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  1. I can't remember whether it had surtitles at the time, live at the ROH. What I DO remember, as somebody who at the time only ever booked for opera and wasn't into ballet at all, was that it was treated as a ballet rather than an opera in the sense that, for example, it went on sale on "ballet day" back when they used to separate out booking for opera and ballet. So, given that the ROH never uses surtitles for ballets with a sung score, it's quite possible that Dido/Acis didn't have any to begin with. (I mean, of course theoretically the singing should be understandable to an Anglophone audience anyway, but we all know that isn't always the case). I know I'm once again betraying my background as Not a Proper Ballet Fan, but I always long for surtitles when I'm at a ballet with sung words! Song of the Earth in particular, and... was it Yugen that had Chichester Psalms as the score?
  2. RuthE

    Adult Ballet

    I believe some of the Zoom-based, paid-for classes with limited numbers are interactive with corrections, though I agree it would be no substitute for a hands-on correction.
  3. Having posted this in a different thread, I now see it hasn't been mentioned here, so: David Kierce has moved his regular classes online. They cost £7 and are at the same times as his usual Absolute Beginner and Beginner/Improver classes at Central School of Ballet. https://www.beginneradultballet.com/online-classes-1 I asked about the format of the class (bearing in mind I often attend his classes in person, but live in a small flat and obviously don't have sprung flooring or anything) and he said it's a barre and some stretching, and he's teaching from the corner of a tiny studio flat! I will definitely also look at Friday morning's ENB class with Sarah Golightly, as I was meant to be taking her Tuesday evening class starting from next week!
  4. RuthE

    Adult Ballet

    Yes, I did Bennet's class last Wednesday - though I won't be doing it today because I have to dial into a work meeting. I need to rearrange my space somehow so I've got room for developpes and grands battements in close proximity to something fixed that's barre height... There are loads of dancers doing online classes at the moment, but both of these are experienced at teaching adult beginners, therefore should be a reliable and safe place to start.
  5. RuthE

    Adult Ballet

    If you're looking to get started while stuck in quarantine, please note that David Kierce has moved his regular classes online. They cost £7 and are at the same times as his usual Absolute Beginner and Beginner/Improver classes at Central School of Ballet. https://www.beginneradultballet.com/online-classes-1 I asked about the format of the class (bearing in mind I often attend his classes in person, but live in a small flat and obviously don't have sprung flooring or anything) and he said it's a barre and some stretching, and he's teaching from the corner of a tiny studio flat! Bennet Gartside has also been streaming live free classes on the Everybody Ballet instagram page. Again, it's barre and stretching and assumes you don't have space for anything else. These things can easily be done in socks on a hard surface; bare feet and/or carpets would make it trickier. I realize there's already a thread about online classes, but thought I'd post this here as it's basically an absolute-beginner-specific question.
  6. https://www.roh.org.uk/welcome-performances/what-is-a-welcome-performance
  7. Oooh. Bravissimo have just released this. I wonder whether it’s stretchy enough to be usable as a dance leo... https://www.bravissimo.com/products/non-padded-body-with-built-in-bra-black-st112blk/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term=&utm_content=Shop now - mobile&utm_campaign=SP20|Introducing..Body with built in bra|090320&S2REF=963294
  8. I might just stay off social media for the rest of the day...
  9. RuthE

    Room 101

    Basically, yes. In my Lloyd's app, you take an image of the front and an image of the rear of the cheque, and you enter the amount and reference note. Then, you're instructed to write "deposited" on the back of the original until it is confirmed as having cleared, at which point you can throw it away.
  10. RuthE

    Room 101

    If you have a smartphone, you may well find that your online banking app supports cheque deposits by scanned image. Some of my choir jobs still pay by cheque - I can now pay them in on my phone, and haven't needed to visit a bank for months.
  11. I must admit I was surprised to find all(?) performances of The Rake's Progress in the highest price bracket (so, tickets for a revival of a fairly "niche" opera were more expensive than those for new productions of Alcina, Dialogues de Carmelites and Fidelio). Clearly the company is confident in its ability to sell out this cult production.
  12. Just wondering if anyone from this forum is doing The Ballet Retreat this weekend? It'll be my first time...
  13. (It also “only” (ha ha) goes up to a H cup.)
  14. Perhaps - though it still wouldn't enable me to wear all the pretty backless leotards without anything in the way. I don't think that's ever going to happen, frankly. The option to have the straps drawn in at the back would at least give the option of some of the high-necked leos with narrow shoulders and a keyhole back - but high necks aren't a great look if you're busty anyway.
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