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Jane Lambert
Works at Gray's Inn, London
Attended University of St Andrews
Lives in Holmfirth
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Tomorrow, for three and a half glorious minutes, I shall forget that I am a barrister and shall pretend that I am a ballet dancer. I am dancing in the Northern Ballet Academy's end of year show at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in Leeds. That is Northern Ballet's theatre and I shall be treading on the same stage that has been graced by Sarah Kundi, Kenneth Tindall, Cira Robinnson, Damian Johnson and Rachael Gillespie. It will be for me what opening the batting for Yorkshire at Hedingley would be like for a Sunday cricketer. Tickets have been selling well but it may still be worth calling the box office on 0113 220 8000 if you want to go. We are in the 16:30 show and come on at about 17:15.
Tomorrow, for three and a half glorious minutes, I shall forget I am one of these: And I shall pretend that I am one of those: The corps de ballet in Swan Lake Photo  Paata Vardnashvili Source Wikipedia I am dancing a...
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An Elder Dance Company in England
Some things improve with age Author Innocenceisdeath Source Wikipedia On 9 June 2015 I mentioned two troupes of dancers in Scotland who describe themselves as "elders companies" (see Caledonian Cousins   9 June 2015), I think it is a great idea and I wish t...
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This month I have seen some great performances but none more impressive than the two ballets to celebrate Bintley's 20th anniversary as artistic director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet. I have already reviewed The King Dances, his latest work, on the 23 June 2015. In my last review for June I review Carmina Burana which was the first work he created after his appointment as artistic director in 1995. It is a multimedia spectacular - stunning designs, great music but most of all great choreography. Great performances that night from Gittens, Singleton and Dingman.
Birmingham Royal Ballet - Carmina burana trailer from Birmingham Royal Ballet on Vimeo. Birmingham Royal Ballet, Carmina Burana, Hippodrome, 20 July 2015 David Bintley comes from Honley which is almost next door to mi...
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Going Dutch
Dutch National Ballet, Empire Noir ,  Igone de Jongh, Floor Eimers, Suzanna Kaic, Michaela DePrince, 17 June 2015 Author Angela Sterling (c) 2015 Dutch National Ballet, all rights reserved Reproduced with kind permission of the Company Dutch National Ballet...
Dutch National Ballet, Empire Noir,  Igone de Jongh, Floor Eimers, Suzanna Kaic, Michaela DePrince, 17 June 2015 Author Angela Sterling (c) 2015 Dutch National Ballet, all rights reserved Reproduced with kind permission of...
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My review of Ballet Black's Mixed Bill in Nottingham. I was slightly stung by the words "but you always say that" when I congratulated Cassa Pancho on an outstanding performance. Cassa I really meant it. "your lads and lasses were good last night. More than good for Ballet Black are a national treasure. They are as classical as any company in the world - heirs to a 400 year tradition - but they are also pioneers. Yesterday Ballet Black outperformed themselves but then they always do and there is no point in pretending otherwise.
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Exactly my cup of tea
Authior Xavier Snelgrove Licensed under CC Attribution Share Alike Generic Licence Source Wikipedia Ballet Black, Nottingham Playhouse, 26 June 2015 Unless I am very much mistaken, the opening bars of Mark Bruce's Second Coming are a quotation from Bizet's ...
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Please don't bring TOO MANY rotten eggs or tomatoes
Tomorrow, for three and a half glorious minutes, I shall forget I am one of those: And I shall pretend that I am one of those: The corps de ballet in Swan Lake Photo   Paata Vardnashvili Source Wikipedia I am dancing at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre...
Tomorrow, for three and a half glorious minutes, I shall forget I am one of those: And I shall pretend that I am one of those: The corps de ballet in Swan Lake Photo  Paata Vardnashvili Source Wikipedia I am dancing a...
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June was a record month for the number of hits to Terpsichore. This morning I updated my index of reviews. Since we started this blog in February 2015 my colleagues and I have reviewed:
- 12 performances by Ballet Black
- 2 performances by Ballet Central
- 4 performances by Ballet West
- 4 performances by Ballet Cymru
- 4 performances by Ballet Theatre UK
- 3 performances by Ballet West
- 12 performances by Birmingham Royal Ballet
- 1 performance by Boston Ballet
- 2 performances by Bristol Russian Ballet Company
- 3 performances by Chantry Dance
- 2 performances by Chelmsford Ballet 
- 5 performances by the Dutch National Ballet
- 6 performances by English National Ballet
- 1 performance by Manchester City Ballet
- 1 performance by the Mariinsky Ballet
- 1 performance by Mark Baldwin and Ladysmith Black Mambazo
- 4 performances by Matthew Bourne
- 2 performances by MurleyDance
- 20 performances by Northern Ballet
- 2 performances by Phoenix Dance
- 2 performances by Rambert
- 1 performance by Richard Chappell
- 4 performances by the Royal Ballet
- 1 performance by principals and soloists of the Royal Danish Ballet
- 6 performances by Scottish Ballet
- 1 performance by Stuttgart Ballet
Ballet Black 2015 Mixed Bill: To Fetch a Pail of Water, Depouillement and Second Coming The Playhouse, Nottingham Performance 26 June 2015 Review 27 June 2015 Dogs Don't Do Ballet Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds Per...
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Oh Fortuna
Birmingham Royal Ballet - Carmina burana trailer from Birmingham Royal Ballet on Vimeo . Birmingham Royal Ballet, Carmina Burana, Hippodrome, 20 July 2015 David Bintley comes from Honley which is almost next door to mine (see My Home and Bintlry's   12 May ...
Birmingham Royal Ballet - Carmina burana trailer from Birmingham Royal Ballet on Vimeo. Birmingham Royal Ballet, Carmina Burana, Hippodrome, 20 July 2015 David Bintley comes from Honley which is almost next door to mi...
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Phoenix Dance Theatre, which shares a building with Northern Ballet, is one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the UK. Between the 11 and 14 Nov 2015 it will be performing at the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. On Friday Gita was one of a number of guests who saw one of the works to be performed at the Linbury, The work was Until.With/Out.Enough by Itzik Galili, Gita was impressed and she has written this short post on the creation of this work.
Phoenix Dance, may be a small company but it is at the forefront of contemporary dance in the UK  It has strong dancers who confidently deliver.  I was therefore delighted to be one of a number of guest who had been invited t...
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Exactly my cup of tea
Authior Xavier Snelgrove Licensed under CC Attribution Share Alike Generic Licence Source Wikipedia Ballet Black, Nottingham Playhouse, 26 June 2015 Unless I am very much mistaken, the opening bars of Mark Bruce's Second Coming are a quotation from Bizet's ...
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My review of Inala at The Alhambra in Bradford last night. This was advertised as a "Zulu ballet" and there were some balletic elements but there was rather more contemporary dance than ballet. It was a combination of singing by Ladysmith Black Mambazo and dancing that had been choreographed by Mark Baldwin. The show is worth attending for the singing though the dancing was OK. I think I recognized Dane Hurst who is always a draw. I am seeing the show again in London on 10 July and I'll report back then. Most of the audience seemed to like it. As with The Car Man in Sheffield the night before there was a lot of whooping and cheering.
Bradford Alhambra Author Kaly99 Source Wikipedia Inala, Alhambra, Bradford, 26 June 2015 On 29 Sept 2013 dancers from most of the major companies of the United Kingdom performed in a gala at Sadler's Wells for Yorkshire Ba...
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  • Gray's Inn, London
    Barrister, 1977 - present
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Holmfirth
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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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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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