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 Post subject: News from the Royal Ballet
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2002 4:09 am 
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Telephone and Online Booking for booking period 4 opens today.<P>THE ROYAL BALLET<BR>Cross Cultures<BR>Romeo and Juliet<BR>Trilogy<P><B>Cross Cultures</B><BR>In the middle, somewhat elevated- William Forsythe<BR>Pos Vos Muero- Nacho Duato<BR>Carmen- Mats Ek<BR>10 | 16 | 19 | 23 | 24 April at 7.30pm<BR>13 April at 7pm<P><A HREF="http://roh@213.239.30.124/click_through.php?id=263" TARGET=_blank>Information</A> <BR><A HREF="http://www.royaloperahouse.org/ballet/index.cfm?ccs=173&cs=362" TARGET=_blank>Casting</A> <BR><A HREF="http://213.239.30.124/click_through.php?email_id=230&id=261" TARGET=_blank>Book Tickets</A> <P>A high-contrast programme of three eclectic pieces, from acclaimed international choreographers; Forsythe’s electrifying, aggressively cool piece, In the middle, somewhat elevated won The Royal Ballet an Olivier Award; Duato’s Por Vos Muero, a tribute to medieval Spanish music and poetry is an atmospheric and delicately absorbing portrayal of love; Ek, famous for his vividly theatrical reworking of the classics, brings a new masculine tone to the passionate, fiery tale of Carmen, an expressive and dramatic piece that adds a new twist to this compelling tale, danced to Bizet’s infamous score. <BR>__________________________________<P><B>Romeo and Juliet</B> Kenneth MacMillan<BR>Prokofiev<BR>26 | 29 | 30 April at 7.30pm<BR>2 | 4 | 8 | 9 | 17 | 23* May at 7.30pm<P><A HREF="http://roh@213.239.30.124/click_through.php?id=265" TARGET=_blank>Information</A> <BR><A HREF="http://www.royaloperahouse.org/ballet/index.cfm?ccs=173&cs=361" TARGET=_blank>Casting</A> <BR><A HREF="http://213.239.30.124/click_through.php?email_id=230&id=261" TARGET=_blank>Book Tickets</A> <P>Shakespeare’s tragedy of star-crossed lovers has inspired generations of leading artists and Kenneth MacMillan is no exception. Marrying the play and Prokofiev’s passionate, brooding score, he produced a classic of 20th-century choreography and one of The Royal Ballet’s most famous and popular works. Pas de deux of startling lyrical beauty are danced against a spectacular and forceful portrait of Renaissance Italy, a city torn apart by factionalism, and a love that transcends death. <P>--------------------------------<P>*23 May at 7.30pm <BR>BP Free Opera and Ballet in the Piazza and the Park <P><A HREF="http://roh@213.239.30.124/click_through.php?id=271" TARGET=_blank>Information</A> <P>Romeo and Juliet will be broadcast live from the main stage of the Royal Opera House to a big screen in the Covent Garden Piazza and to Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets. Both events are free.<BR>___________________________________<P><B>Trilogy</B><BR>Beyond Bach- Stephen Baynes<BR>New Wheeldon ballet- Christopher Wheeldon- World Premiere<BR>A Month in the Country- Frederick Ashton<BR>18 | 25 May at 7pm<BR>20 | 24 May at 7.30pm<BR>25 May at 2pm<P><A HREF="http://roh@213.239.30.124/click_through.php?id=269" TARGET=_blank>Information</A> <BR><A HREF="http://www.royaloperahouse.org/ballet/index.cfm?ccs=173&cs=362" TARGET=_blank>Casting</A> <BR><A HREF="http://213.239.30.124/click_through.php?email_id=230&id=261" TARGET=_blank>Book Tickets</A> <P>A mixed bill of new and old. The premiere of a new ballet by the award-winning Christopher Wheeldon created for The Royal Ballet: Stephen Baynes's beautiful and mysterious Beyond Bach, a recent import from Australia, which has been described as a love poem to the form and structure of classical ballet. Frederick Ashton's meltingly beautiful A month in the Country is an established favourite with The Royal Ballet; a shimmering distillation of Turgenev's deeply poignant Russian comedy when a young man falls headlong for an older woman trapped in a loveless marriage. <p>[This message has been edited by sylvia (edited March 12, 2002).]


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 Post subject: Re: News from the Royal Ballet
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2002 11:19 pm 
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Sylvia this is great - very easy to use format. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: News from the Royal Ballet
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2002 12:55 am 
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<BR>Thought this should go here.<P><B>Injuries take heavy toll on ballerinas </B><P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>THE Royal Ballet said yesterday that it was having to chop and change dancers because of an unusually high injury list.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2002%2F03%2F16%2Fnbul16.xml" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: News from the Royal Ballet
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2002 1:01 am 
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Booking Period 5 is now open to advanced ticket applications online. Deadline is <B>20 April</B><P>THE ROYAL BALLET<BR>Onegin<BR>Don Quixote<BR>Coppelia<P><B>Onegin</B><BR>John Cranko<BR>15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 July at 7.30pm<BR>20 July at 2pm and 7pm<P><A HREF="http://213.232.90.124/click_through.php?email_id=240&id=294" TARGET=_blank>Information</A><BR><A HREF="http://213.232.90.124/click_through.php?email_id=240&id=289" TARGET=_blank>Request Tickets</A><P>Unrequited love and heartbreak course through Pushkin's powerful 19th century verse-novel which provides the inspiration for Tchaikovsky's great opera Eugene Onegin. John Cranko's equally passionate ballet hold's fast to the superb storytelling that powered the opera, but uses different Tchaikovsky music to tell the tragic story through this strongly narrative driven ballet.<BR>_______________________<P><B>Don Quixote</B><BR>Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa<BR>22 | 24 | 25 | 26 July at 7.30pm<BR>25 July at 2.30pm<BR>27 July at 2pm and 7pm<P><A HREF="http://213.232.90.124/click_through.php?email_id=240&id=295" TARGET=_blank>Information</A><BR><A HREF="http://213.232.90.124/click_through.php?email_id=240&id=289" TARGET=_blank>Request Tickets</A><P>Rudolf Nureyev's joyous action-packed version of Cervantes's lengendary tale of the chivalrous Don is loosely based on the ballet by Marius Petipa but this delightful production is crammed with comic detail. The story follows Kitri the adventurous peasant girl who runs off with her sweetheart Basilio as they try to evade Gamache, a ludicrously silly fop who Kitri's father wishes her to marry. After romantic and comedy complications and a beautiful moonlit pas de deux Don Quixote resourcefully ensures a happy ending. <BR>_______________________<P><B>Coppelia</B><BR>Ninette de Valois after Lev Ivanov and Enrico Cecchetti<BR>29 | 30 | 31 July at 7.30pm<BR>1 August at 2.30pm<BR>1 | 2 August at 7.30pm<BR>3 August at 2pm and 7pm<P><A HREF="http://213.232.90.124/click_through.php?email_id=240&id=296" TARGET=_blank>Information</A><BR><A HREF="http://213.232.90.124/click_through.php?email_id=240&id=289" TARGET=_blank>Request Tickets</A><P>Coppelia sits on the toy-maker's balcony, oblivious to the world around her. Her young and lively neighbour, Swanilda, is annoyed at Coppelia's indifference to overtures of friendship and then becomes alarmed when her fiance, Franz, takes more than a passing interest in the girl. When she and her friends break into the toy-maker's house to confront her rival, Swanilda realizes that Coppelia is not quite what she seems! Ninette de Valois' production of this enchanting 19th-century classic is set to Delibes' joyous score.<BR>_________________________<P>The website hasn't yet posted casting. I don't know if the BP5 booklets are available yet at ROH and unfortunately I don't have mine here with me in Hong Kong. But here's a link to <A HREF="http://www.danze.co.uk/dcforum/news/1192.html" TARGET=_blank><B>ballet.co.uk</B></A> until I can write it up myself.<P>Very interesting the way they've jumbled up Don Q. These matched are much better. If this is a ROH ploy to get bums back on seats after disappointing reviews...well it's working!<p>[This message has been edited by sylvia (edited April 06, 2002).]


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 Post subject: Re: News from the Royal Ballet
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2002 4:54 am 
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Still under construction but the ROH website has just introduced <A HREF="http://www.royalballet.org/ballet/index.cfm?ccs=245" TARGET=_blank><B>Barre Talk</B></A> a Q&A forum. Send in questions about the RB to <B>barretalk@roh.org.uk</B> and the most interesting will be answered in a weekly forum.<P>In addition Thomas Whitehead is publishing a <A HREF="http://www.royalballet.org/ballet/index.cfm?ccs=246" TARGET=_blank><B>Carmen diary</B></A> of his involvement with the ballet and Mats Ek. Can't wait!<BR>______________________________<P>And another update to the website. Biographies of <P>Genesia Rosato<BR>Gillian Revie<BR>David Pickering<BR>Ivan Putrov<BR>Gemma Sykes <BR>Johannes Stepanek <BR>Naomi Reynolds <BR>Richard Ramsey <BR>Rupert Pennefather <BR> <BR>have been added to those of the principals - a bit curious why they started with these particular artists! Anyway I'm glad this section is finally expanding. All can be seen <A HREF="http://www.royalballet.org/ballet/index.cfm?ccs=87" TARGET=_blank><B>here</B></A>.<BR>_______________________________<P>And finally<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Philip Gammon has recently been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music (FRAM)</B> <P>Philip has worked for the Royal Ballet company for nearly 38 years, holding the title of Principal pianist since 1999 . He has worked with the great names - Nureyev, Fonteyn, Dowell, Sibley, Guillem and the choreographers Ashton and MacMillan.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>More <A HREF="http://www.royalballet.org/ballet/index.cfm?ccs=191" TARGET=_blank><B>here</B></A>.<P>Congratulations to Philip Gammon!<p>[This message has been edited by sylvia (edited April 15, 2002).]


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 Post subject: Re: News from the Royal Ballet
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2002 5:16 am 
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I'm delighted for Philip Gammon. He is an excellent musician and has devoted himself to working for ballet. He is on record as saying that he wishes that the ROH would give him more opportunities to conduct and given the difficulties that the ROH has faced in this area it is difficult to see why this option has not been explored.<P>In addition he is a natural educator and he has delighted many participants in the Royal Ballet Insight Days/Evenings with his demonstration-lectures on ballet music.<P>Congratulations to Philip Gammon from all at Critical-Dance.


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 Post subject: Re: News from the Royal Ballet
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2002 10:11 am 
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Yes indeed - our congratulations to Philip. Well deserved.


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 Post subject: Re: News from the Royal Ballet
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2002 6:47 am 
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Just a reminder that for the 2002-3 season advanced booking (online and postal) for Booking Period 3 opens today on 19 October. Deadline for receipt of applications is 30 October.

Criticaldance links to
Triple Bill
The Sleeping Beauty
Manon

To book tickets online go to this link at the The ROH website

I'm a little confused over the postal booking as I haven't seen any BP3 booklets distributed at the ROH yet but perhaps they're just late?


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