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  1. What an inspirational wonderful man and such a great dancer! From admiring him in Seven Brides and memorised by Carousel. I spent my youth day dreaming of dancing the pdd from Carousel with him.....thankful we have so much of him on film. πŸ™πŸ½RiPπŸ™πŸ½
  2. Very sad news. It will be strange not to receive her newsletter....πŸ™πŸ½RIPπŸ™πŸ½
  3. Can I just recommend this wonderful Korean series on Netflix. About a young ballet student and a 70yr old . The storyline and acting is really good and the dancing as you'd expect from Korea is excellent. It's also really interesting to see snippets of the Korean countryside and I have to say it looks like a beautiful country. Maybe a place to visit one day....πŸ™πŸ½
  4. Demelza Parish has announced on Instagram that she is retiring from the RB after 15years with the company. Demelza is one of those company artists whose presence on the stage was always a great pleasure to see. I for one would like to thank her for all the years she has performed and although she will be missed I send her my sincerest best wishes for her future plans.
  5. Of course he did, how did I forget that?! IπŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„
  6. It was strange watching WBD this year for all the obvious reasons. And although it was all rather subdued I was happy and grateful that this fantastic shared celebration of ballet was held. This year The Mariinsky got my vote for the best class, Yuri Fateev is a great teacher. I found the RBs class a bit boring - I'd love to see Fateev take their class. I also loved watching the Nikiya rehearsal. Anyway hopefully we will be in a more positive situation next year that will be reflected in WBD.
  7. She was so chic and sophisticated. Unforgettable in her signature ballet Carmen. Very sad news. R.I.P πŸ™πŸ½
  8. Yet another brilliant performance by this my favourite American company. This company has definitely been the best during this lockdown, in my opinion, with the range and variety of performances they have posted on YouTube. From full length ballet's like Tomasson's Romeo and Juliet, to one act ballet's, I particularly enjoyed Tomasson's Concerto Grosso, which I think would be a great piece for the young male dancers of RB or BRB. It was also fantastic to get another opportunity to see they're 2018 Bound festival works. Of the gala I was amazed, again, by Yuan Yuan Tan. But the highlight
  9. I love this! Yes it is slightly reminiscent of Bejart, but this is so much better because it is not so regimented the dancers are free and relaxed. It was so great to see all the dancers together again - sort of. I enjoyed this so much - a lot more than than I did the MacGregor pdd from ROH the other night. Well done Christopher Wheeldon and well done all the musicians and dancers who participated.
  10. Just found this 1979 (I think) version on YouTube. Curiously introduced by Jim Dale, who interviews Mason & Collier between acts & later on Shaw & Rencher. Starring the wonderful Lesley Collier and Anthony Dowell. They are just gorgeous. It also stars lots of old favourites like Monica Mason, Merle Park, Vergie Derman, Wayne Sleep, and Shaw & Rencher as the ugly sisters. But I was particularly happy to see Jennifer Penney. It's not the greatest quality, far from it, but I'm just really happy to see this performance again, I know I watched it on TV in 1979. Anyway tha
  11. It's been many years since I saw this version - and I just didn't really enjoy it. The balcony pdd was such a let down. Not romantic at all. It's all really about Romeo isn't it? I had just finished a 12hr shift - so that didn't help I know, but I just couldn't get into it, and I thought the orchestra sounded terrible!
  12. I've just discovered this programme on BBC iPlayer. "Diaghilev" a 1968 Omnibus production with the wonderful Peter Ustinov. I loved it, so great to see Karsavina, Rambert, Massine Beaton, and so many more. I've never seen this before, so interesting. Sorry if this has already been discussed.
  13. I loved Edward Liang's ballet - specifically because it featured my favourite, Sofiane Sylve in a wonderful pdd with the strong reliable Tiits Helimets. She displayed yet again why she is so admired. It was a refreshing and light hearted piece - enjoyable in the fact that no deep thinking or analysis was necessary. You could just sit back and enjoy the beautiful dancing. I particularly loved the quirky ending with Yuan Yuan Tan. I will definitely watch this again.
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