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  1. rg

    4T 1964

    if you mean this video noted below as recorded ca. 1961 here's how it's listed in the NYPL catalog: Le New York City Ballet [videorecording] / a production of Radio-Canada ; choreography by George Balanchine. [ca. 1961] Telecast on L'heure du concert, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. : Performed by the New York City Ballet. : Four temperaments / music, Paul Hindemith; leading roles performed by Carol Sumner, William Weslow, Marnee Morris, Earle Sieveling, Suki Schorer and Ramon Segarra (Theme); Richard Rapp with Kay Mazzo and Bettijane Sills (Phlegmatic); Patricia Wilde and Anthony Blum (Sanguinic); Arthur Mitchell (Melancholic); Patricia Neary (Choleric)
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    Nutcracker 2018

    here's the historic photo mentioned above
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    Nutcracker 2018

    actually acc'd to RJWiley the slide is referred to in notations from the original 1892 production as "a reika" (sometimes translated as a "lath") - RJW says: "After breaking the last pose to the preceding section, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her prince move 'to the reika' at the rear of the stage. Then they traverse the stage 'on the reika' from the audience's let to its right." Balanchine's blocking reworks this, but the device he uses makes reference to this 1892 moment. The familiar photo of Gerdt's prince and Nikitina's Sugar Plum where the former wisks the latter along on a gossamer scarf is thought to show something of how this worked. Peter Wright's Royal Ballet production attempted to recreate the "gliding on a scarf" effect but it was short lived. If mem. serves this photo has been posted on this side at some point.
  4. indeed, one of the few programs to be had last night at the Beacon listed Nicholas Palmquist as performing "The prince" (December 15). after Gomes's name the dates December 7, 8 and 14 were given.
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    Nutcracker 2018

    the following names are indicated as "Apprentice" in the opening NUTx program: LaJeromeny Brown, Jules Mabie, Davide RIccardo (Mice); Lauren Collett, Lily-Frances Cosgrove, Uma Deming (The Snowflakes); Lauren Collett, again, Lily-Frances Cosgrove, again, Jules Mabie, again, (Hot Chocolate); Naomi Corti, Uma Demng, again, Ally Helman and Lily Zerivitz (Flowers)
  6. if mem. serves it was Nureyev, for the Royal Ballet, who re-ordered the variations of the 3 Shades; i think Makarova's order keeps the sequence of the solos as traditionally given in St.Petersburg/Leningrad.
  7. F.Y.I. scan of miscellaneous news photo of Robbins assessing the costuming on an unidentified dancer in his BALLETS: U.S.A., presumably in an Irene Sharaff design for THE CONCERT, with Saul Steinberg's backdrop in the background, which was commissioned in 1958 by the Festival For Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy for the company's presentation of the 1956 Chopin ballet.
  8. Rose Anne Thom, dance writer, historian, and teacher, primarily at Sarah Lawrence College, died on Saturday, July 21st, according to a former student of hers. For a fair number of years, Rose Anne was regular reviewer at DANCE MAGAZINE. There are tentative plans to celebrate Rose Anne's life in the fall.
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    ABT 2018 Swan Lake

    at the Saturday matinee SWAN LAKE Copeland did a manège of successive chaîné turns alternating with piqué turns.
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    "Harlequinade" 2018.

    the second costume for La Bonne Fée was there in all 5 perfs. that i saw, unless i'm mistaken: it appears after she 'transforms' from her notary garb. as for which costume was worn for the curtain calls each time i can't say. the two attendant fairies in pink are there in act 1 but only one is in attendance after the transformation from notary to fairy in act 2; the roster of children numbers 33 in the house program, so perhaps by act two there aren't 2 children to spare as good fairy attendants for the final act.
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    "Harlequinade" 2018.

    Thanks, CH re: Petipa's first Bonne Fée in MILLIONS, Anna Petrovna Urakova, here's an undated photocard of her in an unidentified role.
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    "Harlequinade" 2018.

    perhaps worth noting/recalling that excerpts from Balanchine's HARLEQUINADE, including some of the dances he arranged for children, were included in BARYSHNIKOV AT THE WHITE HOUSE, as noted in the NYPL cat: Baryshnikov at the White House 1979. Performance by Mikhail Baryshnikov with Patricia McBride and Heather Watts telecast by WNET from the East Room of the White House, February 25, 1979. Choreography: George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Host: Edward Villella. Duet from Harlequinade (13 min.): Choreography by Balanchine, music by Riccardo Drigo, performed by Baryshnikov and McBride, with students from the Washington School of Ballet. also worth noting that Balanchine's little Harlequins in both acts 1 and 2 were all "male" harlequins but danced by girl students.
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    "Harlequinade" 2018.

    the dismemberment of the dummy limbs of Harlequin is definitely a part of Balanchine's staging and perhaps even of Gusev's...
  14. if mem. serves when in the past SAB has performed LA SOURCE at its Workshop the first pas de deux was not included in the staging.
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    "Harlequinade" 2018.

    Anna Petrovna Urakova danced the role of La Bonne Fée in 1900