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  1. Yes, I think we have to pretty much write off 2020. 😢😢
  2. First of all, we don't know that he was sacked. They might have come to a mutual agreement. Second, there is most probably more going on behind the scenes than the public knows about, so better to deal with it now. Third, in this day and age if there is even any doubt about someone a 'not proven' or 'not guilty' verdict isn't enough. There will be always be a stain on that person, and the RB clearly doesn't want to be associated with someone whose reputation is tarnished, whether fairly or not. Finally, I wouldn't call Swan Lake 'his' ballet. It is much more John MacFarlane's ballet, for me. Swan Lake has withstood failure, war, illness, endless tampering with...and will always survive. It is OUR ballet!
  3. A very bizarre statement. I agree with posters above that it is very weird to say 'there is nothing to pursue with the RBS' but we are severing all contact with him going forward. He must have done something to make the RB want to cut him loose, unless even the fact that there was an investigation was totally inconducive to continue working with him. I can't imagine that he would jump instead of being pushed as the RB could have continued to be one of his geese laying the golden eggs (especially since no-one else much will work with him). Will be interesting to see what happens with Swan Lake in the future. Curioser and curioser.
  4. What made me laugh is that the person credited with hair and makeup is called Eddy Munster...
  5. It had to happen. He didn’t say for how long. I guess they will have to see how it goes.
  6. I don't like the tone this thread is taking. Things are bad enough at the moment, so can people please try to be nice. Thank you.
  7. What a wonderful review Jeannette. Thanks so much, and please keep them coming (once things are back to normal!).
  8. Thanks Amelia. I can’t watch it now , but do you know if it will be available online?
  9. I am pleased that we are back on track with Swan Lake, but as there have been many comments on Covid-19 on this thread I am copying over a post from the theatre closures thread: Hi all. In these extraordinary times, we mods understand that everyone is worried about the current world health pandemic. As is always the case with social media, any big news gives rise to rumour, speculation and mis-information. For this reason, we are asking that, going forward, any discussion of the Covid-19 virus be limited to its effect on cultural closures. Please don't discuss the medical or political aspects of this problem. We have already had a couple of posts reported, and in order to stem anything further from snowballing we are curtailing inappropriate comments, even if they are made in good faith and with helpful intent. We don't want to risk adding to anyone's worry or distress, or disseminating mis-information. We wish you all well; take good care of yourselves. In the meantime, please keep sharing your thoughts about what gives us joy in this increasingly strange world: ballet and dance. Thank you for your understanding. With best wishes, Sim Chair, BalletcoForum Committee
  10. Hi all. In these extraordinary times, we mods understand that everyone is worried about the current world health pandemic. As is always the case with social media, any big news gives rise to rumour, speculation and mis-information. For this reason, we are asking that, going forward, any discussion of the Covid-19 virus be limited to its effect on cultural closures. Please don't discuss the medical or political aspects of this problem. We have already had a couple of posts reported, and in order to stem anything further from snowballing we are curtailing inappropriate comments, even if they are made in good faith and with helpful intent. We don't want to risk adding to anyone's worry or distress, or disseminating mis-information. We wish you all well; take good care of yourselves. In the meantime, please keep sharing your thoughts about what gives us joy in this increasingly strange world: ballet and dance. Thank you for your understanding. With best wishes, Sim Chair, BalletcoForum Committee
  11. Yes, but that is very different from what this sentence pertains to, which is being banned by the US!
  12. If the ROH were to close I would of course feel very sorry for myself, but much more sorry for all the dancers and staff who have worked so hard to prepare for Swan Lake. I would feel especially sorry if those waiting to make their debuts were not able to and thus have to wait another year or two to do so....that would be soooo disappointing for them (and for us).
  13. The US is banning flights from the Schengen countries because of their open borders. The UK and Ireland are therefore exempt from the travel ban.
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