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Why so few postings?


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#1 Globetrotter

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 12:31 PM

Not being from the San Fancisco area, I use this forum to get news about the company. I've noticed that the activity on this site has fallen off dramatically in the last few months: no comments on Stern Grove and none on Nutcracker except for casting. Is everything all right with the SFB? Where have all the forum members gone?

#2 bart

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 12:40 PM

Globetrotter, I've also noticed a similar trend on the Miami forum and for a number of other companies. On top of that, major tours (often Russian, but even the ABT) go relatively unreported in many places.

Sometimes one does feel llike trying to make a sound while clapping with one hand.

#3 Paul Parish

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 05:50 PM

Well, I also write officially, and saved what I had to say for our sister site. Here's the link to it
http://www.danceview...fornianuts.html

Check it out.

Maybe some other SFB fans will bounce off it a bit. That would be great. I only saw two shows.
Wonder what y'all saw, how you felt, and what you thought.

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 06:58 PM

Wonderful review, Paul. Thank you for the link. I'm very sad to hear about von Buchau's passing; I always enjoyed reading her.

I can't speak for all Ballet Talkers, but the reason I didn't post anything about the Nutcracker run this year is that I didn't go. For others who did go, there could be any number of reasons for them not posting, which I won't speculate about.

Another reason activity is light right now is that we're in the middle of the time period between the end of the Nut season and the beginning of the repertory season, which is punctuated only by the highly-priced gala performance. If anyone sees that, do let us know!

#5 Paul Parish

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 11:00 PM

Ballet Nut -- you didn't GO?

Why not?

#6 Helene

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 11:07 PM

Paul, I too was moved by your tribute to Stephanie von Buchau. I had just read her article about Don Giovanni recordings in Seattle Opera Magazine -- DG is opening in a couple of weeks here -- when I heard she had died.

I didn't attend SFB's Nutcracker because I've never liked the ballet enough to travel especially to see it, although I've seen performances where I was already planning to go for other reasons. I'm much more interested in the Rep season, which is opening soon.

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 01:25 PM

Ballet Nut -- you didn't GO?

Why not?


I saw it last year, and was unimpressed.

#8 Globetrotter

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 06:19 PM

Paul, thanks for the review. I guess I should start to cast a wider net. I get to see dance in New York and London frequently (every few months), and used to see the SFB all the time. But my California business has trailed off, so I'm using the net to keep up.


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