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Alina Cojocaru in ABT's La Bayadere


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#1 Maxi3D

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Posted 01 January 2003 - 04:12 PM

I have made up my mind to fly across the country for a weekend excursion on May 10 to watch Alina debut in ABT's La Bayadere. The problem is, single performance ticket won't be on sale until end of March and I'm afraid that by that time the tickets might be sold out. Another option is to buy the subscription to ABT's Met season, but they come in group of four preformances which I will be wasting three unuse tickets. My dilemma is, should I take a chance and wait until the single ticket become available, or go ahead and buy the subscription. Any advice from knowledgeable person will be most thankful. Also, if I may be so bold to ask those native to New York city for their advices on which airport is the best to be arriving into the city, I'm thinking about staying in the hotels around the Central Park area. Thanks.

#2 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 01 January 2003 - 04:35 PM

Maxi3D, if you know the day that the singles go on sale, and contact them that day, you should be okay. Not sure of course, but I would certainly not buy a season subscription for ONE performance!

Fly into La Guardia or Newark. Not Kennedy. Take shuttle bus to East Side Terminal, then get a taxi.

#3 Maxi3D

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Posted 01 January 2003 - 07:21 PM

Thank you for the infomation Ms. Leigh :) I will find out which day the single ticket go on sale and cross my fingers hoping they don't sell out. I wonder if in the past do the seats usually sold out at the Met when a special event such as Alina Cojocaru dances in the ABT?

#4 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 01 January 2003 - 07:42 PM

It does happen sometimes, Maxi. No way of knowing. If you know anyone in NY who is a member of the Met or ABT, they might have the same type of thing we have here for the Kennedy Center, which is a short period of time to get tickets for events before they become available to the general public. Members will receive a notice well ahead of time on when they have access to single tickets. Major company performances, especially those with big name guest stars, do sell out quickly here, and I think they do in NY too :)

#5 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 01 January 2003 - 08:00 PM

Maxi - A lot of people opt for the Radisson Empire, right near the Theater. They often will offer a accomodations/ticket package - ask either the hotel or Lincoln Center. I visited Giannina there, and it seemed quite pleasant.

If you're on a budget, I think the Best Western Woodward has acceptable standard rooms and is about a 15 minute walk from the theater (it's at 55/Broadway), but maybe with packages you can get a good deal at the Empire.

Have a great time visiting us!

#6 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 02 January 2003 - 05:28 AM

a friend stayed at the empire recently and paid 149.00 a night for a nice, but kind of small room. nice though, she said, just small.

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Posted 02 January 2003 - 05:56 AM

And if you're really on a budget, or just want to spend all your money on NYC cultural offerings, you might try the 63rd Y, just a block from the theater. A year ago it was only $75, and if you're very lucky and get a high southeast corner room, you'll have a spectacular view of Central Park and the skylines. If you're unlucky you'll get the airshaft.

#8 Maxi3D

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Posted 02 January 2003 - 09:36 AM

Thanks for all the infomation! :) I will look into all the options. Thank you.

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Posted 09 January 2003 - 12:47 PM

As a person who has not only jumped countries to see that little angel, but roped in others up from Italy and other points as well, allow me to say that it is worth travelling just about any distance to see Alina Cojocaru.

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Posted 09 January 2003 - 01:41 PM

I'm also working on places to stay in New York for those dates...and I expect the performances will sell out and pretty quickly.

I'm a little wary, though, as I haven't had great luck with making special trips to see a specific dancer. (My favorite ballerina was Kirkland.) I thought I would see Cojacaru on a work-related trip to the UK this past summer...I even had a ticket bought just a week before the performance, but she canceled due to an injury. I will probably end up at the State Theater if that happens this May...


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