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  1. Agree. i just love it and can't wait to see it again in person. Also: P.S. I hate it when dancers pronounce "pas de deux" as "pas de duh." Why do they do it? It seems almost every NYCB dancer says this!
  2. balletforme said: NYCB ballet dancers are collecting unemployment (those who can.) Not foreign dancers. That's verified through numerous Instgram posts. They are not being offered any classes through the company. Th What a sad company. They have the HIGHEST budget of ANY ballet company in the US (89 Million in 2018) and yet companies with less money are paying their dancers, using relief funds to give them classes, performing in small works and chamber pieces (SFB, MCB, PNB). I don't think this is completely correct. I recall reading in March, when the spring
  3. It was a wonderful program. I recall seeing it when it was first televised. I loved Farrell and Andersen and saw them dance several times in the 1980s. It's certainly worth repeated viewings.
  4. I agree, but also couldn't NYCB have made the announcement on their site? It's unclear which organization decided to cancel.
  5. I started searching the ABT 1978 performance on Youtube on my TV at 7:45. No go, I then went to ABT.org and the LC site. What a mystery, it's unfindable! I finally was given a link courtesy of another ballet lover's site that required you to put your email address in and I watched it on computer Does ABT/Lincoln Center really think people are going to copy it? Films of a film, come on, we can see that on Youtube now. We can see the T&V there now. We can see better versions of Les Sylphides by ABT too. I loved T&V especially. What a masterpiece and what a beautiful defi
  6. The Doubrovska Remembered DVD is just wonderful. I watch it often. I love the way she speaks so expressively, and how she moves when teaching. What a thrill it would be to see a film of her actually dancing!
  7. BalanchineFan said: I was surprised they didn't have toasts from more of the past generations of ABT stars. Either they weren't invited to toast, or they were and declined.
  8. Grab it! I was interested, too, and also checked eBay where there are used copies for $50 and new for $200+.
  9. I'm also echoing what almost all of you have said. No dancing, "perfectly dreadful", infomercial, way too much talking, boring celebrities, amateurish. I don't mind seeing Jennifer Garner as she is a known balletomane. Most of the others just struck an off-key note even more than Tony Bennett. Why didn't ABT show 5 minutes of the new Ratmansky instead of a speeded up mashup montage that gave no sense of what it's like? Same with the stars of tomorrow montage in which you couldn't identify any of the dancers or choreo, and most of that was also in fast forward. Those were deeply unimagi
  10. I absolutely love Farrell. I thought I had seen the film on youtube, but searching doesn't find it. There is an interesting interview with her though: I saw the film at the MFA in Boston, introduced by Farrell herself. She also spoke with the filmmaker [I think] afterward, or mayb before. It was memorable! Several years ago I watched the film again on a DVD from a public library. You could try your local.
  11. A video just appeared recently on youtube: "An Evening with Natalia Osipova", showing Valse Triste [Osipova & Hallberg], Ave Maria and Qutb, a work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui danced by Osipova, Kittelberg, and O'Hara. It's worth a look. I'd watch her in almost anything. There's a charming intro by her in English. I liked Valse Triste . I wouldn't want to see either of the other two pieces again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRct7defoiU
  12. Thanks, pherank & cycling martin. I don't recall going to the WP for months but maybe they really track forever!
  13. I was unable to bypass the pay wall. Does anyone know how to do this without subscribing?
  14. I also got my refund from NYCB within 3 days. I don't have a subcsription to ABT, but did request refund from Met Opera and received it quickly.
  15. California said: I still have the Giselle Videotape and it says it was taped at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center. But if the issue is whether the sets work in a smaller theater, like the K*och, the Colorado Ballet rented the ABT sets (and costumes) and they were just fine in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, which seats 2,225. Yes. I have the tape too and was just about to post the same thing. Maybe ABT started dancing at the State in the later 70s.
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