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Yep, prices are high, but I expected that. I’m also not seeing ABT or NYCB for the same reasons as cobweb. Looking forward to this and to being in the gorgeous City Center theatre again!

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Well but the first two performances with NYCB have by far the best programs. I'm dying to see MCB do Serenade, SFB do Divertimento, Mariinsky do Apollo, etc. So that's what I got.

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On 5/17/2018 at 11:34 AM, maps said:

The Mariinsky will perform at City Center [1 of 8 companies] in fall 2018.  https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/2018-2019/Balanchine/ 

Chronological list of Balanchine pre 1965:  http://balanchine.com/category/chronological/  

Where is 1944 "Waltz Academy" ?...Alonso danced in it and I vaguely remember a mid 80's staging she did in Havana for a double tribute Balanchine/Massine in which she presented both WA and Aleko. By then she was mid 60's, still dancing and very much sharp.

https://goo.gl/images/9YcBq4

https://goo.gl/images/oyoZtZ

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47 minutes ago, cubanmiamiboy said:

Where is 1944 "Waltz Academy" ?...Alonso danced in it and I vaguely remember a mid 80's staging she did in Havana for a double tribute Balanchine/Massine in which she presented both WA and Aleko. By then she was mid 60's, still dancing and very much sharp.

https://goo.gl/images/9YcBq4

https://goo.gl/images/oyoZtZ

For what it's worth, this 2004 review by Anna Kisselgoff describes Waltz Academy as a lost work. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/26/arts/ballet-theater-review-recalling-balanchine-before-city-ballet.html

If it were revived as late as the 1980s by Alonso, it's too bad no record of the choreography has survived.

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10 minutes ago, fondoffouettes said:

For what it's worth, this 2004 review by Anna Kisselgoff describes Waltz Academy as a lost work. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/26/arts/ballet-theater-review-recalling-balanchine-before-city-ballet.html

If it were revived as late as the 1980s by Alonso, it's too bad no record of the choreography has survived.

Through the 80's and early 90's Aonso presented the three B works she had danced in-(WA, Apollo and T&V)- in her own stagings... without the Trust licensing-(which at some point created a major legal issue). For what I can tell T&V was just exactly as I have seen it here, but Apollo was longer and somehow different in style and less bare-(later, while already in US, I knew about the revisions done by B). There are probably bootlegs of that gala somewhere, but no official recording was made. Given the resolute way in which she has treated the works she danced in through the years, it would had been a great idea to have the work somehow recorded. But it wasn't done, sadly. 

So...the fact that it is "lost" is the reason for not being on the Trust list...?

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11 minutes ago, cubanmiamiboy said:

Through the 80's and early 90's Aonso presented the three B works she had danced in-(WA, Apollo and T&V)- in her own stagings... without the Trust licensing-(which at some point created a major legal issue). For what I can tell T&V was just exactly as I have seen it here, but Apollo was longer and somehow different in style and less bare-(later, while already in US, I knew about the revisions done by B). There are probably bootlegs of that gala somewhere, but no official recording was made. Given the resolute way in which she has treated the works she danced in through the years, it would had been a great idea to have the work somehow recorded. But it wasn't done, sadly. 

So...the fact that it is "lost" is the reason for not being on the Trust list...?

The George Balanchine Foundation has what they call the Interpreters Archive on tape. I remember seeing one on VHS with Alonso back in the 90s that was in my University library collection. I'm pretty sure that was T&V, although it's been a long time. Apparently these are now available at the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the NYPL. 

http://www.balanchine.org/balanchine/03/gbfvideoarchives.html

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2 hours ago, California said:

The George Balanchine Foundation has what they call the Interpreters Archive on tape. I remember seeing one on VHS with Alonso back in the 90s that was in my University library collection. I'm pretty sure that was T&V, although it's been a long time. Apparently these are now available at the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the NYPL. 

http://www.balanchine.org/balanchine/03/gbfvideoarchives.html

Yes. That was for T&V. There's a video of her coaching Paloma Herrera and Corella in the roles. But my question remains as to why Waltz Academy is not even listed, as if it never existed. I wonder if that's the same case with other of his "lost" ballets...

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A good selection of the Balanchine Interpreters Archives is available from Alexander Street which provides online content to public libraries. Here's the San Francisco Public Library's listing for the Theme & Variations tutorial given by Alicia Alonso and Josefina Mendez, whose words see for Alonso. Paloma Herrera and Angel Corella are the dancers. Very worth watching.

http://sflib1.sfpl.org/search~S1?/Xalicia+alonso&searchscope=1&SORT=D/Xalicia+alonso&searchscope=1&SORT=D&SUBKEY=alicia+alonso/1%2C10%2C10%2CB/frameset&FF=Xalicia+alonso&searchscope=1&SORT=D&4%2C4%2C

Alexander Street:

https://alexanderstreet.com/products/music-dance-online-public-libraries

 

 

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14 hours ago, cubanmiamiboy said:

Yes. That was for T&V. There's a video of her coaching Paloma Herrera and Corella in the roles. But my question remains as to why Waltz Academy is not even listed, as if it never existed. I wonder if that's the same case with other of his "lost" ballets...

Yes, the Balanchine Trust only lists active repertoire, since they are in charge of licensing works for performances. For a complete list of works Balanchine created, you have to go to the Balanchine Foundation's catalogue: http://www.balanchine.org/balanchine/search.jsp

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