One of our loyal Haglund'eelers alerted us to the upcoming livestream of the Royal Ballet's rehearsal of some part of Sleeping Beauty. Dame Monica Mason is involved although we don't know who the dancers are yet. These livestream rehearsals, which are similar to the Donor/Friend rehearsals that many of us attend at companies around the U.S., are very interesting and more than a little useful to anyone who currently performs or aspires to perform in the roles being highlighted in the rehearsal. Most of the livestream segments are archived on the RB website but are not necessarily easy to locate.
Date: Tue, Nov. 22nd
Time: 7:10 pm GMT (2:10 pm Eastern Standard Time) Sometimes the start of the rehearsal is delayed by several minutes to a half hour.
For more information, check this page at the ROH website: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/watch-rehearsals-for-the-sleeping-beauty-to-be-livestreamed-on-22-november-2016
Here's nice little human interest piece on NYC Ballet's Amar Ramasar that just popped up on People online's American Doers: http://people.com/human-interest/amar-ramasars-journey-from-the-bronx-to-center-stage-at-lincoln-center/
If you've been heavily sedated for the past week and a half and haven't heard: Devon Teuscher will debut as Odette/Odile at the Kennedy Center opposite Marcelo Gomes on Sunday January 29th at 1:30pm. Wow, a brand new Odette/Odile who can do all of the steps like a professional classical ballerina should be able to do BEFORE she's given the role. ALL of the steps.
One has no way of knowing how Washington DC will have devolved by that Sunday, but we're going to take the risk and try to make it down there for this happy event.