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  1. There's a group #ByeRacistCritics https://www.facebook.com/groups/963130393742674/ . A response to a Gia Kourlas review “DanceAfrica Excels with Tradition. Why Go Beyond?” and her Black Swan book is linked: https://www.facebook.com/charmy.wells/posts/10155135470418964
  2. Mariinsky in London 2017

    BBC news at the ROH:https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews/videos/vb.228735667216/10154958716082217/?type=2&theater
  3. Odd no Fleming [affiliated with the KC], Gregory, Glass, Langella, etc. Link to submission form for Honors Recommendation: https://www.kennedy-center.org/pages/SpecialEvents/HonorsRecommendation
  4. Mariinsky in London 2017

    I love the Mariinsky Swan Lake last act-although I do adore Purple Rothbart. New video on A Ermakov's channel from London-music and choreography at 3:05-major Ermakov lift, then 3:26- Shklyarov lifts Tereshkina in the swan diagonals and chases Rothbart.
  5. Nureyev premier postponed to 2018/2019

    Nureyev has living colleagues/friends who might have opinions. Oleg Vinogradov: http://avangard.rosbalt.ru/interview/oleg-vinogradov-slava-bogu-chto-premeru-spektaklya-serebrennikova-o-nureeve-otlozhili/
  6. The Taming of the Shrew

    Bolshoi's Shrew has a great cast [wish there had been a full Bolshoi Jewels]. I would not hesitate to see Cranko or the Shakespearean Laszlo Seregi's Shrew: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJfyu3G6G9c Dancers are proud of being cast/choreographed for and tour offerings could have worse stuff like Eks' Apartment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eN9GwOKj-c or Nureyev eventually...
  7. Veronika Part leaving ABT

    Can coaching positions have sponsorships/endowments/ fellowships? Part's resume [Vaganova School, danced soloist and principal roles at the Mariinsky and ABT, over 39 years old] indicates a transition to a teaching/coaching position with ABT [JKO] with occasional performances. Part's experience is unique in the US and ABT needs coaches for it's repertoire. I saw the Part/Whiteside SL at the KC. Part did about 25 fouettes but used the music-planning.
  8. Marcelo Gomes

    October 2017 promised to be a very good month at the KC: Washington Ballet's Russian Seasons, Red Shoes, Damian Woetzel program on Jerome Robbins, and the Mariinsky Bayadere. While on the website getting tickets I saw no cast list for Red Shoes and on M Bourne's website found Julian Craster will be Marcelo Gomes! http://new-adventures.net/news/the-red-shoes-usa-tour-announced
  9. Veronika Part leaving ABT

    Backspace on the url and you end up on the homepage. http://www.abt.org/membership/specialgifts.asp "As a sponsor, you have the opportunity to develop a meaningful relationship with a dancer from one of the world’s most recognized ballet companies: Principal Sponsor: $35,000 annually Soloist Sponsor: $25,000 annually Corps de ballet Sponsor: $15,000 annually" Meanwhile that facebook page is as public as the New York Times.
  10. How many are capable of SL/Kitri/Medora complete choreography barring short term injury? 3 out of 5 principal women [excluding Kotchetkova, Part, Vishneva]. 5 out of 6 soloist women [unsure on Paris]. Principal=Lane+Teuscher+ Trenary : but more likely Shevshenko]. Gomes dances less frequently so more opportunities for Forster, Hammoudi, Davis? Levels above corps should be dancers who are distinctive in their work. NYCB has 3 levels which works for it's repertoire. ABT has more complex repertoire and would benefit from a 4rth level: Stewart, Davis, Hurlin, Hamrick, Post, McCune. Soloist: Shayer, Royal.
  11. NY Times Writings on ABT

    Alistair Macaulay on the revised Aurora's Wedding. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/arts/dance/the-sleeping-beauty-royalist-ballet-or-harmonious-ideal.html . "...vivid, but its kind of ballet delights without providing any classical revelation. We feel ballet’s bloom here, but not the transcendence of line and form. Perhaps what’s needed, as with so much period-instrument Mozart, is more time to adjust. I’m curious to see where Mr. Ratmansky’s “Aurora”s Wedding” takes us this July. I’m happiest when “The Sleeping Beauty” remains a work in progress..." I agree. Is Lilac at the Wedding? Not in Diaghilev. The Mariinsky's Lilac is a "prima" role in all acts[music and choreography] and the Rose Adagio lift is high impact. Judith Mackrall wrote a bio of Lydia Lopokova- Lilac and Blue Bird in the Diaghilev Sleeping Princess. Lilac is a non-dancing role in Acts 2/3 of the reproduction. Re-orchestration by Stravinsky: https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200185235/ , https://www.loc.gov/resource/ihas.200181868.0/?sp=26 . The scrapbook http://memory.loc.gov/natlib/ihas/service/vaultscan.2/200181897/200181897.pdf p 30 of 237 "...the classic ballet is an exhibition of dancing, but has anybody ever seen an operatic performance in which there appeared nine prima donnas in one evening?" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/27/arts/dance/new-york-city-ballet-review-justin-peck-pontus-lidberg.html?mcubz=1&_r=0 "Mr. Peck’s taste in, and response to, contemporary music seem the weakest aspect of his generally formidable talent." Diplomatic.
  12. Some sites I found while researching NBof C http://www.trabajadores.cu/20161030/xxv-festival-internacional-de-ballet-de-la-habana-alicia-alonso-romper-la-linea-puede-ser-un-homenaje/ 25th Alicia Alonso Festival's youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuFtV87p4ow , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWcxNIQQd6Y .
  13. ABT 2017 Corsaire

    My post was referencing how history and events are/were used in theatre and literature. The Turkish scholarly article is very interesting. Of course I know Byron doesn't equal the Corsaire libretto.
  14. Thanks for posting. Debra Austin was one of my favorite dancers in NY and Philly-we all loved her performances. Another great dancer I just posted about was Judy Tyrus.
  15. ABT 2017 Corsaire

    I think Dance Theatre of Harlem did an expanded Corsaire Pas de Deux staged by Karel Shook. The fantastic Judy Tyrus is archiving the company's work. https://www.instagram.com/p/BGW8TEBEAM6/?taken-by=judytyrus
  16. ABT 2017 Corsaire

    Byron did not write Corsaire in a vacuum and it sold 10,000 copies the first day. The Mediterranean/Aegean were dangerous and pirate ballets existed since at least 1826. Galzarani and an 1857 ballet by Guisseppe Rota based on Uncle Tom's Cabin: https://books.google.com/books?id=RH87XE25bCEC&pg=PA110&lpg=PA110&dq=Giovanni+Galzerani&source=bl&ots=O5V8Ty-iFE&sig=Ib5QRd6uJMW0ztXZ_35HSR1wuH0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwikwZqx6brUAhVDxoMKHSJFCVQ4FBDoAQgsMAI#v=onepage&q=Giovanni Galzerani&f=false Corsaire, Bayadere, Raymonda, etc should not be removed from repertory but companies should not have dancers in blackface. [http://www.ijhssnet.com/journals/Vol_3_No_18_October_2013/28.pdf ] . Balanchine's Don Quixote in 1965 had a publication including essay by Auden, excerpts from the 1605 Miquel De Cervantes Saavedra novel, photos, illustrations [woodcuts by Gustave Dore from the 1869 French edition].
  17. NYCB @ KenCen DC, June 6-11, 2017

    Program A Sun- Appreciated Square Dance, Tarantella, Odessa. Rodeo was, as I expected, athletic teams. Costume budget? The lyrical section needed women [lines extended on point] combined with men. The music carried the work. Program B-Sat. Times Are Racing -ruined NYCB run with vibration, variation in sound/mix, horrendous decibel levels higher than Thurs. The KC had nothing on the website about earplugs and they should have been passed out on entry for free. Surreal that this was NYCB ...