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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
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  1. Many people know that the Ringling Brothers Circus has now closed in the U.S., but Russia is trying to keep circus arts alive - These Graduates Throw Themselves, Not Caps, in the Air Scouts from Russia and beyond hunt for talent at the year-end Moscow Circus School shows. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/theater/these-graduates-throw-themselves-not-caps-in-the-air.html
  2. Here's the archived video from today, August 18, 2017 on YouTube: [programming starts at about 2:00 minutes in] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l_rmYPwD70 It was nice to see Lonnie Weeks, Lauren Strongin and Max Cauthorn all get some air time, since normally the focus is on the principals.
  3. Thanks for the update, Apollosmuse - I just removed that old video link from my post.
  4. Today at 5:30pm is the next showing of UNBOUND festival rehearsals: "The second broadcast of our Unbound LIVE series will feature choreographers Justin Peck, Myles Thatcher, and Christopher Wheeldon. The broadcast begins at 5:30 pm on our Facebook page and on our website." https://www.facebook.com/sfballet/
  5. SFB 2017 Summer

    Look who will be on the cover of the September 2017 Dance Magazine: "I don't do average"
  6. I've seen plenty of comments about how much people enjoy watching the classes, and users have been unhappy about SFB editing away much of the class time in the "highlights" video they eventually release on YouTube. Felips Diaz runs such a great class that it is understandable for ballet aficionados to want to watch the entire thing. Video of NBC in Paris would be especially interesting to me - I would love to see a "countdown to performance" as you mentioned.
  7. Thanks for the reminder, Volcanohunter - I had actually forgotten the details of it all. I'm not a fan of "Facebook Live!" but we go where we have to go. Sites like YouTube are, much like IKEA stores, a "vortex by design" - it's all about keeping the user in place longer, and longer, and longer...
  8. I finally noticed that SFB also mentions that there will be "behind-the-scenes footage via Facebook Live!" Just how that's going to work with the YouTube live stream, I don't know. Hopefully it is something that will remain posted to the SFB (presumably) Facebook page for a number of weeks. https://www.instagram.com/p/BXiu8rYFkzx/?taken-by=sfballet
  9. 1978 . . . and Today

    Thanks for the 'snapshots', Millosr. Did Nureyev ever make it back to SF to perform? I found this report from 1967: The great Haight ballet bust of 1967 http://www.sfchronicle.com/thetake/article/The-great-Haight-ballet-bust-of-1967-7230386.php
  10. I'm looking forward to the next live broadcast. I wonder if Alonzo King just didn't want the public observing his process, or if he felt like he needed to reschedule his rehearsal times?
  11. Color film of Kay Mazzo and Peter Martins dancing Stravinsky Duo Concertant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IqHkRt1F18 Brief clips of Duo Concertant with Tiler Peck & James Whiteside (Vail Dance Festival 2015) Begins at 1:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF3sA3REuUY Duo Concertant with Hugo Marchand and Laura Hecquet http:// https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRwJcnBoJCw
  12. A great way to play hooky. ;) I'm looking forward to a fun October 5th.
  13. Favorite SFB Short Video Clips

    More from the technical masters: Angelo Greco http://https://www.instagram.com/p/BXgO85UFXpP/?taken-by=_angelogreco_ Ana Sophia Scheller https://www.instagram.com/p/BXOIUXEjHeP/?hl=en&taken-by=la_scheller
  14. SFB 2017-18 season

    SF Ballet has posted their video trailer for the upcoming season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE7cfWuNGjE It shows us that there is probably lots of great rehearsal and ballet creation footage stored away that will never see the light of day. The one odd shot was of the back of Martin West's head - not really an appropriate image. ;)
  15. Thanks Doug! I should mention that Kattner-Ulrich's dissertation is in English, although submitted to Freie Universität Berlin. And it is of course written in the particular academic style/format required of a dissertation, but it's "chock full" of great information throughout.