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  1. Ms. Holmes set some parts of Laurencia for my daughter's ballet school this year. The students enjoyed working with her a great deal, and the performances I saw were lovely! I hadn't ever heard of this ballet before; when I looked it up I saw that it was based on the play Fuente Ovejuna? Is this correct? I remember having to read this play many years ago when I was in University and studying in Spain......... m2
  2. I was just wondering the same thing myself, Millie. Hopefully someone "in the know" will respond soon! m2
  3. Guess I'd better book my travel now! m2
  4. I have to say Gilles took the night for me. Most of the others not really worthy of a second look from this viewer. m2
  5. Thanks for posting Paquita! I am more than ready for the competition, though am disappointed the Royal Ballet isn't making an appearance this year. That said, my tickets are purchased and waiting!! m2
  6. Drat!!! Won't be in Ontario that weekend!!
  7. The National Ballet of Canada performed this in the spring of 2008; it was part of a mixed program. I was really looking forward to it, and it had been advertised widely....in the end, it was not my favourite piece of the evening....for me, it was a bit too much like musical theatre - which I can go elsewhere to see. Just my personal opinion......... m2
  8. We had a conversation over the course of the event over on the sister site, Ballet Talk for dancers...so, a few of us also watched! mom2
  9. It was a wonderful show indeed volcanohunter, thank you so much for the heads up!! mom2
  10. Marga, Do you know if they are planning something in Toronto this year? I always enjoy going, so will cross my fingers. m2
  11. Just saw the show - thanks again to volcanohunter for the reminder! I enjoyed it very much - quite a few bits of history that I didn't know, and some wonderful archival footage. m2
  12. Thanks for this volcanohunter! I have heard that this documentary is quite well done, so will look forward to watching! m2
  13. Amazing links - thank you so much! What talented boys, and what an amazing opportunity!! m2
  14. Muchas gracias CarolinaM, It was a wonderful article!!! m2
  15. Thank you for starting this thread. I realized the other day that the competition was this week, there didn't seem to be anything on the Varna IBC website - hopefully we'll hear some news shortly! m2
  16. thanks for reminding me. Haven't gotten tickets yet, but would really love to attend. m2
  17. Congratulations to the dancers from Canada!!! (ok, well to all the new dancers, but as I live in Canada, a special congratulations!!!) m2
  18. WHAT a roster! This will be a fantastic company!! (even without Carlos Lopez, who I saw recently in Toronto and loved!) I can't tell you how nice it is to finally see these names in print!! Now, I will just need to plan a trip to Spain! Muchas Gracias, CarolinaM!!
  19. I remember seeing a list of countries that dancers hail from, but I don't think I ever saw a list of dancers names. Hopefully it won't be long now - I've been patient, but it's been such a long time now since those auditions! m2
  20. yes, there was a link to the ABT announcement last week or so, I believe. I was lucky enough to see Daniil Simkin last night in the Stars of the 21st Century Gala in Toronto. All I can say about Mr Simkin is...........WOW!!!!
  21. Thank you so much!! Will try to be patient for the formal announcement! m2
  22. Thank you for the report! Any word on the competition results? m2
  23. Finished the book this weekend. Would NOT recommend it as a travel partner - much too heavy, too big to fit in briefcase with computer! I did enjoy the book, yet I probably know so little about ballet compared to the rest of you. It was a good education and history lesson for me! As for the discussions re sexuality, perhaps they are pertinent given the cause of his death, and the period of time his diagnosis came - it was (according to the book) very eary days in the awareness and treatment of HIV. Regarding more practical matters such as readability (if that is in fact a word), as others have noted there is a incredible amount of detail. At times this was quite fascinating, at others frustrating as dates or times of year get fuzzy in some portions of the book. Trying to keep track of it all is a bit exhausting even with the best of intentions. Since I live in Canada, I had hoped for a little more detail in the portions of the book relating to RN's association with the NBOC - no such luck. Clearly the impact of that association was greater for the Canadians than for RN and the trajectory of his life.
  24. I will be in Montreal this weekend - NOT one of the chosen venues.
  25. I could never find the women's Long Program here - I too was frustrated with the TV coverage and (lack of) announcements about what little coverage there was. On Friday night they showed the same thing two or three times - would have preferred a bit of variety. In fact, I never did see the free dance of the Canadian silver medalists, although I'm quite proud of their accomplishments. Seems like it's been a pretty good year for Canada! Back to the coverage - we did have great announcers here in Canada - Tracy Wilson (former ice dancer) and Kurt Browning. m2
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