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Ian Macmillan

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    Squadron Associations connected with my years as a RAF Navigator; choral singing; and ballet and dance after meeting the lady, now my wife, who had been a dancer with the Royal Ballet's Touring Company, and who still teaches and examines in the discipline. (Edited to say that in mid-2014 she resigned from examining after some 40+ years.)

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  1. Tuesday 24 November, 2020 Obituary - Patricia Beatty, co-founder of Toronto Dance Theatre: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star Live Review – West Australian Ballet Gala, Perth: Isabelle Leclezio, Dance Australia Stream Reviews: Opera North, The Seven Deadly Sins (Anna II – Shelley Eva Haden; Choreo, Gary Clarke): Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk Richard Morrison, The Times Rian Evans, Guardian George Hall, The Stage Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper Diablo Ballet, Nutcracker 2020: Toba Singer, Culture Vulture Ball
  2. Monday 23 November, 2020 Live Review – West Australian Ballet Gala: Barbara Booth, ArtsHub Stream Reviews: Opera North, The Seven Deadly Sins (Choreo: Gary Clarke): Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper International Hip Hop DanceFest, San Francisco: Staff, SF Examiner
  3. Sunday 22 November, 2020 Stream Reviews: Royal Ballet, Within the Golden Hour Mixed Bill, Scottish Ballet, The Swan Sarah Crompton, Observer David Jays, Sunday Times Sarasota Ballet, Balanchine sampler: Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune Voila! Festival, Cockpit Theatre, NAKED: Dominic Corr, Reviews Hub New Adventures/Adventures in Film, Nostos, Little Grasses Crack Through the Stone, Checkmate: Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub Stream News: Choreographers Idan Cohen & Alvin Erasga Tolentino's world premieres:
  4. Just a note to say that, if reviews etc have not been posted on a newspaper or other website by around breakfast time ( a variable feast, dependent on household regimes), then they will have to wait till the following day. We long ago decided that doing Links was not to be a day-long trawling exercise. We do, however, say Thanks for links posted during the day by members and I'm sure that Janet will have these tucked away as starters for tomorrow.
  5. Saturday 14 November, 2020 Weekend Reading: Wayne Sleep: ‘I said to Princess Diana - this will never work, Ma'am. You're so much taller than me’: Ben Lawrence, Telegraph Viral video of ballerina with Alzheimer's shows vital role of music in memory: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian Masks, gel, sticks: how a Madrid salsa group kept dancing despite Covid: Sam Jones, Guardian Washington Ballet partners with Marquee TV for its new season: Thomas Floyd, Washington Post Joffrey Ballet "Nutcracker" video part of new Art on the Mart show: Chris
  6. Friday 13 November, 2020 Obituary - Aileen Passloff, Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher: Gia Kourlas, NY Times Interviews: Stella Abrera, Principal Dancer and Artistic Director, Kaatsbaan Cultural Park and Festival: Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs Misty Copeland on shining a spotlight for others: Kim Parker, Harper's Bazaar Live Reviews: Queensland Ballet, Giselle, Gold Coast: Olivia Stewart, Limelight Cincinnati Ballet, Mixed Bill, Cincinnati: David Lyman, Cincinnati.com UNITEC Dance Showcase 2020, Diverse dan
  7. That's right. I remember a bunch of Yorkshire men on the TV, sitting round comparing how awful things had been when they were young - living in cardboard boxes and suchlike. And don't get me started on living even further North - in Scotland!!!!!! Where's me loincloth?
  8. Thursday 12 November, 2020 Live Review – Royal Ballet, Elite Syncopations and others, London: Louise Levene, Spectator Stream Review - 2020 Taiwan Dance Platform: Dance Together Triple Bill: David Mead, SeeingDance Stream Preview – Birmingham Royal Ballet at 30: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper Brooklyn Rail, November 2020: Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya, Correspondences –Living Sculptures on the Public Stage, New York: George Kan, Brooklyn Rail Vahram Zaryan, Perf Festival – Text, Gesture & Translation, Paris, Yerevan: C
  9. Alastair Macaulay (late ballet/dance critic of the New York Times) did quite a bit on Twitter on this yesterday, and he does not accept that she danced with NYCB. This link should give the first of a thread:
  10. Wednesday 11 November, 2020 Obituary - David Toole, Disabled Dancer With Grace in His Hands: Richard Sandomir, NY Times Report - The Election Brings Dance to the Streets for a Collective Roar: Gia Kourlas, NY Times Features: Ballet’s Sacred Geometry: Finding Meaning Within the Shapes: Joseph Carman, Dance Magazine Mark Kanemura Brings His Mishmash Appeal to TikTok: Margaret Fuhrer, NY Times Live Review – New Zealand Dance, Undercurrent – Double Bill, Christchurch, Theatreview Stream Reviews: Royal Ballet,
  11. Tuesday 10 November, 2020 Feature – Tamara Rojo on ENB’s make-or-break Nutcracker: ‘We’re reaching the point of no return’: Marianka Swain, Telegraph Stream Reviews: New York City Ballet, New Works Festival: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian Inspired Dance Film Festival Australia, a dizzying array of ideas: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald Reports: Boston Ballet dances in the Theater District’s streets: Diti Kohli, Boston Globe Elmhurst Ballet School Commits to Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion: Staff, BWW UK Regional
  12. Monday 9 November, 2020 Feature – 'Mao's last dancer' Li Cunxin caught in Australia-China tensions and the pandemic: Holly Robertson, Hong Kong Free Press Stream Reviews: New York City Ballet, New Works Festival: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing Stuttgart Ballet, Response II, 'Young Bloods': David Mead, SeeingDance Move, a 5-part documentary: Michael Wade Simpson, Culture Vulture Stream Preview - Luca Silvestrini/HeadSpaceDance, After the Interval, Before the Interval: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper
  13. Sunday 8 November, 2020 Live Reviews: Royal Ballet, Elite Syncopations & Others, London: Jann Parry, DanceTabs Birmingham Royal Ballet, Lazuli Sky Triple Bill, London: Sara Veale, Spectator Feature – Mark Morris Dance Group steps online for its 40th-anniversary season: Anying Guo, Washington Post Stream Review - PHILADANCO! Duets and Solos with Joe González & Janine Beckles, Philadelphia: Camille Bacon-Smith, Broad Street Review Stream Previews: The Royal Ballet, Within the Golden Hour programme: Teresa Guerreiro, C
  14. Sheila: My pretty downbeat experience was recorded some posts above, but I did get a confirmation and a code to insert. But be aware that it came from "TicketCo AS" (the outfit apparently streaming the show) and not from BRB, so have another look at your Inbox.
  15. Well, here we are again - just as with the RB's Gala. Ticket purchased, ticketco.tv dialled up on our Panasonic smart TV (as per instructions), the 5-letter code inserted ...... and "media cannot be loaded etc etc." Edit later to add: Continual momentary stop/starts on my Desktop. We've had enough after the first 2 numbers and, in the circumstances, I will refrain from comment on what we saw. I doubt I'll be bothering with further streaming of this sort.
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