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  1. Hi everyone! Oh my, it's been so long since I last posted 😂 I actually have a RB summer school related question to ask on behalf of some friends. My English student here in Budapest has been accepted onto the Covent Garden SI from 16th to 27th July (she's a beauty!) so she'll be travelling to London with her mum. They're looking for somewhere to stay for the duration, ideally as close to Covent Garden as possible - does anyone have any recommendations? Please reply or drop me a PM if you do, and thank you all in advance! Mods - Please feel free to move this post, I wasn't 100% sure
  2. Here in Budapest there's quite a growing contemporary/contemporary ballet scene. Here's a review/piece on one company that I've gotten to know, Inversedance founded by Zoltan Fodor. They have a broad rep that includes adult peformances and kids shows (this article is on the latter). I've been really impressed with them, and not just because I train with them either, so I encourage you to check them out and give this a read http://jelterps.blogspot.hu/2016/05/Inversedance.html
  3. It was a great premier, every member of the company on stage that night danced their hearts out for us and I am SO glad I was there to see it Couple of my thoughts: - The ambiguity of Big Brother's existence didn't translate well, one thing that has always struck me when reading the novel and watching the John Hurt movie (which I unashamedly love!) was just how terrifying an idea can be. In this case the idea of Big Brother, its not actually conveyed whether he really exists but this adaptation didn't appear to take that into account. It was just a given that BB existed, it wasn't qu
  4. I received an email from GBWR today. They require the full footage of the attempt to verify it I still don't have the full footage. Feels like such a wasted effort...
  5. It's no secret to forum members that I'm a big fan of Kenneth Tindall!! I got the chance to interview him last week for DanceMuse and this article is the result! http://dancemuse.org/2014/09/03/kenneth-tindalls-brave-new-world/ Hope you enjoy reading
  6. Thank you so much everyone for your support! My friends have really rallied 'round me today and I'm so grateful to them and to you for sharing my outrage and exasperation!! The individual concerned has stated on Facebook that he is leaving the enterprise, and I have alerted quite a few prominent Sheffield folk to his behaviour. Right now I'm waiting for Guinness to get back to me and let me know if the footage and witness statements I have will be enough to verify the attempt. Even though the video starts halfway through it is clear from my physical condition that I had been doing the
  7. I'm feeling pretty exasperated and very low right now! The full footage of my world record break has been lost and today I've been mocked online by one of the persons who lost it. Here's a Google+ post explaining more https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MelWSkydancer/posts/WmrFXn1bRj5 I have the last 15 minutes of footage recorded on a mobile phone and statements from official witnesses who were there at the attempt but I don't know if this will be enough to get it verified.
  8. Happy for your Fiz that you are back at the barre Congratulations to your former teacher! Both my ballet and contemporary teachers had babies this year, in fact Emily (ballet) brought her little girl to my record attempt and she was actually spellbound watching me...so cute!!
  9. I'm in the same corner as you, drdance! Watching 'Duplic8' was the movement equivalent of listening to a good violinist play some scales. Yes, they obviously have the facility to move, but to me their act was far from 'dancing'. I would've found more to engage with watching a yoga class than I did watching their 'performance'. Where was the soul????
  10. anaballerina, are you on Facebook? If so search for the group Cardiff Dance, it's usually updated with classes etc in Cardiff and surrounding regions. It's been quite a while since I took contemporary class in the 'diff, and Rubicon was the last place I went to but they don't seem to be running contemporary this term: http://www.rubicondance.co.uk/. Might be worth getting in contact with them, though? Earthfall usually run CPD classes and you could also give The Gate a try...
  11. Hello Dance*is*life! Here're the links to the YouTube vids: Audition: http://youtu.be/SYYrJ3DLotY Live Show: http://youtu.be/VJO4MqjYzME And yes, Les Indomptes was originally choreographed for and performed by two men (the brothers dancing in this video). Sadly I haven't been able to get hold of a clip of Shannon and Pete's performance of it to share.
  12. I'm a bit flummoxed too as to what you're suggesting, Bruce, and content is my 'day' job! Are you referring to Top10/15/20 esque style posts? Or instagram accounts?
  13. Thanks Yaffa! I've done a quickie blog post about it and linked to the last five mins of my attempt here: http://skydancermel.com/2014/08/23/boy-did-this-bitch-kick/ Sadly the course funding isn't successful yet, I didn't raise anywhere near as much as I had hoped in terms of donations and sponsorship GBWR didn't really supply much information about the aesthetic considerations only what was used on the website: 'The exercise is where the working leg is raised from the hip into the air and brought down again with both knees kept straight. This must be done with apparent ease, the rest of
  14. I really got on my soapbox, then, didn't I?!
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