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About miliosr

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  1. There's a new documentary about the Paris Opera titled -- surprise! -- The Paris Opera. From the trailers, it looks like there's some overlap between this documentary and Releve. (How many film crews were filming at the same time?) New York Times review with trailer: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/movies/the-paris-opera-review.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fdance&action=click&contentCollection=dance&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront And a different trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IVQ2vzmRA4
  2. POB 2018 US tour cancelled

    Bummer! I was planning to go to Chicago for the entire length of their run there. I was really looking forward to seeing: Hugo Marchand in La Sylphide. Petit's Le Jeune home et la mort for the first time and the entire company in Lander's Etudes, Forsythe's Blake Works and Pite's The Seasons' Canon. Well, I may have to shift my plans to Sarasota and their Tudor/Balanchine/Ashton bill in the spring.
  3. 2017-18 Season

    Alu has an Instagram post up about Rubies. It has the tags -- #jazz #bar #prohibition -- and then a little statement: (this is my story for this ballet)
  4. New Company Roster

    Ex-San Francisco Ballet member Moises Martin (brother of Ruben) has an interesting post on his Instagram feed today. It doesn't qualify as official "news" but you might want to check it out.
  5. Fall 2017 Season

    What money? What money there is flows to Millepied's LA Dance Project. Or do what they're doing in Chicago -- ostentatiously (and tactlessly) promoting certain evenings by playing up Misty Copeland's involvement. Honestly, I keep coming back to the same thought: Kevin McKenzie wants ABT to be every kind of company except the company it actually is. Well, I guess we still have ABT-in-exile in Washington DC.
  6. I actually thought he was taking a shot at Colleen Neary's Los Angeles Ballet with the comment about "fully professional". I think you're probably right that Clifford considers LA Dance Project to be "non-ballet". He may be guilty, though, of living too much in his memories and wanting to freeze dance as he knew it (which was Balanchine dance) in time.
  7. I love following Clifford's Instagram feed because he always has some tart comment like this one from this weekend: "Yes kids . . . LA did have a fully professional ballet company once upon a time." Me-ouch!
  8. tidbits from my St. Petersburg trip

    Regarding Kchessinska's house, a November 1971 Dance Magazine article published on the occasion of Kchessinska's 99th birthday contained this tidbit: "Kchessinska subsequently brought suit against the Soviet's provisional government for 2,000,000 rubles (approximately $1,000,000) for its failure to evict Lenin's followers from her home, which was occupied during the Revolution. After a lengthy process at law, the keys of her palace were returned to her -- whereupon she complained that furs valued at 227,000 rubles were missing from it." She (and her future husband, Grand Duke Andrei) would have much more to worry about than missing furs in their future . . .
  9. 2017-18 Season

    Would love to hear from our French correspondents regarding Paul Marque's debut in the Villella role in Rubies . . .
  10. Limon Dance Company

    From the latest Limon Foundation newsletter: "In his second year as Artistic Director, Colin Connor continues to expand the Company’s already eclectic repertory by commissioning works from talented rising choreographers and giving them the opportunity to create work on the renowned Limón Dance Company. Connor chose Adam Barruch, Rosie Herrera, and Yin Yue for their strong evocative movement and their dynamic use of rhythm, gesture, and music. Their unique contemporary visions and commitment to socially conscious dance will carry our tradition forward, ensuring thought-provoking, powerful works that will resonate alongside the Limón classics." Colin Connor is also choreographing a new work for the company's women. Based on Facebook and Instagram posts, the Limon repertory for 2017-18 looks like it will include The Moor's Pavane, Suite from A Choreographic Offering and The Unsung. It does look like the old policy of first Ruth Currier and then Carla Maxwell of programming classics from the modern dance and even ballet repertories has gone by the wayside. That's a shame as the company had made very productive use of such revivals as Kurt Jooos' The Green Table, Lar Lubovitch's Concerto Six Twenty Two, Anna Sokolow's Rooms, Antony Tudor's Dark Elegies and the solos of Daniel Nagrin.
  11. This is two years late but are you thinking of Tracy Bennett? He died in 1991 at the age of 39. He wouldn't have been a "rising star" at 39 but the rest fits.
  12. 2017-18 Season

    I've been checking periodically for information about the POB in Chicago in July 2018 but so far I haven't seen anything. The Harris Theater site, which is where they performed in 2012, has revealed nothing. Oh well, I'll keep looking!
  13. 2017-18 Season

    Mathias Heymann left a post on his Instagram feed yesterday with the tags #hipmuscleinjury and #2weeksoff. Tough break for him and the company -- he's all over Jewels.
  14. ABT 2017 Met season

    Reading this list is like doing the exercise you did in 1st grade: Which of these things is not like the others?