Monthly Archives: July 2008

Prague Masterclasses again

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The sixth year running, and the International Ballet Masterclasses in Prague are still as exhilarating as ever. Last night, Beatrice Knop told us the story of how she got through the preliminaries of the Prix de Lausanne before the (Berlin) wall came down, … Continue reading

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The Three Graces

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Greetings from Prague, where I finally caught up with Chris who flew in from New Zealand on Sunday night at 10pm. By 10.20pm we’d hooked up with these two lovely people, Cyril (left, from Paris) and David (centre, from Atlanta). Chris … Continue reading

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Mirlitons

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One conundrum I missed out from the list earlier: I was passing Paul in the King’s Road the other day, when I noticed a plate of Mirlitons in the window.  Bearing in mind that Act II of The Nutcracker is … Continue reading

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Si no sería por la resaca…

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Some of my many conundrums today have included: Why does no-one on Eastenders watch Eastenders? And… ..if soaps reconstruct geographical reality by inventing ‘Albert Square’ (for example), why haven’t they invented a fictitious soap that everyone watches as a simulacrum … Continue reading

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Is this the most articulate woman in the world?

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No not you, the one in the middle. I took this at the RAD staff party last night, and promised rashly to publish it today, but look, here it is. The prize for TMAWITW had previously gone to my friend … Continue reading

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Net curtains for critics?

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From the technology pages of the Guardian, Is it Curtains for Critics?, a long discussion on the arguably diminished role of ink-and-paper critics in an online world.

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