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  1. Thread for all the mixed-company MacMillan celebrations at the Royal Opera House this autumn. It kicks off tonight with Birmingham Royal Ballet in Concerto, Scottish Ballet in Le Baiser de la fée (or The Fairy's Kiss, if you prefer) and a mixed-company performance of Elite Syncopations, if I'm not mistaken. And to start us off, here's a link back to David's notes on Le Baiser de la fée
  2. Apparently the RB's season starts tonight, and I hadn't even registered Thoughts and other feedback here, please.
  3. If anyone needs a Sylvia ticket the loose seats have been released I got my favourite seat x2👍
  4. I see on the ROH website at the bottom of the page where the seasons are they have the 2017/18 season there. Obviously nothing in it yet but does anyone have any idea when it will be announced? I know it's usually the beginning of April but I thought as the outline was already there it may mean it's a bit early this year.
  5. Virtually nothing left for Macmillan triple bill on 18/19 October.Even Orchestra Stalls completely sold out for 19th.
  6. My little girl has just been accepted into The Royal Ballet as a junior associate. Am awaiting further info but just wondered if anyone knows how it all works? Do they get invited back after each term or are they there for the duration of they are happy etc? Also anyone know what date term starts in Sept? Or where you get the uniform?? So many questions... hope someone can help!
  7. I have one free e-ticket to Zenaida's talk in the Clore Studio, ROH tonight, which starts at 7.15 pm. It is a side seat, to the left, 2nd row. The ticket is free of charge and can be emailed. Kind regards Allison
  8. So, I am 23 and will only be starting. When I complete my training I will be at least 30. So until when can one join the Royal Ballet and also up to which age can one stay in the Royal Ballet? There must be a way to enter later?
  9. Was surprised to see most of the casting is on the ROH website for Summer, can't see it anywhere here yet, sorry I can't copy but can remember M and A casting as: Yanovsky/Bolle Ferri/Bonelli Osipova/TBC Lots to think about!
  10. Foteini Christofilopoulou was at the dress rehearsal of the opening night cast (opens on 28th April). Here are a few photos: Francesca Hayward, Edward Watson © Foteini Christofilopoulou. Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr Sarah Lamb, Zenaida Yanowsky © Foteini Christofilopoulou. Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr Edward Watson, Natalia Osipova © Foteini Christofilopoulou. Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr See more... Set from DanceTabs - RB: Mayerling Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr By kind permission of the Royal Opera House
  11. Well, today's matinee certainly worked for me. This is the second time I've seen it and I found a lot more to enjoy and think it is a fantastic piece. However, the third act could do with some fine tuning - it lacks any dramatic narrative or cohesion which means the ballet ends on a downer rather than the reflective mood which I think they are aiming at. Act 1 belonged to Matthew Ball. I was blown away by the expressive warmth of his movements, as were my neighbours. I am not so sure about Hirano in this piece but perhaps it was just that Ball was so drop-dead fantastic. Naghdi also absolutely in a class of her own. This was evident even though I didn't realise it was her at first. This is a difficulty with Woolf Works - it really is hard to sort out who is dancing. Act 2 was Campbell's moment and indeed all the cast were fabulous. However, I couldn't help remembering Osipova and Macrae in this piece who again were at another level. All in all a fabulous afternoon with the exception of the ROH cloakroom arrangements which are now beyond parody.
  12. http://www.roh.org.uk/news/watch-rehearsals-for-the-royal-ballets-symphonic-dances (from around 15 minutes in)
  13. We have had the casting discussions elsewhere, but the performances start today so all views to be posted here, please. Do let us know what you think!
  14. Was at the rehearsal on Tuesday evening, with the opening night cast, of Liam Scarlett's world premiere of 'Frankenstein', based on the Mary Shelley gothic classic. Here are a few photos: Federico Bonelli © Dave Morgan. Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr Federico Bonelli, Laura Morera © Dave Morgan. Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr Steven McRae, Federico Bonelli © Dave Morgan. Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr See more... Set from DanceTabs: RB - Frankenstein Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr By kind permission of the Royal Opera House
  15. Foteini Christofilopoulou was at the rehearsal for the Royal Ballet's 'The Sleeping Beauty', which opens at ROH on the 21st Dec. The photo call was of Sarah Lamb and Vadim Muntagirov in the Act 3 grand pdd. The performances opened now (from 21st Dec) Vadim Muntagirov, Sarah Lamb © Foteini Christofilopoulou. Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr Vadim Muntagirov, Sarah Lamb © Foteini Christofilopoulou. Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr See more... Set from DanceTabs: RB - The Sleeping Beauty (Act 3 gpdd) Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr By kind permission of the Royal Opera House
  16. As part of a series "Philip Glass at 80," the Barbican's 2015-17 Programme includes 3 performances of his dance/opera Les Enfants Terribles to be presented by the Royal Ballet, with choreography by Xavier De Frutos. The dates are 27/28/29 January 2017. Some background to the piece, for four singers and three pianos, based on a Cocteau novel and originally choreographed by Susan Marshall, can be found here: http://www.philipglass.com/music/recordings/enfants_terribles.php Bonne chance!
  17. I didn't realise that we hadn't got an overarching thread for next season's cinema broadcasts, so I'll start this one off with a quote from Duck's posts in the thread on next year's French season:
  18. In celebration of Peter Wright's 90th birthday, The Royal Ballet present his 'Nutcracker' for the festive season (opening late November and running through to mid January). I was at one of the dress rehearsals, featuring the debut of Francesca Hayward, as SPF. Here are a few photos: Anna Rose O'Sullivan © Dave Morgan. Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr Yasmine Naghdi © Dave Morgan. Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr Francesca Hayward © Dave Morgan. Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr See more... Set from DanceTabs: RB - Nutcracker 2016 Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr By kind permission of the Royal Opera House
  19. Apologies if this has been posted before - couldn't see it anywhere. Below is a cut and paste from the ROH news: (http://www.roh.org.uk/news/bbc-to-broadcast-behind-the-scenes-nutcracker-documentary-during-christmas-2016) BBC Two will broadcast a special 90-minute documentary following the process of staging The Royal Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker on Christmas Day 2016 at 4pm. The Company allowed the BBC access behind-the-scenes to follow preparations of Peter Wright’s classic ballet, which has returned to Covent Garden to delight audiences once again this Season. The documentary focuses on the debuts of many young dancers from the Royal Ballet School who make up a troupe of toy soldiers, as well as dancers recently promoted to the Company’s highest rank of Principal, including those preparing to dance the iconic role of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The part, performed by some of the Company’s most famous former Principals, Margot Fonteyn and Darcey Bussell, is one of the most technically challenging roles in the repertory. The documentary filmmakers followed The Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet School closely for three months, capturing a wonderful glimpse into the classic production. Broadcast details will be released shortly. Follow our Twitter account and check this page for updates. The Royal Opera House and the BBC are partners.
  20. I have just realised that there is a performance of Anastasia on the saturday evening that I'm going to be in London in November - it's with Cuthbertson, Lamb and Macrae. They have some really good tickets still available and if I were on my own I'd have gone like a shot, but I'm going to be with my husband who is not a ballet buff. The last time I saw it was with Lynn Seymour (yes that long ago) and I can't decide what to do. I'd be grateful for some opinions on it - has anyone seen it lately or remembers it better than I do??????
  21. Although from 2010, I am posting this as a new topic, following some discussion within the McGregor mixed bill thread. Here is a clip of Kim Brandstrup talking about his intentions in creating this work, with glimpses of Leanne Benjamin and Edward Watson in rehearsal: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zw9MZceVa1E I thought that this work had been created on Benjamin and Watson, but would be interested to know if Brandstrup originally made this on other dancers, as he did in part with Ceremony of Innocence before it was staged at the ROH.
  22. I was just wondering why this doesn't seem to be booking terribly well when compared with Anastasia and the Triple Bill. I know there are a lot of performances but even the ones with Osipova still have a lot of seats left. It will be my first time for this particular ballet so I was interested in people's thoughts.
  23. Booking for the Winter season at the Royal Opera House opens to the general public tomorrow - I grabbed my tickets this morning thanks to student booking. Booked The Sleeping Beauty, Woolf Works, and a mixed bill with a Wheeldon piece in. Must say I'm most looking forward to Woolf Works; though I heard mixed reviews when it premiered it's a concept I'm really interested in. I'm sure everyone else is probably a Friend and got their tickets much earlier, but I thought I'd remind everyone just in case! What's everyone else most looking forward to? http://www.roh.org.uk/seasons/2016-17/winter
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