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  1. And Calvert and Campell are doing a class again on Tues 7th April at 12pm.
  2. That's excellent, Stevie. I hope you're managing OK. There are so many good things happening at the moment too. Light as well as darkness.
  3. Most of my street seemed to be out too - lots of noise. Really uplifting.
  4. I understand your opinion, penelopesimpson, and I agree that any extra costs will need to kept to a minimum in all respects for the foreseeable future. It really depends on whether the RB can continue to use Scarlett's contributions to this SL without working with him at all (and whether by that they also mean him not benefitting financially from future performances). If not, as suggested above the designs could/should be retained and elements of past productions incorporated at the least possible expense.
  5. But are BRB borrowing the RB sets and costumes for their planned performances? (If the performances go ahead, of course...).
  6. No - complete silence, not even a notification of the cancellation. I used the 'contact us' form on the website to ask about this last week, but no reply.
  7. Wonder why it's changed from an attractive design highlighting Cojocaru, Polunin and the RAH? Maybe the lead artists can't commit so far ahead? Though that wouldn't explain (justify) the crude dagger through the heart image.
  8. Fully agree with Floss both about the likelihood of this season resuming and the likely impact on next season. (My comment above, and I imagine that of Rob S, was of course a tongue in cheek reflection on the truncation of another highly significant season rather than a real comment on that of the RB. And I still hope that that other season will be finished when possible. Liverpool champions and a revised/restored SL at the ROH - now that would be a thing.)
  9. So would I (speaking as a Liverpool fan).
  10. It will be interesting to see what (if anything) they do about the production though, because I would have thought that all being well/possible they would now bring back SL next season even if that hadn't originally been planned.
  11. Can't remember if it's been mentioned yet, but 'All the Superlatives', the documentary about Anthony Dowell shown in ?1977. I know it's on YouTube but last time I looked it was terrible quality (which also makes me wonder if legit). I'd never seen any live ballet when I saw this and it opened up for me the whole world of beauty that is ballet.
  12. I do agree that it's really frustrating if dancers aren't cast much (or at all) with no explanation or if they leave the company without fanfare. But there are so many reasons why this could happen, on both the part of the company and the dancer. Directors must have the freedom to cast as they see fit (even if we don't always agree with them!), injuries may linger, dancers may not be mentally ready after an injury, there may be all sorts of problems going on about which it would not be appropriate to go public, and dancers own preferences have to be allowed for. I'm not suggesting any of these things in Watson's case - I have no idea what's been happening with him. The only thing I would say about him is that he's not a typical classical dancer and there have always been a lot of roles in which he hasn't been cast, he's nearing the end of his career, and he had what was evidently a serious injury. So his absence has more potential explanations than would be the case if Muntagirov/Ball/Campbell weren't appearing at the moment. (And think of Tierney Heap - the only reason I know she was injured, off for best part of two years, and has only just come back, is through this forum and her Instagram account. And she's one of my favourite dancers. I know she's not a principal, but she's a rising star.) With Cojocaru and Kobborg there were clearly serious problems when they left with almost no notice, so I can see why any public pronouncements could have been difficult. And I have no idea where the rights and wrongs of that situation lie; it was just an awful way for them to go. Having said all that, I don't see why a little more information couldn't be given out at times. These are world class dancers, and promoted as such (quite rightly), and if you 'create' personalities that brings responsibilities with it. It's a balancing act, and I do think that the ROH sometimes errs too much on the side of silence. Anyway I look forward very much to the time when we can see any or all of these wonderful dancers, in all companies, again.
  13. I'm afraid I got distracted on the way to the theatre - I found myself in a nearby cinema watching Noose for a Lady, a 1953 black and white whodunnit. Very stagey and dated, but reasonably entertaining. I'm enjoying hearing about your night at the ballet. Hope to see some good curtain call photos in due course. 😀
  14. Thanks very much Jan - I think I've found the relevant site on my phone and they do say they're saving their classes there, so I hope the C&C one will appear in due course.
  15. Unfortunately I thought this was at 11am so tuned in an hour too late... And I can't see that it's still accessible anywhere.
  16. I'll be pleased to see The Winter's Tale since I don't have the DVD. I might even give Gloriana a go since I've never seen it.
  17. Gloriana THE ROYAL OPERA 24 April, 7pm BST Queen Elizabeth I is forced to choose between love and duty in Richard Jones's production of Britten's grand opera. The Winter’s Tale THE ROYAL BALLET 1 May, 7pm BST A modern ballet classic, Christopher Wheeldon brings Shakespeare's romance to the stage in this tale about the destructive power of jealousy.
  18. Two more upcoming from the ROH (and available for 7 days afterwards): Gloriana THE ROYAL OPERA 24 April, 7pm BST Queen Elizabeth I is forced to choose between love and duty in Richard Jones's production of Britten's grand opera. The Winter’s Tale THE ROYAL BALLET 1 May, 7pm BST A modern ballet classic, Christopher Wheeldon brings Shakespeare's romance to the stage in this tale about the destructive power of jealousy.
  19. And a little reminder of what we're missing. https://twitter.com/i/status/1243160271662784516
  20. Funny that - TR has been in my kitchen for ages (Giselle image), and now I've been in hers! I loved the bit where she put her leg on her kitchen counter as if about to chop it up and cook it.
  21. They did have to make a statement about the outcome of the investigation, since they had announced (had had to announce) it was happening. But that should have been the point of the press release (rather than added almost as an afterthought, which is very strange). The only real reason they had to say anything now about their future relationship is because they no longer wish to stage Symphonic Dances. But the press release is the wrong way round! And, of course, leaves Scarlett looking as if he was 'guilty as charged' in spite of the outcome of the investigation (and as most of the reporting of this has made it sound).
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