Posted 24 August 2001 - 12:29 PM
Posted 24 August 2001 - 02:06 PM
I'm a less reliable source for this, but I think it's been announced that Margaret Tracey would retire at the end of winter season.
Posted 24 August 2001 - 04:35 PM
Margaret Tracey will be retiring after the NYCB 2001-02 winter season. I'm glad to hear that Peter Boal will continue to dance, but worry that the NYCB male principal group is aging and that there are currently few possibilities for promotion to principal.
Posted 24 August 2001 - 06:01 PM
With that thought of dancers having babies, I am concerned that we will not see Kyra Nichols dance again. Anyone know anything?
Posted 24 August 2001 - 08:38 PM
I'm glad to hear that Peter Boal will continue to dance, but worry that the NYCB male principal group is aging and that there are currently few possibilities for promotion to principal.
I'm obviously very biased about this, but I think the company ought to hold on to Peter as long as they can. I don't see a replacement for him coming up in the ranks; can anyone name a potential heir to his repertory that's on his level?
Posted 24 August 2001 - 08:52 PM
Posted 24 August 2001 - 10:13 PM
[ 08-24-2001: Message edited by: Alla ]
Posted 24 August 2001 - 11:31 PM
Posted 30 August 2001 - 10:04 PM
Any other "poet" types come to mind?
Posted 30 August 2001 - 10:19 PM
P.S. Upon reflection (and this is also bias, I'm working with him) one I'd name with that possibility with the right coaching is Ryan Kelly. I see Jason Fowler as very promising, but also more prince than poet. I'd really like to see more of what Craig Hall can do as well.
[ 08-30-2001: Message edited by: Leigh Witchel ]
Posted 03 September 2001 - 01:50 PM
Korbes is "Classique" (semicharacter classique) in emploi, like Tracey. Above all Carla's "non-idiosyncracy" (in contrast with Whelan, Somogyi, Meunier, even Ringer, and with Maria K [who is another physical type entirely]) -- makes her well suited to fill the void which Margaret Tracey's departure will leave among NYCB's women principals. That is not to say that she will take over Margaret's roles. Only that her very regular, classical beauty, style and training, and the comparative restraint of her style, will be of huge value in providing a stable center to what is otherwise an extremely diverse typology of leading women dancers. Once Margaret retires, only Miranda Weese (among the younger women) will be left occupying the middle range and Carla will provide more balance there.
[ 09-03-2001: Message edited by: Michael1 ]
Posted 03 September 2001 - 06:22 PM
"restraint of style" sorry, what does that mean? I may be misinterpreting, but I always Margaret Tracey had a nice daredevilness about her. I'll never forget seeing her do Tarantella and just going for it all.
And tying up all loose tangents of mine.
Peter Hansen was a prince I adored, did he retire?
Posted 03 September 2001 - 07:24 PM
As for "restraint of style," I was speaking of Korbes rather than Tracey. Actually, though, I think Carla may attack more than Margaret. It's just my observation, fully subjective, but I've seldom found Margaret to be too aggressive in her attack and seldom seen her lose herself too much in the passion of the balletic moment. I've considered her rather cool, in fact.
But there are many exceptions even recently -- a glowingly warm Sugarplum Fairy in the first Saturday Matinee Nutcracker last fall, partnered by Peter Boal, with Zachary Yermolenko as the Boy Prince. Also a couple of absolutely wonderful performances (I don't think I'll ever forget them) in the Divertimento from Baiser de la Fee last winter. And every perfomance of Zakouski with Nikolai Hubbe and Ben Millepied last year was fabulous. I will miss her very much. As in all things, you "do not miss your water until your well runs dry."
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