The Isolation Interviews - Francesca Hayward

Principal Ballet Dancer

The Isolation Interviews - Francesca Hayward on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
Photography by Tom J. Johnson via Face Time
The Isolation Interviews - Francesca Hayward on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Francesca Hayward on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Francesca Hayward on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Francesca Hayward on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Francesca Hayward on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Francesca Hayward on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Francesca Hayward on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Francesca Hayward on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Francesca Hayward on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Francesca Hayward on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Francesca Hayward on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Francesca Hayward on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Francesca Hayward on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Francesca Hayward on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
Nairobi-born Francesca Hayward became a Principal Dancer for the Royal Ballet in 2016. She has danced in ballet classics Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, The Nutcracker and Coppelia amongst many others. She also danced in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats. During her quarantine time at home she created the photographs featured here with photographer Tom Johnson via Face Time, capturing the movement and beauty of her dance. We look forward to seeing her on stage in the not so distant future again. Here she shares some of her favourite films, books and comforts to help you rest and recharge.

Films to Watch

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Pina
Pina dir. Wim Wenders Buy Online
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Betty Blue
Betty Blue dir. Jean-Jacques Bieniex Buy Online
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If Beale Street Could Talk
If Beale Street Could Talk dir. Barry Jenkins Buy Online
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Sense & Sensibility
Sense & Sensibility dir. Ang Lee Buy Online
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To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird dir. Robert Mulligan Buy Online
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Frida
Frida dir. Julie Taymor Buy Online
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13th
13th dir. Ava DuVernay Buy Online
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Lost In Translation
Lost In Translation dir. Sofia Coppola Buy Online
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Doctor Zhivago
Doctor Zhivago dir. David Lean Buy Online
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Little Women
Little Women dir. Greta Gerwig Buy Online

Books to Read

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Three Women
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo Buy Online
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A Little Life
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara Buy Online
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If Beale Street Could Talk
If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin Buy Online
04
Circe
Circe by Madeline Miller Buy Online
05
NW
NW by Zadie Smith Buy Online
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Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Buy Online
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Night Sky with Exit Wounds
Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong Buy Online

Some Things I Love Right Now

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For giving my skin a lift and some glow when I don’t want to wear foundation.
For giving my skin a lift and some glow when I don’t want to wear foundation. Chanel Eau de Teint Buy Online
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Hair scrunchies - lovely quality and makes me feel like I’ve made an effort with my hair!
Hair scrunchies - lovely quality and makes me feel like I’ve made an effort with my hair! Sulky Studio Buy Online
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Start Happy shower gel - given to me as a gift by Laura Bailey and now I’m hooked
Start Happy shower gel - given to me as a gift by Laura Bailey and now I’m hooked Plant Apothecary Buy Online
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Brightening Eye Cream
Brightening Eye Cream Sunday Riley Buy Online
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To write to people the old fashioned way
To write to people the old fashioned way Papier Notecards Buy Online
06
Weekly flower delivery
Weekly flower delivery Bloom & Wild Buy Online
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I am only willing to cook pasta so these make me feel like a pro spaghetti chef!
I am only willing to cook pasta so these make me feel like a pro spaghetti chef! Alessi Buy Online
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Halo coffee capsules Nespresso machine compatible and biodegradable and delicious! Lockdown essential no.1!
Halo coffee capsules Nespresso machine compatible and biodegradable and delicious! Lockdown essential no.1! Buy Online
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Orange wine a groundbreaking new discovery for me
Orange wine a groundbreaking new discovery for me Buy Online
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LYMA Vitamins
LYMA Vitamins Buy Online

Albums to Play

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Four Last Songs by Strauss
Four Last Songs by Strauss Jessye Norman Buy Online
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Solo Works - Calms me immensely but I would also love to choreograph to Mad Rush one day
Solo Works - Calms me immensely but I would also love to choreograph to Mad Rush one day Philip Glass Buy Online
03
Blond
Blond Frank Ocean Buy Online
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In Rainbows (I would love to have someone choreograph to Motion Picture Soundtrack on me!)
In Rainbows (I would love to have someone choreograph to Motion Picture Soundtrack on me!) Radiohead Buy Online
05
Treasure
Treasure Cocteau Twins Buy Online

Destinations & Experiences

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Deeply moving accounts of real peoples lives. So real and puts everything into perspective.
Deeply moving accounts of real peoples lives. So real and puts everything into perspective. @humansofny Go Visit
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The French Art of Letting Go I’m not hugely into meditation but I love Fabrice’s approach.
The French Art of Letting Go I’m not hugely into meditation but I love Fabrice’s approach. Fabrice Midal Meditation Go Visit
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I love checking the website every Sunday for new post card secrets. Feels old fashioned having to wait week to week somehow!
I love checking the website every Sunday for new post card secrets. Feels old fashioned having to wait week to week somehow! Post Secret Website Go Visit
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The best language teacher I’ve ever come across. Will have you speaking French that took me years to learn in days
The best language teacher I’ve ever come across. Will have you speaking French that took me years to learn in days Paul Noble Language Institute Go Visit
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A breathing technique I learned about recently and want to learn in the hope it may help me with my ballet stamina
A breathing technique I learned about recently and want to learn in the hope it may help me with my ballet stamina Wim Hof Technique Go Visit

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