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SWAN LAKE...casting for 2nd week...


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#1 oberon

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 02:12 PM

...appears at the NYCB website.

Three new Swan Queens: Bouder (with Millepied)
Sarah Mearns (with Nilas Martins)
Sylve (with Charles Askegard)

#2 AmandaNYC

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 02:22 PM

...appears at the NYCB website.

Three new Swan Queens: Bouder (with Millepied)
                                      Sarah Mearns (with Nilas Martins)
                                      Sylve (with Charles Askegard)

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WOW! Quite the first major role for Mearns! Isn't Spanish this week her first solo with the company?

#3 oberon

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 02:27 PM

Mearns did appear in the lead of CHOPINIANA when Cynthia Gregory staged it for NYCB but I think at that point Mearns was still an SAB student.

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 02:46 PM

JANUARY 10-15, 2006

TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 10 AT 7:30PM [Quinn]
Swan Lake:
Odette/Odile: WHELAN
Pr. Siegfried: WOETZEL
Von Rothbart: La FOSSE+
Queen: ABERGEL
Jester: ULBRICHT
Benno: VEYETTE
Pas de Trois: LeCRONE, SLOAN
Pas de Quatre: BOUDER, SCHELLER, PECK, MILLEPIED
Hungarian: LOWERY, FOWLER
Russian: BORREE, EVANS
Spanish: BAR, HALL, MEARNS, J. STAFFORD
Neapolitan: DRONOVA, CARMENA
Princesses: GOLBIN, KROHN, LARACEY, BARAK, BESKOW, ARTHURS
Vision: HANSON

WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 11 AT 7:30PM [Kaplow]
Swan Lake:
Odette/Odile: WEESE
Pr. Siegfried: ASKEGARD
Von Rothbart: EVANS
Queen: HANSON
Jester: GOLD
Benno: HANNA
Pas de Trois: HYLTIN, A. STAFFORD
Pas de Quatre: FAIRCHILD, SCHELLER, PECK, DE LUZ
Hungarian: RUTHERFORD, LIANG
Russian: KROHN, RAMASAR
Spanish: BESKOW, SETH, ABERGEL, T. ANGLE
Neapolitan: EDGE, HENDRICKSON
Princesses: GOLBIN, MULLER, LeCRONE*, SLOAN*, BAR, ARTHURS
Vision: RIGGINS

THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 12 AT 8:00PM [Quinn]
Swan Lake:
Odette/Odile: RINGER
Pr. Siegfried: MARCOVICI
Von Rothbart: SETH
Queen: ABERGEL
Jester: HENDRICKSON
Benno: VEYETTE
Pas de Trois: LeCRONE, SLOAN
Pas de Quatre: FAIRCHILD, SCHELLER, PECK, DE LUZ
Hungarian: LOWERY, FOWLER
Russian: BORREE, EVANS
Spanish: GOLBIN, SUOZZI, MULLER, RAMASAR
Neapolitan: DRONOVA, CARMENA
Princesses: KEENAN, KROHN, LeCRONE, BARAK, BESKOW, RICARD*
Vision: RIGGINS

FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 13 AT 8:00PM [Kaplow]
Swan Lake:
Odette/Odile: BOUDER*
Pr. Siegfried: MILLEPIED*
Von Rothbart: La FOSSE+
Queen: HANSON
Jester: GOLD
Benno: DANCHIG-WARING*
Pas de Trois: DRONOVA*, RIGGINS
Pas de Quatre: RINGER, A. STAFFORD, HYLTIN*, J. STAFFORD
Hungarian: RUTHERFORD, LIANG
Russian: REICHLEN*, HANNA*
Spanish: BAR, FOWLER, ARTHURS*, FROMAN
Neapolitan: EDGE, SEVERINI
Princesses: KEENAN, MULLER, LARACEY, ABERGEL, FLACK*, RICARD
Vision: RIGGINS

SATURDAY MATINEE, JANUARY 14 AT 2:00PM [Quinn]
Swan Lake:
Odette/Odile: MEARNS*
Pr. Siegfried: MARTINS
Von Rothbart: SETH
Queen: ABERGEL
Jester: LAURENT*
Benno: CARMENA*
Pas de Trois: HYLTIN, A. STAFFORD
Pas de Quatre: FAIRCHILD, SCHELLER, PECK, VEYETTE*
Hungarian: BESKOW*, T. ANGLE*
Russian: KROHN, RAMASAR
Spanish: LOWERY*, FOWLER, ARTHURS, J. STAFFORD
Neapolitan: PISKIN*, PEIFFER*
Princesses: KEENAN, MULLER, LeCRONE, SLOAN, BAR, RICARD
Vision: HANSON

SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 14 AT 8:00PM [Kaplow]
Swan Lake:
Odette/Odile: SYLVE*
Pr. Siegfried: ASKEGARD
Von Rothbart: EVANS
Queen: ABERGEL
Jester: ULBRICHT
Benno: SUOZZI*
Pas de Trois: LeCRONE, SLOAN
Pas de Quatre: RINGER, A. STAFFORD, HYLTIN, J. STAFFORD
Hungarian: RUTHERFORD, LIANG
Russian: BAR*, FOWLER*
Spanish: BESKOW, SETH, MULLER, RAMASAR
Neapolitan: EDGE, SEVERINI
Princesses: KEENAN, KROHN, LARACEY, BARAK, FLACK, ARTHURS
Vision: HANSON

SUNDAY MATINEE, JANUARY 15 AT 3:00PM [Quinn]
Swan Lake:
Odette/Odile: BOUDER
Pr. Siegfried: MILLEPIED
Von Rothbart: La FOSSE+
Queen: HANSON
Jester: HENDRICKSON
Benno: DANCHIG-WARING
Pas de Trois: DRONOVA, RIGGINS
Pas de Quatre: FAIRCHILD, SCHELLER, PECK, DE LUZ
Hungarian: BESKOW, T. ANGLE
Russian: REICHLEN, HANNA
Spanish: LOWERY, SETH, MULLER, J. STAFFORD
Neapolitan: PISKIN, PEIFFER
Princesses: KEENAN, KROHN, LARACEY, ABERGEL, BAR, ARTHURS
Vision: RIGGINS


Program and Casting Subject to Change
* First time in role
+ Guest Artist
# SAB Student

#5 Dale

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 02:58 PM

Oh God, now I'm going to have to see this at least 5 times.

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 03:43 PM

And I won't see it at all!

Green green green.

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 06:46 AM

Oh God, now I'm going to have to see this at least 5 times.

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Thanks for the laugh this morning! :wink: :beg:
Fiendishly clever aren't they?

#8 Jane Simpson

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 06:52 AM

How long has Sarah Mearns been in the company? I confess I don't even recognise her name.

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 07:43 AM

How long has Sarah Mearns been in the company? I confess I don't even recognise her name.

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Sara Mearns performed in the SAB workshop in 2003 and served as an apprentice during the 2003-2004 season. She joined the company, i think, around spring of 2004. She was a Wien aware winner with Scheller at SAB in 2003.

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 10:56 AM

Mearns as Odette is a mistake and I mean it for her even more than for the audience. She's not ready for it. It's not the way a major company should function. You bring a dancer along the way you teach a kid to walk -- you want them to succeed, you don't want to set them up to fail or to disappoint -- you give them what they can handle increasingly. It's a big break for her no doubt, the "star is born" scenario will sell tickets ... but the best one can hope for her is that there will be diminished expectations and that she'll come out of it with the kind of modest success that leads somewhere else. I keep thinking back to Abi Stafford in Theme and Variations -- it wasn't a good thing for her in the end, it set her career back a couple of years and you can argue that she's only just now getting back to where she was then.

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 11:05 AM

In fairness to Abi, her setback was due to a foot injury and was further complicated by a premature return to the stage. Now she is back, in great shape and dancing probably even better than she did pre-injury. Whether one liked her in THEME or thought she was ready for it at the time had nothing to do with the situation.

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 11:18 AM

Point well taken, Oberon, except that putting dancers into roles whose demands are a thousand times greater than their accustomed fare can invite injury, ergo setbacks. I've seen it too many times. So, as a matter of fact, have you. :wink:

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 11:36 AM

Abi's THEME came at a time when there were many injuries and the healthy ballerinas were filling in all over the place. I seem to recall she did four, the first one clearly under-rehearsed but she improved during the run. At the time I thought there were 5 or 6 other women who could have done it "better" (aside from the ones who normally danced it) but who knows the logistics of these decisions? I suppose they could have changed the ballet on all four nights.

My point is not whether this casting was appropriate or not, but simply that in the case of THEME it really didn't cause Abi's problems and that she danced some beautiful performances between the time she finished THEME and the time she sustained her injury.

Who can predict how Sarah Mearns will fare in SWAN LAKE? We've seen so little of her. It was a casting surprise to be sure. I'll be going to see her, and of course I wish her the best.

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 03:26 PM

Well I wish I'd left Abi out of it. She's just fine now. But Sara has never even danced a solo. A director who puts someone into a full length Swan Lake in that circumstance -- how can you know what's going to happen. Much better to prepare someone don't you think?

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 08:54 PM

Well, maybe they ARE preparing her. Who knows how long ago the casting decision was made? She may have been coaching & working on it daily for weeks.


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