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  1. I just bought another create your own subscription and added these three shows. May will be very busy with NYCB and ABT both at Lincoln Center. Not complaining of course.
  2. For other newbies here: Customer service confirmed via email that I can call starting March 15 and make my exchanges over the phone.
  3. I've been attending NYCB programs from Feb 1 -29 and have had great luck with the weather. There is an increase chance of a blizzard here or there in February but I for one would love to be able to see both NYCB and ABT in the "darkest" of winter months. They do wonders for my outlook. If the trains works, then I know that I can make it there and back.
  4. When you say outside of exchange week, do you mean BEFORE or after. After I can understand because they've opened up exchanges following the exchange week but I didn't know if yo can BEFORE.
  5. Beginner question here: I'm a second year subscriber but this will be the first time I need to exchange tickets. I've read the instructions multiple times but I do wish the instruction is more clear (at least to me) Please confirm for me if I understood the subscription ticket exchange process correctly. 1: By mail: one fill out the exchange form and mail it. 2: Starting March 15 till 22nd is the "exchange week". I assume that this must be done in person that the Box office? I'm not clear on this but assume that this is the ONLY method during this week. Hence, I'll need to visit the Met Box Office in person and bring along the tickets and my subscriber card. 3: There is no such thing as doing exchanges over the phone, as one can do with NYCB subscriptions? Thank you in advance
  6. I felt exactly the same when I saw them last night. They connected at the very end. The audience's reaction mirrored my own in that the applause was not as enthusiastic as other performances. I saw ABT Swan Lake last season and Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake two weeks ago at City Center and I was more emotionally connected to both of those. Bourne's Swan Lake received long stand ovations and there was a person behind me who sobbed during the end. The difference in emotional connectivity is stark. NYCB choreo is my least favorite. I do enjoy the Jester choreography, in isolation to the story, but the Jester added nothing to the story itself. One expects the Jester to be the foil or the conscience to the King/Queen but I don't see a connection here.
  7. I work in the knowledge field and the first rate boss doesn't necessary groom their hires but hire them for their expertise, expertise that the boss doesn't have. The manager's role becomes one of maximizing their hires productivity, retaining the talents, building on their strengths with the hope that the talent will stay, otherwise they will leave for potentially better opportunities elsewhere. A similar field would be profession athletics, the coaches/ managers most often are not good as their star athletes, they don't have a big a salary, but their jobs is to maximize the productivity of these athletes and retain them for as long as they can. You can see this pattern with the elite sports teams, majority of these coaches were nowhere near as successful as the athletes under their charge. Now, with second tier athletic teams, you will more likely find a coach, who in their primes, were better than the athletes currently under them. A current example would be Jill Ellis, the just-retired coach of the US Women's National Soccer team. She played collegiate soccer but was nowhere near the level of the players under her. Yet, she coached the team to two consecutive world cup championships.
  8. I would disagree with this. First class people hire first class people and hoped that their hires would surpass them so that they will benefit from quality of their hires. Second and third rate managers will only hire those lower than them.
  9. there were many other listed in the main page, with links to FB streams. If anything, there were so many simultaneous broadcasts. Of course, if all you cared about were the "big 3" listed on the top then you can't expect 3 companies to provide 24hrs of continuous streaming contents.
  10. FYI, the Casting pdf for this week is incorrect. It has next week's casting.
  11. don't want to go off topic. Good to know it was the ushers and not audience.
  12. Up in the first ring, somebody continued to use their cell phones throughout the entire performance.
  13. This change caught me by surprise also. If it was changed to allowed more companies to participate, I'm all for it but it looks like only three companies will participate this year, down from last year.
  14. Thank you. I've been lurking for the past season and started attending last Fall. I'm definitely a novice hence I don't know if synchronicity is the correct term to describe the difference between the Corps
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