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 Post subject: Re: New York City Ballet Winter Season 2003-04 (Balanchine 1
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:38 am 
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Hi!
Tidbits on interesting things going on at NYCB:

Two young conductors are coming to NYCB as part of the artists-in-residence program. Carolyn Chi-An Kuan is from Taiwan and Daniel Wachs is from Israel.

Also, highly reccomended in the NY Choreogrpahic Institute Symposium, which this year will be on Balanchine. The panel includes Francia Russell, Kent Stowell, Peter Martins, and Violette Verdy.
It takes place on March 23 from 6-8pm at the Walter Reade Theater, and is free, but you must call 212-870-4060 or e-mail NYChoreoInst@nycballet to make a reservation.

I attended the symposium on Ashton last year and found it a wonderful experience. Drinks and nibbles are served afterwords.

More information on these tidbits and other news can be found at http://www.nycballet.com/programs/whatsnew.html

As for the Gottleib review....to each his/her own, but the majority of reviews this season seem to be much more positive. Whether it be dance or music or a book or even a school assignment, you're never going to please everyone!
Kate


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 Post subject: Re: New York City Ballet Winter Season 2003-04 (Balanchine 1
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 8:46 pm 
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Well, it seems like Saratoga is reconsidering... for um 2007...

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NYC Ballet invited again to Saratoga
February 24, 2004, 7:19 AM EST

The New York City Ballet has been invited to return for the 2007 summer season at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. (*snip*) SPAC President Herb Chesbrough, who said the not-for-profit center would fill the vacancy with other dance troupes starting in 2005, suggested the ballet's return in a letter last Friday, the Times Union of Albany reported.
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 Post subject: Re: New York City Ballet Winter Season 2003-04 (Balanchine 1
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 12:26 am 
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The Girl Who Invented Beauty Sleep

By ANNA KISSELGOFF
The New York Times
February 28, 2004

To top its "Sleeping Beauty" marathon, New York City Ballet has come up with a cluster of major debuts. On Tuesday night, Ashley Bouder offered a remarkable first try as a vigorous Princess Aurora; the season closes tomorrow with Alexandra Ansanelli, whose fresh girlish spirit at her Wednesday debut in the role made up for what she lacked in pure form.
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 Post subject: Re: New York City Ballet Winter Season 2003-04 (Balanchine 1
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Here's one I missed when I was AWOL. The interesting thing is that this is the first New York review for Stroman's new work, as far as I can tell. I would have expected a flurry of newsy articles

Lost in Translation
Susan Stroman tries to follow Balanchine across the high-low border at City Ballet, but doesn’t speak the language. By Laura Shapiro for New York Metro


During the thirties, before he had the resources to establish a permanent ballet company, George Balanchine started accepting gigs on Broadway. By the fifties, he had choreographed some fifteen productions, including On Your Toes, Babes in Arms, and Cabin in the Sky. He also managed to alter the way contributions like his were listed in the program. Traditionally, the credit read “Dances by . . . ” Balanchine had it changed to “Choreography by . . . ”

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Efficient Sleeping Beauty Lacks Magic and Majesty
by Robert Gottlieb for The NY Observer

The Tchaikovsky-Petipa Sleeping Beauty is the jewel of classical ballet. It was the ballet that awoke in Pavlova the desire to be a dancer. It was the first ballet that Balanchine appeared in, aged 10, awakening him, too, to the glory of the art—until then, he had only performed his classroom exercises mechanically and with no sense of why he was doing them.

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The Paradox of the Self-Effacing Diva

By LIESL SCHILLINGER
The New York Times
March 14, 2004

In the 10 months since she became a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, 23-year-old Alexandra Ansanelli has provoked passionate speculation among New York's balletomanes as to whether she is to become a major star. In the season that just ended, she drew critical accolades for her performances in ...
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 Post subject: Re: New York City Ballet Winter Season 2003-04 (Balanchine 1
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Very interesting article...

I had no idea that Ansanelli had such severe scoliosis, and am amazed that she was able to keep her condition a secret for so long. Having your height shift up to an inch each day is no small issue, and must be a challenge for partners.

Many people with scoliosis that bad either need a brace or surgery, but perhaps Ansanelli's ballet training allowed her to stay fit and stretched enough to avoid treatments.

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Ms Jacobs is not a fan:

Stromanizing
by Laura Jacobs for New Criterion

Not a pièce d’occasion. Not a thirty-minute movement sonnet, a pure-dance project that the deep-pocket producers on 42nd Street would never get. No, Martins has given Stroman the whole stage for an entire program. Not even Jerome Robbins, the most brilliant Broadway choreographer of the last sixty years, and a resident choreographer at NYCB for many of those years, got the whole enchilada at the State Theater.

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