Tag Archives: Friends etc.

Ballet Piano Podcast transcript now available

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Want to learn about playing for class in a fun, chatty podcast of experts? Read on to find out where. Continue reading

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Lightly up, up, up: John O’Brien, legendary dance teacher

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When John O’Brien died on 11th May this year, I suggested to the RAD that they should do something to remember him, since he taught for many years there, quite apart from being the proprietor of Dance Books. It’s hard … Continue reading

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Trissie’s dollies: tunes, travel, gardens and a Blue Shawl

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Last year I either discovered, or re-remembered, that my friend, contemporary and colleague Julia Richter had been taught by Rosemary Barnes, who was a friend and colleague of my piano teacher, Trissie Cox. Julia said that she had in her garden … Continue reading

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A christmas carol ballet class #21: Ding dong merrily on high

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To download the song, either right-click (Mac: ctrl+click) the player above and select ‘save audio as’, or right-click (Mac: ctrl+click) this link and select ‘save link as‘. I wish I could do this to all Christmas carols, but you just can’t (although, as … Continue reading

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Ebb and Flow

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To the Peacock Theatre yesterday afternoon to see ENB school’s performance. Well, to be honest, mainly to see my friend Chris Hampson’s new piece for the men, Flow. I always have to remind myself how young these dancers are. When … Continue reading

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To the altar in Malta

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So that’s it then, Dan & Kei are married at the Xara Palace in Mdina, Malta. And seeing this boat, the Padre Ignazio, Valletta brought back memories of another trip so here it is as a keepsake. It’s a small … Continue reading

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