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  1. 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.
  2. 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)
  3. 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
  4. 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/streami
  5. 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)
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 lo
  9. no, there are usually intermissions in the theatre. But this film is a DVD and thus no intermissions.
  10. 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.
  11. or you can just go here https://www.stuttgart-ballet.de/schedule/stuttgartballetathome/
  12. 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".
  13. 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
  14. oh this is a new new version? The latest one was done by Nikolaj Hubbe and... gag me.
  15. it's not just the audience, though, it's the performers and backstage crew. A very interesting article: https://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/barefootnotes/view/Screw-the-Audience-David-Gray-Opinion-Formerly-of-Pennsylvania-Ballet-American-Repertory-Ballet-Speaks-Out-to-Protect-Artists-?mc_cid=0f1b66a77b&mc_eid=c2e02122f6
  16. Here's another weepfest for Lady of the Camellias. I first saw it in Stuttgart with Robert Tewsley and Sue Jin Kang. From the moment he gives her the money at the party to the end of the ballet (must be about 15 minutes) I sobbed uncontrollably, tears pouring down my cheeks. I have never had an experience like that at the ballet before. I was worn out from crying by the curtain calls; I could barely clap or shout bravo.
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