. They will live stream all 4 casts. The streaming is free of charge but no archives will be provided. https://www.nntt.jac.go.jp/english/productions/ballet/free-live-stream-coppelia.html Dates: May 2nd, 4th, 5th and 8th at 14:00 JST. (UK TIME 6:00am I guess) an online booklet and link to the stream will be provided later, but they will stream on their YouTube channel and Facebook. CAST 2 May 14:00 Swanilda: YONEZAWA Yui Franz: IZAWA Shun Coppelius: NAKAJIMA Syunya 4 May 14:00 Swanilda: KIMURA Yuri Franz: FUKUOKA Yudai Coppelius: YAMAMOTO Ryuji 5 May 14:00 Swanilda: IKEDA Risako Franz: OKUMURA Kosuke Coppelius: NAKAJIMA Syunya 8 May 14:00 Swanilda: ONO Ayako Franz: WATANABE Takafumi Coppelius: YAMAMOTO Ryuji I will recommend the first cast on May 2nd but other casts will be good as well.
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