New NYCB apprentices and corps members
Posted 18 August 2002 - 02:56 PM
Posted 19 August 2002 - 04:44 AM
Posted 19 August 2002 - 05:43 AM
An article in the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times (not available online) says that Katherine Bergstrom, 18, and Savannah Lowery, 17, were given full contracts by the New York City Ballet last month.
Posted 19 August 2002 - 03:55 PM
Posted 20 August 2002 - 04:08 AM
Posted 20 August 2002 - 04:40 PM
Posted 20 August 2002 - 05:38 PM
Posted 21 August 2002 - 12:12 AM
Where is Evans in Apollo, Evans in Prodigal Son?
Granted, Evans has a more modern style and body than some other NYCB dancers - he's not a Royal Danish type. Even so, the man can do more than just Diamond project ballets and Arthur Mitchell's part in Agon.
Evans is one of my favorite dancers and frankly, I think he has wasted much of his career in a company that rarely gave him a chance.
As for the up-and-coming dancers, I wish them well. None are above corps level, although I hear Craig Hall is talented. I sincerely hope that he is NOT just being groomed to take over what seems to be the company's token black principal spot - and Arthur Mitchell's part in Agon.
Posted 21 August 2002 - 07:17 AM
Posted 21 August 2002 - 11:36 AM
The company is trying to bring in more diversity. I could not agree with kaydenmark more.....craig hall, amar ramasar have bright futures ahead of them rather in nycb or away......i wish them well, also there is jerome johnson the newest corps member, a great african-american dancer. I spotted him in the corps of theme&variations and his bravura amazed me , he's one to watch. I heard he is a princess grace award winner, is this true??
Aesha Ash? Whats going to happen to her? She's so beautiful but NYCB seems not to be taking action with her? what are other peoples thoughts....she is a gorgeous dancer!
Posted 21 August 2002 - 07:25 PM
I've also been delighted with Jerome Johnson's dancing! He and Megan LeCrone are both from the NC School of the Arts, and have danced together in competitions and performances. Johnson received a Princess Grace Foundation scholarship in 2000 and was a Prix De Lausanne finalist the following year. If I'm not mistaken, he was only at SAB for a short time before becoming an apprentice and never was in one of the annual workshops.
Aesha Ash has been given some good opportunities by NYCB-this past season she debuted as Hippolyta in "Midsummer's" and as the female lead in the Explosions Polka section of "Vienna Waltzes". She also got great reviews in Albert Evans' Diamond project ballet. She's a good dancer, but I think perhaps not yet ready for promotion.
Posted 22 August 2002 - 05:30 AM
It's so much fun to watch dancers at the beginning of their careers, when they have so much possibility and promise. It's also a nice antidote to complaining about all the older dancers who, for one reason or another, have failed to fulfill their promise.
Ramasar really stood out at his SAB workshop, I remember, for his fine jump as well as the fact he was the only East Indian in view. I ran into him on the street the next day, handing out NYCB fliers for some extra student cash, and he was absolutely thrilled that anyone recognized him. So there are some **benefits** to being a person of color in a mostly white company!
Has he had any good parts this past season?
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