It was mentioned that in another thread that Nicolas Le Riche was injured and couldn't dance Apollo. Does anyone know what's wrong and whether he is to dance Armand on Saturday as billed. I was also interested to hear about Clavigo on Mezzo- how do you get this channel and is the performance available on video. I saw Clavigo last year at the Garnier on the evening of the Bal de l'X. Mt heartfelt sympathy too to Ann Williams that your trip wasn't a success. I understand your frustration very well. The cheapest way I've found to get to Paris is using Sainsbury's reward vouchers, but in order for me to get to Paris I have to get time off work and organise two children so it's not the sort of thing you can always do at the drop of a hat. A quick comment too about Billy Elliot which I loved and have seen twice. Could it be that instead of bringing the masses to ballet, this film is opening the eyes of the ballet world to everyday working class life?-just a thought.
Here is Mezzo's website:http://www.mezzo.fr I'm not sure if this channel is available in England.I don't know if it will be made into a video.Perhaps it will be shown later on France2. As for Nicolas Le Riche , I heard it was a back problem.Perhpas it happened because he had to dance Apollo with Letestu , who is as you might know not quite small.
Le Riche was in perfect form for M&A - the performance was quite superb, the best I have seen so far since this revival was mounted. The two stars seemed to rise to ever greater heights, with intensely moving results. I do hope they will be filmed.