Australian Ballet's David McAllister receives one of the dance world's highest honours
RN Breakfast - Separate stories podcast
Yesterday, an Australian was honoured with one of the dance world's most prestigious awards.David McAllister has just stood down as the Artistic Director of the Australian Ballet, but at a ceremony to honour his 20-year career, he was surprised with an international honour, the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award.
David McAllister was a principal dancer with the Australian Ballet, and has performed to royalty in Britain and party leaders in Soviet Russia. He went on to become the company's longest serving artistic director. But before all of that, David was a small boy in 1970s Perth, who loved performing every chance he got.In his final year as artistic director, David has published his memoir, Soar, which looks back over a life in dance.
Struggling for relevance, with Wesley Enoch and David McAllister
The Saturday Quiz
The outgoing artistic directors of Sydney Festival and the Australian Ballet, Wesley Enoch and David McAllister, combine forces to battle against their impending irrelevance, by doing extremely well at the quiz. Whether it’s questions about WWII tanks or Greek mythology, these two pass with flying colours. They even ace the sports question. But like everyone else, they come undone with geography.Guests: Wesley Enoch and David McAllisterIn the paper: After the virus: Radical optimism for the arts in The Saturday Paper Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-saturday-quiz.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Born in Perth, David McAllister joined The Australian Ballet in 1983 and was promoted to principal artist in 1989. During his time with the company, he danced many principal roles, including those in The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Coppélia, Manon, La Sylphide, John Cranko's Onegin and Romeo and Juliet, and Jirí Kylián's Stepping Stones; in 1985, he won bronze at the Fifth International Ballet Competition in Moscow.Ahead of the release of Soar, Olivia and Shanu sat down with David to discuss his new book, how images, thoughts and feelings illuminate memory, treating writing like therapy, the life of being a dancer, the world of ballet, and more. Books mentioned in this podcast:'Soar' - David McAllister & Amanda Dunn: https://bit.ly/2T3OxS7Host: Olivia Fricot & Shanu PrasadGuest: David McAllisterProducer: Nick Wasiliev
David McAllister - The State of Play in the EU-UK Negotiations – The European Parliament Perspective
With the deadline for extending the UK’s post-Brexit transition period now passed, the negotiations between the EU and UK have taken on a new urgency. MEPs will have a vital role to play in the process, as an agreement on the future relationship can only enter into force if it is approved by both the European Parliament and the European Council. In his address to the IIEA, David McAllister discusses the state of play in the negotiations, and provide a European Parliament perspective on the future relationship.This event is co-organised with the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland.About the Speaker:David McAllister is the Chair of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, and Chair of its UK Coordination Group. He has been an MEP since 2014 and has been a Vice President of the European People’s Party since 2015. He has held a variety of political offices in Germany, including Prime Minister of Lower Saxony; Mayor of Bad Bederkesa, his hometown; and Chairman of the CDU Group in the State Parliament from 2003-2010. He was also Party Chairman of the CDU in Lower Saxony from 2008-2016.
David McAllister MEP on the European Parliament and Brexit talks
IfG LIVE – Discussions with the Institute for Government
Like member states, the European Parliament will play a key role in deciding the outcome of UK-EU negotiations. Last week, it published a draft resolution highlighting its priorities for the future relationship – and warned that MEPs would not be drawn into negotiating a last-minute deal with the UK. David McAllister, the Chair of the European Parliament’s UK Coordination Group and close ally of Angela Merkel, talks to Georgina Wright, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Government, about how the negotiations have unfolded so far – and what we might expect over the coming months and years. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to David McAllister about building technical communities.Why listen to this podcast:• A community comes together around a common shared interest of some sort • Communities need to be actively nurtured in a similar way to open source projects• Communities require constant tuning, and this means you need to figure out ways to measure them • Different types of content work for different members of the community and in different contexts – ensure your content matches the intent • “Collecting data is only the first step towards wisdom, sharing data is the first step towards community”More on this: Quick scan our curated show notes on InfoQ https://bit.ly/3asqUtVYou can also subscribe to the InfoQ newsletter to receive weekly updates on the hottest topics from professional software development. bit.ly/24x3IVqSubscribe: www.youtube.com/infoqLike InfoQ on Facebook: bit.ly/2jmlyG8Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/InfoQFollow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/infoqCheck the landing page on InfoQ: https://bit.ly/3asqUtV