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uptowner

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    parent of a dancer
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  1. Am I understanding this correctly-- there will be new work presented digitally as a premiere? That is pretty exciting. They certainly have the resources to do some high quality and innovative dance on camera (which is quite different from watching the footage that was made for archiving purposes). I have enjoyed watching dancers experimenting with this and have been hoping that we would see some companies lean into it while they can't perform for live audiences.
  2. Not about ballet, but The Daily podcast from The New York Times did a segment on live theater-- I thought it was interesting and did think about how this will happen (is happening?) with dance. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/04/podcasts/the-daily/Godspell-theater-coronavirus.html
  3. SAB workshop is cancelled. I am not sure if they have made a public announcement, but families of students were told. (I am not reporting heresay; I was notified directly)
  4. I had heard about the dancers and was wondering about the rest of their staff, very glad to hear that they are able to maintain employment (and have prioritized it). It is so disappointing but of course, we knew it was coming.
  5. hmm pretty tempting and the ticket prices are quite reasonable, but so far away (for me at least, I am very last minute with the planning). I do appreciate that the Joyce brings companies to NYC for us to see.
  6. I either saw an ad or got (and deleted) an email with information about how to order tickets for the NYCB Art Series performances, and now I can't find it. I think it said they go on sale at noon on Monday and all seats are $35. Does this ring a bell- does anyone have that? I looked on the company website and it said I need a promo code to buy the tickets, so that wasn't where I saw it.
  7. I enjoyed "The Rosin Box" episode about backstage that featured the director of production and the mens and women's wardrobe masters. Really interesting! (maybe because in my past I did some technical production work, I do always think about what is going on back there and so this was quite satisfying to my curiosity)
  8. My son (a serious teenage ballet student) and I saw the Mark Morris "Letter V" last night at the Houston Ballet City Center performance. Keeping in mind that I am not at all an expert on ballet or dance in general, and certainly not on Mark Morris, this thread is interesting because of the conversation I had after seeing the performance. I had listened to an interview with Connor Walsh on Conversations on Dance https://conversationsondancepod.com/2019/10/16/connor-walsh/ where he talked about how closely Morris connects his choreography to the music, which I could definitely see (particu
  9. https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/2019-2020/houston-ballet/ Is this the right place to put this? Houston Ballet in NYC for 3 days at City Center.
  10. Helene, I think this is true except that some of the schools attached to bigger companies are recognizing that they have to proactively seek out talent in the community and nurture it with financial and practical support so that they create a more diverse "onramp" for their elite training program. So there may be a 5th way, and I would love to see that be more common-- where companies or prominent training programs actively look to engage potential students from diverse backgrounds in their own communities-- and fundraise to adequately support that. Miami City Ballet has the "Ballet Bus" progr
  11. Re: Alec Knight's hair-- Knight has now commented on Macaulay's post, "noted" (editing to add that I do not know how to post a link to an instagram comment, but here is the link to the Macaulay post: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3Qzq2HgoT5/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link)
  12. Ballet X will be at the Joyce with Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's "The Little Prince". I wasn't sure where to put it because I couldn't find a dedicated thread about Ballet X, but I thought people in this group might be interested. (hope the links below work, they are from the theater and the dance company) https://www.balletx.org/event/the-joyce-theater-3/ https://www.joyce.org/performances/balletx-0?gclid=Cj0KCQjw2efrBRD3ARIsAEnt0ehHargJmPOD56xHhxPGGgcTW8g2g5PS3zN85GzCTFNwGgyhJzMlZaMaAo1VEALw_wcB Conversations on Dance podcast interviewed the choreographer when this was prese
  13. meunier fan, I just got an email from NYCB with a code (RSU20) saying for a limited time, the minimum for a subscriber package is two performances (through June 28). If I am understanding it correctly, this sounds like you could buy two tickets, and still have the benefits of subscription.
  14. apologies for probably asking a real newbie question, but I have just gotten at TDF membership, what are the seats usually like for ABT? In the past two years I have had really good luck with rush tickets getting quite decent seats day of (and you can see what seats they are before you pay for them)-- for those who have used both, are they similar in terms of seating?
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