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Twitter Q&A: The Royal Ballet's Gary Avis

Join us this Friday and submit your questions to The Nutcracker's Drosselmeyer.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

13 December 2012 at 12.15pm

Tomorrow (Friday 14 December) Royal Ballet Principal Character Artist Gary Avis will be joining us for a live Q&A via Twitter at 1pm.

What we’ll be asking him is up to you, so send us your questions via the comments area below or on Twitter using the hashtag #AskGaryAvis. You might want to ask him about how he prepares for performing in front of thousands during a Cinema Season relay, or what his most challenging role has been to date.

Gary is currently dancing the role of Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker and is known for his performances as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Von Rothbart in Swan Lake as performed in October's Cinema relay) and the Duchess in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. He is also a patron of the charity The Hunger Project.

As well as performing in tonight's relay, Gary will also be presenting the cinema coverage to audiences around the world.

We’ll ask Gary a selection of your questions from 5pm on the day, so make sure you follow us on Twitter before then. Have a look at a selection of questions and answers from our last Q&A with Marianela Nunez and Thiago Soares.

What would you like to ask Gary Avis?

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

13 December 2012 at 12.15pm

This article has been categorised Uncategorised and tagged Q&A, Social Media, twitter

This article has 8 comments

  1. actually, i just finished the munich (bayerirsches staatsballet) nutcracker and it was absolutely fantastic!
    wonder if you are familiar with it? the role of drosselmeyer is greatly expanded - he's very much the primo. was danced by tigran mikayelyan and he was spectacular. i do love the traditional roh production also. as a royal ballet dancer do you enjoy these alternative "takes" ? do you have a favorite "character" role?

  2. Wonderful performance, imagine the best seats in the house at Covent Gardens in the comfort of a cinema in N Wales. What a treat

  3. We just arrived home under the rain in Marseille: two children, both dancers, and a single mother. All enthusiastic after the most beautiful Nutcracker we ever saw. It didn't matter that we had a flat tyre and had to walk home under the rain. We have only one question for Mr. Avis - Mr. Drosselmeyer: Can he tell us more about the magic of the show?

  4. Are you planning to develop your exceptional acting ability & to explore non-dance opportunities in TV & film that may arise in the future?

  5. Magnifique Casse-Noisette hier

  6. Wonderful evening, glorious performance, and all from the comfort of a warm cinema close to home in North Wales. Many thanks, too, for the behind the scenes tour and explanation

  7. Carreras Martine responded on 14 December 2012 at 8:24pm

    Yesterday evening I was with my mother in my cinema (Pau - Southern Pyrenees) attending "The Nutcraker" - How wonderful it was ! I had seen "La fille du Régiment" a couple of weeks before.
    We've really loved it - so many talented persons on a stage ! unbelievable ! Even in French I can't find words to express what we've been feeling.
    Thank you so much to you all, on the stage and behind the curtain. Martine Carreras

  8. Biard Hélène responded on 15 December 2012 at 9:44pm

    It was a wonderful performance. The Royal Ballet is really a great Ballet; it's always a pleasure to assist at a retransmission in live.