Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:11 PM
Does anyone know the status of her back injury? Will she be able to dance in any of the remaining All Premiere program at all? I went last Friday, and will go again this week, but I very much hope to see Lesley this time in "Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven" (she was scheduled to dance last Fricay, but was not able to).
Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:56 PM
Jordan Pacitti is also out, with a 5th metatarsal break in one of his feet. Boal mentioned that it's a 6-8 week recovery time until he's back in the studio, and that Pacitti was familiar with the process since he'd broken the same bone in the other foot previously. Everyone in the audience winced.
Posted 06 November 2006 - 09:44 PM
Same here. And she's equally impressive in the classical (as opposed to neo-classical) repertoire, with beautiful epaulement.
From time to time, we all find a young dancer who somehow "grabs" us. For me that dancer is Lesley Rausch. She first stunned me in Paul Gibson's "The Piano Dance" a couple of years ago. I haven't been able to keep my eyes off her since.
I hope she and Pacitti, another extremely gifted dancer, heal soon.
Posted 07 November 2006 - 05:20 PM
At the Q&A after last Friday's performance, Peter Boal mentioned that she had been dealing with a back injury, and had pushed to come back a bit too quickly. He didn't mention any specifics about the injury, or about her time frame.
I happened to be there that nite too and heard him say that also (in fact, it was I who asked him that question )
Perhaps someone at PNB who reads this board can give me an update on Lesley.
(Perhaps I'll just go to the 11/12 matinee.....that's the last possible day she is scheduled for -- besides Carrie Imler is dancing in that performance.)
Posted 07 January 2007 - 06:50 PM
There are three things I'd like to mention about her performance: in arabesque her expansiveness is in all planes. In the scene that opens Act II, where Clara and the Prince ride in a boat throughout the overture, and where the Principals can easily run out of mime, her pacing was not only patient, she did not once succumb to damsel in distress: if there was a storm, she'd weather it with her Prince.
The third was the most impressive, which is her beautiful epaulement. The high moment was during one of the turning overhead lifts, where her arms and shoulders followed the swirl of the lift. It was stupendous.
Posted 08 January 2007 - 02:47 PM
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