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  1. Hi, sasark, and welcome to BalletAlert! Lucky you, to have been able to see Erica Cornejo regularly. She was a favorite of mine at ABT, and I miss her. As you'll see as you browse the forums, there is no specific "language of ballet criticism," so don't feel intimidated. We're eager to hear what you see. Do you remember the leads in the Prague Swan Lake? Curious.
  2. Welcome to BalletAlert, kika. You do not yet have 10 substantive posts, so you do not yet have access to personal messaging. Any potential seller can reach you through the CONTACT US link at the top, right-hand side of the screen. The admins will be happy to forward messages to you. However, it might be more timely if you're willing to provide an email address here. That risks spam, but it's up to you. PS: If you get in, I hope you report on it.
  3. Thank you, winnieido, and welcome to BalletAlert! Hyperdog, since winnieido doesn't yet have messaging privileges (and if you're still following this forum), please use the CONTACT US link near the top right-hand side of the screen, and we'll forward to her.
  4. Welcome, amckean. Love the photo. So ethereal! I will look forward to reading your posts here. I hope you won't be shy about engaging in our discussions that may not be about a particular performance.
  5. And a warm welcome to you, too, kfalker.
  6. We are excited to have you, mnmom. I took a glimpse at http://balancing-pointe.com , and I expect to spend quite a few hours there. Congratulations to your daughter on her apprenticeship. And welcome to BalletAlert!
  7. Dale, are you talking about the "ring" seats numbered Row AA? Because I've never had a problem with the single-letter seats. Maybe the difference in our heights, though not great, accounts for our different reactions.
  8. From the publicist: In collaboration with the School of American Ballet The Beauty of Ballet Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2pm At Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College's 2013-14 season continues with The Beauty of Ballet, a free lecture demonstration presented by the School of American Ballet (SAB), on Saturday, March 8 at 2pm. This event is free, with no ticket or reservation required. The 45-minute, family-friendly presentation will illustr
  9. From the publicist: The School of American Ballet announces 2014 WINTER BALL: Celebrating SAB's 80th Anniversary at the David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 3, 2014 The School of American Ballet announces the 2014 Winter Ball at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 3, 2014, sponsored for the seventh consecutive year by legendary French Maison Van Cleef & Arpels. Cocktails begin at 7pm and dinner will commence at 8pm, followed by The Encore dessert and dancing at 9pm. Attire is black tie. To purchase tickets, a table, or for more information, please contact N
  10. From the publicist: Russian National Ballet Theatre Elena Radchenko, Artistic Director performs THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 3:00pm At Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) concludes its 2013-14 World of Dance series with the internationally acclaimed Russian National Ballet Theatre's interpretation of The Sleeping Beauty on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 3:00pm. Tickets are $36/$45 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm) or online at BrooklynCenterOnline.org. With its
  11. From the publicist: New York Theatre Ballet celebrates 35 Years with VISIONARIES January 24 and 25, 2014 at 7pm "The generous breadth of taste shown by New York Theatre Ballet... is good for New York's whole dance scene." - Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times PLEASE JOIN US: Friday, January 24, 2014 at 7pm Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 7pm New York Theatre Ballet celebrates 35 years with VISIONARIES at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC. VISIONARIES, the first of two programs in the series LEGENDS AND VISIONARIES, performs on Friday, January 24 and Sa
  12. From the publicist: NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET announces The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies January 25 & 26, 2014 at Florence Gould Hall PLEASE JOIN US: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1pm Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm New York Theatre Ballet announces The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies choreographed by Keith Michael at New York City's Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, New York City. Performances are at Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1pm and Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm. Tickets are $39 and are available at online at www.nytb.org,
  13. Welcome to BalletAlert!, nicoletteliles. For your first ballet experience, I'd recommend the back of the First Ring. My personal preference is to be a little higher, but the difference between the back of First v. the back of Third Ring is significant. You'll enjoy greater immediacy while still having a full view of the stage. If you are within what would be considered a normal height range, your view will not be obscured by the person in front of you unless 1) s/he is unusually tall, or 2) s/he insists on leaning forward. Usually, a gentle tap on the shoulder and polite request to sit ba
  14. Welcome, beancounter. Can you tell us a little about your interest in ballet? How and when did it start? Any special highlights of past viewing you'd like to tell us about? I hope you enjoy browsing and participating.
  15. Better yet, if I may, the George Balanchine Theater. I miss the depth of teh stage when I'm not in an upper level -- like 2nd Ring or higher at the aforementioned Balanchine or Grand Tier or higher at The Met, although I think lower Family Circle, where I sometimes sit (when I don't buy standing room), is really "too far." But sometimes, the view from the orchestra can make a performance a revelation. A friend with an extra press ticket once invited me to join him for a performance that included Liebeslieder Walzer. With a (dancing) cast of only four dancers, the floor patterns are not so
  16. The original poster, Arak, has not been active on this board for many years, tcox, but I am sure there are others who'd love to hear your dad's story. Welcome to BalletAlert, and I apologize for the belated greeting. We're delighted that you've joined us.
  17. There is an old Fred Astaire-Leslie Caron film, "Daddy Long Legs" about an orphan on the cusp of womanhood. Is this perhaps the source of the ballet in which you (as the Leslie Caron character?) danced? Here is the extended trailer. And here is Part 1 (of 15) of the film. While searching YouTube, I see that the 1955 film was based on a 1919 silent starring Mary Pickford! If you're so inclined (I'm not, at least not right now), you can find it here.
  18. The first performance will get the greatest review coverage. Apparently, WB's casting gods figure that those who read a (presumably glowing) review of the first cast will pick up any unsold tickets for the Saturday evening.
  19. Hi, "john jones," and welcome to BalletAlert. Just to let you know, members (except rg and Admins) cannot post photos or videos directly to the site, but they can link to external sites. Most videos will automatically embed. As a New Member, you do not yet have PM privileges. If anyone wants to contact you directly, they should do so by emailing us at ballet.alert.2@gmail.com, and we will zip their email on to you. I hope you get some good videos and photos. It's very sad that after such a long and busy career Mr. Jones has nothing to show others. I wish him all the best in this next
  20. As far as I'm concerned, Marcelo Gomes can do anything, can find a way to make any role fit him (or, more properly, make himself fit any role). But if we look to the film actors as the archetypes, Rob Fairchild's apple-pie cheerfulness is much like Kelly's. I was also struck by Leanne Cope's resemblance to Leslie Caron (same initials, too!). More than that, her animated facial expressions mesmerized and enchanted me.
  21. Here's the soundtrack of the film. Lise does not sing. One question for me is, who will play the Oscar Levant role? A second is, IF Robbie Fairchild ultimately lands the Jerry role, why has no one yet suggested that Lise be played (if she can muster a credible French accent) by his fiancee/Broadway veteran, Tiler Peck, with whom he shares such great on-stage chemistry? And finally, how can this number possibly be translated to a live performance????
  22. Thanks for the clarification. I hope this film attracts more acquaintances so they can add their recollections to the Final-Final document.
  23. Is this a preliminary version? Subject to revision? I don't know much about the film biz, but my impression is that this is pretty final. I don't get a sense of the running time of this presentation (preceding the Q&A), but don't the broadcast versions of American Masters features run a bit shorter (by maybe 15-20 minutes) in broadcast format than as theatrical or DVD/Streamed versions?
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