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Wendy Glavis

20-02-02, 04:34 PM (GMT)
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"RB Class - 20th Feb."
 
   Every time I come out after watching an RB class, I find myself thinking the same thoughts: I must lose some weight, get more exercise - and is it too late for cosmetic surgery? Ah well.

The Class today was taught by Alexandr Agedzhanov...very quietly, more or less ignoring the audience and it wasn't always easy to hear/follow/remember his instructions (not that it matters whether we hear/understand or not; we're lucky to be there at all).

The dancers appearing were (I copied these from the list afterwards): Alina Cojocaru, Johan Kobborg, Mara Galeazzi, Vanessa Palmer, Ivan Putrov, Tomoko Furuya, Bennet Gartside, Martin Harvey, Kenta Kura, Sian Murphy, Gemma Bond, Brian Maloney, Laura McCulloch and Jose Maria Tirado. (Kobborg didn't do the whole class, though.)

Have to admit I was watching Alina a lot of the time; she seemed a bit shy of being the centre of attention and at one point actually pushed (in a very gentle, graceful, ballerina-like manner of course) one of the other dancers into the front row so that she could stay in the back.

The class was fascinating. Everyone looked good and seemed to be holding their balances or arabesques for hours at the end of each exercise. Each of the men (except Kobborg, who had stopped dancing by then) did an impressive manege at the end...and then to my delight, Alina did one too.

We all clapped like mad when the class was over and most of the dancers filed out. But some of the men weren't ready to stop dancing. So one of them (cute and blond - someone thought he was Brian Maloney?) sat down at the piano and began to play - quite competently - music from various ballets, while Martin, Bennet, Kenta and someone else (whose name escapes me) did an extra manege or two for an appreciative audience. Then Martin, not to be outdone, took over at the piano, waited for our undivided attention...and played a bit of chopsticks (or similar).

A great day! If anyone else was there, please add to this, as I'm sure I've left a lot out and got things wrong!


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  RE: RB Class - 20th Feb. Tomoko.A 20-02-02 1
     RE: RB Class - 20th Feb. Wendy Glavis 20-02-02 2
         RE: RB Class - 20th Feb. DANZMAD 20-02-02 3
         RE: RB Class - 20th Feb. DANZMAD 20-02-02 4
             RE: RB Class - 20th Feb. Wendy Glavis 21-02-02 5

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Tomoko.A

20-02-02, 06:16 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: RB Class - 20th Feb."
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   Wendy, thank you for this interesting report. It's really inspired me especially as I've got a ballet class to attend this evening myself !! I'm going to watch the RB in class on 17th April (a birthday treat to myself!)and I can't wait. Do we normally get a list of the dancers in class ?


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Wendy Glavis

20-02-02, 08:25 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: RB Class - 20th Feb."
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   I don't know about 'normally' Tomoko. But today they announced before the class began that there would be a list in the Amphi bar afterwards of the dancers who'd taken part.


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DANZMAD

20-02-02, 09:11 PM (GMT)
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   Please tell me how you are able to watch the RB in class. Is this open to the general public or are you involved in the ' ballet world' and ' in he know ' ? I would be most interested to hear your comments. Thank you !


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DANZMAD

20-02-02, 09:11 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: RB Class - 20th Feb."
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   Please tell me how you are able to watch the RB in class. Is this open to the general public or are you involved in the ' ballet world' and ' in he know ' ? I would be most interested to hear your comments. Thank you !


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Wendy Glavis

21-02-02, 11:33 AM (GMT)
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5. "RE: RB Class - 20th Feb."
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   Danzmad, some Royal Ballet classes are open to the general public (probably works out at about one class per month) and tickets for these can be bought from the Box Office for 10 each (5 concessions). Classes are held in the Clore so audience numbers are limited. They start at 10:30 in the morning and you don't know in advance who's going to be there.

In my experience, however, it's not easy to get your hands on these tickets - because everyone wants one! So you need to plan ahead...and a little luck won't hurt either.


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