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jhanner

05-12-01, 09:31 PM (GMT)
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"Poll of the year 2001"
 
   Bruce/anyone

Are you planning on doing a poll of the year? If so when as I look forward to it as a seasonal treat. All the Christmas lights etc just made me think about it.


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: Poll of the year 2001 Bruce Madmin 05-12-01 1
     RE: Poll of the year 2001 sylvia 06-12-01 2
         RE: Poll of the year 2001 Brendan 06-12-01 3
             RE: Poll of the year 2001 jhanner 06-12-01 4
                 RE: Poll of the year 2001 Paul A 07-12-01 5
                 RE: Poll of the year 2001 Paul A 07-12-01 6
                     bah humbug Cathryn 10-12-01 7
                         RE: bah humbug Paul A 10-12-01 8
                             RE: bah humbug alison 10-12-01 9
                             RE: bah humbug Robert 12-12-01 10
                             RE: bah humbug AEHandley 12-12-01 11
                             RE: bah humbug Bruce Madmin 12-12-01 12
                             RE: bah humbug Beckymonster 14-12-01 13
                             RE: bah humbug alison 17-12-01 14

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Bruce Madmin

05-12-01, 10:36 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Poll of the year 2001"
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   Its not forgotten and will emerge with the next magazine in time for Christmas and the New year (it will stop you going mad with the in-laws!)(and Turkey!)(or Nut Roast depending!)


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sylvia

06-12-01, 11:42 AM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Poll of the year 2001"
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   Not really related, but speaking of polls I'd be curious at some point to have another on which role you'd want to dance the most. I think after the last couple weeks the results would be skewed wildly in favour of Onegin and Tatiana!


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Brendan

06-12-01, 11:57 AM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Poll of the year 2001"
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   Sylvia - I couldn't agree more.


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jhanner

06-12-01, 01:40 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Poll of the year 2001"
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   thats good news (although I can take the in laws as they live in Australia)

I'd have to vote for Manon Sylvia


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Paul A

07-12-01, 04:25 PM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Poll of the year 2001"
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   In the liverish month of January maybe a poll on what we would have preferred to see instead Nutcracker?


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Paul A

07-12-01, 04:25 PM (GMT)
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6. "RE: Poll of the year 2001"
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   In the liverish month of January maybe a poll on what we would have preferred to see instead Nutcracker?


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Cathryn

10-12-01, 03:25 PM (GMT)
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7. "bah humbug"
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   Paul!! How can you say that!! That's like asking what other songs you'd have preferred to sing than carols!! The Nutcracker is part of Christmas and there's shedloads of ballet on at the moment. I'm gutted that so many productions are on at the time when I'm out of London and away so much!!

Only 2 weeks to Christmas now. So exciting...


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Paul A

10-12-01, 04:10 PM (GMT)
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8. "RE: bah humbug"
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   >Paul!! How can you say that!!
>

Nutcracker fine upto Christmas eve - but in mid January?! Do we really still want to be in a state of pre-Christams anticipation?

Maybe it's time for us to see Ashton's Cinderella again - but again, not every year. We used to get Fille at Christmas too in the best panto tradition here. Coppelia might be good for a change.

But what about something more varied - could really go for Patineurs/ Scenes de ballet/ Nutcracker Sweeties. Or how about the full length Jewels. Or possibly (getting out of step with the seasons) a mixed bill built around Petrushka.

And this year will be the first year since 1996 that we will be having turkey for Christmas. We don't have to be circumscribed by tradition.


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alison

10-12-01, 05:40 PM (GMT)
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9. "RE: bah humbug"
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   I certainly hope there'll be some more variety next year, esp. if AMP really do revive their Nutcracker (although I think we've been promised that for about 5 years now!). I don't begrudge anyone their Nutcrackers, it's just that with solid runs of it in London by RB and ENB (ENB have a new one next year - wonder how many performances that'll be?) there's very little for ballet-lovers who want something different. I know people who live outside London will be screaming at me, but really, Ross, 3 years of solid RB Nutcracker at Christmas is too much! Please can we have something else next year, even if it's interspersed with Nutcrackers?


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Robert

12-12-01, 01:54 PM (GMT)
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10. "RE: bah humbug"
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   The Royal Ballet used to do The Tales of Beatrix Potter, and it was very successful. I can remember Festival Ballet reviving Nutcracker, since the everyone has followed suite. There is no really old tradition in doing it. Northern Ballet do Christmas Carol and it is fun.


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AEHandley

12-12-01, 04:05 PM (GMT)
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11. "RE: bah humbug"
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   Yes, Christmas nutcrackers aren't really a Royal Ballet tradition, they're a Festival Ballet tradition.

The Royal revived Tales of Beatrix Potter - or rather, re-created it for the stage - in (IIRC) 1992. It was a great disappointment - it didn't really work on stage, whereas the film was magical. It just became a series of caricatures, rather than a seamless whole, when reduced to fit the stage.


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Bruce Madmin

12-12-01, 05:38 PM (GMT)
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12. "RE: bah humbug"
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   >The Royal revived Tales of Beatrix
>Potter - or rather, re-created
>it for the stage -
>in (IIRC) 1992. It
>was a great disappointment -
>it didn't really work on
>stage, whereas the film was
>magical. It just became
>a series of caricatures, rather
>than a seamless whole, when
>reduced to fit the stage.

It was never exactly my cup of tea but it seemed to sell well.

I beieve however that Ashton didn't want it produced live and had said no while he was alive. Assuming that was true it was a shame that his wishes were ignored after he died. On the other hand I felt differently about Forsythe's wishes that his works die with him. Need to think more perhaps!



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Beckymonster

14-12-01, 02:47 PM (GMT)
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13. "RE: bah humbug"
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   >I certainly hope there'll be some
>more variety next year, esp.
>if AMP really do revive
>their Nutcracker

Yep - AMP are going to bring back their version of Nutcracker next year. I heard this at the Friends of AMP AGM (I was listening avidly to Etta Murfitt talk, so I think she of all people should know what's going on! ) and it was confirmed in an article about Nutcracker in the FT earlier in the week.

An excerpt from the AMP version was shown at the AGM - I think it was from the end of one act to the end of the 'national' dances. I've never seen Nutcracker (either Ballet or AMP) before so this was a bit of an eye opener! The skating scene was lovely, the Nutcracker was gorgeous but kudos especially for the Spanish sequence, Chinese sequence and the dance of the mirlitons - I simply dissolve into giggles when I hear that now. now...


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alison

17-12-01, 12:53 PM (GMT)
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14. "RE: bah humbug"
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   >Yep - AMP are going to
>bring back their version of
>Nutcracker next year. I
>heard this at the Friends
>of AMP AGM (I was
>listening avidly to Etta Murfitt
>talk, so I think she
>of all people should know
>what's going on! ) and
>it was confirmed in an
>article about Nutcracker in the
>FT earlier in the week.
>
>
Glad that the Friends confirmed it. I've read it in articles claiming it was going to be on at Christmas for about the last four years, so would be very sceptical of them alone.
>An excerpt from the AMP version
>was shown at the AGM
>- I think it was
>from the end of one
>act to the end of
>the 'national' dances. I've
>never seen Nutcracker (either Ballet
>or AMP) before so this
>was a bit of an
>eye opener! The skating
>scene was lovely, the Nutcracker
>was gorgeous but kudos especially
>for the Spanish sequence, Chinese
>sequence and the dance of
>the mirlitons - I simply
>dissolve into giggles when I
>hear that now. now...



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