Posted on July 1, 2011
Weather and Wimbledon caught dance twitterers’ attention this week.
The Royal Ballet’s Federico Bonelli was hoping to watch the tennis live:
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:
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: