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  1. abatt

    NYCB 2018-2019 Season

    The thing that's really annoying about being an NYCB subscriber is that they send you the subscription tickets about a month after the box office opens to the general public. If you have tickets to exchange, you are going in for the exchange after the general public has already snapped up seats over the course of a month. This really isn't fair. All other cultural institutions that I've ever interacted with have permitted subscribers PRIORITY exchange before tixs go on sale to the general public. This situation at NYCB has been going on for years and is grating.
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    NYCB 2018-2019 Season

    End of August/early September.
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    NYCB 2018-2019 Season

    Thanks. I was going to dump the envelope in the trash without ever opening it until I read your post.
  4. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/theater/west-side-story-ivo-van-hove-anne-teresa-de-keersmaeker.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts&action=click&contentCollection=arts&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=4&pgtype=sectionfront It will feature new choreography. No comment from the Robbins Foundation.
  5. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5931403/Mick-Jagger-74-lands-Poland-girlfriend-Melanie-Hamrick-31-cherubic-son-Deveraux.html The latest on Mel , Mick, and little Dev.
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    Macaulay on ABT 2018 Met season

    Yes, I was also struck by Macaulay's remarks about Hallberg, especially since Macaulay has been such a Hallberg cheerleader over the years.
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    Marcelo Gomes

    I think they wanted to get out ahead of any bad publicity about the allegation and show the world that ABT is a responsible organization when it comes to allegations of sexual misconduct. That was the whiff I got from that pathetic press release by ABT's Board member when this story first broke.
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    Marcelo Gomes

    I agree. I'm sure they would have rather this incident never happened. But the Board of Directors felt the need to give it the full blown investigation treatment once they had information regarding a potential claim in order to cover their butts from potential legal liability.
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    Marcelo Gomes

    I don't agree with the premise that the resignation implies, even vaguely, that Gomes was guilty of wrongdoing. It is equally as likely that he became so angry and his pride was so hurt by the way ABT dealt with him that he quit in disgust and as a protest of his treatment. Also, while many Americans live by the motto of sue, sue, sue, that is not necessarily true of someone who grew up in another culture. Instead of a protracted legal battle, he decided to walk away and move on to other things for the few remaining years he had left to be a ballet dancer.
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    ABT 2018 promotions

    I think Fang should not have been promoted, and they should have given that soloist spot to Shayer - regardless of the fact that they already have a lot of male soloists. I don't think either Forster or Hoven are ever going to make it to principal. Although I 'm not a Hammoudi fan, he is the only male soloist who dances lead roles. McKenzie has not yet given up on Hammoudi, although he appears to have given up on Gorak.
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    ABT 2018 promotions

    They already have a lot of male soloists, so perhaps that is the reason Gabe didn't move up.
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    NYCB 2018-2019 Season

    I received an email from NYCB with the program info for the DeLuz farewell. The program is: Theme and Variations Concerto Barocco A Suite of Dances Todo Buenos Aires "Joaquin is scheduled to appear in Theme and Variations, A Suite of Dances, and Todo Buenos Aires."
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    Don Quixote Spring 2018

    He is injured.
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    ABT 2018 Fall season

    Ironically, NYCB will be doing both Fancy Free and Other Dances one week before the ABT fall season. I anticipate that DeLuz (a former ABT dancer) will be dancing one or both of those ballets during his Farewell on Oct 14. Every balletomane in NYCB will be at DeLuz's farewell. I would much rather see NYCB in these ballets than ABT. This is poor planning on ABT's part. The NYCB fall schedule has been out since April.
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    ABT 2018 Fall season

    The Osipova Hallberg performances at City Center are Apr 4-7. Added: I hadn't noticed this before, but Hallberg is not participating in ABT's fall season at the Koch. Off to more interesting gigs, once again. ABT is not a priority for him.