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  1. 8 BALLET DANCING VHS TAPES Balanchine Fonteyn Nureyev Baryshnikov LOT KULTUR https://www.ebay.com/itm/303712976060?ul_noapp=true
  2. 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 Chicago
  3. 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.
  4. 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. see below: LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Season 39 Episode 7 | 1h 24m 47s |Video has closed captioning. Meet the ballet stars of tomorrow, rehearsing and performing in four of George Balanchine's most celebrated works. The program includes rare behind-the-scenes glimpses of the rehearsal process featuring some of SAB's illustrious faculty members, including Darci Kistler, Suki Schorer and Susan Pilarre. Aired: 12/12/14 Expired: 12/12/17 Rating: TV-G It's possible that with the current streaming offered from Lincoln Center at Home that this School of American Ballet program might be re-run, but nothing's been said to that end so far.
  5. word came yesterday of the death of Marvin Hoshino, Editor and Designer for BALLET REVIEW; date of death was not mentioned.
  6. 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
  7. 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; Concerto Barocco with Maria Kowroski, Rachel Rutherford, and James Fayette; “The Man I Love” pas de deux from Who Cares? with Alexandra Ansanelli, Nilas Martins and featuring a special performance of the Gershwin score by Wynton Marsalis. The decision was made by New York City Ballet and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts not to show the complete Coppélia after reviewing the footage from the 1978 Live From Lincoln Center broadcast. >>
  8. Sally Banes, author of, among other books, TERPSICHORE IN SNEAKERS and other accomplishments died yesterday.
  9. news of the death of Anne H. Bass yesterday has come today.
  10. Deborah Jowitt hs posted this: http://www. artsjournal.com/dancebeat/
  11. indeed, Rapp danced Don Quixote during the first run of the ballet, he was first-cast; Balanchine's appearances were special occasions.
  12. 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)
  13. It looks as if the woman seated next to Farrell is Susan Pillare.
  14. rg

    Henry Danton

    recent podcast with Henry Danton http://www.mpbonline.org/mississippiartshour/
  15. A friend of Don McDonagh and the late Leslie Getz has sent word that Don died yesterday, Tuesday, Dec. 10, in Manhattan.
  16. 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)
  17. 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."
  18. 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.
  19. rg

    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?
  20. The originator of the "alphabetical" rendering of the classical ballet lexicon was Erika Goodman.
  21. 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,
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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.
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