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  1. Sadly the great dance teacher - Wilhelm (Willy) Bermann - who was so beloved by many leading dancers during the so-called dance boom (e.g., Makarova, Kirkland, Dowell, etc.,) has passed away due to Corvid-19. He was 80 years old. RIP. https://www.stepsnyc.com/faculty/bio/Wilhelm-Burmann/
  2. For any people having (as I have read hereabouts) difficulty getting the POB (Paris Opera Ballet) Swan Lake due to geographical blockage - this seems to be working for me here.
  3. See the Bolshoi's USA (United States of America) tour for this summer is cancelled. Understandable certainly. Wonder whether or not the NBoC's (National Ballet of Canada) presentation of Nureyev's SB (Sleeping Beauty) will now be realised at the ROH (Royal Opera House)? Time, I suppose, will tell.
  4. NEW YORK CITY BALLET As New York City Ballet continues to prioritize the health and well-being of our patrons, artists, staff, and the community at large, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Spring Season in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. While we are deeply saddened that the Company’s artistry will not be seen on stage this spring, the current pandemic has left us with no other choice. The cancellation will include all performances and events, including the May 7 Spring Gala, as well as the Company’s public programming, which includes Workshops, Inside NYCB, and Family Saturdays. We will be reaching out to all spring ticket holders with further instructions shortly. As a result of the Spring Season cancellation, NYCB projects a loss of approximately $8 million through June 30 alone. We will need the support of our audiences and patrons more than ever, as the impact of this crisis on the wellbeing of our company of 100 dancers, 62 musicians, and over 200 administrative and theater staff will be significant. We have established a special Relief Fund to ensure the Company’s future and offer immediate support to our NYCB family during this challenging time. We hope you will consider making a gift to the Relief Fund today. MAKE A GIFT TO NYCB'S RELIEF FUND We are grateful for your dedication to the Company – our incredible artists, iconic repertory, and commitment to new work – and we look forward to the time when we can return to the stage and share the beauty and joy of NYCB with audiences of all ages. Katherine E. Brown Executive Director Jonathan Stafford Artistic Director Wendy Whelan Associate Artistic Director
  5. Some of the older members will remember these two extraordinary artists. (This is choreographed by Bruhn.)
  6. With keen appreciation for much fine work that will continue to speak for itself .... RIP https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/story/2020-03-24/terrence-mcnally-dead Shocked too to read of the late, great Australian actress, Zoe Caldwell's death. McNally wrote a fine tribute to this extraordinary artist. It may well have been the last thing he had published: https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/03/04/zoe-caldwell-taught-a-master-class-every-time-she-stepped-onstage/
  7. Includes Ratmansky's Swan Lake - originally mounted in Zurich. https://www.miamicityballet.org/2021season
  8. Thanks for this, stucha. The primary difference for me between the two was in the actual filming. I don't know about anyone else but I found the constant pull to close ups in the contemporary one most distracting. It so distracts from the charming line of the dance.
  9. See that the Covent Garden tube stop is one of the 40 that has now been closed due to the SARS-CoV-2/Covid 19 emergency.
  10. Also notice that a certain Calvin Richardson is offering a ballet (as is Charlotte Edmonds) in Munich's Young Choreographers of Today programme in July.
  11. I was to have been in Berlin for work this week and - much like Italy of last week - everything was quite understandably/rightly cancelled. I did have tickets for three performances in Berlin and emailed them with all the information requested as I was having problems with their attached form and they kindly wrote back saying they would honour that. Might be worth a try.
  12. Seems the West End may go the way of current Bdwy ... if this is any indication .... The London premiere of Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning Best Play comedy, ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike‘, due to start previews at Charing Cross Theatre on Saturday 21 March will not now go ahead as planned due to concerns over the Coronavirus, making it the first West End show to announce its cancellation due to the worldwide epidemic.
  13. Brilliant ... Just when it seems it will be needed most. A boon!!!
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