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Posted on July 1, 2011



twitpicWeather and Wimbledon caught dance twitterers’ attention this week.



The Royal Ballet’s Federico Bonelli was hoping to watch the tennis live:


federicouk: Just joined the queue at Wimbledon… just 11979 people in front of me..!


He got in. Other dancers, such as “Strictly Come Dancing”’s Darren Bennett, were trying to keep up with the scores:


DB_Dance: How’s Andy doing? I’m out and about and can’t get the the results from Wimbledon.


Fellow “Strictly” star Ian Waite could tell him:

ianwaite: Heard @andy_murray won in 3 str/sets! Whoop! Whoop! Gutted to miss it, Zumba-ing this evening.



Darren also found time to worry about his wife Lilia Kopylova’s sudden interest in kitchen equipment:


DB_Dance: So, we’re shopping & Lilia says “I think I’d like a new knife set” 1) I do the cooking! 2) do I buy Lilia very sharp objects? 3) i’m scared!



Choreographer Hofesh Shechter joined Twitter this week, and plunged straight into the tennis:



HofeshShechter: Long first day- most importantly trying to get home to see Nadal beating del potro!


He did find time to discuss his own work: 


HofeshShechter: 5am start today and din’t manage to do half what i wanted. too ambitious or too stupid… or both. will try earlier tomor see what happens..


HofeshShechter: Did the new clubbing bit. Shockingly exciting. Small thing- don’t have a beginning yet. Small detail.



Before the weather broke, “Strictly”’s Katya Virshilas was enjoying the heatwave – a rare chance for a UK-based Latin dancer to ditch the fake tan:

Katya Virshilas: Working on my tan in my back yard… Missing the pool though:( but holiday is just around the corner:))



Rambert’s dancers, meanwhile, were performing al fresco outside St Paul’s Cathedral, a brave move in a week that went from heatwave to cloudburst:


MarkPBaldwin: Tues; London City St Pauls performances, 4 movements of Eternal Light today 1.30pm, 7.20pm. Thomsin Gulgec’s last show with Rambert.. sob


Rambert reported the performance, and the weather:

Rambertdance: No rain so far… @CoLFestival from our dancer on the ground RT @JonGoddard Dum dum derrr!


RambertdanceSpot the Rambert Dancer:




RambertdanceA wonderful Rambert dancer dancing in the rain!

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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