Appreciation Group is
now set up and will be split into two groups of 6-8 people for the
purpose of comfortable seating. The groups will meet, usually
Friday and 3rd Wednesday of the month commencing 1st July and 20th July
Two taster sessions have already taken place and
both groups enjoyed the programmes presented.
Hopefully over the coming months we shall enjoy a whole
ballets including Traditional, Modern and Contemporary performances by
various worldwide ballet companies.
The presentations viewed in the two taster
sessions were a
mixed bag of enjoyable ballets, not generally shown on the U.K. ballet
circuit. Details of the programmes viewed are as follows:
1. American Ballet Theatre
Mikhail Baryshnikov’s “ A-Z of Ballet”
• “A Little
Ballet” - Music by Glazinov ('Candlelight & Romance'
describes this lovely ballet).
• “The Sinatra
Suite” - Classic Hits. (Evening Dress is the order of the day
• “Push Comes to
Shove” (A very quirky ballet, lots of fun and my
2. The Royal Ballet Co.
• "Hornpipe Selection"
– Music: Sea Shanties ( If you enjoy the
at the Proms”, this
ballet is for you)
• "Faust" - Music by Gounod.
(Lovely music and very romantic).
3. American Ballet Theatre
• "Stars & Stripes"
– Music by Sousa. ( Who would ever think you could perform a
marching music, it is fabulous).