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  1. Is the casting for Nutcracker out yet? Can anyone explain why the casting is not announced far in advance as it is with ABT? Having been away for two years, with the company now so profoundly changed, I would really appreciate some recommendations for which dancers to try to see in Nutcracker, SL & G&G. And of course if there is some secret to getting the casting earlier (without major donations) please do share details. Thank you!
  2. 2017-2018 season

    I'm interested in recommendations for a single performance of SB. I've been away for two years and with all the turnover have no idea which performance to pick. Thank you!
  3. Did they fill this position?
  4. Is there some place where I can easily find out about performances by visiting ballet companies, in Philadelphia, or in nearby cities such as DC and NY? Just wondering if there is one site or publication which brings it all together. Thanks!
  5. We're moving back from Florida to the Philadelphia area. I have been wondering if there is some way to get alerts or a schedule for live streaming events in Philadelphia and nearby cities (DC, NY). Is there a site which lists all the different companies/services which stream ballets, so that if someone is going to screen within driving distance I get a heads up?
  6. Hi Everyone- I just moved to South Florida, and I was wondering if people who are familiar with MCB could recommend, if I can only get to one performance of SL, which principal dancer to see in the O/O role. Is the casting made public so that we can book tickets to (try to) see particular dancers? Also, if I only have time to see 2 to 3 performances, which ones would you recommend, and why? General thoughts on favorite dancers appreciated, especially with descriptions of their style and strengths. Looking forward to getting to know MCB. Best, Paris.
  7. Spring 2015: Swan Lake

    I missed the Boylston/Simkin performance today, so interested to hear feedback on it. I wonder, was it poorly attended? I had offered my ticket up here and found no takers, and ended up donating it via the box office.
  8. I went ahead and called the box office and asked them to have the ticket there for pickup under the name "Maya Plisetskaya". The representative I spoke with said, "it will be there waiting for her, sir." Please post here if you pick it up so others don't waste time.
  9. I'm surprised I didn't get any views, let alone interest in this ticket . . . I have to go out later this morning, and when I do, if no-one has picked up the ticket I will have it kept at the box office under "Maya Plisetskaya" on the honor system for $90. If you do pick it up, please post here to let others not to waste their time.
  10. Orchestra center row E, today 2pm. Selling at $90 or best offer. Face value is $125.
  11. Very upset that I can't make it tomorrow. One ticket to see Boylston & Simkin. Selling at face value $125 or best offer. Reply to this or direct message me.
  12. Thank you for the correction, much appreciated. Do you know if anyone dances Nureyev's version today?
  13. Looking at this video of Nureyev and Fonteyn dancing SL in 1966: I haven't seen the choreography from around the 13:30 mark in other productions, or later RB productions, although I'm sure I'm missing something. I find it quite lovely. Around 14:14 through 14:45 especially, there is something about it which strongly evokes for me their first meeting in Act II. Does anyone dance these steps today?
  14. Spring 2015: La Bayadere

    The night Part and Murphy danced, Makarova was in the audience and, lucky me, I scored an autograph. She was very gracious. I was surprised there wasn't more of a fuss around her, and wondered if people were just being polite and giving her space. Would there have been a fuss around Baryshnikov?
  15. Ballet in Miami

    My family are moving from Philadelphia to Miami in a couple of months' time, and I wanted to know about ballet companies I can go to see in Miami. Miami City Ballet is obviously the most prominent, but which other companies should I know about? (I tend to enjoy the full length narrative ballets). And I'd also be interested to learn of individual dancers people are enthusiastic about (very personal I know). I tend to enjoy a more lyrical style. Another question - what is the best way to learn about performances by out-of-state and international companies visiting Miami? If this post belongs in a different section, my apologies, and please feel free to relocate it.