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#1 nycbstarr

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 09:20 AM

did anyone go? how was it ? is there any review available online?

#2 Helene

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 11:31 AM

We haven't found any online reviews yet. Your best bet for reviews in the New York press is to check out the Links section over the next few days. For viewer reviews on this board, you should keep an eye on the American Ballet Theater forum or come back to this forum (Recent Performances). It sometimes takes a few days for a review to show up in The New York Times, and people often sit down to formulate their thoughts and post their reviews over the weekend.

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 04:41 PM

thanks...will do! :yahoo:

#4 ShesnoFonteynsMom

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 06:02 PM

I really enjoyed this Studio Co. performance.

Standout dancers for me:

Nicole Graniero, Hee Seo & Faye Hideko (iforgetherlastnamefromJKOschool).

(I lost my playbill on the 9 block trot home so I'm a bit foggy.)

Jessamyn Lawrence, a dancer in the Studio Company choreographed a piece
that was so interesting and complex for one so young that I was a bit stunned.

And how could one not enjoy seeing Gage Bush (Englund) taking her bows.

Alex Wong, nice dancer, clean technique.

My only criticism is that I would like to see these young performers do more
rep and less new choreo/contemporary. I think they can stand the test. That
being said I understand such is difficult as they only are 12 strong.

Tarantella (an alumnae performance) was unfortunate.

And why, oh why, do I not appreciate Michelle Wiles? Pretty arms, nice
legs, and one Rose Adagio balance so beautiful---yet I just cannot love her.

I was overly focused on the young ladies, but these young men were strong.

#5 ShesnoFonteynsMom

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 06:34 PM

Oh, oh, oh...I forgot to add...the "Men In Skirts" piece.

Last offering of the night was a choreo by Jessica Lange (no, not Michie B's
old squeeze).

I liked it. Mlle. Shesno thought "too long" and Daddy Shesno found the
music "too depressing"...but I found it compelling. Being a Scot, I found the
men's skirts too long for war & elimanation. One audience member
said, "with a pony-tail and one pierced ear, it would have been quite sexy".

Well, whatever.

#6 ballet24/7

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 09:21 AM

I absolutely loved it.

I really loved the first piece with Laura Hidalgo and Danny Tidwell...their turns and fast footwork were amazing. I also loved Faye Hidako Warren (I remember her from last summer at ABT NY....one of those child prodigies) and others from the JKO school, plus I really enjoyed all of the studio company performers. I absolutely adored Michelle Wiles.
Seeing Susan Jaffe, my teacher, perform in Spectre de la Rose was absolutely breathtaking and one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

Ofcourse this is just a student's opinion, but I thought it was fabulous.

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 10:43 AM

ballet24/7,

We'd love to hear more of your "student's opinion" -- there nothing "just" about that :blink:

If you have time, would you describe a bit more about what you liked about Warren's and Wiles dancing?


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