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On 27/04/2021 at 12:52, Naomi M said:

National Ballet of Japan’s Coppelia by Roland Petit streaming dates are announced. They will live stream all 4 casts.

 

The streaming is free of charge but no archives will be provided. 


https://www.nntt.jac.go.jp/english/productions/ballet/free-live-stream-coppelia.html

 

Dates: May 2nd, 4th, 5th and 8th at 14:00 JST.
(UK TIME 6:00am I guess) 

 

an online booklet and link to the stream will be provided later, but they will stream on their YouTube channel and Facebook. 

 

CAST

2 May 14:00
Swanilda: YONEZAWA Yui
Franz: IZAWA Shun
Coppelius: NAKAJIMA Syunya

 

4 May 14:00
Swanilda: KIMURA Yuri
Franz: FUKUOKA Yudai
Coppelius: YAMAMOTO Ryuji

 

5 May 14:00
Swanilda: IKEDA Risako
Franz: OKUMURA Kosuke
Coppelius: NAKAJIMA Syunya

 

8 May 14:00
Swanilda: ONO Ayako
Franz: WATANABE Takafumi
Coppelius: YAMAMOTO Ryuji

 

I will recommend the first cast on May 2nd but other casts will be good as well. 

 

Hi, Naomi. I’ve been watching the final show. It’s intermission time now. Such a different and cute version! Ooh, la, la! (Wouldn’t this be perfect for ABT?)

 

Fabulous principals - Ono’s Swanilda is adorable. Watanabe so strong & sleek as Franz. I can’t wait to see Yamamoto shine as Coppelius in A2...one of the greatest character roles in the repertoire...Roland Petit himself used to dance it. Thanks for alerting us to this fabulous event!!! 👏  Well, time to return to my Virtual Tokyo.

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3 hours ago, Jeannette said:

 

Hi, Naomi. I’ve been watching the final show. It’s intermission time now. Such a different and cute version! Ooh, la, la! (Wouldn’t this be perfect for ABT?)

 

Fabulous principals - Ono’s Swanilda is adorable. Watanabe so strong & sleek as Franz. I can’t wait to see Yamamoto shine as Coppelius in A2...one of the greatest character roles in the repertoire...Roland Petit himself used to dance it. Thanks for alerting us to this fabulous event!!! 👏  Well, time to return to my Virtual Tokyo.

Dear Jeanette,

 

I am very happy to know you are enjoying the relay. It is a cute but bitter in the end production, and yes it might be nice for ABT. (I remember seeing Coppelia at ABT with Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes about 15 years ago)

 

Ayako Ono is one of the best ballerinas in Japan and Swanilda is the perfect role for her. Yamamoto is a former principal at the company and used to dance Franz in his prime years but his acting this time is really touching (and sometimes creepy but sophisticated). I also remember seeing Petit himself dance this role with much compassion. Hope you have enjoyed the second half as well! 

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2 hours ago, Naomi M said:

Dear Jeanette,

 

I am very happy to know you are enjoying the relay. It is a cute but bitter in the end production, and yes it might be nice for ABT. (I remember seeing Coppelia at ABT with Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes about 15 years ago)

 

Ayako Ono is one of the best ballerinas in Japan and Swanilda is the perfect role for her. Yamamoto is a former principal at the company and used to dance Franz in his prime years but his acting this time is really touching (and sometimes creepy but sophisticated). I also remember seeing Petit himself dance this role with much compassion. Hope you have enjoyed the second half as well! 

 

Good morning here, Naomi!

 

I thouroughly enjoyed the second half too...finishing at my 3am, but I’m back up now. :)

 

What a sharp and precise corps de ballet...Soldiers and Ladies of the Town. They’re almost doll-like too.

 

Excellence and precision has been the reputation of this company for a long time. I have happy memories of their Raymonda - Maki Asami version - at the Kennedy Center 10+ years ago. BRAVI! What a treat to have seen this Coppelia live last night!

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Jeannette said:

 

 

What a sharp and precise corps de ballet...Soldiers and Ladies of the Town. They’re almost doll-like too.

 

Excellence and precision has been the reputation of this company for a long time. I have happy memories of their Raymonda - Maki Asami version - at the Kennedy Center 10+ years ago. BRAVI! What a treat to have seen this Coppelia live last night!

 

 

 

 

 

Fabulous that you stayed up so late to see the live stream. Yes the corps de ballet of this company is very good, well rehearsed and today was the final performance so they are getting better day by day. Takafumi Watanabe is not Ayako Ono's regular partner so there might have been a little partnering issues but otherwise a good performance.

 

Wonderful that you got the chance to see Raymonda at Kennedy Center, I envy you! Raymonda will be their next performance in June so fingers crossed that they can perform with audience this time.  

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This has been my fabulous “COPPELIA Double-header Weekend,” as I’ve enjoyed not only this sassy ooh-la-la Petit version from Japan but also the traditional “Russian version” by Balanchine (After Petipa-Ceccheti) as danced impeccably by PNB (Seattle), in an archival film.

 

Reminder that PNB’s Rep 5 Coppelia is streaming this weekend...a couple of more days to catch it (for $29 or $39 fee, depending on options). 

 

Details on how to access it, starring another perfect Swanilda, Leta Biasucci:

https://www.pnb.org/season/rep5/

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On 01/05/2021 at 12:15, Jeannette said:

 

I absolutely loved it, too. I thought that the final solo danced by Riho Sakamoto was particularly touching... searching and finding hope. The more I see of Dawson, the more I admire him. Remember that fabulous Anima Animus from San Francisco last year?

 

Yes, me too.

Finally got round to watching Metamorphosis; what madness stopped me watching it sooner!! If you have yet to have the pleasure - don't deny yourself any longer than you have to. Super

 

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On 08/05/2021 at 07:02, Jeannette said:

 

Hi, Naomi. I’ve been watching the final show. It’s intermission time now. Such a different and cute version! Ooh, la, la! (Wouldn’t this be perfect for ABT?)

 

Fabulous principals - Ono’s Swanilda is adorable. Watanabe so strong & sleek as Franz. I can’t wait to see Yamamoto shine as Coppelius in A2...one of the greatest character roles in the repertoire...Roland Petit himself used to dance it. Thanks for alerting us to this fabulous event!!! 👏  Well, time to return to my Virtual Tokyo.


This is the version that Munich do.  I love this version (I’ve seen it live twice with different casts)  ... Dr Coppelius is less of a fool as in other versions, and more of gentleman just looking for love.  He gains our empathy over the ballet.  
 

Igor Zelensky brought this version of Coppelia with him to Munich from the Stanislavsky where he had procured it to highlight Sergei Polunin in Moscow and in London.   The are numerous superb video clips on YouTube.  Here’s one ...

 

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More new streaming from La Scala this week, with a "Great Choreographers" gala on Saturday https://www.teatroallascala.org/en/season/2020-2021/ballet/great-choreographers-soiree.html

 

And before that Manon masterclasses with Massimo Murru tonight

https://www.teatroallascala.org/en/season/2020-2021/ballet/massimo-murru-masterclass-manon.html

 

And Alessandra Ferri tomorrow night

https://www.teatroallascala.org/en/season/2020-2021/ballet/alessandra-ferri-masterclass-manon.html

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On 13/05/2021 at 08:42, DanJL said:

More new streaming from La Scala this week, with a "Great Choreographers" gala on Saturday https://www.teatroallascala.org/en/season/2020-2021/ballet/great-choreographers-soiree.html

 

And before that Manon masterclasses with Massimo Murru tonight

https://www.teatroallascala.org/en/season/2020-2021/ballet/massimo-murru-masterclass-manon.html

 

And Alessandra Ferri tomorrow night

https://www.teatroallascala.org/en/season/2020-2021/ballet/alessandra-ferri-masterclass-manon.html


The Manon masterclasses were wonderful.   Special coaching from Massimo Murru who partnered Sylvie Guillem regularly.  Sadly I never saw him dance. He coached the fiendishly difficult first act Des Grieux solo.  Marco Agostina grabbed my attention ... he had the mood even in rehearsal and with a mask.
 

Alessandra Ferri coaching in pointe shoes herself was particularly special ... the most beautiful feet in pointe shoes.  She coached the brothel solo.  All the ballerinas Virna Toppi, Nicoletta Manni, Martina Arduino are going to be really good in this 👏👏👏

 

 

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The Grand Theatre at Geneva will be streaming at 8 pm local time / 7 pm UK time on 27 May a double bill to Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps with choreographies by Jeroen Verbruggen and Andonis Foniadakis. The stream will be on GTG digital.

https://www.gtg.ch/en/2020-2021-season/le-sacre2/

 

Also via https://www.gtg.ch/en/digital/ a stream of Verbruggen's Nutcracker.

 

A stream by Konzert Theater Bern at 7.30 pm local time / 6.30 pm UK time on 23rd and 28th May to Max Richter's version of The Four Seasons; the streams will be pay-as-you-wish and remain available for 24 hours each. Choreography by Estefania Miranda.

https://www.konzerttheaterbern.ch/programm/streaming-vier-jahreszeiten/51268/

 

No information on the two web sites as to whether the streams are geoblocked - fingers crossed access will be ok.

 

 

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9 hours ago, FionaE said:


The Manon masterclasses were wonderful.   Special coaching from Massimo Murru who partnered Sylvie Guillem regularly.  Sadly I never saw him dance. He coached the fiendishly difficult first act Des Grieux solo.  Marco Agostina grabbed my attention ... he had the mood even in rehearsal and with a mask.
 

Alessandra Ferri coaching in pointe shoes herself was particularly special ... the most beautiful feet in pointe shoes.  She coached the brothel solo.  All the ballerinas Virna Toppi, Nicoletta Manni, Martina Arduino are going to be really good in this 👏👏👏

 

 

I didn't realise that Ferri's masterclass was also on Manon. I'll have to catch up on that. I watched Murru's live. I got the impression from the number of corrections he was giving each of the dancers that two of the men had probably danced Des Grieux before while two were new to the role. Does anyone know if that is the case? I tried looking up La Scala's website afterwards but couldn't find biographies from the dancers on there & 3 of them were previously unknown to me (Andrijashenko I saw doing Romeo with the RB).

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On 15/05/2021 at 22:15, Dawnstar said:

 

I didn't realise that Ferri's masterclass was also on Manon. I'll have to catch up on that. I watched Murru's live. I got the impression from the number of corrections he was giving each of the dancers that two of the men had probably danced Des Grieux before while two were new to the role. Does anyone know if that is the case? I tried looking up La Scala's website afterwards but couldn't find biographies from the dancers on there & 3 of them were previously unknown to me (Andrijashenko I saw doing Romeo with the RB).


sadly I don’t think the masterclasses are accessible after the live stream.

 

the gala from Saturday 15/5 is still available on their YouTube.

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Courtesy of Lincoln Center Presents:

 

New York City Ballet dancers and instrumentalists will perform a special outdoor program for hospital workers in Queens, NYC, this coming Monday, 24 May, at 1pm eastern-US time. It will livestream only once, as it happens; no on-demand option later.

 

Details & link here:

https://www.lincolncenter.org/lincoln-center-at-home/show/love-from-lincoln-center-livestream-on-may-24-119?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=052120JuneRSAnnouncement&utm_content=version_A&uid=&sourceNumber=

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https://danceworks.com/sundaymasterclass/

 

These Masterclasses look very interesting. I got the original link from the London Ballet Circle but then Danceworks themselves sent this follow up email after I purchased the streamed masterclass with Vadim Muntagirov which takes place next Sunday lunchtime the 30th May at 1pm-2.30, price £9. I assume it is only available when it is streamed and not left up for a while as there is no mention of this but I'll try and check and let the Forum know. 6th June sees another Masterclass by Alexander Campbell and there are a whole series of further classes for all different areas of dance, including other classical ones by Brandon Laurence and also Marianela Nunez. I think Vadim's is the only one bookable at the moment.

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Ballet Dortmund with two forthcoming streams


.Mixed programme: Fluid Housing by Wubkje Kuindersma and The Four Seasons by Raimondo Rebeck.
18.30 UK / 19.30 local time on Sat 29 May; the stream will remain available until midnight local time the following day.
https://www.theaterdo.de/produktionen/detail/digital-analog/


.Magic Mountain by Xin Peng Wang
18.30 UK / 19.30 local time on Sat 19 Jun. This is a stream of the 2014 premiere to Thomas Mann's book of the same name.
https://www.theaterdo.de/produktionen/detail/zauberberg/


 

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Yellowface.org presents an archival film of The Washington Ballet performing Choo-San Goh’s FIVES (to Ernest Bloch’s music) next Monday, 31 May. Gorgeous neo-classical work performed on pointe...a repertoire standard of the company in its early years. 

 

Free stream. Details and links to the Yellowface- 10,000 Dreams Festival web page.

 

 https://www.yellowface.org/10000-dreams

 

 

 

 

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Goh’s Fives, danced by The Washington Ballet,  is streaming now, just for a few more hours. Direct Vimeo link:

https://vimeo.com/533274994/8e647d9ec1

 

Some info omitted on the Yellowface website, gleaned from my playbill:

 

This was filmed during the company’s 40th Anniversary Celebration show at The Kennedy Center on 30 September 2016.

 

Cast included 10 ladies and 5 men...three groups of “fives”:

 

Kateryna Derechyna

Francesca Dugarte

Nicole Graniero

Esmiana Jani

Sona Kharatian

Ayano Kimura

Tamako Miyazaki

Ashley Murphy

Stephanie Sorota

Brittany Stone

(Among these ladies, Kharatian & Derechyna are featured in the center, esp in the 1st mvmt.)

 

Corey Landolt

Javier Morera

Gian Carlo Perez

Oscar Sanchez

Samuel Wilson

 

Music is Ernest Bloch’s Concerto Grosso no. 1 for String Orchestra, mvts I, II & IV. Costumes by Choo San Goh.

 

This may have been the last time that the company danced any work by Goh. Now you see it, now you don’t. Only Goh ballet - for only one show - danced since Julie Kent became A.D. 

 

 

 

 

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