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Jane Lambert
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Attended University of St Andrews
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Even though political and economic links may loosen for a season there is no reason why our cultural and personal links with our fellow European should weaken too. On the contrary we should strengthen them. Tomorrow I fly to Italy to watch some of the most talented young dancers from the Dutch National Ballet, La Scala Ballet, Vienna State Ballet and JAS Arts Ballet perform works by Marius Petipa, Ted Brandsen, Ernst Meisner and the talented young Italian dancer and choreographer Cristiano Principato. I am already a Friend of the Dutch National Ballet and an occasional visitor to Amsterdam. I shall be a frequent visitor to that city and also to the other cities in the remaining EU member where I have made friends and connections such as Budapest which I visited two months ago.
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So proud of my ballet teacher, Mark Hindle, who is dancing in the Lion King when the show opens at the Hague in a few months time.
I have had a lot of good teachers since I took up ballet three years ago and I am grateful to them all but I really must say a special word about Mark Hundle. Mark teaches at KNT in Manchester. Although I have taken only ...
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Looking forward to seeing some of the best young students from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and the Northern Ballet Academy at their end of term show in the Stan & Audrey Theatre this afternoon,
I mentioned the Centres for Advanced Training in Dance ("CAT") in The Lowry CAT on 27 May 2016. As I said in that post there is also a CAT in Leeds where advanced training is offered to by the Northern School of Contemporary...
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Life must go on! Karen Sant has announced two more summer intensive parties which Jane Tucker will teach in August, I attended her Swan Lake intensive last year and her Romeo & Juliet in April. Karen is canvassing ideas for the intensive. So far there are two votes for La Bayadere and one each for The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote and Jewels,
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Tomorrow I shall vote "Remain" and one of the reasons for my doing so is that I care about the performing arts and in particular dance. Free movement of labour is essential for the arts as it is for so many of our other cultural industries which no doubt explains why 96% of the members of the Creative Industries Federation also voted for "Remain" (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/…/fil…/EUMemberBriefing_1_.pdf).
Last month Scottish Ballet delighted audiences in Scotland and the North of England with David Dawson's Swan Lake (see http://jelterps.blogspot.co.uk/…/empire-blanche-dawsons-swa…). Dawson was born in London and trained at Tring and the Royal Ballet School yet he spent much of his career with the Dutch National Ballet. He is not the only Brit with the company. Its director of music Matthew Rowe was also borm in London. Conversely, many of Scottish Ballet's leading dancers are French - Constance Deverney, Sophie Martin and Marge Hendrick to name just three.
There are dancers from other EU member states in our other national companies. Where would the Royal Ballet be without Laura Morera or Federico Bonelli or English National Ballet without Alina Cojocaru or Tamara Rojo? That is why so many of our leading dancers, choreographers, dance administrators and impresarios have warned that Brexit will harm dance (see Ismene Brown "The Royal Ballet and Sadler's Wells warn how Brexit will harm dance 13 June 2016 http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/…/royal-ballet-sadlers-wells-…/).
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On Saturday the Birmingham Royal Ballet performed John Cranko's The Taming of the Shrew at the Birmingham Hippodrome. Cranko is my favourite choreographer and The Taming of the Shrew is my favourite work. Elisha Willis was a ravishing Katherina, Iain Mackay a worthy Petrucchio, Jenna Roberts was a sweet but not too sugary Bianca and Brandon Lawrence a splendid Lucentio. Great performances too from Chi Cao, Rory Mackay, Delia Matthews, Angela Paul, Jonathan Payn and in particular Valentin Oloyyannikov who is a great character dancer.
Birmingham Royal Ballet (c) John Lambert 2016: all rights reserved Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Taming of the Shrew. Birmingham Hippodrome, 18 June 2016 John Cranko created some of his most best known works including The ...
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Reacting to Brexit
Like a lot of my compatriots I am very disappointed by last Thursday's vote. It was quite unnecessary. It was a Machiavellian tactic on the part of the Prime Minister that went disastrously wrong. A lot of people have already been hurt by Brexit and a very ...
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Hindle at the Hague
I have had a lot of good teachers since I took up ballet three years ago and I am grateful to them all but I really must say a special word about Mark Hundle.  Mark teaches at KNT in Manchester. Although I have taken only a few of his classes  I have learne...
I have had a lot of good teachers since I took up ballet three years ago and I am grateful to them all but I really must say a special word about Mark Hundle. Mark teaches at KNT in Manchester. Although I have taken only ...
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The Leeds CAT
I mentioned the  Centres for Advanced Training in Dance  ( "CAT" ) in The Lowry CAT   on 27 May 2016. As I said in that post there is also a CAT in Leeds where advanced training is offered to  by the Northern School of Contemporary Dance  and Northern Balle...
I mentioned the Centres for Advanced Training in Dance ("CAT") in The Lowry CAT on 27 May 2016. As I said in that post there is also a CAT in Leeds where advanced training is offered to by the Northern School of Contemporary...
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KNT's Summer Ballet Intensive
Here's something to take our minds off the result of the referendum.  Karen Sant of KNT Danceworks has posted the following notice to her Facebook page: "*** KNT DANCEWORKS SUMMER BALLET INTENSIVES! * Okay... time for me to get things planned for this yea...
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Terpsichore votes "Remain"
Τερψιχόρη Jean-Marc Nattier Tomorrow I will vote "Remain" and one of the reasons why I shall do so is that I care about the arts and creative industries in general and the performing arts and ballet in particular. The case for Remain was made eloquently by ...
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Birmingham Royal Ballet performs my favourite ballet at last
Birmingham Royal Ballet (c) John Lambert 2016: all rights reserved Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Taming of the Shrew . Birmingham Hippodrome, 18 June 2016 John Cranko created some of his most best known works including The Taming of the Shrew for the Stuttga...
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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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a balletomane
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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
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  • 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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