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  1. KarenAG

    promotions 2018

    I’m so happy for everyone, especially Joseph Gordon!! Great news!!!
  2. KarenAG

    NYCB at SPAC 2019

    Thanks, FPF. With all the problems associated with the lawsuit, I’m relieved the company will perform in its summer home; not feeling good about Elizebeth Sobol as manager. I’m sad there will be only 7 performances again.
  3. KarenAG

    New York City Ballet Fall Season

    I do that, too, California.
  4. KarenAG

    Arthur Mitchell has died

    This was July 20, 2016. Robert Maiorano lives up in Saratoga County, I believe, so I see him often at the ballet. I met him this season at the Gala event. He’s very warm and friendly.
  5. KarenAG

    Arthur Mitchell has died

    Thank you, Helene. I appreciate your adding my pics. As I look at this again, I think the man behind everyone is perhaps an emcee. The man in the white suit is Robert Maiorano. But I don’t know who is standing next to Peter Martins (beige/tan suit).
  6. I deleted most of the quote due to its length. I just want to thank you, tutu, for your informative response.
  7. KarenAG

    Arthur Mitchell has died

    Olivia’s Instagram post made me tear up.
  8. I have skimmed this mega-thread and the amended complaint, but please forgive if I’ve gotten something wrong or misunderstood something, as I only skimmed. And I have such a jumble of thoughts and emotions over this that I’ve refrained from posting much of anything on this thread. I find it hard to believe SAB and NYCB have NO code of conduct. Parents don’t blithely send their children away to school without knowing school policies and protections, etc. I know the complaint states that, but (and I am not an attorney), I was struck by many ‘charges’ in the complaint stated as facts when they are not yet proven to be facts. I am not referring to the specific allegations with the texting and sharing but other broader statements that charge NYCB and SAB, such as stating there is no code of conduct. That said, I am appalled and very sad about this mess. As artists and dancers, they represented something higher and greater than themselves - their art. I just don’t know what else to say. Except that I believe NYCB and SAB will see this crisis through and be the better for it. I have faith in that. I wish they would appoint a new AD sooner than later as I think it would boost morale and give them the leadership it really needs right now. And thanks to everyone here on BA! for your insightful posts and contributions.
  9. KarenAG

    Arthur Mitchell has died

    This news made me terribly sad, especially in the wake of this ghastly situation at NYCB. What a beautiful dancer was Mr Mitchell. And his Puck! He makes me laugh every time I watch this clip with his antics. And then at the end, his magnificent grace and power as he defiantly pirouettes, driven for good out of Titania’s fairy bower. When SPAC added Balanchine’s and Kirstein’s stars on its Walk of Fame in July 2016, the 50th anniversary year of NYCB at SPAC, many dancers came to pay tribute, among them Jacques d’Amboise, Karin VonAroldingen, Patricia McBride, and Arthur Mitchell. I wish I could post the picture I took of them to share with you. It was a poignant tribute and a very special day, seeing all those dancers from a golden age, hugging each other and reminiscing. It was a gathering of Titans! I’m sure they are all very sad at Mr Mitchell‘s passing, Suzanne Farrell, as well. Rest in Peace, Mr Mitchell. We will miss you and remember your grace and style, your beautiful smile and your great contributions to ballet and dance.
  10. I agree. I have alot to say about this terrible, appalling mess, but I’m not up to it right now. What I’ll say here is that these are MEN. They’re responsible for the maintenance and respectability of their careers.
  11. This is such sad, sad news. I remember Peter Frame but my knowledge and experience of ballet was in its infancy; my husband remembers him better than I. Mr. Frame was by all accounts a devoted dancer, coach and instructor. May he rest in peace.
  12. KarenAG

    Of Interest

    ETA: You can download a PDF of Ballet Review's article on the book here: http://www.balletreview.com/images/Ballet_Review_45-2_Balanchine.pdf It contains reproductions of some of the photos as well as Suki Schorer's accompanying text, although the quality of the photos is not very high. I’m not sure how I missed this as I am a Ballet Review subscriber 🤔. I’ll read it tonight.
  13. KarenAG

    Of Interest

    Thank you, Kathleen, this is great! Resending with the link properly expressed, thanks to Jack Reed. 😎 Now it’s a real link!! 💃🏻
  14. KarenAG

    Of Interest

    This came to my e-mailbox from Google Alerts: George Balanchine Subject of Dance Lecture. I'd love to see Nancy Lasalle's book of photographs, mentioned in this news article. https://www.capenews.net/arts_and_entertainment/george-balanchine-subject-of-dance-lecture/article_6d58dd99-219f-54ad-8bf2-f0bb76838484.htmld