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Joffrey Ballet's websitenew look, GREAT historical feature


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#1 Treefrog

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 04:23 PM

I just got a look at the Joffrey's new website design. It's quite lovely.

It has what I assume is a very cool feature, which my aged computer is not accessing very well (I can't actually see the pictures :smilie_mondieu: ). Can someone check it out for me? On the History page, you can click a link to "Scrapbooks", and from there choose by decade by clicking on the spines of "books". Within each decade, you can choose a year and see pictures of the dances and dancers of the time.

#2 Helene

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 05:18 PM

There are some really great pictures on this site, particularly the ones from the 50's and 60's, but be warned: they are quite small, the largest being about 2" x 2.5". There doesn't seem to be a way to make them bigger, unless I've missed the sweet spot.

Many thanks for the heads up!

#3 bart

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 05:19 PM

Thanks, Treefrog, for this link.

I wish all major American companies would honor their history and tradition as well. The NYCB site is particularly backward in this regard, given its incredible past achievements and development.

#4 Mel Johnson

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 05:32 PM

All I can see is the '50s.

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 05:35 PM

I was able to go through them all by clicking the next volume, and then clicking each individual year in the decade. I'm using Internet Explorer on a very fast connection.

#6 carbro

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 06:30 PM

There doesn't seem to be a way to make them bigger, unless I've missed the sweet spot.

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If you use my secret technique :shhh: , you'll find that the resolution does not support enlargement.

The NYCB site is particularly backward in this regard, given its incredible past achievements and development.

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The difference being that Joffrey Ballet's management has been consistent over its life, Arpino having been there at the beginning, sharing Joffrey's vision. The situation at NYCB, where we have a Balanchine-era/Martins-era thing, is, alas, not comparable. :smilie_mondieu:


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