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  1. From Artsjournal: (there is much more to the description, but this was especially interesting. compare with similar call for Oregon Ballet Theater) Primary Responsibilities: Develop the company’s strategic plan and its subsequent execution with input from the Trustees. Forge an effective and positive partnership with the Artistic Director and Board of Trustees to ensure the company stays true to its artistic vision while ensuring financial stability. Lead the Pennsylvania Ballet’s development and fundraising efforts to provide for substantial growth in contributed income and in the donor base, providing leadership and support for the active participation of Trustees, volunteers, and staff in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Manage a calls portfolio of leading donors to the organization. Assure the financial sustainability of the company through creating and achieving balanced annual operating budgets, ensuring that accurate financial reports are regularly provided to the Board. Develop marketing and audience development strategies to support both earned and contributed revenue and to enhance the reputation of the company. Oversee the company’s Community Outreach programs, working to build our relevance to the community and to increase and diversify the company’s audience and stakeholders. Oversee the Assistant Artistic Director and School Principal to ensure an effective administration in support of the financial stability and growth of the Pennsylvania Ballet School. Work closely with the Trustees to support their efforts, commitment, and leadership. Assist the Trustees in cultivating and recruiting new members. Recruit, develop, inspire and retain skilled and experienced staff members who can help the company achieve its artistic and financial goals. Maintain current knowledge of developments in ballet/arts management, and participate in appropriate regional, national, and international organizations and activities. Increase appreciation of the Artistic leadership Pennsylvania Ballet provides regionally and work closely with the Artistic Director to further its rapidly growing national and international reputation. Be a vocal, proactive advocate of Pennsylvania Ballet, and represent the company’s best interests in civic issues.
  2. Discussion of tap as musical collaboration
  3. Houston Ballet: hurricane and flooding?

    If they could afford it, this would be the time to just blanket the community with free and reduced price low-tech shows/recitals. People need art, especially in hard times -- if they could manage to be there, they'd be doing a great service along with keeping their visibility high.
  4. Houston Ballet: hurricane and flooding?

    I think that most of the performing institutions in Houston are going to have to collaborate on finding spaces for the next step -- the Wortham Center isn't the only space that's in need of work.
  5. Houston Ballet: hurricane and flooding?

    I saw a photo from Houston Grand Opera earlier today (I think they use the same theater) that was pretty messy -- lots of soggy paper.
  6. Favorite SFB Short Video Clips

    And that is the question of the moment.
  7. Val Caniparoli used the Glazunov for a work at Pacific Northwest Ballet several years ago -- I thought it was problematic as a whole, but was fascinating as individual sections. They felt very distinct, which is often the case with Petipa's work. In some ways, his overall structures remind me of children's building toys, where each interlocking piece could attach to several other pieces in many different orders. Caniparoli's work had a similar feeling, where you could re-order material if you chose. In a way, it underlined the connection between Petipa and post-modern choreography, though I doubt that was the goal! Perhaps Doug Fullington could stage a larger version of his Petipa and Balanchine lecture-demonstrations -- I learned so much from those programs.
  8. Favorite SFB Short Video Clips

    I re-listened to the Korbes interview from the Conversations on Dance podcast, and she spoke very feelingly about that process -- even with the elevation challenge and the chill, she loves to go to Vail and do new things.
  9. Someone online posted the scene from Pretty in Pink where Stanton explains to Jon Cryer that sometimes love is reciprocated, and sometimes it's not -- lovely and understated -- makes me cry every time.
  10. I believe you. I'm still hoping that someone down here will pick up the Royal programs, though -- it's a long, long drive to Bellingham for me.
  11. 2017-18 Season

    Oh, I like this -- I always loved the family tree charts that some historical novels would use!
  12. Thanks for the nudge -- I spoke my piece on their website. Well, if all else fails, I can schlep up the freeway for these. You must have skills I lack -- I looked on the theater's website as well as the Royal's, and didn't see a thing.
  13. They're getting a new work by Forsythe in the America program -- that should be exciting.
  14. And now it looks like the Royal isn't broadcasting anywhere near me -- not even the Pickford Theater in Bellingham a couple hours north of Seattle. Fiddlesticks.
  15. I've been waiting to do the research on this, since the theater chain that has been showing much of the Royal Ballet work just closed several screens in Seattle and things have been in flux. I get so frustrated with the lack of promotional information from the theaters -- I wonder sometimes if they want anyone to come to any of these...
  16. 9/11 Remembrances in Dance

    And yesterday, this performance of Graham's Lamentation
  17. Thanks! I live in Washington state -- we are supposedly the "evergreen state," so I'm always curious about other uses of the word.
  18. I'm not familiar with this orchestra -- where are they based?
  19. Well, no big surprises, but lots of debuts, which are always interesting. Glad to see Macy and Pasch getting a go at the tall girl in Rubies, and Dec and Cruz get an Emeralds together. Looking forward to the program -- going off to listen to the score again...
  20. 2017 Fall Season

    I've seen it as a closer in the past, and it's a lovely, elegiac moment.
  21. Thanks for the You Tube link -- I'd watched it through Facebook, but that's hard to link with unless you're a subscriber. I loved seeing all the performers from the 2014 cast, not to mention the coaching excerpts.
  22. Daniil Simkin Joining Staatsballett Berlin

    I think Tempest is a difficult work to transfer to dance -- I didn't see the Ratmansky, but I remember big chunks of the Smuin version for San Francisco, and although there were some beautiful passages, there were also some really thick places. Crystal Pite's take on the work was also mixed -- her shipwreck was fantastic (which makes perfect sense from someone who excels at creating an off balance world), but once we embarked on the rest of the narrative it got very obscure. Good luck with the mayhem!
  23. Alina Dronova

    That is a very unique story.
  24. Now that is something special -- I saw a bit of the coaching session for that set of performances and they were very rich.