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  1. That's a load of extra expense. I thought it was a typo and they actually meant R&J. Either that or someone in Japan has very deep pockets.
  2. The Royal Opera House has announced details for its 2021/22 Season, the first full Season since 2019. Opening on Monday 13 September, the Season includes five world premieres from The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, classic revivals and an exciting roster of international and UK talent performing across the two stages of the Royal Opera House. In its 90th anniversary year, The Royal Ballet presents a Season that respects the past and heralds the future. Three world premieres, including Wayne McGregor’s The Dante Project, Christopher Wheeldon’s Like Water for Chocolate and a new work by American choreographer Kyle Abraham, are performed alongside much-loved 19th-century classics and heritage ballets by Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan. The Linbury Theatre hosts a raft of partnerships and co-productions including with Ballet Black, Alessandra Ferri, Yorke Dance Project and a world premiere from Company Wayne McGregor. Creative opportunities for emerging talent will also feature with Draft Works and the Next Generation Festival. The Season culminates in July 2022 with The Royal Ballet making a welcome return to international touring with a three-week tour of Japan where the Company will perform Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon and Peter Wright’s Giselle. The "explore" link at the bottom goes to "Technical Error" Romeo and Juliet 5 October 2021 – 25 February 2022 The Dante Project 14 –30 October 2021 Giselle 4 November –3 December 2021 The Nutcracker 23 November 2021 –8 January 2022 Swan Lake 1 March –28 May 2022 New Kyle Abraham / Solo Echo / DGV: Danse à grande vitesse 24 March –7 April 2022 Scènes de ballet / A Month in the Country / Rhapsody 23 April –2 May 2022 Like Water for Chocolate 1 –17 June 2022 Booking Dates (+5 hours for BST) General: 24 August 2021, 4.30am Friends: 17 August 2021, 4.30am Young Friends: 17 August 2021, 4.30am Friends+: 12 August 2021, 4.30am Supporting Friends: 10 August 2021, 4.30am Premium 1 Friends: 5 August 2021, 4.30am Premium 2 Friends: 3 August 2021, 4.30am
  3. 'Be interesting to see how fast the ROH website catches up. Now if someone would just leak the Beauty casting.....but that may be coming with the new season announcement reportedly coming tomorrow.
  4. Cast changes for today Within the Golden Hour Cast Change Conducted by Koen Kessels Cast Dancer: Meaghan Grace Hinkis Dancer: James Hay Dancer: Fumi Kaneko Dancer: Reece Clarke Dancer: Yasmine Naghdi replaces Akane Takada Dancer: Ryoichi Hirano replaces Alexander Campbell Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Optional Family: a divertissement CastMelissa Hamilton, Giacomo Rovero, Marco Masciari The Statement Cast Change Cast Dancer: Amelia Townsend Dancer: Joshua Junker Dancer: Kristen McNally replaces Akane Takada Dancer: Matthew Ball Solo Echo Cast Change Cast Dancer: Mayara Magri Dancer: Madison Bailey Dancer: Isabel Lubach Dancer: Luca Acri Dancer: Cesar Corrales replaces Benjamin Ella Dancer: Francisco Serrano Dancer: Leo Dixon Buy tickets
  5. Sky Arts Wed 9 Jun 7:25am Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet A New Adventures production of the ballet, starring Cordelia Braithwaite and Paris Fitzpatrick in the title roles and direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne.
  6. added today - Lyssa, an exciting new film collaboration, is choreographer Lynne Page's first work for The Royal Ballet. Featuring 17 female Royal Ballet dancers and vocals by British singer and songwriter Nadine Shah, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House..... Lyssa (roh.org.uk)
  7. Director Kevin O'Hare on The Royal Ballet's 2021/22 Season | Culture Whisper
  8. If you need something to read Top 10 books about ballet | Ballet | The Guardian
  9. Glad to see McRae back after 3(?) years. A new partner for Muntagirov then (assuming he will do Romeo)? The Friend's newsletter of 1 April said the Autumn season guide would be sent out on 1 June so perhaps we'll get an idea of the new season next week.
  10. More rehearsal - this time for Optional Family The Royal Ballet rehearse Kyle Abraham's Optional Family - YouTube
  11. The Royal Ballet School Summer Performance (roh.org.uk) Current dancers from The Royal Ballet’s Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme, having missed the opportunity last year in their graduate year at the School, join the performance on the Royal Opera House Main Stage in a varied programme of highlights from the classical and contemporary repertory.
  12. Posted on the ROH You tube -RB rehearsing Crystal Pite's The Statement & Solo Echo The Royal Ballet rehearse Crystal Pite's The Statement and Solo Echo - YouTube
  13. 'Wasn't intending to compare them, as you rightly point out. But, as I see it (other equally valid opinions available) they both left because the ROH system didn't work for them, for whatever reason. Like any other job, everyone doesn't fit everywhere or can get tired of/bored with their situation. That's when you know it's time to move on. There well may be no "fault" involved. And why should the ROH or any company indulge a temper tantum from anyone? Cojocaru has continued to thrive and Polunin is doing his own thing. He and the ROH seem to be doing very well without each other. Good for them.
  14. Insights: The RB in RehearsalTuesday 15 June 2021, 7.30pm | Clore Studio https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/insights-the-royal-ballet-in-rehearsal-details Tickets are on sale for Friends (add 5 hours for BST) General: 25 May 2021, 4.30am Young ROH: 24 May 2021, 11am Friends: 24 May 2021, 9am Young Friends: 24 May 2021, 9am Friends+: 24 May 2021, 7am Supporting Friends: 20 May 2021, 11am Premium 1 Friends: 20 May 2021, 9am Premium 2 Friends: 20 May 2021, 7am
  15. and the Telepgraph...less impressed, still moaning about the drinks and couldn't be bothered to get a current picture (paywall, limited access with registration and undoubtedly in tomorrow's links) https://www.telegraph.co.uk/dance/ballet/21st-century-choreographers-royal-opera-house-review-balletic/
  16. Review from the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/may/19/the-royal-ballet-21st-century-choreographers-review-racing-out-of-the-blocks
  17. Interesting you mention Cojocaru & Polunin - both of whom left the company acrimoniously as I recall. Perhaps the ROH is selecting for talented people who can and are willing to work within the ROH system, which may not be for everyone?
  18. was this meant to refer to the Reuter's link? (v. casting sheet)
  19. I found it by typing "cast sheet" into the search field on the ROH website but I see now it's on that pesky "More Info" page 21st-Century Choreographers (roh.org.uk) in the right column. I think it was only posted in the last hour or so so it might not have been anywhere when you looked.
  20. Royal Ballet dancers prepare for re-opening | Reuters Video
  21. Your memory appears excellent - Apollo 28 Min - Apollo | New York City Ballet (nycballet.com) - Tch - ~ 9:50 based on World Ballet Day rehearsal (a good excuse to watch it again); 10 minutes per Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux | Balanchine - DAAG - ~66 minutes based on DVD
  22. Spring Draft Works - Royal Opera House Stream (roh.org.uk) which is vimeo.
  23. It is ~ 32 minutes on the DVD without curtain calls if that helps.
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