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  1. Here is the digital program book for A Midsummer Night's Dream - opening tonight, January 21st, at 6pm! https://www.sfballet.org/tickets/2021-season/program-book/#a-midsummer-nights-dream
  2. Don Quixote is one of the Balanchine ballets that Suzanne Farrell controls the rights to, and she presided over the 2005 revival using dancers from her own company and National Ballet of Canada. I don't think NYCB has taken this on since the 1970's. Does anyone know different?
  3. I contacted SFB Ticket Services and found out that "highlights from the gala will be available beginning January 25th". πŸ˜‰
  4. Madison Keesler addressing the gala audience: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKPi7s4gaii/
  5. So I imagine all SFB digital subscribers have received today's e-mail: "Our 2021 Season launches on Thursday, and we can hardly wait! As you know, things are looking a little different this year as we switch to a Digital Season, so we wanted to give you a couple of days to familiarize yourself with our new channel, SF Ballet @ Home, and get yourself set up for our launch on Thursday. We've loaded a test video into your account at SF Ballet @ Home so you can make sure everything works and enjoy a seamless experience on Thursday. Follow these four simple steps below to get your account se
  6. Note that purchase of single program access begins January 19th, at 12pm according to the SFB website. I assume that means for Program 1 and not for any/all programs. And I'm told that viewers will be allowed 72 hours of access for their purchase, which is great.
  7. I just liked the photo (Joe Walsh and SVP)
  8. Myles Thatcher | From Scratch: Episode I "How do you make a new ballet during Covid? Choreographer Myles Thatcher shares the ups and downs of creating a new work for the #2021Season in our new series, From Scratch. In this first episode, Thatcher (also a SF Ballet Soloist) works on choreography alone in the studio, consults with costume designer Susan Roemer, and delves into the challenges of the creative process." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngldwIQsMH8
  9. What does this mean? "The Ballet, as it rums out, had concluded its investigation prematurely." But that's not the only problem spot - watch out for the periods that should be commas, and other punctuation oddities. I'm guessing someone used Optical Character Recognition software to digitize the original news article, but then no one took responsibility for cleaning up the text (or even reading it).
  10. As host, it would have helped for Fairchild to provide a quick(!) rundown of Paul Mejia's history at NYCB, so the uninitiated could be clued in. However, it's not Roman's job to be educating the world on his father's history and 1st marriage. This interview was supposed to be about Roman's career and present situation. And he's obviously not the kind of speaker or personality that is going to spend a lot of time gabbing about the years before he was born - I don't get the sense that he's a budding ballet historian. It would have been OK to skip the subject completely, but Fairchild says j
  11. Thank you for sharing your remembrances, Duffster.
  12. Marina Harss now has a column at Fjord Review: https://fjordreview.com/author/marina-harss/ And "she is currently at work on a critical biography of Alexei Ratmansky for Farrar Straus & Giroux".
  13. Very clever! I like it. I went investigating and that illusionist has created a whole slew of quickie illusion videos - check 'em out: https://www.instagram.com/zachking/ The PB Nutcracker video was enjoyable as well. Now, how many dancers get comments from the likes of Aurelie Dupont and Alexei Ratmansky on their silly video? https://www.instagram.com/p/CKHfWRVFR5G/
  14. For Buddy and other AMND experts... Having seen it previously, I can highly recommend SFB's A Midsummer Night's Dream - available for individual streaming access beginning 6pm January 21st - February 10, 2021. Single Stream Access: $29 72 hours of access to purchased programs [although I've seen another statement saying access is for 24 hours only, so I am trying to get clarification from SFB] EDIT: Single stream access begins January 19th, 12pm, and viewers will be allowed 72 hours access https://www.sfballet.org/productions/digital-program-01/ A Midsummer Night's
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