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  1. 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.
  2. I think there is one "key metric that everyone agrees" for determining the "size" of a ballet company: how many dancers it has. And besides, the RWB has a school as well.
  3. Indeed, there is nothing quite like that. I am organizing a trip if you're interested.
  4. The latest news I have on this, from Nikolaj Hubbe's assistant, is that they are not planning a Bournonville festival as such, but a festival of some sort in June 2018, which would include some Bournonville. That was a few months ago and of course things may have changed. Last year the RDB announced their new season in late April.
  5. Eva Stachniak, the author of The Chosen Maiden, a historical novel about Bronislava Nijinska, will be doing readings on the west coast in April: 7 PM April 18, Book Warehouse, 4118 Main Street Vancouver 7 PM April 19, Bolen Books, 1644 Hillside Victoria with Roberta Rich 7 PM April 24, Third Place Books 17171 Bothell Way NE, Seattle More info about the book here.
  6. The Seattle location has been changed yet again: SEATTLE, WA: 7: PM April 24, Third Place Books Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98115 http://www.thirdplacebooks.com/event/eva-stachniak-chosen-maiden
  7. also bear in mind Baden-Baden is not far from Stuttgart.
  8. which "this" are you referring to? Pinocchio? I definitely wouldn't recommend it. Actually that's an understatement of my feelings about it. I am looking forward to the mixed program.
  9. I believe they did it just for you, Sandi!
  10. The location for the Seattle event has been changed to: 7pm April 24th Address : Third Place Books 6504 20th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115
  11. perhaps we can all resolve to use English in our posts.
  12. I agree, but I guess it's what they can afford. Karen Kain often casts lower-than-principal-rank males in principal roles. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw Saye as Siegfried in Swan Lake in June, for example. I guess if you can get them to do the principal work without the principal price tag...
  13. Congratulations. I echo what other posters have said about the website. My suggestion would be that under the "Explore Ballet" tab, the "Programs" heading be changed to "Events", since "programs" can be ambiguous. House programs? And I agree that "Explore Ballet" doesn't immediately suggest things like pre-performance talks.
  14. There are now 5 male principals. In terms of numbers, 6 male principals has been fairly typical at NBOC, and I expect Gabriele Frola or Skylar Campbell will be promoted to principal in June to take it back there.
  15. It doesn't matter how it's pronounced in Russian, we're speaking and writing English, so the conventional English spelling Bolshoi should be used. Someone searching "Bolshoi" on this forum will not find your posts, and many people seeing your headings will have no idea what company you are talking about, or only after some reflection.
  16. The Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse is also doing his Million Kisses to My Skin at the moment.
  17. It is my understanding that he has left, but I may be wrong
  18. Click on Menu in the right hand corner and then you will be able to find them.
  19. There is now a website devoted to this 3-day colloquium and gala: http://www.msha.fr/petipa/?language=GB
  20. https://www.theline.com/win/nycballet?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FY17TheLinePromoBlast&utm_content=version_A At the ballet, you really feel like you’re in the presence of something outside the rest of your life. Higher than the rest of your life. Robert Caro The Ballet Getaway Win the ultimate trip to New York City: © 2015 Peter Lindbergh Enter by March 19th for a chance to win a trip to New York City, an evening at the ballet, and much more: A three-night stay at Hudson hotel A $500 travel credit Two tickets to a New York City Ballet performance A private Ballet Beautiful training session, activewear, DVDs, and a three-month Custom Workout subscription $1,000 to spend at The Apartment by The Line A pair of made-to-measure Margaux ballet flats Two pieces from the new Protagonist Privé collection A $300 gift card to Pressed Juicery No purchase necessary. One entry per person. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 19, 2017. Entrants must be at least 21 years old and be a legal resident of the United States. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules for details.
  21. Svetlana just posted this to her facebook page: My dearest friends, let me introduce to you a brand new International ballet project - CANADA ALL STAR BALLET GALA🍁!!!! Detailed information be followed shortly. Please scheduled 😊 First Gala will be held on February 11th, 2017 (Saturday), Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto. Tickets coming soon for sale. Follow the news. Please share!!!! 😘 Photo courtesy NYC Dance Project ❤️
  22. PBS Boston showed teh Jacob's Pillow doc after the first NYCB program. Apparently in FLorida they showed "Black Ballerina" after NYCB.
  23. plus, what good does it do the ballet lover in Chicago if lots of other ballet companies do Giselle, but they want to see it in Chicago?