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  1. Hope this new thread is welcome... though starting with sad news: According to her Facebook account, Polina Semionova will leave Berlin State Ballet after this season - no idea so far where she's going. "Dear friends, I would like to announce that the 2011/12 season will be my last season at the Staatsballett Berlin. Sincerely, Polina"
  2. I had intended to get this up straightaway once the new anti-coronavirus measures were announced, but life has got in the way. Thank you to everyone else who has posted relevant material in the meantime. We knew it was inevitable that more stringent measures would have to be taken, so with no live theatre, concerts, plays, and dance for the foreseeable future, what can we do, arts-wise, to help us pass the next few months? We already have a thread going on online streaming in the opera and classical music world here:
  3. Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere but I got this email from Trafalgar Studios with details of new cinema cultural events. Some of them are plays and Metropolitan Opera season but there is the 2021/22 Bolshoi ballet season as well. https://outlook.live.com/mail/0/inbox/id/AQMkADAwATYwMAItZGQAMzQtOTFjMC0wMAItMDAKAEYAAAO%2FXQFqTsSFTrjvHgqOeEmSBwCPA1%2Fr9w2lRZyeVAuTnF7CAAACAQwAAAB4WvjRaiXXTIQShAX9COQgAAP%2FRTZNAAAA If this doesn't work (it is linked to my email) this is the Bolshoi link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FhxDwQIygZV9rHUGy69T83cS02Yn8NH-/view Spartacus Nov 7 2021 Nutcracker Dec 19 2021 Jewels Jan 23 2022 Swan lake Mar 6 2022 Pharaoh's daughter. May 1 2022
  4. If you are in need of a Sylvia fix, there is a free streaming of this production today 7.00 pm Vienna time. Available for 24 hours. However you need to register and set up a login and password. Then purchase a free ticket. A little bit fiddly but worth it. https://www.culturall.com/ticket/ists/performance_schedule.mc?view=month&year=2020&type=month_menu&process_mode=normal A big day with Mayerling as well. Might be a bit of a juggling act.
  5. When ENB issued their press release the other week I meant to point out that their BalletActive classes are now available online (paid-for). I'm considering trying them out over the Christmas break, as I have a long patch with no lessons coming up.
  6. And the official press release: 04 November 2020 ENB at Home English National Ballet launches on-demand video platform featuring Ballet on Demand and BalletActive English National Ballet’s dedicated on-demand video platform, ENB at Home, launches today, giving audiences further access to a wide range of exciting ballet content from the stage and beyond, from the comfort of their homes. ENB at Home offers two services, Ballet on Demand which features world class ballet productions available to rent for 72hr periods; and BalletActive,which offers a variety of ballet-based classes, available by subscription. In November and December, Ballet on Demand will play host to the world premieres of five pieces created for English National Ballet’s new digital season. Filmmaker Amy Becker-Burnett has worked with choreographer Arielle Smith to create the energetic, old movie musical inspired, Jolly Folly; Shaun James Grant has collaborated with Stina Quagebeur on Take Five Blues, a response to Bach’s Vivace and Paul Desmond’s jazz standard, Take Five; Michael Nunn and William Trevitt have teamed up with Russell Maliphant on a mesmerising piece which uses light as an integral partner; and Thomas James has worked on the creation of two films, Laid in Earth which sees a ‘torn apart’ quartet from choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Senseless Kindness choreographed by Yuri Possokhov and based on Vasily Grossman’s great novel, Life and Fate. English National Ballet’s Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo CBE, said: “Amongst the challenges of 2020, we have been able to find opportunity for creation and collaboration. It’s been fascinating to see these filmmakers and choreographers work together, sharing their talent and blending their artistry, in the creation of five very diverse and beautiful films.” Available now on Ballet on Demand are Akram Khan’s award-winning Giselle and the epic pirate adventure Le Corsaire, both of which were recorded specifically for screen, as well as selections from the Company’s archives including Akram Khan’s poignant reflection on the First World War, Dust and one of the jewels of Romantic ballet, La Sylphide. Additional titles will be announced soon. Building on the popular series of classes which ENB made available online during lockdown BalletActive continues to give people the opportunity to actively engage with ballet-based exercise from home with a monthly or annual subscription-based class programme. A wide variety of classes appealing to a range of levels will feature, including technique masterclasses from members of ENB’s own Artistic team, Renato Paroni de Castro and Mayumi Ganley; professional level classes from Artistic Director Tamara Rojo; yoga sessions to complement ballet practice; exercises designed especially for small spaces, contemporary dance for beginners and much more. The first series of classes will be released today with further classes added over the coming months. With the Government’s announcement that England is to enter a second lockdown, English National Ballet’s return to the stage has been postponed. The five pieces that feature in the digital season had been adapted for live on-stage performances for socially distanced audiences at Sadler’s Wells, London, later this month. Sadly, these shows, Reunion: An Evening with English National Ballet, are not able to go ahead. -ENDS- English National Ballet is a National Portfolio Organisation supported by Arts Council England. NatWest is Principal Partner of English National Ballet. Sarah and Dominic Murphy are Lead Supporters of the Short Digital Commissions. Charles Holloway is Principal Supporter of Take Five Blues by Stina Quagebeur. #HereForCulture Notes to Editors ENB at Home : Ballet on Demand 72hr rentals from £4.99, no subscription required Stream to your favourite devices Premiere dates for the digital season and further archive titles to be announced soon https://ondemand.ballet.org.uk Ballet Active 7-day free trial then £9.99 a month, cancel anytime; or £99.99 for an annual plan Stream to your favourite devices https://active.ballet.org.uk About English National Ballet English National Ballet has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1950 as London Festival Ballet by the great English Dancers Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin, it has been at the forefront of ballet’s growth and evolution ever since. English National Ballet brings world class ballet to the widest possible audience through performances across the UK and on eminent international stages including The Bolshoi Theatre and Palais Garnier; its distinguished orchestra, English National Ballet Philharmonic; and being a UK leader in creative learning and engagement practice, building innovative partnerships to deliver flagship programmes such as English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s. Under the artistic directorship of Tamara Rojo CBE, English National Ballet has introduced ground-breaking new works to the Company’s repertoire whilst continuing to honour the tradition of great classical ballet, gaining acclaim for artistic excellence and creativity. 2019 saw English National Ballet enter a new chapter in its history with a move into a purpose-built state-of-the-art home in East London which brings a renewed commitment to, and freedom for, creativity, ambition, and connection to more people, near and far, than ever before. www.ballet.org.uk About Arts Council England Arts Council England is the national development body for arts and culture across England, working to enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to visual art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2018 and 2022, we will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. www.artscouncil.org.uk
  7. E-mail from ENB - not going to cut/paste the whole thing as takes up far too much space but you get the idea.... Mods...I couldn't find this anywhere else but please move if appropriate ENB at Home: Ballet on Demand and BalletActive Classic titles available to rent and view on demand + online dance and fitness class subscriptions Throughout 2020, we have connected with hundreds of thousands of dance lovers all over the world via our ENB at Home programme of online classes and ballet streams. We are thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new ENB at Home online platform, which will allow us to engage further with our global community and reach new ballet fans everywhere. With Ballet on Demand, you can now rent some of our best-loved titles, including Akram Khan's Giselle, La Sylphide, Dust, and Le Corsaire, and watch them from home! (Rent for three days from £4.99 – no subscription needed ) Ballet on Demand will also host our digital season of short films commissioned specifically for the camera, with choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Russell Maliphant, Yuri Possokhov, Stina Quagebeur and Arielle Smith. These unique dance-film collaborations are unlike anything we've previously done and will premiere throughout November and December. BalletActive takes our online classes to an entirely new level! Subscribe today to take ballet, contemporary and yoga classes with an exciting team of instructors, including Company ballet masters and mistresses. Designed for at-home participation, this is a fitness subscription you'll look forward to using!
  8. English National Ballet launch new apps for ENB at Home content English National Ballet has launched brand-new apps to enhance how audiences can enjoy the Company’s digital content from their online platform ENB at Home. English National Ballet’s dedicated on-demand video platform, ENB at Home, gives audiences further access to a wide range of exciting ballet content from the stage and beyond, from the comfort of their homes and these apps now makes this content available across mobile, tablet and TV devices. Daniel Alicandro, Head of Digital at English National Ballet, said: “We are very excited to be bringing another element to our online offering through these apps. The ENB at Home apps makes the online content we have available even more accessible and flexible for people to enjoy. Whether it be keeping fit or to watch a production, people will now be able to take part and watch wherever and however they like.” ENB at Home offers two services, Ballet on Demand which features world class ballet productions such as Swan Lake and Akram Khan’s Giselle available to rent at home for 72hr periods; and BalletActive, which hosts a wide variety of ballet-based classes and fitness content led by ENB dancers and staff, available by subscription. The launch of the apps means that as well as streaming over 120 ballet-based classes and fitness content available on BalletActive, subscribers can now save the classes to their own personal list and download to watch offline. Users will also be able to download productions and documentaries from Ballet On Demand and stream to their TVs or watch on tablets or phones. The apps are now available on both iOS and Android devices and BalletActive is available to try on a 7-day free trial. -ENDS- English National Ballet is a National Portfolio Organisation supported by Arts Council England. English National Ballet is grateful for the generous grant it has been awarded through the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, which allows it to continue to create, perform and serve its audiences. NatWest is Principal Partner of English National Ballet. Notes to Editors Listings ENB at Home app Available on Android and iOS devices Ballet on Demand rentals from £3.49, BalletActive free 7-day trial and £9.99 a month after About English National Ballet English National Ballet has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1950 as London Festival Ballet by the great English Dancers Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin, it has been at the forefront of ballet’s growth and evolution ever since. English National Ballet brings world class ballet to the widest possible audience through live performances across the UK and on eminent international stages including The Bolshoi Theatre and Palais Garnier; its digital platforms Ballet on Demand and BalletActive; its distinguished orchestra, English National Ballet Philharmonic; and being a UK leader in creative learning and engagement practice, building innovative partnerships to deliver flagship programmes such as English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s. Under the artistic directorship of Tamara Rojo CBE, English National Ballet has introduced ground-breaking new works to the Company’s repertoire whilst continuing to honour the tradition of great classical ballet, gaining acclaim for artistic excellence and creativity. 2019 saw English National Ballet enter a new chapter in its history with a move into a purpose-built state-of-the-art home in East London which brings a renewed commitment to, and freedom for, creativity, ambition, and connection to more people, near and far, than ever before. www.ballet.org.uk About Arts Council England Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. We have set out our strategic vision in Let’s Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high quality cultural experiences. We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision. www.artscouncil.org.uk Following the Covid-19 crisis, the Arts Council developed a £160 million Emergency Response Package, with nearly 90% coming from the National Lottery, for organisations and individuals needing support. We are also one of several bodies administering the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund and unprecedented support package of £1.57 billion for the culture and heritage sector. Find out more at www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19
  9. English National Ballet to release Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon on Ballet on Demand English National Ballet presents Kenneth MacMillan’s romantic tragedy Manon to online audiences via the Company’s Ballet on Demand streaming service. A full-length recording of the ballet will be available to rent for £7.99 from 10am on Monday 01 March 2021. Known for its expressive choreography and dramatic storyline, Manon features some of the most demanding roles in ballet. The story follows the young and naïve Manon who is torn between two lives: privilege and opulence with the wealthy Monsieur GM, or innocent love with the penniless student Des Grieux. Aristocrats and beggars, courtesans and harlots fill the stage as the audience are taken from a gambling den in 18th-century Paris to a desolate Louisiana swamp in one of British ballets most dramatic stories. Recorded at the Manchester Opera House in 2018 for the Company’s archive, this performance sees Alina Cojocaru in the title role alongside Joseph Caley as Des Grieux and features Jules Massenet’s haunting music performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic. Manon is the latest full-length production English National Ballet has made available to online audiences worldwide through Ballet on Demand. Other titles available to rent now include Derek Deane’s Swan Lake, Akram Khan’s award-winning Giselle, the epic pirate adventure Le Corsaire and the Company’s first ever digital season, a series of five original dance films. Ballet on Demand is part of ENB at Home, English National Ballet’s dedicated video-on-demand platform which gives audiences access to a wide range of ballet content from the stage and beyond, from the comfort of their homes. Launched in November 2020, the platform also features BalletActive, a library of online ballet-based classes from the professionals at English National Ballet, available by subscription. Watch the trailer for Manon: English National Ballet is a National Portfolio Organisation supported by Arts Council England. English National Ballet is grateful for the generous grant it has been awarded through the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, which allows it to continue to create, perform and serve its audiences. NatWest is Principal Partner of English National Ballet. Listings: Manon Ballet on Demand £7.99 for 72hr rental, no subscription required Stream to your favourite devices https://ondemand.ballet.org.uk Notes to Editors About English National Ballet English National Ballet has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1950 as London Festival Ballet by the great English Dancers Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin, it has been at the forefront of ballet’s growth and evolution ever since. English National Ballet brings world class ballet to the widest possible audience through performances across the UK and on eminent international stages including The Bolshoi Theatre and Palais Garnier; its distinguished orchestra, English National Ballet Philharmonic; and being a UK leader in creative learning and engagement practice, building innovative partnerships to deliver flagship programmes such as English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s. Under the artistic directorship of Tamara Rojo CBE, English National Ballet has introduced ground-breaking new works to the Company’s repertoire whilst continuing to honour the tradition of great classical ballet, gaining acclaim for artistic excellence and creativity. 2019 saw English National Ballet enter a new chapter in its history with a move into a purpose-built state-of-the-art home in East London which brings a renewed commitment to, and freedom for, creativity, ambition, and connection to more people, near and far, than ever before. www.ballet.org.uk About Arts Council England Arts Council England is the national development body for arts and culture across England, working to enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to visual art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2018 and 2022, we will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. www.artscouncil.org.uk
  10. English National Ballet release family favourite My First Ballet: Swan Lake on ENB at Home platform An hour-long specially adapted version of the world’s best-known ballet, My First Ballet: Swan Lake is now available English National Ballet’s ENB at Home platform. The production, created as part of English National Ballet’s My First Ballet series for children as young as three, features a narrator to help young viewers follow the story and provides the perfect introduction to the magic of ballet. Performed by students of English National Ballet School, the production was recorded for archive when it toured the UK in 2018 and features choreography by Antonio Castilla, English National Ballet’s Ballet Master and Repetiteur, and Dramaturgy by Lou Cope. This version follows the familiar story of Swan Lake but told from a different point of view. The lead role of Odette is performed by Chloe Keneally, who subsequently joined English National Ballet as an Artist in 2019. Alongside the production itself, there are a series of widget symbols and other resources which aim to make ballet more accessible for all ages and abilities. These resources are available to download for free alongside the production and are designed for use before, during or after the performance. Watch the trailer for My First Ballet: Swan Lake: Available to rent for 72 hours at £4.99 from ondemand.ballet.org.uk or the ENB at Home app on all iOS and Android devices. My First Ballet: Swan Lake is the latest production English National Ballet has made available to online audiences worldwide through Ballet on Demand. Other titles available to rent now include Derek Deane’s Swan Lake, Akram Khan’s award-winning Giselle, the epic pirate adventure Le Corsaire and the Company’s first ever digital season, a series of five original dance films. Ballet on Demand is part of ENB at Home, English National Ballet’s dedicated video-on-demand platform which gives audiences access to a wide range of ballet content from the stage and beyond, from the comfort of their homes. Launched in November 2020, the platform also features BalletActive, a library of online ballet-based classes from the professionals at English National Ballet, available by subscription. -ENDS- English National Ballet is a National Portfolio Organisation supported by Arts Council England. Notes to Editors My First Ballet: Swan Lake Ballet on Demand £4.99 for 72hr rental, no subscription required Stream to your favourite devices ondemand.ballet.org.uk or on the ENB at Home app on iOS and Android devices. About English National Ballet English National Ballet has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1950 as London Festival Ballet by the great English Dancers Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin, it has been at the forefront of ballet’s growth and evolution ever since. English National Ballet brings world class ballet to the widest possible audience through performances across the UK and on eminent international stages including The Bolshoi Theatre and Palais Garnier; its digital platforms Ballet on Demand and BalletActive; its distinguished orchestra, English National Ballet Philharmonic; and being a UK leader in creative learning and engagement practice, building innovative partnerships to deliver flagship programmes such as English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s. Under the artistic directorship of Tamara Rojo CBE, English National Ballet has introduced ground-breaking new works to the Company’s repertoire whilst continuing to honour the tradition of great classical ballet, gaining acclaim for artistic excellence and creativity. 2019 saw English National Ballet enter a new chapter in its history with a move into a purpose-built state-of-the-art home in East London, Mulryan Centre for Dance, which brings a renewed commitment to, and freedom for, creativity, ambition, and connection to more people, near and far, than ever before. www.ballet.org.uk
  11. 04 January 2021 English National Ballet’s BalletActive English National Ballet’s on-demand video platform hosts a wide variety of ballet-based online classes for all levels and abilities. Whether trying ballet for the first time, rediscovering a passion for dance, maintaining your ballet practice or just looking to build fitness at home, English National Ballet’s BalletActive has something for everyone. Building on the popular series of classes which ENB made available online during the UK’s first lockdown, BalletActive offers an even wider variety of classes from beginners to advanced level. The classes are especially designed for those participating at home and in smaller spaces, giving people the opportunity to actively engage with ballet-based exercise from home with a monthly or annual subscription.. The recently launched ‘Beginners Ballet’ series with English National Ballet dancer Sarah Kundi covers the basics of ballet, introducing first to fifth positions and starting at the barre. There are improver to advanced level Ballet Masterclasses run by the Company’s ballet master Renato Paroni de Castro and ballet mistress Mayumi Ganley, advanced level classes with ENB’s Artistic Director Tamara Rojo, Barre Fit classes, a contemporary series which explores the core fundamentals of contemporary dance, a beginners series for young people and much more. Also available on BalletActive is a range of yoga, meditation and strength and conditioning sessions available to complement ballet practice and help to build ballet strength. All classes on the BalletActive platform are pre-recorded, with new classes added periodically. New classes this month include seated workout classes for those with limited mobility, aimed to improve a range of motion, developing coordination and musicality, and a contemporary series with Alleyne Dance, a multi-disciplinary dance company based in London. An exciting Flamenco series with dancer and choreographer Jose Agudo is coming soon. Participants can give BalletActive a try by signing up for a 7-day free trial at https://active.ballet.org.uk. BalletActive is part of English National Ballet’s new digital platform ENB at Home which also includes the Company’s digital season of five new dance films created in collaboration between filmmakers and choreographers and Ballet On Demand which plays host to recordings of world class ballet productions from the Company’s archives which are available to rent for 72hr periods. -ENDS- English National Ballet is a National Portfolio Organisation supported by Arts Council England. English National Ballet is grateful for the generous grant it has been awarded through the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, which allows it to continue to create, perform and serve its audiences. NatWest is Principal Partner of English National Ballet. Notes to Editors Ballet Active 7-day free trial then £9.99 a month, cancel anytime; or £99.99 for an annual plan Stream to your favourite devices https://active.ballet.org.uk About English National Ballet English National Ballet has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1950 as London Festival Ballet by the great English Dancers Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin, it has been at the forefront of ballet’s growth and evolution ever since. English National Ballet brings world class ballet to the widest possible audience through performances across the UK and on eminent international stages including The Bolshoi Theatre and Palais Garnier; its distinguished orchestra, English National Ballet Philharmonic; and being a UK leader in creative learning and engagement practice, building innovative partnerships to deliver flagship programmes such as English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s. Under the artistic directorship of Tamara Rojo CBE, English National Ballet has introduced ground-breaking new works to the Company’s repertoire whilst continuing to honour the tradition of great classical ballet, gaining acclaim for artistic excellence and creativity. 2019 saw English National Ballet enter a new chapter in its history with a move into a purpose-built state-of-the-art home in East London which brings a renewed commitment to, and freedom for, creativity, ambition, and connection to more people, near and far, than ever before. www.ballet.org.uk About Arts Council England Arts Council England is the national development body for arts and culture across England, working to enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to visual art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2018 and 2022, we will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. www.artscouncil.org.uk
  12. English National Ballet to release Swan Lake online ondemand.ballet.org.uk English National Ballet is bringing Derek Deane’s mesmerising Swan Lake to online audiences via its recently launched streaming service, Ballet on Demand. A recording of the iconic ballet will be available to rent for £7.99 from 10am on Monday 01 February 2021. Derek Deane’s version of Swan Lake has delighted audiences worldwide for over two decades. The production captures all the magic of the classic ballet, from the ballerinas in white tutus moving in unison, to the captivating romance between Prince Siegfried and the Swan Queen Odette. Recorded at the Liverpool Empire in 2018, this performance sees Isaac Hernández dancing the role of Prince Siegfried with Jurgita Dronina as Odette/Odile and features Tchaikovsky’s glorious score performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. English National Ballet perform Derek Deane’s Swan Lake © Laurent Liotardo Swan Lake is the latest world-class production English National Ballet has made available to online audiences, both in the UK and internationally, through Ballet on Demand. Other titles available to rent now include Akram Khan’s award-winning Giselle, the epic pirate adventure Le Corsaire and the Company’s first ever digital season, a series of five original and diverse dance films. Ballet on Demand is part of ENB at Home, English National Ballet’s dedicated video-on-demand platform which gives audiences access to a wide range of ballet content from the stage and beyond, from the comfort of their homes. Launched in November 2020, the platform also features BalletActive, a library of online ballet-based training and classes from the professionals at English National Ballet, available by subscription. Watch the trailer for Swan Lake here Notes to Editors English National Ballet is a National Portfolio Organisation supported by Arts Council England. English National Ballet is grateful for the generous grant it has been awarded through the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, which allows it to continue to create, perform and serve its audiences. NatWest is Principal Partner of English National Ballet. Listings: Swan Lake Ballet on Demand, part of ENB at Home £7.99 for 72hr rental, no subscription required Stream to your favourite devices ondemand.ballet.org.uk About English National Ballet English National Ballet has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1950 as London Festival Ballet by the great English Dancers Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin, it has been at the forefront of ballet’s growth and evolution ever since. English National Ballet brings world class ballet to the widest possible audience through performances across the UK and on eminent international stages including The Bolshoi Theatre and Palais Garnier; its distinguished orchestra, English National Ballet Philharmonic; and being a UK leader in creative learning and engagement practice, building innovative partnerships to deliver flagship programmes such as English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s. Under the artistic directorship of Tamara Rojo CBE, English National Ballet has introduced ground-breaking new works to the Company’s repertoire whilst continuing to honour the tradition of great classical ballet, gaining acclaim for artistic excellence and creativity. 2019 saw English National Ballet enter a new chapter in its history with a move into a purpose-built state-of-the-art home in East London which brings a renewed commitment to, and freedom for, creativity, ambition, and connection to more people, near and far, than ever before. www.ballet.org.uk About Arts Council England Arts Council England is the national development body for arts and culture across England, working to enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to visual art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2018 and 2022, we will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. www.artscouncil.org.uk
  13. 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 bursts into life. In this spectacular, feature-length film, you’ll be treated to an extraordinary show filled with acrobats, snowflakes, clowns, princes and – of course – beautiful ballerinas. The Secret Theatre features the choreography of Scottish Ballet founder Peter Darrell and CEO/Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, co-directed for the screen by Jess & Morgs. With set and costumes designed by Lez Brotherston; music by Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky, recorded live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra; and performances from the full Scottish Ballet Company; this Christmas special will be an unforgettable adventure for all the family. The Secret Theatre will premiere on Monday 21 December at 6pm and be available online until Thursday 24 December. Tickets are FREE and must be booked in advance. https://www.scottishballet.co.uk/event/the-secret-theatre
  14. If you've been visiting this site via a computer, you will probably already have noticed that a Calendar has appeared on the right-hand side of the page, listing streaming dates for various items of interest. It's also at the bottom of the "page" on smartphones if you scroll far enough. (It was very annoying, constantly missing out on things because they were posted all over the place and it was difficult to keep track.) It's been put together in rather a hurry, and we're still playing with it, but do feel free to add anything which is on for only a limited length of time - I don't think you can break it More details here:
  15. "Too busy for the ballet? Let it come to you." This, from to day's Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/too-busy-for-the-ballet-let-it-come-to-you-kwxdv07nw?shareToken=fadc62986105c42dc2e9e614c5486905
  16. 2021 DIGITAL SEASON Just announced today, New York City Ballet is creating several new works and special programs for digital release this winter and spring. Following is an overview of this exciting programming with more on our winter activities below. All performance streams and Inside NYCB presentations will be available free of charge. Visit our website for complete details and The New York Times for additional coverage. FEB 23 - MAR 18 Three Sides of Balanchine We’re kicking off an array of programming with a three-week series exploring the narrative, classical, and neoclassical aspects of George Balanchine’s choreography as represented by Prodigal Son, Theme and Variations, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto, a group of works spanning more than 40 years of creation. Scroll down for the schedule of events, including virtual workshops and onstage presentations. MAR 9 A Parting Pas de Trois This year’s virtual version of the Company’s Annual Luncheon fundraising event will honor three NYCB principal dancers who will retire during the 21-22 performance season. During the program, Maria Kowroski, Ask la Cour, and Gonzalo Garcia will each perform an excerpt from a work closely associated with their NYCB careers and participate in a conversation with NYCB Board Member Donya Archer Bommer, which will also feature performance clips from the dancers’ repertory. Event tickets starting at $350 are available online; for more information, please contact NYCB Special Events at specialevents@nycballet.com. APR 8-22 Kyle Abraham World Premiere Choreographer Kyle Abraham returns to premiere his third creation for NYCB, beginning with a three-week COVID-compliant residency bubble at the Kaatsbaan Cultural Park in Tivoli, NY. Subsequently, his new work will be filmed onstage at the David H. Koch Theater and digitally released in early spring. MAY 6-20 Spring Gala featuring Justin Peck World Premiere NYCB's first-ever virtual gala will take place May 5, highlighted by a world premiere from NYCB Resident Choreographer Justin Peck, who is creating a solo for Principal Dancer Anthony Huxley to a string quartet arrangement of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, along with excerpts of ballets by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins newly filmed for the occasion. The gala program will be digitally released on May 6 and available to view free of charge for two weeks. Gala tickets, including an opportunity to mingle with Company artists online, start at $2,500; for more information, please contact NYCB Special Events at specialevents@nycballet.com. INSIDE NYCB: TUESDAYS AT 8 PM Inside NYCB presentations corresponding with each week's featured ballet will release on three consecutive Tuesdays, starting with Prodigal Son on February 23. Principal Dancer Russell Janzen hosts these onstage rehearsal sessions and conversations with NYCB artists and repertory directors, offering unique access and insights into each work. These events will be available to stream for nine days after airing. PERFORMANCE STREAMS: THURSDAYS AT 8 PM Performance streams of complete ballets begin February 25 with Prodigal Son, a narrative work from 1929. The following two weeks will feature the virtuosic 1947 showpiece Theme and Variations on March 4 and Balanchine’s 1972 neoclassical masterpiece Stravinsky Violin Concerto on March 11. These streams will be available for one week after they air. Access both the Inside NYCB presentations and performance streams on YouTube and our website as of their respective 8 PM airings. New episodes arrive beginning Monday, February 22, exploring Prodigal Son, Theme and Variations, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto as part of the Three Sides of Balanchine series. But you don't have to wait – binge a variety of chats before the next episodes are released. For the practical minded .... There might be some interest in the activities below ... WINTER VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS Warm up with movement workshops for participants of all ages and ability levels. Dancers from across the Company's roster lead these lively classes, which are livestreamed via Zoom. Tickets are available now. FEB 22 – MAR 8 Ballet Essentials Online for Teens and Adults of All Levels These hour-long, open-level workshops every Monday at 6:30 PM EST include a ballet warm-up, choreography inspired by Company repertory, and an interactive Q&A with the hosting dancer. Tickets: $0, $10, and $15 FEB 24 – MAR 10 Signature Steps for Experienced Teens and Adults For intermediate- to advanced-level teen and adult dancers, these one-hour sessions every Wednesday at 6:30 PM EST feature a barre and abridged center work exploring George Balanchine's signature aesthetic. Tickets: $30 FEB 25 – MAR 11 Access Workshops for Teens and Adults with Disabilities Movers of all ability levels are invited to join a different Company dancer each week at these hour-long workshops every Thursday at 6 PM EST. Attendees will be led in a warm-up and choreography inspired by NYCB's repertory, with modifications and movement options offered for all. Tickets: $0 and $15 FEB 27 – MAR 13 Ballet Breaks for Children (Ages 3-8) Get your tiny dancer moving with these 30-minute sessions each Saturday at 11 AM EST. Our young fans will explore basic ballet concepts and learn a new dance together each week. Tickets: $0, $8, $12 FEB 27 – MAR 13 Access Workshops for Children with Disabilities Lively movement workshops designed especially for children with disabilities, these 45-minute sessions every Saturday at 12 PM EST include modifications and movement options to accommodate all little movers. Tickets: $0 and $10 Ticket sales for a series of spring virtual workshops, running May 3-22, will open at a later time.
  17. Playbill for tonight’s Vail Festival NOW: PREMIERES show: https://vaildance.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/VDF2021-NOW-080921_FINAL-NEW-210PM.pdf
  18. I try to fast forward through the Sky Arts channels from time to time to set Sky+ for any upcoming ballet, but I inevitably miss out from time to time! I've just missed all but the last 2 minutes of 'Bolero'. I was just wondering if it might be a good idea to warn eachother of anything we know that is coming up?
  19. I don’t know if this has been discussed elsewhere, so I am starting a new thread. I hope that is ok. I’m sure we have all been thinking about how theatres might open when they can. Timing of course is unknown at this stage. I realise it’s totally disheartening for performers to dance to an empty auditorium. So I am assuming that is not an option being considered. The point of my post is to ask if anyone knows whether theatres are considering opening with a partial ‘socially distanced’ audience ... say 1/2 or even less capacity? (I am assuming masks for audience members will be compulsory, and people coughing etc will have to leave.) And then I also wonder .... if theatres can top this up by live-streaming performances at a cost? I know I’d pay say £20 to watch often. E.g. I would have wanted to watch each of the RB and ENB Swan Lake casts at least once. That would go some way to compensating for missing out on tickets for in-house seats. I would still hope to attend as many live performances as ‘before’. Thoughts?
  20. Has everyone received this email from the Royal Opera House? They're streaming some of their back catalogue of productions via Facebook & YouTube. Looks terrific. #fromourhousetoyourhouse https://www.roh.org.uk/news/the-royal-opera-house-launches-a-programme-of-free-online-content-for-the-culturally-curious-at-home?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020_March_Free_Content_Announcement_Public_Ask&utm_content=version_A&emailsource=49912 NB: I hope this isn't replicating what others have already posted; I did check to see ...
  21. In case you couldn't access the Washington Post link in last week's Links, here are details of MMDG's online season: https://markmorrisdancegroup.org/40th-anniversary-digital-season/ Starts with a livestream tomorrow, 12th November, extracts from The Hard Nut in December, Dido and Aeneas and L'Allegro next year, and more.
  22. In order to try and keep track of all the dance-related streamings which are being shown at the moment, as an experiment we have reinstated the forum's calendar feature, with forthcoming showings listed in date order in the right-hand column of all the sub-forums, or below them if using a smartphone (the list of new threads can still be accessed from the Home page). Note that this is a community calendar, which means that any member can add to it! Do bear in mind that this is meant to be a rough guide only: at the moment, we are only posting dates, plus company and production, rather than anything more specific, so you will need to check actual "show" times, if there are any, for your time zone, and remember that depending on where you are in the world and where the transmission originates from, you may need to add or deduct a day. How it works: - A "Calendar" tab has been added to the tabs at top left of the forum, and clicking on it will take you to the actual calendar. There, you can click on "Create Event" to add an event. - Set the correct date, and uncheck "Single day event" and put in an end date if the event runs for more than one day. Ignore "This event repeats"! - Then put a title - we would suggest company, production, and possibly choreographer (maybe with some indication of whether it can only be viewed at a specific time, if applicable), and put some text in the Description box too (this doesn't actually show up in the listings). Ideally, put the link to the stream so others don't have to hunt around for it. Click on "Submit an event", and Bob's your uncle! - If you need to edit the event, go to the calendar itself, click on the event, and then you can edit it under "Manage Event", remembering to click on "Save" afterwards! Please do add any online dance events you think will be of interest. Other events possibly too, if you think they will be of interest to sufficient members. This is all very new, and we'll sort out any teething problems as we go along, so please do leave feedback.
  23. The Stuttgart production with new sets and costumes by Jürgen Rose will be online for 24 hours from April 11th, 18.00 CET to April 12th, 18.00 CET on Stuttgart Ballet's Youtube Chanel https://www.youtube.com/c/dasstuttgarterballett The cast is the premiere cast at Stuttgart, with Friedemann Vogel (Rudolf), Elisa Badenes (Mary), Miriam Kacerova (Elisabeth), Alicia Amatriain (Larisch), Diana Ionescu (Stephanie), Anna Osadcenko (Mizzi), Marcia Haydée (Sophie) and Egon Madsen (Franz Josef).
  24. May 8 - Pacific Northwest Ballet will hold a virtual house party to stream it’s complete Giselle! From what we can tell from the Facebook announcement, access will be by donation (?). This is the historically-informed production on which Doug Fullington and Marian Smith worked a few years ago. It should be fascinating to watch the film, following on the heels of Ratmansky’s own historical Giselle for the Bolshoi. Go to PNB’s Facebook page for more info...I tried pasting the direct link but could not.
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