With summer nearly over our thoughts turn to autumn … there are many things to look forward to including, coming to a cinema near you, live transmissions by The Royal Ballet, The Bolshoi and also Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures’ latest production, Romeo + Juliet; full details to follow.
For me the autumn means visiting the wonderful Dillington House in Somerset in October to deliver two talks. These are: Prokofiev’s Ballet Genius – from Romeo and Juliet to Cinderella on Tuesday 29th October, 2019 and then Bournonville – Denmark’s Ballet Gift to the World on Wednesday 30th October, 2019. NB I will also be visiting Dillington again in June 2020.
Also in October I have been invited by Professor Stephanie Spencer to talk to Winchester graduates affiliated to the British Federation of Women Graduates and the Centre for the History of Women’s Education at Winchester University. This is on Tuesday 22 October starting with refreshments at 1700. My talk is on Three Visionary Women who Shaped the Story of British Ballet. The talk is free but donations will be appreciated.
The full details are as follows. Venue: St Alphege Building (building 19 on the PDF of the campus map) at the King Alfred’s Campus of Winchester University. Parking is free after 1600.
In the Spring I am delighted to be doing another talk with my friend and colleague, Terry Barfoot, Director of Arts In Residence. This is in March at The Grange Hotel, Oborne, Sherborne, Dorset. The weekend course is called, MUSIC, MYTH AND MAGIC, Strauss in the theatre: Die Frau ohne Schatten & Josephs-Legende and takes place from Friday 13th – Sunday 15th March 2020.