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Ballet Arizona will stream La Sylphide on Sunday, August 2 for 24 hours, starting at 9 am PDT

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Ballet Chambre Ouest (of Japan, Mariko Sasaki of Royal Ballet is from this school) holds a 2 week open air performance in the mountains every year called Kiyosato Field Ballet, and this year all the performances are Swan Lake with a slightly social distanced one. (no 2 act pas de deux, 4 little swans not holding hands).

 

They are streaming a full length performance of the opening night, with Ayako Ono and Yudai Fukuoka of National Ballet of Japan last night which I saw live and was fabulous with the nature surrounding the stage.  Until August 8th. 

 

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On 29/07/2020 at 13:46, Naomi M said:

National Ballet of China's 60th Anniversary Gala

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvh2ED0cvxo

 

Thanks for the tip-off on this. I watched yesterday & it is a delightful retrospective on the history of this company. I especially loved the penultimate piece - pdd from Passions of Yimeng with two wonderful young Soloists, Huo Shuang and Wu Siming...the latter truly extraordinary in tech, line, and acting. Mr. Wu Siming is on my radar! 

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On 28/07/2020 at 20:51, Jeannette said:

Stars of the Royal Danish Ballet at Jacob’s Pillow  NY.

https://www.jacobspillow.org/events/royal-danish-ballet-2/

only 48 hrs, starting Thursday, 30 July.

 

Did anyone else see this? Beautifully put together. Loved it all, especially Praetorius & Kaas In Kermesse in Bruges pdd. It all ends with an extended live interview with Nikolai Hubbe, as he shelters at home; he is a lively hoot! It’s up only today & part of Saturday...until about 7pm London time on Aug 1. Complete program is about 1hr-28mins.

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4 hours ago, Jeannette said:

 

Thanks for the tip-off on this. I watched yesterday & it is a delightful retrospective on the history of this company. I especially loved the penultimate piece - pdd from Passions of Yimeng with two wonderful young Soloists, Huo Shuang and Wu Siming...the latter truly extraordinary in tech, line, and acting. Mr. Wu Siming is on my radar! 

 

By the way, I’m assuming that Wu Siming is the guy because the name came second in the credits (!). If anybody can share the link of the troupe’s current roster, with names in English & photos, would be most grateful. The newest that I have is from a 2015 US tour, so not all of the gala’s featured dancers are listed.

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16 hours ago, Bruce Wall said:

Ballet Arizona will stream La Sylphide on Sunday, August 2 for 24 hours, starting at 9 am PDT

 

Oh drat, does that mean I've missed the last act of Napoli, which is what the calendar is still saying? :(

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6 hours ago, alison said:

Oh drat, does that mean I've missed the last act of Napoli, which is what the calendar is still saying? :(

 

It's still up.

 

 

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Thank you Saki.  That 35 minutes of bliss has set me up for the day!

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The one-week Virtual 2020 Vail Dance Festival began last night. The initial show blended ballet and modern.tap offerings...with a heavy dose of Lil’ Buck in his white sneakers. Lil Buck & Tiler Peck feature in almost all four performance/excerpt shows.

 

In last night’s opener, I especially loved seeing Tiler Peck & Robert Fairchild in Limon’s Suite from Mazurkas... performed back when they were a couple (either married or about to be). Our knowledge that they divorced soon after this film gives special pathos to their parting waves at the end of the ballet. Sigh.

 

Carla Korbes in Balanchine’s 1982 Elegie was the other highlight for me. It’s a work never performed since 1982 until  this Vail revival. So catch this rare Balanchine solo, to Stravinsky viola, while you can!

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTmPWvm5mNynfYJYaq_dbRA

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On ‎31‎/‎07‎/‎2020 at 15:20, Jeannette said:

 

Did anyone else see this? Beautifully put together. Loved it all, especially Praetorius & Kaas In Kermesse in Bruges pdd. It all ends with an extended live interview with Nikolai Hubbe, as he shelters at home; he is a lively hoot! It’s up only today & part of Saturday...until about 7pm London time on Aug 1. Complete program is about 1hr-28mins.

 

Yes.  Would be interested in what others thought about the pdd from La Sylphide, for a start.

 

I thought the costumes for the "A Folk Tale" snippet looked far too sophisticated and inappropriate for the choreography: is this another of those Bournonville ballets which Hubbe has "updated"?

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On 01/08/2020 at 08:54, Jan McNulty said:

Thank you Saki.  That 35 minutes of bliss has set me up for the day!

 

Me too!  Glad I managed to fit it in before it vanished - lovely to see the full Act III dances, not just the usual excerpts.  Must admit, though, with the washed-out-ness of the colours I had quite a bit of difficulty working out which dancers were Gennaro and Teresina.

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On 02/08/2020 at 00:53, alison said:

 

Yes.  Would be interested in what others thought about the pdd from La Sylphide, for a start.

 

I thought the costumes for the "A Folk Tale" snippet looked far too sophisticated and inappropriate for the choreography: is this another of those Bournonville ballets which Hubbe has "updated"?

 

Just watched the Jacob's Pillow Danish gala again as it still seems to be here.

 

Didn't really think there was anything untoward with James' shirt in la Sylphide. I was wondering if I was going to be distracted but wasn't really. I enjoyed the piece as I did all the Bournonville though could have done without the Giselle pas de deux. I know it fitted stylistically but would have preferred more Bournonville. This sort of concert always makes me nostalgic for the visit by them I attended at the Peacock theatre a few years ago which was terrific. I wish Danish Ballet would visit us more often especially to do Bournonville as we see so little Bournonville now.

 

I think Hubbe did update A Folk Tale and it was streamed earlier this year and is still there. People I know who have seen both versions say they prefer the earlier, more traditional version.

 

I'm going to donate both to Jacob's Pillow and Danish Ballet as Jacob's Pillow offered to share the donations with Danish Ballet but Hubbe refused and said they could keep all of them which I think was very generous of him.

 

 

 

 

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Yep, a good time to point out again that these companies generally are providing all this material in the hope that we will make donations to them :) 

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Can't put this in the Calendar as I don't know the end date (it's been up 10 days or so already), but here's Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, aka The Trocks, in La Vivandiere pas de six

 

 

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On 31/07/2020 at 08:15, Bruce Wall said:

Ballet Arizona will stream La Sylphide on Sunday, August 2 for 24 hours, starting at 9 am PDT

 

Apparently ballet Arizona are having problems with uploading La Sylphide. They only have 48.31 minutes and it ends abruptly. There is a note to say they are trying to fix it, hopefully by today, but it's still saying 48.31 minutes. I assume as long as it says 48.31 minutes it is still waiting to be fixed and when it's fixed it will say it lasts approximately an hour.

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Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, up for 7 days

 

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From Birmingham Royal Ballet

We're very excited to announce that the film of Sir David Bintley's gorgeous Cinderella made by the BBC for the Christmas Day ballet in 2010 will be streamed in full, live on our Facebook page and at https://bit.ly/BRB-Watch-Cinderella at 7pm on Tuesday 25 August, and available for 7 days. Pop it in your diaries so you don't miss out!

There's no charge to watch this broadcast, but if you feel able to make a small donation in lieu of a ticket we'd be very grateful: https://bit.ly/BRB-Support-Us

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My Light Shines On: An Evening with Scottish Ballet (from the Edinburgh International Festival)

 

 

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