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  1. Yes. He was fantastic. One of my ballet friends was surprised to hear that it was his debut. The famous entrechat six series was very strong to the end.
  2. Thanks! Do you know if the brochure is on line and/or what date the tickets go on sale? Last year it was early September (I bought tickets and then the performance was cancelled because of the gilets jaunes protests.)
  3. Hi all. I don't see any mention either above or at the official Opera site about the school demonstrations, which are typically in December. A post at Balletcoforum (?) indicates dates of Dec 15 and 21-22. Has anyone else seen this info and/or have any suggestions?
  4. koshka

    Nina Kaptsova

    I don't know the ins and outs, but she's been a standout on the Bolshoi's visits to DC--she is an unusually light and musical dancer--and so I hope we'll still see her performing one way or another.
  5. I would like to think that the suspension was pending further review of the case, and that if the allegations are borne out, that there would be much more than a suspension.
  6. Unpaid Saturday parking is still available in the area, though you might have to walk an extra block or two or do a bit more scouting. ;-) What I find more frustrating is the high rate of broken/nonfunctional parking meters or pay stations, which makes the parking effectively unavailable even if one is willing to pay the $2.30/hr.
  7. Unfortunately what you are expressing is the "Can't you take a joke?" attitude. Women (and men) in professional settings should not have to put up with these "jokes" when they're not really jokes (as in, the object doesn't find them funny, or they imply some damage to the object's career prospects if they don't act as if it's funny. It's the same as with other "jokes" (ethnic, etc)--yes, one could fire back, but it's tiresome and juvenile and degrading. ...and now I am thankful that I work in a quite boring agency where people don't feel so..."free".
  8. Alertniks: I have a spare ticket to the Thurs night performance. I have a pair of tickets G108/G109 (right behind the conductor). I will be using one. Typically I'd exchange one for a different performance, but since the run is sold out, I am out of luck. Please PM me if you would like it and we'll figure it out. k
  9. So here are a few answers to my own question. Yes, it is possible to attend. Tickets are sold through a Bulgarian ticket service (not unlike Ticketmaster) and it seems that it would be difficult to get tickets using a US credit card. (I got lucky and had some friends help me out with getting the tickets in Bulgaria.) It might be that there's really no reason to go through the hassle of getting tickets in advance--I'll update after I see the scene from Varna. Suggestions and any other information would still be most welcome!
  10. <Sigh> As of today, no indication of a NY tour stop--only the California stop is mentioned on their site: http://www.mikhailovsky.ru/en/afisha/tours/the_mikhailovsky_theatre_on_tour_in_usa_2016/
  11. Hi all. I am considering going to Varna for the competition this year. Has anyone gone, and is it possible to attend the performances?
  12. Kondaurova did clearer entrechats quatre. Kolegova looked like she was attempting them, but got only a wiggle. Skorik did changements. ;-) It was a lovely run. Agree that Skorik looked better in the Friday show. Wish I had had time to meet everyone. On to NYCB next week!
  13. Sightlines: I am a fan of the front row even though sometimes feet disappear. Theo is right that for feet you should go for the 4th row or further back. Note that with orchestra the front row is typically row G, so fourth row would be J or higher. My second-favorite place is around rows R-T--just behind the break between the front and rear orchestra. I find the tiers to be too far away, but YMMV.
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