WINTER 2016

There was little activity among the local dance companies during our long Indian summer and to open the new season the Ballet Nice Mediterranee gave the most interesting programme with a mixed Triple Bill reviewed by Christina on www.DanceTabs.com. We made two interesting visits to the prestigious dance schools in the region, the Rosella Hightower Academy in Cannes and the Princess Grace Academy in Monte-Carlo. and Christina has written about...

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SPRING 2016

The busy Autumn season of dance included a premiere from the Ballets de Monte-Carlo and a packed Festival of Dance in Cannes, all reviewed by Christina in the Dancing Times and on www.DanceTabs.com. This has been followed by the usual lull in dance activity while we spent some time in Switzerland and continue to make new discoveries in the many galleries and museums scattered along the Mediterranean. We both continue to work on our writing...

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September 1 – AUTUMN-WINTER 2015

Our three-month long heat wave shows few signs of abating but we have been kept busy with visitors and with several trips in France, both as tourists and visiting the regular summer festivals. Reviews of performances in Monte-Carlo, Avignon and Vaison-la-Romaine have appeared in Dancing Times and on www.dancetabs.com. We are both looking forward to getting back to our next writing projects. Alexander continues work on a fictional account of his...

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May 20 2015- SRING/SUMMER 2015

Spring always arrives early here in southern France with an explosion of golden blossoms on the hills of the Tanneron. This heralds the Fete de Mimosa in Cannes, soon followed by the Fete de Citron in Menton and the centuries-old Carnival de Nice. The Cannes Film Festival is presently in full-swing and, for the first time in years, it has not rained bringing an extra sparkle to the action on the red carpet. However, there has been a dearth of...

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AUTUMN/WINTER 2014

The best news has to be that Here Today, Gone Tomorrow- A Life in Dance was recently listed in the top twenty of Amazon’s Best Seller List for Ballet Biography. (The list is updated every day, I know !) Otherwise this has been an on-off summer season with the annual festival performances often disrupted by the technicians’ strikes and open-air performances by the weather. However, we did see two performances given by the Ballets de Monte-Carlo...

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SPRING AND SUMMER 2014- News from the South of France

Following a bumper dance season here in the South of France Christina’s reviews of several performances  appear in the June edition of Dancing Times and other reviews can be found on www.dancetabs.com. We are now looking forward to the regular summer festival season in the region which continues to expand each year. If the Avignon Festival continues to include little dance in its programme, the dance festivals in Marseille, Montpellier...

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