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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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    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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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.
    Last edited by Pugg; Aug-27-2017 at 11:47.

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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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    Anyone going to "The Nutcracker" this holiday season? I'm taking my 5 year old grand-niece on Sunday. Hope she's not too young.

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    I've made my own seasonal tradition of trying to see as many different Nutcracker productions as possible. In the 2016/2017 winter months I took in performances by the English National Ballet, the Birmingham Royal Ballet and a touring production by a company from Siberia. This year I'll be checking out Scottish Ballet's production in Edinburgh just after Christmas.

    Like all good ballets, Nutcracker lends itself to many wonderful interpretations. My favourite video version is from San Francisco Ballet. It looks fabulous in Blu-ray on a 50" screen and I'd love to see it in real life one day.
    Last edited by Marsilius; Dec-01-2017 at 17:54.

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    Are you going to see any ballet performances during Christmas?I am looking forward to watching The Sleeping Beauty on TV on Tue.26th./TV mezzo/

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    Off to the ballet tonight - an all Balanchine program.

    Divertimento No. 15 to Mozart
    The Four Temperaments to a commissioned score by Hindemith
    Chaconne to Gluck

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    Back at the ballet this afternoon:

    Square Dance choreographed by Balanchine with music by Vivaldi and Corelli (Corelli's Badinerie really does sound like square dance music just strangely scored)

    Oltramare choreographed by Mauro Bigonzetti with music by Bruno Moretti

    The Four Seasons choreographed by Jerome Robbins with music by . . . wait for it . . .







    Verdi (ballet music mostly from the Paris version of I Vespri Sicilliana)

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