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20 minutes ago, capybara said:

A real "Frankie-fest", then.

 

Yes indeed, also with 🐈🐈🐈 coming out....

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https://www.roh.org.uk/news/catch-the-royal-ballet-on-tv-this-christmas 

 

A useful link to the (now  underused) ROH News page,  detailing the RB-related programmes to be broadcast on the BBC over Christmas 2019.

 

Fortunately "All programmes will be available to watch on-demand after broadcast via BBC iPlayer"   so we can still catch up if the broadcast times are inconvenient and we haven't recorded  them. 

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7 minutes ago, Richard LH said:

A useful link to the (now  underused) ROH News page,  detailing the RB-related programmes to be broadcast on the BBC over Christmas 2019. 

Not under used by me. I follow it so as to make sure I catch ballet on TV. 

And thanks for posting. 

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9 hours ago, Janite said:

Not under used by me. I follow it so as to make sure I catch ballet on TV. 

And thanks for posting. 

I meant underused by the ROH... the ROH news page is now pretty rarely updated compared to what it was before the latest website changes....

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The news page invites comments on both Sleeping Beauty and Coppelia below but neglects to allow one to do this or to read previous contributions other than those via twitter. 
There must be a policy of allowing the “what did you think” pages to become obsolete.

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I miss being able to go and read and watch all the articles from previous showings of a ballet. 

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Lovely dancing from Carlos Acosta on Strictly to music from Carmen - showy and wonderfully executed.

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Drat, I totally forgot about it - was it today's programme or yesterday's?

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13 minutes ago, alison said:

Drat, I totally forgot about it - was it today's programme or yesterday's?

 

It was the results show this evening - the first item after the intros.  

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22 minutes ago, alison said:

Drat, I totally forgot about it - was it today's programme or yesterday's?

Here you are.

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Thanks for posting this, Odyssey - I've 'given up' Strictly this year so I didn't watch, but I'm very glad to have seen it and I think he did what was required of him brilliantly. Talented though the other dancers are (and they are talented), he is clearly in a class of his own from the very first moment.

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51 minutes ago, bridiem said:

Thanks for posting this, Odyssey - I've 'given up' Strictly this year so I didn't watch, but I'm very glad to have seen it and I think he did what was required of him brilliantly. Talented though the other dancers are (and they are talented), he is clearly in a class of his own from the very first moment.

 

In spades :) 

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We thought Carlos Acosta was in a  completely different league from the professional dancers on Strictly. He held himself like a dancer and was clearly in command from his very first step. I  was wryly amused by the comments on the BBC website which varied between “What’s so special about him?” to “The professional dancers were better”. Uh huh..

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Thank you Odyssey. Carlos is fantastic. I enjoyed Acosta Danza recently, but when Carlos came on to dance at the end you could see/feel his stage presence. 

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4 hours ago, Fiz said:

We thought Carlos Acosta was in a  completely different league from the professional dancers on Strictly. He held himself like a dancer and was clearly in command from his very first step. I  was wryly amused by the comments on the BBC website which varied between “What’s so special about him?” to “The professional dancers were better”. Uh huh..

This is why I also stopped watching Strictly.  

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It’s been pretty dire this year and it may be the last year we bother with it. 

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13 minutes ago, Sim said:

This is why I also stopped watching Strictly.  

 

I only started watching it when Darcey Bussell became a judge, just out of curiosity, and then I found myself continuing because of her. But now she's no longer there there's nothing of interest for me and a lot to annoy me! (It's all so hysterically overblown in every way, and there are such obvious inconsistencies about the judging by both judges and public. And if the public really can't see that Acosta is in a completely different league to the other dancers, that just confirms my alienation!).

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My main reaction to that clip is to thank God that ballet audiences don't scream like that every time a dancer jumps or spins!

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8 hours ago, Dawnstar said:

My main reaction to that clip is to thank God that ballet audiences don't scream like that every time a dancer jumps or spins!

 

Don't they? You can't have sat near audience members like my neighbours at Saturday evening's performance of The Sleeping Beauty or the several people near me last night at the Triple Bill at the Coli.

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On ‎04‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 00:00, RMM1 said:

Northern Ballet's 'Victoria' mentioned upthread is on BBC Four on Sunday 15th December at 11pm.

 

Bumping, as it's less than 24 hours away.

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Re Acosta in Carmen on Strictly, is that his choreography, the one he made for his production at Covent Garden? 

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On 14/12/2019 at 23:12, alison said:

 

Bumping, as it's less than 24 hours away.

 

And then my stupid recorder decided to misbehave and only record bits of it :(  Just when I wanted an early night, too.

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12 hours ago, Darlex said:

Re Acosta in Carmen on Strictly, is that his choreography, the one he made for his production at Covent Garden? 

 

My impression was that it was really just generalised Carmen-type choreography (but he may have incorporated a few moves from his production, I suppose).

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1 hour ago, alison said:

 

And then my stupid recorder decided to misbehave and only record bits of it :( 

Much sympathy 

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Can’t wait to watch this!  Many thanks for sharing, Janite. 

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I have just seen that the Snow Queen by the Scottish Ballet is on BBC Scotland tomorrow (24th and 28th) at 7.30pm. I hope we can all watch it on the iplayer after that.

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Had missed this so thank you Janite. Have tracked it down on FreeSat and set it to record. TWICE!!

 

A rare chance to see Scottish Ballet so very pleased.

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