Thursday, July 24th, 2008 - I almost feel like I'm back in the Wang Center, happily watching the wonderful Boston Ballet.

Click here to contact me (Chic) with your point of view.

Here's an email message I sent last night to the author of "INSTITUTIONALIZED SINCE 1998!"

Subtitle: "THE HORROR! THE HORROR! I'VE CHOSEN TO RELEASE MY PAINFULLY ASININE AND GROSSLY INCOMPETENT REVIEWS OF BOSTON AREA BALLET PERFORMANCES ON THE UNSUSPECTING WORLD."

Unfortunately, it was undeliverable, since that email address is no longer active. So, here it is, in case Beija ever looks at this blog.

Hi Beija,

Congratulations on completing your doctoral work. I'm an alumnus of MIT's graduate physics program. I received my Ph.D. in 1969. I can't find the paragraph now that says you have been awarded your Ph.D degree in computer science. My wife, Cecily Travsky Winslow Bressel was a member of the early company.

I have really enjoyed reading this blog, which I suspect is yours.

I am also an admirer of Larissa Ponomarenko. Your reviews are wonderful. When I read them, I almost feel like I'm back in the Wang Center, happily watching the wonderful Boston Ballet.

Are you the author? I intend to put a link to it on www.bostonballet.net.

Thanks for all the excellent effort you have put into your blog, and for the enjoyable reading that it leads to.

Chic B. (Charles N. Bressel, Ph.D. )