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  1. Hi everyone - thank you so much for your support so far with the podcast! Episode 2 is now live and can be found, downloaded and played via Apple, Spotify and Spreaker. Please like, comment and subscribe where you can! In this episode, we discuss the interval and the wings. I hope you enjoy https://www.spreaker.com/show/open-barre-season-one https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/open-barre/id1521293558?fbclid=IwAR3MNC3G_A3YjeJ39-IrQ_PatqO7i6STbL3_m_NlM-HtC9LqU5xMiZrek3w
  2. Hi everyone! I have teamed up with Brandon Lawrence, Principal dancer at Birmingham Royal Ballet, to create Open Barre - a podcast set out to discover what goes on behind the scenes in ballet. It's meant to be light and fun rather than a serious in-depth look into the world of ballet! Today Brandon celebrates a year since his promotion to Principal so it seems fitting that we release our first episode of Open Barre on the same day! You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Spreaker. Apple works best on your phone via the app and I would recommend Spreaker and Spotify if listening on a computer. Links below (just put us in the search bar for Spotify) https://www.spreaker.com/show/open-barre-season-one https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/open-barre/id1521293558?fbclid=IwAR3MNC3G_A3YjeJ39-IrQ_PatqO7i6STbL3_m_NlM-HtC9LqU5xMiZrek3w Please like, subscribe, and give us a rating when you listen! I hope you all enjoy xx
  3. Please find a link below to my interview with Cathy Marston. It's quite lengthy, but a great read with a cup of tea and a biccie in the garden...if you're fortunate enough to have one! It was really fascinating to speak with her and learn about her journey and what's inspired her over the years. There are links to the online streaming of 'The Cellist' and 'Snowblind' at the bottom of the interview which I also hope you enjoy! https://tothepointemagazine.wixsite.com/tothepointemagazine/single-post/2020/05/28/ToThePointe-Meets-Cathy-Marston?fbclid=IwAR3f18_IkrbwULI2A1AJuoZQl0K26TTr1YxgX7UfEMYmjB45Wv87dRM1UhY
  4. I've just posted some of my favourite 'mad scenes' from Giselle. Who has performed one of your favourite 'mad scenes'? https://tothepointemagazine.wixsite.com/tothepointemagazine/single-post/2020/04/09/My-Top-5-Mad-Scenes-from-Giselle
  5. Hi everyone - I've launched a new feature on my blog called "My Top 5" where I'm sharing some of my ballet highlights. I thought it could be something fun and inspiring to read during lockdown so I hope you all enjoy. Please see below for the link... https://tothepointemagazine.wixsite.com/tothepointemagazine/my-top-5
  6. Thanks jan! Great clip - her pirouettes are great and I love the addition of her arm rising up and down!
  7. I've just posted my review of 'Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words' if anyone is interested in having a read! Link below :) https://tothepointemagazine.wixsite.com/tothepointemagazine/single-post/2020/01/20/Romeo-and-Juliet-Beyond-Words
  8. Thank you to all of the moderators for keeping Ballet Co alive! Your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed and we are all very thankful. I’ve been watching ballet for as long as I can remember, but at 28 years old, I love being able to enter a world like the forum where I can learn and read more from different generations, many of whom talk so often about the great dancers from before my time. Happy birthday forum!! Xxx
  9. Selling Balcony standing D33 and D32 for the performance this evening. £11 each PM me for details, thanks
  10. If Des Grieux isn’t working for me throughout the performance, then I know I won’t be moved by the end! It’s a tricky one - when he’s doing his solo in the brothel, some Manons seem to almost take pity on him but I feel more moved when I feel it’s a mutual love. I think there’s space for both though - I don’t think Manon is a ballet where there’s pressure to be moved by the end - unlike in R&J!
  11. This is a very gushing review, but I thought you might like to read my views on the Hayward/Campbell cast! https://tothepointemagazine.wixsite.com/tothepointemagazine/single-post/2019/11/08/Manon-at-The-Royal-Ballet
  12. Hopefully a bit of light reading for a Friday afternoon! My recent interview with Mayara Magri for ToThePointe... https://tothepointemagazine.wixsite.com/tothepointemagazine/single-post/2019/10/28/ToThePointe-Meets-Mayara-Magri
  13. Earlier this summer I asked Rachel Hollings (Artistic Administrator at the RB) if she would publish a contributing article for To The Pointe featuring her photographic highlights of The Royal Ballet’s 2018/19 Season. The result? A wonderful reflection of another superb offering of dance from The Royal Ballet. Although Rachel says she isn’t a ‘professional photographer’, for me, her photos capture the essence of ballet in its most beautiful and magical form. Enjoy! https://tothepointemagazine.wixsite.com/tothepointemagazine/single-post/2019/08/19/Abandonment-to-the-Art---the-view-from-Instagram
  14. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Shale for my blog, To The Pointe. He's a lovely guy and a great ambassador for classical ballet... Link to the interview here: https://tothepointemagazine.wixsite.com/tothepointemagazine/single-post/2019/08/04/ToThePointe-Meets-Shale-Wagman
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