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 Post subject: Re: Royal Ballet 2011-12
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 12:29 pm 
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Jasmine Gardner interviews Tamara Rojo for the Evening Standard.

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 Post subject: Re: Royal Ballet 2011-12
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 9:58 am 
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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, …….


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

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Sarah Crompton for the Telegraph.

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Sarah Frater for the Stage.

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Judith Mackrell for the Guardian.

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 11:29 am 
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Clement Crisp reviews "La Sylphide" for the Financial Times.

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

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Louise Levene reviews "La Sylphide" for the Telegraph.

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In the Financial Times, Jeremy Taylor tries some pas de deux moves with principal dancer Marianela Nunez.

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Jessica Duchen previews the revival of "Prince of the Pagodas" for the Independent.

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Ismene Brown reviews "The Prince of the Pagodas" for the Arts Desk.

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Mark Monahan reviews "The Prince of the Pagodas" for the Telegraph.

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Clement Crisp reviews "The Prince of the Pagodas" for the Financial Times.

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Louise Levene reviews "The Prince of the Pagodas" for the Telegraph.

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Clement Crisp reviews "La Sylphide" and "The Prince of the Pagodas" for the Financial Times.

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"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


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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.

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Zoe Anderson for the Independent.

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Sarah Frater for The Stage.

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Clement Crisp for the Financial Times.

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