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  1. I may have missed the topic - anybody see the Innovation program this week? Any thoughts? tigger
  2. La ronde, anyone? Or is that more jaded than erotic? I've never seen the ballet The Lesson but Ionesco's play was not even remotely sexy. The professor is seriously disturbed, but not in that way. I wonder where this journalist is getting his or her facts from?
  3. I thought she went by Suki before joining NYCB? At least, Joan Brady always calles her Suki in her autobiography and doesn't say anything about the name change. There's an interesting perspective of Ms Schorer in the Unmaking of a Dancer. The two went to school together in San Francisco, both ballet and academic, and eventually ended up in New York together.
  4. Chan Hon Goh is expecting, and will be taking time off this season. She's going to be returning in time for the 2006/7 season. Link to media release below: http://www.national.ballet.ca/Media/showPr...p?id=20050909-1 "Principal Dancer Chan Hon Goh Expecing her First Child" ps. sorry about my last attempt to post this
  5. I was surprised by the low-key treatment too. There was more in the media about Italian Straw Hat than about Lamy's retirement. It's too bad her last performance was on Mother's Day, because many people would have already made other plans. Last year Rex Harrington got a large picture on the front of the Arts and Entertainment page when he retired... although as I recall, his last performance was also a Sunday afternoon? Also, why can't the company afford to keep one of their biggest stars when they have the money to expand the company when they move in 2006? It's sad. I saw her on Thursd
  6. I saw the Sat evening perfomance, I'm glad I finally got to see Cinderella. It was very very enjoyable, thoroughly absorbing. The whole left side of the orchestra section was practically empty though. I was expecting it to sell out too. I am curious why Molina was called in as a replacement. Has he danced Kudelka's version before? Wouldn't it have been easier to train one of the other soloists, or something? (Unless they're all busy on the other two spring programs)
  7. Paquita's review -- this link should take you there. (And what a thoughtful review it was too!) It's from spring of 2002, for some reason I thought The Contract was created last year.
  8. :shhh: psst moderators! just wondering why this post (about national ballet of canada) is in the cuban forum... i mean, political relations are friendly and all, but still... (feel free to delete this post if inappropriate).
  9. I'm back! There wasn't much dance to see, after all. I saw the Fonteyn exhibit--small, but very nice. There were short video clips of her at the barre (and talking), Romeo and Juliet, etc, lots of pictures and clippings, and actual costumes and evening wear. One of the more interesting pictures was a series of twelve photos showing mime. I got an access card but didn't have time to watch anything. Movin' out was too expensive, sadly, but at least Hairspray is playing up here. I also took two (ballet) classes, and one of them had a most amazing accompanist! He played concert-worthy repe
  10. Oh, goody, more (cheap) things to do! Well, I'm heading out tomorrow morning. Thank you all so much for your help.
  11. Thanks for those calendars, Alexandra. They're exactly what I'm looking for. I don't know about that experimental program, hmm...maybe... but I'll definitely look into that exhibit, NextStage. Republican Convention? Horror of horrors. (Reminder to self: read newspaper before planning trips.) I have a question about museums, actually. Do they accept (Canadian) university student cards as proof of student status? Or ISIC (international student identity cards) ? Another thought--are there still any bookstores that specialize in dance? I remember reading about one that went out of busines
  12. gracey, you're so lucky to have seen Ogden's Aurora! Leigh--you're welcome! Writing it down helps me remember what I saw ;) Reading Paquita's review made me wonder: what makes a good Aurora? To me, Greta Hodgkinson on Tuesday was good, but not spectacular (my apologies to any of her admirers out there, it might have been the bad seats). My main quibble is that when she looked down at her hand during the balances, that made them look difficult.
  13. Hi, I'm not sure where to post this because it's not really about any specific ballet company, and a search under "new york city performances" turned up 7,000 posts... I'm going to be in NYC next week (Weds Sept 1-Sat Sept 4) and, well, how can one visit the dance mecca of North America and not do something dance-related? However, it looks like neither NYCB nor ABT are performing (so much for cheap student tickets, darn). Dance Theater of Harlem's schedule doesn't go beyond July. 1. Does anyone know of any performances during that time? Ballet preferably, but I love modern/contemporary t
  14. The third and last feature on the programme was excerpts from Nureyev's "Sleeping Beauty." We saw the fairies bestowing gifts, from the prologue; the rose adagio; the pussycats; the bluebird pdd; and the wedding pdd. A quick glance at the program notes shows that Ormsby Wilkins will not be conducting on Thursday (rather, Norman Reintamm). I noticed before the show that even with the more delicate Vaughan Williams, Mr. Wilkins was putting his head and whole upper body into the conducting. But I digress. The fairies in their gorgeous tutus and silly feathered headpieces were: Tanya Howard,
  15. Next up on the programme was "there, below," a shorter Kudelka work (from 1989). I had seen it already last season and loved it. The music was "Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis" by Ralph vaughn Williams, primarily strings, and has a transcendental quality. The costumes were unfortunate for such a chilly evening--nude unitards/tights (gold coloured, with the lighting), with wavy fronds of sparkly blue-green. Very otherworldly. "there, below" has many slow, sustained passages, like wading through water, like stretching out time. According to an old programme, some of the poses are take
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