As usual a very polished and delightful show. I'd expected Sandra Madgwick in the Swanhilda role, but got instead yet another little delightful Japanese dancer, Nao Sakuma, an Artist with the company, strongly supported by Sergiu Pobereznic. Robert Parker stole the third act with a virtuoso display as the captain of the military - gasps of delight from the ladies behind me. During the intervals these same ladies made a vow to to book straight away for Giselle in the autumn. The lady next to me confided to me that her nephew had decided to leave BRB in favour of a football career. Well, this was Sunderland http://www.danze.co.uk/dcforum/Images/happy.gif">. It occurs to me tho' Bruce. How about a mini-poll on best Japanese dancers working in the UK? Big K excluded. Next stop, Darcy and mates on Saturday (and if Adam isn't there I'll commit hara-kiri<img src="
I'm delighted to read about the progress of Nao Sakuma (Swanhilda in your review). I very much admired Nao at the '98 Jackson int'l ballet competition & wondered why she did not place in the medals, although she did win the hope/encouragement prize.