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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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RIP John O’Brien

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RIP John O’Brien, dear friend and wonderful teacher, to whom I owe everything as a pianist in ballet, died yesterday, 11th May 2019. Continue reading

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Advent 25: And the last word…

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…goes to John O’Brien. I could never pinpoint why John’s classes, and the experience of working with him was quite so different to every other teacher.  Then one day, he happened to say in passing, ‘my attitude to class is, … Continue reading

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John O’Brien

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John O’Brien is probably the greatest inspiration and teacher I had in my life as a ballet accompanist. This is Dec. 3rd in my dance inspirations advent calendar, in which I celebrate some of the un(der)sung heroes of the dance … Continue reading

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