Posted 01 August 2001 - 12:31 PM
Gomes has danced some principal roles at ABT, but is not consistently cast in them as yet, so I don't know how long it may take him to be promoted, but it is hard to imagine that, if he stays healthy, he won't be. ABT has some wonderful men now, though, and it may be hard for him to move up, especially if Acosta is really coming. I think is is just stunning as a dancer, so polished technically, (as it seems so many are now), and just so gracious and generous. The Theme and Variations he did last spring with Murphy still gives me chills to think about, it was so powerful yet so elegant. It must have been so wonderful to see him in Brazil--what was the audience's reaction?