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ViolinConcerto

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    avid balletgoer, Former NYCB volunteer (for over 20 years), reader (Nijinsky, Balanchine, Diaghilev, Ballets Russes)
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  1. THE BALLET OF THE ELEPHANTS, 1942

    and I think it said, "FIFTY ELEPHANTS, FIFTY!!" however many there were, it made history for ballet and elephants.
  2. UPGRADE ISSUES ID'D

    from my perch in the sandbox.......extra thanks!
  3. LYDIA LOPOKOVA

    Of all the dancers who worked with Big Serge, she is the one I would love to meet and talk with.... "Have some more tea Lydia!!!, and I brought some flowers for you." R.G. you have won your place in the aforementioned Heaven (though I persist in awaiting my time machine.)
  4. Tamara Geva, born Gevergeyeva

    "Those lips, those eyes......" so much depth and soul.
  5. NYCB sale on One Kings Lane

    A dear friend of mine, who like me was an NYCB devotee, went to "the other side" and got a job selling toe shoes for ABT. He basically auctioned them off at each performance to the highest bidder, sometimes getting as much as several hundred dollars. At NYCB it always was volunteers who sold them, as described above, at set prices. Policy may have changed.
  6. On Your Toes

    Lara Teeter was MAGNIFICENT!!! He deserved much more recognition than he got!
  7. THANK YOU, rg, for these wonderful images -- precious at any time.
  8. Merrill Brockway

    He brought us all so very much, and ensured that it was the finest quality.
  9. Roland Vasquez

    This is from a New Jersey paper. A brief summary: "He partnered leading ballerinas of the day, including Alicia Markova and Alexandra Danilova. His most longstanding professional attachment, however, was with the New York City Ballet. Under the tutelage of George Balanchine, he would dance as a soloist for the company, and later as stage manager and stagehand, as well as being in charge of ordering and cataloguing ballet shoes. Throughout his New York career, he was a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees." His loyalty, hard work and dedication were underpinnings of our enjoyment for many years.
  10. Balanchine biography by Jennifer Homans?

    here's the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/In-Balanchines-Classroom-project/115525185145296
  11. Balanchine biography by Jennifer Homans?

    Not sure.....
  12. Balanchine biography by Jennifer Homans?

    Don't forget that "In Balanchine's Classroom" is still in the works and NEEDS OUR SUPPORT!!! It's by Connie Hochman and has been endorsed by many of Mr. B's colleagues. Check out Dance on Film. I'll try to post better links soon.
  13. Peter Martins

    Carl Steeg 's very interesting/detailed letter to "Ballet Alert" in response to the interview by Roslyn Sulcas is worth being seen by many people -- just as a thought provoker..... I hope he has sent it to the Times. I believe I read on Twitter that what the Times published was, as usual, bits and pieces of the interview. I am sure we all have different and equally valid opinions. I try to keep in mind that while I don't like all -- or most-- of Peter's choreography, he has done amazing work with the Company, and, being human, many of his decisions have their roots in the less rational aspects of his being. Just like Mr. B, right? I sent Carl's letter and my response to a group of people interested in NYCB, and got back some good responses. I hope that will also happen on Ballet Alert.
  14. Emily Coates, former NYCB dancer

    The link to the earlier interview did not work for me, which was disappointing because I respected the work of Emily Coates very much. I have heard or read about her sporadically over the years. An intelligent, lovely dancer. By the way, I, like Carbro, was at the WTC that night to see Tharp. I also saw the Trocks that week, which had dance performances every night. Hard to even think about it.....
  15. Maria Tallchief, RIP

    I made a list of a few links of obits: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/13/arts/dance/maria-tallchief-brilliant-ballerina-dies-at-88.html?hp http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/12/3340294_p2/new-world-symphony-miami-city.html http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324240804578418831219173460.html http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/maria-tallchief-ballet-star-who-was-inspiration-for-balanchine-dies-at-88/2013/04/12/5888f3de-c5dc-11df-94e1-c5afa35a9e59_story.html http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-0413-tallchief-obit-20130413,0,3364156.story
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