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The Traveling Ballerina

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  1. I really wanted to like this program, but unfortunately it just wasn't for me; here's how I feel about it. What did all of you think?
  2. Although not currently, I have spent a majority of my life inside a ballet studio as student, performer, teacher, and director. I applaud and admire all those in the industry who have quickly adapted to the challenges faced during the current state of things, and I had a chance to chat with Russian Masters Ballet director Asiya Lukmanova about the advantages and learning curves they have faced while transitioning to what is now the new norm. If anyone is interested, here's my interview with her. 𝙷𝚘𝚠 𝚑𝚊𝚜 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚎𝚡𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚊𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚋𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚝 𝚌𝚕𝚊𝚜𝚜𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚗𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚎?
  3. This program is only available for a few more hours, so if you're interested you'll need to get on it quickly. One of the positive outcomes of the current pandemic is the opportunity to see more regional companies that generally speaking don't have as broad a reach as more globally recognized national ones - here's my thoughts on Ballet Arizona.
  4. In my opinion, it's not a must-see by any means in respect to ballet choreography. But as a historical nugget, why not?
  5. They are fantastic! I'm looking forward to The Lost Nutcracker so that I can see them dance classical works as well.
  6. Last night was the first time I've seen Tulsa Ballet perform, and I was extremely impressed. If you haven't seen them, I highly recommend you purchasing a ticket as this program is available for viewing both in person and streaming for a few more weeks. Here are my impressions of Creations Reimagined.
  7. So browsing Marquee TV, I discovered that Gene Kelly choreographed a ballet! Here's a short article I wrote covering a bit about the history and my thoughts about Pas de Dieux. Has anyone else seen this piece?
  8. This first program is available through October 27 - perhaps the cut off time has been reached?
  9. I just watched the first program and really enjoyed (most) of it! Here's my thoughts, if you're interested
  10. In case any of you are wondering what this strange new world of digital ballet seasons feels like, here's my thoughts on PNB's opener.
  11. I found this video sharing a piece of fashion + ballet history to be really fun!
  12. La Compañía Nacional de Danza is actually performing next week in Granada and the week after in Madrid.
  13. At a time when we are continuously inundated with news that incites feelings of sadness, anger, and confusion, I wanted to create a space where we can be reminded of the beauty that awaits us when go to the theatre once again and of what we can do/read/watch/learn right now to keep the love of ballet and its beauty in our souls: #TheCurtainWillRiseAgainTTB Your contribution to the content is appreciated!
  14. Hi Everyone. Although an unfortunate topic, it is a real one. I have created this page on The Traveling Ballerina dedicated to how coronavirus is affecting the ballet industry. Considering the wide reach of this forum, I am hoping that any of you that have relevant information to add will fill out the form on the article's page so that I can keep it as updated as possible. Thank you so much!
  15. This is My Body..., the Scottish Ballet program that opened last night at The Joyce Theater, was super intense!
  16. You're very welcome, @ECat! I truly appreciate your kind words. And yes, basically, Hee Seo is simply sublime
  17. Opening night was stunning. My words don't quite have the power to convey the feeling I had throughout - and after - the performance, but hopefully they will give you an idea of just how wonderful it was Hee Seo, Cory Stearns and Devon Teuscher are so perfectly cast. Here's my review.
  18. I, too, definitely preferred the rep program. Thanks for pointing out the error! I've updated the link, as well. And, you're welcome
  19. I'd say it was just short of 3 hours; when I got on the shuttle, my watch read 10:30pm. And thanks for sharing Macaulay's SB review.
  20. You're welcome. I saw The Sleeping Beauty last night. As usual, it's a marathon of a ballet, and although not my favorite, I wanted to see Nureyev's version - here's my thoughts.
  21. Last night was the first time I have seen NBC live, and their performance definitely lived up to my expectations; here's my review. On another but related note, I have still to discover a Ratmansky ballet that resonates with me.
  22. This was definitely unlike any other Nutcracker I've ever seen! As mentioned in my review, I did not provide too much detail as I didn't want to ruin the element of surprise for anyone planning on seeing it; but if you want to hear about anything in particular, I'm happy to share!
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