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  1. I'm guessing that music rights may be the reason it wasn't video recorded but am not sure. I sent a gushing note of appreciation this morning via email to the New York Review, asking about plans to share the audio. The response I received said that a link may be posted on their website at some point but it seemed very vague. Here's a link to the program:
  2. Was anyone else from Ballet Alert at yesterday's Agon at 60 symposium, sponsored by the New York Review of Books, at Scandinavia House in NYC? Apparently it received little publicity, and I missed the ad in a recent issue of NYRB. I only learned of it from an Instagram post last week by Alastair Macaulay. By the time I signed up, it was supposedly full but I went yesterday morning in any case, given that it was a free event and I hoped there would be no-shows. I and several others who were on the waiting list were admitted. It was truly glorious. We heard from Arthur Mitchell, Jacques d'Amboise, Barbara Milberg Fisher, Allegra Kent (on video, interviewed last weekend by Robert Gottlieb), Macaulay, Acocella, Gottlieb and many others. Maria Kowrorski and Jared Angle performed the Agon pdd (beautifully, on a tiny stage) and then answered questions from Claudia Roth Pierpont. No video was made but it was recorded for sound. A feast of riches!
  3. I was there too. A very full and interesting mixed bill. I would have loved to have seen Cornejo's Apollo but Robbie Fairchild did not disappoint. And how versatile he is--he was a respectable tapper next to Michele Dorrance in addition to his beautiful form in Divertimento Brilliante. Tiler Peck's skill and musicality are lovely to witness. It was a treat to see Carla Korbes as well. I wish NYCB would at least occasionally perform the full Apollo, with birth and death restored. It was great to see it.
  4. At the matinee she was replaced by Reichlen who did double duty (after Serenade). If she was tired, there was no sign of it!
  5. James Timm was immediately responsive to my email. I complained about phone/internet fees for subscribers and my experience at the box office this week where I was told that I could not yet purchase additional single tickets. He apologized, said I had been given wrong information, and processed my order for me with no fees attached. This is from his initial response: "2016 ABT subscribers may order additional single tickets at the time of subscribing. I am very sorry if you heard otherwise. There are also no additional fees for single tickets if ordered at the time of subscription. ABT also does not charge a facility fee, unlike many of our competitors, which benefits our customers. I hope this information may prove helpful."
  6. This is mainly a subscription audience and the theater is very small, so discount tickets will be limited I would think. Opening is set for May 5 I believe.
  7. I found the play fascinating. Michael Cerveris seems physically transformed and does an incredible job of evoking Balanchine without simply mimicking. It will be interesting to see what the critics say (it opens officially in early May) and whether this will resonate with audiences.
  8. And his longtime partner, Cris Alexander, died just two weeks later:
  9. I was at today's matinee and Diamonds with Kowrowski and Askegard is posted as first in tomorrow's program.