Well it appears at least two people read this blog according to the comments so I shall continue writing it and adding photos. Someone asked for some pictures of the pas de deux class which I shall add now.  There is no particular order to these photos and they are taken by a variety of ballet staff and teachers .

Daria Klimentova and Yat-Sen Chang demonstrating 1

Daria Klimentova and Yat-Sen Chang demonstrating 1

Daria Klimentova and Yat-Sen Chang demonstrating 2
Daria Klimentova and Yat-Sen Chang demonstrating 2
Daria Klimentova and Yat-Sen Chang demonstrating 3

Daria Klimentova and Yat-Sen Chang demonstrating 3

 And now their go!

 

Pas de deux 15
Pas de deux 15

 

pas de deux 7

pas de deux 7

 

 

pas de deux 16

pas de deux 16

pas de deux 8

pas de deux 8

 

pas de deux 6

pas de deux 6

Yat-Sen Chang demonstrating

Yat-Sen Chang demonstrating

pas de deux 1
pas de deux 1
Yat-Sen Chang demonstrating 1

Yat-Sen Chang demonstrating 1

Yat-Sen Chang 1

Yat-Sen Chang 1

Yat-Sen Chang 2

Yat-Sen Chang 2

Yat-Sen Chang 4

Yat-Sen Chang 4

Well that will do for now. I have to spend some time arranging taxis for this weeks teachers to get back to the airport tomorrow, lending dancers money till they manage to have time to get some and hopefully making myself a cup of tea. Tonight we have our interview with Daria Klimentova which is always a lot of fun. We give away lots of goodies and private stuff such as calandars and old programmes to the dancers, plus Gaynor Minden and Dancia donate fabulous prizes for extra hard working dancers and most improved from the previous year.

We also show some old comedy film of mistakes in ballet we have collected over the years. There is a 50 minute documentary by Czech TV of Daria (which they made by following her for 3 years) but we don’t put them through that. They can watch another day if they are interested. They are still following her for another 5 years as they want to document the transition of a dancer into retirement from the stage.