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lmspear

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  1. I wanted to double-check my memory. A quick Google search didn't mention a promotion to soloist, but I did find this 2011 article in Pointe Magazine, which does short interviews with Tamm, Hoven, and Hammoudi, labelling them the next potential star danseurs of ABT. The Next Guys of ABT
  2. And I'm still missing Eric Tamm, who left the company before getting out of the corps
  3. Plisetskya routinely did the 32 fouettes when she danced Kitri, so we know it was their omission from her SL was by choice. I can't begin to understand why.The fouettes start about 7:24.
  4. Here's the info for this particular list. There's an open Yahoo group called kc-scotty. It's run by one of the managers in the subscriptions deparment. Knowledge about it is spread by word of mouth. All you need to join is a Yahoo account. They never know when they'll have something available and the offers are usually made the day of or the day before via email. Very rarely they will offer comp tickets (usually for the symphony). Here's the URL for the Yahoo group https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/kc-scotty/info I apologize for not sharin
  5. $25 ticket offer now includes the weekend performances!!! And I'm out of town. Dates Added! The Kennedy Center is offering tickets at the special price of $25.00 for orchestra seats for the performances of the New York City Ballet in the Opera House Theater on Friday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 10 at 1:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 11 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are regularly as high as $79 in the orchestra. 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 "2638
  6. Here's another treat: https://youtu.be/dFRVAj0K6Co?t=1m58s and another: https://youtu.be/dFRVAj0K6Co?t=19m31s and one more:
  7. This is for remaining orch. seats Tues. - Fri. Good news! The Kennedy Center is offering tickets at the special price of $25.00 for orchestra seats for the performances of the New York City Ballet in the Opera House Theater on Tuesday, June 6; Wednesday, June 7; Thursday, June 8; and Friday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are regularly as high as $79 in the orchestra. 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 "263834." See you at the Kennedy Center!New York Ci
  8. Thank you, MadameP, for the detailed background. It sounds like it will be a visual treat if nothing else. I'll cross my fingers that it turns out well in the acting, editing, etc. ________________ Regarding sainthood (I am asking out of sincere ignorance and mean no offense), isn't there a tradition of reformed sinners becoming saints with the narrative of their misspent youth remaining part of the story, eliminating the need to whitewash the past? __________ Fin de siecle alter egos: I have been accused of being Sarah Bernhardt.???
  9. NYT article about upcoming biopic of Matilda Kshesinskaya and her relationships with the nobility of the era, Bared Breast Enthralls a Future Czar, and Stokes a Russian Culture War. The reactions the films is provoking may prove to be more interesting than the picture. There's no hint of how much, or what, dance content was filmed. Does anybody know anything more about this filn?
  10. I think if ABT had a Principal Character Artist designation Salstein would be a shoe-in.
  11. I always thought that the decision to have a curtain bow was made by either the stage manager or a company representative based on the amount of applause. Of course the audience wouldn't be privy to factors like a dancer's condition or if there was a chance that the stagehands might have to be paid overtime per their union rules. I remember performances from the dance boom years when the curtain calls could go on for ages.
  12. Sounds like an audition for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade!
  13. You read my mind. I think the audience was ready for humor. ABT was here with Swan Lake a little while ago and people may be cried out and not willing to spend more on a tragedy.
  14. My childhood was pre-VCR and I learned the story from a collection of Andersen tales. Before her transformation the witch tells the little mermaid that every step will feel like she is walking on sharp knives. She wanted the human experience and agreed to suffer for it even though her desire for the prince's love might never be satisfied. I was in second or third grade and my heart ached for her. "The Princess and the Pea" and "Thumbelina" provided lighter moments and then there was "The Little Match Girl" . . . By the way, Pherank, the Trocks played to near capacity houses wi
  15. The offer has been extended for all remaining performances. You can click the link below, scroll down to Hamburg Ballet, click “buy tickets” and your discount will appear automatically. If you call or stop by the Box Office for the discount, be sure to mention Offer Number "255778." Hamburg Ballet
  16. For today and tomorrow The Kennedy Center is offering tickets at the special price of $35.00 for orchestra seating for the performance of the Hamburg Ballet: John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid in the Opera House for Tues., and Wed., March 28th & 29th at 7:30 PM. · You can click the link below, scroll down to Hamburg Ballet, click “buy tickets” and your discount will appear automatically. If you call or stop by the Box Office for the discount, be sure to mention Offer Number "255778." See you at the Kennedy Center! Hamburg Ballet Hamburg Ballet: John Neumeier's
  17. This is an ancient memory and I don't have access to the source material, so please forgive me if I'm wrong or unclear. Brendan Gill's history/memoir "Here at the New Yorker," described the magazine during the William Shawn years (1952-1987 per Wikipedia) as an outlet where writers, including critics, were given as much space as they wanted to write about whatever they wanted to write about, as often as they wanted to write. That was the New Yorker I grew up on.
  18. Thank you both, Sandik and Drew. It was a pure aha moment that bubbled up from the depths of my long term memory. I can't remember the last time I thought of Rainer. I believe she would have said "no ?" to stars of any kind.
  19. During the opening scene the phrase "No to virtuosity" popped into my head, and I briefly couldn't remember where it came from. And then I got it--the No Manifesto, Yvonne Rainer--it's a post-modern movie musical. More than anything else it triggered and longing for the musicals that inspired it.
  20. I've also heard the ballet dancer's use of turnout during life outside the studio referred to as dancer's walk.
  21. The zeitgeist feels ripe for a revival of Arpino's The Clowns. http://articles.latimes.com/1987-04-19/entertainment/ca-1694_1_clown
  22. www.abebooks.com consolidates listings from used book sellers. Here's the search results for Shearer's book on the site: https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&an=Moira+shearer&tn=Balletmaster&kn=&isbn=
  23. I fell in love with this book when I found it in the library way way back when. There were many reproductions of lithographs of the romantic era ballerinas. Parmenia Migel, The Ballerinas. From the Court of Louis XTV to Pavlova (New York: The Macmillan Co., 1972)
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