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  1. The UK is not the best place for ballet in the world... with or without foreign dancers...just sayin’. Edited to add that the football analogy itself is rather hotly debated. That’s probably for another forum... very few of the worlds best players play in the premier league. (This season may be considered an anomaly if you read today’s news based upon the success of the 2 UK teams in the champions league last season.
  2. I’ve said my piece, I am not a Polunin fan, and I think my comment about ‘Yawn’ on RB,ROH, or ENB stands even if the person was also British. However I am too polite to test it. I don’t really have a chip on my shoulder about foreigners, I think the comment about Yawn stands even if the person was from the UK. I am not bored enough to give a long response, but of course reading a thread an inner yawn or three is expected, even at a dinner party, when that crosses into actually yawning or posting it, then it to me it becomes uncivil. In terms of anyone posti
  3. To be fair, this is a thread called Polunin/Kobborg etc etc... so if you don’t want to read about him either, you might not want to read the thread if it’s a boring topic to you, also given that it was started by a fan of Polunin. oh but wait... you want to hear about the performances and a review of the show? Oh and it makes you want to quit this forum? Or as in other threads stop being a moderator? How many ballet fans fans are driven away from this site due to such comments? To be fair, it is called balletforum.COM, and I can say if any of the internati
  4. A few observations and learnings for me. 1) This thread was started as an optional discussion topic, that people can read if interested, not really integral to ballet information itself, so an off topic about names and surnames is fine by me. 2) as to the original point of the thread, I am glad that the discussion of names has been taken away from the RB Japan thread, so it kind of shows a separate thread can help. 3) I think that the discussion has been fruitful and people have been polite and the thread was gaining some convergence in how to use names.
  5. Further to my post in the RB Japan your thread: In my time as a member of this forum I have seen that many threads tend to split from the amazing input of the posters sharing their knowledge or views on the subject, and other ‘OT or comments on comments’. I propose a solution to this could be offshoot discussion or posts that go into OT or offensive content be separated into an Separate thread by a mod with Spin Off of O/T followed by the name of the thread. for example: RB Japan Tour (Off Topic) or RB Japan tour (Spin Off) In this way, the focus of the thread remains a
  6. Wonderful to read such detailed reviews from all the posters. Thank you. Also I really think Naomi always has great input on these forums, and it was clear from her post, using nicknames for the two huge names in ballet, and full names for all other mentions that it wasn’t an ‘in the know’ post, just enthusiasm for wonderful dancers. I am sure noone meant any issues with the names, though maybe just a usual polite Janet reply of thank you for the review FYI Vadream is Vadim Muntagirov and Nela is Ms Nunez. I don’t think many if any other dancers have popular nicknames,
  7. Well, from their initial posts about leaving, there is no comment about a sabbatical.
  8. I can tell you that that this was not the agreement at all.
  9. The inaugaural season of ‘Zurich Dance Theater’ has finally arrived. Interesting about the new joiners, Ksenia joins as one of many female principals and Jonah Cook only as a Solo.
  10. @alison and Stevie, If you have all your files on your computer I think the best option and simplest option is to buy a cheap device to stream your files to your TV. Like chromecast for £35 or Apple TV. (There are lots of options just google stream to TV) all you you need is a tv with a hdmi cable (no need to retune your channels) and a WiFi network. its a very small device that you can put in and take out easily without any need for retuning or messing your tv up. You can also stream YouTube, and lots of other video streams from the internet to your TV.
  11. Works with Apple TV so can stream direct on TV or Beamer, with 14 day free trial too. I have freed myself a weekend next month to having a ballet-binge
  12. It seems the etymology is more usually from the German ‘Meister’ predating the UK or US terms. the roles of this person can be found in the wiki page too. From Wikipedia :https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concertmaster The concertmaster (from the GermanKonzertmeister) in the U.S. and Canada is the leader of the first violin section in an orchestra (or clarinet in a concert band) and the instrument-playing leader of the orchestra. After the conductor, the concertmaster is the second-most significant leader in an orchestra, symphonic band or other musical ensemb
  13. Boston Ballet have announced they will tour their new William Forsythe world premiere that builds on the ENB premiere (playlist tracks 1,2) called Playlist (EP) along with Forsythe’s Pas/Parts and Kylian’s Wings of Wax in Paris April 9-11th. They will be performing at the Theater Champs Elysees. Photos and videos from social media show that the new playlist extension has female variations and pdds building on the all-male ensemble ENB playlist hip hop fun. I am excited to be attending. https://www.theatrechampselysees.fr/en/season/dance/boston-ballet-mikko-nissinen
  14. Wouldn’t this forum be a perfect place to find people willing to each buy a print for 30 pounds? You could use an internet cash raising program to ensure all pay, then every fan could put theirs in a nice frame. Drawing straws for order of preference of which print to select. With Christmas around the corner it would make a great gift.
  15. Its a long road and of course there will be many opportunities in the future to see them when they are ‘quite there’ 😊
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