Monthly Archives: June 2011

American Ballet Theater’s Cinderella

BEFORE ALL ELSE: ABT’s season is coming to a close this week with Swan Lake. Anyone who’s seen Black Swan owes to himself to see the ballet that inspired it. The other day I went to see American Ballet Theater’s … Continue reading

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Balanchine’s Black and White at New York City Ballet

A few weeks ago I went to see a performance by the New York City Ballet of some pieces by Balanchine. I’ve been to NYCB before, but seeing Balanchine was a first for me. Of course I recognize the name … Continue reading

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Some stanzas from Pushkin

I’ve been reading Eugene Onegin by Pushkin over the past few days and have come across some great stanzas that I can’t resist sharing. (the translation is by Stanley Mitchell). Chapter 4, Stanzas 45 and 46 At once, a Veuve … Continue reading

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King Kong

Last night I caught a bit of Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong and it brought up a long-running discussion I’ve had about the film. Many of my friends think that the film exposed Jackson’s worst tendencies as a film … Continue reading

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Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem at the Music Box

A week or two ago I saw the production of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem at the Music Box Theater. Apparently it has been getting mixed reviews, but everything I’d read or heard about it raved (I was reading the Times, the … Continue reading

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