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Emily Haigh Where I went! For my Work experience I did stage management with the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House. The Royal Opera House is in Covent.

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2 Emily Haigh

3 Where I went! For my Work experience I did stage management with the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House. The Royal Opera House is in Covent Garden in London. Each day I had to get the bus and the tube to and from work.

4 When I started and finished! Monday – till 5.00 Tuesday – till 5.00 Wednesday – 9.45 till 3.30 Thursday – till 5.00 Friday – till 6.30 When I was working I had many 20 minute breaks and I had an hour for my lunch.

5 What I Did! When I was there the main production was Mayerling and throughout the week I had to prepare for rehearsals. For example I had to collect all the props and make sure that they were in the right places for the dancers when they were performing.

6 Mayerling This true story of the mysterious murder-suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his teenage mistress was somewhat in vogue when Kenneth MacMillan created this ballet in the 1970s. MacMillan was attracted by its themes of lust and brutality and set his choreography to Liszt’s brooding music full of nervous undercurrents. His take on the handsome prince is stark: Rudolf’s unhappy marriage, dysfunctional family, drug and sex addictions and sadistic fetish for guns play out against a backdrop of social duty and formal manners. Rudolf, our anti-hero, must conform or die. Here is a short clip from the play: bclid= &bctid= http://www.roh.org.uk/video/index.html?bcpid= & bclid= &bctid=

7 Other things I did! I sat in with other rehearsals for many different ballets choreographed by different directors. I took a tour around the ROH, and visited all the different departments of the theatre. I had to take things to the dancers dressing rooms.

8 A Highlight of my trip! One of the main highlights of my trip was when I was on the tour of the building and I was given a pair of ballet shoes of one of the dancers called Yuhui Choe and then got them signed by all the dancers.

9 My Relationship with others! The main people I worked with were Johanna, Lynne and Lucy and we all got on very well. They were very friendly and easy to get on with. I also worked with many other people e.g. the dancers, directors, people in the office and others in different departments, I got on well with everyone because everyone was very friendly.

10 Why I chose it and was it a success? I decided to do my work experience with the Royal Ballet because I’ve always loved dancing and I thought it would be an interesting experience. I’m glad I chose to do my work experience with the Royal Ballet because I really enjoyed it and had a great time down in London.

11 Thanks for Watching! Has anyone got any questions?


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