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  1. The fall season is impossible to predict as there's no clear pattern. There's little or no overlap from one season to the next. Bear in mind, this is only a prediction from an app. However, we tested it by "predicting" the 2016 Met season using the rep data from 1977 to 2015 while disabling the internet scanning function, the result is pretty amazing. The app cannot predict whether a rep is a new production. P.S. If there's enough interest as a historical reference, I'd be happy to post the 1977-2015 Met season reps.
  2. Based on an app devised by a Silicon Valley engineer friend, with data from the past 40 Met seasons, and also scanning current internet information, the app predicts the following 2017 Met season: Onegin Giselle Swan Lake Sleeping Beauty Don Q R & J The Golden Cockerel (1/2 week) Schlagobers (2 acts full length with music by Richard Strauss) If the prediction is correct, the remaining 1/2 week will probably be mixed reps.
  3. Some current rehearsal footages: L to R: Nicole Graniero (back from Washington Ballet to sub for corps who're out for maternity leave and injuries), Betsy McBride, Gemma Bond, Cassandra Trenary: https://www.instagram.com/p/BGfjVJWHG2L/?taken-by=isabellaboylston Black swan pdd: https://www.instagram.com/p/BGdL2-qnVfO/?taken-by=gillianemurphy When Odile invaded the golden cockerel nest: https://www.instagram.com/p/BGjzBtiSJUy/?taken-by=abtofficial
  4. Yes I was thinking of female dancers with black African descent, not whites born or raised in Africa. There doesn't seem to be much fuss about a black dancer made principal at the RB like the way Misty made headlines all over the world when she became an ABT principal.
  5. Congratulation to all! I am surprised and disappointed Yuhui Choe not being promoted. Is Hayward the first African-descent principal at RB?
  6. Life time employment, full pension at 42 1/2. That's a lot to give up to move to Boston.
  7. I thought European countries have a much higher level of employee protection than the US, that employees can't be easily dismissed. May be there's an artistic clause exception in the case of theater? I am surprised to find out Bavarian State Ballet's budget is only a small fraction of NYCB's or ABT's.
  8. Full casting Queen of Shemaken, Tsar Dodon, Golden Cockerel, Astrologer, Prince Guidon, Prince Afron, General Polkan, Amelpha, Lead Persian Lady, 2 Persian Men 6/6: Part, Chryst, Brandt, Stearns, Cirio, Gorak, Zhurbin, van Hamel, Shevchenko,Royal, Ahn 6/7: Abrera, Barbee, Trenary, Whiteside, Scott, Hammoudi, Salstein, T. Ratmansky, Shevchenko, Frenette, Ahn 6/8 matinee: Seo, Zhurbin, Lane, Whiteside, Scott, Hammoudi, Salstein, T. Ratmansky, Shevchenko, Frentte, Ahn 6/8 evening: Copeland, Agoudine, Kochetkova, Stearns, Cirio, Gorak, Zhurbin, van Hamel, Shevchenko, Royal, Ahn 6/9: Part, Chryst, Brandt, Stearns, Cirio, Gorak, Zhurbin, van Hamel, Teuscher,Royal, Ahn 6/10: Abrera, Barbee, Trenary, Whiteside, Scott, Hammoudi, Salstein, T. Ratmansky, Teuscher, Frenette, Ahn 6/11 matinee: Copeland, Agoudine, Kochetkova, Stearns, Cirio, Gorak, Zhurbin, van Hamel, Teuscher, Royal, Ahn 6/11 evening: Seo, Zhurbin, Lane, Whiteside, Scott, Hammoudi, Salstein, T. Ratmansky, Teuscher, Frentte, Ahn
  9. Ratmansky's The Golden Cockerel premieres tonight with Veronika Part and Skylar Brandt. Trailer from the Danes:
  10. Before the current run, the old production was last performed in 2012, the new production premiered in 2013 Met season.
  11. Le Corsaire opens tonight. I went to the dress rehearsal this afternoon, the company goes back to the old production.
  12. Did any one go the opening night with Boylston and Cirio debuting Lise and Colas?
  13. Julio Bocca is being considered? http://www.busqueda.com.uy/nota/julio-bocca-considera-una-propuesta-del-american-ballet-de-nueva-york
  14. I have reason to believe whatever condition that caused her to withdraw developed or was found rather last minute. She has been posting on Instagram about her daily life back to ABT: https://www.instagram.com/p/BEHeFZDEBCC/?taken-by=polinasemionovaofficial https://www.instagram.com/p/BEH3kO4kBNz/?taken-by=polinasemionovaofficial
  15. Here's the 16/17 season brochure: http://www.nycballet.com/NYCB/media/NYCBMediaLibrary/PDFs/16-17_NYCB-Season-Brochure.pdf
  16. They did Ballet Imperial (paired with La Sylphide) this past winter season, I agree it should be performed more often. I recall seeing Scotch Symphony long time ago.
  17. Here you go: Fall 2016, 9/20-10/16/16 Stravinsky Violin Concerto Monumentum pro Gesualdo Movements for Piano and Orchestra Duo Concertant Symphony in Three Movements Divertimento No. 15 Episodes Vienna Waltzes Jewels Stars and Stripes Serenade Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux Western Symphony Firebird Winter 2017, 1/17-2/26/17 La Sonnambula Prodigal Son Firebird Allegro Brillante Swan Lake The Four Temperaments Stravinsky Violin Concerto Garland Waltz as part of Sleeping Beauty Slaughter on Tenth Avenue Spring 2017, 4/18-5/28/17 Allegro Brillante The Four Temperaments Symphony in C A Midsummer Night’s Dream There's not even a single Balanchine in the middle 4 four weeks of the spring 2017 season, so I'll concentrate on ABT for those weeks.
  18. http://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/Content.Node/home/werke/ballette/ballette-vorschau.en.php Le Corsaire: http://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/Content.Node/home/spielplan/Spielplandetail.en.php?eventid=965094243&month=&year= van Manen/Ekman/Kylián: http://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/Content.Node/home/spielplan/Spielplandetail.en.php?eventid=963915638&month=&year= Balanchine/Liang/Proietto: http://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/Content.Node/home/spielplan/Spielplandetail.en.php?eventid=965106524&month=&year= Thoss/Wheeldon/Robbins: http://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/Content.Node/home/spielplan/Spielplandetail.en.php?eventid=965094608&month=&year= Raymonda: http://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/Content.Node/home/spielplan/Spielplandetail.en.php?eventid=965108687&month=&year= La Fille mal Gardée: http://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/Content.Node/home/spielplan/Spielplandetail.en.php?eventid=965104443&month=&year= Le Pavillon d'Armide/Le Sacre: http://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/Content.Node/home/spielplan/Spielplandetail.en.php?eventid=965108825&month=&year= Onegin: http://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/Content.Node/home/spielplan/Spielplandetail.en.php?eventid=965105864&month=&year= Swan Lake: http://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/Content.Node/home/spielplan/Spielplandetail.en.php?eventid=965109298&month=&year= Nureyev Gala: http://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/Content.Node/home/spielplan/Spielplandetail.en.php?eventid=966161684&month=&year=
  19. Chances are those people don't work for ABT, they work for some outside fundraising firms the company hired, they get a certain percentage for every dollar they raise. So if you want to give to the company, call or send a check directly to the company.
  20. I don't think it's going to happen this year or ever. I was looking forward to a repeat, too bad.
  21. If I remember correctly (saw it with PNB at CC), the set is just several white movable panels, so I can't imagine it's expensive to transport, at least not on the scale of ABT's Beauty.
  22. http://www.roh.org.uk/news/royal-opera-house-201617-season-announced http://www.roh.org.uk/news/ballet-and-dance-201617 La Fille mal gardée (27 September–22 October 2016) Choreography: Frederick Ashton Music: Ferdinand Hérold, arranged and orchestrated by John Lanchbery Conductor: Barry Wordsworth Frederick Ashton’s joyful ballet The Wayward Daughter features some of his most brilliant choreography. Anastasia (26 October–12 November 2016) Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky and Bohuslav Martinů, with electronic music by Fritz Winckel and Rüdiger Rüfer Conductor: Simon Hewett Kenneth MacMillan’s full-length ballet is a compelling exploration of identity in the turbulent wake of the Russian Revolution. Live cinema relay: 2 November 2016 Chroma / New Wayne McGregor / Carbon Life (10–19 November 2016) Choreography: Wayne McGregor Music: Joby Talbot and Jack White III / Steve Reich / Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt Conductor: Koen Kessels The Royal Ballet celebrates Wayne McGregor’s ten years as Resident Choreographer with an all-McGregor programme, including one world premiere to a new commission by Steve Reich. Charlotte Edmonds and Robert Binet NEW (10–19 November 2016) Choreography: Charlotte Edmonds/ Robert Binet A mixed programme of two new works by young choreographers Charlotte Edmonds and Robert Binet, each of whom has been mentored by Wayne McGregor. The Nutcracker (23 November 2016–12 January 2017) Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky Conductor: Boris Gruzin (Nov, Dec, except 31 Dec) / Dominic Grier (31 Dec, Jan) The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. Live cinema relay: 8 December 2016 The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (Roundhouse) (December 2016–January 2017) Direction and writer: Kate Prince ZooNation Dance Company ZooNation’s fabulous show – a gleefully off-the-wall take on the madcap characters of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – is reimagined for the unique space of the Roundhouse. Les Enfants Terribles (Barbican) (27–29 January 2017) Direction and choreography: Javier De Frutos Music: Philip Glass Javier De Frutos directs a new production of Philip Glass’s dance opera inspired by Cocteau’s surrealist tragedy, featuring Royal Ballet dancers and leading lights of the contemporary and classical dance scene. The Sleeping Beauty (21 December 2016–14 March 2017) Choreography: Marius Petipa , with additional choreography by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky Conductor: Koen Kessels (Feb, 1 Mar) / Valeriy Ovsyanikov (Dec, Jan, Mar, except 1 Mar) Celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet’s landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet and enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells, to glorious music by Tchaikovsky. Live cinema relay: 28 February 2017 Woolf Works (21 January–14 February 2017) Choreography: Wayne McGregor Music: Max Richter Conductor: Koen Kessels The first revival of Wayne McGregor’s critically acclaimed ballet triptych to music by Max Richter, inspired by the works of Virginia Woolf and starring Alessandra Ferri and Mara Galeazzi. Live cinema relay: 8 February 2017 The Human Seasons / After the Rain / NEW Crystal Pite (16 March–24 March 2017) Choreography: David Dawson / Christopher Wheeldon / Crystal Pite Music: Greg Haines / Arvo Pärt / Henryk Górecki Conductor: Koen Kessels The Royal Ballet celebrates contemporary ballet with a programme that includes a world premiere from Crystal Pite and works by Christopher Wheeldon and David Dawson. Jewels (1 April–21 April 2017) Choreography: George Balanchine Music: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Conductor: Pavel Sorokin Now in its 50th year, George Balanchine’s timeless evocation of the glitter of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is still a sparkling ballet gem in its own right. Live cinema relay: 11 April 2017 Mayerling (28 April–13 May 2017) Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan Music: Franz Liszt, arranged and orchestrated by John Lanchbery Conductor: Martin Yates Adult drama meets electrifying choreography in Kenneth MacMillan’s masterful ballet – a devastating tale of extreme passion and desperate acts, inspired by true events. The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude / Tarantella / Strapless / NEW Liam Scarlett (18 May–31 May 2017) Choreography: William Forsythe / George Balanchine / Christopher Wheeldon / Liam Scarlett Music: Franz Schubert / Louis Moreau Gottschalk, reconstructed and orchestrated by Hershy Kay / Mark-Anthony Turnage / TBC Conductor: Koen Kessels Virtuoso dance from The Royal Ballet in a mixed programme that includes two classics from Forsythe and Balanchine, the first revival of Wheeldon’s 2016 narrative ballet and a Scarlett world premiere. The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand (2–10 June 2017) Choreography: Frederick Ashton Music: Felix Mendelssohn / César Franck / Franz Liszt Conductor: Emmanuel Plasson The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the Royal Opera House to a close with a mixed programme of works by its Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton. Live cinema relay / BP Big Screen: 7 June 2017 The Royal Ballet School Summer Performance (9 July 2017) Conductor: Paul Murphy The Royal Ballet School’s annual performance features an impressive mix of traditional and contemporary ballet, as a showcase for the prodigious talent of some of the best young dancers in the world.
  23. Videos of the new Nutcracker: https://www.instagram.com/p/BDoA1MDtaQw/?tagged=iolantacassenoisette https://www.instagram.com/p/BDlxTu9mi_9/?tagged=iolantacassenoisette https://www.instagram.com/p/BDn86vZtaYf/?tagged=iolantacassenoisette https://www.instagram.com/p/BDqh-EwlKMT/?taken-by=operadeparis https://www.instagram.com/p/BC-xXpVQVfW/?tagged=iolantacassenoisette
  24. I am glad to know the moving up of the spring season by 2 weeks seems to be permanent not just one-off this year to accommodate the Paris tour. Less overlap with ABT!
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