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  1. 6 months before Balanchine created THEME AND VARIATIONS for Ballet Theatre with Alicia Alonso and Igor Youskevitch, DANCE MAGAZINE featured them on its cover in the company's then 4-year-old staging of his APOLLO, with designs by Karinska. both ballets, as it turns out, are in ABT's repertory in the month of Alonso's death. (the muses alongside Alonso's Terpsichore are Nora Kaye as Polyhymina and Barbara Fallis as Calliope)
  2. ballet photographer and historian, particularly of Russian ballet, especially of Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet, died on June 15, 2019. She also had an abiding interest in the Gershwin brothers and in Vivian Leigh. the NYPL lists her book of Bolshoi Ballet photographs thus: The Bolshoi Ballet / photos. by Judy Cameron ; introd. and notes by Walter Terry. 1st ed. New York : Harper & Row, [1975] 178 p. : chiefly ill. ; 25 cm. Icon editions. "A Helene Obolensky Enterprises, inc., book."
  3. if memory serves, I believe that Morris was married at one point to a musicIan connected to TeIji Ito, who composed the score for Jerome Robbins's WATERMILL, or perhaps i'm just recalling that Morris once played with ensemble when WATERMILL was performed at the NYSTheater, or perhaps i'm miles off... since writing the above the following information has come in from a one-time colleague of Marnee Morris's: <<Marnee was married twice. First to fellow NYCB dancer Roger Peterson and then later to Teiji, and had a baby with him.>> no dates were given.
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    Henry Danton

    i am in sometime touch with HD, so i can copy and paste this text and send it along to him. do you want me to wait for the contact info. before forwarding this message along to him?
  5. The originator of the "alphabetical" rendering of the classical ballet lexicon was Erika Goodman.
  6. The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts might be able to help here. JRDD has any number of Swope photos in its digital file, see this link: https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/ good luck,
  7. what is the subject of the ON POINT article? sometimes ABT press kits included copies of ON POINT articles in its press kits for individual ballets...
  8. ON POINT was an in-house publication by American Ballet Theatre, it lasted any number of years, but has since ceased publication: it seemed to have been distributed to donors and/or ABT subscribers; and was not otherwise available for sale or subscription. I imagine ABT may have a complete set archived but i don't know if anyone in the org. is available to handle requests for photocopying particular parts of particular issues. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts may have archived copies, but that's only a guess...
  9. in reference to the "throws" in SCOTCH SYMPHONY, all the Balanchine Catalog says is: << The daring throw of the ballerina by four men into the arms of the highlander, simulating the flight by wires of the Romantic age, was later eliminated in favor of placing her in his arms.>> thus no date given. I recall longtime NYCB-goer Edward Gorey's once noting in conversation that after a mishap with the move that left Maria Tallchief flat on top of a collapsed Erik Bruhn, the throws were no longer done. this being a memory of the past, of course, there's a chance EG's recollection was faulty.
  10. regarding the Scherzo of WESTERN SYMPHONY, Balanchine himself dropped the movement in 1960 until this death. for the American Music Festival in 1988 it was reinstated, for Kyra NIchols if mem. serves, but it didn't remain reinstated for long. there doesn't appear to be any official statement as to why Balanchine dropped the movement, he wasn't one to much explain his decisions.
  11. the following from NYCB's press dept: <<due to injury, Tiler Peck and Abi Stafford will be both be replaced in their performances this week. (We’re not sure beyond this week.) Tonight, in Pictures at an Exhibition, Lauren King will make her debut (originally scheduled for Thursday, and replacing Stafford) and Indiana Woodward will replace Tiler Peck. In Oltremare, Brittany Pollack will debut, replacing Tiler Peck.>>
  12. There is no Ruby traditionally in The Sleeping Beauty; there is one Peter Martins' staging for NYCB, he changed the names of the pas de quatre of precious stones and metal - originally Gold, Silver, Sapphire and Diamond. NYCB's staging of this quartet uses the names of Gold, Emerald, Ruby and Diamond in a sly reference to the gemstones in Balanchine's 1967 ballet JEWELS. I can't recall which musical variation NYCB's Ruby role uses - maybe Silver? Someone else on this board might know.
  13. many thanks for this information; it's much appreciated.
  14. re: video recordings of LW, there's mention above of a 2004 PBS program with some footage of this ballet, can anyone give further details? in the case of the CBC '61 recording, as mentioned here in the holdings of the JRDD for viewing on the premises, there seems to have been a time when the CBC released the film on DVD, a college library in NYC has a commercial copy but efforts to track down its current availability have come up empty.
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