The MacMillan Estate has launched its fantastic new website. It contains some rare video footage including a clip of Irek Mukhamedov, Leanne Benjamin and Michael Nunn in the body-chalking / gang effort segment of The Judas Tree and Lynn Seymour and David Wall rehearsing Mayerling with MacMillan and John Lanchbery. Very powerful stuff. There is a fascinating 17 minute long clip of Donald MacLeary teaching the Royal Ballet's Edward Watson the Mandolin Solo from Romeo and Juliet. How valuable will this be to every Romeo on the planet.
You can read an excerpt from Jann Parry's biography of MacMillan Different Drummer: The Life of Kenneth MacMillan, which we still cannot buy in the U.S. but can get on amazon.com.uk if one wants to pay a fortune for shipping.
Congratulations on this beautiful new site. It is a wonderful Christmas gift to us all.