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Trog Woolley

13-08-01, 02:15 PM (GMT)
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"A chance to watch ballet for free, 1984 style"
 
   How many of us have considered "Big Brother: The Ballet"? Well judging by the following article from The Australian 3 Aug 2001, it is very close to being a reality.

Tights in lights: Those of us who get our kicks watching others work can catch glimpses of Nicole Rhodes, Steven Heathcote and other principal dancers of the Australian Ballet sweating at the barre in morning class. Take a peak inside the AB's rehearsal studios via the newly installed webcam at www.australianballet.com.au, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am to 11:45am.

I have not tried this for myself; my clockwork computer isn't up to loading live images. If anyone cares to have a look and share their opinions on the quality of the images, I would be most interested. This might be a resource ballet teachers could use to good effect. My teachers often show us photos of dancers doing the perfect arabesque, releve, etc. to show us what we are aiming for.


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  RE: A chance to watch ballet for free, 1984 style Pete 14-08-01 1

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Pete

14-08-01, 02:58 AM (GMT)
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1. "RE: A chance to watch ballet for free, 1984 style"
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   What a great concept! (And free too -my favourite word!)

In terms of involvement, it shows an innovation that the RB and other British companies lack on their websites (you can't even buy a video on the RB site!) and a great use of technology for the future.

It is rather slow, the frame changing every few seconds, and although the ability for users to control the camera is a nice idea, I spent quite a bit of the time looking at the ceiling and then at the lino -give me that remote control! The camera should be static or controlled by an administrator, which would be less interactive but also less annoying (and intrusive?)

Really fascinating seeing dancers in class the other side of the world at 1.30am over here!
(I must get out more)


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