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Veronika Part: divided opinions?


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#181 fondoffouettes

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

Does Ratmansky have a ballet noir up his sleeve for Veronika? I hope so.

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#182 abatt

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:53 AM

Where is that photo from?

#183 Barbara

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:22 AM

Looks like the actress Ruth Roman but she certainly does bear a resemblance to Ms. Part!

#184 Kaysta

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 02:43 PM

Anyone have an opinion on Ms. Part in the role of Kitri? I will get the chance to see her in three roles this spring, as part of my subscription series. Kitri in Don Q, Nikiya in La Bayadere, and O/O in Swan Lake. Haven't heard much about her Kitri.

#185 aurora

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:21 PM

Anyone have an opinion on Ms. Part in the role of Kitri? I will get the chance to see her in three roles this spring, as part of my subscription series. Kitri in Don Q, Nikiya in La Bayadere, and O/O in Swan Lake. Haven't heard much about her Kitri.

It was a new role for her last year, so she's only done it once before in NY.

 

I saw it, and enjoyed it. I'll be going again this time.

 

She doesn't have the technical explosiveness of some dancers, but she had no issues with her technique in it, and she looked like she was having a lot of fun with it--it showed! No indications of nerves or hesitation.

 

The dream scene (the most "classical" and thus more what I associate with her) was unsurprisingly gorgeous.



#186 Waelsung

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 08:41 PM

I wonder if there's any reason why all the performances with Ms. Part in major parts (no pun whatsoever) are matinees this season? For me it sadly means that I will miss all her outings, except for Myrtha, since I work and cannot attend ballet during the day.

 

One or two I would understand, but all? Is ABT management trying to tell us something?



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:28 AM

I wonder if there's any reason why all the performances with Ms. Part in major parts (no pun whatsoever) are matinees this season? For me it sadly means that I will miss all her outings, except for Myrtha, since I work and cannot attend ballet during the day.

 

One or two I would understand, but all? Is ABT management trying to tell us something?

Those were my thoughts exactly. This will be the first time I'm missing her O/O since she joined the company. I'm very upset that I will only be able to see her Bayadere this season and I'm trying not to read anything into this - but its hard not to.



#188 Helene

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:49 AM

I thought there were similar comments in the past about Part being cast for matinees.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:00 AM

I may take off a half day from work to see her Swan Lake.  I wonder what the nature of Stearn's absence is from the D.C. engagement, and whether it will impact casting for the Met season. Stearns is scheduled to be Part's partner for SL. 

 

 

 

I will probably miss her Bayadere because they are doing Jewels across the plaza, and I'm already committed to way too many Bayaderes this season - Tereshkina, Smirnova, Cojocaru, Vishneva.



#190 angelica

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:33 AM

Anyone have an opinion on Ms. Part in the role of Kitri? I will get the chance to see her in three roles this spring, as part of my subscription series. Kitri in Don Q, Nikiya in La Bayadere, and O/O in Swan Lake. Haven't heard much about her Kitri.

 

Her Kitri was wonderful last season. The only problem, and it arises again this year, was and will be her partner, who is simply not up to her caliber.

 

Her Bayadere and her O/O are unsurpassed.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:42 PM

 

Anyone have an opinion on Ms. Part in the role of Kitri? I will get the chance to see her in three roles this spring, as part of my subscription series. Kitri in Don Q, Nikiya in La Bayadere, and O/O in Swan Lake. Haven't heard much about her Kitri.

 

Her Kitri was wonderful last season. The only problem, and it arises again this year, was and will be her partner, who is simply not up to her caliber.

 

Her Bayadere and her O/O are unsurpassed.

 

 

On the other hand I thought her partner last year was good (James Whiteside) and she seemed to have a good rapport with him, which I certainly can't say of Cory Stearns.



#192 angelica

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:52 PM


 

I know that many people on this board like James Whiteside, and I suppose I'm in the minority. I find him stiff in the upper body and not classical overall. Stearns, on the other hand, while needing to ramp up his acting, perhaps with some serious coaching, has a beautiful ballet line. He was a sensational actor in The Moor's Pavane, and I had hoped that signaled a positive change. But I agree that he and Veronika do not have a good rapport on stage. I saw them in rehearsal one day and he was very attentive to her, so I don't know what the problem is. In any event, I've heard that Stearns is injured, although I don't know how badly. There may be much shuffling of the casting deck before the season has even begun.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:07 PM


I am so excited! I can't wait until May 14th!!!



#194 Waelsung

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:15 PM

I thought there were similar comments in the past about Part being cast for matinees.

 

Yes, she was always getting unproportionally high number of matinees, but this season it's all matinees and nothing but, except for Myrtha and Lescaut's lover.



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 08:02 PM

I think they hold the evening performances for the marquee names that sell well, so they can sell tickets at maximum prices.  Unfortunately V. Part is not (yet) a marquee name, and she's not a self-promoter on social media (at least in comparison to other dancers). 




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