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David M

01-04-02, 08:53 PM (GMT)
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"What are they doing now"
 
   Hello,

Throughout the 1980's and early 1990's I was a regular at the Royal Opera House to see the Royal Ballet.

Not knowing any one connected with the Royal Ballet , and before the amazing introduction of theInternet and Ballet . Co for information , when dancers left the company , they just "dissapeared" from my view.

Looking thrrough some old programmes last night , I pulled out a few names , and wondered what they are doing in their lifes now.

Phillip Broomhead, went to join ABT ??? but after that /

Marc Silver /

Ravena Tucker, after BRB ???? /

B Brynd , she recently re married, but is she still connected with ballet.

David Peden, went to join National Ballet of Canada I think , but is he connected with dance still ???? /

Simon Rice, finished the choreography for Carousel at the National after Sir K Mc Millan passed away , but after that ????? /

Guy Niblett /

Jennifer Penny, she went back to Vancouver , but what is she doing now???

Neil Skidmore, / P Abgellen / Neil Geraghty, anyone know what they are up to ????.


Any info would be appreciated

Thank You

David


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: What are they doing now AEHandley 01-04-02 1
  RE: What are they doing now Jane S 01-04-02 2
  RE: What are they doing now David M 02-04-02 3
     RE: What are they doing now Flight 02-04-02 4
         RE: What are they doing now Flight 02-04-02 5
             RE: What are they doing now Paul A 03-04-02 6
                 RE: What are they doing now Flight 03-04-02 7
             RE: What are they doing now AEHandley 03-04-02 8
                 RE: What are they doing now Flight 03-04-02 9
                     RE: What are they doing now Steven 03-04-02 10
                         RE: What are they doing now Flight 03-04-02 11
                             RE: What are they doing now AEHandley 03-04-02 12
                             RE: What are they doing now Paul A 03-04-02 13
                             RE: What are they doing now AEHandley 03-04-02 14
                             RE: What are they doing now Robert 03-04-02 15
                             RE: What are they doing now Flight 04-04-02 16
  RE: What are they doing now Lynette H 04-04-02 17
     RE: What are they doing now Flight 04-04-02 18
         RE: What are they doing now Viviane 04-04-02 19
             RE: What are they doing now sylvia 04-04-02 20
  RE: What are they doing now alison 04-04-02 21
     RE: What are they doing now David M 04-04-02 22
         RE: What are they doing now alison 05-04-02 23
             RE: What are they doing now Flight 05-04-02 24
                 RE: What are they doing now EmmaL 05-04-02 25
                     RE: What are they doing now Flight 06-04-02 26
                         RE: What are they doing now Tim 08-04-02 27

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AEHandley

01-04-02, 09:27 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: What are they doing now"
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   Ravenna Tucker - re-trained as a teacher, went to Singapore to teach the dance syllabus at the university in about 1997 (I THINK that's right, but I may have got the details of exactly what she teaches wrong)

Bryony Brind - did some acting but believe she doesn't still dance.

Peter Abegglen - only left the RB in the last 18 months I think, I'm sure there's something on these pages about what he's doing now but I've forgotten (think he's still dancing though).

I would assume that if Jennifer Penney were still in the world of dance she'd be coaching/directing by now.


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Jane S

01-04-02, 09:28 PM (GMT)
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   LAST EDITED ON 01-04-02 AT 09:30 PM (GMT)

Philip Broomhead went to the Houston Ballet - he was at Sadler's Wells with them last spring.


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David M

02-04-02, 09:03 PM (GMT)
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   Thank you for the two replies to date,

However , I am sure there is a wealth of information lurking in peoples minds about the dancers I have mentioned , but readers of Ballet.Co have not had time to read this posting as they have only just today returned from ther Easter Break in Barbados / Cannes / St Petersburg/ Paris.

Any info would be appreciated.

Thank you

David


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Flight

02-04-02, 09:31 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: What are they doing now"
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   And can I please add Robert Gravenor(BRB)?

I have been following his progress since he was at White Lodge and now he is gone! I can't find anything about it in 'Entrechat', but perhaps someone knows something?


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Flight

02-04-02, 09:32 PM (GMT)
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5. "RE: What are they doing now"
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   Oh! And Maria Almeida, please!


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Paul A

03-04-02, 08:55 AM (GMT)
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   >Oh! And Maria Almeida, please!


Presumably being wife and mother for Mr Cope!


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Flight

03-04-02, 09:09 AM (GMT)
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   LAST EDITED ON 03-04-02 AT 09:10 AM (GMT)

Well, yes, I knew about Anouska and Joseph. But I heard that she was coaching. *Who* is she coaching?

And can I just say (meaning absolutely no offence) that I find that comment quite sexist.


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AEHandley

03-04-02, 10:36 AM (GMT)
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8. "RE: What are they doing now"
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   Maria Almeida and Jonathan Cope "retired" together some years ago. Cope missed the ballet and performing too much and went back pdq - Almeida missed it not at all and is quite happy in her retirement (in the West Country I think?) Remember hearing them interviewed on MidWeek a few yrs ago.


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Flight

03-04-02, 11:21 AM (GMT)
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   I thought they lived in south London?

Cope went into 'business', apparently. It could have been window cleaning or anything!


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Steven

03-04-02, 12:48 PM (GMT)
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10. "RE: What are they doing now"
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   I thought it was the wine trade...

Maria Almeida is still to be seen occasionally in the audience at the Opera House. I spotted her there on the first night of Enduring Images - and also at Sir Anthony Dowell's retirement gala, absolutely stunning with hair, skin and dress all different shades of gold.


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Flight

03-04-02, 01:06 PM (GMT)
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11. "RE: What are they doing now"
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   Oh, smuggling. I see. And there was me thinking it was good honest window cleaning.


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AEHandley

03-04-02, 01:18 PM (GMT)
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   LOL! Get back to your revision!

I'd be interested to know who she was coaching as well. The company don't seem to be interested in having people who really know the repertoire coaching so presumably dancers find their own help?


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Paul A

03-04-02, 01:22 PM (GMT)
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13. "RE: What are they doing now"
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   Thought it was a used car business. (No offence meant by earlier posting, suggesting merely that as Almeida had not made a return to performing she is hopefully happy in whatever she is doing).


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AEHandley

03-04-02, 03:50 PM (GMT)
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14. "RE: What are they doing now"
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   >Thought it was a used car
>business. (No offence meant >taken] by earlier posting, suggesting
>merely that as Almeida had
>not made a return to
>performing she is hopefully happy
>in whatever she is doing).
>
My understanding from this interview I heard was that she was NOT happy performing - she couldn't stand the endless competitiveness and pressure and it was like escaping from a lifetime of straitjacketing assumptions. I can well believe that progression through the RBS and company must feel like that - sort of "well, I CAN'T give it up now!" sort of thing.



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Robert

03-04-02, 08:04 PM (GMT)
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15. "RE: What are they doing now"
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   Guy Niblett used to run the Royal Ballet Morris team,The Bow Street Runners , but that was while he was still dancing.


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Flight

04-04-02, 09:33 AM (GMT)
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   To answer my own question somewhat, Almeida apparently felt that she had been pushed into ballet by her mother.


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Lynette H

04-04-02, 09:50 AM (GMT)
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17. "RE: What are they doing now"
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   I think Simon Rice did some choreography for K Ballet. I also recall seeing him on a short dance film (one of those Dance for the Camera pieces ?) on BBC2 a couple of years back - again I think he was the cheorgrapher.


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Flight

04-04-02, 10:52 AM (GMT)
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   Good heavens, what a week for revelations. First contraband-ing, and now hoards of adults hiding under a veneer of I-go-to-the-office-at-nine-every-morning-and-come-back-at-five, when really they spend all day secretly talking about the finer points of Giselle.


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Viviane

04-04-02, 11:06 AM (GMT)
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   hmm...Flight, what about your revisions ?


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sylvia

04-04-02, 11:16 AM (GMT)
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20. "RE: What are they doing now"
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   I remember reading an interview with Jonathan on Darcey's website - Maria Almeida is choreographing and judging dance I think.

And Flight you're not alone. I've just spent an hour rhapsodizing over Giselle when I should be studying and working on my dissertation. What can I say...it's an addiction.


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alison

04-04-02, 10:21 PM (GMT)
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21. "RE: What are they doing now"
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   I think Mark Silver was teaching at ENB a few years ago. He may now be attached to the school, but I'd need to double-check.

Also think Simon Rice was at one stage appearing in one of the West End musicals - Cats, maybe? I actually saw some reference to him quite recently and thought "Ah, so that's what he's doing now", but can I think what it was? Nope. Also sure I should know what Neil Skidmore's doing, but can't remember (my fading brain cells, obviously ).


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David M

04-04-02, 10:58 PM (GMT)
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22. "RE: What are they doing now"
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   Alison,

Thanks for the info.

I am really interetsted in what Mark Silver is doing now , as he was one of the R/B leading male dancers of his generation , so it would be be excellant news if he is now managing to re input some of his dancing knowedge and expertise back into the dancing world.

I thought I may have read recently that David Peden also might have been teaching at ENB , anyone got any information on that????


With regard to Neil Skidmore, did he not marry one of the members of the the Royal Ballet Corp a few years ago, sorry but I cannot remember her name.

Plus when i attended a meeting of the Ballet Association , say 7 / 8 years ago ,Neil mentioned that he had an uncle in the music business and that if he ever left the Royal he thought he might try his hand in that particular field. Does that ring a bell with you ????

Still no info one P Abeggelen , has he dissapeared from view????

I remember Mr C Crisp( in about 1990) in his forecast for the coming year mentioning Peter as a dancer to watch for the future. so whereis he now , he cannot have dissapreared from view. Has he maybe has returned to his native Switzerland????

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread, but any more info would be extreemly welcome.


Take Care


David


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alison

05-04-02, 01:32 PM (GMT)
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23. "RE: What are they doing now"
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   I checked my old ENB programmes last night - Mark Silver appeared to be teaching there in the mid-90s, but I don't seem to have any way of checking whether I was right about him teaching at the ENB school.

If, as I think, it was Neil Skidmore who was married to Michelle Davis, then I'm sure I remember her telling us what he was doing at a BAllet ASsociation dinner a few years ago, but I still can't remember what it is!


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Flight

05-04-02, 07:12 PM (GMT)
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   Sorry for hijacking this thread wit Almeida queries!

All I know is that Abgellen's wife had a baby.


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EmmaL

05-04-02, 10:26 PM (GMT)
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   >Sorry for hijacking this thread wit
>Almeida queries!
>
>All I know is that Abgellen's
>wife had a baby.
I think you have your wires crossed. I would doubt very much that Abegllen had either a wife or a baby
Emms


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Flight

06-04-02, 08:56 AM (GMT)
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26. "RE: What are they doing now"
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   OK! (If I knew how to get smiley faces, I would put one here). It is just something I read a while ago on this site.


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Tim

08-04-02, 12:27 PM (GMT)
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   Am happy to report that Neil Skidmore did indeed marry Michele Davies and they are both very happy and now have a beautiful young daughter. Neil, who was always a really hard worker, now runs a very successful corporate/social events business in London.


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