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  1. Anyone who puts James Hay in a blonde curly wig has, to my mind, committed a particularly dreadful crime!
  2. Me too. It was one of the first ballets I saw and I'm afraid to say, it was pretty new at the time. Wish it was done more often - seems as though Cranko is pretty much ignored in this country,apart from Onegin.
  3. The Georgian dancers used to be regular visitors to London and I always enjoyed their performances. Amazing that the men could dance en pointe and still manage to look extremely masculine!
  4. I agree about blind wigs looking distinctly odd on darker skins. The Nutcracker wigs are probably not so bad as they are just part of the general glitz of the designs. But for me the worst wig of all is the dreadful blond curled job given to Kolya in Month in the Country. Awful!
  5. For totally confused over start time. ROH confirmation said 8.00 pm. At 7.31pm I received an email telling me it was starting at that time. The stream, at 7.45, said it would start at 7.30 and there were 19 minutes to go! Having said that, I enjoyed the programme, particularly the chance to see some of the younger dancers. I thought Sissens/Naghdi were so well matched, and I hadn't seen James Hay in Bluebird before - a real treat. In spite of the slightly bare looking SB it was good to see some 'proper' ballet again.
  6. Sorry, but my mind is well and truly boggling at the thought of some sort of cross fertilisation between McGregor and hip hop!
  7. Have to admit I was less than impressed by the offerings, although no criticism of the performances. For what it's worth, my cat was fascinated by the Crug piece!
  8. While I loved Sambe on the streamed performance, I prefer Alexander Campbell. The cast in the DVD is,for me,perfect. But that means I miss out on the Hay/O'Sullivan partnership which I thought was perfect. Both casts offer so much in this gorgeous ballet.
  9. What an interesting evening! As Sim said, the overall tone,was rather sombre - understandably so. But I enjoyed Marcel Sambe's take on Othello. He seems to have some good ideas at how to translate it into dance. Matthew Ball's piece was clever. Liked his choice of music. Zucchetti seems to have a real affinity for music and uses it so well. I couldn't believe I was watching Ed Watson for the first time in goodness knows how long A real bonus. Agree with Sim about the lack of information about dancers - where did Rob S find it or is he a genius at recognition?
  10. Most impressed. Simple to use, highly informative - just what is,needed. Thank you. Regarding the Onegin recording. I did once see this showing on You Tube. I tried to watch it but it looked as though it may have been one that the ROH recorded for its archives. The quality of the recording was awful, so that even an Onegin addict like me gave up. Think it was Soares and Nunez but wouldn't swear to it.
  11. And of course her Hostess in Les Biches
  12. Excellent news, and congratulations and good wishes to them both.
  13. I enjoyed Raymonda rather like enjoying a whole meal made up of desserts! Agree about the plumes, although I thought the costumes matched the rather over the top look of the whole ballet.
  14. What about Van Manen's gorgeous Four Schumann Pieces? And Macmillan's Triad?
  15. Very grateful to the Forum for helping to keep me reasonably sane! And thanks to contributors who have amused, enfuriated, agreed with me, educated me! In one sense it's been a good year, with the chance to see so much ballet and other arts that I wouldn't have seen under normal circumstances. Let's hope for some semblance of normality next year.
  16. Highlights for me were Manon - always,good to see Morera/Bonelli, Campbell/Takada, O'Sullivan/Sambe and of course Nunez/Muntagirov. Not to mention the rest! While I regretted the omissions I thought it was an excellent compilation and really showed the company at its best. Part 2 please!
  17. Marquee is advertising this, together with some other 'specials' Including ' the Russian Nutcracker', at £23.99
  18. There's also The Theatrical Guild which helps backstage staff in any branch of theatre.
  19. Pleased to say I watched it again today without the problems I had last night. When you see Muntagirov making slightly jerky movements you know there's something wrong with your playback system - certainly not with him!
  20. I particularly enjoyed the Zuchetti piece. He used the music so well and it was so well danced. Lots to enjoy, but especially Takada/Campbelk, Sullivan/Sambe, Morera/ Bonelli and of course Nunez/ Muntagirov. And Golden Hour, especially for the chance to enjoy Sullivan again and with James Hay. I had slight problems with streaming - pretty sure it was a local problem and hopes replay will be better.
  21. No streaming problems at all. Just installed,the app, entered the code given on the email and it played without a hitch. Particularly enjoyed Lazuli, Waltzes was not, for me, so enjoyable. Probably because the format was so like DAAG, and it just didn't do anything for me.
  22. I couldn't get rid of the subtitles, which if they hadn't been so inaccurate would have,been hilarious. One particular movement came over as 'bowel milk'. At least I didn't get the comments from other viewers
  23. I sympathise with Margaret N7. My mobility problems have worsened during lock down and I really need to be able to select a seat that I can get to as easily as possible. This, combined with the difficulty in getting a single seat, plus the thought of having to queue for various checks has made me decide to give attendance for the coming months a miss. I wonder if any consideration has been given to those on the Access list?
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