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  1. I wish they wouldn’t keep putting ballet on at such uncivilised hours! 🤦🏻‍♀️
  2. This is by the same chap who did the Uptown Funk video. Six minutes of pure joy! https://1funny.com/movie-stars-dancing-to-im-so-excited/?fbclid=IwAR2BmqbS12sRuVb_LBHuO-DokumygPYLBOpQjM7vvd2TxkBf3_L1_i0TNuQ
  3. MARIA BY CALLAS Last night I watched 'Maria by Callas' on BBC iPlayer. I am a bit late to the party as it was made three years ago, but for some reason it slipped under my radar. Anyway...the long wait was well worth it. I thought this was a truly excellent documentary. There was no narration: it was all Maria's words (either her speaking or Joyce DiDonato beautifully reading Maria's letters and diary), with just one or two others. She comes across quite differently from the absolute diva she is often portrayed as. She was, as many great artists are, vulnerable, shy and inse
  4. This was so excruciatingly bad that I would never sit through it again, 'reversioned' or not!!
  5. Dear Members (and, as always, lurkers!), Well…what a strange, unprecedented and very sad year it has been. I don’t, however, want to dwell on the bad things. What I DO want to do is look at the positives. So…here are some reasons to be cheerful: Although there has been almost no live ballet anywhere in the world since March, thanks to the initiatives of companies worldwide we have been able to see performances that we probably would never have seen in normal times. We have been able to share everyday life with our favourite dancers thanks to various social
  6. Dear Members (and, as always, lurkers!), Well…what a strange, unprecedented and very sad year it has been. I don’t, however, want to dwell on the bad things. What I DO want to do is look at the positives. So…here are some reasons to be cheerful: Although there has been almost no live ballet anywhere in the world since March, thanks to the initiatives of companies worldwide we have been able to see performances that we probably would never have seen in normal times. We have been able to share everyday life with our favourite dancers thanks to various social
  7. Dear Members (and, as always, lurkers!), Well…what a strange, unprecedented and very sad year it has been. I don’t, however, want to dwell on the bad things. What I DO want to do is look at the positives. So…here are some reasons to be cheerful: Although there has been almost no live ballet anywhere in the world since March, thanks to the initiatives of companies worldwide we have been able to see performances that we probably would never have seen in normal times. We have been able to share everyday life with our favourite dancers thanks to various social
  8. Dear Members (and, as always, lurkers!), Well…what a strange, unprecedented and very sad year it has been. I don’t, however, want to dwell on the bad things. What I DO want to do is look at the positives. So…here are some reasons to be cheerful: Although there has been almost no live ballet anywhere in the world since March, thanks to the initiatives of companies worldwide we have been able to see performances that we probably would never have seen in normal times. We have been able to share everyday life with our favourite dancers thanks to various social
  9. I can’t decide which of those two videos is the more disturbing! 😂 Thanks Trog!
  10. She is now with ENB so perhaps it was a farewell celebration? Depending on when it was filmed!
  11. The RB kept the Mirlitons but got rid of the Spanish and Arabian dances. They also kept the Waltz of the Flowers but altered the choreography so there was no contact between the men and women. It worked very well.
  12. What a wonderful podcast. I could have listened to them for hours! So interesting to hear Gary discuss his approach to roles, his special partnership with Darcey Bussell, his influences, how he felt when he realised it was Her Majesty herself who was going to present him with his MBE, etc etc. Please may we have a part 2, TTP!!
  13. Well it won’t be happening for people who are alone, lonely and isolated. There are many people who won’t be getting all these positives this year. I am lucky because I am not one of them, but I do know many who are. It’s them I will be thinking of on the 25th. Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it, and in whatever way possible.
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