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  1. I was able to play almost all of Act I, but it froze (and froze again when I subsequently retried) at 34:08.
  2. Alison, I think those guidelines were revised a few days ago: https://www.wesh.com/article/florida-coronavirus-self-isolate-after-international-travel/31286388# Of course now, anyone entering the US who's been in a Schengen country in the last 14 days is required by Federal regulation to self-isolate.
  3. The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), the Los Angeles Music Center, and McCaw Hall (Seattle, where Pacific Northwest Ballet performs) have all canceled performances and are closing.
  4. Theatre closures now extend to North America. The War Memorial Auditorium, where San Francisco Ballet performs, has been closed as of today through March 20 by order of the Mayor of San Francisco, cutting very short (I.e., to exactly ONE performance—last night’s) SFB’s run of Balanchine’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  5. FYI, they are scheduled to dance Onegin with La Scala in California this summer.
  6. I was unable to attend that New York gala, but I believe that she and Friedemann danced only excerpts from M&A that evening. They danced the entire work (wonderfully) with Sarasota Ballet in New York in the 2016 Fall for Dance festival. They also danced the MacMillan Romeo & Juliet on tour with La Scala Ballet in Tokyo in 2013, IIRC. I agree wholeheatedly with your assessment of their partnership.
  7. I am traveling and don’t have my notes with me, but I believe I saw Storm-Jensen do Lilac once in the last run and 4 or 5 times this season, and each time, her variation was far from well -executed. Lilac Fairy requires more than a statuesque build and a pretty face. In a company with the depth of talent the RB currently possesses, I find it incomprehensible that a dancer who cannot execute the choreography is continually cast in the role.
  8. And, unfortunately, Sunday’s performance of Raymonda has Indeed been canceled. So sorry for Muntagirov and all the disappointed ticket holders.
  9. Yes, Muntagirov is scheduled for the 22nd. BUT it looks extremely unlikely: the current version of the rolling warning of possible cancellations issued by the Opera runs through that date, and they’ve stopped selling tickets for the performance. I had originally booked for 6 & 19 December, but when I read about the forthcoming “unlimited” strike to begin on 5 December, I switched my first ticket from the 6th to the 3rd, and am very glad to have done so! I feel very lucky to have been able to see that performance.
  10. IIRC, she was scheduled to dance it, but was injured or ill and did not. (I remember sitting through a performance feeling very disappointed.)
  11. I think there's been some confusion here, to which I did not intend to contribute. I don't believe Friedemann Vogel was ever listed for the London gala; the list in my earlier post is from the FB page of Daniele Cipriani, the producer of the Etoiles gala in ROME. Here's the cast list for the ROME gala as shown on the ROME theatre's website (https://en.auditorium.com/evento/les_etoiles-20147.html😞😞 Elisa Badenes (Balletto di Stoccarda)Sergio Bernal (Balletto Nazionale di Spagna)Young Gyu Choi (Dutch National Ballet)Aurélie Dupont (Opéra di Parigi) 25-26 genRobert Fairchild (già New York City Ballet)Vadim Muntagirov (The Royal Ballet di Londra)Marianela Nuñez (The Royal Ballet di Londra)Yanela Piñera (Queensland Ballet di Brisbane)Denis Rodkin (Teatro Bolshoi di Mosca)Luis Valle (Balletto dell'Opera di Nizza)Friedemann Vogel (Balletto di Stoccarda)ed altre stelle dal mondo As I said earlier, I've seen a description of the Rome gala listing Novikova (plus Sarafanov, Alexandrova and Lantratov) that turns up on Internet searches that I believe describes the last gala (i.e., in January 2019).
  12. Don Q Fan, where did you see Novikova listed for the 2020 Rome gala? I have seen a listing for the 2019 gala floating around the Internet, which includes her name, but here's the 2020 roster from the producer's Facebook page: 24 - 25 - 26 gennaio - MARIANELA NUNEZ | Royal Ballet di Londra24 - 25 - 26 gennaio - FRIEDEMANN VOGEL | Stuttgart Ballet24 - 25 - 26 gennaio - ELISA BADENES | Stuttgart Ballet24 - 25 - 26 gennaio - YANELA PINERA | Queensland Ballet24 - 25 - 26 gennaio - VADIM MUNTAGIROV | Royal Ballet24 - 25 - 26 gennaio - LUIS VALLE | Opéra de Nice24 - 25 - 26 gennaio - SERGIO BERNAL ALONSO | Ballet Nacional de España25 e 26 gennaio - AURELIE DUPONT | Opéra de Paris24 - 25 - 26 gennaio - DENIS RODKIN | Teatro Bolshoi di Mosca24 - 25 - 26 gennaio - ELEONORA SEVENARD | Teatro Bolshoi di Mosca24 - 25 - 26 gennaio - ROBERT FAIRCHILD | già New York City Ballet24 - 25 - 26 gennaio - YOUNG GYU CHOI | Dutch National Ballet24 - 25 - 26 gennaio - OLEG IVENKO | Compagnia di Stato di Opera e Balletto di Kazan As for Ballet Icons, while the list may look similar to the list for the last gala, that actual performance featured very few of the dancers originally promised. I hope the audience has better luck in January.
  13. If anyone has an extra seat with a decent view of the stage, please!
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