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  1. And here is the letter from SAB regarding (some of) the new leadership. Jonathan Stafford Appointed SAB Artistic Director February 28, 2019 Dear Friends of SAB, I am writing to share the momentous news that New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet have together selected Jonathan Stafford to be the new Artistic Director of both organizations. In addition, NYCB’s board voted to name Wendy Whelan to the newly created role of Associate Artistic Director at the C
  2. I just received the following letter from SAB, announcing Jon Stafford as Artistic Director of both NYCB and SAB, and Wendy Whelan as Associate Artistic Director of NYCB. Jonathan Stafford Appointed SAB Artistic Director February 28, 2019 Dear Friends of SAB, I am writing to share the momentous news that New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet have together selected Jonathan Stafford to be the new Artistic Director of both organizations. In addition, NYCB’s boar
  3. Two others who came out were Sascha Radetsky and Flavio Salazar (ex-ABT).
  4. Actually, Diamonds is on the master calendar as part of "Barber, Broadway and Balanchine" on May 3, May 5, and May 7. https://www.nycballet.com/Season-Tickets/18-19-Season-Page/Spring-2019.aspx
  5. Just a quick note about Adrian - he attended the Gala last night, and he looked great in his tuxedo, matching black walking boot, and contrasting silver crutches. We spoke to him briefly (right after he talked with Wendy Whelan, who also looked great), and he seemed in good spirits (considering his injury).
  6. Yes - and he and Tess Reichlen were shown in the opening film as shadowing / second cast for Maria and Adrian. So at least Russell didn’t have to learn the part at the last moment.
  7. Alastair Macaulay posted the complete text of Tess Reichlen’s speech on his Instagram page. This is the first part - click on MORE on Instagram to read the second part.
  8. From The NY Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/19/obituaries/arthur-mitchell-dead.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts&action=click&contentCollection=arts&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront
  9. Just noticed that Ramasar has been pulled from the Fall for Dance program 4, where he Tiler Peck, and Lil Buck were scheduled to dance a new version of Petrouchka. https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/2018-2019/FallforDance/
  10. 1. The company’s season doesn’t start until 1/23 (after Mr. B’s birthday, which was on 1/22). 2. The first Saturday in the season (1/27) has 2 all-Balanchine programs. 3. At 11 am on 1/27, there is a special program in the auditorium of NYST on Balanchine’s Apollo. The current description of the program (from NYCB’s website) is: “Join us as we explore the masterwork George Balanchine referred to as the “turning point” in his life: Apollo. Choreographed in 1928 for the Ballet Russes, Apollo is one of the oldest Balanchine ballets in NYCB’s repertory and the first major work create
  11. There is no reason to name a replacement at SAB, as Kay Mazzo is already “Co-Chairman of Faculty” (Peter was the other Co-Chairman), so all SAB has to do for now is to remove the “Co-“. Whenever NYCB names a new AD, the issue can be raised as to whether that individual should also take on SAB responsibilities.
  12. Just saw that Darcey Bussell has been named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2018 New Year’s Honduras list. See page 10 of the list. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/671148/NY18_Queens_List_-_Final_.pdf
  13. harpergroup

    Gomes and ABT

    How about Calvin Royal as replacement for one or two of Gomes’ dates?
  14. In re Jon Stafford - his sister Abi is still a principal with NYCB.
  15. Hoping that it does not come to the dismissal of Martins, I nevertheless toss another potential hat into the ring: Daniel Ulbricht, who is charismatic & young, has organized and toured his own group of dancers for years, and has raised money (ie, good with donors) for the American Cancer Society through his Dance Against Cancer benefits for over 7 years.
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