From the monthly archives:

April 2012

Goddesses, Wheat, Jewels and more!

by DaveTriesBallet April 29, 2012

So I realise that I haven’t updated for a while about how my performing and suchlike is going – that’s because I’ve been so busy with it all! Since January I’ve learnt a Pas de Quatre completely, performed it twice, am currently learning two pieces and soon will hopefully be learning a few more (including […]

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Polyphonia/Sweet Violets/Carbon Life: A triple bill with a bit of everything!

by DaveTriesBallet April 23, 2012

Dame Monica Mason is certainly ending her reign as Artistic Director of the Royal Ballet with a bang! She commissioned not one, but two brand new pieces for this Triple Bill (one by Liam Scarlett and the other by Wayne McGregor) and placed them alongside Wheeldon’s Polyphonia. I was fortunate enough to see this Triple […]

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The Magic of Ballet Music

by DaveTriesBallet April 13, 2012

There’s one thing you can’t really have ballet without. Music. Sure, there are times in ballets (especially more modern works) where there is a choreography section done to silence, but I can’t imagine a full-length three-act narrative ballet without a score, can you? Part of the magic for me (and what immediately identifies great dancers) […]

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Romeo & Juliet: A Retrospective

by DaveTriesBallet April 1, 2012

I consider myself extremely lucky to have been able to see the Royal Ballet perform Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet four times this season. I consider myself even luckier to have seen such stellar performances from some of the Royal Ballet’s best dancers. I saw three casts, watched from three different parts of the […]

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