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kbarber

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    balletomane, ballet appreciation teacher, ballet-themed trip organizer
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  1. now that could be really interesting! ;-)
  2. @volcanohunter how did you find that message? It doesn't pop up on the landing page when you go to the Opera site. Neither does it come up on the page for the Balanchine program, which is currently showing "no seats available" for all performances but no explanation why.
  3. Spring 2020 Dance Programs at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts All events are free and take place at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, located at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. Advance registration may be recommended for some events. Please visit nypl.org/lpa for more details. Conversations Advance registration required Dance Rewind The Jerome Robbins Dance Division has an ongoing documentation program dedicated to the recording of live dance performance and dance-related events and panels. This series highlights a selection of these films and videos, which date back to 1967. Dance Division staff will introduce each program, which will range from 60-90 minutes each. David Vaughan's The Dance Historian Is In David Vaughan was the archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years and Frederick Ashton and His Ballets. From 2012 until his death in 2017, Vaughan held monthly screenings of his favorite dance films and videos from our collection. The Dance Division continues this series in his honor with guest hosts. Advance reservations required.
  4. David Dawson has had an association with Dresden for over 15 years already.
  5. Dresden Semperoper Ballet announced their 2020-21 season, along with the news that Carlo di Lanno will be joining as Principal Dancer and Sofiane Sylve as Ballet Master (along with Marcelo Gomes)
  6. Australian Ballet just announced this 10 minutes ago on their facebook feed BREAKING NEWS: David Hallberg will be the next artistic director of The Australian Ballet! This international dance star is currently a principal of American Ballet Theatre and Bolshoi Ballet, a principal guest at The Royal Ballet, and Resident Guest Artist of our company. We’re delighted that he’ll be bringing his unique vision, experience and leadership to this role. David has a long relationship with and admiration for our company, and we’re looking forward to welcoming him in 2021. and on Hallberg's fb feed Announced today in Melbourne, I am thrilled to share that I will become the next Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet The Australian Ballet starting January 2021. I am excited at the opportunity to finally realize an artistic vision and it feels like the right place and the right time to get to work doing so. I have had such amazing opportunities throughout my career and I am so ready to funnel that into a company I so love and respect. I have had a long 10 year history with the company, first as a Guest Artist, then using the expertise of the world renowned Medical Team (which was all explained in the book!) and finally as Resident Guest Artist. This appointment makes so much sense in many ways. It has been a long and eventful (to say the least) career and I have always known that the time will come where I take all of my absorbed experience and become an Artistic Director. This is the time. I can’t wait to realize my ambitious vision for the future of this essential art form with an institution that I so deeply love and respect. See you in Australia!
  7. The National Ballet of Canada has done it twice.
  8. Erik Bruhn's production for National Ballet of Canada used it for the Black Swan pdd.
  9. also Blacks in Ballet: The Shadow World Theresa Ruth Howard Thursday, March 19 | 6 pm Katie Murphy Amphitheatre Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center Join Theresa Ruth Howard for an enlightening lecture documenting the history of Blacks in ballet. A former ballerina, Howard is now a writer, lecturer, and consultant. She is also the founder and curator of Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet.org), a website filled with the biographies of nearly 500 dancers of color.
  10. The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York: Pioneering African American Ballerinas Aesha Ash, Debra Austin, Virginia Johnson, and Lydia Abarca Mitchell Thursday, February 27 | 7 pm Katie Murphy Amphitheatre Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center Join four pioneering African American ballerinas as they discuss their groundbreaking careers and their paths to national and international stardom. The panel includes: Virginia Johnson, prima ballerina and current director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH); Lydia Abarca, first prima ballerina of DTH; Debra Austin, first ever African American ballerina with New York City Ballet (NYCB) and principal ballerina with the Pennsylvania Ballet; and Aesha Ash, former ballerina with NYCB http://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/events/index.php
  11. A new version by Tamara Rojo, after Marius Petipa. Love and courage in a time of war. England, 1853. Raymonda runs away from her comfortable life to become a nurse in the Crimean War. There, she becomes engaged to a soldier, John, but soon develops feelings for his friend Abdur, a leader of the Ottoman army. As turmoil grows around and inside her, who will she give her heart to? Taking inspiration from the ground-breaking spirit of Florence Nightingale and the women who supported the war effort in Crimea, Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, creates a new version of the classic story ballet, Raymonda. This adaptation keeps the best of the 19th-century original – its glorious and sensuous score by Alexander Glazunov and the classical choreography of ballet genius Marius Petipa – and updates it with a dramatic new story, introducing a heroine in command of her own destiny.
  12. Paris Opera Ballet will be touring Angelin Preljocaj's Le Parc to the Harris Theater in Chicago in February 2021. No word yet whether their North American tour will include any other cities. Subscriptions will be available beginning February 6, 2020. Single tickets will become available in August. https://www.harristheaterchicago.org/tickets/2020-2021-season/paris-opera-ballet/tab/summary Performances THU 02.04.21 / 7:30PM FRI 02.05.21 / 7:30PM SAT 02.06.21 / 2:00PM SAT 02.06.21 / 7:30PM
  13. I agree with @wjwm that the best way to get tix is to keep checking back on the website. Especially for Osipova performances, I find, vast swathes of tickets sometimes reappear. But you only need one so keep checking.
  14. He seems to be rehearsing Chroma for the NBOC's mixed program at the beginning of March, according to his Instagram.
  15. Works by Forsythe, Kylián and Ratmansky, January 28 – 29, 2020 The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude Hannah Galway, Chelsy Meiss, Calley Skalnik Naoya Ebe, Harrison James (January 28 at 7:30 pm) Tirion Law, Jeannine Haller, Jordana Daumec Siphesihle November, Donald Thom (January 29 at 7:30 pm) Approximate Sonata 2016 1st & 5th Sonata Sonia Rodriguez and Spencer Hack 2nd Sonata Hannah Fischer and Christopher Gerty 3rd Sonata Svetlana Lunkina and Ben Rudisin 4th Sonata Tanya Howard and Kota Sato Petite Mort Elena Lobsanova, Joe Chapman Hannah Galway*, Skylar Campbell Jillian Vanstone, Donald Thom Tina Pereira, Spencer Hack Hannah Fischer, Brendan Saye Greta Hodgkinson, Guillaume Côté Piano Concerto #1 Svetlana Lunkina and Harrison James Koto Ishihara and Naoya Ebe The Sleeping Beauty, January 30 – February 2, 2020 Princess Aurora Heather Ogden (January 30, February 1 at 7:30 pm) Jillian Vanstone (January 31 at 7:30 pm/February 2 at 1:30 pm) Emma Hawes* (February 1 at 1:30 pm) Prince Florimund Harrison James (January 30, February 1 at 7:30 pm) Francesco Gabriele Frola (January 31 at 7:30 pm/February 2 at 1:30 pm) Guillaume Côté (February 1 at 1:30 pm) King Florestan Jonathan Renna (January 30, February 1 at 7:30 pm/February 1 at 1:30 pm) Piotr Stanczyk (January 31 at 7:30 pm/February 2 at 1:30 pm) Queen Sophie Letendre+ Catalabutte, Master of Ceremonies Tomas Schramek (January 30, February 1 at 7:30 pm) Hazaros Surmeyan (January 31 at 7:30 pm/February 1, 2 at 1:30 pm) The Lilac Fairy Tanya Howard (January 30, 31, February 1 at 7:30 pm) Stephanie Hutchison (February 1, 2 at 1:30 pm) Carabosse, the Wicked Fairy Rebekah Rimsay (January 30, February 1 at 7:30 pm/February 2 at 1:30 pm) Stephanie Hutchison (January 31 at 7:30 pm) Alejandra Perez-Gomez (February 1 at 1:30 pm) Principal Fairy Emma Hawes (January 30 at 7:30 pm/February 2 at 1:30 pm) Hannah Fischer (January 31, February 1 at 7:30 pm/February 1 at 1:30 pm) Bluebird Naoya Ebe (January 30, February 1 at 7:30 pm) Siphesihle November (January 31 at 7:30 pm/February 2 at 1:30 pm) Skylar Campbell (February 1 at 1:30 pm) Princess Florine Elena Lobsanova (January 30, February 1 at 7:30 pm) Miyoko Koyasu (January 31 at 7:30 pm) Tina Pereira (February 1 at 1:30 pm) Koto Ishihara* (February 2 at 1:30 pm) Diamond Lady Chelsy Meiss (January 30, February 1 at 7:30 pm) Hannah Fischer (January 31 at 7:30 pm/February 2 at 1:30 pm) Jordana Daumec (February 1 at 1:30 pm) Diamond Man Donald Thom (January 30, February 1 at 7:30 pm) Brendan Saye* (January 31 at 7:30 pm/February 2 at 1:30 pm) Jack Bertinshaw (February 1 at 1:30 pm) *Debut +Guest Artist Casting subject to change.
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