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What threw me (re the Standard's piece) was the information that Fate in Acosta's Carmen is a 'major role' (!) 

 

In what universe?????

 

Linda

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Me too :)  Probably in the same universe that Eric Underwood, in a previous article somewhere, was quoted as having danced the leads in Swan Lake, among other things.

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Today's Times has two lovely photos of Sophie Martin rehearsing for Scottish Ballet's new Swan Lake (page 4).

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Help! Ismene Brown's review  (see today's Links)  cuts off before it gets round to the Nunez/Muntagirov Giselle. Is anyone able to offer a hint of what she says, please?

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Help! Ismene Brown's review  (see today's Links)  cuts off before it gets round to the Nunez/Muntagirov Giselle. Is anyone able to offer a hint of what she says, please?

 

I've sent it to you in an email.  Hope that works.

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The Sunday Times Culture section today (3rd April) has an interview with Kevin O'Hare.

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There was also an interview with Lillian Hochhauser in Saturday's Times, I'd forgotten that they were responsible for all those wonderful Nureyev Festivals, 12 in all.  She said the reason for the lack of Bolshoi casting was because the new Director hasn't had time to settle in yet. Good news was that the Mariinsky will be back in 2017.

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Today's Times 2 (12th April) carries a two page interview with Tamara Rojo ahead of the opening night of She Said tomorrow.

 

Edited to add that the main paper has a really lovely photo of Lauren Cuthbertson and Edward Watson rehearsing Wnter's Tale.

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There's also an article saying scientists have found a way of preventing blisters for hikers and wearers of high heels.  Guess what - it is surgical tape.  Dancers have used it for years, why didn't someone ask us?

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There is: there's MicroporeTM and there's microporous tape.  In my experience, the former sticks to the feet and the latter doesn't, especially the very cheapo one that I've currently got in the bathroom cabinet.

 

Wow, this is getting really off-topic, isn't it?!

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Today's Sunday Times has a News feature on RB dancer, Solomon Golding and his brother, awarded the Sword of Honour at a Sandhurst Graduation Parade on Friday.  Two remarkable young men.

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Today's Sunday Times has a News feature on RB dancer, Solomon Golding and his brother, awarded the Sword of Honour at a Sandhurst Graduation Parade on Friday.  Two remarkable young men.

 

Yes - a nice piece. Unfortunately, the author seems to confuse Solomon with Matthew Golding as he describes the former as "an internationally renowned dancer".

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Such sloppy journalism - there is far too much of this these days. If you are going to write an article about someone, at least make sure it's the person you think it is!!

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Today's Times has an article entitled "The World's first holographic ballet is a true dancing feat".

 

The development features Osipova and Polunin and enables the writer to rehearse many familiar quotes about "the lovers" not being allowed to dance together when they only want to dance together.

 

The process is stated to be as follows (I paraphrase):

  • the dancing is recorded against a screen
  • this is subject to holographic rendering on a computer
  • the footage is projected onto  metallic screens to give a 3D image

 

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Today's ballet picture in The Times shows Northern Ballet's Hannah Bateman and Javier Torres, in costume as Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester, in advance of next month's premiere of Cathy Marston's "Jane Eyre" for the company.

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Today's picture is of four BRB dancers posed on a barre, in what looks like Swan Lake rig ...... and bright yellow RNLI wellies.  All part of a RNLI funding appeal!

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They still manage to look graceful in wellies!

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Indeed there is - at a first glance, it looks like a general piece, with some focus on Olga Smirnova and Denis Rodkin, and with some unusual photos.

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 Good news was that the Mariinsky will be back in 2017.

 

Sorry - just scrolling back and noticed this for the first time - can I ask if Lillian Hochhauser specified the Mariinsky Ballet as opposed to the Mariinsky Opera please? I'm quite happy to see either but, though I seem to remember that Gergiev has taken the Opera Company to other parts of the UK in recent years, it seems quite a while since he brought it to the Metropolis. 

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