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  1. Quote from a book review: In the same year that Macfarlane was first shown the Peat Glossary of Lewis, the philological turnstile was cranked into action for a new updated edition of The Oxford Junior Dictionary. Words deemed irrelevant to a 21st-century childhood were removed from the dictionary, while other new coinages gained admission in their place. When people began to grow alarmed by the deletions from the new edition, Oxford University Press was forced to release a list of words that had been removed. Among them were: ash, beech, bluebell, buttercup, cowslip, cygnet, dandelion, fern,
  2. Documentary: El Sistema: Music to Change Life. (available on Amazon) Also... Crescendo: The Power of Music -- about an El Sistema inspired program in Philadelphia. http://www.crescendofilmdoc.com/
  3. Karsavina's brother was exiled from Russia by Lenin.... Quote from The Philosophy Steamer: Lenin and the Exile of the Intelligentsia by Lesley Chamberlain, page 114 Lev Karsavin had what could only be called a bizarre experience face to face with his interrogator. His sister Tamara, already world-famous as a ballet dancer, recalled the story he told her when they re-met 'after years of separation'. He told me of an incident that had happened during his prison days. In the night he was awakened and summoned before the Cheka. These nocturnal examinations were particularly ominous and
  4. Thank you to everyone who dedicates so much of their time to keep this site thriving.
  5. Further link: Dance Is Like Thought: Helen Keller Visits Martha Graham’s Studiohttp://www.brainpickings.org/2012/10/22/helen-keller-martha-graham/?utm_content=buffer45530&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
  6. Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty: a film by Jeffrey Ruoff In the 1970s, at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA, four male athletes joined a dance class. Their collaborative work led to the creation of Pilobolus and the transformation of modern dance. Pilobolus eschewed the bright lights of Manhattan and settled in rural Connecticut. On the eve of its fortieth anniversary, internationally-renowned, Pilobolus returns to New Hampshire for a Dartmouth-commissioned premiere of a collaboration with cartoonist Art Spiegelman. Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty focuses on the company’s lifecycl
  7. I think this is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7irDmS3eig
  8. Lisa Bolte on the mad scene by Behind Ballet, 6 March 2015When I was preparing Giselle for the first time, Maina put me in touch with Svetlana Beriosova, one of the great Giselles, and she talked to me on the phone for two hours, going through every step of the mad scene. She talked about weaving a pattern on the ground with the sword, making the sign of the snake, representing evil. http://www.behindballet.com/lisa-bolte-on-the-mad-scene/
  9. Does anyone have an opinion on the quality of these dvds? Restoration drama: bringing Bolshoi ballets back to life By John Naughton, 01 December 2014, The Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/culture/russian-ballet-collection/11263989/restoration-drama-bolshoi-ballet-technology.html The Russian Ballet Collection http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/culture/russian-ballet-collection/
  10. Sailors Dance - Moiseyev Dance Companyhttp://youtu.be/RP1hUbihxDI?list=UUXgs_Hw-0iBLwzAdb1z4aaQ
  11. Vasiliev and Maximova in Rehearsal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsmOQ7TMrwg
  12. Ballet Music: A Handbook by Matthew Naughtin (the music librarian of the San Francisco Ballet orchestra) Part 1 -- How Ballet Works Part 2 -- Repertoire and Reference http://www.amazon.com/Ballet-Music-Handbook-Finders/dp/0810886596 From Amazon: Musicians who work professionally with ballet and dance companies sometimes wonder if they haven’t entered a foreign country—a place where the language and customs seem so utterly familiar and so bafflingly strange at the same. To someone without a dance background, phrases and terms--boy’s variation, pas d’action, apothéose—simp
  13. From the CFA website: BROWSER COMPATIBILITY Having trouble getting your video to load and play? First troubleshooting step is to try a new web browser. Our streaming videos work best in Google Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer web browsers. This is because our streaming videos have a customized H.264 codec and these browsers best handle this format. http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/search-instructions
  14. Desert Island Discs, Radio 4 08 June 2014 Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the ballerina Tamara Rojo Ballerina, Artistic Director at the English National Ballet http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/castaway/8a498cbc#b045xz2k
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    Dear Leonid, I was hoping it was you. I have missed your posts. Glad you are back
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