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  1. SFB 2017 Summer

    Look who will be on the cover of the September 2017 Dance Magazine: "I don't do average"
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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?
  7. 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
  8. A great way to play hooky. ;) I'm looking forward to a fun October 5th.
  9. 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
  10. 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. ;)
  11. 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.
  12. The Patti Smith piece is indeed lovely.
  13. Nureyev premier postponed to 2018/2019

    And don't we all have opinions? ;) The Nureyev "controversy" is a mess precisely because so many people are trying to weigh in on the ballet before it gets seen. But the only reason this project is happening is because a certain small group of artists got together, didn't bicker endlessly, and they finished the "first draft" of the project. There would be no Nureyev to speak of without Serebrennikov/Possokhov/Demutsky and the Bolshoi dancers involved. I give them all credit for making the effort. The rest of it is not about art.
  14. Elizabeth Kattner-Ulrich's dissertation, The Early Life and Works of George Balanchine (published 2008), was available on Amazon, but now it's too expensive to contemplate (so look for the dissertation PDF online). That was, for me, an interesting read. I've been wondering if Elizabeth Kendall's Balanchine & the Lost Muse wasn't partly/mostly based on Kattner-Ulrich's research.
  15. Favorite SFB Short Video Clips

    Dores Andre posted this "part 1" video that comes before the one above, and she identifies the "women" as being Myles Thatcher, Lonnie Weeks and Diego Cruz. And it's Emma Rubinowitz, Jahna Frantziskonis and Dores as the "men". "Lollipop" by The Chordettes (or it may be someone else's version) https://www.instagram.com/p/BXJ-XB1BIHZ/?taken-by=doresandre "Nitty Gritty" by Shirley Ellis https://www.instagram.com/p/BXJ_mPVBA7f/?taken-by=doresandre The problem is, I want to see the entire music video! Not 5 seconds worth. But Emma posted the following: "Happy national dance day. Aspiring to dance like this always. Full video coming soon...I mean never "