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2 hours ago, Stevie said:

They don't exactly make it simple to vote. Having to open an account first ??? However, looks like the best thing on the list to vote for. I hadn't realised that Tamara had choreographed it.

 

2 hours ago, oncnp said:

 

agree it's cumbersome but might be their way of assuring one person (or e-mail address) one vote. 

 

Yes, because when I tried to look something up I got a message saying I had already voted.

 

You also get emails every year telling you what is up for the awards so you don't miss voting.

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42 minutes ago, oncnp said:

The article mentions Millepied without mention of his fate. Do you recall the headline. 'Benjamin Millepied is about to dramatically shake up, upset and rejuvenate the prestigious French institution, l’Opéra National de Paris, as he prepares to unveil his first ballet.'

Well he was shaken off without shaking much up, but he did upset them. The inside workings then, of POB were slightly revealed in the film RESET.

It looks like a tall order to ring changes there. We will wait and see what the outcome is.

 Another good insight is in the film La Dance into POB workings, which takes us through the workings, dancers training through to costume making, painters, bee keepers, canteen, including all the issues of pay, pension rights, status, strike action, etc, etc..

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The next Marco Goecke ballet from Germany: The premiere of his creation "The Lover", a full-length work after the Marguerite Duras novel "L'amant", will be streamed on 27th February, 19.30 CET from State Opera Hannover, where Goecke is ballet director. 

 

https://staatstheater-hannover.de/de

The stream will be available as VoD for 30 days on the website.

 

Information in German language here:

https://staatstheater-hannover.de/de_DE/programm-staatsoper/der-liebhaber.1277632

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Reminder of two absolutely divine abstract ballets streaming FREE as of yesterday, for short times.

 

BalletMet - ART OF WAR (Liang/Torke). 15 mins. Only through tomorrow via the company’s website   (not Youtube):

https://www.balletmet.org/virtual-performances/

 

BalletWest - DANCES FOR LOU (Caniparoli/Harrison) 32 mins. Via YouTube, for one week:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh9GSKCxKmaY49wgZxOp1Dg

 

Enjoy! I know you will... :)

 

 

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Don Q from the Vienna State Ballet Monday, February 15, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

 

Ludwig Minkus (arr. John Lanchbery)
DON QUIXOTE (performance of May 28, 2016).
Choreography: Rudolf Nureyev
Conduction: Kevin Rhodes
Featuring Performances: Maria Yakovleva, Denys Cherevychko, Ketevan Papava, Roman Lazik, Olga Esina, Corps des ballet of the Vienna State Ballet.
 
All streams  are available free of charge in Austria as well as internationally on our website play.wiener-staatsoper.at < https://cdn.mlwrx.com/sys/r.aspx?sub=16kHle_4xcJmd&tid=2-w20ek-7KqfL&link=qj8l
 
 Each begins at 7:00 p.m. (exception: Carmen at 6:00 p.m.), and the broadcasts can be accessed for 24 hours.
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On 14/02/2021 at 03:58, oncnp said:

Don Q from the Vienna State Ballet Monday, February 15, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

 

Ludwig Minkus (arr. John Lanchbery)
DON QUIXOTE (performance of May 28, 2016).
Choreography: Rudolf Nureyev
Conduction: Kevin Rhodes
Featuring Performances: Maria Yakovleva, Denys Cherevychko, Ketevan Papava, Roman Lazik, Olga Esina, Corps des ballet of the Vienna State Ballet.
 
All streams  are available free of charge in Austria as well as internationally on our website play.wiener-staatsoper.at < https://cdn.mlwrx.com/sys/r.aspx?sub=16kHle_4xcJmd&tid=2-w20ek-7KqfL&link=qj8l
 
 Each begins at 7:00 p.m. (exception: Carmen at 6:00 p.m.), and the broadcasts can be accessed for 24 hours.

 

Link that actually works: https://play.wiener-staatsoper.at/

 

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On 13/02/2021 at 22:15, Naomi M said:

Zurich Ballet's Winterreise by Christian Spuck is available till May 14th.

 

https://www.opernhaus.ch/digital/corona-spielplan/die-winterreise/

 

Oh, this is a STUNNING work of art, on all levels! It’s no wonder that Spuck was awarded the 2019 Benois de la Danse for his creation. This was just filmed two nights ago... with dancers and staff donning their masks after the bows (to the empty auditorium). Big thanks to Naomi M for alerting us to this. 💐 

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In conversation: Pam Tanowitz and Beatriz Stix-Brunell

 

8 March–7 April 2021

 

Broadcast via Instagram (ROH)

 

A unique conversation between American choreographer Pam Tanowitz with Royal Ballet First Soloist Beatriz Stix-Brunell exploring the process of creating Tanowitz’s critically acclaimed 2019 work Everyone Keeps Me, her first work for The Royal Ballet. This unmissable conversation will explore female choreography in the 21st century and female role models in the dance world.

 

Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Royal Ballet First Soloist comments:

‘International Women’s Day celebrates the economic, social, cultural, and political successes of women. When I think of people who have made impressions throughout my career, Pam Tanowitz is at the forefront. It was a privilege for me to work with her in Everyone Keeps Me and discover her unique language in dance, the movement feeling at once humble and bold – an important, honest, and distinctly female voice.’

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From the Scottish Ballet...

 

Coming soon – Dark Full Ride

 

This film follows four dancers as they explosively intertwine and interact on a dark and empty stage, reflecting the labyrinth of sound and changing tempos created by the drums.

 

Dark Full Ride was first performed on stage as part of the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival and was filmed in a Covid-safe environment in December 2020.

 

The film will be released to Free Members on Thursday 25 February. 

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11 minutes ago, Alice Shortcake said:

How on earth can ENB's 'Raymonda', a POSTPONED production, be eligible for a prize?

 

If you're referring to the Fedora, the prize is funding to get the production made, not a "gee-what-a great-production" prize. 

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The show will go on.....

 

On the anniversary of the last iteration of the National Dance Awards (held at the Barbican on 19th February 2020), the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce that the 21st edition of the National Dance Awards will go ahead later this year – #NDA21

It will be a virtual event streamed online on Sunday, 27 June 2021.

http://criticscircle.org.uk/nda21-national-dance-awards-to-go-ahead-in-2021/

 

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National Ballet of Japan’s documentary “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King-Behind the scenes” a 78 min long video is available for free, with English subtitles. 
Foreword from Miyako Yoshida, interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage, documentary of how the company managed to have 9 performances of Nutcracker under the Covid-19 pandemic. 


https://vimeo.com/503423287

 

 

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Was browsing on Youtube and came across this ballet programme which I thought I'd post in case anyone is interested.  Bavarian State Ballets Ballet Russes programme. Not too bothered about Apres Midi D'un faun or Scherezade but interested in Les Biches as I don't think I've got a complete recording and it's ages since I've seen it live. Would be a good 'opener' for RB as part of a short ballet/concert opening programme. A fun way to re-start and their Ballet Russes ballets have been rather neglected lately apart from The Firebird.

 

 

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Homage to Nureyev from Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company

 

28 February 2021  8pm CET.

 

Streaming on the website www.teatroallascala.org and on the La Scala Facebook and YouTube channels.

 

Program https://www.teatroallascala.org/en/season/2020-2021/ballet/homage-to-nureyev.html

 

I didn't see any information on whether it will be available after the broadcast. 

 

 

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Bavarian State Ballet live-streams "Cecil Hotel" by Andrey Kaydanovskiy, a "criminal ballet", on Monday, 1. March for free. It will be available from 3. March for 30 days as VoD for 4.90 Euro. The piece was created in 2019, cast: Jonah Cook as Jack, Ksenia Ryzhkova as Prostitute and Séverine Ferrolier as Elisa. The music is a collage by Dmitry Cheglakov with songs like Que Sera, Sera, Women's Hour or Death Waltz Fantasy by John Zorn.

 

https://www.staatsoper.de/en/staatsopertv.html

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Reminder that the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet’s first stream - Ravel’s Bolero to Y. Arai’s choreography, with 15 dancers - is tonight at 8pm est(1am UK). Unfortunately, it’s only one chance, only from the Joffrey website or Facebook (no Youtube or Vimeo)...surely one of the most draconian approaches from any ballet troupe to get its work seen during COVID?! Not even a paid option after the initial free airing (as Munich does). So if Britons and Europeans wish to stay awake into the early morning, here goes:

https://joffrey.org/season-and-tickets/performances/bolero/

 

 

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On a more positive note from the USA...

 

Ballet West continues its Friday evenings of free streams tonight at 6pm est (11pm UK) with Garrett Smith’s classical Facades, to baroque music - viewable for an entire week via its YouTube channel:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh9GSKCxKmaY49wgZxOp1Dg

 

From the look of snippets seen elsewhere on Youtube, this is a tutu-and-pointes ballet...bright red tutus, to be exact. Whee! 🎉 

 

Sneak peak from the choreographer’s own Youtube site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNLXkhgP0L8

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Jeannette said:

On a more positive note from the USA...

 

Ballet West continues its Friday evenings of free streams tonight at 6pm est (11pm UK) with Garrett Smith’s classical Facades, to baroque music - viewable for an entire week via its YouTube channel:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh9GSKCxKmaY49wgZxOp1Dg

 

From the look of snippets seen elsewhere on Youtube, this is a tutu-and-pointes ballet...bright red tutus, to be exact. Whee! 🎉 

 

Sneak peak from the choreographer’s own Youtube site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNLXkhgP0L8

 

 

 

I used to confuse these with the Ballet West located at Taynault in the West of Scotland, but now aware that there are two companies with the same name. I have only seen the Scottish one who are mainly training with a limited number of performances.

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2 hours ago, Jeannette said:

Reminder that the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet’s first stream - Ravel’s Bolero to Y. Arai’s choreography, with 15 dancers - is tonight at 8pm est(1am UK). Unfortunately, it’s only one chance, only from the Joffrey website or Facebook (no Youtube or Vimeo)...surely one of the most draconian approaches from any ballet troupe to get its work seen during COVID?! Not even a paid option after the initial free airing (as Munich does). So if Britons and Europeans wish to stay awake into the early morning, here goes:

https://joffrey.org/season-and-tickets/performances/bolero/

 

 

 

I'd love to see this as I have very fond memories of the choreographer Yoshi Arai as a dancer with Northern Ballet.  In fact it was lovely to see him and have a chat at Northern Ballet's 50th Gala in January 2020 (when life was still normal!).

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33 minutes ago, Jan McNulty said:

 

I'd love to see this as I have very fond memories of the choreographer Yoshi Arai as a dancer with Northern Ballet.  In fact it was lovely to see him and have a chat at Northern Ballet's 50th Gala in January 2020 (when life was still normal!).

 

Wonderful insight, Jan. Well...now you’ll be prepared to either have some strong caffein after dinner, to stay up late, OR set your alarm for 12:45pm. :)

 

The above link also takes one to a nice film of the process process of creating Bolero.

 

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On 24/02/2021 at 18:29, oncnp said:

Homage to Nureyev from Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company

 

28 February 2021  8pm CET.

 

Streaming on the website www.teatroallascala.org and on the La Scala Facebook and YouTube channels.

 

Program https://www.teatroallascala.org/en/season/2020-2021/ballet/homage-to-nureyev.html

 

I didn't see any information on whether it will be available after the broadcast. 

 

 

Never mind......

 

According to the Gramilano newsletter

 

"Yesterday, during a regular health check on the artists working at La Scala, a weak positive case of Covid-19 found in a dancer in the company.

 

As a precautionary measure, La Scala’s management has decided to postpone the recording of Tribute to Nureyev, which was scheduled to be filmed this afternoon and streamed on Sunday 28 February on the theatre’s website and social channels.

 

New recording and streaming dates will be announced shortly."

 

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8 hours ago, Jeannette said:

Reminder that the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet’s first stream - Ravel’s Bolero to Y. Arai’s choreography, with 15 dancers - is tonight at 8pm est(1am UK). Unfortunately, it’s only one chance, only from the Joffrey website or Facebook (no Youtube or Vimeo)...surely one of the most draconian approaches from any ballet troupe to get its work seen during COVID?! Not even a paid option after the initial free airing (as Munich does). So if Britons and Europeans wish to stay awake into the early morning, here goes:

https://joffrey.org/season-and-tickets/performances/bolero/

 

 

 

Update: There is now a Youtube option for watching the Joffrey’s Bolero tonight, although I can’t tell if it will remain up after the initial airing.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDaTgOkW-SJShYCqHR7jsKA

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13 hours ago, Jeannette said:

 

Update: There is now a Youtube option for watching the Joffrey’s Bolero tonight, although I can’t tell if it will remain up after the initial airing.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDaTgOkW-SJShYCqHR7jsKA

 

Hi Jeanette,  I opened the window when I saw your posting last night.  I refreshed it this morning and it worked!!!

 

I thoroughly enjoyed it.  OK, some of the choreography may have seemed a little generic but I have seen several versions of Bolero and I think the music just demands certain movements.  I enjoyed the way it was filmed too.

 

Thanks!

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