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A year of ballet playing cards #6 (S6): A barcarole for port de bras

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This romance from Bizet’s opera The Pearl Fishers is great for an adage or port de bras, perhaps Continue reading

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Me in conversation on a podcast

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Out today on the Ballet Piano Podcast, an interview I did a couple of years ago. I’d forgotten what we talked about until I listened to it. I was surprised to find that hearing myself talk about why I’d decided … Continue reading

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Music, time and politics in the ballet studio

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Just published online, my chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Time in Music, “The politics of musical time in the everyday life of ballet dancers.” Continue reading

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“On, Wisconsin!” and La Bayadère

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What have La Bayadère and “On, Wisconsin!” got in common? Read on . . . Continue reading

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Please do not post my free downloads on Scribd: here’s why

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Scribd is a paid-for service, so please don’t upload my music (which is published under a Creative Commons licence) there, if you’re tempted. Continue reading

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New podcast series on folk tunes and Englishness

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As I’m slightly obsessed with fiddlers’ tune books, ever since I found that this is where I should have been looking all the time for all the gaps in my ballet class repertoire (see earlier post) I was thrilled to … Continue reading

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