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#61 Nanatchka


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Posted 14 September 2001 - 08:15 AM

We are, here in our New York City home, awash in pity and sorrow but we are, having not been in harm's way, hurt.

#62 doug


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Posted 14 September 2001 - 08:55 AM

PNB has postponed the gala performance for Patricia Barker which was to have been tonight at 7pm.

PNB's conductor, Stewart Kershaw, is trying to get to California to conduct ABT's GISELLE. ABT's conductor is still in New York.

Best wishes to everyone.

#63 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 14 September 2001 - 10:00 AM

It seems ridiculous to even mention this in the face of the loss of life, but we're desperately scrambling to see if Pace will be open or accessible, and for venues in the alternative.

Wish us luck. If you have contacts to another NYC venue that might host a displaced company next weekend, please let us know. (If you need to speak to me NOW about that, phone me at 212 780-3413 - I'll check messages regularly.)


#64 Jane Simpson

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Posted 14 September 2001 - 10:48 AM

And in London we're anxiously waiting to know if the Alvin Ailey company will make it here for their scheduled opening on Monday night.

And 2 minutes later, I've just heard that they're not coming.

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#65 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 14 September 2001 - 04:06 PM

And we found out that Pace will not have power in time. I'm going to try desperately to find an alternative venue by Monday. I don't know if I can.

#66 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 14 September 2001 - 05:24 PM

leigh i sent you a mail and asked if you had thought about symphony space. i couldn't get onto their web site to check their schedule but i'll try again.

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Posted 14 September 2001 - 06:26 PM

On Tuesday, I got up late and had just made my breakfast omelette and switched on the TV at 9:01 to see the fire in the first tower that was hit. I had just about digested that when I saw the second tower get hit. I then spent two unbelievable days glued to the TV and feeling that it was totally surreal.

The first day there was no transportation, and on the second only minimal transportation, so I couldn't get very far from my home in northern Manhattan. I rang two hospitals - ones I could walk to - volunteer, but these hospitals are so far uptown that they weren't getting any of the victims.

I discovered that neither my husband nor I can donate blood, because they won't accept blood from anyone who has lived for 6 months or longer in Britain between 1980 and 1996 (because of mad cow disease). Too bad: my husband is Type O-.

So I stayed at home and watched TV and finally couldn't take it any more and yesterday went to the Jersey Shore with some friends. It was a beautiful, golden day. On the way over the GW Bridge I had my first glimpse of the hole in the skyline - a hole filled with smoke. As you drive south in New Jersey you get a good view of the skyline, and yesterday it was a sad view. Once at the shore, we spoke to several locals who had come to enjoy the fine weather. Upon finding out that we were "escapees" from Manhattan, they offered condolences. It felt very strange. On the way back we again traversed the GW Bridge - this time in the dark. Usually that is one of the most magnificent views of Manhattan. The highway lights look like a necklace around the west side of Manhattan. Last night, the "toe" of Manhattan (I have always thought Manhattan vaguely resembles a foot on pointe) was dark, as there is no power down there at all. The Empire State Building, usually lit either pure white or in seasonal colors, was also dark.

Tonight, in my local park, we held a candlelight vigil. People spoke of their experiences and thoughts concerning what has happened, and we sang songs - very softly. Everyone brought a candle, and most people left them around the park flagpole or around the central green, now surrounded by a fence (because of new turfing). The fence looked as though it was wearing a crown of candles. There were two make-shift memorials to the WTC: a poster showing the buildings and some writings, poems, etc. in several languages. They plan to repeat the vigil every night for a while - to help each other get through this awful experience and to pray for peace.

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Posted 14 September 2001 - 08:00 PM

I would first like to (as everyone else) express my sorrow for the grieving nation, and all the people who have been personally affected by this terrible thing. Also, I want to really thank all the other countries who have given the US such support and respect. I think it's so nice that all over the world (well, most of the world) countries are having moments of silence, or playing our national anthem. I think it shows real unity, and makes me personally feel like the US isn't alone at all, and we have people supporting us!

*THANK YOU* and my sincere sorrow for the people who've lost.

(sorry, this had nothing to do with dance!)

#69 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 17 September 2001 - 06:30 PM

ABT was in Kansas city because they had a performance there on Tuesday night, which they did. Then they had to bus to CA for the rest of their tour, which they all agreed to do. There was a statement by Kevin McKenzie about this, but not sure where it was published. It was in ABT's Enotes today. They performed in San Diego this past weekend, and open, I think tomorrow night, in Berkely.

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Posted 18 September 2001 - 04:30 AM

Hi, l don't talk much but watch these boards regularly. I am shocked at what happened in your country. It has taken me a good week to come to terms with this and start to talk. We have felt it all the way to Australia, with our hearts on our sleeve so to speak.

We now wait, it seems, for America's reaction. (though of course it has begun). Have courage and l hope this comes to a quick resolution for everyone's sake.

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Posted 18 September 2001 - 05:59 PM

I was profoundly saddened and affected by the
attack. The area around the twin towers is one of my favorite places in NYC. ONe of my
loves, other than ballet, are maritime issues, esp. ships....and history in general. That area has an abundance of both.
Now, sadly, that area will be better known as
a sight of carnage. Damn those murderers. That area is the beginning and continuing story of NYC. I MAY have lost a classmate from highschool, who was a fireman. That is the worst. I have been crying and at the same
time could not pull myself from the TV or radio.....my love of history. I want those
responsible to pay, but not the people of Afghan, who are mostly women and children, many of them -500,000-orphaned. The Russians
already has left the country in ruin. Just kill off the Telliban and Bin Laubin. I am afraid that will be extremely difficult, with many pitfalls.....like World War.

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Posted 24 September 2001 - 01:54 PM

Glad to hear that you are all ok. My sympathies are with everyone who was affected by this despicable act. I pray that whatever steps are taken will cost as few lives, American or otherwise, as possible. We don't need any more bloodshed.

"An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth-- soon we'll all be blind and toothless."

#73 Alexandra


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Posted 24 September 2001 - 03:07 PM

Good to see you again, Ballet Nut. I think everyone who posts here regularly has checked in now and is okay. We hadn't heard from Terry, but I emailed her to check, and she's fine -- she just moved to Paris! (I'm sure it's ok to post that as she said she'd be telling us about performances she sees there.)

As a general note, please, this thread was put up so that people could communicate during the first few days of a terrible event. It was not intended to be a place for political debate, of any stripe.

[ 09-24-2001: Message edited by: alexandra ]

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Posted 28 September 2001 - 06:48 PM

Just checking in. I can now put it out of my mind sometimes and then I read the posts here and it all comes rushing back. It's taken me almost a week to read the New Yorker because I can only take in so much.
Glad to hear everyone's ok.

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