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  1. I don`t think that`s fair to Harss at all.
  2. The OUP Dictionary is now the Oxford Dictionary of Dance (Craine and Mackrell, 2010).
  3. Here are Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays' 2019-20 trips. For more info please message me or email me at toursenlair@gmail.com You can also visit my website at https://toursenlair.blogspot.com/ 2019 New York Friday October 4 - Sunday October 6, 2019 (Canadian Thanksgiving is October 14) 3 days, 2 nights, 4 performances New York City Ballet: All Balanchine: Valse Fantaisie, Kammermusik No. 2, Union Jack Dances at a Gathering (Robbins), Everywhere We Go (Peck) Serenade, Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 (both Balanchine), Summerspace (Cunningham) Opus 19/The Dreamer (Robbins), New Lovette, New Liang, Symphony in C (Balanchine) This will probably be the only Tours en l'air New York trip of the 2019-20 season. 2020 Berlin and Dresden March 14 - 22, 2020 9 days, 8 nights 4 performances Berlin State Ballet: La Bayadere (Petipa, reconstructed by Ratmansky) The Sleeping Beauty (Petipa, staged by Marcia Haydée) Dresden Semperoper Ballet: The Four Temperaments (Balanchine), Black Milk (Naharin), new Fernandez, Errand into the Maze (Graham) Ballet Chemnitz: Swan Lake (Peci) Paris and Amsterdam March 29 - April 9, 2020 11 days, 10 nights 4 performances "I love Paris in the springtime..." (Who doesn't?) Paris Opera Ballet School: Coppelia Paris Opera Ballet: all Balanchine: Concerto Barocco, The Four Temperaments, Serenade Dutch National Ballet: Four Seasons (Dawson), Yugen (McGregor), new Arques Nederlands Dans Theater 2: mixed program Milan and Rome Wednesday April 29 - Thursday May 7, 2020 Ballet of La Scala: Romeo and Juliet (MacMillan) Rome Opera Ballet: Suite en Blanc (Lifar), Serenade (Balanchine), Bolero (Pastor) Note that I do not usually offer European trips with only two performances, but I am constrained by the company's schedules. Up to you to decide whether you are interested in a ballet trip with not very much ballet! Munich Munich Ballet Week May 23 - June 1, 2020 10 days, 9 nights, 8 performances Bavarian State Ballet: Coppelia (Roland Petit) Pictures at an Exhibition (Ratmansky), New Dawson, TBA Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Wheeldon) Jewels (Balanchine) Swan Lake (Barra) Spartacus (Grigorovich) The Lady of the Camellias (Neumeier) Bayerisches Junior Ballett München and Ballet School: mixed program Vienna (day trips to Brno, Czech Republic, and Bratislava, Slovakia) June 4 - 12, 2020 9 days, 8 nights 5 performances Vienna State Ballet: Coppelia Sylvia (Legris) Contemporary Mixed Program Ballet of the National Theatre of Brno: Radio and Juliet (Clug) Ballet of the National Theatre of Slovakia: Giselle London June 12 - 21, 2020 10 days, 9 nights Royal Ballet: Preludes (Ratmansky), Tombeaux (Bintley), Symphonic Dances (Scarlett) Birmingham Royal Ballet: Don Quixote Theme and Variations (Balanchine), Chacona (Montero), new Cardim Royal Opera House Young Talent Festival: programs by European Junior Companies TBA Other possible performances by English National Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and other companies TBA
  4. at an NBOC donors' event in April she said she was about to have surgery. no details though.
  5. Watch company class from Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris on World Dance Day, April 29, on their facebook page, starting at 12.25 pm in Europe, 11.25 in the UK, 6.25 am Eastern Time
  6. US dates and venues are now available here https://www.sonyclassics.com/thewhitecrow/#5thPage
  7. The Open Rehearsal on Tuesday afternoon was not Tuesday evening's cast. It was Wednesday's cast.
  8. As of September 1, Joaquin de Luz takes over from former Paris etoile Jose Carlos Martinez as artistic director of Spain's national ballet company https://cadenaser.com/ser/2019/03/27/cultura/1553708325_012641.html?ssm=fb&fbclid=IwAR3kEDu00HS_NFO7TKANbwdYsaUAEFuydHmHCuawFX9WidBCkYulxqSk7_Y
  9. 20 sept Opening gala 23 sept - 15 oct: Hiroshi Sugimoto/Alessio Silvestrin : At the Hawk's Well; Forsythe Blake Works 26oct - 17 nov: New Crystal Pite (60 segments in 60 minutes) 3-31 Dec: Raymonda 9-31 Dec: Le Parc (Preljocaj) 31 Jan - 15 feb: Giselle 3 - 22 feb: Concerto Barocco, 4 Temperaments. Serenade 25-30 March: POB School Coppelia (Lacotte) 14 april - 8 May: New Alan Lucien Oyen 12-30 May Mayerling 4-7 JUne Nederlands Dans Theater 26 June - 14 July Play (Ekman)
  10. Yuli, a biopic based on Carlos Acosta's autobiography, will be screened at the Havana Film Festival of New York on April 16 at 630 pm at the DGA Theater New York, with Carlos Acosta in attendance. Tickets go on sale March 4 https://hffny.com/2019/
  11. Thanks for the heads up, but for many of us the NYTimes is behind a paywall, so it would be helpful if the info in the article were provided rather than just a link.
  12. SFB was not one of the original participants, which were NBOC, RDB, RB, and ABT. For several years now RB has not participated, so other companies are invited. Sometimes SFB has participated, sometimes not. I expect the timing is not good for them this year, late March being smack in the middle of their season.
  13. The Erik Bruhn Prize: Jeannine Haller and Siphesihle November Compete January 30, 2019... Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Corps de Ballet members Jeannine Haller (22) and Siphesihle November (20) will represent the company at The Thirteenth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Choreographic Workshop alumna Alysa Pires creates a new contemporary work commissioned by the National Ballet for the choreographic prize. #BruhnPrize The companies participating in this year’s competition are American Ballet Theatre, The Hamburg Ballet, The Royal Danish Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada. Participants from other companies are: Aran Bell (20) and Catherine Hurlin (23) from American Ballet Theatre, Mathias Oberlin (22) and Sara Ezzel (23) from The Hamburg Ballet and Emma Riis-Kofoed (20) and Mattia Santini (20) from The Royal Danish Ballet. Judging the competition will be Artistic Directors Karen Kain, Kevin McKenzie (American Ballet Theatre), John Neumeier (The Hamburg Ballet) and Nikolaj Hübbe (The Royal Danish Ballet). Competing for the choreographic prize are Alysa Pires (The National Ballet of Canada), Jessica Lang (American Ballet Theatre), Kristian Lever (The Hamburg Ballet) and Nathan Compiano (The Royal Danish Ballet). The evening will be hosted by Principal Dancer Harrison James. One of the most acclaimed and revered male dancers of the 20th century, Erik Bruhn personified the danseur noble tradition in all its classical, regal glory. His affiliation with The National Ballet of Canada was a lengthy and fruitful one, culminating in his Artistic Directorship of the company from 1983 until his untimely death in 1986. Mr. Bruhn left part of his estate for the establishment of The Erik Bruhn Prize, which was to be awarded to one male and one female dancer who “reflect such technical ability, artistic achievement and dedication as I endeavoured to bring to dance.” Since it began in 1988, the competition has showcased the talents of many of the finest young dancers from companies around the world. Competitors for the prize are selected by the Artistic Directors of their respective companies. Each pair performs a classical pas de deux and variation and a contemporary pas de deux or solo work. Participants receive a medal and the winners are each awarded a prize of $7,500 and a sculpture by Canadian artist Jack Culiner generously donated by Artcast. The winner of the Choreographic Prize, established in 2009, will also receive a Jack Culiner sculpture and a $2,500 cash prize. Many of the past competitors have gone on to become Principal Dancers, enjoying international careers, making the competition a glimpse of the future stars of the ballet world in one exhilarating evening of dance.
  14. you used to be able to go to Saratoga on the Friday and see three different programs Fri nite, Sat aft, Sat nite. Since they have switched to scheduling like this, for me it is not worth the trip to Saratoga. Such a shame.
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