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I am trying to decide which to see, I can'tmanage both sadly. English National's "le Corsaire" or Rambert's programme of Ashley Page, Barak Marshall, Nijinsky and Mark Baldwin. I will be taking my daughters aged 13 and 15. The only piece I am familiar with is Nijinsky's L'apres Midi d'un faune. Any advice or views would be appreciated.

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It depends - do they prefer ballet or contemporary?  If they would prefer a tutu-style ballet then Le Corsaire.

 

My niece preferred Rambert (when she was around 14) to any of the ballet I took her to but now just goes to see Propeller Theatre with me!

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Not sure really. We haven't seen a great deal relatively. a couple of Mattew Bournes, a traditional Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet. That kind of thing. Both are keen to watch different styles, although youngest is more of a classical girl, pointe shoes and tutus. I like exciting, physical choreography. I think I might lean towards English National. The programme particularly mentions the male parts. Are there some good female dances as well?

I can always rely on ballet co-ers to help me out xx

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I know so few of the names to look out for in the different companies, as I am a fairly new ballet watching fan. How will I find out which cast I will see?

 

Here's the link to the casting:

 

http://www.ballet.org.uk/whats-on/lecorsaire/

 

Edited to paste in casting as link didn't go directly to casting (I'm aware we have this elsewhere in the forum but thought it would help Ja Sm to have it here).

 

Milton Keynes Theatre

17.10.13 (Matinee) - Takahashi (Medora) and Acosta (Conrad)

17.10.13 – Cojocaru (Medora) and Muntagirov (Conrad)

18.10.13 – Rojo (Medora) and Bufala (Conrad)

19.10.13 (Matinee) – Takahashi (Medora), Acosta (Conrad)

19.10.13 – Klimentová (Medora) and Muntagirov (Conrad)

The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

22.10.13 – Cojocaru (Medora) and Muntagirov (Conrad)

23.10-13 – Rojo (Medora) and Golding* (Conrad)

24.10.13 (Matinee) – Oliveira (Medora) and Konvalina (Conrad)

24.10.13 – Takahashi (Medora) and Acosta (Conrad)

25.10.13 – Klimentová (Medora) and Muntagirov (Conrad)

26.10.13 (Matinee) – Rojo (Medora) and Golding* (Conrad)

26.10.13 – Oliveira (Medora) and Konvalina (Conrad)

New Theatre Oxford

30.10.13 – Rojo (Medora) and Golding* (Conrad)

31.10.13 (Matinee) – TBC (Medora) and TBC (Conrad)

31.10.13 – Klimentová (Medora) and Muntagirov (Conrad)

1.11.13 – Oliveira (Medora) and Konvalina (Conrad)

2.11.13 (Matinee) – TBC (Medora) and TBC (Conrad)

2.11.13 – Klimentová (Medora) and Muntagirov (Conrad)

Bristol Hippodrome

26.11.13 – Cojocaru (Medora) and Muntagirov (Conrad)

27.11.13 – Oliveira (Medora) and Konvalina (Conrad)

28.11.13 (Matinee) – TBC (Medora) and TBC (Conrad)

28.11.13 – Cojocaru (Medora) and Muntagirov (Conrad)

29.11.13 – Rojo (Medora) and Golding* (Conrad)

30.11.13 (Matinee) – TBC (Medora) and TBC (Conrad)

30.11.13 Takahashi (Medora) and Acosta (Conrad)

London Coliseum

9.1.14 – Cojocaru (Medora) and Muntagirov (Conrad)

10.1.14 – Takahashi (Medora) and Acosta (Conrad)

11.1.14 (Matinee) – Oliveira (Medora) and Konvalina (Conrad)

11.1.14 – Rojo (Medora) and Golding* (Conrad)

12.1.14 (Matinee) – Cojocaru (Medora) and Muntagirov (Conrad)

14.1.14 – Oliveira (Medora) and Konvalina (Conrad)

15.1.14 – Cojocaru (Medora) and Muntagirov (Conrad)

16.1.14 (Matinee) – TBC (Medora) and TBC (Conrad)

16.1.14 – Rojo (Medora) and Golding* (Conrad)

17.1.14 – Cojocaru (Medora) and Muntagirov (Conrad)

18.1.14 (Matinee) – Takahashi (Medora) and Acosta (Conrad)

18.1.14 – Rojo (Medora) and Golding* (Conrad) 

19.1.14 (Matinee) – Klimentová (Medora) and Muntagirov (Conrad)

Manchester Palace Theatre

Casting to be announced.

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Some matinée castings have been announced but there are a number (mainly in Oxford and Bristol) which are TBC.  I've been hoping that this might mean that some of the younger dancers are learning the roles and that they're waiting to see how they get on.

 

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Some matinée castings have been announced but there are a number (mainly in Oxford and Bristol) which are TBC.  I've been hoping that this might mean that some of the younger dancers are learning the roles and that they're waiting to see how they get on.

 

 

In which case it'll presumably be a little while yet, if they've only gone back to work today.

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Well we have been to see this now and it was absolutely fantastic! The dancing and sets were amazing. My only criticism perhaps was that I would rather not have watched the final scenes through an obscuring curtain...not sure why they did that? My daughters loved it too, so it was definitely an excellent recommendation. An all round wonderful day. Thank you fellow ballet lovers.

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