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  1. 2018 Met Season

    I just received my subscription ticket with a note that 5/18 and 5/21 are not available for exchange. Priority exchange week: 3/18-3/24.
  2. I noticed the ticket sales are much slower than usual, there're still plenty of excellent seats available for the gala and the reconstructed Beauty. Must be due to the 50% price hike, no doubt.
  3. ABT in Detroit, Feb. 8-11, 2018

    Mariinsky stayed at Brooklyn Marriott when they were at BAM. POB at Le Meridien. Bolshoi at Sheraton on 7tn Ave. Mikhailovsky at Holiday Inn now the Watson on W57th.
  4. Seeing the 4-hour plus reconstructed Beauty alone is worth the entire trip. While Bayadere is listed as the Soviet version. https://www.mariinsky.ru/en/playbill/playbill/2018/3/8/1_1900
  5. 2018-19 Season

    Covent Garden is more like a House of McGregor-Wheeldon-Scarlett nowadays.
  6. Sarasota will return to Joyce as part of the ballet festival with mixed programs of Ashton, Balanchine, de Valois, Tharp, Bintley, Wheeldon, and Bourne. https://www.joyce.org/performances/sarasota-ballet
  7. Peter Martins Sexual Harassment Allegations

    Peter Boal would be a top contender should Martin step down.
  8. Fall 2017 Season

    2018 LSF will bring in POB, so I doubt it will present another classical company. However, don't rule out Joyce, as it has brought RB, MCB, NB Canada, Joffrey, and SFB to the State Theater in the past few years.
  9. Published in tomorrow NY Times Arts & Leisure new season section, the reps will be Giselle La Bayadere R&J Swan Lake Don Q Whipped Cream Harlequinade Firebird, new McGregor
  10. Effective for the 18/19 season. He will continue to dance with ABT presumably at a reduced capacity. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/arts/dance/daniil-simkin-joins-staatsballett-berlin.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fdance&action=click&contentCollection=dance&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=3&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0
  11. 2017-18 Season

    I find it amusing that many New Yorkers brag about their inability to drive like it's a badge of honor.
  12. NYCB dancers who didn't go to SAB

    I believe La Cour and Nilas are half-brothers, sharing the same mother, Peter's ex-wife.
  13. Fall for Dance Festival OCT 2 – 14, 2017 ALL SEATS $15 TICKETS ON SALE SEP 10 AT 11am From tap to tango and hip-hop to ballet, the 14th annual Fall for Dance Festival brings the best of dance to City Center. Renowned companies from around the world perform alongside bold new artists. ALL PERFORMANCES BEGIN AT 8pm MON OCT 2 & TUE OCT 3 *Miami City Ballet New Troy Schumacher (World Premiere) Troy Schumacher Vincent Mantsoe GULA Vincent Sekwati KoKo Mantsoe Trisha Brown Dance Company You can see us Trisha Brown *Dorrance Dance Myelination (World Premiere) Michelle Dorrance WED OCT 4 & THU OCT 5 Pennsylvania Ballet Rush© (NY Premiere) Christopher Wheeldon Cie Art Move Concept Nibiru (US Premiere) Soria Rem and Mehdi Ouachek Stephen Petronio Company Bloodlines: Yvonne Rainer and Steve Paxton German Cornejo’s Tango Fire Tango Fire German Cornejo FRI OCT 6 & SAT OCT 7 Sanjukta Sinha, IceCraft Dance Company Kin-Incede (US Premiere) Padma Bhusan Kumudini Lakhia American Ballet Theatre Souvenir d’un lieu cher Alexei Ratmansky Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Open Door Ronald K. Brown Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Paquita after Marius Petipa WED OCT 11 & THU OCT 12 Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart Streams (US Premiere) Andonis Foniadakis *Abraham.In.Motion Drive (World Premiere) Kyle Abraham **Sara Mearns and Honji Wang No. 1 (World Premiere) Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramierz Ballet BC Bill Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar FRI OCT 13 & SAT OCT 14 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Solo Echo Crystal Pite San Francisco Ballet Concerto Grosso Helgi Tomasson *David Hallberg Twelve of ‘em (World Premiere) Mark Morris Danza Contemporanea de Cuba Matria Etnocentra (US Premiere) George Céspedes *Commissioned by New York City Center for Fall for Dance **Co-Commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow, New York City Center for Fall for Dance, and Fall for Dance North http://www.nycitycenter.org/Home/On-Stage/Fall-for-Dance
  14. A company member half-jokingly mentioned the alarm might have been a sabotage, set off by a rival.