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Wish List for Next Spring-Summer SeasonWhich dancers we'd love to see in which ballets in2012


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#1 angelica

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 11:00 AM

Hope I'm allowed to suggest a new topic. If not, please forgive.
My wish list for next season would be:
Sarah Lane as Swanilda;
Stella Abrera as Giselle with David Hallberg as Albrecht;
Veronika Part in two Swan Lakes, several days apart;
Vishneva and Gomes in Manon and Onegin (or maybe I mean Othello).
Would anyone else like to weigh in?

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 12:41 PM

Osipova/Vaseliev and Lane/Cornejo in La fille..

Vishneva,Hallberg in A Month in the country

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 12:46 PM

Osipova/Vaseliev and Lane/Cornejo in La fille..

Vishneva,Hallberg in A Month in the country


I would absolutely buy tickets to both!

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 12:49 PM

Osipova/Vaseliev and Lane/Cornejo in La fille..

Vishneva,Hallberg in A Month in the country


I would absolutely buy tickets to both!




I completely agree with angelica!!!!

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 02:04 PM

Macmillan's Mayerling with Gomes as the Crown Prince Rudolf, Vishneva as Mary Vetsera, and Part as Marie Larish.

Jiri Kylian's Petite Mort.

Ashton's Rhapsody with Osipova/Simkin and Reyes/Cornejo.

I would also like to see Vishneva/Gomes do Manon and Onegin.

#6 angelica

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 02:38 PM

I almost forgot: in connection with Veronika Part's two Swan Lakes, I would wish for a decent violin soloist!

#7 angelica

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 02:41 PM

Macmillan's Mayerling with Gomes as the Crown Prince Rudolf, Vishneva as Mary Vetsera, and Part as Marie Larish.

Jiri Kylian's Petite Mort.

Ashton's Rhapsody with Osipova/Simkin and Reyes/Cornejo.

I would also like to see Vishneva/Gomes do Manon and Onegin.

I hope that someone at ABT is reading this thread and making note.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 03:38 PM

I wish this thread would had included a little more than ABT... :( (I hope I'm not "discussing the discussion" by saying this... :beg: )

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 03:48 PM

I would dye to see ABT taking over the weeks left by the City Opera at the State theater.
That would allow so many opportunities for talented young dancers of the company and for many of the ABT loyal fans too :)
I beleive both NYCB and ABT would benefit from this, and there is no need for an overlapping in the rep.
I am sure both companies would get a lot of new fans.

Please, bring back "La Fille.....", Manon, Oneguin and Ashton's Sylvia !

A few unrealistic wishes:
Kevin M., please, the whole world is screaming for beautiful/emotional Act IV to be added to the current production of SL , its been more than 10 yrs waiting ! Could Ratmansky stage a new one based on the original?
I beleive there is a lot of material at Harvard's library in Boston.
How about the much talked Tudor's R&J ?

A few more realistic wishes:
- Vishneva/Gomes in Giselle (and in Manon/Oneguin)
- Part doing 2 SL (as last year, on Monday and Saturday :) )
Part/Bolle in Bayadere and SL (if not, then give her Marcelo, pls)
- Another Semionova/Gomes SL (I know, there is so much Marcelo can dance)
(Osipova's debut in SL with David ?)
- Since it looks like Corsaire is coming back, I am going to ask for Osipova/Vasiliev/Simkim.
(How about Part's debut in Medora ?)
- Alina C, Polina S. and Osipova in as much as possible
- Sarah Lane debuting in a full length (whatever they think is better for her, but something serious/challenging, pls)

I support strongly the ideas of Macmillan's Mayerling and Ashton's Rhapsody

#10 vipa

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 03:58 PM

Love some of these ideas. Particularly:

Lane - Coppelia
Osipova/Vaseliev and Lane/Cornejo in La fille

I'd love to see a rep program of ABT goodies from the past. My list would be endless, but to begin with:

Billy the Kid with Gomes
Intermezzo (Feld) - Many casting possibilites
Miss Julie - Kristi Boone (an under utilized dancer at ABT, but was an excellent Siren in Prodigal Son)
Push Comes to Shove (Tharp) - I believe the original cast was (correct me if I'm wrong) Van Hamel, Baryshnikov & Marianna Tcherkasski so how about Murphy, Cornejo, Lane

And wouldn't it be fun to see Osipova do Rodeo!

Also let's have Ashton's Dream back with Cojocaru (If ABT did the Balanchine version I'd love to see her do that second act pas de deux)

Also bring back The Bright Stream - all casts seem to work well.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 04:13 PM

Some additional suggestions (and I must say I like all of them listed in this thread so far)

Ashton's Scenes de Ballet, Symphonic Variations, and La Valse.

Tudor's Lilac Garden.

Macmillan's Gloria and Song of the Earth. My Song of the Earth dream cast would be Vishneva/Hallberg/Gomes (Gomes as the Messenger of Death). I'd also be interested in seeing Semionova dance this.

Bayadere with Semionova/Hallberg/Vishneva or Semionova/Gomes/Vishneva. I realize Gamzatti plays second fiddle to Nikiya in terms of stage time, but I think Vishneva would be splendid in the role. Guillem actually did Gamzatti vs. Asylmuratova's Nikiya back in the day, so its not like a star dancer hasn't done it before.

To go along with Vishneva and Gomes in Manon, I'd like to see Radetsky do Lescaut and Abrera his mistress.

Swan Lake with Osipova/Hallberg.

Romeo and Juliet with Seo/Bolle.

With ABT inviting so many guest artists in a season, I feel NY audiences would take to the Royal Ballet's Marianela Nunez. I'd like her to dance Sleeping Beauty with Hallberg and Swan Lake with Gomes. She is a wonderful dancer, and I'd love to see how her dancing would respond to having better partners than her current one at the Royal, Thiago Soares, whose dancing falls well short of hers.

I'd also like to see Corella dancing regularly with the company again.

#12 miliosr

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 05:25 PM

Will never happen in my lifetime but I would like to see Kevin McKenzie's idea for an all-Shakespeare night come to fruition:

Ashton's The Dream

Limon's The Moor's Pavane (w/ Gomes as the Moor, Hallberg as the Moor's Friend, Part as the Friend's Wife and one of the newer corps members as the Moor's Wife. Guest artist Carreno would be welcome as the Moor as well.)

Tudor's Romeo and Juliet (maybe w/ Lane and her husband Ribagorda as R and J???)

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 05:33 PM

I'd like to see Part get a run at Manon...if Zenaida Yanowsky at the Royal can do it, let's put that big old back of Bolle's to work! He is a master at wrangling unending limbs.

And Tudor, poor Tudor.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 05:41 PM

Will never happen in my lifetime but I would like to see Kevin McKenzie's idea for an all-Shakespeare night come to fruition:

Ashton's The Dream

Limon's The Moor's Pavane (w/ Gomes as the Moor, Hallberg as the Moor's Friend, Part as the Friend's Wife and one of the newer corps members as the Moor's Wife. Guest artist Carreno would be welcome as the Moor as well.)

Tudor's Romeo and Juliet (maybe w/ Lane and her husband Ribagorda as R and J???)


The Moors Pavane - yes!

Tudor's R& J - yes!

Also, I'm serious - Osipova as the cowgirl in Rodeo.

#15 angelica

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 06:01 PM

It will be fun to see if any of these dreams come true next season.


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