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December 31, 2021


What a glorious way to bid farewell to 2021 and to welcome a brand new year. Thank you so much for presenting the genius of George Balanchine and the beautiful dancing of Patricia McBride. You have lifted my tired spirit. As Suzanne Farrell once said, "The arts are the hospitals for our souls." Happy, hopeful, healthy new year to all.

I've been following Clifford too on I'gram, and the archival footage and commentary (like the note above which really delves into Mr. B's mind) are very illuminating. Clifford also has an egalitarian spirit which spills over into affection and enthusiasm for students and young dancers.

Another I'gram site I'd recommend is JULIOPANNOOK which has some very curious, very comical choreography, especially playful with props.

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I left it
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of coming back
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"After You've Gone"
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