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Here are two streams on you tube, free of charge.

 

Dancers stay in the Dutch National Ballet Junior Company for only two years, before moving on either into the main company or elsewhere - so coronavirus has been severely restricting their opportunities to gain experience of performing on stage.

 

They are streaming a rare revival of Hans Van Manen's 1983 ballet, In and Out, which is set to music by Laurie Anderson and Nina Hagen.  It seems remarkably modern for its time and is a riot of movement and colour.  Hans Van Manen is still going strong and is rapidly approaching his 89th birthday.

 

 

You can also watch an abbreviated class, in which Ernst Meisner guides these young dancers in his usual friendly style.

 

 

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I picked up about this a couple of weeks ago and found it absolutely fascinating.

 

Although a film about artist Anselm Keifer's exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery in Le Bourget it features (starting at 9mins 39 secs) Hugo Marchand and Hannah O'Neill of Paris Opera Ballet dancing in the gallery.

 

 

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1 hour ago, DanJL said:

La Scala's homage to Nureyev is available here, I think until Sunday https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ghuTOOtdfhA&feature=emb_imp_woyt

 

I really enjoyed it, although would have been happy without the reminder of Nureyev's choreography for Romeo and Juliet! Other than that, a nice range of pieces and some good performances.

 

Agreed. I loved that it afforded a look at a range of the troupes’ principals & soloists beyond Nicolette Manni, who’s fine but somewhat overhyped. For example, I was especially impressed with Maria Celeste Losa as Dryad Queen in Don Q...also dancing the Henriette solo in Raymonda. Also loved Claudio Coviello’s Manfred solo...successor to Bolle as Italy’s next great star danseur?

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Good news about Forsythe's Barre Project with the amazing Tiler Peck.  I contacted the organisers, CLI Studios, as I was unable to watch either showing as they were in the middle of the night here, and viewing wasn't extended as I had hoped. I got a very prompt reply to say that Sadler's Wells will be issuing it, in May, at 'Europe-optimised' times.

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18 hours ago, Ivy Lin said:

All the homage to Nureyev did was remind me of how much I hate his choreography.

 

I liked the full length Manfred when Nureyev danced it at the Coliseum, that and the lyrical pdd's from his Cinderella are the best of his ballets I can remember at the moment. 

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11 hours ago, jmhopton said:

How do they do it?

 

 

I don't know, but I can't wait to see the yellow one attempting a "proper" bourrée!

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Angela has posted details of Staatsballett Berlin's "Digital Stage" season - including Swan Lake and some more modern works - here:

 

The streamings seem to be for 24 hours at a time, so you need to pick your times carefully.

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A very poignant rendition of the Rose Adagio from Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty danced by Ashley Shaw and Dominic North in an empty Sadler's Wells.

 

https://new-adventures.net/sleeping-beauty-rose-adage-duet?utm_source=New+Adventures+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=9cfbdd36cf-April_Newsletter_2021_A_B_test4_1_2021_14_4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9eedbaed53-9cfbdd36cf-53612737

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On 29/03/2021 at 12:40, Jeannette said:

 

Agreed. I loved that it afforded a look at a range of the troupes’ principals & soloists beyond Nicolette Manni, who’s fine but somewhat overhyped. For example, I was especially impressed with Maria Celeste Losa as Dryad Queen in Don Q...also dancing the Henriette solo in Raymonda. Also loved Claudio Coviello’s Manfred solo...successor to Bolle as Italy’s next great star danseur?


I too noticed Maria Celeste Losa in both roles .... strong technique and charming relaxed performer.  Standout performance of the whole show for me.

 

I did enjoy Nicolette Manni and Tim Andrijashenko in Black Swan pdd.  This role suits her, less so the Dream scene of Don Q.  Tim is a class act.  We need to see more of him. 
 

I wasn’t that keen on Claudio Coviello .... he is one dimensional to me.  His technique is very good, but his musicality was off.

 

The Raymonda divertissements was the best part of the show being most of Act 3.  The corps were reasonably well rehearsed and all were in good shape, considering they’ve had only a handful of performances in the last 12 months.  Virna Toppi and Nicola del Freo were strong in the lead roles.

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12 hours ago, FionaE said:


I too noticed Maria Celeste Losa in both roles .... strong technique and charming relaxed performer.  Standout performance of the whole show for me.

 

I did enjoy Nicolette Manni and Tim Andrijashenko in Black Swan pdd.  This role suits her, less so the Dream scene of Don Q.  Tim is a class act.  We need to see more of him. 
 

I wasn’t that keen on Claudio Coviello .... he is one dimensional to me.  His technique is very good, but his musicality was off.

 

The Raymonda divertissements was the best part of the show being most of Act 3.  The corps were reasonably well rehearsed and all were in good shape, considering they’ve had only a handful of performances in the last 12 months.  Virna Toppi and Nicola del Freo were strong in the lead roles.

 

I like Nicoletta Manni in soubrette roles because of her youthful sunny countenance (smiley way)! Just not my cup of tea as Odile. 

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There is currently on YouTube  a full length  1978 Royal Ballet production of Sleeping Beauty with Merle Park and David Wall, Monica Mason as Carabosse and Wayne Eagling as the Bluebird. Not great quality unfortunately which seems to be the result of a transfer from VHS.

The credits were cut off early so most of the production details are missing.

 

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The Paris Opera has launched its digital offering - not just ballet, but opera, concerts, etc.:

 

 
 
 
L'Opéra chez soi

 

L'OPÉRA CHEZ SOI, A RANGE OF PRODUCTIONS ON REQUEST  
 
 

The Opera invites itself into your home with its new video on demand platforml'Opéra chez soi. On the programme, performances includingthe great works of the opera and ballet repertoire at affordable prices, as well as concerts, documentaries and short films from the 3e Scène, available free of charge.

The offer is enriched over the months by new recordings of operas and ballets, concerts by the Orchestra, the Chorus and the Academy, tocontinue to bring the artistic season live from the Opéra Bastille and the Palais Garnier. Everything has been thought out so that you can enjoy performances in the best possible conditions, thanks to optimal sound and image quality.

Settle down comfortably and enjoy the Opera at:
chezsoi.operadeparis.fr

An image designed by the Bronx Agency, based on a picture by Agathe Poupeney from l’Enfant et les sortilèges featuring Ilanah Lobel-Torres (La Bergère).

 

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L’ombre en lumière 

L’ombre en lumière is a tribute to all the people who embody culture and shape it...A France Info programme.  
 

 

 

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A legendary and fantastical Persiabecomes the backdrop of the thwarted love triangle...
 


 
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Samson and Dalila  
Conducted by Philippe Jordan, this new production brings back a repertoire masterpiece that has not been performed at the Paris Opera for twenty-five years.

 
 
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I think I really must see La Source.

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17 hours ago, Jeannette said:

La Source:

Alas, it’s the same cast/show as was presented publicly in 2011. Very good cast, mind you. :)

 

"Alas"?  Given the paucity of offerings from the POB over recent decades, I'll pretty much take anything that's going :)   Or do you actually manage to get their cinema broadcasts over in the States?

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On 17. April 2021 Ballet Dortmund celebrates the world premiere of a choreography by Marijn Rademaker, former Principal Dancer of Stuttgart Ballet and Het Nationale. He created Schönberg's "Verklärte Nacht" ("Transfigured Night") as a ballet film, in cooperation with the Dortmund Philharmonic, film director Mathieu Gremillet and costume designer Thomas Lempertz (also a former soloist with Stuttgart Ballet).

 

The digital premiere will be streamed at www.theaterdo.de on Saturday, 17. April at 7:30 p.m. free of charge, it can be accessed until 11:59 p.m. the following day

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4 hours ago, alison said:

 

"Alas"?  Given the paucity of offerings from the POB over recent decades, I'll pretty much take anything that's going :)   Or do you actually manage to get their cinema broadcasts over in the States?

 

We have our ways. 😉 

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For something truly new & surprisingly traditional!

 

Joffrey Studio Co & trainees:

Ballet de Cour by Durante Verzola to Chopin... music recognizable to Ashton fans. Substantial 19 minutes of sublimity, in tutu & pointes for ladies & men in traditional ballet outfits!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y18f04LDAe0

 

For me, the best of a handful of original ballets created during the past COVID year... just straight-up beautiful dancing without outdoorsy or non-proscenium gimmicks! (Ratmansky’s Bernstein in a Bubble for ABT, Shropshire’s Handelwerk for Hong Kong, Tuckett’s Lazuli Sky for BRB, & Lovette’s La Follia Variations for ABT Studio among other winners of truly original classical works created during COVID, IMO.)

 

 

 

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Copying over from the Germany etc. thread:

 

  

2 hours ago, Angela said:

 

The whole ballet week at Bavarian State Ballet will be streamed now, everything for free, but just one night:

 

The Blizzard (premiere)

a triple bill Eyal/Maliphant/Scarlett

a triple bill McGregor

Jewels (with Bouder, Somova, Shklyarov)

the Junior Company

Swan Lake (with Ksenia Ryzhkova, Jinhao Zhang, Emilio Pavan, Laurretta Summerscales,  Dmitrii Vyskubenko)

Le Corsaire (by Liška/Doug Fullington, with Daria Sukhorukova, Mai Kono, Tigran Mikayelyan, Maxim Chashchegorov, Matej Urban)

Black Cake by Hans van Manen (a very funny, very sarcastic ballet)

A documentary about the 30 year history of the company  

 

check out the dates here:

 

https://www.staatsoper.de/en/staatsballett/digital-ballet-festival-week-2021.html

 

 

I've put these in the Community Calendar: I'm slightly dubious about the dates, because I originally set them all to Central European Time, but I think they're showing up an hour off, so do double-check, as these are live broadcasts.

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