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  1. But three new Albrechts! Very exciting. I wish Anna-Rose was making her Giselle debut though...
  2. Does anyone have any notable stories of seeing a dancer's debut in a role and then seeing them perform the same role as their final performance? And how did the interpretations change?
  3. I think final performances are just as special as debuts and would be gutted to miss out on any final performances ...whenever they should happen! This is quite possibly the start of a different thread...but does anyone have any notable stories of seeing a dancer's debut in a role and then seeing them perform the same role as their final performance? And how did the interpretations change?
  4. When I spoke with Mayara she told me how much she wanted to dance Juliet - a role that I look forward to seeing her perform one day...
  5. I agree that we haven't seen a 'star' for sometime, but that's what makes stars so special. They should be once in a generation. I think it will be a long time until we see a Johan/Alina partnership, or the stage presence of someone like Polunin. That's not to say unbelievable talent doesn't exist at The Royal Ballet - I think as a whole they are in the best shape they've been in for years and a lot of that has to do with the ranking system. It's rare now for dancers to be made Principals at 20, instead they seem to rise up through the ranks which I would argue has given them time to nurture their talent and gain more experience. I am over the moon for all those who received promotions this year. In particular, I'm very happy about Leticia Dias, who I think has all the makings of being a great MacMillan dancer one day...
  6. Happy International Dance Day 2021! I thought it might be nice to have a bit of fun with this and ask: -If you could have dinner with any dancer, dead or alive, to celebrate International Dance Day, who would it be? -Where would you be having dinner? (Let's pretend Covid rules don't apply) -What questions would you ask them? What would you want to know?
  7. Thank you all for your lovely comments and Capybara so glad you were able to listen in the end! Any ideas for future episode themes or guests for season 4 - please send them my way! x
  8. The season 3 finale of Open Barre is now live! We are honoured to be joined by Yasmine Naghdi, Principal ballerina with The Royal Ballet. To have a listen, click on any of the following links. Alternatively, you can find us on phone apps such as Spotify, Apple or wherever you get your podcasts! https://www.spreaker.com/user/openbarre/season-3-episode-6 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/s306-what-tools-do-dancers-need-to-develop-their-technique/id1521293558?i=1000518319416 https://open.spotify.com/episode/0lJkyr1IEZjptZ6H7bfQlX
  9. Thank you @FLOSS for your in depth responses! Fascinating as usual! xxx
  10. The conversation above inspired me to ask some of these questions on the Open Barre podcast. @FLOSS I hope you don't mind, but I name dropped you when speaking about Frederick Ashton...! Hopefully the conversation is insightful! You can access the podcast via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts! You can also listen via the links below... https://open.spotify.com/episode/7dTPPZPjVsaz2AS4TCRIxm https://podtail.com/en/podcast/open-barre/
  11. Hi everyone - another exciting episode today! No guests, just Brandon and me, but I was very influenced by the Forum in some of my questioning.... You can access the podcast via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts! You can also listen via the links below... https://open.spotify.com/episode/7dTPPZPjVsaz2AS4TCRIxm https://podtail.com/en/podcast/open-barre/
  12. I recently spoke with Ashley Dean and Annette Buvoli from The Royal Ballet to discuss their passion for drawing and painting. They were insightful conversations that I've recorded in the below article. https://tothepointemagazine.wixsite.com/tothepointemagazine/single-post/the-ballerinas-swapping-pointes-for-paints It's great to hear of dancers seeking artistic expression in other forms, especially during the pandemic...
  13. Episode 4 of Season 3 is now live. We speak with Romany Pajdak about dancing with The Royal Ballet. A rare opportunity to hear from this beautiful dancer! Link below to listen or you can download on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your playlists. Enjoy! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/open-barre/id1521293558?uo=4
  14. I couldn't agree more with this. I think that Scherzo by Valentino Zucchetti was one of the best new works of contemporary ballet that I've seen for a while and I would love to see it live. Although it was short and sweet, I think it really demonstrated Zucchetti's talent for choreography and I would like to see more from him over the next few years on the main stage.
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