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  2. Thanks for the heads-up. A really gorgeous production of an old classic. Worth a look.
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  4. Peter Boal announced 3 promotions during the First Look to the Future virtual gala: Cecilia Iliesiu to soloist Angelica Generosa to principal Dylan Wald to principal All well deserved! Kuu Sakuragi is listed in the corps. It looks like Calista Ruat and Madison Taylor have left, did I miss anyone?
  5. I liked the program better on my second viewing. Definitely had a better appreciation of the different camera angles in Wonderland and how the theater was used. Anyone else super impressed with Kyle Davis's solo in Waterbaby Bagatelles? 😀 I found Arms complex and was glad that they included recordings of Peter Boal with Jim Kent and Ezra Thomson with Sarah Pasch. Separately, did anyone watch This Space Intentionally Left Blank by Amanda Morgan? I am wondering how long it took to put the whole work together.
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  7. “Somewhere over the rainbow Way up high There's a land that I heard of Once in a lullaby” 😊
  8. La Sylphide Royal Danish Ballet online Sylfiden: Ida Praetorius James: Jón Axel Fransson Madge: Kizzy Matiakis Effie: Stephanie Chen Gundorf Gurn: Benjamin Buza https://video.kglteater.dk/sylfiden-med-intro-af-nikolaj-hubbe
  9. Announced by SFB on Instagram today: 'We are saddened to learn of the recent death of Damara Bennett, a former dancer with San Francisco Ballet and teacher at SF Ballet School. Damara Bennett joined SF Ballet in 1971 after training at with Lila Zali in Laguna Beach and on a Ford Foundation Scholarship at @sab_nyc. “She was a wonderful, versatile dancer with a strong dramatic presence,” says Anita Paciotti. “How could those wonderfully arched feet also be so strong? She was also a brilliant comedian, on stage and off. She kept the company laughing.” In 1974, when SF Ballet faced bankru
  10. Dance Magazine has published this tribute to Betty Jones: Former Limón Star and Teacher Betty Jones, 94, Has Died - Dance Magazine
  11. I can’t respond to these comments without getting into very political territory. I can at least agree that a vaccine—once a substantial portion of the population has been vaccinated—will change the picture....No-one doubts your love of the Mariinsky @Buddy! Thanks from me, as well, @volcanohunter — I wouldn’t call the numbers a testimony to the wisdom or compassion of the company’s approach.
  12. The Paris Opera is planning to resume performances on December 15.
  13. Upcoming streams from the Vienna State Opera, beginning at 19:00 CET / 1:00 pm Eastern November 25 - Die Frau ohne Schatten November 26 - Arabella November 27 - Peer Gynt (choreography by Edward Clug) November 28 - Don Carlos November 29 - La Bohème November 30 - Die Entführung aus dem Serail https://play.wiener-staatsoper.at
  14. Royal Danish Ballet’s Cinderella is available online. Ida Praetorius in the title role, choreographed by Gregory Dean. https://kglteater.dk/xtra/forestillinger/forestilling-askepot/?section=36848
  15. Thanks, Drew and Volcanohunter, for your responses. Drew, you've made very good points. One of the big issues from the beginning of all this was balancing physical health with economic health. From the very little that I can glean from video clips, etc., audience members at the Mariinsky and Bolshoi, are being somewhat more cautious (more use of face masks, distancing, etc.) Another major bottom line is the vaccine. It's arrival on the scene, (and soon! in the US anyway, with the world surely to benefit accordingly) should have a huge and positive effect. Hopefully this will be the c
  16. St. Petersburg has more than 40,000 active infections, second behind Moscow's 140,000. It has one of the country's highest mortality rates, 4.79%, which is second only to Dagestan. https://coronavirus-monitor.ru/
  17. "...Still ones hopes that this is being done as responsibly as possible for the benefit of the entire population." That is the issue... I don't know the severity of the outbreak in St. Petersburg and I certainly feel for the dancers--it seems to me that losing a season or a year to the pandemic must feel close to unbearable and depending where a dancer is in her/his career could have long term or even permanent ramifications for how that career unfolds. Yet, the risks performers take are not only risks for themselves. For that reason alone, the decision about performances can't be made
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  19. Do you want to know how the Mariinsky is dealing with the virus within the company ? It seems like a sensible approach, if they are determined to perform at this time, that appears to be working reasonably well and will hopefully continue to do so. It now appears that a handful of dancers are still getting sick, but it also seems that at least some dancers (here and at the Bolshoi) really want to take the chance. From an interview with Alexander Sergeev conducted by Catherine Pawlick in “Vaganova Today.” You were one of those who caught Covid at the Mariinsky, how did you recover?
  20. Today the Vienna State Ballet is streaming Nureyev's Vienna production of Swan Lake with Olga Esina, Vladimir Shishov and Eno Peçi. https://play.wiener-staatsoper.at/event/3c693390-479f-4f1b-871d-a1d4ea15e31d
  21. Coincidentally, Medici.TV has a film of NYCB performing Nutcracker with Megan Fairchild and Joaquin De Luz... Megan Fairchild | The Sugarplum Fairy Joaquin De Luz | Herr Cavalier Adam Hendrickson | Herr Drosselmeier Colby Clark | Herr Drosselmeier's Nephew Ask LaCour | Dr. Stahlbaum Gwyneth Muller | Frau Stahlbaum Fiona Brennan | Marie/The Little Princess Maximillian Brooking Landegger | Fritz Ashley Bouder | Dewdrop Fairy Teresa Reichlen | Coffee Daniel Ulbricht | Candy Cane Tiler Peck | Marzipan Shepherdess Antoni
  22. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1zpld_eglU
  23. In addition to online digital offerings, City Ballet of San Diego is offering the following live Nutcracker performances: THE NUTCRACKER Live On Stage at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Part of the Concerts in Your Car Series SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 5:00pm and 8:00pm City Ballet's The Nutcracker performed LIVE on stage in the round. All from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. https://www.holidaysinyourcar.com/
  24. I've seen Kowroski as SPF before but a long time ago. Last year I know she was working through a knee injury that ended up taking her out of the rest of Nutcracker and winter season.
  25. Wow, I just spent fifteen minutes looking for the calendar section, but as you say it's not there. I usually print copies to mark up. I haven't received my hard copy subscription booklet yet, but hopefully that will contain a calendar. Even so, it really needs to be on their website for everyone's reference.
  26. Did anyone see this casting last year? It would be fun if they took the opportunity to showcase different casts. If they showed 5 casts, I would probably watch them all!
  27. NYCB will be streaming Nutcracker on Marquee Arts Dec 3 - Jan 6. https://twitter.com/nycballet/status/1331287355710443520?s=20 This holiday season New York City Ballet and Marquee TV will bring viewers around the world the opportunity to revel in the magic of NYCB’s acclaimed production of the beloved masterpiece George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® in a special streaming event available from December 11, 2020 through January 3, 2021 on Marquee TV. Tickets will be available for purchase starting November 27 at 10 AM EST at marquee.tv/nycbnutcracker and will be priced at $2
  28. I really hope they restore the Calendar. It’s the easiest way to keep track of things, particularly if you have a lot of tickets. Also it’s a quicker look at what is running when. Huge omission! Please fix!
  29. Fairchild's latest interview - with Jock Soto - is great fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAQxNYw03G0
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