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Director’s Diary – ‘The early years’

a-n.co.uk, March 2013

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a-n.co.uk, March 2013

Sitting within sweat sniffing distance, I still couldn’t consider these dancers as human beings not too unlike myself. Their lean lengthy limbs, sheathed in firm hairless, healthy flesh, musculature prominent. A faint outline of occasionally provoked nipples being one of the only features reminding you that these dancers have real bodily functions and juices.

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April-June Diary 2004

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April-June Diary 2004

by Cassa Pancho   Money makes the World go ‘round I’m not really sure what to write in this diary, as everything that’s been happening to Ballet Black has been fairly quiet. Unless of course you find it interesting to read my accounts of what great, stimulating fun it is to write funding applications? They are quite simply the most tedious, impossible, baffling things in the world – the only exception being a two-hour Labanotation session (although the lecturer I had at college was great fun and meant for much more exciting things...

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March Diary 2004

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March Diary 2004

by Cassa Pancho   “Three-Nippled Cousin F*****!!!” (from Jerry Springer the Opera)   Q. What do you get when you cross ballet, a blind man, jock straps, the Charity Commission and free movement scarves? A. The biggest riot I have ever had, at the most recent Ballet Black show. I haven’t even seen the Jerry Springer Opera (you don’t have to have seen it to love that line – you just need to hang out with Michael Rolnick long enough to learn the aria off by heart) and since our February show involved some...

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October – January Diary 2004

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October – January Diary 2004

by Cassa Pancho The Long Overdue Diary I thought I’d never get ‘round to doing this diary, but here it is! The following is all about the good and the bitchin’ stuff from the last Ballet Black performance and things to come… Da Rehearsals Have I told you lately how much we love rehearsing at the Opera House? We staked out the Clore Studio as our own and re-created a mini Cochrane theatre within an outline of chairs swiped from the staff restaurant and a huge amount of pointe shoes kindly donated by Deborah Bull (the Clore is a vast...

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August-September Diary 2003

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August-September Diary 2003

by Cassa Pancho   It has been a very busy summer what with preparing for our next performance (28th and 29th of October at the Cochrane Theatre – buy tickets now!), going to Tobago and turning twenty-five, but I have managed to filter it down into exactly 1,143 words. Here goes… It’s My Company & I’ll Cry If I Want To… I am a crier. I cry when I’m upset, I cry when I’m angry, I cry if someone has been mean to me and I even cry if I’ve been mean to them. I cry when I’m hungry and when I’m tired. Just writing that I...

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