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Mandy Kent

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About Mandy Kent

  • Birthday February 11

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  1. On social media tonight, Shale has explained that he sustained a foot injury , prior to his Mariinsky performance, which proved to be a stress fracture. He is now receiving treatment and rehabilitation and let’s hope he makes a speedy recovery and we will get to see him dance again when he has completely recovered .
  2. I agree that Bolle and Nunez were glorious last night. His partnering is impeccable and that first opening solo where he expressed his love was beautiful. He may not be the best actor but he has a beautiful line in arabesque .
  3. For sale tonight Amphi row L £18 sold as restricted view ( only if you are short) £18 Manon. Bolle/Nunez I will be there so can hand over please PM me thanks Mandy
  4. 1 ticket for sale Manon ( Hayward/ Campbell/Corrales/Magri) Stalls Circle £37 Row C bench seat PM if interested, thanks Mandy
  5. Most of the central London Curzon cinemas state Sold Out for R&J on Mon 16 th Dec , but still plenty at Wimbledon and Richmond
  6. I also enjoyed Programme B on Sunday matinee. As an aside, there was a tribute to Alvin Ailey ( and other performers/singers/poets/actors) who succumbed to the HIV virus at a fundraising evening I attended last night at the Shepherds Bush Empire. Fernando Montano danced a solo to The Dying Swan which was very beautiful.
  7. Thank you Bruce Wall. I enjoyed the dancing and his commentary 😀
  8. Each to their own 😀 My top Five: Oklahoma!, Guys& Dolls, Les Miserables, The Lion King and 42nd St for the tapping !
  9. I agree re Laura.. she is so very expressive in Ashton and MacMillan, I've loved her as Larisch and in Fille with Ricardo Cervera, I miss their partnership too... I would have loved them both to be principals and dancing together... I saw Novikova once this July as La Sylphide and she was beautiful.
  10. It’s generally known that Edward Watson has been off with an injury. He has not retired or left the RB. He was dancing with members of the RB last week at the Joyce Theatre, see my review of Programme D in performances seen . He looked fit and well.
  11. Any Oklahoma! fans here in ballet land? There is a famous ballet/dance sequence in the original film. I first saw the stage show at the National Theatre with Hugh Jackman as Curly and Maureen Lipman as Aunt Eller. It was a traditional version and for me the benchmark for future Oklahoma!'s I've also seen the Prom version on Youtube with the wonderful Robbie Fairchild as Will Parker. At this matinee performance at the Circle In The Square Theatre, New York City, there was an updated edge to the show. The attractive confident cowboy Curly (understudy Denver Milord ) carries a guitar and accompanies himself through 'Oh what a beautiful morning!' ...Jud Fry ( Patrick Vaill) is a nervy disturbed young man rather than the ignorant brute usually depicted. The scenes in the Smoke House took part in complete darkness, 'Poor Jud Is dead' in the pitch black being rather weird and chilling rather than funny. The female actor playing Ado Annie , Ali Stroker has a disability requiring her to use a wheelchair but her characterisation, choreographed movement and voice were superb, she is so vivacious and talented and has been deservedly nominated for a Tony award. During the interval the entire audience were offered a meal of red chilli beans and corn bread which most of us lined up for, delicious! The dance sequence ( Laurey's dream) was a very contemporary affair with unusual back lighting and magnified images on the plain wall behind us. Rebecca Naomi Jones was a very sulky Laurey, I thought a little hint of her true feelings might have made her easier to believe. So, yes I enjoyed it but I felt great sympathy for Jud, especially at the end when Curly is given a self defence verdict and gets off scot free. Interested to hear any other people's views on this old but great musical...
  12. I’ve now read up some previous discussions on Song of a Wayfarer and realise that Hallberg’s character represents Destiny and he is leading the Young Man , Gordon, ever onwards to his ultimate fate... This makes sense to me but even though I didn’t know the synopsis when I wrote my review, my feelings of a relationship progressing to a sad despairing ending were from the heart .
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