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rkoretzky

NYCB at SPAC

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As a frequent lurker, I am moved to thank rkoretzky for her faithful -- and insightful -- postings keeping us up to speed with NYCB in Saratoga. It couldn't have been easy to do so, given that she attended each performance. I was also struck by the comment that this board has been an addition to her life, as it has been to mine. (Thank you Alexandra et al.)

Now, I wonder who can keep us abreast of of the tour to the UK and Italy?

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It was such a pleasure to do this, really. I volunteer to be the Europe correspondent too!

If only I could just take off....

Petitallegro: I hope you had a great time in Saratoga.

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We have several UK posters, and I hope a few will make the trek -- as for Italy, calling antoP!!

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rkoretzky-

Re-reading your posts, I noticed you mention a rowdy group from a ballet camp. Yes, that group was very likely NYSSSA.

I would like to apologize for the behaviour of my peers. What would drive ballet students to act in such a way? I'm not completely sure. I know that I was constantly annoyed by their responses to the performances. This might have been a result of the fact that the shows were mandatory for us, and some students, who lived in NYC, did not realize what a privilage it was to see NYCB so often at such a low cost.

I just wanted you to know that not all of the NYSSSA students had such manners, and that I wanted to apologize to you.

Thanks

Steph

P.S. If you were an usher, thanks! All of the SPAC ushers were very nice to us.

:)

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Hi Steph!

I was a SPAC usher for over 20 years. Last year I was offered a paying job as the usher captain, and yes I was on the right side of the house, where NYSSA sat every night.

Thank you for saying what you did about my ushers. They are a wonderful group--dedicated to SPAC and to NYCB and I will pass along your comment to them.

For the most part, the kids were pretty well behaved and it was a pleasure to see them at SPAC. It was the one performance of Dances at a Gathering that was a problem. after I talked with some of your staff members, things were much better.

So please don't worry about it and I hope to see you there next year. My daughter has some friends who were at NYSSA. Maybe you know them.

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I probably do know your daughter's friends-it was a tiny group (only 60 people.) I do remember that Dances at a Gathering. It had been a long day for everyone.

Thank you for being so understanding!

-Steph :)

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To rkoretzky: you really did a great job covering the three weeks of SPAC, and I agreed with almost everything (with one or two minor exceptions) If you will be at Oct 27 - 2PM I'll be there, too, and would like to compare notes.

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