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    longtime ballet goer
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  1. Jacob's Pillow is starting their Virtual Pillow series next week, which will continue through August 29th. More information here: https://www.jacobspillow.org/virtual-pillow/ Up for next week (each of these will be the first of a weekly series): July 7th at 4 pm: Ballet Master Class with Sascha Radetsky July 9th at 7 pm: Limon Dance Company (Chaconne, The Moor's Pavane, Suite from A Choreographic Offering, Corvidae)--this performance is from the 2018 season July 10th at 3 pm, Families Dance Together virtual class (continuing weekly at this time through 8/28) July 12th at 5 pm, PillowTalk with Dr. Shamell Bell (Dartmouth), Street Dance Activism Scholar Other upcoming performances include: Circa on 7/16; Ronald K. Brown/Evidence on 7/23, the Royal Danish Ballet on 7/30; Dance Theater of Harlem on 8/6; Bereishit Dance Company on 8/13; Tero Saarinen Company and the Boston Camerata on 8/20; And Still You Must Swing on 8/27. Upcoming PillowTalks include: Duets from Quebec on 7/17; 50 years of Ballet Hispanico on 7/24; Cleo Parker Robinson's 50th on 7/31; Liz Lerman's Wicked Bodies on 8/7; Dancerly Intelligences on 8/14; La Meri and Her Life in Dance on 8/21; and Black Artists in Dance Today on 8/28 Master classes are from: Ephrat Asherie and Archie Burnett (7/14); Desmond Richardson (7/21); Omarie Wiles (7/28); Virginia Johnson (8/4); Aszure Barton (8/18); and Ami Schulman (8/25)
  2. Le Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal is back in the studio: https://grandsballets.com/en/news/detail/les-grands-ballets-dancers-are-back-in-the-studios/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gb2019&utm_content=retourdesdanseurs
  3. The two cancelled Lincoln Center Dance Week NYCB performances have been rescheduled. Coppelia will be at 8 pm on 6/22 and Tribute to Balanchine will be at 8 pm on 6/29. More details here: http://lincolncenter.org/lincoln-center-at-home/series/live-from-lincoln-center
  4. I haven't had a chance to watch either of these videos yet, but I thought some BalletAlerters might be interested. First, there's a Works & Process video from the Guggenheim with choreography by Josh Bergasse performed by Sara Mearns as part of their virtual commissions series: Then, there is a discussion with Bergasse as part of BSC@Home (Barrington Stage):
  5. Thanks for posting fiddleback. I really enjoyed this.
  6. I've checked the YouTube channel and Facebook page and I don't see it in either place.
  7. Was tonight's Lincoln Center Dance Week program pulled (Tribute to Balanchine)? I just looked at the website and I don't see the program listed anymore.
  8. I also really enjoyed this. Thanks to fiddleback for spreading the word.
  9. Thanks for posting this yesterday--I couldn't figure out where the link was and thanks to you I didn't have to.
  10. The Miami production really made me appreciate how much the Chagall sets and costumes add to the NYCB production. It doesn't really matter that not much is happening in the final tableau at NYCB because there's so much to look at. The Miami production just doesn't have the visual splendor to complement the music.
  11. There's a clip from this performance from the Pillow website (also posted upthread; Rose Petals), and you can see that there is no problem there with the dancers feet being cut off, so the original footage should be fine. It is too bad that, for whatever reason, they couldn't/didn't make the YouTube version as good. https://danceinteractive.jacobspillow.org/lori-belilove-isadora-duncan-dance-company-featuring-sara-mearns/rose-petals-art-isadora/
  12. There's a comment in the live chat that the feet are there in the original and the cutting-off happened when the video was reformatted for YouTube.
  13. This is exactly how I felt. I have no dance background, other than as an audience member, and there are some concepts in modern dance related to gravity and the floor that I had read about but never really understood. When I saw this performance, I remember thinking, oh, that's what they were talking about. I remember thinking that the dances were individually lovely, but they weren't very different from each other. I'll see if I change my mind when I watch it again.
  14. Just wanted to say that I saw this year at the Pillow and although I didn't love the choreography, I thought Sara was beautiful. Here's a sample: https://danceinteractive.jacobspillow.org/lori-belilove-isadora-duncan-dance-company-featuring-sara-mearns/rose-petals-art-isadora/
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