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  1. 2017 Fall Season

    I know it's REALLY early but Ashley Laracey posted that she was practicing/rehearsing Swan Lake. Could this mean she gets a crack at O/O in the fall season? Fingers crossed.
  2. ABT 2017 Met season

    I think I respond more to company style than nationality. I can appreciate dancers of all nationalities and training but there are some companies' styles (NYCB, Mariinsky) that I respond to more than others (Paris Opera Ballet -- I know they're great dancers but I just don't respond to their rather cool, clinical style of dancing).
  3. 2017 Fall Season

    I remember seeing a Nutcracker with Fairchild and Peck last December. Something was definitely "off" between them. Their timing was poor, he struggled with the partnering, and for the final fish dive he was having trouble holding the pose and she quickly jumped back on her feet. But there was no chemistry or warmth between them -- it wasn't like their performances of Who Cares? Anyway he was a remarkable dancer and I'm sad but I think this is a new beginning for him. And I think fans of his dancing probably won't have to go far to see him again. I'm sure he'll be on Broadway soon again.
  4. 2017 Fall Season

    http://www.nycballet.com/NYCB/media/NYCBMediaLibrary/PDFs/SubscriptionDocuments/3517-FY18-FallCalendar_V18.pdf http://www.nycballet.com/NYCB/media/NYCBMediaLibrary/PDFs/SubscriptionDocuments/3517-FY18-WinterCalendar_V18.pdf http://www.nycballet.com/NYCB/media/NYCBMediaLibrary/PDFs/SubscriptionDocuments/3517-FY18-SpringCalendar_V18.pdf
  5. 2017 Fall Season

    It was also one of the principal roles he danced. Back then he and Sterling were just babies. They were so special in this ballet. Adorable, tender. T
  6. Biopic of Matilda Kshesinskaya

    That's scary and ridiculous. Nicholas II was not a saint. He and his family were horrible, corrupt, out-of-touch rulers and his affair with Mathilde Kschessinskaya is historical fact, not conjecture.
  7. 2017 Fall Season

    According to the pdf calender Duo Concertant is scheduled last on the program Oct 15.
  8. Alina Dronova

    Uh, I actually found that story really creepy but whatever floats their boat ...
  9. 2017 Fall Season

    Can we talk about how the casting of Rothbart with Silas Farley and Preston Chamblee again? Really? Farley has the least Rothbart-like face I can imagine. Very sweet, happy, smiley kind of dancer. Ugh. I do not like this at all.
  10. 2017 Fall Season

    I wouldn't recommend Bouder in Swan Lake. She's an amazing dancer but O/O is maybe her worst role. Mearns, Reichlen, Hyltin and Peck are all IMO better picks.
  11. 2017 Fall Season

    Huh? That's the worst perspective ever if you follow NYCB or care about actual ballet. Dancers come and go and get injured. Ballets are forever.
  12. 2017 Fall Season

    Gulp. I had written off ever seeing Martins' Swan Lake again and here I am, with three tickets: Reichlen, Hyltin, and Peck.
  13. NYCB dancers who didn't go to SAB

    Ask La Cour?
  14. Your Desert Island Triple Bill

    Ok the piano masterworks is my choice: - Concerto DSCH - Symphonic Variations - Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #2
  15. Your Desert Island Triple Bill

    I'm going to do themed triple bills: 1. Piano Masterworks: - Concerto DSCH - Symphonic Variations - Ballet Imperial/Piano Concerto #2 2. American Songs - Company B - Nine Sinatra Songs - Who Cares? 3. Symphonic Masterpieces - Symphony in Three Movements - Symphony #9 - Symphony in C 4. Animal Planet - The Cage - Firebird - Cloven Kingdom 5. Philip Glass - In Creases - Glass Pieces - In the Upper Room 6. Chopin Double Bill - Dances at a Gathering - Month in the Country
  16. Krohn Retiring On Oct 7, 2017

    Likolaini Brown and Marika Anderson are the most senior members of the corps now.
  17. Krohn Retiring On Oct 7, 2017

    No Hackbarth I think was tall. Emma von Enck is like her sister Claire -- very petite.
  18. Krohn Retiring On Oct 7, 2017

    Good to know that she's dancing at another company now. I always get sad when apprentices are not renewed for a corps contract.
  19. Krohn Retiring On Oct 7, 2017

    Yeah Dronova was very good in Russian Seasons this year. Also I guess apprentice Jennifer Hackbarth did not move up to corps.
  20. Krohn Retiring On Oct 7, 2017

    Some roster changes: Eliza Blutt, Christina Clark, Ethan Fuller, Kennard Henson, and Emma von Enck have been moved from apprentice to soloist. Senior corps members Faye Arthurs and Alina Dronova have left the company.
  21. Probably the best decision for all involved.
  22. Fall 2017 Season

    Now that I've seen the photo I don't see anything remotely offensive about it. It's a contemporary ballet photo which is the focus of the fall season, and Misty and James look very fit to me and not at all vulgar. "Hooters Ballet Theatre" is a head-scratcher. And this coming from someone who once dined at Hooters and enjoyed the meal -- Hooters waitresses would love to look as fit and toned as Misty.
  23. 2017 Fall Season

    Per Megan Fairchild's instagram she says she's making her debut as Odette/Odile.
  24. Denial is a huge obstacle for both the addict and their loved ones to overcome. Peter's reaction is not at all atypical. I hope he gets his daughter the help he needs, even if that means stepping back a bit from NYCB.
  25. This is neither here nor there but ironically ex-addicts often feed into this misconception because so much of therapy is often based on religion. As much as I admire Darryl Strawberry I cringe when he makes it seem like all he needed was a call from the man upstairs to get his act together, when he struggled with addiction off-and-on for decades. There's no easy answers, no neat packages, for these issues. And everyone around them is affected. As I said, I hope Peter Martins and his family find the resources to help their daughter. It's probably going to get worse before it gets better.