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  1. that's very nice but it's not as if the Westons couldn'at afford more. Thy have a net worth of 8.7 BILLIION US. Canada's third richest family. And yes, I shop att their grocery stores.
  2. I didn't. I actually started 30 minutes late and it took me to the opera section.
  3. WHY do they insist of giving us 1/2 an hour of opera and assorted music before the ballet starts? If I'd wanted opera I would have paid for it.
  4. just in case you have difficulty with basic math, 1% fatality rate would mean 660,000 deaths in the UK. Are you OK with that? Not to mention the survivors who have long term health difficulties.
  5. which are far from cheap, I might add. Top price ones are more expensive than almost any other opera house (maybe on par with La Scala)
  6. I just watched Citizen Nowhere and I encourage everyone to watch it. An astounding 20+ minute solo for Edo Wijnen, who is awesome. I havent' watched the second piece yet. https://operaballet.nl/en/online/ballet/streaming
  7. GRIMM From Saturday 6 June 19.00 In the world of GRIMM, Cinderella walks in sneakers and other familiar fairy tale characters are all given a funky twist. This is no sugar-coated fable, but a modern-day romp in which ballet and hip-hop dancers propel each other to ever greater heights. A co-creation by Ernst Meisner (Junior Company/HNB) and Marco Gerris (ISH), GRIMM fuses the stories of Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel into one big adventure in which all the characters dance ‘happily ever after’. https://www.operaballet.nl/en/online/ballet/streaming?utm_source=facebook-hnb&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=online-streaming&utm_content=hnb-26-5-2020&fbclid=IwAR28ktBn0z4dJoksxgY9y9fgKzUM3KRNfCNc2sYdTrIQANmcqHhaHpv0YeI David Dawson 25 years @ Dutch National Ballet From Saturday 13 June 19.00 From Saturday June 13th we will stream two ballets by David Dawson: Citizen Nowhere, a solo danced by Edo Wijnen, and Overture. David Dawson gives his very own twist to the classical ballet technique. His work is inventive and architectural, but at the same time it is imbued with a great emotional intensity. In June, we're celebrating that Dawson was intensely associated with our company during 25 years: first as a dancer, then as a resident choreographer, and since 2015 as an Artistic Associate. Citizen Nowhere The starting point for this solo work was Antoine de Saint-Exupery's 'Le Petit Prince', but David Dawson and composer Szymon Brzóska were also strongly influenced by current events during the creation process. As a result, this little prince stands for, among other things, the lonely, stateless refugee. Dancer Edo Wijnen was nominated for his role in Citizen Nowhere for the 'Zwaan' for most impressive dance performance. Dutch Ballet Orchestra conducted by Phillip Ellis Soloist: Edo Wijnen Overture David Dawson found the first inspiration for his choreography Overture in 'The four quartets', a spiritual and comprehensive poem by T.S. Eliot. His composer Szymon Brzoska and the members of his team also studied the poem and gave their interpretation of it. The British choreographer prefers his creation to be experienced as a 'visual work of art': 'it is an interplay of decor, light, music, costumes and choreography; they influence each other, and therefore also me'. Dutch Ballet Orchestra conducted by Matthew Rowe 'His work is a gorgeous thing to look at. Dawson is a choreographer with his eye on the big picture, making use of the vast stage, organising his dancers into pleasing architecture. For Dawson, it’s a highly respectable homecoming' - Lindsey Winship | Evening Standard David Dawson 25 years @ Dutch National Ballet can be seen on the DNB website from m Saturday 13 June 19.00 until 20 June
  8. personally "a bunch of singers and something by Wayne McGregor" does not have my heart going pitapat. I hope the Royal Opera House realizes that a lot of ballet lovers have no interest in opera (and vice versa)
  9. I was quite entertained that the Royal Opera House's email advertising The Cellist also had this. In what way is Beatrix Potter in any way "related" to The Cellist (other than being performed by the Royal Ballet)!! More like this... Enjoyed The Cellist? Why not try one of these related productions: Tales of Beatrix Potter Join everyone's favourite mischievous rabbit and friends in Frederick Ashton's family ballet, based on Beatrix Potter's classic stories.
  10. I have every sympathy for box office staff all over, who are all dealing with processing tens of thousands , even hundreds of thousands, of tickets for each opera house, while working from home if they can. Consider the ROH alone: In round numbers: capacity 2000+ times 3+ months of performances = 90x2000 = 180,000.
  11. Ballet Arizona is showing Symphony in 3 movements on May 31 starting at 9 am Arizona time (which should be 5 pm British Time). For 24 hours ONLY. https://www.youtube.com/user/balletarizona?fbclid=IwAR0JfOgtY6TM_j49ogx9w_Y-i1ECELU07BnQolIeyTIBuELqj5qYFsBd4nE The thing is about NYCB's offerings, they have such an enormous repertoire of absolutely fabulous ballets that there's no way they could show them all and of course we could all say "I wish they'd show X, Y, Z instead". I actually prefer it when they show ballets we're less likely to see outside NY. We all know Jewels is lovely, but I find it more enjoyable to discover some Balanchine or Robbins that I don't already know. I think they've done a fabulous job of choosing what they have shown and am so grateful to them for showing them at all.
  12. no, there are usually intermissions in the theatre. But this film is a DVD and thus no intermissions.
  13. You have to bear in mind that these were never filmed with an eye to showing them to the public, but as an archive for the ballet company, using the tools that were available to them, which for most companies will be one camera at the back of a (in some cases as in Phoenix's Symphony Hall) very large theatre. Ballet Arizona is a small regional company that doesn't have the resources to put a whole film crew into their theatre. We're lucky to have what they can give us and I think we should stop complaining about camera angles that should be better.
  14. or you can just go here https://www.stuttgart-ballet.de/schedule/stuttgartballetathome/
  15. ok my mistake apparently the Sylphide isnt the 2014 one, it's ANOTHER new one by Hubbe, which he described in the press conference as ""La Sylphide, my choreography and my staging".
  16. I think the Sylphide is just the awful one that Nikolaj Hubbe inflicted on Copenhagen in 2014., not a newer one than that. Here's Zakouski
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