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  1. sandik

    Ballet Now

    Absolutely! One of the reasons I love films like this is the chance to see how individuals come together to make a dance. Some of the most astonishing moments I've seen have been in rehearsal when someone is able to help someone else make something they wouldn't ever have managed alone. (tangentially, if you ever get the chance to watch Crystal Pite in rehearsal -- grab it! She's astonishing)
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    David Hallberg

    Any idea which version of the ballet they danced? (with or without prologue...)
  3. You put your finger on it -- I loved Donald Sutherland and Brenda Blethyn. And then there was Judy Dench...
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    Denis Ten

    That's just awful.
  5. Oh, bingo with this! "And it's amazing how all the characters manage to keep their clothing immaculately clean, day after day." I love Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and so I've managed to see many of the film/televisions programs made from the book, and most of them get this so very wrong. I'm not a big fan of the Joe Wright film (starring Keira Knightley) -- I think they take too many liberties with the text -- but they did get the dirt right.
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    Life after Pina?

    Your guess is as good as mine.
  7. sandik


    We are certainly a chatty bunch, but you might also want to check out our sister site, Ballet Talk 4 Dancers (link in the top menu bar). Lots of very specific aspirant stuff going on there. We are all about the audience.
  8. sandik

    Cats in Charge

    You know, they used to call them the dog days of summer, but apparently cats have taken that over as well.
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    "Dancing Through It"

    Absolutely -- I know we often focus on the big companies in our discussions here, since they're the ones we all seem to have some common knowledge of, but I've been seeing a lot of shifting around in smaller companies as well. I have a feeling we're in for some global changes in the US.
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    Romeo & Juliet Live Cinecast of 21st January

    I'm so glad you got to see this in the theater -- I was impressed with several parts of the work, especially for the ensemble. There are so many different versions of this ballet, and it's so fun to compare and contrast.
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    NYCB 2018-2019 Season

    I love those ticket sorter racks -- I remember them from the local Sherman and Clay ticket office here in Seattle when I was small.
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    "Dancing Through It"

    Read back in this thread a few entries when it popped up today, and here this is. Well, well, well...
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    Peter Martins Retired; Succession Discussion

    I know she's from a previous generation, but not quite that old...
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    Hello from Michigan

    Welcome to the party! Where are you located -- can you see any live work where you are?