Devizes Melting Pot

“Protection. Conservation. Restriction. Deep ecology. Give me deep technology any day. They don't scare me. "I'm damned if I'll crawl, my children's children crawl on the earth in some kind a fuckin' harmony with the environment. Yeah, till the next ice age or the next asteroid impact." (Moh Kohn, The Star Fraction)/ "This is the fight between God and the Devil. If His Grace is with God, he must join me, if he is for the Devil he must fight me. There is no third way" King Gustavus Adolphus

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Location: Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

University graduate, currently working as an Information Assistant for the NHS. Interested in politics, history, sci fi etc.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bolshoi Re-Opening Gala 2011 Ballet Highlights

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday Ballet & Classical Blogging

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Bolshoi Reopening Gala 2011 - Musings and Links

The Bolshoi always hold a special place in my heart, as I grew up watching their productions on VHS, which featured the performance of the brilliant Irek Mukhamedov who would later dance with the Royal Ballet. This is a lovely gala to celebrate the renovations of the Bolshoi Theatre and its long and distinguished history.

A few years back the Royal Opera House was renovated as well and that made a huge difference, had a backstage tour of the place last year and I was very impressed with the upgrades and improvements.

May the Bolshoi enjoy another century of success.

Want to know more, here are some links about it:

The Ballet Bag's excellent primer on The Bolshoi Ballet

The Guardian: Bolshoi gala: a night in true Russian style, minus Putin - Supermodels, politicans and ballerinas assemble to celebrate the reopening of the Moscow theatre's doors

RIA Novosti: Culture: Revamped Bolshoi Theater has busy schedule

Channel 4's Gallery of the Bolshoi Reopening

BBC News: Bolshoi Theatre to reopen after major refit

Russia Today: Glittering relaunch for Bolshoi Theater

The Guardian: Tsar quality: Bolshoi theatre reopens after six-year overhaul

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Cat Blogging


George in happy sleep land

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday Ballet Blogging

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Cat Blogging

George asleep again

Heidi not sleeping

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday Cat Blogging



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Saturday, October 08, 2011

Saturday Opera Blogging

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Friday, October 07, 2011

Friday Cat Blogging

George sitting in the washing basket

The Cat Abides: Heidi approving of my Dark Bunny Tees t-shirts, which arrived today, with designs inspired by the movie The Big Lebowski.

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Sunday, October 02, 2011

Witches Broom

part of the Veil nebulae

Sunday Ballet Blogging

Ulyana Lopatkina
, a principal dancer at the Kirov Ballet/Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, dancing in the final Diamond act in George Balanchine 'Jewels'

Aurelie Dupont in the Paris Opera Ballet's production of Sleeping Beauty. Set to the gorgeous score of Tchaikovsky and the choreography of Rudolf Nureyev.

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Saturday, October 01, 2011

Saturday Cat Blogging

Forgot to cat blog yesterday!