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Save Our Ballet: A Story of Hope During a RecessionIn 1974, San Francisco Ballet almost disappeared...


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#1 Gina Ness

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:30 PM

My brother, Anton Ness, has written a book telling the story of how, in 1974, the San Francisco Ballet almost went bankrupt and disappeared. Five corps de ballet dancers began a movement (The SOB Campaign) that eventually saved the ballet for future generations of dancers and their audiences. It is a great story, and I'm so glad that a more detailed recounting of this moment in time has finally been written... It's available on Amazon and Kindle... I'm very proud of my brother for writing this book!

http://www.amazon.co...Save Our Ballet

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:58 AM

When I clicked the "Surprise Me!" button, I was treated to a page with a wonderful photo of .... Anton and Gina Ness in the Snow Scene of Lew Christensen's Nutcracker. Posted Image Looks like a fine book, too, and very relevant today, considering the difficult economic times for U.S. ballet companies. Thanks, Gina, for posting this.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:40 AM

Thanks Gina for the heads up. Now, where's that "Surprise me" button..? I want to see that pic..! Posted Image

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:52 AM

Click the Amazon link in Gina's post.It's one of the options of the Look Inside feature.

#5 Helene

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:23 AM

"Surprise Me" selects a page, which could be random or algorith-driven: the photo might not come up by clicking it. Also, I got a message that I'd get a bigger sample by logging in. I'm not sure if Bart was logged in. If not, then the photo might not be in the smaller sample for users not logged in. If Bart wasn't logged in, there might be a greater chance of it being selected.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:58 AM

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:40 PM

I didn't get anything at all when i clicked 'Surprise Me'. :( But I'm glad that your brother wrote this book, Gina. A hopeful tale for these recessionary times!

#8 Gina Ness

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:59 PM

Thank you all so much! My brother also has always enjoyed photography... That is a photo of me as "Cinderella" taken by Tony (Anton) on the cover of his book. I still have my SOB button!


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