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  1. "Three iconic stories and three bold works on and by women. Broken Wings Iconic painter Frida Kahlo is the heroine of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Broken Wings, a colourful ballet full of warmth and passion. Based on Kahlo’s life and art, it is “a marvellous image of creativity and power” (The Independent). Nora Stina Quagebeur, First Artist of the Company, choreographs her first work for the main stage. Nora is inspired by the lead character in Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House, a woman on the path to independence. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) Pina Bausch’s unforgettable production features 13 male and 13 female dancers on a stage covered in soil. Dancing the selection and sacrifice of a terrified victim, it is as gut-wrenching and galvanising as Stravinsky’s score, performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. Le Sacre du printemps returns following sold out performances in 2017". Out of interest I emailed ENB to ask if Francesca Velicu will be reprising her award-winning role as the Chosen One in Le Sacre du printemps, and if so on what dates. I had a very speedy reply, albeit of limited assistance, since historically it seems the way it works with the Pina Bausch Foundation is that the role of the Chosen One is never announced in advance, and is decided upon shortly before curtain-up; whilst it is hoped that Francesca Velicu will repeat her role they cannot be specific about which dates she will appear. I suppose there is some sort of dramatic logic in having the dancer playing the sacrificial "Chosen One" chosen herself, at short notice, in this way! But it does not help booking choices for anyone wanting to see a particular dancer...
  2. According to the Daily Telegraph article provided in today's Links http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/bbc/12009837/Male-ballet-dancers-are-now-centre-stage-says-Darcey-Bussell.html, "The programme [Darcey's Ballet Heroes] is intended to be broadcast at the end of the BBC's Year of Song and Dance, and will be joined by documentaries about Nureyev, Acosta, and Pina Bausch." Can't say I'd been particularly aware of the "Year of Song and Dance", but there you are.
  3. Foteini Christofilopoulou was at the dress rehearsal at Sadlers Wells, for Auf dem Gebirge hat man ein Geschrei gehört by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Here are a few photos: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch © Foteini Christofilopoulou. Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch © Foteini Christofilopoulou. Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr See more... Set from DanceTabs: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Auf dem Gebirge hat man ein Geschrei gehört Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr
  4. The dance performances for the EIF 2014 are listed at http://www.eif.co.uk/dance Includes Pina Bausch, and a new work from Mark Baldwin. This features dancers from the Royal Ballet and Rambert with music performed live by Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
  5. This afternoon at 4 pm, Deborah Bull presents a half-hour programme on Pina Bausch: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jgglg Presumably available on iPlayer after the event.
  6. http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/series.asp?id=1106&utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CCCIN170412A&utm_content=Cinema_170412&spMailingID=39079175&spUserID=NDc3MDc2OTQ2MAS2&spJobID=139807494&spReportId=MTM5ODA3NDk0S0
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