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    longtime ballet goer
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  1. Jacob's Pillow has cancelled their entire summer season: https://www.jacobspillow.org/updated-statement-from-director-pamela-tatge-regarding-covid-19/
  2. I actually did start watching Das Rheingold at around 6 pm Tuesday. I went to the site to see if they were listing next week's operas and it was already up and available to play.
  3. Not sure if anyone has posted this yet, but the Bavarian State Ballet will be streaming Jewels on Saturday: https://www.staatsoper.de/en/news/online-schedule-until-19-april.html
  4. Just noting that I only got to watch act I of Carmen last night and started watching the rest this afternoon and finished at 4:30--it didn't just disappear at 3:30.
  5. Gramophone has a free download available of a special Ballet on Screen issue. Articles are by dance critics including Alastair Macaulay, Sarah Crompton, and Jan Parry. There are also reviews of recently released ballet DVDs. https://reader.exacteditions.com/issues/86991/spread/1
  6. I just received this email from ABT: Following the advice of public health officials and the Center for Disease Control, we will be delaying the on sale dates for single performance tickets for the 2020 ABT Season at the Metropolitan Opera House. We will announce the new dates for Members Advance Sale, Subscriber Exchange Week, and Single Ticket On Sale soon.At this time, there are no changes to the performance schedule for our 80th Anniversary Season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 11 to July 4, including ABT’s 80th Anniversary Gala on May 18.
  7. Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal has postponed performances of Luna scheduled for March 19th-28th. The National Ballet of Canada has cancelled the remaining peformances of Romeo and Juliet.
  8. NY Theatre Ballet's performance of Sleeping Beauty on 3/15 at The Egg (Albany) has been postponed.
  9. Boston Ballet is rescheduling all performances of Carmen from March 12-22 to August 20–30, 2020 and all Boston Ballet School classes have been suspended March 12-29.
  10. FPF

    Danny Tidwell RIP

    Car accident. https://www.eonline.com/news/1129062/so-you-think-you-can-dance-s-danny-tidwell-dead-at-35
  11. You and your daughters are sure to have a good time--the dancers are great, 2 Balanchine ballets (Brahms-Schoenberg alone would be worth it), plus the Graham solo. Tell us all about it after you see it.
  12. FPF

    Winter 2020

    Lauren Lovette is 28. But the rest of the female principals are indeed over 30.
  13. There is an ongoing civil case. The defendants have asked that charges be dropped. There were oral arguments last month (January 21) and now they are awaiting the judge's ruling. https://nypost.com/2020/01/21/lawyer-for-ex-ballet-benefactor-calls-clients-lewd-texts-obnoxious/ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/31/arts/dance/amar-ramasar-west-side-story.html
  14. NYT obituary: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/21/arts/dance/tobi-tobias-longtime-dance-critic-dies-at-81.html “Sometimes I felt that she was uncomfortably brutal,” the dance writer Mindy Aloff said by email, “but she provided a beacon of integrity to the field. She was open to elements of darkness, even ugliness, as well as to beauty, as long as the choreography and performance met her standards of craft and accuracy.”
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