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  1. Congratulations, TTP. I’ve been following Brandon’s career since his White Lodge days and it’s been really rewarding to watch the way he has blossomed during those years. Your questioning was very skilful and brought out, in a most interesting way, his thoughts and impressions of his experiences on the stage before, during and after performances. I look forward to the next instalment of your podcast
  2. Until June 25, the Sydney Opera House are streaming Wayne McGregor's Dyad 1929 (The Australian Ballet)
  3. I fit into the same category, Anne, yet far from being shut out, I was asked to give detailed reasons to explain why I'd given the answers I'd given. The survey was taking so long that, the 3rd or 4th time I was asked for these details, I had to write that the survey was taking too long and that I didn't have time to reply in the detail they were asking for. Edited to add that, if they'd stated in advance that the survey might take much longer than the 10 minutes stated in the email, I'd have made sure to start it when I knew I'd have more time available.
  4. Blu ray: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cellist-Dances-Gathering-Blu-ray/dp/B0892J1HKQ/ref=sr_1_2?crid=363FZC3J98TBE&dchild=1&keywords=dances+at+a+gathering+ballet&qid=1591616897&s=dvd&sprefix=dances+at+a%2Cdvd%2C164&sr=1-2 DVD: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cellist-Dances-Gathering-DVD/dp/B0892J1HKP/ref=sr_1_1?crid=363FZC3J98TBE&dchild=1&keywords=dances+at+a+gathering+ballet&qid=1591616936&s=dvd&sprefix=dances+at+a%2Cdvd%2C164&sr=1-1
  5. It's been postponed. I've pasted in below a quote from the Lincoln Center website: "NYCB's Coppélia and Tribute to Balanchine, scheduled for release on June 2 and June 3 will be rescheduled. SAB's Virtual Workshop Performance Celebration and the Juilliard K-12 Dance Workshop with Laura Careless, scheduled to stream from June 1 and June 3, have also been postponed. Please check back for updates." http://lincolncenter.org/lincoln-center-at-home/series/dance-week Edited to add that the announcement above doesn't take account of the fact that, before being postponed again, Coppelia had already been rescheduled for June 6 .
  6. It seems that the Tribute to Balanchine has been postponed. I've pasted in below Lincoln Center's response to a question about it on Twitter: "I am not able to locate “Tribute to Balanchine” anywhere on the website or YouTube. I had understood it to be scheduled for release tonight at 8 pm. Has there been a change of schedule? Thanks. Lincoln Center@LincolnCenter ·Hi Patti. Yes there has been a change in schedule! We will be rescheduling it. Sorry for the confusion! Please check back on our website in the next few days."
  7. I've just managed to find Lynette's original review of that performance (scroll down to the third paragraph): http://web.archive.org/web/20021031052034/http://www.danze.co.uk/dcforum/happening/2732.html Edited to add that I really enjoyed TTP's interview with Cathy Marston. A most illuminating interview.
  8. Thank you, Sharon. I already had a video of the Christmas 1979 UK television broadcast of this performance with Richard Baker as the presenter. Before the performance and in the intervals, he was shown sitting in a box with some children and discussing the ballet and the performance with them, whereas the WNEW US broadcast has, instead, fascinating interviews with the dancers. It's really interesting to compare these two very different approaches to a broadcast of the same performance.
  9. I just posted this in the cancellations thread but maybe it belongs here? https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/may/23/key-cultural-intstitutions-warn-facing-financial-collapse
  10. Worrying article in today's Observer: https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/may/23/key-cultural-intstitutions-warn-facing-financial-collapse Edited to add that I've now put the above link in the 'practicalities of reopening' thread. Not sure which is the correct thread for it. Mods please delete whichever post is now redundant.
  11. If you click on the performance data base link, you'll see that it was at the Barbican. http://www.rohcollections.org.uk/production.aspx?production=2194&row=0 It was 'a performance in celebration of Dame Ninette de Valois' 100th birthday' with Stuart Cassidy and Sarah Wildor: http://www.rohcollections.org.uk/performance.aspx?performance=8397&row=31 Belinda Hatley is listed as the Girl (with Samodurov as The Rake) in the 2006 performances. http://www.rohcollections.org.uk/performance.aspx?performance=4091&row=33 Edited to add that Laura Morera is also listed as the Girl in the 2006 performances (with Johan Kobborg as The Rake)
  12. I remember the 2006 revival but, according to the ROH performance data base, apart from one performance in 1998, these were the first performances by the Royal Ballet since 1964! http://www.rohcollections.org.uk/production.aspx?production=2194&row=0 Maybe those readers with long memories might be able to let us know if the data base is accurate?
  13. They have posted the following details on their YouTube page: "Ballet Arizona first performed George Balanchine's Square Dance in our 2017 All Balanchine program. Square Dance combines the spirit and verve of an American folk dance with the precision and technique of classical ballet. This energetic and lively ballet is set to the music of Antonio Vivaldi and Arcangelo Correlli." Also, Fiddleback has been kind enough to post casting details and extra credits on Ballet Alert: "Staged by Ben Huys Lighting Design Michael Korsch This was the lead off of the 2019 All Balanchine program; it was accompanied by Emeralds and Theme and Variations. Casting (all Company members; no Studio Company members): Amber Lewis, Nayon Iovino Rochelle Anvik, Colleen Buckley, Kaelyn Magee, Abby Philips Maginity, Alison Remmers, Ana Maria Spear Serafin Castro, Adrian Durham, Jackson Dwyer, Erick Garnica, Alberto Penalver, Ricardo Santos."
  14. I just found a very blurry extract from this on YouTube. I'm afraid that, not only is the quality of the recording dreadful, but there's a watermark for a software company across the middle of it. Still, I assume it's better than nothing! Edited to add that I've just watched it and found that the watermark disappears around a minute into the extract.
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