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7 hours ago, Sim said:

Thanks everyone.  I am in. I didn’t realise I had to use Chrome instead of IE!!  🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️   

 

 

Didn't the instructions specifically say that it wouldn't work with IE?

 

Hope you feel better soon, Sim.

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3 minutes ago, alison said:

 

Didn't the instructions specifically say that it wouldn't work with IE?

 

Hope you feel better soon, Sim.

Yes they did... I just stupidly didn’t read them until this afternoon.  🤦🏻‍♀️
 

Thanks Alison.  Strong painkillers and a very hot water bottle are slowly improving things.  

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On 16/10/2020 at 10:40, Balletfanp said:

Also Leticia Stock is expecting a baby and Gemma Pitchley-Gale had one a little while ago (all public on their Instagram accounts).

How lovely - I don’t have much time for Instagram so only follow a select few, I dug a bit, but didn’t get through everyone. I feel like it would be nice to say this on their bios.

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6 hours ago, annekh510 said:

How lovely - I don’t have much time for Instagram so only follow a select few, I dug a bit, but didn’t get through everyone. I feel like it would be nice to say this on their bios.

 

Surely that is down to whether the individual dancers want this on their biographies? 

 

One issue coming out of the pandemic is that most of the websites I look at have not been properly updated since before lockdown.  Usually there are people who can put on news items but as regards the rest we have just got to wait.

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Does anyone know anything about Beatrix Stix Brunel? Just realised she wasn't in the concert (couldn't see her name, anyway) and can't see anything recent on social media (though I'm not at all expert on it!)

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2 minutes ago, jmhopton said:

Does anyone know anything about Beatrix Stix Brunel? Just realised she wasn't in the concert (couldn't see her name, anyway) and can't see anything recent on social media (though I'm not at all expert on it!)

 

She's been ill but is recovering. She has posted about it on her IG account. 

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3 hours ago, oncnp said:

 

She's been ill but is recovering. She has posted about it on her IG account. 

 

Thanks oncnp. I did look at her last 2 Instagram posts but didn't see anything. Haven't really grasped how it works yet!

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Thanks oncnp. Got it now. 

 

Promise not to mention any other dancers but was intrigued why Joseph Sissens did a brief introduction to the concert but didn't seem to be participating. Does anyone know? Tried Facebook and Instagram but couldn't see anything. 

 

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24 minutes ago, jmhopton said:

Thanks oncnp. Got it now. 

 

Promise not to mention any other dancers but was intrigued why Joseph Sissens did a brief introduction to the concert but didn't seem to be participating. Does anyone know? Tried Facebook and Instagram but couldn't see anything. 

 

 

I seem to recall from his IG that he is carrying an injury but can't find it now - it may have been on his IG Story hence why I can't find it!

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3 hours ago, jmhopton said:

Promise not to mention any other dancers but was intrigued why Joseph Sissens did a brief introduction to the concert but didn't seem to be participating.

 

Yuhui Choe too, I think?

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On 20/10/2020 at 16:10, Sim said:

Same question re Itziar Mendizabal.  I didn’t see her either.  

 

She's talking to the Ballet Association tonight.  Perhaps we'll find out.

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12 hours ago, jmhopton said:

Thanks oncnp. Got it now. 

 

Promise not to mention any other dancers but was intrigued why Joseph Sissens did a brief introduction to the concert but didn't seem to be participating. Does anyone know? Tried Facebook and Instagram but couldn't see anything. 

 

 

I don't know but he did an amazing takeover of the ROH instagram feed as part of Black History Month which is worth watching if you've not seen it.  He came across as a really thoughtful, intelligent chap.  I saw him being tutored in an Insight Event in February and was blown away by his talent and his amazingly gorgeous long legs.  

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18 hours ago, Tango Dancer said:

 

I don't know but he did an amazing takeover of the ROH instagram feed as part of Black History Month which is worth watching if you've not seen it.  He came across as a really thoughtful, intelligent chap.  I saw him being tutored in an Insight Event in February and was blown away by his talent and his amazingly gorgeous long legs.  


Joe Sissens is recovering from an injury.  
 

I don’t know about Yuhui Choe?

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Joseph Sissons has, from today, an instagram series of messages about Black History month., on the ROH instagram channel. He's as inspirational  and sincere a thinker as he is dancer. There are contributions from other dancers, including Joseph Aumeer, Beatrix and Will Bracewell.

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Had a reply to my letter from Kevin O'Hare today in which he says 'We hope that we might be able to stream one of the programmes coming up in November'. So hope yet.

 

He also offered some insights on Carousel when I asked him if the RB had danced it before as it was originally staged for the National Theatre.  

 

'Glad you enjoyed the Carousel piece. Yes, we had revived it for a gala here some years ago with Sarah Lamb and Carlos Acosta and then later that year I put it in a programme we took to New York. I was hoping to include it in the upcoming programmes again but it is a huge orchestration so unable to do it now we have restricted numbers in the pit.'

 

So hope again that this piece will be revived when things are more normal. It would be a perfect gala piece, perhaps for the first night of the ROH opening with a full house and orchestra!

 

 

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19 minutes ago, jmhopton said:

Had a reply to my letter from Kevin O'Hare today in which he says 'We hope that we might be able to stream one of the programmes coming up in November'. So hope yet.

 

 

More expense/trouble than its worth? 

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1 hour ago, jmhopton said:

‘Glad you enjoyed the Carousel piece. Yes, we had revived it for a gala here some years ago with Sarah Lamb and Carlos Acosta and then later that year I put it in a programme we took to New York. I was hoping to include it in the upcoming programmes again but it is a huge orchestration so unable to do it now we have restricted numbers in the pit.'


I appreciate the constraints but I hope that not too much of the November divertissements is repeats from 9th October, even if the casts are changed.

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On 23/10/2020 at 14:03, SheilaC said:

Joseph Sissons has, from today, an instagram series of messages about Black History month., on the ROH instagram channel. He's as inspirational  and sincere a thinker as he is dancer. There are contributions from other dancers, including Joseph Aumeer, Beatrix and Will Bracewell.

 

Joseph Sissons is I think a sensitive, thoughtful and articulate communicator, I feel that what he says is worth listening to. And a great dancer.

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On 20/10/2020 at 08:48, Jan McNulty said:

 

Surely that is down to whether the individual dancers want this on their biographies? 

 

One issue coming out of the pandemic is that most of the websites I look at have not been properly updated since before lockdown.  Usually there are people who can put on news items but as regards the rest we have just got to wait.

Yes, however this never seems to be something that gets put on their bios and though basic updates might be delayed, this kind of info is never there.

 

But also no, they are in a public facing performance role, I don’t think their potential audience isn’t unreasonable in wanting to know if someone is on maternity leave, taking a sabbatical etc. Admittedly it’s unlikely you wouldn’t buy a ticket because the first artist you are a major fan of won’t be performing, but I think most of us just want to know people are ok!

 

I think what I’m trying to say is that it would be a small amount of work for someone involved in the company in some way to maintain some kind of news stream of things that the dancers are sharing anyway - in the 21st century we are engaging with dancers in a different way to in the past, teenagers and young adults are much more likely to get interested in something when they can engage with the people behind it. It’s what something like World Ballet Day tries to do and I definitely feel that a greater connection between the company and the individual dancers’ social media would benefit the company and the dancers.

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