World ballet day 2016

World ballet day returns on Tuesday 4th of October 2016. This is for those who haven’t seen it before 24h of live streaming from 5 of the top ballet companies in the world: the Australian Ballet in Sydney, The Bolshoi in Moscow, The Royal Ballet in London, National Ballet of Canada in Toronto and San…

The art of recording a ballet

In January 2016, I had the chance to spend two weeks in the Benesh Notation Department of The Royal Ballet as part of a work experience placement. It was a very interesting and nurturing experience which taught me a lot about the role of the notator in (and outside) the studio. I was following and…

Preserving The Royal Ballet history

Through the generations many notators have been dedicated to preserving the repertoire of The Royal Ballet. To start our archiving challenge, we created a new digital catalogue to include all the Benesh Notation score details. After creating the catalogue, we started to sort out the actual score folders.

World Ballet Day 2015

Thursday 1st of October is World Ballet Day!
For the 2nd year this exciting event is happening where you can witness 24h live from ballet companies around the world. During The Royal Ballet streaming you will be able to see two Notator live in Action Amanda Eyles will be in the rehearsal of Viscera at 1.35pm BST and Anna Trevien will be in the rehearsal of Carmen at 3.15pm BST and Nutcracker snowflakes at 3.35pm BST

Writing a score in Benesh

I’m currently getting ready for going to teach Christopher Wheeldon ballet The Winter’s Tale with the National Ballet of Canada in Toronto which was originally premiered in 2014 with The Royal Ballet. As I was notating a section I thought that I should film myself writing a section that I am currently working on and could…