New York City Ballet Exhibit
Posted 19 April 1999 - 06:43 PM
Posted 19 April 1999 - 09:26 PM
One small thing. The German film may be the last LeClerq performance filmed, but she danced during the whole Copenhagen season -- whether it was 1 week or 2, I can't say without looking it up. If I remember it correctly, she became ill on the last night. She thought she was coming down with the flu, danced, and then just collapsed in her dressing room. I'm pretty sure it was the last night, because the Danish dancers remembered that they had just gotten back from their first American tour, and many of them attended this performance, because they wanted to see the company. No one could tell anything was wrong. Then they heard the next day that she was very ill, and polio was suspected.
So as not to digress from the exhibition, I think it would be fun if everyone who sees it posts here what things they particularly liked, or were new to them.
Posted 20 April 1999 - 11:27 AM
Actually, I think all the "NYC Trip" people are planning to visit...I am greatly looking forward to it.
We'll report--I am sure we will all notice different things.
Posted 17 May 1999 - 08:05 PM
Posted 17 May 1999 - 10:20 PM
Posted 18 May 1999 - 08:13 AM
Posted 23 May 1999 - 03:09 AM
Question: Do you know if they have copies of the videos for sale? Or if they are available in libraries or what not?
I am definitely going to the exhibition myself Memorial Day weekend but I have a habit of watching videos I like over and over again (okay, so, this is a normal behavior of a wannabe balletomane -- nothing strange here).
Posted 25 May 1999 - 06:54 AM
What struck me was the beautiful programs that Balanchine and Kirstein had made up -- most by important artists of the time. It's a shame that economics make these almost a thing of the past. I also found the costumes and personal photos from dancers' colections to be of most interest. There were also framed clippings that really showed how much more pr ballet got during the ballet boom of the 60s and 70s. Peter Martins was on the cover of Esquire and (I think) either Time or Newsweek. A ballet dancers or director would have to take a plane hostage in order to have a slim chance to get on the cover of a national news weekly.
Posted 25 May 1999 - 09:36 AM
Posted 25 May 1999 - 10:55 AM
I was so frustrated by the no access bit.
Posted 26 May 1999 - 03:49 AM
Posted 30 May 1999 - 02:00 AM
Thanks for the tip on the Library. Since I'll be in NYC all of next week, I should have time to visit the library.
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