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21 minutes ago, Jamesrhblack said:

One shouldn’t speculate, but does anybody else think we are now unlikely to see Lauren Cuthbertson return to the role of Odette/Odile?


Not sure why anyone would think that - Cuthbertson is only 35 and in top form.

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1 hour ago, bangorballetboy said:


Not sure why anyone would think that - Cuthbertson is only 35 and in top form.

Perhaps not for the cinema showings though, which is unfortunate. But I'm done speculating! 

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It will be interesting to see what (if anything) they do about the production though, because I would have thought that all being well/possible they would now bring back SL next season even if that hadn't originally been planned.

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On 26/03/2020 at 13:03, Candleque said:


As much as I love the Royal Ballet, it is very disappointing when they revert to old school control and cover up behaviour. So 19th century.

 

I work in marketing/ PR like penelopesimpson. Agree it is not an accident that the management finally release a statement now, during a time when the news is full of much more important matters. They had more than six months to decide to no longer work with Scarlett. Or, as Luke Jennings points out, 26 years. They just can't bring themselves to be honest about the whole icky subject.

 

I don't agree that this subject is not important. Sexual harassment — and the refusal to accept it — is one of the biggest issues of our time. And like many have said, the secrecy and corporate vagueness is worse for all involved. 

 

You have absolutely nailed it.

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I wonder if KOH would want to undertake the restaging? Whoever (may) undertake it, please with Ashton's Act 4, Act 3 (1) Pas de quatre, Neopolitan, Dance of the princesses,  Act 1 Waltz and de Valois' Polonaise. I wouldn't mind Leslie Hurry's designs either, as beautiful as John Macfarlane's are.

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6 hours ago, Jan McNulty said:

 

When David Bintley re-made Cyrano for Birmingham Royal Ballet he got the RB set and costumes to cut down on costs.

 

With the new RB Swan Lake I don't know how many of the interpolations are Scarletts but would it be possible to strip them out...

 

I totally agree. It shouldn’t be a big deal to replace the moments that are uniquely by Scarlett. Keep the beautiful decors, costumes, etc. Imagine the wonderful Dowell production (incl. the historic 1895 segments) in these sets & costumes!

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How can you write such comments ?  it sounds so disrespectful....

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25 minutes ago, MAX said:

How can you write such comments ?  it sounds so disrespectful....

 

Which comments?

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Comments to replace the moments that are "uniquely by Scarlett".

 

The situation is already very sad and I think this artist does not merit more bashing....

 

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Just now, MAX said:

Comments to replace the moments that are "uniquely by Scarlett".

 

 

Why?  As ties between him and the RB have been cut to the extent that RB have stated that (and I appreciate the performances are extremely unlikely to happen) Symphonic Dances has been pulled from the mixed programme in June.  If the company is intent on removing all his work then Swan Lake falls into that category too.  I would guess the company invested too much money in it to jettison it for an entirely new production but possibly (rather than shelving it altogether) excising his unique interpolations and replacing them with something else is more feasible.

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Come on I think this artist does not merit that !

 

 

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Just now, MAX said:

Come on I think this artist does not merit that !

 

 

 

Does not merit what?

 

If the RB isn't going to be staging his works, which currently seems likely, then they have got a problem.

 

Most traditional Swan Lakes have approximately the same Act 2 and parts of Act 3 and even some parts of Act 1.  Other interpolations are always being changed, taken out (or even restored).

 

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Yes we are not talking about the same thing, I talk about Scarlett, the person, the human being, you talk about The Royal Opera House, productions and money.

 

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13 minutes ago, MAX said:

Yes we are not talking about the same thing, I talk about Scarlett, the person, the human being, you talk about The Royal Opera House, productions and money.

 

 

I was talking about the situation at the ROH.  They have got a problem if they do not want to perform his works and presumably they will have to do something about it.

 

Liam Scarlett has maintained total silence on the whole issue but perhaps, links having been cut between him and ROH, he no longer wants them to use his works?

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Someone on Twitter has noticed that all mention of Scarlett has been removed from the History page on the ROH website.

The archived version is on the right.

 

 

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