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Read links to reviews and articles about ballet. The original publisher may change the URL after original publication.

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Ballet News & Issues

  1. Ballet Obituaries and Memorials,
  2. Press Releases and Season Announcements

For discussing official news: e.g., a new Artistic Director has been named, etc. and to expand on topics raised in Links

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Heads up!

  1. Tickets and Ticket Offers

To announce ballet-related events, such as TV and radio broadcasts. tours, guest appearances, book signings, master classes, tours, new websites and updates.

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Discovering the Art

New to ballet? Have questions or issues you'd like to bring up? THIS is the place to post your question!

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Aesthetic Issues

Choreography, provocative opinions, other artistic matters.

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Links to rg's Photos!

Rare historical photos and postcards, promotional photos, posters, and programs, and other photos of interest to all balletomanes.

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Ballets and Choreographers

  1. La Bayadere -- in detail,
  2. Cinderella video -- Royal Ballet 1969,
  3. Cinderella (General),
  4. Coppelia,
  5. Le Corsaire,
  6. Giselle,
  7. Nutcracker,
  8. Raymonda,
  9. Sleeping Beauty,
  10. Swan Lake,
  11. Ashton Centennial,
  12. Balanchine Centennial

For discussion of ballets and ballet choreographers, past and present.

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  1. Dancer Websites, Blogs, Twitters

Talk about your favorite (or not) dancers here.

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Ballet History and Music

Ask questions, share information, discuss scores.

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Ballet Videos, Films, Broadcast Performances, Photos, and Interviews

  1. DVD/VHS/Downloads,
  2. "Live" in Cinema, Streams, Webcasts,
  3. Interviews/Podcasts/Discussions,
  4. Photography,
  5. Documentaries/Features


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Ballet Presentations, Lectures/Symposia, Exhibits & Awards

  1. Ballets Russes Celebrations

May include cross-discipline presentations that include ballet.

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Writings on Ballet

Discuss books, magazines, commentary, and blogs by authors and critics.

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Everything Else Ballet

  1. Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Funding Projects

For miscellaneous topics from the audience point of view. If you don't know where to post a topic, post it here, and if there's a better spot, we'll move it for you.

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Beyond Ashton and Balanchine: Ballet in the 20th Century

  1. 1. A Sense of Place,
  2. 2. Choreographers,
  3. 3. In the room with. . .,
  4. 4. Companies,
  5. 5. Tying it all together,
  6. 6. Further Discussion and Resources

A Ballet Talk Special Discussion

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Multi- and Cross-Company Events, Festivals, Galas, & Dancer Groups/Solos

When it's not specific to a company. Includes competitions and multiple-elite school performances, groups of performers from multiple companies, and solo shows. Performing Arts Center (PAC) calendars.

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American Ballet Companies

  1. New York City Ballet,
  2. American Ballet Theatre,
  3. San Francisco Ballet,
  4. Pacific Northwest Ballet,
  5. Miami City Ballet,
  6. Sarasota Ballet,
  7. Colorado Ballet,
  8. Suzanne Farrell Ballet,
  9. Ballet Arizona,
  10. Dance Theatre of Harlem,
  11. Joffrey Ballet,
  12. Pennsylvania Ballet,
  13. Boston Ballet,
  14. Oregon Ballet Theatre,
  15. Washington Ballet,
  16. Houston Ballet,
  17. Ballet Met,
  18. Ballet West,
  19. Ballet Austin,
  20. Morphoses,
  21. Los Angeles Ballet,
  22. Kansas City Ballet,
  23. Atlanta Ballet,
  24. Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami,
  25. New York Theatre Ballet,
  26. Ballet Chicago,
  27. Ballet San Jose,
  28. Oakland Ballet,
  29. Carolina Ballet,
  30. Other American Ballet Companies,
  31. Inactive Companies

For news, reviews, and discussion of what's going on in your favorite ballet company. (Separate forums for ABT, NYCB, SFB, PNB, MCB, BB and lots of other Bs :) )

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European Ballet Companies

  1. Kirov-Mariinsky Ballet,
  2. Royal Ballet,
  3. Paris Opera Ballet,
  4. Bolshoi Ballet,
  5. Royal Danish Ballet,
  6. Mikhailovsky Ballet,
  7. Stanislavsky Ballet,
  8. Stuttgart Ballet,
  9. Dutch National Ballet,
  10. Royal Ballet of Flanders,
  11. Birmingham Royal Ballet,
  12. Eifman Ballet,
  13. State Ballet of Georgia,
  14. Royal Swedish Ballet,
  15. La Scala Ballet,
  16. Almaty State Ballet,
  17. English National Ballet,
  18. Finnish National Ballet,
  19. Northern Ballet,
  20. Vienna Opera Ballet,
  21. Barcelona Ballet,
  22. Kiev Ballet,
  23. Other French Companies,
  24. Other Russian Companies,
  25. Other German Companies,
  26. Other European Companies

News, reviews and discussion of European companies. Separate forums for: the Bolshoi, Kirov-Mariinsky, Paris Opera, Royal, Royal Danish Ballets; Stuttgart, Finland, Sweden, and more.

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Canadian, Australian, Asian Companies, etc.

  1. Asian Companies,
  2. Australian Ballet,
  3. National Ballet of Canada,
  4. National Ballet of Cuba,
  5. Other Companies

If it's not in Europe or the U.S., it goes here :)

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Modern and Other Dance

Discuss Modern, Jazz, Folk, Ballroom, Show Dancing, etc. Performances, Issues, History, Music.

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Other Performing & Fine Arts: Performances, Exhibits, Films, and Events

Have you been to an opera, play, concert, art exhibit, or film? Talk about it here.

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General Reading and Literature

Talk about books other than dance books here.

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