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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. Saturday 6 March 2021 Streaming Previews, Reviews & News: English National Ballet, Manon: Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance New York City Ballet, Digital Season - Theme and Variations: David Mead, SeeingDance Matthew Bourne's New Adventures Festival: Andrew Gans, Playbill Ballet Hispánico, Nube Blanco Watch Party: Staff, BWW Dance Live Review - Queensland Ballet, 60th Anniversary Gala, Brisbane: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing Feature – Kompanie Merighi and Tanz Station: Merilyn Jackson, Fjord Review
  2. Friday 5 March 2021 Streaming Previews: Vicarious Pleasures & Virtual Visions – YAGP, ABT, NYCB, DTH, Joyce Theater: Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance Seattle International Dance Festival’s virtual Mini Fest takes viewers from Capitol Hill to Israel: Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
  3. Thursday 4 March 2021 Features: What Is a Ballet Body? Gia Kourlas, NY Times Julie Felix: the brilliant Black ballerina who was forced to leave Britain: Steve Rose, Guardian Patter of tiny feet: dancers on leaping into motherhood: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian Live Preview – Queensland Ballet, 60th Anniversary Gala, Brisbane: Lily Nothling, ABC News Streaming Previews, Reviews & News: New York City Ballet, Balanchine Digital Season – Prodigal Son: Jann Parry, DanceTabs Robert Tanitch, BTG
  4. Wednesday 3 March 2021 Live Review – National Ballet of Japan, The Sleeping Beauty (Eagling), Tokyo: Paul McInnes, Fjord Review Live Preview - Columbia City Ballet, Off the Wall and Onto the Stage, Columbia, SC: August Krickel, Post and Courier Streaming Previews, Reviews & News: Dutch National Ballet, Hans van Manen Variations: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance New York City Ballet, Digital Season Schedule for March 8-13: Staff, BWW News Rambert Home Studio, New Digital Premieres: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper
  5. Tuesday 2 March 2021 Live Reviews – Australian Ballet, Gala – Summertime at the Ballet, Melbourne: Valerie Lawson, DanceTabs Susan Bendall, DanceAustralia Streaming Previews, Reviews & News: Sarasota Ballet, Digital Season – Program 5, Donizetti Variations, Amorosa: Sara Rachon, YourObserverh Dutch National Ballet, Hans van Manen Variations: Graham Watts, Bachtrack 3 Solo Dance Films – Dormeisha, Kyle Abraham, Jamar Roberts: Janice Berman, SF Classical Voice NY City Center - New Adventures Festival – Swan Lak
  6. Monday 1 March 2021 Live Review – Tyrone Earl Lraé Robinson & Dancers, MoveMoveMove, Perth Outdoors: Alana Kildea, DanceAustralia Streaming Previews, Reviews & News: Joffrey Ballet, Boléro (Arai): Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune ----- Short gallery: Chicago Tribune Dutch National Ballet, Hans van Manen Variations: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper Adriana Pierce/Remy Young/Sierra Armstrong, #QueertheBallet: David Mead, SeeingDance News – Australian Ballet Retirements - Kevin Jackson & Andrew Killian:
  7. Sunday 28 February 2021 Obituaries: Sir Robert Cohan, Choreographer & Dancer: Staff, The Times Jimmy Gamonet de los Heros, ballet choreographer: Howard Cohen, Miami Herald Live Review – Australian Ballet, Gala – Summertime at the Ballet, Melbourne: Andrew Fuhrmann, Sydney Morning Herald ----- Rehearsal Video: ABC News Streaming Previews, Reviews & News: Nederlands Dans Theater, Shadow’s Whispers: From England With Love, Baby don’t hurt me: Amy Pearl, DanceTabs Sarasota Ballet, Digital Program 5 –
  8. Mary Rose: Much as I would like to see something live again, what I'm really looking forward to is the first occasion, wherever and whenever it may be, on which the Cambridge Philharmonic chorus can join with our tremendous orchestra in a performance of almost anything at all. We managed to get in a terrific Beethoven/Mozart night just a week before the first Lockdown in March last year. In my head I imagine the opening page of Handel's Zadok the Priest, with its tension building till the chorus enters fully fff and, to finish, the Hallelujah chorus. Between those, I don't mind at all what
  9. For reference: Covid-19 roadmap to June 2021: Arts and Culture summary | Arts Council England https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid-19/covid-19-roadmap-june-2021-arts-and-culture-summary#section-1
  10. Boris has been insistent that we now watch 'data not dates,' so it may be worth adding that the timetable is expressed as "No earlier than 17 May" - which may mean that, if vaccine progress etc is not as hoped, then a later start would apply. Summary here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-52530518
  11. Hey Mrs Robinson - the smouldering Sarah Van Patten. Benjamin hasn't a chance:
  12. Many thanks - and well, well. What a predatory Mrs R - Anne Bancroft should be proud! (At around 28 minutes in). (Entirely by the way - is it correct that Ms Bancoft did not supply the arched leg for the legendary film poster ... and that it was Linda Gray, of Sue Ellen and Dallas fame?)
  13. From today's Links, an announcement by SFB that the premiere of Cathy Marston's Mrs Robinson has had to be dropped for Covid related 'obstacles' and that an existing film of her Snowblind will be substituted. https://www.broadwayworld.com/san-francisco/article/Cathy-Marstons-SNOWBLIND-Replaces-MRS-ROBINSON-on-San-Francisco-Ballets-Program-20210219
  14. Saturday 20 February 2021 Live Review – Sydney Dance Company, Impermanence, Sydney: Chantal Nguyen, Bachtrack Streaming Reviews and News: Birmingham Royal Ballet & Guests, Empty Stage: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper Nederlands Dans Theater, Baby don’t hurt me, From England with Love: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance Cathy Marston's Snowblind replaces Mrs Robinson in San Francisco Ballet's Program: Staff, BWW SF Kinesis Dance streams excerpts from Debris, a work-in-progress by Paras Terezakis: Steve Newton, Straight.com
  15. Friday 19 February 2021 Interview - Freddie Opoku-Addaie, new AD at Dance Umbrella - 'Dance festivals capture the imagination': Lyndsey Winship, Guardian Streaming Reviews: Luca Silvestrini’s Protein, May Contain Food : Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs Live Reviews: Pittsburgh Ballet, Boléro (Jaffe), Pittsburgh: Griffin Sendek, Duquesne Duke Raghav Handa & Maharshi Raval, Two, Sydney: Jill Sykes, The Age Film Review – The Way We Keep Dancing: Edmund Lee, SCMP Streaming News: Lithuania's locked-down ballet a
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