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Ivan Putrov, Ballet Dancer and Producer

Monday 13 November, 7.30 pm

Civil Service Club, 13-15 Great Scotland Yard, London, SW1A 2HJ

Payment at the door, members £5, guests £8 (cash only)

Ivan was born in Kyiv, Ukraine to a ballet family. Ivan trained at The Kyiv State Choreographic Institute and at The Royal Ballet School. Upon graduation Sir Anthony Dowell invited him to join the Company, where he became a Principal after three seasons. His repertory includes Principal roles in all the classics and ballets by MacMillan, Ashton, Balanchine, Fokine, Nijinsky, Tetley, Cranko, Bournonville, Robbins, Zamuel, Goleizovsky, McGregor, Forsythe, Kylián, Maliphant, Bourne, De Frutos, Petit and Duato.

Ivan’s awards include the Premier Prix at the Prix de Lausanne; the Gold medal at the Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition; the Gold Medal at the Nijinsky Festival; the Critics’ Circle National Dance Award; the Medal for Work and Achievement from the President of Ukraine and Ivan has been made an Honorary Artist of Ukraine.


Danceworks Youth Ballet Company The Nutcracker

Saturday 9 December, 2.00 pm Abbreviated studio performance

Danceworks, 16 Balderton Street, London, W1K 6TN

Free of charge – see booking details below

Following a wonderful Summer School with 100 students from 20 countries who were privileged to be taught by Guest Teachers Sergei Polunin, Ivan Putrov, Melissa Hamilton, Erico Montes and Nathalie Harrison, the Academy Autumn Term of after-school and weekend classes will be starting in September. This year Danceworks was proud to offer two inspiration scholarships to students in association with Sergei Polunin and Michaela DePrince. The students will be performing both acts of The Nutcracker at The Greenwood Theatre, 55 Weston Street, London, SE1 3RA on 12 November, with an additional in-studio abbreviated performance on 9 December at Danceworks, which LBC members are invited to attend, free of charge. Danceworks is delighted to offer 15 free tickets to LBC members for the in-studio performance. All you need to do is email balletschool@danceworks.net.


LBC Annual General Meeting and Party

Saturday 13 January 2018, 5.00 pm for 5.15 pm

Dragon Hall, 17 Stukeley Street, London, WC2B 5LT

Payment by cheque in advance, members £15, guests £20 

Please remember to bring your membership card Our AGM, to which all paid up members of The London Ballet Circle are invited, takes place at 5.15 pm (doors open at 5.00 pm) and is followed by our annual party at approximately 6.00 pm. A copy of the Agenda will be enclosed with the next Newsletter. Attendance at the AGM is, of course, free, and open to members only, but if you wish to attend the party please send a cheque for £15, made payable to The London Ballet Circle, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope for acknowledgement if required, to the Honorary Secretary, Jean Wilde, 4 Guinea Court, Basingstoke, RG24 8XJ. Guests may be invited to the party from 6 pm and payment of £20 should be made for each guest (details as for members). Dragon Hall is in Stukeley Street, off the main thoroughfares, but is a very short distance from Holborn station. On leaving the station cross High Holborn at the traffic lights (Holborn Kingsway to your left, Southampton Row to your right), keep going on the left-hand side and go down Smart’s Place, or the next turning, Drury Lane, until you get to Stukeley Street. 


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The Dining Room, First Floor, Civil Service Club, 13-15 Gt Scotland Yard, London SW1A 2HJ


We are most grateful to all members who suggested possible venues for our meetings, following the announcement that we could no longer use Waterstone's in Piccadilly. The Civil Service Club has been investigated and found to be suitable for our needs, with many advantages and good transport links. Gt Scotland Yard, off Whitehall, is easily reached from Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross main line or underground (Northern and Bakerloo lines) and Embankment (District, Northern and District lines), and not all that far from Leicester Square underground, for those of us wedded to the Piccadilly line. You can check the venue on the map by clicking here. The room we shall be using is the Dining Room on the first floor (there is a lift). There are toilets on the ground and second floors. We are welcome to use the bar on the ground floor which is open until 11pm.


Please note: although this will be our main venue in the foreseeable future we may also use other premises, so it is important to take note of what is printed in the newsletter.


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