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Sunday, July 11, 2010

New York City Ballet in October

Hot off the press! NYCB has just sent me advance info on their fall season (a new venture for them this year).
Please let me know (toursenlair@gmail.com) if you would be interested in a trip to NY for (Canadian)Thanksgiving / Columbus Day weekend. The program would be:

Saturday Oct 9, 2 pm (optional)
Barber Violin Concerto (Martins)
Why am I not where you are (Millepied)
Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (Balanchine)
(for those of you who may be scared by Schoenberg, this is definitely more Brahms than Schoenberg and has some exhilarating dancing though rather twee costumes, especially for the men who have to wear pink-beribboned hats, poor dears!)

Saturday, Oct 9, 8 pm
FOUNDING CHOREOGRAPHERS
Chaconne (Balanchine)
Concerto Barocco (Balanchine)
Tarantella (Balanchine)
Glass Pieces (Robbins)

Sunday Oct 10, 3 pm
Glass Pieces (Robbins)
Tarantella (Balanchine)
New Millepied
Stars and Stripes (Balanchine)

For those of you who haven't seen Glass Pieces or Tarantella, I can assure you that not only is seeing them twice in two days no hardship, you will actually be WANTING to see them a second time!

In addition, I would arrange a "meet the dancer" as this was very popular on our Victoria Day trip (we met Principal Dancer Jared Angle, a very charming young man).

I have checked the other major dance venues in NY for that weekend and unfortunately nothing else is on, though of course there are plenty of musicals to go to! American Ballet Theatre, which traditionally has had a fall NY season, will not be doing so this year.

The package would include hotel, the ballet performances, some extras. We always try to arrange a group airfare from Toronto if we have enough people, so if you are tempted by a ballet weekend in Manhattan could you please let me know whether you would want to fly down on Friday morning so as to have more time in NY, or Friday evening so that you could leave after work. We would plan to come back early evening on Thanksgiving Monday.

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