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November 14, 2020


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I know where I’ll be on 9-21-21, Haglund!!!

NYCB 2020/21 season details announced. Amid our fears of “PC trash” coming our way will be the occasional delight, such as a Goldberg Variations/Serenade double bill!

Thanks, Jeannette.

I'm finding the layout on the website somewhat awkward to view from an overall perspective.

Serenade will be wonderful to see multiple times, but I hope that NYCB has used this past year to fix the costumes and remove the pee-colored stripe in the skirts. The stripes distract from every glorious moment in which they appear.

The PC trash will be just that. I hope the dancers think that all of the injuries they get from it will be worth it.

Well, Pennsylvania Ballet’s two newest digital offerings are certainly interesting - Pickett’s TILT (Glass) and Neenan’s DECO (Stravinsky). Neenan especially displayed knowledge of the classical vocabulary. Nice! I’ll have to watch Pickett’s again, as it was a very dark film...hard to discern all that was going on in front of those rocks.

The set in Pickett's TILT was interesting but I found the choreography arbitrary and uninteresting for the most part. DECO, as you pointed out, used more actual classical vocabulary, but was still loaded with random arm/hand movements that suggested they held some dramatic importance but really weren't anything but random.

Such wonderful dancers, though.

Two VERY good new pieces by The Northern Ballet is now available - worth the watch: https://northernballet.com/new-creations-termagant-and-men-dances

Thanks much, cah!

Here are some additional companies with digital programs and dates.

National Ballet of
Canada:https://national.ballet.ca/Productions/Expansive-Dances and https://national.ballet.ca/Productions/The-Nutcracker

San Francisco Ballet:https://www.sfballet.org/tickets/2021-season-tickets/

Houston Ballet:https://www.houstonballet.org/seasontickets/pdps/2020-2021/nutcracker-sweets/?id=22213

Stuttgart Ballet: https://www.stuttgart-ballet.de/livestream-angels-and-demons/

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