kbarber

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    balletomane, ballet appreciation teacher, ballet-themed trip organizer
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  1. will be announced next Tuesday, May 23.
  2. Hello Canadian, welcome to the forum. I'm in Toronto (well actually at the moment I'm in London on a different-ballet-every-day extravaganza, but I LIVE in Toronto), so we must get together at an NBOC performance. YOu can send me a private message or friend me on facebook at Katherine Barber.
  3. actually I would start looking now for returned tix for Polunin performances. If one has an electronic ticket, it can be "returned" over the phone and put back in circulation almost immediately.
  4. It's the #gettingonaredeyetolondon part I'm interested in, since I have tix for American in Paris next Monday!
  5. Ulrik, who was the force behind the recent Bournonville tour, announced this on his facebook page: 25 years ago in August 1992 a very curious 6 year old me walked through the stage door to the Royal Danish Theater for the first time. It turned out to be one hell of a ride! Not only did I grow up in the magical world of a theater but I also had the luxury of working with beauty on a daily basis. I have been exposed to and educated in music, art and creativity and I’m so thankful that I work with something I care about. In July 2017 I will start a new adventure that I can’t tell you about officially…yet... BUT I can tell you that this will be my last official month with the Royal Danish Ballet and Diamonds my last shows on Gamle Scene for a while ;) Being a Principal Dancer at an institution like The Royal Danish Theater is a bit like standing on top of an iceberg. There are so many incredible people that are the foundation of not only the art we produce but also the values of the Theater. Perhaps the most important lesson and value that I have experienced is that the space and appreciation for beauty (in expression and humanity) doesn't come for free. It takes hard work every single day to create space for the most fragile thing in the world. But I care. And I believe in it. So its time to step down from the Iceberg and start my own little snowball.
  6. where is Aaron Robison going?
  7. From the SIFF site: Roberto Bolle - L'Arte della Danza Go on tour with one of the premier male ballet dancers in the world and his hand-picked troupe as they perform in three magnificent ancient Italian amphitheaters: Pompeii's Teatro Grande, the Arena in Verona, and Rome's Theatre of the Baths of Caracalla. Sunday, May 28, 2017 SIFF Cinema Egyptian 7:00 PM Monday, May 29, 2017 SIFF Cinema Uptown 3:00 PM https://www.siff.net/festival/roberto-bolle-the-art-of-dance
  8. in French (no subtitles). Quite charming
  9. and you can see the Royal Ballet's Dream/Symphonic Variations/ Marguerite and Armand bill in a Montreal Theatre on June 7.
  10. Until June 11, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is offering a special exhibition on the theme "Chagall and Music". It includes many costume sketches and costumes for Massine's Aleko, likewise for Skibine's 1959 version of Daphnis and Chloe for Paris Opera Ballet, with film of Marie-Agnes Gillot and Yann Saiz dancing the pas de deux for a 2004 gala, amazing close ups of the ceiling of the Opera Garnier (must have been shot from a drone), and more. You could combine a trip to Montreal with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens' next performance run, May 25 to June 3: " Set to Steve Reich’s extraordinary music and percussion, Kylián’s Falling Angels is a mesmerizing study for eight dancers, a powerful work of the highest order. His pure and refined Evening Songs are set to Dvořák’s a cappella songs of the same name, and performed live by a choir. Finally, Stephan Thoss’s Searching for Home, an inner voyage into the multiplicity of the self, features 16 dancers in a piece inspired by the music of Philip Glass and the images it evokes. " and if you're ambitious you could then hop on a train from Montreal to Toronto to see the National Ballet of Canada in A Streetcar Named Desire (Neumeier), June 3 -10.
  11. In my opinion, NYCB is lucky if she won't let them have Don Quixote!
  12. Well, I agree with you, for one.
  13. I am also a fan of Herman Cornejo in this role. Seeing him leap out the window at the end made me gasp; it was the first time I understood what all the fuss was about that jump.
  14. I also agree that Bratislava is worth a visit. I always include it on my Vienna ballet trips. The new theatre is one of the comfiest I've ever been to. Huge amounts of leg room, excellent raking in the audience (you'd have to have someone 6'6" in front of you not to be able to see over them), super comfy seats. I have seen the Slovak company's R&J (Morricone) and Sleeping Beauty (Malakhov) and enjoyed them both.
  15. Shall we try this. If we ask people on this forum "How big is New York City Ballet? / Paris Opera Ballet? etc." I think their answer would be "about 95 dancers/250 dancers". I think it highly unlikely that people would say "Oh, 95 dancers, and 15 ballet masters, and 20 people in the wardrobe department, and then there's the fundraising and the box office, oh and School of American Ballet...." I seriously don't think people consider or should consider every last 6-year-old taking creative movement when they make claims about how big a ballet company is and how it ranks compared with others, because that is not what most people will understand (maybe not you) and it is misleading to do so.