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  1. Here: https://www.balletcoforum.com/topic/19775-yorke-dance-project/
  2. The film has not disappeared, see this listing from the BFI’s catalogue: http://collections-search.bfi.org.uk/web/Details/ChoiceFilmWorks/150021215 However it is not clear from this information whether the BFI holds enough to project this in 3D, does anyone happen to know more?
  3. There is a little more here: www.dancing-times.co.uk/force-of-nature-natalia
  4. This is now available to buy as an e-book, for those who would like to read it on a tablet (hard copies appear not to be available until the end of next month): https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Nadine_Meisner_Marius_Petipa?id=qNmUDwAAQBAJ Currently at a discounted price of £14.94.
  5. These screenings in June might be of interest to people in London: https://www.curzoncinemas.com/mayfair/film-info/force-of-nature-natalia
  6. Further to this I have found some other Fonteyn / Aurora snippets online, also dated 1939 but apparently from an entirely different kind of recording (and maybe not from the Alexandra Palace BBC performances): https://youtu.be/SXnRxAO15gI Does anyone know any more about this?
  7. Wonder if anyone can help. I am looking for an article in the summer 1976 issue of “On Point” (vol.2, no. 1). This periodical was published from 1975 by the American Ballet Theatre, New York, but it does not seem any libraries in the UK carry a run of it. The RAD has a few issues of the magazine but sadly not the one I am looking for. I would be most grateful for further information as to where one might find a copy.
  8. Many thanks Bluebird. Just wondering, have people with experience of Chrome had bad experiences with it (away from ROH I mean)? I don't have Chrome yet after having been repeatedly warned that it is some form of devilish invention (eg making Google even more obviously intrusive and creepy)? This may be unnecessary techno-anxiety but the advice was widespread when Chrome was new so I'd be glad of any informed comments.
  9. Always willing to try things out. My tablet is an Ipad, which uses Safari. Does anyone have a similar fix for this set up (I have no three dots)?
  10. For those who have not yet caught up with the ROH “punch-up” story: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6830481/Oxford-educated-lawyer-42-punched-fellow-classical-music-fan-picked-wifes-coat.html
  11. Thanks for letting us know Ulla. I have just sent you a private message via the Forum’s messaging service,
  12. Might this be a good place to remind people of the short pieces of footage of Fonteyn dancing Aurora in 1939 (so far as I know the earliest recording of her)? They went up on YouTube in 2008: https://youtu.be/YxOoSds2tBc Apparently nothing else of these recordings survives but I would love to know more. Sadly the website for the Alexandra Palace Television Society is dead so does anyone know how to contact Simon Vaughan or John Bliss?
  13. For those who have not yet caught up with the Vienna Coughing story: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/olympic-hockey-star-samantha-quek-sent-to-opera-detention-for-coughing-during-vienna-show-a4072656.html
  14. Some more historical comparisons in this enjoyable book review, just published: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/article-6706163/Now-thats-real-stage-fright-Think-todays-noisy-theatre-audiences-menace.html
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