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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
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  1. Thanks to all who are keeping us up to date on what is available. Particular thanks to Sofiabn today for the alert about the Perm Opera Ballet production of La Bayadere. Lovely! Is it just me or are these companies crazy for putting these out there free of charge? We're in a pandemic induced arts crisis and I would cheerfully pay to see any of these as I do for Bolshoi in Cinema and the Met Opera movie theatre transmissions. Learn from the newspapers - DON'T GIVE AWAY YOUR CONTENT! In the meantime, I'll be thankful for the entertainment and to all of you for keeping me up on wha
  2. Thank you, Drew and Abatt. The $$ is not really the issue, but hope somebody will pick up my tix at half price or whatever. Hate seeing a ballet seat go empty and just sick that I'm not in it!
  3. Unfortunately, due to a detached retina, I cannot get on an airplane for 10 weeks. ARRGGH. I have single tickets for NYCB Swan Lake, Friday, Saturday nights, 2/14, 2/15 and a ticket for the Sunday afternoon performance of ABT Giselle, 2/16. All tickets can be emailed as a PDF. Original price listed but happy to take any price. Just had to unload Hamilton Tix too! Lesson learned Buy travel insurance! February 14 NYCB Second Tier, seat B9 $108 February 15 NYCB Second Tier, seat A22 $108 February 16, ABT, Kennedy Center, DC - Orchestra, aisle seat Y2 $109
  4. Yes, it's Broadway, but it's also ballet. Great chance to see Robert Fairchild in an incredible performance. Check for movie theatres near you at this website. https://www.anamericaninpariscinema.com/
  5. Hope you are right. I have tickets to her DQ performance but having seen her completely blow her La Bayadere shades role and transmit her disappointment via face and body language, probably all the way to the family circle, I'm not as confident as you.
  6. Okay - saw it Friday night - LOVED IT. No it's not a night at the ballet, but the totally infectious enthusiasm of Fairchild and Cope swept me away. The audience loved it. However, because it's more dance than musical, I fear for how long a run it will have. I'm a total sucker for dancers who love to dance and manage to transmit that to the audience - Fairchild and Cope did that. Yes, the book is weak and the show relies on the magic of Gershwin's music - I can nitpick it to death, but, honest to God, I'd go see it again tomorrow.
  7. As far as I’m concerned, ABT’s fundraising went off the rails several years ago. I had been an annual donor for at least twenty years, but I quit when it was no longer of ANY benefit to ME (selfish, I know, but I live on a librarian’s salary, not a trust fund). They used to send advance mailings to donors that allowed them to buy tickets AHEAD of the general public – very advantageous to those of us who love ballet, but live a thousand miles from New York. Now, priority is given to those buying subscriptions. I would love to buy tickets to 3 performances, all two to three weeks apart, but
  8. I'm way behind on this report, having seen it two weeks ago today. Loved it - such an imaginative production - sets, costumes, acting - music not particularly memorable..... Tiler Peck was magnificent. We already know she lights up the stage as a dancer, but she held her own while appearing with three Tony award winning actors ( a chance to hear the glorious voice of Rebecca Luker again!). Rather surprised by the mixed reviews from Washington Post and NY Times. I SO hope this transfers to Broadway and finds an audience - it's such a unique show. I realize passion for ballet is VERY limi
  9. Thanks, Natalia, for your report. Very excited about seeing this on Sunday, Nov. 16th - circling by Washington on my way home after seeing the Mikhailovsky in New York this coming Thursday and Friday. I'll post my take on Little Dancer when I get back.
  10. Forget what I said about missing her final performance. Hell, it's only money - so what if going to New York 3 times in 3 months is a bit excessive. Love the city - 2nd greatest city in the world, behind Paris - and I haven't seen a retirement performance since Martine van Hamel's Swan Lake at the Met, God know's how many years ago. It was a very special evening. I hope Jaffe's injuries won't ruin the Met season for her. (Special thanks to the nearly bankrupt airline industry for offering such ridiculously cheap airfares between Florida and NYC.) Kristen
  11. Have been a huge Jaffe fan since I first saw her 22 years ago. I was blindsided by the announcement. I thought, given the current quality of her dancing, that we would see her for a few more years. I'm just sick that I can't see her final performance. Kristen
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