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Amy Reusch

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    balletomane, videographer, formerly serious now recreational student
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  1. https://youtu.be/egGp1bWjU5Q The schedule is now up! But, I'm having a hard time making out when in NY time each company will stream? https://worldballetday.com (Scroll down to see the schedule)
  2. There is no news in the regular press yet? It seems strange...
  3. So very saddened by this news... I always thought it would be so wonderful to go on one of her tours... had no idea we could lose her so soon!!
  4. Jacques... never spoke down to us... always giving... so much energy and elegance as a dancer, and always a dancer, full of curiosity and fascination... and a superb partner.... I used to think his hands affectatious until someone pointed out that Balanchine held his hands that way... and a producer, he was always bring talent together. if only he were not so unique.... the world could use so many more like him.
  5. The silence and the look in their eyes is deafening.... may the live audience return soon...
  6. I wonder if it were Tamisha Guy? She seems to be tagged here: (not an instagram person myself) https://www.instagram.com/p/B0KO_EbgFfT/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
  7. So sorry to hear this. Her classes at Purchase were fascinating, particularly Post Modern Dance History and Performance Art.
  8. Oh wow, he asked permission, was demied, and did it anyway! Shows something of his personality!
  9. Yes, in this slow time, the silver lining is perhaos more time to read. Was it Perrot who sued Petipa (and won!) for intellectual property theft, or was it St. Leon? I think Perrot? Wishes she had the books in hand... [edited to add] it was Perrot. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/11/arts/dance/looking-for-the-real-petipa-in-classical-ballets.html
  10. Good to know... Ratmansky has been good, I believe, in carrying the story. I don't get to see much these days, but in the little I have seen has been brushing up of old classics, he's done an excellent job with telling the story...
  11. That is still a long ballet... Romeo & Juliet carries two hours... is the story strong enough to hold the audience that long?
  12. A lot of "flu" going 'round... perhaps someone was under the weather in the program proofing department...
  13. My daughter went with a crowd from BU's honors college opening night and they all adored the Forsythe and Glass Pieces. I was surpised Agon was less well received, but I think their ears and eyes have been more trained for the other two... Remembe back when the repetitiveness of Philip Glass & Steve Reich was controversial? This generation grew up with that style of music as soundtracks for movies and tv advertisements (different sure, but more similar than 12 tone) And the Forsythe sure speaks to the Instagram generation. Balanchine's Agon lines are best delivered clean cool and with stillness. Not made to be punched or muddled. The timing is tricky... as is the movement intention... if there is no reach in the extension because it came so very easily, perhaps it misses a subtle dramatic quality... and yet if the reach is over emphasized, the sophistication is lost. Decades ago PA Ballet used to do a killer Agon, but the dancers had the advantage of being closer in time to the originsators. Not sure what the answer was, but I imagine the casting makes a difference. I don,t have my program handy (which oddly had the wrong cast anyway, but I wrote down the corrections) but some of the dancers seemed better in it than others... who looked like they were doing Rubies or Forsythe or Elo perhaps... the muscle memory must be so close in some of those movements! I remember liking the blonde dancer in the pas de trois. The toss somehow did not quite hit it though. And there were some strange overly fay wrists in some sections that I don't remember having that quality in other productions... bent, sure, but not flipped.
  14. So very post modernist, it interests me that Robbins tried his hand at that... I see more Balanchine descent in Forsythe than in Tharp.
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