lmspear

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    former student, avid fan, once fantasized about being a critic
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  1. Nana, I just noticed a typo in my original post. The article dates from 2011 rather than 2001. I'm sorry for throwing off your math.
  2. I wanted to double-check my memory. A quick Google search didn't mention a promotion to soloist, but I did find this 2011 article in Pointe Magazine, which does short interviews with Tamm, Hoven, and Hammoudi, labelling them the next potential star danseurs of ABT. The Next Guys of ABT
  3. And I'm still missing Eric Tamm, who left the company before getting out of the corps
  4. Plisetskya routinely did the 32 fouettes when she danced Kitri, so we know it was their omission from her SL was by choice. I can't begin to understand why.The fouettes start about 7:24.
  5. Here's the info for this particular list. There's an open Yahoo group called kc-scotty. It's run by one of the managers in the subscriptions deparment. Knowledge about it is spread by word of mouth. All you need to join is a Yahoo account. They never know when they'll have something available and the offers are usually made the day of or the day before via email. Very rarely they will offer comp tickets (usually for the symphony). Here's the URL for the Yahoo group https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/kc-scotty/info I apologize for not sharing sooner. You can never be sure how "open" you can be about someone else's "open" secret. ;-)
  6. $25 ticket offer now includes the weekend performances!!! And I'm out of town. Dates Added! The Kennedy Center is offering tickets at the special price of $25.00 for orchestra seats for the performances of the New York City Ballet in the Opera House Theater on Friday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 10 at 1:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 11 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are regularly as high as $79 in the orchestra. You can click the link below and your discount will appear automatically. If you call or stop by the Box Office for the discount, be sure to mention Offer Number "263834." See you at the Kennedy Center!New York City Ballet
  7. Here's another treat: https://youtu.be/dFRVAj0K6Co?t=1m58s and another: https://youtu.be/dFRVAj0K6Co?t=19m31s and one more:
  8. This is for remaining orch. seats Tues. - Fri. Good news! The Kennedy Center is offering tickets at the special price of $25.00 for orchestra seats for the performances of the New York City Ballet in the Opera House Theater on Tuesday, June 6; Wednesday, June 7; Thursday, June 8; and Friday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are regularly as high as $79 in the orchestra. You can click the link below and your discount will appear automatically. If you call or stop by the Box Office for the discount, be sure to mention Offer Number "263834." See you at the Kennedy Center!New York City Ballet . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Balanchine, Peck & Ratmansky ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ June 6, 7 & 10 at 7:30 p.m. | June 11 at 1:30 p.m.Performance Timing: approx. 2 hours 8 minutesSquare Dance (Antonio Vivaldi and Arcangelo Corelli / George Balanchine) NYCB’s legendary co-founder offers high-spirited fun by joining the traditions of American folk dance with classical ballet. CASTING: M. Fairchild, Finlay (June 6 & 7); Bouder, Ball (June 10 & 11)Approx. 25 minutes, intermission followingTarantella (Louis Moreau Gottschalk, orch. by Hershy Kay / George Balanchine) This virtuosic, Italian-flavored pas de deux showcases two pyrotechnical dancers in an ever-growing profusion of steps. CASTING: Pereira, Hoxha (June 6 & 7); Woodward, De Luz (June 10 & 11)Approx. 8 minutesOdessa (Leonid Desyatnikov / Alexei Ratmansky) D.C. PREMIERE Critics have acclaimed Ratmansky’s NYCB works as resounding hits; his latest creation premieres in NYC in May, danced to Desyatnikov’s “Sketches to Sunset.” CASTING: Mearns, Bouder, Hyltin, T. Angle, Stanley, De Luz (June 6 & 7); Phelan, T. Peck, M. Fairchild, T. Angle, Stanley, Ulbricht (June 10 & 11)Approx. 24 minutes, intermission followingRodeo: Four Dance Episodes (Aaron Copland / Justin Peck) D.C. PREMIERE This highly praised 2015 work from NYCB’s Resident Choreographer pairs a lone woman with 15 energetic and charming men performing to Copland’s Americana score. CASTING: T. Peck, J. Peck, Ulbricht, Garcia, Veyette (June 6 & 7); Mearns, J. Peck, Ulbricht, Garcia, Veyette (June 10 & 11)Approx. 24 minutes~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Balanchine, Peck & Wheeldon ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ June 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m. | June 10 at 1:30 p.m.Performance Timing: approx. 2 hoursAmerican Rhapsody (George Gershwin / Christopher Wheeldon) D.C. PREMIERE The Tony Award® winner for An American in Paris draws upon his recent Broadway success in his latest NYCB creation, set to Gershwin’s popular Rhapsody in Blue. CASTING: Lovette, Janzen, Phelan, Stanley (all performances)Approx. 19 minutes, intermission followingThe Four Temperaments (Paul Hindemith / George Balanchine) NYCB recalls its early years with Balanchine’s classic evocation of the humours of the body. CASTING: Wellington, Scordato, King, Alberda, Laracey, Sanz, Garcia, Mearns, J. Angle, la Cour, Reichlen (June 8 & 9); Wellington, Scordato, King, Alberda, Laracey, Sanz, Garcia, Scheller, T. Angle, la Cour, Reichlen (June 10)Approx. 32 minutes, intermission followingThe Times Are Racing (Dan Deacon/Justin Peck)D.C. PREMIERE Dancers perform in street wear and sneakers to rock music from Dan Deacon's America, capturing a mood of modern protest. CASTING: T. Peck, Pollack, Lowery, Woodward, Isaacs, Stanley, Applebaum, Suozzi (all performances)Approx. 24 minutes TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNT BY PHONE OR IN PERSON AT THE BOX OFFICE, MENTION OFFER NUMBER “263834” (202) 467-4600 | Toll-free (800) 444-1324 TTY (202) 416-8524
  9. Thank you, MadameP, for the detailed background. It sounds like it will be a visual treat if nothing else. I'll cross my fingers that it turns out well in the acting, editing, etc. ________________ Regarding sainthood (I am asking out of sincere ignorance and mean no offense), isn't there a tradition of reformed sinners becoming saints with the narrative of their misspent youth remaining part of the story, eliminating the need to whitewash the past? __________ Fin de siecle alter egos: I have been accused of being Sarah Bernhardt.😪😪😪
  10. NYT article about upcoming biopic of Matilda Kshesinskaya and her relationships with the nobility of the era, Bared Breast Enthralls a Future Czar, and Stokes a Russian Culture War. The reactions the films is provoking may prove to be more interesting than the picture. There's no hint of how much, or what, dance content was filmed. Does anybody know anything more about this filn?
  11. I think if ABT had a Principal Character Artist designation Salstein would be a shoe-in.
  12. I always thought that the decision to have a curtain bow was made by either the stage manager or a company representative based on the amount of applause. Of course the audience wouldn't be privy to factors like a dancer's condition or if there was a chance that the stagehands might have to be paid overtime per their union rules. I remember performances from the dance boom years when the curtain calls could go on for ages.
  13. Whenever dynamic pricing sets in.
  14. Sounds like an audition for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade!
  15. 🍾🍾🍾 Bravissima!!!