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ABT: Fall '03 Season at City Center


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#31 klingsor

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 10:32 AM

Thank you, Alexandra

#32 bingham

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 07:11 AM

Carbro hits the bullseye again w/ the casting of Michele w. and Irina D. as Raymonda at the City Center season .Monique M. is not mentioned in anything yet.Casting still incomplete( see Sunday's Times Art and Leisure section)
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#33 Farrell Fan

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Posted 31 August 2003 - 07:57 AM

Family Friendly? What is it about this program -- Theme and Variations, a pair of pas de deux, Three Virgins and a Devil, and Fancy Free -- that caused the marketeers at ABT to label it Family Friendly and schedule performances ONLY on Saturday and Sunday matinees? Phooey! :wacko:

#34 carbro

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Posted 31 August 2003 - 11:08 AM

Uh, to differentiate it from the program with Sechs Tanze (is that what it sounds like?) and Petite Morte, perhaps.

I think it is specifically intended to hold the attention of children, FF. Light, varied, highly kinetic, nothing too obscure or inaccessible. It has to do with developing a young audience. And it is a good program.

Joe, should I post my wish list more often (Where's Monique)? Seeing those casts was oh, so gratifying!

#35 Big Lee

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Posted 31 August 2003 - 08:53 PM

Sechs Tanze only means six dances, so nothing non-family friendly in the title. I'm actually really looking forward to the Kylian program, as I've never seen any of his works. Anyone have an idea as to what I'm going to see?

By the way, where are you all seeing this casting information? Is this on the internet?

#36 carbro

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Posted 31 August 2003 - 09:19 PM

Not on net last night, but in ad on pg. 3 of New York Times Arts & Leisure section of Aug. 31.

Thanks for the translation, BigLee! :wacko:

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Posted 01 September 2003 - 03:02 AM

Sechs Tanze only means six dances, so nothing non-family friendly in the title.  I'm actually really looking forward to the Kylian program, as I've never seen any of his works.  Anyone have an idea as to what I'm going to see?

I saw "Sechs Tanze" by the Nederlands Dans Theater (Kylian's company) and the Lyon Opera Ballet, and it is one of my favorite ballets by Kylian, and one of the funniest ballets I know. It is a piece for several couples of dancers (if I remember correctly, three couples), with white costumes looking a little bit like 18th century costumes, and powdered wigs for the men. There is no plot, it is just a succession of humorous, joyful and slightly absurd scenes between the characters.

I also saw "Petite mort" and liked it, but my main memory is that I absolutely loved the music
(one of Mozart's piano concertos), and also the opening scene with male dancers holding swords (well, the French word for it would be "fleuret", the lightest kind of sword, but I don't know the English name for it).

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 01:25 PM

I may have missed it or just can't find it, but has casting been posted for the City Center engagement? If not, when should they announce it?

thanks.
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#39 carbro

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 11:24 AM

I know many of us have been waiting anxiously:

ABT.org has posted complete casting for the season. :huepfen:

Now that I've passed the news along, I must go study it and plan my autumn. :thumbsup:

#40 Alexandra

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 11:31 AM

Thanks for posting the link. But unless I've missed something, it's not really casting. It's a list of the dancers who will be performing -- without saying what roles, or even in which ballets, they'll be dancing.

I wrote them yesterday asking for casting and was told a press release would be out soon -- I'm sure that will be more complete!

#41 carbro

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 11:41 AM

:flowers: Whoops. Sorry. I saw the lists of names and assumed . . . :shrug:

Anxiously await posting of the press release, then. Thanks, Alexandra. :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 12:01 PM

No apologies necessary, carbro!

I hope this isn't a trend, an assumption that people only care who is dancing and not what they're dancing taken to its logical, but unfortunate, conclusion!

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 11:14 AM

Most of the casting for the fall season is in their website now.Corp members Halberg, Salstein and Tidwell are cast in many ballets including the debut of Halberg in Theme and Variation.
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#44 zerbinetta

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 11:03 PM

I hope this isn't a trend, an assumption that people only care who is dancing and not what they're dancing taken to its logical, but unfortunate, conclusion!

Speaking for myself (well, who else would I be speaking for?), I do find casting for ABT more important in terms of ticket buying than repertory. Not so with NYCB.

Might this be worthy of a thread or even a poll?

#45 carbro

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 07:28 PM

:o

Corp members Halberg, Salstein and Tidwell are cast in many ballets including the debut of Halberg in Theme and Variation.

:devil: :huepfen: :bouncing: :hyper: :party:
Gosh, you leave town (and your net connection) for a few days, and look what happens!


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