sandik

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  1. I'm so glad that Imler will be dancing some Balanchine, as well as that Tharp -- she and Porretta just nailed it the last time they did it.
  2. Excellent --- many thanks for the heads-up and the link!
  3. I'm really looking forward to this program!
  4. We are indeed careless with our history -- it's a major frustration for many people. I'm curious about Molnar's Carmina -- another score that seems to have been used by several different choreographers.
  5. The silly ones we leave alone!
  6. As I understand it, they were all in each other's pockets at one point. There's an article in a recent Ballet Review, I think by Peter Wright, talking about his career, with a photo of he and Cranko at Macmillian in the 1950s -- they were all quite good looking and so very young.
  7. I remember the Ballerina series (it's around here somewhere, on VHS!) -- I'll have to look it out and rewatch. I saw the Stuttgart company in R&J in the 1990s, and remember it as a very polished production -- like the Macmillian in its evocation of period, but musically less insistent. It also looked to be a production that gave its main dancers plenty of opportunity for characterization, which is something that seems to be true of Onegin, from what I've read. Does this feel true to those here who know Onegin well?
  8. What a history you have with this ballet -- thanks so much for sharing it here! I only know Haydee from film, and though she was astonishing there, I envy you your "live" experience.
  9. I hadn't even thought about that, but yes, a lot of matching grants have a longer window than the current fiscal year.
  10. Thanks so much for the clarification -- I don't see Cranko very often, and don't feel very well informed about the work. Did he make a habit of revising ballets, or was this an unusual step for him?
  11. David Lang score!
  12. Well, this is odd -- the downloadable spreadsheet has the same cast for the entire opening weekend, but the website lists big changes (including three separate casts for Opus 19 and La Source) I'm hoping for the variety, otherwise I won't get to see Wald or Griffiths in the Robbins...
  13. And charming is an excellent description -- he was extra smooth, no matter the character. I loved The Saint (and its spiritual descendant, The Avengers), and thoroughly enjoyed his Bond.