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26 minutes ago, Sim said:

 

 I was told that this is because there are going to be lots of video projections, etc., and they aren't sure yet where they are going to come from and therefore where all the cameras are going to be.  I suppose that once it's all figured out they will release more Balcony tickets. 

 

If so, shouldn't that be made clear when people are trying to book for it?

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3 hours ago, Lizbie1 said:

 

Do you mean the Live Fire triple? The first night of the Dante Project isn’t until May.

 

Sorry Lizbie  you are right,  I meant 06 May,   the Dante Project first night ...I checked again just now and  got Sorry tickets are currently unavailable. Returns may be available later.

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The following description for the Heritage bill now appears on the website:

 

"The Royal Ballet celebrates its unique heritage through works and choreographers who have shaped the Company's history. Heritage brings alive the legacy of these choreographers, presenting works by Ninette de Valois, Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan performed in the intimacy of the Linbury Theatre by The Royal Ballet and guest companies. The Royal Ballet celebrate the rich British contribution to the international ballet repertory. These performances are complemented by a programme of insights and film screenings."

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6 minutes ago, bangorballetboy said:

The following description for the Heritage bill now appears on the website:

 

"The Royal Ballet celebrates its unique heritage through works and choreographers who have shaped the Company's history. Heritage brings alive the legacy of these choreographers, presenting works by Ninette de Valois, Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan performed in the intimacy of the Linbury Theatre by The Royal Ballet and guest companies. The Royal Ballet celebrate the rich British contribution to the international ballet repertory. These performances are complemented by a programme of insights and film screenings."

 

Not sure if this is new info (apologies if not), but the bill consists of Solos from Job  (RB), Dante Sonata (BRB), Sea of Troubles (Yorke Dance Project) and Valses nobles et sentimentales (RB). I imagine it will be very difficult to get tickets for this since it's in the Linbury and there are only a few performances. But it sounds exciting!

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20 minutes ago, bridiem said:

 

Not sure if this is new info (apologies if not), but the bill consists of Solos from Job  (RB), Dante Sonata (BRB), Sea of Troubles (Yorke Dance Project) and Valses nobles et sentimentales (RB). I imagine it will be very difficult to get tickets for this since it's in the Linbury and there are only a few performances. But it sounds exciting!

 

May I ask where this info comes from?

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6 minutes ago, bridiem said:

 

The ROH Magazine, which I received today.

 

Thank you for sharing the programme information- very interesting.


Is there anything about the Gala in the magazine?

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3 minutes ago, Lizbie1 said:

 

Thank you for sharing the programme information- very interesting.


Is there anything about the Gala in the magazine?

 

Only what Richard LH has posted in the new thread about it. Plus mentions a few opera stars (Gheorghiu, Beczala and Keenlyside).

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On 25/11/2019 at 22:56, Bluebird said:

 

I believe the link has been already been posted somewhere on the Forum but it will be useful to have it in this thread as well:

 

https://static.roh.org.uk/seatmaps/2019-20/ROH1920-BP3-Seating-Plans.pdf?_ga=2.193516334.2057004418.1574712416-319804654.1558825193

How did you get hold of a seating plan with prices? I have looked but can't find one.

just found it!

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From the January ROH Friends newsletter:

 

“Designs for The Dante Project include film projection by artist Tacita Dean. As part of the design, the projection generates sound, an integral part of the ballet’s concept and audio experience. Some balcony tickets - from which the projector will be heard - are now available to book at a discount.”

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i know I'm old fashioned, but I want to watch dance/ballet. I do not want to watch a collection of projections, a lighting display, over loud music, orunflattering costumes. Even Woolf Works, which I enjoyed, could, to my mind, have been improved by removing some of the more extreme elements. I have booked for Dante, but like other posters, am already feeling some trepidation.

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27 minutes ago, ninamargaret said:

i know I'm old fashioned, but I want to watch dance/ballet. I do not want to watch a collection of projections, a lighting display, over loud music, orunflattering costumes. Even Woolf Works, which I enjoyed, could, to my mind, have been improved by removing some of the more extreme elements. I have booked for Dante, but like other posters, am already feeling some trepidation.

 

Isn't there a saying: 'all dressed up .... '? .... I suppose we shall see.  

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32 minutes ago, ninamargaret said:

i know I'm old fashioned, but I want to watch dance/ballet. I do not want to watch a collection of projections, a lighting display, over loud music, orunflattering costumes. 

 

No-one is forcing you to buy a ticket.

I'm sure people said similar things about The Rite of Spring in 1913.

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I find something deeply unsettling about any volumes that to me amount to an assault on my hearing. I do hope the ROH has learned from Multiverse when volumes were reduced after strong feedback. I fortunately went later in the run and enjoyed the performance - I’d welcome Multiverse’s return (so long as the volumes were set to the lower levels).
 

I’m very much looking forward to The Dante Project and it’s by no means clear from the blurb that volumes are intended to be loud/excessive. Isn’t it that in some places, audiences will hear the projector more than the sound being projected? I’m unsure about the creative process here and who’s generating the sound projections but surely Thomas Adès would ensure the sound projections complement his composition?

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Maybe my problem is that while I generally enjoy the choreography i don't enjoy the staging of his works, which I find distracting. I totally understand that it's his concept of how a work should look, but I find it difficult to concentrate on the dance when there is so much going on. Having said that, I am looking forward to seeing it, but with the aforesaid trepidation for the health of my eardrums!

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Not casting as such, but I've received an email advising that International Draft Works on 20 March will now start at 2.45 p.m. rather than 7.45 p.m.  I imagine quite a few people will be returning their tickets for refunds (and it's not selling that well at the moment either).

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4 hours ago, bangorballetboy said:

Not casting as such, but I've received an email advising that International Draft Works on 20 March will now start at 2.45 p.m. rather than 7.45 p.m.  I imagine quite a few people will be returning their tickets for refunds (and it's not selling that well at the moment either).

And if someone wants to switch to Thursday evening 7.45pm I'm selling one in the stalls. See Ticket Exchange section

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I have booked a ticket for The Cellist, but I haven't actually received it yet.  Normally I would expect these things to come pretty quickly after booking..  Have other peoplle received their tickets?  I know it is quite a while before the performance, but I should I be ringing the box office? 

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11 minutes ago, Fonty said:

I have booked a ticket for The Cellist, but I haven't actually received it yet.  Normally I would expect these things to come pretty quickly after booking..  Have other peoplle received their tickets?  I know it is quite a while before the performance, but I should I be ringing the box office? 

 

When did you book it?  If it was on public booking day, I'd give it a few more days as they have quite a lot of tickets to send out and it does take them a day or two to do them all.

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40 minutes ago, bangorballetboy said:

 

When did you book it?  If it was on public booking day, I'd give it a few more days as they have quite a lot of tickets to send out and it does take them a day or two to do them all.

 

I booked it on the 11th Jan.  

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Re the Heritage programme, this comes from the recent BRB press release: 

 

“ Celebrating the company’s rich history, Birmingham Royal Ballet will join its sister company The Royal Ballet and Yorke Dance Project at The Linbury Theatre in May 2020 as part of an evening celebrating the choreographers who have shaped the Royal Ballet companies’ shared history. The evening, titled Heritage, will feature Birmingham Royal Ballet performing Sir Frederick Ashton’s Dante Sonata (1940, performed at the Linbury Theatre, 14-19 May 2020).  

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