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  1. Lunkina and McKie are dancing Sospiri Pas de deux by Juliano Nunes & MASK duet by Douglas Lee . (from McKie's facebook page)
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    Job posting for artistic director

    I expect they want to avoid the genderedness of "master". and more power to them
  3. China's Chang and Canada's Xuan win top prizes at Ballet Olympiade in Varna VARNA, Bulgaria (Reuters) - Chinese dancer Sinuo Chang and Canadian ballerina Yuan Zhe Zi Xuan, also known as Jessica Xuan, won the top prizes at the Varna International Ballet Competition, the oldest ballet competition in world, on Sunday. Elena Iseki and Haruto Goto of Germany perform during the gala event of the 28th International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria, July 29, 2018. REUTERS/Petko Momchilov Held every two years since 1964, this was the 28th competition held in the Black Sea city of Varna with more than 120 top aspiring dancers from 34 countries aiming for glory at the event, known in the ballet community as the Ballet Olympiade. Many of the biggest names in ballet gained their first international recognition at the competition, held in Bulgaria’s “seaside capital”. Past winners include Russians Mikhail Baryshnikov, Natalia Makarova and Vladimir Malakhov, Canadian-trained ballerinas Evelyn Hart and Martine van Hamel as well as French dancers Sylvie Guillem and Patrick Dupond. The acclaimed Chang, gold prize winner of the 2017 Vienna International Competition, grabbed the top spot in the senior category for men aged 19 to 26 after advancing through the three rounds of competition. Dancers, separated into two age groups - seniors and juniors, participated in the competition rounds on the floor at the Open-Air Theatre either in couples or as soloists. China-born Xuan, an elegant dancer with the Dutch National Ballet, won the women’s senior division with 21-year American ballerina Katherine Barkman, who is currently a guest principal dancer for Ballet Manila, finishing as runner-up.
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    NYCB 2018 Summer Season

    how much were NYCB ticket prices this year? They've always seemed somewhat underpriced at SPAC to me. Vail's are $60 - $125, much smaller venue.
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    NYCB 2018-2019 Season

    I would like to add three cheers to the group sales department at NYCB. Very helpful indeed!
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    Is Bournonville Still Alive?

    According to my count on the RDB website today there are 17 graduates of the RDB school in the corps de ballet.
  7. nice for you guys, not so much for us!
  8. also, Frola and Emma Hawes will be sharing their time between NBOC and English National Ballet, like Jurgita Dronina.
  9. The full lineup has been announced: https://www.filmlinc.org/daily/dance-on-camera-festival-2018-lineup-announced/
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    Seating Advice at the Met

    For a quick, healthy, and inexpensive meal, I just discovered Bonmi http://eatbonmi.com/ on 62nd between Columbus and Amsterdam (across the street from the park alongside the Met). Vietnamese sandwiches and bowls.
  11. Here are my 2019 trips. Please click here: http://toursenlair.blogspot.com/2018/06/tours-en-lair-ballet-holidays-2019.html
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    Seating Advice at the Met

    I found Boulud Sud overpriced for what you get. Before the theatre they force you to order their three-course prix fixe for $65, which when you add something to drink and tax and tip is getting perilously close to $100. I also really like Le Pain Quotidien for a more casual meal.
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    2017-18 season

    unlikely, I would say. They usually tour just one production at a time.
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    Seating Advice at the Met

    For dinner I like the Atlantic Grill W 64th just off Broadway http://www.atlanticgrill.com/venues/near-lincoln-center/ They have a $49 three-course pre-theatre prix fixe http://www.atlanticgrill.com/menus-and-food/
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    UNBOUND 2018: A Festival of New Works

    Those are the five I would have chosen, though I did like the Welch piece (but it went on a bit too long). Did they say which ballets will be on which programs? I particularly want to know about programs 2 and 3.