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!