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  1. Wonderful analysis, pherank. In the Tanny documentary, there is a brief clip of La Valse showing the scene where Death confronts The Girl in White. The way Tanny dons the necklace, looks into the mirror and pours her beautiful arm into the black glove is simply stunning.
  2. Chereau's film "Queen Margot" is a favorite of mine. Rest in Peace, Monsieur Chereau.
  3. I have one (1) ticket available for the New York Film Festival screening of the documentary, "Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil LeClerq" on Sunday, October 13 at 6:00 PM in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 W. 65th St. The price of the ticket is $22.00 cash and I will meet the buyer at 5:00 PM on October 13, one hour prior to the screening. Please send me a private message if you are interested.
  4. How disappointing that both screenings of the Tanaquil Leclerq documentary at the NYFF are already sold out. Does anyone know when the film will be broadcast on PBS?
  5. On YouTube recently I found a performance of the Onegin Act 2 PDD with Cojacaru and Kobborg. Now the only video I can find is with 2 singing the opera duet over the dancing. Does anyone know where I can find it? It's a stunning performance filled with desperate passion and despair that is hard to match. Thanks in advance!
  6. No, it was the second lift just before Marcelo put Diana back on the slab that he bobbled. California, this is my reply to your post.
  7. This is the second time I've seen Vishneva and Gomes dance R&J. Am I the only one who saw that something was wrong with Marcelo? His dancing was elegant as always, but his technique didn't wow me the way it has in the past. I got the impression he might be injured. In the pas de deux at the tomb that final lift where he throws Diana into his arms there was a clear bobble. Marcelo recovered, but I thought for a split second that he might drop her. I feel bad for Marcelo -- he had an off night. Diana was exquisite last night. Powerful, poignant acting and seamless technique. She was riveting and showed in every moment what a complete artist she is. Their first curtain call was so moving. Diana, still in character, hugging Marcelo with her head on his shoulder. A magical moment! I hope someone captured that on their camera.
  8. Excellent question, abatt! Long ago, PBS stopped broadcasting ballet for lack of funding. ABT could rally it's wealthy donors to fund recorded performances for DVD release. McKenzie should push this diligently. Think of all the great work that could be available to the general public? Not only the magnificent Vishneva-Gomes partnership, but so many from the past, such as the Ferri-Bocca partnership -- their R&J, Giselle, Bayadere. The list goes on and on.
  9. Smirnova's Odette/Odile struck me as "cold" also. However, she's only 22 years old, possesses considerable technique and gorgeous port de bras/upper body movement. Watch her Nikiya Act I on You Tube and there it is. It's rare that a ballerina nails all the complexities of O/O on her first try. Let's give Smirnova time to grow and mature as an artist. She has the potential for greatness.
  10. Does Carnegie Hall still have containers of free Ricola drops on every level? I thought that was a great idea since the Ricola wrappers are waxy paper and make less noise that the crunch and crinkle of cellophane.
  11. Congrats to Olga for her Odette/Odile debut tomorrow. Looking forward to the reviews!
  12. First live ballet - Approximately 1971-72, NYCB's Nutcracker with Melissa Hayden as SPF. I vividly recall Act II being sheer magic. I was 5 or 6 years old and had never seen such beauty. When I became a balletomane - The 1979 PBS broadcast of ABT's Sleeping Beauty with Cynthia Gregory and Fernando Bujones.
  13. Thank you, Cristian! I love the aching, fragile poignancy of her early Giselle. One can see her developing her portrayal into the ABT Giselle she did with Baryshnikov in the late 70's.
  14. I know this is a tad biased because she's my cousin three times removed, but my nomination goes to Edith Wharton.
  15. Tatiana Terekhova was a distinguished Myrtha but never danced Giselle, right? A great ballerina for sure but too strong for Giselle.
  16. So well said, Cristian. What's happened at the Bolshoi is so monstrous and mindboggling. I still can't wrap my head around it.
  17. Terribly sad news. RIP, Miss Tallchief. Thank you, Mme. Hermine, for posting the "Firebird" clip. Whenever I think of Maria Tallchief, this magical clip pops into my mind.
  18. I'll be buying single tickets at The Met this Sunday, 3/24. The box office opens at 10 AM and I plan to arrive in the morning. What time should I get to the theatre when the line is short? Thanks!
  19. I'll also be in line on 3/24 starting at 10 if anyone wants to meet up.
  20. Thank you rg and aurora for finding it. It's been over 20 years since I last read it and my copy is long gone. Please refresh my memory, is it a good book?
  21. In the late 70's, I was in a local New Jersey bookstore and came across a book titled "Ballerinas". The cover had a photo of Patricia McBride in mid jump wearing a long gray-mauve tutu. The book contained profiles of dancers and had a special final chapter on up and coming younger dancers, including Kyra Nichols and Nadezhda Pavlova. Is "Ballerinas" still in print? Thank you, all!
  22. Amen to that, Helene. DDL has always been handsome, but I think he's never looked more stunning than now.
  23. Thank you for this precious, glorious clip, Cristian! Mme Karsavina, we'll never see your like again.
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