Cupcakes & conversation with Natasha Oughtred, First Soloist, Birmingham Royal Ballet Please note – Natasha has been promoted to Principal since this interivew was published. Natasha will be dancing in The Two Pigeons at the Birmingham Hippodrome on June 18th at 2pm and 19th at 7.30pm and later in Galanteries, The Dance House and […]
I would just like to highlight this article about a Chanel couture tutu which has been made for Elena Glurdjidze,for her performances of The Dying Swan, in today’s Guardian magazine. Elena is a senior principal dancer with English National Ballet. Performance details are listed at the end of the article by Jess Cartner-Morley.
Darcey Bussell launched the first six books in her Magic Ballerina series last October and since then a quarter of a million copies have been sold worldwide. Now Darcey is back with the next six stories, which feature Rosa (a new character), who has inherited the magic red ballet shoes from Delphine (from the first […]
Tonight’s Royal Ballet Masterclass was, as always, an absolute treat. It never ceases to amaze me how generous the dancers are with their time – something picked up tonight by Rozzie Metherell, the Insight Programme Manager, who thanked both the dancers for their time and for the indefatigable way in which they always step up […]
As before, if you spot yourself please let me know so that I can fill in the details. Just added a couple more photo’s after Brian’s request.
The quite wonderful Richmond May Fair has been held today on The Green. Some of the pupils from White Lodge, the lower school based in Richmond Park, dazzled and danced their way through morris dancing, Irish dancing, clog dancing, Scottish dancing, a Farandole, the chicken dance from La fille Mal Gardee, an excerpt from Sleeping […]
Tonight on BBC4 you can catch a special treat – The Royal Ballet’s Manon with Tamara Rojo as Manon and Carlos Acosta as Des Grieux. I was at the recording of this performance and can vouch for it being a great one ! Duration – 120 minutes. 8062392 BBC4 says : The Royal Ballet perform […]
A Dance to the Music of Time: Aesthetically-Relevant Changes in Body Posture in Performing Art Elena Daprati1,2, Marco Iosa3, Patrick Haggard4*1 Dipartimento di Neuroscienze and Centro di Biomedicina Spaziale, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy, 2 Dipartimento di Fisiologia Neuromotoria, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy, 3 Dipartimento di Scienze del Movimento […]
I return triumphant. It’s taken several days, some inside knowledge and a dawn raid on my local stockist but… I have them ! Willie’s Delectable cacao bars – Venezuelan 72 Rio Caribe Superior and Peruvian 70 – San Martin. As I walked home I noticed that my shopping bag was infused with the smell of […]
Hi everyone, Just a little update on the chocolate post below. The scientific tests which Willie carried out have shown that if you drink his cacao before exercising, you will burn more fat and you will feel that the exercise takes less effort, than if you hadn’t drunk the cacao. What’s not to like ? […]