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Jane Lambert
Works at Gray's Inn, London
Attended University of St Andrews
Lives in Holmfirth
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My review of Ballet Theatre UK's Romeo and Juliet at the Theatre Royal Wakefield last night. Of the 5 shows by Ballet Theatre UK that I have blogged about this was by far the best. Helped that Christopher Moore kept to the story, great sets and costumes by Daniel Hope, imaginative lighting by Russ Marquiss but a great deal of credit must go to fellow Mancunian Isaac Bowry whom I had previously seen in Ballet West's shows. Gillian Barton and her teachers would have been proud of him. Great performances also from rest of cast.
Theatre Royal Wakefield Photo Tim Green Source Wikipedia Creative Commons Licence Ballet Theatre UK Romeo and Juliet Theatre Royal Wakefield, 14 Jan 2017, 19:30 I have been blogging about Ballet Theatre UK for nearly thre...
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Ballet Black has just released details of its new programme with works by Michael Corder, Martin Lawrence and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. All our outstanding choreographers but in very different styles. I have already reviewed Lawrence's "Limbo" for Ballet Black and Lopez Ochoa's "A Streetcar named Desire" for Scottish Ballet. The tour opens at the Barbican in March and will then take in various venues in the South, West Country and the East Midlands. Nowhere in the North as yet but they usually visit Leeds in Autumn.

Before the season starts on 25 Feb there is a one day workshop at the Barbican led by Lopez Ochoa on ballet technique generally and her choreography for her new ballet for Ballet Black for just £65. The price also includes a ticket for the show. Now if that is not an opportunity of a lifetime for a talented young dancer I don't know what is.

It is no idle flattery to say that Ballet Black is one of the most attractive and exciting group of performers in any of the performing arts in over 60 years of theatre going. They have outstanding artists in Damian Johnson, Cira Robinson, Sayaka Ichikawa and Isabela Coracey to mention just four. That is why I am such a big fan of this beautiful company.
Yesterday I received this very welcome message from Cassa Pancho: "Dear Jane We are delighted to be returning to the main stage of the Barbican in March with our new triple bill! This year, we are presenting a new ballet by...
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Yesterday Manchester International Festival received planning permission to build a massive arts and cultural complex to be known as "The Factory" on the site of Granada TV studios as part of the redevelopment of the St John's gardens area of Manchester. Now that we shall have a 1,600 seat, state of the art auditorium for the performing arts it is time to develop a world class resident classical dance company in the UK's second city. My personal preference would be to revive the idea for the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet to have a Northern base which was shelved when the Coalition came into power but we have other assets such as a fine ballet school and a CAT at the Lowry that we can build upon. MIF commissioned and premiered Wayne McGregor's Tree of Codes and Akram Khan's Giselle in Manchester so there is already a commitment to dance,
St John's Gardens Author: R Lee Source Wikipedia Creative Commons Licence Ever since George Osborne MP delivered his Autumn Statement for 2014 I have been beating the drum for the Factory arts and cultural centre as a centr...
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ZfinMalta Dance Ensemble, Malta's national contemporary dance company, is about to tour the UK visiting Swansea, Birmingham, Doncaster, Derby, Liverpool and London. With a population of only 450,000 Malta seems to support a lot of dance activities of all genres. The Ensemble has recruited Mavin Khoo who has worked with all the greats as its artistic director and dancers from Malta and around the world. Its national university has a dance department and there are plenty of dance schools including a Russian Ballet School in this island republic. The performance in Doncaster will take place on 1 Feb and will include works by Khoo and the Spanish choreographer Ivan Perez. Tickets cost £16.50 (£14.50 concessions) and may be ordered online or by phone.
ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble (c) 2017 ŻfinMalta Dance EnsembleL all rights reserved Reproduced wth kind permission of CAST on behalf of the company We are likely to hear quite a lot from Malta over the next 6 months as it holds...
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Duchy Ballet in Cornwall has cast Laura Bosenberg of the Cape Town City Ballet to dance Aurora in its production of The Sleeping Beauty. In 2014 the Royal Ballet's principal Roberta Marquez was the company's guest artist. Bosenberg is senior principal of one of the world's great companies. Cranko danced with it as did Fonteyn, Fracci and Nerina. Between 17 and 18 March 2017 the Hall for Cornwall in Truro will host something very special.
Standard YouTube Licence I first learned about Duchy Ballet on 29 March 2014. The reason I can date it so precisely is that I wrote in The Guys of the Golden West 30 March 2014: "Other Golden Guys are Duchy Ballet whose ...
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Sasha Mukhamedov was promoted to principal ballerina at the end of last year, We in Britain can be very proud of her as she was born in London and studied at Tring, the Royal Ballet School and Elmhurst. I saw her dance Nikiya and was enchanted. Just as Fonteyn is my Marguerite and Sibley my Titania and Dorabella, Mukhamedov will always be my Nikita. Congratulations and best wishes.
Sasha Mukhamedov in La Bayadere Photo Altin Kaftira (c) 2016 Dutch National Ballet Reproduced with kind permission of the company At the end of last year the Dutch National Ballet announced three important promotions. Sasha...
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Ballet Theatre UK's Romeo and Juliet
Theatre Royal Wakefield Photo Tim Green Source Wikipedia Creative Commons Licence Ballet Theatre UK Romeo and Juliet Theatre Royal Wakefield, 14 Jan 2017, 19:30 I have been blogging about Ballet Theatre UK  for nearly three years and have reported their per...
Theatre Royal Wakefield Photo Tim Green Source Wikipedia Creative Commons Licence Ballet Theatre UK Romeo and Juliet Theatre Royal Wakefield, 14 Jan 2017, 19:30 I have been blogging about Ballet Theatre UK for nearly thre...
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Beautiful Ballet Black
Yesterday I received this very welcome message from Cassa Pancho: "Dear Jane We are delighted to be returning to the main stage of the Barbican in March with our new triple bill! This year, we are presenting a new ballet by the celebrated British choreograp...
Yesterday I received this very welcome message from Cassa Pancho: "Dear Jane We are delighted to be returning to the main stage of the Barbican in March with our new triple bill! This year, we are presenting a new ballet by...
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Factory to go ahead
St John's Gardens Author : R Lee Source Wikipedia Creative Commons Licence Ever since George Osborne MP delivered his Autumn Statement for 2014 I have been beating the drum for the Factory arts and cultural centre as a centre for dance in Manchester (see  L...
St John's Gardens Author: R Lee Source Wikipedia Creative Commons Licence Ever since George Osborne MP delivered his Autumn Statement for 2014 I have been beating the drum for the Factory arts and cultural centre as a centr...
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ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble's UK Tour
ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble (c) 2017 ŻfinMalta Dance EnsembleL all rights reserved Reproduced wth kind permission of CAST on behalf of the company We are likely to hear quite a lot from Malta over the next 6 months as it holds the rotating presidency of the Eu...
ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble (c) 2017 ŻfinMalta Dance EnsembleL all rights reserved Reproduced wth kind permission of CAST on behalf of the company We are likely to hear quite a lot from Malta over the next 6 months as it holds...
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Thinking Big out West
Standard YouTube Licence I first learned about Duchy Ballet on 29 March 2014. The reason I can date it so precisely is that I wrote in The Guys of the Golden West   30 March 2014: "Other Golden Guys are Duchy Ballet whose existence I discovered only yesterd...
Standard YouTube Licence I first learned about Duchy Ballet on 29 March 2014. The reason I can date it so precisely is that I wrote in The Guys of the Golden West 30 March 2014: "Other Golden Guys are Duchy Ballet whose ...
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Sasha Mukhamedov's Elevation to Principal
Sasha Mukhamedov in La Bayadere Photo Altin Kaftira (c) 2016 Dutch National Ballet Reproduced with kind permission of the company At the end of last year the Dutch National Ballet announced three important promotions.  Sasha Mukhamedov and Qian Liu  became ...
Sasha Mukhamedov in La Bayadere Photo Altin Kaftira (c) 2016 Dutch National Ballet Reproduced with kind permission of the company At the end of last year the Dutch National Ballet announced three important promotions. Sasha...
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Introduction
Although I make my living from the law I am passionate about the arts and in particular dance. I started to appreciate that art relatively late in life. I did not study dance as a child and I think I was led to it by an exhibition of stage sets and costumes of the great Russian artist Leon Bakst. That in turn led me to Stravinsky's music and ultimately to a performance at the Coliseum from which I have never looked back. I also discovered the value of the discipline of the class even later in life. I took my first lesson as an undergraduate at St. Andrews. Even then I was the wrong shape and size and showed no aptitude whatsoever but 40 years on I am still enjoying class even though I am even less the right shape and size and show even less aptitude.
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Saw Fonteyn, Nuereyev, Sibley, Dowell, Seymour on the stage
Education
  • University of St Andrews
    Modern History, 1968 - 1972
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    History, 1972 - 1973
  • London Guildhall University
    Bar Finals, 1976 - 1977
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  • Gray's Inn, London
    Barrister, 1977 - present
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London - Los Angeles - St Andrews - East Molesey - Much Wenlock - St Ives, Cornwall - Lower Withington - Longden Green - Altrincham
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