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  1. I've caught my first Christopher Lee Dracula movie while channel surfing last week. My heart still belongs to Frank Langella and Bela Lugosi. A tiny little corner goes to an English production starring Louis Jourdan than was shown on PBS a gazillion years ago.
  2. There is also Terrence Blanchard's 2013 Champion based on the life boxer Emile Griffith. Here's the Wikipedia entry.
  3. The discount gods have come through. This one is for $45 on Tues. Wed. and Thur. The Kennedy Center is offering tickets at the special price of $45.00 for select orchestra seats for the performances of Mariinsky Ballet on Tuesday, Oct. 8, Wednesday, Oct. 9 and Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are regularly priced up to $99.00. 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 "369356." Mariinsky Ballet-Paquita TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNT BY PHONE OR IN PERSON AT THE BOX OFFICE, MENTION OFFER NUMBER “369356” (202) 467-4600 | Toll-free (800) 444-1324 TTY (202) 416-8524
  4. The roles were created on McBride and her husband, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux (not sure of the spelling).
  5. I'm really surprised that Ronald Regan's son Ron, a member of the Joffrey Ballet when his father was elected, hasn't had anything to contribute to the public conversation.
  6. I watched the GMA clip yesterday, knowing the outcome in advance. After the ballet comment the segment was unsalvageable. She could have made a joke about parents overscheduling their overachiever little darlings.
  7. Hopefully she'll learn how to be a team player.
  8. Maybe it's time to revive this thread: The Sesame Street Thread.
  9. I don't understand why given the popularity of Swan Lake, compared with the other full length classics, McKenzie doesn't program 1 1/2 or 2 weeks of Swan Lake and let the audience have a chance to see their dancer of choice, and to let the dancers have the chance to really work in depth on the ballet, and to have the luxury of giving performance opportunities to those dancers stuck in the pipeline.
  10. I noticed a few coffee table books in the eBay listing above. You might be able to find good deal on a less than perfect or remaindered copy of a dance book like this listing from AbeBooks.com: https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=10003811353&searchurl=kn%3DNew%2BYork%2BCity%2Bballet%26sortby%3D17 It's almost sacrilegious for me to suggest cutting up a book for any reason, but if the book is sitting in a warehouse or on a store shelf without much monetary or collectible value, you would be rescuing the images you chose to display at home.
  11. And congratulations on your new digs.🎉
  12. This book is probably older than your looking for, but it's the only example of a mystery set in the ballet world and it is set in the time it was written. http://www.mysteriousreviews.com/mystery-book-reviews/box-death-fifth-position.html#.XMnBQagpCyU
  13. Here's another promo code offer. The Kennedy Center is offering $29 tickets for select seats for the performances of the New York City Ballet on Tuesday, April 2, Wednesday, April 3, Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, April 6 at 1:30 pm. Tickets are regularly as high as $69 in that area. You can click the link below and your discount will appear automatically. If you call (202-467-4600) or stop by the Box Office for the discount, be sure to mention Offer Number "337602". New York City Ballet New York City Balletwith the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Balanchine, Robbins & Reisen (Apr. 2, 3)Composer's Holiday (Foss/Reisen)Kammermusik No. 2 (Hindemith/Balanchine)Opus 19/The Dreamer (Prokofiev/Robbins)Symphony in C (Bizet/Balanchine) New Works & New Productions (Apr. 4, 6m)Easy (Bernstein/Peck)In the Night (Chopin/Robbins)The Runaway (Muhly, West, Jay-Z, Blake, add. artists/Abraham) **Please see content note belowSOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway at the Ballet (Bernstein, Bock, Gould, Rodgers, Styne/Robbins, direction and musical staging by Carlyle) **Content Note: Music used in The Runaway contains lyrics with strong language and mature themes. Restrictions: Offer valid on remaining seats in select orchestra seats in the 4/2, 4/3, 4/4, and 4/6 matinee performances of New York City Ballet.
  14. If I remember my reading correctly, Erik Bruhn predated them all and was there for one unhappy season while Maria Tallchief was nearing the end of her NYCB career. Peter Schaufuss?
  15. The gavel in the kilt photo makes me think more of La Sylphide than Scotch Symphony. My personal favorite kilt ballet is Union Jack. ABT is doing SL at Wolf Trap this summer, so I would put my money on the Romeo and Juliet being danced by them.
  16. His name is Eric Conrad. I think he was mentioned under another topic on this board a few years ago
  17. This turned up in my YouTube feed.
  18. 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
  19. $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 |
  20. 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 |
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
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