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  1. here's a list of stagings (acc'd to the Balanchine Catalogue) by companies other than NYCB: 1954 San Francisco Ballet 1958 Eglevsky Ballet Company 1960's Geneva Ballet (Grand Theatre de Geneve [Ballet]) 1961 Teatro alla Scala (Milan) 1965 Ballet of Los Angeles 1979 Los Angeles Ballet 1981 Eglevsky Ballet Company 1982 Kansas City Ballet 1994 Pennsylvania Ballet 1998 Pennsylvania Ballet 2008 Miami City Ballet 2013 Ballet Chicago 2014 Suzanne Farrell Ballet 2015 Miami City Ballet 2018 Ballet C
  2. the Kennedy Center pas de deux is largely the Ivanov version; most decidedly it ends with the Ivanov/Drigo way and not Balanchine's Tchaikovsky way.
  3. there's a thread about the School of American Ballet's 2014 workshop that included an excerpt from Balanchine's SWAN LAKE and which was filmed for Live From Lincoln Center on this site. the thread from time is headed as follows: School of American Ballet Workshop 2014 the telecast was sent out at the time to PBS stations but not subsequently released commercially, and in any case, as noted above, Balanchine's SWAN LAKE was given on this occasion only in an extended excerpt staged by Darci Kistler. other than that, there is no film of the ballet otherwise available. se
  4. word came yesterday of the death of Marvin Hoshino, Editor and Designer for BALLET REVIEW; date of death was not mentioned.
  5. A colleague in Paris writes as follows (excuse possible duplication): Manuel Legris is putting something together instead of the cancelled” Gala Nurejew” on Thursday June 25that 2pm Paris time, i.e; at 8 am NY time. It’s live transmission from the Wiener Staatsoper. https://www.staatsoperlive.com/event/2/4d853555-c344-480f-a749-411850e58d78/watch
  6. F.Y.I. the following has come in from the p.r. of Lincoln Center at Home: <<Lincoln Center at Home’s June 22 stream of a 1978 Live From Lincoln Center broadcast of New York City Ballet performing George Balanchine and Alexandra Danilov’s full-length production of Coppélia will be replaced with a stream consisting of the third act of Coppélia only, preceded by three highlights from the 2004 Live From Lincoln Center Broadcast of the Balanchine 100 Centennial Celebration: Balanchine’s Brahams-Schoenberg Quartet (fourth movement) with Wendy Whelan and Damian Woetzel; Conc
  7. Sally Banes, author of, among other books, TERPSICHORE IN SNEAKERS and other accomplishments died yesterday.
  8. news of the death of Anne H. Bass yesterday has come today.
  9. Deborah Jowitt hs posted this: http://www. artsjournal.com/dancebeat/
  10. indeed, Rapp danced Don Quixote during the first run of the ballet, he was first-cast; Balanchine's appearances were special occasions.
  11. much admired NYCB dancer and revered S.A.B. teacher, Richard Rapp died on Jan. 14. The attached photo, showing Rapp (as the Hoofer) and Suzanne Farrell (as the Strip Tease Girl) is dated July, 1968, just months after the ballet entered NYCB repertory in May, when Arthur Mitchell performed as the Hoofer; it was likely used as publicity for NYCB's season in Saratoga Springs. (a few tributes to Mr. Rapp have been posted on Instagram and Facebook)
  12. It looks as if the woman seated next to Farrell is Susan Pillare.
  13. rg

    Henry Danton

    recent podcast with Henry Danton http://www.mpbonline.org/mississippiartshour/
  14. A friend of Don McDonagh and the late Leslie Getz has sent word that Don died yesterday, Tuesday, Dec. 10, in Manhattan.
  15. 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)
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