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Walking past History - Ballet landmarks in NYC?

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#31 Calliope


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Posted 28 October 2002 - 01:56 PM

It's outside of NY, but there's a website with photos of Balanchine's summer house in Weston CT (lots of LeClercq on the site too)


I don't know if there's any cemeteries in NY that they still bury people in.

#32 Mel Johnson

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Posted 28 October 2002 - 03:47 PM

There are still new burials in New Trinity Cemetery which is above Riverside Park 'way up on the West Side. Riverside Drive overlooks part of the burial ground.

#33 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 30 October 2002 - 06:04 PM

A book about the times and demolition of the old Metropolitan Opera House: Last Look at the Old Met

And here are pictures of the Old Met

#34 Mel Johnson

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Posted 30 October 2002 - 06:29 PM

Thanks, Leigh, those were nice trips to nostalgia-land for me!:)

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Posted 30 October 2002 - 06:55 PM

Just a small, factual point: Finis Jhung now teaches at Peridance.

#36 Farrell Fan

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Posted 30 October 2002 - 08:21 PM

As has been noted, this is a really wonderful thread. Balanchine also lived at 27 West 67th Street. A friend of mine who still lives there recalls the time during a strike of building employees when Mr. B took his turn operating the elevator. Amazingly, the elevator in that building still has an operator. And a fellow Ballet Alerter sent me a photo this past summer of Balanchine's grave in Sag Harbor.

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Posted 31 October 2002 - 05:53 PM

Lincoln Kirstein lived at 128 E. 19th, or 126, or whatever one door west of 130 is. 130 is the number I can just barely make out, with a magnifying glass, on the snapshot I took.

I knew he'd lived on East 19th, but no one in the neighborhood seemed to know where and I only discovered it by accident a few months later while on vacation in Massachusets. I'd made arrangements to see few pieces at Harvard's Fogg Museum that weren't then out in the galleries, and one was an Elie Nadelman sculpture. After we viewed them, the curator asked if we'd like to see the papers pertaining to each piece. Well, sure. And there in the Nadelman papers was a letter to Kirstein. Oh happy day!

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