The London Ballet Circle offers informal talks by figures from the world of dance, visits to company rehearsals and ballet schools, a range of other dance-related activities, and regular newsletters and updates for members.
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On 30th September, it was the turn of Erina Takahashi and James Streeter, Lead Principal and First Soloist of English National Ballet respectively to join the LBC on Zoom after a very busy week during which James had produced ENB’s Emerging Dancer evening and Erina was named the winner of the Arts and Culture section in the Asian Women of Achievement Awards. In a wide-ranging conversation spanning their careers and the dynamic of their relationship, James and Erina talked about the ground-breaking repertoire of ENB, the adaptations they themselves have made to embrace the various dance styles now required of them, and their part in developing new choreography.
The LBC's next guest on Zoom will be Anna Rose O'Sullivan, First Soloist of The Royal Ballet - 7.00pm on Tuesday, 13th October.
More information will be posted shortly under Events.
No charge is made for these Zoom 'talks' but those attending are encouraged to make a donation so as to help the LBC maintain its support to student dancers and organisations.
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The link to Zoom has been sent to LBC Members and is on the News: Members Only page. Non members who would like to 'attend' may request the link from [email protected]
Most companies are moving into seasons of digital programmes. Those listed below are 'pay-to-watch' unless stated otherwise:
Live performances of Wiener Staatsoper will be accessible free of charge at the Wiener Staatsoper website .
Tickets went on sale on 1st September for 3 live streamed performances by Rambert Ballet: https://www.rambert.org.uk/whats-on/draw-from-within/
American Ballet Theatre (ABT)'s virtual Studio 5 events will be streamed free for one week on City Center’s YouTube channel and include the following:
Misty Copeland with Alessandra Ferri On view from Wed Sep 30 at 5pm (10pm BST/UK Time)
All programs are on view for seven days following the first airing.
Birmingham Royal Ballet has a free solos evening on the 1st October: access is via Facebook or the BRB website: https://www.brb.org.uk/solos
Sadler's Wells has a varied line-up of free programmes entitled Digital Stage in Focus https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2020/sadlers-wells-digital-stage/
These continue on 19th October with Zoonation and in November with Candoco.
Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes is in Cinemas across the UK on 30th September and 4th October.
The upcoming streaming calendar also includes:
25th September (to 25th October): Royal Ballet in Dances at a Gathering: https://www.roh.org.uk
NEW YORK CITY BALLET has the following (EDT is 5 hours behind UK time)
Tuesday 29 September at 8pm EDT - an all-Balanchine programme of Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux (Peck and De Luz!!!) and “The Unanswered Question” from Ivesiana, with excerpts from Symphony in C, Liebeslieder Walzer, Episodes, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto.
Tuesday 6 October at 8pm EDT - two works by George Balanchine: Kammermusik No. 2 (First Movement) and Movements for Piano and Orchestra; two works by Jerome Robbins: Opus 19/The Dreamer (First Movement) and Glass Pieces (Third Movement); as well as Chiaroscuro by Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Red Angels by Ulysses Dove.
Saturday 10 October, at 2pm EDT - a “family-friendly” matinée programme, which includes three ballets by Balanchine: Tarantella, with Megan Fairchild and Joaquin De Luz; the first movement of Western Symphony, led by Abi Stafford and Taylor Stanley; and Scherzo à la Russe, performed by then-apprentices Olivia Boisson and Claire Von Enck, along with dancers who were students at the School of American Ballet at the time of the recording.
Tickets are available from: https://www.nycballet.com/season-and-tickets/fall-digital-season and each program will be available to view for one week.
9th October: Royal Ballet's Mixed Programme: https://www.roh.org.uk
Other companies' digital seasons are set out on the following websites:
[Sarasota Ballet has three Digital Programmes at a cost of $35.00 per performance; $90 for all three
Programme 1 on the 23rd October focuses on excerpts from Ashton's ballets;
Programme 2 on the 20th November features performances and excerpts from the works of George Balanchine;
Programme 3 on the 18th December will be announced soon.]