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  1. Mariinsky in London 2017

    I pretty much agree with Buddy's view of the white swan duet. And also, the way his Swan Lake was danced in Balanchine's day was truly other worldly. Did more for me than many full length versions. But it is to some extent personal. And may possibly also be related to whether you grew up on Balanchine or the full length versions. There are some full length versions out there now for which less of them would be an improvement. As for Balanchine's version, the change to black costumes is awful.
  2. Mariinsky in London 2017

    It sure did.But who else has his power to distill the essence?
  3. Fjord Review

    My favorite article from Ford Review was one called The Cult of Fragility. About two years ago. Very thoughtful.
  4. Fjord Review

    Sent them something.
  5. Fjord Review

    They do have some interesting, in depth articles. Thanks for reminding me about the email. I deleted it without reading very much in it. Now I think I will send them a small contribution.
  6. 2017-18 Season

    Thank you. Sounds like a substantial tour and a lot of it in New York. Also some interesting choreographers. I guess the precise dates are still unknown.
  7. 2017-18 Season

    Thanks Silvermash. It is very far off I know.
  8. 2017-18 Season

    Does anyone know the dates POB will be in New York in Summer 2018? I couldn't find anything on their website.
  9. ABT has a new website!

    Also I think it's a question of professionalism. This kind of sloppiness doesn't speak well for the company. They can't even get their programs right. They have a lot of wealthy successful people on their Board, a large staff and what seems like constant fundraising efforts. It's an embarrassment.
  10. ABT 2017 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

    The Met's language is more problematic, I agree. I don't know the details of who there is writing what. I've observed some sloppiness in ABTs playbills. One night it said three Pauses and one Intermission but were two intermissions and two pauses. Personally I don't read the descriptions on the Met website very much. The press releases look very carefully written, at least on this subject.
  11. ABT 2017 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

    Well, the first release may not be all that clear but yes I think it was saying those two diverts were originally choreographed by Nijinska. Note the comma. It credits Nijinska with creating those diverts. It left open the question of what precise choreo would be used. By June, the press release answers that extremely clearly. My guess, and it is a guess, is that Ratmansky concluded he didn't have enough info to do Nijinska's choreo.
  12. ABT 2017 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

    I've reread both the October 2016 press release and the June 16 2017 release. The latter clearly states it will add Three Ivans with choreography by Nanette de Valois and that it will add the Porcelain Trio with choreography by Bronislava Nijinska. The earlier release doesn't say that but neither does it actually claim it will use Nijinska's actual choreo for Three Ivan's. It says it will "add ThePorcelain Trio and Three Ivans, divertissements originally choreographed by Bronislava Nijinska."