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  1. Having just read the Daily Telegraph's long obituary for Bob Lockyer, the televised-dance producer (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2022/06/17/bob-lockyer-producer-whose-films-established-modern-dance-forefront/), it's left me very saddened, and rather depressed: Where has it all gone? Even with a supposedly arts-based BBC4 (which of course won't be in existence for much longer anyway) the thought of dance coverage - or any performance coverage - on this scale is just a pipe dream these days. Sorry to be gloomy, but I thought it was worth acknowledging
  2. Clearly a thread doomed to have little life in it, but still: This Saturday, at 7.30 on BBC4, a repeat of "Nureyev: From Russia with Love" http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0080kjw Oh, and if anyone was hoping for some more performances on terrestrial TV, it emerged from the Metamorphosis insight evening this evening that Sky Arts have grabbed that as well. EDIT: General rule of thumb: if it can be received using Freeview only, it goes here!
  3. I often wonder when McGregor ever doesn't have a "busy few months"! Talking of which, he was on BBC Radio 3's In Tune this evening - somewhere around 30 minutes in, I'd guess, although I missed the start of it. And I actually saw trailers for this programme several times yesterday. It's amazing what happens when you put dance on BBC1, isn't it?
  4. Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere. I'd be surprised if it has been missed. Seems to be the ballet season announced for this year that was subsequently cancelled. Like before, not much I'm personally interested in apart from the Carlos Acosta dance/drama film I enjoyed at the cinema. https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/2021/dance-season-2022
  5. Channel 5 Tue 21 Dec 3:30pm-4:30pm (1 hour) A Nutcracker Christmas (2016) Jaded former ballerina Lily is forced to come to terms with the life - and love - she left behind when her niece Sadie, herself a ballet prodigy, is asked to take the starring role in The Philadelphia Ballet's production of Tchaikovsky's festive favourite The Nutcracker. However, the production is being directed by none other than Lily's old flame Mark. Festive romantic drama, starring Amy Acker, Sascha Radetsky and Sophia Lucia Category: Film SkyArts Thu 23 Dec 11:45pm-1:05am (1 hour 20 minutes) Rumpelstilzchen. A miller boasts to the king that his daughter can spin straw into gold, and the monarch tells her life is forfeit on the third time she fails. She despairs until a strange man appears, offering to spin straw into gold in exchange for a gift. A production of the fairy tale by dance company Ballet Boyz, with Jane Horrocks in the title role, alongside Tanya Reynolds and John Marquez Talking Pictures TV (Freeview:81 Sky:328 Virgin:445 BT:81Freesat: 306) Christmas Eve 12:05pm-1:55pm (1 hour 50 minutes) The Tales of Beatrix Potter (1971) Fantastical story of how the much-loved children's author came up with the idea for the series of classic children's books, drawing on her lonely childhood during which she imagined her famous creations were her only friends. Magical drama, performed by members of the Royal Ballet Company, and choreographed by Frederick Ashton
  6. "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
  7. 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?
  8. BBC reports that there will be a Royal Ballet ‘all star gala’ shown on BBC4 over the Christmas period. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55042114
  9. When does Sky Arts move onto Freeview? I know it's this month, but does anyone know the actual date?
  10. BBC Arts announces line-up for 2020 dance season BBC Arts has announced their 2020 Dance Season, which will include live performances filmed at Sadler’s Wells and the Royal Opera House as well as newly commissioned content exploring dance and the UK’s leading dancers and choreographers. The season will include: Revisor – Johnathon Young and Crystal Pite’s newest collaboration, hot on the heels of their Olivier Award-winning production, Betroffenheit. This unique interpretation of the Russian comic play The Inspector General is a fascinating hybrid of theatre and dance. Danceworks – a series of films produced in a collaboration between the BBC and Sadler’s Wells, featuring aclaimed choreographers Sharon Eyal and María Pagés, Strictly stars Gorka Marquez and Karen Hauer and company Ballet Black, who performed during Stormzy’s Glastonbury set. Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story – based on Carlos Acosta’s life; from growing up on the streets of Cuba through Cuba’s National Dance School all the way to performing at London’t Royal Ballet. Men In Dance – a new film celebrating today’s male Royal Ballet dancers, with exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the talented cohort. Devil In The Feet – the story of Irish Dance and how it’s gone from a traditional folk dance to a global phenomenon. imagine…Kate Prince: Every Move She Makes – follows the creator of Message In A Bottle as she embarks on her newest West End production. Alan Yentob will explore the impact of her work and her politics on the emerging generation of new young dancers. BBC Introducing Arts: Dance – a series of dance films made by first-time and emerging film-makers. https://officiallondontheatre.com/news/london-theatre-news-today-thursday-12-march/
  11. This would seem to be a marvellous opportunity for the BBC to re-broadcast some of the vast amount of dance-related material that we know is in their vaults but which isn't available elsewhere. I'm sure this forum could provide a helpful list - starting for me with Darcey Bussell's farewell performance of Song of the Earth. A similar initiative in other performing arts genres would be equally welcome - in opera for example - again for me starting with Birtwistle's Gawain! And Radio 3 - Edward Downes' almost complete performance of Rienzi on the BBC in 1976 please? Other genres: Theatre - Restoration and 18th Century Comedy perhaps?
  12. If people watched Mayerling or recorded it this is the cast list for it. There is a a link to download the full programme (in different languages including English) at the bottom. https://www.roh.org.uk/showings/mayerling-live-2018
  13. Has anyone been watching the Fosse/Verdon series? I started it last night and quite enjoyed it, - well, enjoyed the sequences about dancing and choreography, and the way Fosse and Verdon worked as a team. It is, like most new drama series, fairly hard to follow unless you already know a lot about the people concerned, which I do not. i wondered what more informed viewers thought.
  14. This will include BBC broadcasts during the week Sun 31 March-Sat 6 April, with a live streaming day on Fri 5 April. https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/errz3d/live/c4rp5v
  15. Prob been mentioned elsewhere, but 'Dancer' film is on BBC2 tonight 11pm https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/tv-listings/?sd=22-09-2018 23:00
  16. our very own @sophie_rebeccain a short film narrated by Ash ' Matty Barton' Palmisciano http://www.digitalspy.com/soaps/emmerdale/news/a863214/emmerdale-ash-palmisciano-matty-barton-random-acts-film/
  17. I enjoyed the Giselle documentary (good to see BBC continuing the trend from the excellent couple we had during the Christmas period). It was a tall order to cover so much ground in an hour, but I think the way the two productions were woven together alongside discussion of the origins of the ballet and the motivation for the character of Giselle worked pretty well. Tamara is such a consummate presenter; she demands your attention - just as on stage, and is particularly engaging when explaining mime (as she did so well in the previous Swan Lake documentary). It would have been good to have explored the nature of Giselle's death a little more - no discussion of potential suicide- and there was no mention of Myrtha, which would have been interesting as a contrast to Giselle's forgiveness of Albrecht which the documentary focused on in some detail. But there were a few glimpses of Micaela de Prince in the role, so that pleased me enormously. Also some very interesting interludes from Graham Sutherland about the score - he is another contributor who it would be good to see regularly in such programmes. And of course the comments from Akram Khan were stimulating. Now if only we could see a full production as an Easter Day treat !
  18. Darcey Bussell's programme on Margot Fonteyn having just finished, here's a thread to discuss that and other dance-related offerings.
  19. Nicol and his brother Harry were looking for a London house. The programme is only available in the UK. It is on Channel4seven (which might be a catch-up channel) at 2000 for an hour. Enjoy....Nicol is quite a character so it should be good!
  20. Well, owing to the listings publishers having cheated a bit and done a "pre-Christmas and Christmas" double edition of the TV listings instead of the usual Christmas and New Year version, I'm only still halfway through the Radio Times, but here, as far as I can see, is what's on dance-wise on UK TV and radio this Christmas for the week before Christmas. I'll have to add in the rest later. Terrestrial (BBC1, Saturday 17th December, 6.40 pm: Strictly Come Dancing Final) BBC2, Saturday 17th Dec, 11.50pm: Balletboyz The Making of Young Men BBC2, Saturday 17th Dec (technically Sunday), 12.20am: Balletboyz: Young Men. BBC1, Tuesday 20th December, 10.45 pm: Darcey Bussell: Looking for Margot (signed repeat Friday 23rd, 1.30 am on BBC2) BBC4, Friday 23rd December, 8.00 pm: Darcey Bussell: My Life on the BBC (repeated at 1.45 am the next morning) (I thought I'd spotted a rerun of the Balletboyz' Young Men plus a documentary, but can't find that now. Perhaps it's next week) BBC2, Saturday 24th December, 8.10 am: Hans Christian Andersen - apparently features a ballet including Eric Bruhn and Roland Petit! BBC, Christmas Day, 4.00 pm: Dancing the Nutcracker: Inside the Royal Ballet Channel 5, Christmas Day, 9.50 am: On The Town BBC2, Boxing Day, 5.20 pm: West Side Stories: the Making of a Classic - documentary BBC4, Boxing Day (technically December 27th), 1.00 am: Darcey Bussell: My Life on the BBC BBC4, Boxing Day (technically December 27th), 2.00 am: Darcey Bussell's Looking for Audrey Channel 5, Boxing Day, 2.20 pm: West Side Story (and repeated on 29th December at 11.05 am) BBC4, 27th December, 7.00 pm: The Ballet Master: Sir Peter Wright at 90 Sky Arts (Taken from the uninformative Radio Times listings, so details may be vague) Saturday 17th December, 1.30 pm: Swan Lake Sunday 18th December, 1.30 pm: The Nutcracker (probably repeated at 3.40 am the next morning) Monday 19th December, 9 pm: Billy Elliot the Musical Live Wednesday 21st December, 6.30 am: Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake 9.00 am: Bolero Friday 23rd December, 4.10 pm: Peter Wright's The Nutcracker Saturday 24th December, 10.10 am: The Nutcracker Christmas Day (or technically Boxing Day), 2.00 am: The Nutcracker Boxing Day, 9.00 pm: Billy Elliott the Musical Live Boxing Day (technically December 27th), 3.30 am: Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake Radio (BBC Radio 3) Saturday 17th December, 3 pm: Sound of Cinema covers film music inspired by the ballet Sunday 18th December, 12 noon: The RB's Edward Watson is the guest on Private Passions Friday 23rd December, 3.10 pm: a performance of Verdi/Mackerras' The Lady and the Fool
  21. Hello folks out there, I recorded the first programme, and just finished watching, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have a question for you. Can anyone tell me what the music is on the final credits? It's so familiar to me from my childhood, but I just can't identify it, hoping you can help? Thanks NL
  22. I have just received an email informing me that Northern Ballet's 1984 will be shown on BBC4 on 28th February! Susan
  23. 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.
  24. I thought this [the Imagine programme on Carlos Acosta] was a very enjoyable and detailed documentary. Some interesting archive footage and very interesting to hear Carlos talk about his exciting project in Cuba.
  25. I'm suddenly getting Emails from ENB (I did book for SW yesterday) and it says that at the end of Newsnight tonight on BBC2 10.30-11.05pm there will be an extract from In the Middle with Erina Takahashi and James Streeter.
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