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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. 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


    (202) 467-4600 | Toll-free (800) 444-1324 TTY (202) 416-8524

  3. 10 minutes ago, zerbinetta said:

    I remember seeing Baryshnikov do the role, with McBride I think, but weren't Sarah Leland and Bart Cook the creators of the roles?

    The roles were created on McBride and her husband, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux (not sure of the spelling).

  4. 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.

  5. 14 hours ago, pherank said:

    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.

  6. 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 Ballet
    with 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 below
    SOMETHING 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.

  7. 27 minutes ago, Kathleen O'Connell said:

    I'm sure I'm leaving someone out; I seem to recall that there were five Danish Pastries, but I'm drawing a blank.

    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?

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