Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sunday December 4 - Monday December 12
Paris 3 performances
Paris Opera Ballet: Onegin
Cinderella (Rudolf Nureyev's version set in the golden age of Hollywood)
here's a clip, but you really have to see the beautiful pas de deux!
Royal Ballet of Flanders: Impressing the Czar (Forsythe)
See the RBF's great promo video for this season here:
I estimate this trip would cost about $3000 plus airfare.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
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Monday, June 6, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
American Ballet Theatre's The Bright Stream (Alexei Ratmansky)
Royal Danish Ballet
I'm going to see them both and I can't wait!
Friday, June 3, 2011
Tuesday 4 October
Arrive London; check in to centrally located hotel near Royal Opera House
Wednesday 5 October
Afternoon: Guided tour of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Evening: Two-course welcome dinner and performance of Royal Ballet, Jewels (Balanchine)
Thursday 6 October
Daytrip by private coach. Transfer to Richmond Park and visit the White Lodge Museum at the beautiful historic palace that is home to the Royal Ballet Lower School in Richmond Park, then continue to the sumptuous residence of Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace. Late afternoon: transfer to Woking for a three-course dinner before the evening performance of Northern Ballet: Cleopatra, choreographed by their Canadian artistic director, David Nixon. Return by private coach from theatre directly to hotel.
Friday 7 October
Daytrip by private coach to Birmingham. Two-course lunch and afternoon performance of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Symphonic Variations (Ashton), Checkmate (de Valois), and the Gilbert & Sullivan-inspired Pineapple Poll (Cranko). Post-performance talk with a BRB dancer. Return by private coach from theatre directly to hotel.
Saturday 8 October
Daytime at leisure. Evening: Royal Ballet, Limen (McGregor), Marguerite and Armand (Ashton), Requiem (MacMillan).
Sunday 9 October
Daytrip by private coach to Oxford. Walking tour of Oxford colleges and gardens. Three-course lunch before afternoon performance of English National Ballet, Strictly Gershwin (Deane). Return by private coach from theatre directly to hotel.
Monday 10 October
Check out of hotel and depart London
… the way the US audience greeted the company:
“We got a standing ovation. YES. And Gene Kelly’s widow gave me a kiss afterwards for having such lovely male dancers. She said: ‘Gene would have gone bananas over these incredible male dancers’." - Nikolaj Hubbe
"Mid-way through the last ballet a baritone voice calls out ‘THAT’S MY MAN!’ during Thomas Lund’s final solo." - dancer Constantine Baecher.
You can follow their fun tour blog at http://rdballet.blogspot.com/
I am so looking forward to seeing them in New York!