Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

‘Isadora’  with Osipova, Aug. 10-12, 2018

Mikhailovsky “Don Quixote,” Nov. 9-11, 2018, Ivan Vasiliev will dance 3 of them

ABT "Nutcracker" Dec. 14-23, 2018

ABT “Harlequinade,” Jan. 17-20, 2019

Eifman “Pygmalion,” May 24-26, 2019

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/04/07/segerstrom-center-to-open-2018-19-international-dance-series-with-world-premiere/

Edited by mussel
Edited to add ABT Nut.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks mussel. As usual, no emailed word to their loyal customers yet!

It also says ABT's Nutcracker from December 14-23. Disappointing there's such a short run for Harlequinade. Thought they could have used Nutcracker momentum there for something.

No comment on the Osipova Isadora or the return of Eifman. Oh dear.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Varnava "Isadora" for Osipova actually lightly intrigues me, but I think I will end up reading about it rather than seeing it since I doubt a trip to California is in the cards...I infer this will be done with a pick up company of some kind?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don’t think Isadoda will be set on a full ballet company, just a few dancers at most. In one of her interviews, Osipova mentioned Shklyarov as a potential partner.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, Dreamer said:

I don’t think Isadoda will be set on a full ballet company, just a few dancers at most. In one of her interviews, Osipova mentioned Shklyarov as a potential partner.

 

Shklyarov would make this all the more tempting to me, but I think my spring-summer ballet budget is already blown. Hmmm....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Segerstrom is offering a "Choreograph" Your Own series this year (I think for the first time in recent memory). You can pick 3 shows and make a series--beneficial if you're trying to skip anything.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, ksk04 said:

Segerstrom is offering a "Choreograph" Your Own series this year (I think for the first time in recent memory). You can pick 3 shows and make a series--beneficial if you're trying to skip anything.

Interesting -- some of us were just discussing these kinds of options in email.  When I first started working in dance in the early 1980s, it was all about the subscription, but it's shifted now.  Fewer people seem to want to be bound up by that kind of long-range schedule, and more people seem to want to buy multiple tickets for one event and nothing for something else.  A cafeteria-style system is one way for people to make some kind of commitment to the presenter (and for the presenter to get the cash up-front) without the sturm und drang.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, sandik said:

Interesting -- some of us were just discussing these kinds of options in email.  When I first started working in dance in the early 1980s, it was all about the subscription, but it's shifted now.  Fewer people seem to want to be bound up by that kind of long-range schedule, and more people seem to want to buy multiple tickets for one event and nothing for something else.  A cafeteria-style system is one way for people to make some kind of commitment to the presenter (and for the presenter to get the cash up-front) without the sturm und drang.

I agree. In this instance, however, you can only select one performance per event as I found out today (and confirmed with a SCFTA rep on the phone). Once tickets come you can purchase more single tickets (like the regular subscription). I found this disappointing as I would have booked instantly several performances for each of the classical runs from ABT/Mik. You'd think, as you say, that they'd want as much of my money as they could get right now. Maybe in the future...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's taken some presenters a long time to understand that we're turning away from the traditional subscription model.  (I remember one year that subscriptions were down at Pacific Northwest Ballet, but single tickets had gone way up -- we were all gobsmacked)  And I can only imagine the new software someone has to have developed in order to make something like this possible without the box office staff going absolutely bonkers.  But I do think this is the direction we're heading.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just received a mailer today from SCFTA, and they've added a Mark Morris Dance Group production of Pepperland, June 14-15, 2019.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, pherank said:

I just received a mailer today from SCFTA, and they've added a Mark Morris Dance Group production of Pepperland, June 14-15, 2019.

I saw Pepperland in Toronto a couple of months ago and was VERY underwhelmed by it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, kbarber said:

I saw Pepperland in Toronto a couple of months ago and was VERY underwhelmed by it.

Long ago,SF Ballet under Michael Smuin performed his To the Beatles ballet and it was quite underwhelming for me. I don't think the music is a good fit for ballet (true of most Pop music). I'm not convinced anyone has come up with a truly clever way of integrating Pop with ballet (that is recognizably ballet).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, kbarber said:

I saw Pepperland in Toronto a couple of months ago and was VERY underwhelmed by it.

They danced it here in Seattle a couple months ago -- I liked it very much, although I had to adjust to the orchestrated variations on the score.  So many of us (of a certain age!) spent hours and hours listening to that recording, it's odd to hear it through someone else's ears.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/9/2018 at 4:26 PM, sandik said:

Interesting -- some of us were just discussing these kinds of options in email.  When I first started working in dance in the early 1980s, it was all about the subscription, but it's shifted now.  Fewer people seem to want to be bound up by that kind of long-range schedule, and more people seem to want to buy multiple tickets for one event and nothing for something else.  A cafeteria-style system is one way for people to make some kind of commitment to the presenter (and for the presenter to get the cash up-front) without the sturm und drang.

I've only been attending Ballet since the mid 90's, but individual dancers, instead of companys, have always been my focus. Since no one posts casting until a few weeks before performance (at best), the subscription model always seemed silly to me. This is what frustrates me about LA Ballet. All due respect to BB, but buying a ticket to a show feels like rolling the dice at Caesars Palace to see if you get Petra Conti or Bianca Bulle (LA Ballet NEVER posts casting.) So few people buy subscriptions that getting a decent, last-minute, Prime Orchestra seat isn't very difficult. Of course, this may not be the case in other, more ballet-centric cities.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×