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  1. I tip my hat again to PA Ballet for their Resilience digital program! "And So It Is" wasn't my cup of tea, but it was nice to see Jermel Johnson. So Jung Shin stole the spotlight in "Polyphonia." "Raymonda Suite" looked beautiful -- set, costumes, lighting. I found Dayesi Torriente mesmerizing in the clapping variation (my least favorite of Raymonda's solos).  "Allegro Brillante" was the best of the mixed bill. The dynamic between Mayara Piniero (vibrant) and Zecheng Liang (cool) made for a fantastic partnership.


  2. On 3/28/2021 at 3:36 PM, nanushka said:

    Balanchine's one-act Swan Lake, performed by Ballet Chicago:



    Thank you, nanushka! Had not seen Balanchine's ballet before. His version seemed more atmospheric than dramatic: no mention/chance of Odette's spell being broken; Siegfried left alone in despair at dawn. The groupings and patterns of the swan maidens were quite lovely.

  3. On 9/10/2020 at 2:12 PM, canbelto said:



    Program to include Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, “The Unanswered Question” from Ivesiana, and excerpts from Symphony in C, Liebeslieder Walzer, Episodes, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto.


    The All Balanchine program knocked it out of the park IMO!! I had a smile on my face almost from start to finish. Episodes and Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux were my favorite performances. 🥰

  4. 38 minutes ago, California said:

    Am I the only person who hasn't received the Pennsylvania Ballet access password? I registered Friday morning, again Friday before the performance, and just now. I have bought many tickets. I have made significant donations the last three years. I think something is seriously screwed up in their system. I just sent e-mail to the two people who seem to handle individual donors/members. And yes, I have been checking my spam and trash files. Anybody else having the same problem?

    I received mine about 4:45pm yesterday, which for some reason arrived in my promotions folder...

  5. On 6/6/2020 at 6:12 PM, Helene said:

    A heads up that Dance Theatre of Harlem's Giselle is streaming tonight (Saturday, June 6) at 8pm EDT, 5pm PDT from Dance Theatre of Harlem's Facebook and YouTube channels:



    What a groundbreaking and amazing production! (I only knew of Creole Giselle from books and photos.) Ms Johnson was sublime. Ms Graves commanding and effortless. The whole company was magnificent (loved all the children in act 1). Costumes and sets stunning. The orchestra excellent. This version featured the most emotional act 2 I've seen; Giselle repeatedly pleading for Albert's life, even weeping at one point.  I was breathless. BRAVO DTH!!!

  6. 12 minutes ago, rkoretzky said:

    The website is unclear. It states that he programs will be available for streaming for a limited time but doesn’t give any further details. The programs disappear from the calendar on the website so you can’t find them that way. I found MND on YouTube but I’d like to know for sure that they will all show up there. Can anyone shed light? 

    it’s a terrific lineup. I have some other meetings this week. 😟

    Lincoln Center's twitter account has tweets for the first two programs which include YouTube links (CARMEN.maquia and A Midsummer Night's Dream).  Hopefully they will continue to tweet each program with links to view them. I, too, wasn't able to find anything about how long the non-NYCB programs will be available after they are first streamed. 

  7. 7 hours ago, Rosa said:

    From English National Ballet


    Just finished Act I and was really struck by it. Beautiful waltz, lovely pas de trois, the dance of the goblets had me smiling. Wolfgang felt like a full-fledged character, his relationship with the prince endearing. (His reaction to being asked if he wanted to come with Siegfried to hunt was adorable!) Isaac's Siegfried was quite boyish and young before his mother turned everything upside down. The set and lighting was stunning, particularly during his solo, the stage going from dusk to night. I've seen many Act I Siegfried solos, yet never before had his restlessness, unidentifiable yearning felt so tangible.

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