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  1. I could see where Morris might have meant that Balanchine was the first to come to mind when considering ballets made to existing instrumental music, given the enormity and longevity of Balanchine's output. I'd like to assume that Morris knows his stuff and that some error occurred in between the editor and proofreader and printer.
  2. Well, Les Sylphides dates to 1909 and The Dying Swan dates to 1905 (neither written as dance music) and Balanchine was born in 1904. Unless Balanchine was choreographing in utero, Morris and the fact checker (if there was one) didn't do their research.
  3. And let's raise a glass to Audrey Forbes-Hamilton.
  4. It seems that the Times is shifting it's coverage of dance to a post season roundup where neither the dancers or the productions are discussed in depth. I still check the the Times website daily, but the hope and anticipation of seeing a timely in-depth review has just about vanished.
  5. I have vague memories of seeing a Dance Magazine photo spread with McBride in the Siren costume, but from this distance, maybe 50 years, it feels like I must be imagining it.
  6. From Morgan's YouTube vlog.
  7. 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.
  8. There is also Terrence Blanchard's 2013 Champion based on the life boxer Emile Griffith. Here's the Wikipedia entry.
  9. 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 A
  10. The roles were created on McBride and her husband, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux (not sure of the spelling).
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Hopefully she'll learn how to be a team player.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. And congratulations on your new digs.🎉
  17. 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
  18. 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 B
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. His name is Eric Conrad. I think he was mentioned under another topic on this board a few years ago
  22. This turned up in my YouTube feed.
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