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  1. I think the embassy staff (perhaps one of the cultural attaches) could have given her a perspective on Russian society and workplaces.
  2. It just troubles me that in everything I've read she never looked to US authorities in Moscow for protection or guidance. I also know her life has been completely post-Soviet. However this is still Russia, land of pogroms and purges and the ex-KGB still wields lots of authority. The Bolshoi was never an isolated shrine to artistic purity.
  3. It's just sad. http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/21/new-york-city-opera-to-auction-instruments-and-other-items/?ref=arts
  4. I keep wondering if any of the personnel at the US embassy was consulted by, or could have helped, Womack about the tax issues or how things work in Russian institutions. It's hard to believe that she was so blinded by her art that she was only listening to people on the inside and never went for a reality check from anybody without a stake in the Bolshoi Ballet.
  5. During this period ABT used children in Petruchka, La Sylpide (in the reel) and in Etudes. SJP could easily have been on stage with ABT in that capacity and I wouldn't put it past a fashion, entertainment, or human interest reporter to be uniformed enough to assume and report that she was a company member.
  6. Maybe she was one of the little girls demonstrating the five position at the opening of Etudes or a child extra in Petrushka.
  7. The centralized source for tickets in DC is called TicketPlace and Goldstar also offers 1/2 price tickets.
  8. Following the URL automatically activates the discount offer that I posted. You will receive offers based on past attendance. In addition, the subscriptions manager for the KenCen has a special Yahoo group that he will send offers to when tickets are made available to him. This was the source of the offer I posted. When times were better, and they just wanted bodies in the seats he even gave out comps on occassion, but that almost never happens now.
  9. I just received this offer in my email. It is good for Wednesday or Friday. Enjoy!
  10. I have to open my mouth here. The Kennedy Center operates under a unique structure. Performances are not funded by taxpayer dollars. The physical plant of the building and the "living memorial to President Kennedy" are operated with tax dollars through the National Park Service. Performances, educational programing, administrative staff, etc. are funded through the Kennedy Center Trust. Performances went on as usual during the federal government shutdown.
  11. Peck is working on the "Little Dancer" project which is also aiming for Broadway. She'll be playing the young version of the Degas statue with Susan Stroman directing/choreographing. So Fairchild & Peck could possibly be on Broadway at the same time in the near future, but they would have to find a worm hole that would let them time travel to appear on the same stage at the same time. (I'm being very very silly .)
  12. Thank you for all of the additional information, Natalia. Lisa
  13. A double alas, I won't be home when it's being show. . One of our other Washingtonians will have to take on reporting duties for both of us.
  14. FYI This is being show on WHUT (PBS station affiliated with Howrd U). in Washington, DC. This station often picks up things that don't get broadcast on the WETA (our major PBS station) Thursday, October 24 — 8:00pm 32.1 - WHUT-DT Rising stars from the American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet perform at the Murat Theatre at the Old National Centre in Indianapolis. duration: 60 min The program is being distributed by American Public Television and the sight includes a search feature for finding scheduled showings. http://www.aptonline.org/catalog.nsf/vLinkTitle/YOUNG+STARS+OF+BALLET
  15. Just because it's so sweet and goofy:
  16. This clip cheers me up every time I need a lift http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHkciz_yYYI
  17. I think we can consider MacLaine a lapsed or hoorary dancer. Remember, she got her break going on as an understudy for the lead dancer (Carol Hainy [sp?]) in a Fosse Broadway show, Pajama Game, when a talent scout from Hollywood was in the audience. I think we got half a glass (dancer ;) this year.
  18. There's a wonderful moment in Sleeper where Allen and Diane Keaton riff on Streetcar with Allen as Blanche and Keaton as Stanley.
  19. I just wanted to add Amanda McKerrow and Christine Sarry to the list.
  20. That was my experience exactly. I also know Ashton's Wedding Bouquet only from pictures.
  21. Cakewalk by Ruthanna Boris and Lichine's Helen of Troy
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