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  1. Please note, this one is actually an ROH-specific one, in conjunction with the Society of London Theatre. So if you've ignored it, thinking you'd already done it, don't.
  2. Just a reminder for what we hope will be all the ballet bits from all 3 of the Royal Opera House's recent broadcasts being on BBC4 tonight between 7 and 8.30 pm.
  3. I only ever saw LFB/ENB's production once, but my understanding was that Schaufuss had at the very least underplayed the Christian elements of Act II - I don't remember more than the amulet being used as anything other than some sort of magic amulet.
  4. I too have to agree: this strikes me as one of the best-filmed dance broadcasts I've ever seen. Glorious. Lucy Carter's lighting must have made a huge contribution to that.
  5. Oooh, Napoli! You mean he didn't mess around with Act II like the Schaufuss production? Must try and see this.
  6. Welcome to the forum, Tom. I've moved your post into Doing Dance, which is where all the pre-professional training stuff is discussed.
  7. I doubt I'm alone in having received an email from the Royal Opera House asking for help in planning the reopening ...
  8. It was reduced to 5% some time ago - removing it completely wasn't allowed while we were in the EU. I'm not sure what the current situation is, and whether we count as "out of the EU" for VAT purposes. Given the Chancellor's statement yesterday, I'm assuming not.
  9. It's gorgeous. If you missed it last time, don't make the same mistake again. If you saw it last time - I guess you'll probably be watching it again. I know I will
  10. Nicked unashamedly from the thread on Doing Dance (thanks, glowlight!), the one you've all been waiting for: the Swan Lake Bath Ballet! Some big names among them ...
  11. Panic over. Apparently these were simply the "pillar 2" results, dating from April onwards or some such, which hadn't previously been included. That's what I thought. So the pubs which closed again at the weekend because they were notified that a customer was infected, and then proudly announced that none of their employees had tested positive are jumping the gun a bit?
  12. Must admit, some of them have still been fascinating (Ann Jones v. Billie-Jean King a bit before my time) - and the coverage is repeated on the Red Button in the evenings and at weekends, in case anyone has missed it.
  13. I haven't actually got around to watching Woolf Works yet, but to judge by the comments below the line a LOT of people have, and were very moved. Even by "Act II"!
  14. The calendar's been looking a bit empty recently, despite there still being no shortage of offerings. Please do add events if you can. There's a link to how to do it in the initial post.
  15. Just thought I'd remind people that there are only a few days to go to watch the last broadcast from the ROH, featuring - dance-wise - Kaneko/Clarke in the pas de deux from Concerto and Magri/Ball ditto from Within the Golden Hour, plus interviews with the dancers and Kevin O'Hare. "Highlights" will be broadcast on BBC4 on Friday, but there's no guarantee of what those will consist of. https://stream.roh.org.uk/products/27-june EDIT: Golden Hour at around 25 minutes in, and Concerto about 1 hr 10.
  16. Plus I'm getting rather concerned about the sudden upsurge in recorded cases in all the English areas I'm keeping an eye on ...
  17. I thought it was probably a good idea to move the posts on the announcement into a separate thread. The petitions thread is here:
  18. The Chancellor has announced a "rescue package" for the arts and culture:
  19. Sam Mendes launches fund for theatre workers hit by Covid-19 crisis http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/sam-mendes-launches-fund-for-theatre-workers-hit-by-covid-19-crisis/ar-BB16mEck?ocid=ASUDHP
  20. An injection of £1.5bn to save a tax contribution of some £110bn. Seems like a no-brainer. What on earth took them so long? And couldn't it have been done before venues and jobs were lost for good? ENB doesn't "own" its own venue. If Tamara Rojo is happy, then I hope I can assume that suggests that funding for companies will be provided in some form. How, I don't know. For those companies which are Arts Council clients, will it be distributed through the AC? I don't know how these things work, but I hope that the redundancies can be reversed. The implication is that those venues which have already closed are a lost cause
  21. So that I have some ammunition for this email I'm supposed to be writing, please can people supply some information about what other governments (meaning the enlightened ones who actually believe in the importance of the arts) are doing to support the arts and so on during this time? Thanks.
  22. Excuse my cynicism, but that just sounds like words, words, words. We've had a lot of them from that source.
  23. That website was doing some really weird things. I eventually managed to get it to retain enough of my details to sign it, though.
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