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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  8. 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
  10. probably this one? George Balanchine's The Nutcracker DVD New York City Ballet (Actor), Megan Fairchild (Actor), Alan Skog (Director), Katherine E. Brown (Director)
  11. f.y.i. .nytimes.com/2018/05/18/arts/paul-taylor-chooses-a-successor-michael-novak.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts&action=click&contentCollection=arts&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront
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    ABT 2018 Giselle

    the Peasant Pas de Deux on May 15 was Joseph Gorak and Skylar Brandt - there was a loud-speaker announcement but the chattering crowd largely talked over it.
  13. the English translation long used for the Russian language title of La Fille Mal Gardée is VAIN PRECAUTIONS.
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    Sean Lavery Passing

    S.L. was one of many who came to prominent professional careers out of the ballet school linked to Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet; news of this death is quite unexpected. He was initially known in NYC as Owen as that was his given name and the name he used when performing with the dance groups connected to Richard Thomas's New York School of Ballet, sometimes called U.S. Terpshichore.
  15. Disc 2 of this package has now been completed and has been sent out to those who initially got the title without the 2nd disc, the contents, as noted above, are as follows: Bonus Features: The Immortal Swan, 1935 feature documentary by Pavlova's partner Victor D’Andre with amazing footage of the great ballerina Anna Pavlova in Newsreels Anna Pavlova's own 9.5mm home movies! Films of Anna Pavlova dancing her most famous roles