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  1. Hello, First time posting! My daughter is auditioning for part time programmes- she has been accepted at Edinburgh Festival Ballet and SMB. The Scottish Ballet auditions have been moved to July. I have no experience of any of these programmes (she did an associate programme with another company we shall not talk about and didn’t particularly enjoy it). She (we) will need to make a decision about EFB and SMB before she’s even had the SB audition now- does anyone have any experience/knowledge of these programmes??? I’ve heard SB classes can be large? EFB have a maximum of 20
  2. The Scottish Ballet's zoom classes are now available to book. https://www.scottishballet.co.uk/classes
  3. Don't miss this. It's really charming, really well put together and no spare fat on it at an hour's running time. The little boy with the football is brilliant. Available till midnight on Christmas Eve.
  4. The Scottish Ballet has a new film out this December. Free online (donation requested) This Christmas, Scottish Ballet will bring the magic of the theatre right into your home. In a deserted city, a young boy stumbles into a theatre. He wanders through the auditorium, where rows of velvet chairs, draping curtains and chandeliers seem to lie in lonely wait for audiences to return. The theatre may be empty, but the show will go on... Starring characters from our most popular festive ballets, the worlds of the Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy collide when the theatre bu
  5. This is My Body..., the Scottish Ballet program that opened last night at The Joyce Theater, was super intense!
  6. I see uniformly excellent reviews of this production at the Edinburgh Festival on the Links pages: has anyone actually been to see it?
  7. Hello Has anyone’s child applied for both Scottish Ballet Associate Programme and Ballet West Glasgow Associate Programme? For some year groups there is a clash of audition day/time and so I’m wondering what people are doing in that situation. Please can people PM me (but maybe reply first so others know there might be info/guidance to share?) as I’ve read that it’s best not to discuss in a thread. Thank you 😊
  8. Hi, I’m new to all this. My nine year old has been dancing since she was three and currently does three classes a week and loves it. She has a great build for ballet, small, slim and an incredibly strong core. She has done a couple of Scottish Ballet workshops which she loved and shown an interest in the Scottish Ballet Junior associate programme. However she is very nervous that she will be out of her depth and the others will be far ahead of her at the audition. She is currently studying RAD 2. Can anyone advise on what the auditions are like,
  9. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Sorry this is just a quick "OMG it was brilliant!" ...but it was. "Ceci est mon corps" made you grit your teeth to begin with but then really took hold. The all male cast was incredible. If violence can be beautiful, then this was. "Energence" was stunning. On all levels. Amazing. And the company itself is so good - to be praised to the very heights! try and grab a ticket if you can...
  14. Does anybody who auditioned for the Scottish Ballet Mids and Seniors have their letter yet? Due to be out this week and my daughter is on tenterhooks! Also do they give any feedback at all? Fingers crossed for you all
  15. I saw the opening night performance of the new Swan Lake last night at the Liverpool Empire. I didn't like it one bit it was all too minimalist and grey not helped by drab costumes, wishy washy lighting and a very loud orchestra! The dance was so so but the first Act had some very messy choreography and I could not see any acting going on, so had I not read the synopsis I would have been clueless as to what this version was attempting to convey. Never have I wished a Swan Lake to be over before. Trying to find a positive the best bit was Act 4 and there were some good big lifts througho
  16. Hi Everyone, I'm new to this forum and also to the world of ballet, so apologies if my questions are naïve! My DD is interested in auditioning for the Scottish Ballet Associates scheme - she would be going for Mid Associates. I was just wondering if all Mid applicants are invited to audition, as they are for the juniors, or if they only invite those they would like to see more of? This also leads to the question of how important is the quality of the photos they have asked for. The form asks for one headshot and one full length "in ballet uniform, facing forward with feet in parallel pos
  17. Delighted to see such a positive reception to the "new" Hampson Cinderella in today's Links. If anyone's going to see it, do report back.
  18. Scottish Ballet also start a brief run of their new A Streetcar Named Desire at Sadler's Wells tonight, so please use this thread for discussion. BTW, does anyone know the running time? The SW website is unhelpful in that respect.
  19. Had hoped that somebody would post up on this 'cos its a terrific show.... I went up for the premiere a couple of weekends ago and had a great time - it's a version that concentrates on Clara and the children and has no odd physiological detailing or, to my mind, strange story twists. Just great dancing in fluid choreography (by founding artistic director Peter Darrell) and glorious costumes by Lez Brotherston whose brief was to re-imagine the originals by Philip Prowse. It's proved a good move and the ending is the best of any Nutcracker I've seen - but won't spoil for you.
  20. Scottish Ballet presents Peter Darrell’s THE NUTCRACKER 13 December 2014 – 3 January 2015, Festival Theatre EDINBURGH 7 – 10 January 2015, Theatre Royal GLASGOW 14 – 17 January 2015, His Majesty’s Theatre, ABERDEEN 21 – 24 January 2015, Eden Court INVERNESS 11 – 14 February 2015, Theatre Royal NEWCASTLE Choreography: Peter Darrell CBE Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Design: Lez Brotherston Lovingly recreated for audiences across Scotland and beyond, this winter Scottish Ballet proudly presents Peter Darrell’s The Nutcracker, touring Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness a
  21. Scottish Ballet brings Krzysztof Pastor's dramatic tale of love and loss back to life ROMEO & JULIET Glasgow / Aberdeen / Inverness / London / Edinburgh 19 April – 24 May 2014 Choreography: Krzysztof Pastor / Music: Sergei Prokofiev / Dramaturgy: Willem Bruls / Design: Tatyana van Walsum This Spring, Scottish Ballet will return to the stage with the world’s most famous tale of love and loss in a powerful and vivid reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s tragic story of star-crossed lovers, Romeo & Juliet. This exhilarating production, which was created for Scottish Bal
  22. Scottish Ballet's new production of Hansel and Gretel opens in Glasgow on 10th December 2013. I have started this thread so that people can record their thoughts on performances. In the meantime the company has issued some video links to whet our appetities! To see a special Halloween make up tutorial inspired by our Witch and created by MAC Senior Make Up Artist Caroline Donnelly visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy1Xqo6py-U Hansel & Gretel has been created with the input of the people of Scotland. To watch a short feature on this outreach project, Hansel & Gretel
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