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  1. Oh happy day! I check daily for Ballet Across America - on sale since March. It is now here and wonderful. Dance Theatre of Harlem and Miami. http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/BTBSI I wish SF [ fall 2018 had 2 east coast weeks - DC then NYC] would be the annual replacement product for Farrell. With the bi-annual SF slot used for Miami, Harlem, etc.
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    Tribute to Jerome Robbins

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    ABT 2018 Fall season

    Perhaps ABT prioritized City Center performances. Also idiosyncrasies [noted in some NYCB dancers on B.A. as far back as 1999] can impact in classically oriented Balanchine.
  4. NYCB's The Don was May 1966 and Man of La Mancha premiered on Broadway in 1965. The Don on his horse: https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/ballet-master-george-balanchine-as-don-quixote-in-scene-news-photo/50439830 What was the run time on the original and Farrell's production? Farrell’s had some cuts. Comparison?: http://www.balanchine.org/balanchine/display_result.jsp?id=428&sid=&searchMethod=&current=&stagings=1&refs=1&tvs=#stagings “Before his death he spoke of reconceiving the ballet in two acts with cuts, and he wanted the scenery to be redesigned in less elaborate manner so the ballet could be given in repertory rather than requiring a separate block of performances. These changes did not take place.”
  5. NYC legislation and /or mandated policy. Video and transcript of Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations hearings: 4/17/18 - Oversight-#Me Too and Culture & the Arts. http://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3378160&GUID=6F901F9A-6B22-4CD9-8755-C86C16BD0F1A&Options=&Search 5/18/18 – with City Council Committee on Finance - budget. 9/14/18- AGMA new Met contract/agreement: https://www.broadwayworld.com/industry/article/Local-802-AFM-and-AGMA-Make-Statement-on-Agreement-with-Met-Opera-20180914
  6. as of 10/7/18 this program appears to be trending to a potential sell-out for 4/6 performances.
  7. NY court app search pulls up a tort with Longhitano as plaintiff v Capso [prior employer]. https://www.fa-mag.com/news/harvest-expands-executive-team-38799.html : “Jared Longhitano, based in New York, has been named vice president, account executive. He’s worked for two decades as a financial service sales executive and entrepreneur. Before joining Harvest, the firm said, Longhitano was head of sales for CapSo Inc., and held senior-level sales and business development roles at Debtwire, BGC Partners, eSpeed and Cantor Fitzgerald. He holds a double bachelor of science in exercise science and psychology from Rutgers University.” [my bold] Jared Longhitano's social media and those of a related entity [ies?] social media were available to the public on 9/17/18 [ie cityslugger]. Most went private on 9/18/18. If Longhitano is/was a vendor/event planner for CIG’s [NYCB] or other non-profits [ABT,YAGP] etc aging out as a young patron is irrelevant for access to organization sponsored events. https://trademarks.justia.com/870/57/rockstar-87057649.html. This is still public and might be considered under his venture[s?] as an entrepreneur: https://twitter.com/RS_socialite https://www.facebook.com/RockstarSocialite/ https://twitter.com/hashtag/rockstarsocialites?src=hash
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    Marcelo Got Married

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    Return to Fall

    That's great programming. Barnett is wonderful and I'm glad you got to see the spirit of the work in Tch Pdd. Last 1.5 I saw missed the mark. Next might be the most expensive 8 minutes of theatre in my life.
  10. Mariinsky Apollo is Parish. https://www.instagram.com/p/BlfUoGyh_qP/?taken-by=_xander Balanchine The City Center Years is the first program direct marketed outside the NYC metropolitan area. [KC notes: SF open rehearsal cancelled. BAA still TBA-tickets sold to subscribers for months. That's a wider spread than 1 TBA Pdd on ABT. I wish the Kennedy Center SF [all Unbound] included Scotch Symphony and Div 15, ABT was 2:5 including Symphonie Concertante [all Harlequinade], and there was a Mr B at CC type program.]
  11. https://www.instagram.com/p/BllvW7llTLZ/
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    ABT 2018 Whipped Cream

    Yes. For me the music written after WW1 is dominated by choreography for the libretto. ABT premiered the large scale productions-SB, WC before the MET season so is Harlequinade not as complex? WC's a brilliant Ratmansky creation off an original from the 1920’s before Prodigal Son. [SB reconstructions have inconsistencies-ABT Rose Adagio lift looks like a fail. After descent, movements have deeper more poetic "swoops" than Vikharev which has an awkward BB diagonal carry. Changes to SB? Note the removed WC boy wig.] WC wasn't the extravagant fantasy with memorable music that I "marketed" as another Nutcracker. It's surrealistic - sophisticated commentary on WW1 and the transformation of a society and individuals. WC- allegory. Models for the heads - Lord Kitchener as carriage driver and the doctor [USA]? The innocuous/pleasant/productive culture became sinister and menacing. Eyes- totalitarian state. Creams [slide play on Bayadere?] spilling out of the mixing bowl were not a pleasant waltz. The set is grey, dark, and turbulent. Side entrance splatters-others drawn into the movement. The chef became evil and concocted sinister cream creatures [costumes] that transformed into glorious mounds of whipped cream in the finale. Significance of Abe Lincoln in balcony with bobbing bee? Other new additions: Onion Domes + Big Ben. The boy was in an awakening state - reality comingled with dreams and nightmares. Pastry chef innocuous-bowl's WC edible. Driver back. All after the liquors representing France, Poland, Russia defeat the doctor [Germany].