Posted 02 June 2002 - 08:51 AM
My wish for the new principals is that they get good head shots in the NYCB program next season. Over the years, Peter Boal's photos have been disastrous. The current one makes him look like Ivan the Terrible. Darci's photo looks nothing like her. And Kyra is better looking than that. But this seems to be a tradition at NYCB. I don't remember that there was ever a really good one of Farrell. So good luck at the photographer's.
Posted 02 June 2002 - 09:23 AM
The current photo of Peter in the NYCB program was taken by Josef Astor in 2000 as part of the promotional photos for A Shropshire Lad and Dance as Ever. I don't think it looks quite as good cropped and in the current context, but if he looks like Ivan the Terrible, I'm to blame!
We're doing new photos in early July. I promise to try and do better!
Tongue firmly in cheek and thoroughly amused. . .
Posted 02 June 2002 - 03:15 PM
Miss....anxiously waiting a train ride to NYC to see the Workshop on Monday!
Posted 02 June 2002 - 03:35 PM
For whatever reason, it's seemed that Millepied's and Marcovici's fortunes have been yoked to the same oxen since they entered the company, which I believe they did at the same time; wasn't their promotion to soloist at the same time as well?
Marcovici and Wheeldon entered at the same time (after the Balanchine Celebration in '93), and were definitely yoked-- actually doing a lot of the same things as demi-soloist. Millepied entered in '95 (having performed in SAB workshop in '94 and '95). He was part of that great group of men who came out of the school in '95 (Fromans, Fowler, Capps, Seth,....). Marcovici, Wheeldon, Millepied, as well as Somogyi, Ansanelli, Lyon, and Higgings were all promoted to soloist at the same time.
Regarding the yoking... it does seem, for the most part, that certain dancers careers are yoked together... M. Tracey and Whelan joined at similar times and were promoted to soloist and principal together (as well as shared a dressing room!). There seem to be times of grouped promotions and then times of individual ones (Ringer, Somogyi, A. Stafford). Interesting how that happens.
Posted 02 June 2002 - 03:51 PM
Posted 02 June 2002 - 06:18 PM
Posted 02 June 2002 - 07:12 PM
First of all, congrats to those promoted, if indeed it's happening. Fayette's solid partnering skills are among the best, if not the best in the company.
Abi Stafford was promoted to soloist very recently (during the winter season, if I'm not mistaken).
Ulbricht is very talented, but I don't think he will be promoted that soon . He's only 18 and got his contract less than a year ago. It's probably his height that will either hold him back or be a big push foward. At about 5ft6, there are not a lot of girls that he can reasonably partner, which limits his corps roles. Thus, if his talent continues to develop, he might actually be a candidate for soloist where he'd have less corps roles to deal with. Martins obviously is interested in him-he's been in Fancy Free, Vienna Waltzes, Prodigal Son, Mozartiana, Four Seasons, Cortege Hongrois and Sleeping Beauty among others. I'll be interested to see if he gets to do Puck when AMND roles around.
BTW, in the most recent issue of Dance Magazine the reviewer of NYCB's winter season singled out Ulbricht and Korbes as being on the fast track to soloist
There are definately some talented men at SAB, so it would be a great time to make space in the corps. My picks for promotion would be Carmena and Fowler and perhaps Capps. The Fromans are nice, but I'm not sure they are promotion material-solid but not spectacular.
It's too bad that Jared Angle has been injured, as I think he's a better partner than Millipied or Marcovici.
BTW, was Borree injured this season-she didn't dance until this past week if I'm not mistaken.
Posted 03 June 2002 - 09:21 AM
The promotions have been announced on the NYCB webpage, so it's official. No press release, but look at the changing news bulletins at the bottom of the page.
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