Tag Archives: Friends etc.

Ballet Piano Podcast transcript now available


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


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


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


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


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


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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