Last nights film and interview with Beatrice Knop was the logest one we have ever done. She had some very funny stories about her career, and of course starting out in East Berlin under communism not knowing anything about the West at all, and yet so close. There were lots of questions afterwards as well. I had to cut it short because of needing to get to the airport again to meet Yat-Sen Chang. Daria had it easy, all she had to do was attend a film premiere in the city, all right for some.
Christopher Hampson and Charles Mudry both giving morning class today, Chris downstairs and Charles up. Last nigth also had Robbie Bird phone me in a panic as he lost his wallet. He thought it had been stolen from the studios but I told him that that is very unlikely as only other dancers are here and we have security on the gate. Anyway when Chang and i returned from the airport we searched all the studio complex but could find nothing, so i texted Robbie to tell him to cancel everything asap just in case. he then phones me back at 11.30pm to tell me that Maude (a Belgium dancer) had found it on the floor of the studio and had picked it up to take it back to the hostel to give to him. He was very happy. Moral. DON’T PUT YOUR WALLET DOWN AND WALK AWAY.
My daughter comes in today for the first time this year, so we shall go for lunch somewhere. We also have to order the food for the last night party before I forget. Interviewing Yat-Sen Chang tonight and then all the teachers will be going out to our favourite close restaurant, Stoleti’s.
And so here is a photo taken a few moments ago (10pm). Someone has asked for some class photos so we shall add those in tomorrow. It has been hectic but great fun as usual. We love having our friends over to teach, it really makes the atmosphere fantastic for all the dancers as well as us.