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Author:  Francis Timlin [ Wed May 09, 2012 12:29 pm ]
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Jasmine Gardner interviews Tamara Rojo for the Evening Standard.

Evening Standard

Author:  Cassandra [ Thu May 10, 2012 9:58 am ]
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Quote:
It’s hard to imagine Tamara Rojo, prima ballerina at the Royal Ballet, giving private dances to select individuals. Naturally authoritative, with a polished yet unfussy beauty, Rojo is used to a grand stage. So the idea that last year she and members of the Royal Ballet company performed for Chancellor George Osborne, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt and a group of potential arts donors at Downing Street brings up incongruous images of a woman of poise in a stuffy wood-panelled room trying chaînés over the walnut floors and grands-jetés around a long wooden dinner table.
“Funnily enough, Jeremy Hunt organised a performance in Number 11 to promote philanthropy,” Rojo explains. “He asked me to perform in it, which I did. Very ironic,” she says, referring to Osborne’s budget this year, which capped tax relief on charitable giving at £50,000, leaving art organisations believing that philanthropy to their industry will suffer.


This is one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever read and ‘incongruous’ doesn’t even begin to describe such a surreal situation. It calls to mind a bio pic I once saw of Joseph Stalin summoning a ballerina to dance in his presence: truly bizarre.

However the following goes a long way in explaining how Rojo managed to get that top ENB job in such an unorthodox manner, when your pals are the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Minister of Culture I suppose you can get away with anything.

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Osborne is a fan of Rojo. Last year he went to see one of Rojo’s shows and she has met him “a couple of times,” she confirms, …….

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Tue May 22, 2012 11:41 am ]
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Clifford Bishop reviews "Ballo della Regina" and "La Sylphide" for the Evening Standard.

Evening Standard

Sarah Crompton for the Telegraph.

Telegraph

Sarah Frater for the Stage.

Stage

Judith Mackrell for the Guardian.

Guardian

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Wed May 23, 2012 11:29 am ]
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Clement Crisp reviews "La Sylphide" for the Financial Times.

Financial Times

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Wed May 23, 2012 12:03 pm ]
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Judith Flanders reviews "Ballo della Regina" and "La Sylphide" for the Arts Desk.

Arts Desk

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sat May 26, 2012 12:32 pm ]
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Louise Levene reviews "La Sylphide" for the Telegraph.

Telegraph

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:46 pm ]
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In the Financial Times, Jeremy Taylor tries some pas de deux moves with principal dancer Marianela Nunez.

Financial Times

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:15 pm ]
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Jessica Duchen previews the revival of "Prince of the Pagodas" for the Independent.

Independent

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:25 am ]
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Ismene Brown reviews "The Prince of the Pagodas" for the Arts Desk.

Arts Desk

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:18 pm ]
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Mark Monahan reviews "The Prince of the Pagodas" for the Telegraph.

Telegraph

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:59 pm ]
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Clement Crisp reviews "The Prince of the Pagodas" for the Financial Times.

Financial Times

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:57 am ]
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Louise Levene reviews "The Prince of the Pagodas" for the Telegraph.

Telegraph

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:20 pm ]
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Clement Crisp reviews "La Sylphide" and "The Prince of the Pagodas" for the Financial Times.

Financial Times

Author:  Buddy [ Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Royal Ballet 2011-12

"An Intimate Evening with Anna Pavlova,

Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London"

Zoe Anderson
Monday, 18 June 2012, The Independent

"Anna Pavlova was one of the twentieth century’s greatest dancers. The popular image of a ballerina is still Pavlova-shaped....

"It’s an evening of dance, film and anecdotes, making a friendly, well-paced gala.

"The film clips are fascinating. Some of the material has dated, but you can still see Pavlova’s flow of movement, her long lines and something of her stage presence."

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 57963.html

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:38 am ]
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Dame Monica Mason's final triple bill selection is "Birthday Offering," "A Month in the Country" and "Les Noces." Ismene Brown reviews the program in The Arts Desk.

Arts Desk

Zoe Anderson for the Independent.

Independent

Sarah Frater for The Stage.

The Stage

Clement Crisp for the Financial Times.

Financial Times

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