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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhdanov View Post
    why bother posting on a ballet thread then?
    Seeing man in tights perhaps.
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    Here's to one day experiencing Prokofiev in real life!

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    There are only two ballets I put my pants on for:

    Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker.

    I've seen both multiple times and hope to see each, again.
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    Limited number of performances and excellent companies. I still travel with my family to a performance yearly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJF View Post
    Limited number of performances and excellent companies. I still travel with my family to a performance yearly.
    Good on you, traditions should be kept.
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    In a world without a rudder, one must find and keep ones that keep one's ship on course. The more I return to things of `tradition', the happier I, and my family, seem to get. There must be something of harmony to these things our forefathers deemed to be important. Something I do not find in what is sold as `music' or `entertainment/entrainment' today.

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    My season subscription tickets for New York City Ballet arrived yesterday. I am also looking forward to taking my grand niece to her first "Nutcracker" in December.

    I checked out American Ballet Theater's NYC fall schedule, and I may try to catch something. However, the program I most wanted to see (Ratmansky's three ballets to the music of Shostakovich) is not being offered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jegreenwood View Post
    the program I most wanted to see (Ratmansky's three ballets to the music of Shostakovich) is not being offered.
    shame if so, these are a must see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhdanov View Post
    shame if so, these are a must see.
    I've seen Concerto DSCH, which was great. I hope to see the other two see the other two when ABT brings them back. Or maybe another company will pick them up (in a venue I can get to).

    Edit - just checked Concerto DSCH (to Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2) is not even part of the trilogy (which consists of ballets to Concerto No. 1, Symphony No. 9 and Chamber Symphony, which is an orchestrated version of String Quartet No. 8)
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    Attended the program at New York City Ballet last night. Four works by active choreographers.

    Liturgy by Christopher Wheeldon to Fratres by Part
    Polyphonia by Wheeldon to piano music of Ligeti
    Odessa by Alexei Ratmansky to film music of Leonid Desyatnikov
    The Times are Racing by Justin Peck to recorded electronic music of Dan Deacon

    I'd seen all but Liturgy before. My favorite was Odessa. Ratmansky is a brilliant choreographer, the best living choreographer I know.

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