Sudden substitution at NYCB 2/7/01
Posted 07 February 2002 - 11:31 PM
Her situation reminds me of about a decade ago when Margaret Tracey was the ballerina who got thrown into any emergency situation. It seems Martins relies on only select dancers that way, and I'm sure it's a mixed blessing.
There were also very lovely performances in the variations from most of the female leads, particularly Jenifer Ringer in the third and Jennie Somogyi in the fourth variations.
Posted 08 February 2002 - 12:21 AM
I noticed that Borree was orginally supposed to debut on Tuesday evening. Did she? Is she injured? i have been rooting for Borree this season as one of the principal "underdogs" of the company; it seems Peter lost interest in her when she reached the rank of principal. Although I have never been a Borree fan, I have seen in the past what she is capable of, and have been happy to see her begin to live up to it this season. As much as I admire Abby's imperturbability, I am surprised at Peter's push--surely Theme was enough, a challenge she handled admirably. I think the constant "testing" or the throwing her into principal roles in unfair of the administration, regardless of her ability and sangfroid. She is so young; there is no need to put her in EVERY killer principal role the repetory has to offer.
[ February 08, 2002: Message edited by: britomart ]
Posted 08 February 2002 - 12:24 AM
And Britomart, I share your reservations. I hope she doesn't get hurt.
Posted 08 February 2002 - 10:13 AM
I am glad that Borree seems to have turned a corner, and I hope she'll soon be back onstage.
As for Stafford, she did commendably well, although seeing her do that killer Hayden solo with an aggressive competency, after a parade of some of NYCB's most persona-rich dancers, made me hope that some day her soul might venture out of her toe shoes.
Posted 08 February 2002 - 12:28 PM
And thanks, rg for the info!
Posted 08 February 2002 - 01:08 PM
Posted 08 February 2002 - 01:14 PM
Posted 08 February 2002 - 02:26 PM
And from there see how many more they are in.
Margaret Tracey remained pretty consistent through her career with Martins and there's an article in Time Out discussing why she chose to retire dancing a piece Martins did for her.
Posted 08 February 2002 - 02:46 PM
Ooops. My bad. Thanks for the correction!
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