pbl

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  1. Hi Everyone- I just moved to South Florida, and I was wondering if people who are familiar with MCB could recommend, if I can only get to one performance of SL, which principal dancer to see in the O/O role. Is the casting made public so that we can book tickets to (try to) see particular dancers? Also, if I only have time to see 2 to 3 performances, which ones would you recommend, and why? General thoughts on favorite dancers appreciated, especially with descriptions of their style and strengths. Looking forward to getting to know MCB. Best, Paris.
  2. I missed the Boylston/Simkin performance today, so interested to hear feedback on it. I wonder, was it poorly attended? I had offered my ticket up here and found no takers, and ended up donating it via the box office.
  3. I went ahead and called the box office and asked them to have the ticket there for pickup under the name "Maya Plisetskaya". The representative I spoke with said, "it will be there waiting for her, sir." Please post here if you pick it up so others don't waste time.
  4. I'm surprised I didn't get any views, let alone interest in this ticket . . . I have to go out later this morning, and when I do, if no-one has picked up the ticket I will have it kept at the box office under "Maya Plisetskaya" on the honor system for $90. If you do pick it up, please post here to let others not to waste their time.
  5. Orchestra center row E, today 2pm. Selling at $90 or best offer. Face value is $125.
  6. Very upset that I can't make it tomorrow. One ticket to see Boylston & Simkin. Selling at face value $125 or best offer. Reply to this or direct message me.
  7. Thank you for the correction, much appreciated. Do you know if anyone dances Nureyev's version today?
  8. Looking at this video of Nureyev and Fonteyn dancing SL in 1966: I haven't seen the choreography from around the 13:30 mark in other productions, or later RB productions, although I'm sure I'm missing something. I find it quite lovely. Around 14:14 through 14:45 especially, there is something about it which strongly evokes for me their first meeting in Act II. Does anyone dance these steps today?
  9. The night Part and Murphy danced, Makarova was in the audience and, lucky me, I scored an autograph. She was very gracious. I was surprised there wasn't more of a fuss around her, and wondered if people were just being polite and giving her space. Would there have been a fuss around Baryshnikov?
  10. My family are moving from Philadelphia to Miami in a couple of months' time, and I wanted to know about ballet companies I can go to see in Miami. Miami City Ballet is obviously the most prominent, but which other companies should I know about? (I tend to enjoy the full length narrative ballets). And I'd also be interested to learn of individual dancers people are enthusiastic about (very personal I know). I tend to enjoy a more lyrical style. Another question - what is the best way to learn about performances by out-of-state and international companies visiting Miami? If this post belongs in a different section, my apologies, and please feel free to relocate it.
  11. Hi all- ABT Sleeping Beauty, June 11th, 7:30pm, Lane & Cornejo. Two tickets in row G, left wing of the orchestra section (stage right), but close to the aisle so good view "Orchestra Prime". I can't make it unfortunately. Selling at face value or will drop price at some point if there is no interest. Reply to this post or direct message me if you are interested. Best, P.
  12. RE: the Copeland discussion, I have a question. I have seen several interviews in which she makes fairly pointed comments about being promoted to principal . . . is it unusual for a dancer to push the issue publicly, or is that fairly standard?
  13. So, I have some tickets for the 2014/5 season already, but curious as to others' opinions on dancers to watch in paballet, and performances they'd recommend. And some questions, too: Why don't they publish the casting in advance, before subscriptions are made, so people can choose who they want to (try to) see? Why don't they make more videos of their dancers available? Why don't their dancers have more social media presence?
  14. Marianela is coming to New York! July 2 and 4 guesting with ABT. Is this the first time she's performed in the U.S.?
  15. p.s. a clarification . . . . the list I provided was of ballets I have already seen . . . I am looking for more ballets to see . . . which should I try to see next? Thanks everyone.