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    former student, avid fan, once fantasized about being a critic
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  1. Hi Moderators, This seemed like the right forum for this post, because the offer is for a non dance event. I don't know if there should be a separate sub forum for ticket offers for the other art forms. Please place this info where you think it would be most appropriate. Thanks, Lisa __________________________________ The Kennedy Center is offering tickets at the special price of $29.00 for Tier 1 seating for the following performance of NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp’s All-Star Tribute to John Coltrane featuring Jason Moran on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 8pm in the Concert Hall Theater. Tickets are regularly has high has $35.00 in Tier 1. You can click the link below and your discount will appear automatically. If you call or stop by the Box Office for the discount, be sure to mention Offer Number "327679." See you at the Kennedy Center! Archie Shepp All Star Tribute Discount Offer NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp’s All-Star Tribute to John Coltrane featuring Jason Moran In this momentous concert event, Shepp celebrates the boundless impact and talent of his good friend and mentor. He’s joined by pianist and Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran and other contemporary greats, including Amir ElSaffar, Darryl Hall, Nasheet Waits, and Marion Rampal. Sunday, February 10, 2019 @8pm Concert Hall Theater About the Program “Music has always been a balm to my soul.” —NEA Jazz Master Archie SheppMore than 50 years after his death in 1967, John Coltrane remains a cultural and spiritual icon with an unrivaled influence over jazz. The legendary saxophonist and composer’s intensity, coolness, and dignified dedication taught thousands of future artists to believe in their craft. Committed to encouraging musical growth in the next generation, Coltrane used his star power to foster interest in young players of the emerging avant-garde scene—including saxophonist Archie Shepp, now an NEA Jazz Master. In this momentous concert event, Shepp celebrates the boundless impact and talent of his good friend and mentor. He’s joined by pianist and Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran and other contemporary greats, including Amir ElSaffar, Darryl Hall, Nasheet Waits, and Marion Rampal. Running time: 2 hours
  2. $35.00 Discount ticket offer for tonight and tomorrow. They want bodies in the seats. Here are the details: The Kennedy Center is offering tickets at the special price of $35.00 for select orchestra seats for the performances of the American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30 pm in the Opera House. Tickets are normally as high as $99. You can click the link below and your discount will appear automatically. If you call or stop by the Box Office for the discount, be sure to mention Offer Number "325692." See you at the Kennedy Center! American Ballet Theatre Discount Offer About American Ballet Theatrewith the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra The D.C. premiere of Ratmansky’s retelling of Marius Petipa’s 19th-century comic ballet follows its New York world premiere in summer 2018. He brings the “lost” classic to life with a bold new staging co-produced with Australian Ballet, inspired by Petipa’s archival notes and set to original music by Riccardo Drigo. In this two-act ballet, Harlequin fights for his true love, Columbine. Playful costumes and vivid sets create a charming tribute to the Italian commedia dell’arte style, known for its slapstick humor and rollicking characters.Performance Timing: Act One - 40 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act Two - 40 min.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~PRINCIPAL CASTING (subject to change)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Tue., Jan. 29 evening Columbine: Boylston; Harlequin: Whiteside; Pierrette: Abrera; Pierrot: ForsterWed., Jan. 30 evening Columbine: Brandt; Harlequin: Simkin; Pierrette: Seo; Pierrot: Hammoudi Conditions: Offer subject to availability. Not valid in combination with any other offer. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Service fees may apply. (202) 467-4600 | Toll-free (800) 444-1324 TTY (202) 416-8524 |
  3. The Kennedy Center is offering tickets at the special price of $29.00 for Orchestra Price Zones C-E seating for the following performances of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 7:30pm, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:30pm and Friday, January 18, 2019 at 1:30pm in the Opera House Theater. Tickets are regularly has high has $79.00 in the Orchestra section. You can click the link below and your discount will appear automatically. If you call or stop by the Box Office for the discount, be sure to mention Offer Number "323589." See you at the Kennedy Center! Matthew Bourne's Cinderella Discount Offer Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures: Cinderella Following the dazzling adaptation of The Red Shoes in 2017, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures returns with one of its most popular and beloved productions, Cinderella-a thrilling twist on the classic fairy tale. Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @7:30pm, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @7:30pm & Friday, January 18, 2019 @1:30pm About the Program Set in London during World War II, a chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the Blitz. Matthew Bourne’s vivid storytelling has never been more heart-stopping. With Lez Brotherston’s sumptuous Olivier Award-winning designs, lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin and video and projection designs by Duncan McLean, Cinderella will be performed in surround sound, designed by Paul Groothuis.Performance Timing: Act I - 40 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act II - 40 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act III - 40 min. TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNT BY PHONE OR IN PERSON AT THE BOX OFFICE, MENTION OFFER NUMBER “323589” (202) 467-4600 | Toll-free (800) 444-1324 TTY (202) 416-8524 |
  4. Mack spent a year in the ABT Studio Company and I'd be willing to categorize his guest performances as a homecoming for a performer who got away. In addition to the technical chops and charisma noted by BA'ers above, the man is an excellent partner. I've enjoyed be every performance of his I've been lucky enough to see. He is a star.
  5. They could bring back former "company flagship" soloists such as Jared Matthews and Joseph Phillips for guest appearances so the NYC audience can catch up on their progress and get a demonstration of what might have been if ABT put more effort into developing and recognizing the home grown talent a few years ago.
  6. lmspear

    Kathryn Morgan

    Pacific Northwest Ballet would probably be a good match.
  7. Here's another disqualifying quote about Clifford from a 1987 LA Times interview with Johnna Kirkland: "The demise of the company, she says, can be blamed on 'John's egotism and the fact that he was easily threatened. The minute his administrators became effective, for instance, he would fire them. It was a case of the blind leading the blind.'" http://articles.latimes.com/1987-02-08/entertainment/ca-973_1_kirkland-ballet-gelsey It doesn't seem as though anything has changed since 1987. Clifford has had success choreographer and répétiteur. I would let him into the studio and lock him out of the office.
  8. A company that functions as Tudor haven might have been possible if they had considered Amanda McKerrow. McKerrow, in addition to her esteemed career at ABT, was trained by Mary Day, danced with the Washington Ballet at the beginning of her career and is a repetiteur for the Antony Tudor Ballet Trust.
  9. I get the impression that the board of directors should have done a thorough study of the history of ballet in Washington. Their goal seems to be to recreate the National Ballet of Washington, that was directed by Frederick Franklin and Ben Stevenson. It lasted from 1963-1974 doing the classics and standard repetory. I'm only aware of this company because as a child I was taken to a performance of Cinderella with Margot Fonteyn when they performed at Brooklyn College. I kept the souvenir book for years. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ballet_of_Washington,_D.C. If the current version of the company rejects it's own heritage for the standard model they may end up succeeding into oblivion.
  10. The Other Dances that Lane did with Cornejo during ABT's last visit to the Kennedy Center was pure ballet heaven.
  11. Here's some disqualifying info. from the time one of his own companies folded. http://articles.latimes.com/1996-06-29/entertainment/ca-19543_1_los-angeles-ballet I think the phrase "a legend in his own mind" applies to Clifford.
  12. Back the the party in the Washington, DC hotel room for a moment -- If the underage apprentices of 16 and 17 years, were not declared emancipated minors, are there any child labor laws that were violated by not having this group of people under supervision during nonworking hours?
  13. If Waterbury can inspire that kind of change, we might be seeing the balletic equivalent, in terms of impact, of the Libby Zion case. That case changed the rules about how many consecutive hours medical residents are allowed to be on call. The New York State medical establishment reevaluated and restructured their training programs. Her father Sidney Zion was the force leading to the systemic reforms. His NY Times obituary provides a brief summary of the events leading too and resulting from his daughter's death. https://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/03/nyregion/03zion.html
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