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Clearly a thread doomed to have little life in it, but still:

 

This Saturday, at 7.30 on BBC4, a repeat of "Nureyev: From Russia with Love"

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0080kjw

 

Oh, and if anyone was hoping for some more performances on terrestrial TV, it emerged from the Metamorphosis insight evening this evening that Sky Arts have grabbed that as well.

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When was the last time there was something new on an open terrestrial network? .... I guess it was Alice in 2011 (with last Christmas being a repeat of the same as their token offering).  Perhaps Tony Hall will wave a magic wand ... or perhaps the BBC won't get the license fee renewed ... (justified in my view) .... and all would have to be a tad more careful in terms of overall response.  (Certainly it could not be any more lackadaisical than now surely).  

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I was watching a repeat of a documentary with Dan Cruickshank the other day, and was totally unable to concentrate on the documentary itself, as I was avidly listening to all the wonderful incidental music - from ballets!

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Just spotted that Center Stage is on Movie Mix this coming Wednesday, 10th December, at 11.40 pm-2 am. It features Ethan Stiefel and a lot of ballet, if I recall correctly. Movie Mix is channel 32 on Freeview.

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I was watching a repeat of a documentary with Dan Cruickshank the other day, and was totally unable to concentrate on the documentary itself, as I was avidly listening to all the wonderful incidental music - from ballets!

 

Yes, I think the new BBC person in charge of incidental music on BBC2 & BBC4 must be a secret ballet lover.    I noticed a lot of ballet music being used lately, for example the recent BBC4 programme about the Romanov princesses featured Prokofiev's Cinderella and Michael Portillo's latest series of continental railway journeys (what a lovely job he has!) has also used music from many different ballets.  Sometimes, like taxiforballet, I completely miss what's happening as I try to place the music.

 

Linda

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I thought we had a better thread than this on dance on television, but since I can't find anything:

 

Tomorrow night (Friday), BBC4 at 8 pm: Balletboyz at the Roundhouse: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06l17fl - featuring Serpent by Liam Scarlett and Fallen by Russell Maliphant.

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I am sure that most people are aware that the BBC's charter is up for renewal i am not sure how many people have registered the fact that the BBC is conducting a survey about its future. I haven't had a look at it properly and I know that it closes early next month, the 5th, I think.I imagine that at some point the questionaire will ask about the range of the corporation's coverage and what it should concentrate on or what it could do better.I haven't got the link but you can find it by googling BBC FUTURE SURVEY.

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Tomorrow night (Friday), BBC4 at 8 pm: Balletboyz at the Roundhouse: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06l17fl - featuring Serpent by Liam Scarlett and Fallen by Russell Maliphant.

 

There was a review on ArtsDesk (via yesterday's links).

 

As I can't watch the BBC i-player, I looked for it on youtube yesterday and found that some kind soul had put it up there. This is a very interesting and well made documentary, I enjoyed it very much.

 

"Fallen" is SO beautiful, I wish the BalletBoyz could bring it here.

The Roundhouse looks like a fantastic venue.

 

Thanks Alison for the notice!

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I watched this last night, really starting to like Max Richter's music, Infra, Woolf Works and now Serpent (this uses various pieces of music), enjoyed Fallen too which was a contrast to the sinuous Serpent, this programme mixed performances of the ballets with interesting explanations from the choreographers, dancers, and Paul Murphy.

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Tamara Rojo's Good Swan Bad Swan will be shown again on BBC4 on 5 June at 7pm

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Very conveniently for their Albert Hall season :)

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This programme contains what must be one of the best masterclasses for dancing the black swan pdd, by Tamara Rojo and a delightfully puzzled young prince, Vadim Muntagirov. Should be essential viewing for all those dancing Odile. She could kill with a flash of those eyes alone!

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I posted a comment on the Rojo programme earlier today but it hasn't appeared in this thread. It is on my 'contents' list though. Did I press something I shouldn't have? How do I move the post over here please?

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Not sure if this the right place to mention but the regional BBC Inside Out programme had an interesting piece last night, about the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds and its founder Nadine Senior. Don't know if it is generally available on BBC iplayer, should've looked before I posted,sorry.

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No, it probably wasn't :), but I've moved it to this one, which seems more suitable.  (Clicking on the "television" tab on the original post might well have brought this one up)

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Just noticed that "Darcey Bussell Dances Hollywood" is repeated on BBC4 in less than 15 minutes.

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Just noticed that "Darcey Bussell Dances Hollywood" is repeated on BBC4 in less than 15 minutes.

Ms Bussell announced on the Jonathan Ross Show that she has been recording a programme on Margot Fonteyn, to be aired "nearer Christmas"!

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Currently watching this, about Kevin Edward Turner, director of Company Chameleons.Inspiring feel good programme.

Going Back Giving Back, Episode 8: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07zj2bg via @bbciplayer

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The royal ballet production of Frankenstein will be broadcast on  BBC4 next sunday 30th October at 8 pm.

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The royal ballet production of Frankenstein will be broadcast on  BBC4 next sunday 30th October at 8 pm.

Delighted - great news. Thank you greypuss. This question now becomes - with Frankenstein committed to air next Sunday, what will be the traditional  BBC Xmas Ballet? Dare one hope for Khan's Giselle?

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The royal ballet production of Frankenstein will be broadcast on  BBC4 next sunday 30th October at 8 pm.

Oh thank you, greypuss. I missed out on Frankenstein but my daughter saw it at ROH and loved it. I'll make a note to record it.

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Oh, thank you, Greypuss! I saw it at the cinema and went back on the Sunday to see it again. I became an admirer of Steven McRae just because his performance of the Creature. It was a tour de force.

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This question now becomes - with Frankenstein committed to air next Sunday, what will be the traditional  BBC Xmas Ballet? Dare one hope for Khan's Giselle?

 

*Very* traditional ;)

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I am pretty certain I read somewhere that Sky Arts are recording the Khan Giselle. Cannot see the BBC duplicating the effort.

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