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  1. Northern Ballet is in Bradford from 05-07 October with their mixed programme "A Celebration of Sir Kenneth MacMillan" comprising Concerto, Las Hermanas and Gloria. Please use this thread to record your thoughts on the performances. Here is a short film released by the Company:
  2. 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
  3. [A general thread for any feedback on the range of Kenneth MacMillan insight events being put on by the ROH in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of his death] And even more heart warming to see the tiny excerpt from House of Birds with Gable and Wells! But the whole programme excellent
  4. Have we, as yet, got much in the way of actual casting for the mixed MacMillan celebrations? I for one would appreciate knowing if, for example, there are two different casts for Concerto/Baiser over the next couple of nights (and if so, which they are, in case I needed to choose!) Someone posted the ENB Song of the Earth casting somewhere else, that I know, but I'm not aware of anything else.
  5. [I've redesignated this as a general ROH MacMillan celebrations thread - for any snippets of information you don't really feel require a new thread, but need a home - Alison] [Sarah Lamb talks MacMillan on the BBC] The RB's Sarah Lamb was interviewed yesterday about Kenneth MacMillan on BBC Radio3's Free Thinking programme. Now on iPlayer and it starts at 32:44 mins in.
  6. Tamara Rojo and Lady Deborah MacMillan In Conversation, live from St Martins Lane On Monday 25 September at 5pm English National Ballet will live stream Tamara Rojo and Deborah MacMillan In Conversation, via Facebook Live, from St Martins Lane. Hosted by writer and broadcaster Sarah Crompton, Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, and Deborah MacMillan will discuss one of the Kenneth MacMillan’s masterworks, Song of the Earth. This In Conversation event comes ahead of English National Ballet’s autumn tour which will see Song of the Earth perf
  8. The Khan Giselle casting for all venues is now on the ENB website: https://www.ballet.org.uk/production/akram-khan-giselle/#cast-section Just discovered the link doesn't take you straight to the casting page. You have to click on 'see casting for all dates' I've now pasted the casting below: Liverpool Empire, Wed 25 October 2017, 7.30pm Tamara Rojo Giselle James Streeter Albrecht Liverpool Empire, Sat 28 October 2017, 7.30pm Tamara Rojo Giselle James Streeter Albrecht Liverpool Empire, Sat 28 Oct
  9. Scottish Ballet had a livestream of a rehearsal of The Fairy's Kiss earlier today. It is still available to view on the Company's Facebook page: The Company will be doing an official World Ballet Day live stream on Thursday 5 Oct via The Royal Ballet’s Facebook profile (The Rite of Spring rehearsal). Exact times TBC. Additionally another Facebook live directly from Scottish Ballet’s profile of warm-up class on stage will take place at approximately 12:15pm on Thursday 5 Oct
  10. I am surprised that Scottish Ballet’s revival of MacMillan’s “Le Baiser de la fée”, based on Han Christian Andersen’s 1861 fairy tale - “The Ice Maiden”, has not raised more excitement amongst Forum members and, since it’s a quiet time I’m being cheeky and uploading some extracts from my own notes, gleaned from many sources in an attempt to whip up interest! It was in April 1960 that Kenneth MacMillan made his first attempt, choreographing his own version for The Royal Ballet with Svetlana Beriosova as the Fairy, Donald MacLeary as the young man and his own Muse, Lynn Seymour as t
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