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    Former dancer, avid balletgoer
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  1. Josette

    UNBOUND 2018: A Festival of New Works

    I am happy for Ed Liang that The Infinite Ocean got chosen and not surprised about the works by Peck, Pita, and Ochoa not being encored. The Wheeldon, Dawson, and Marston choices were solidly constructed and beautifully danced and were a given. I did love the Rhoden, Welch, and McIntyre ballets most of all, with honorable mentions for the performances we got from Van Patten, Birkkjaer, and Froustey in Marston's Snowblind.
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    Dancer Promotions for 2018-2019

    Three new promotions from corps de ballet to soloist were announced today. Congratulations to Elizabeth (Lizzy) Powell, Wona Park, and Henry Sidford!
  3. Thanks for providing the casting. This is an easy decision for me.
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    Keeping Up With SFB Veterans

    Aaron Robison danced with SFB for 2016 (mostly Nutcracker) - 2017 (January through May). Onegin was at the end of the 2016 spring season at the opera house and Aaron had not yet joined.
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    2017-18 season

    And he was superb.
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    Which dancer do you most wish you'd seen live?

    Thanks, Dirac. All this is about is my wishing that I had seen Astaire on stage, as various of my relatives and their colleagues did in London and New York, including Adele. I don't know why I can't have my thoughts based on what I have been told from first-hand spectators in and out of theatrical business and what I have read, without being chastised! But more power to you! I will respectfully no longer participate.
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    Which dancer do you most wish you'd seen live?

    I have read that too and I don't take it seriously! Astaire also would say that Adele was younger than he. I have no concept of "most raw talent" or what might have been had she not married. I have also read from his contemporaries that he was a major, esteemed star on his own and not at all secondary when working with Adele in London and New York. Who can say whether Adele had his musicality or could compose as he did or play the piano as well as he (see "I Don't Dance, Don't Ask Me" from Roberta) or choreograph or had his work ethic? Keine Ahnung! All I know is what I see Astaire do. Love him!
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    Which dancer do you most wish you'd seen live?

    Well, that's quite true, pherank, about Adele! I was watching "I'm Old Fashioned" from You Were Never Lovelier, when I realized Astaire was at the untouchable top of my list of dancers. I think I would prefer to see him dance solo. Actually, I would be happy just to have seen him walk across the stage.
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    Which dancer do you most wish you'd seen live?

    atm711 - I'd love to hear your thoughts on Maria Tallchief!
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    SFB 2018: Sleeping Beauty

    Dores Andre danced a perfectly beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker in December. Her carriage and port de bras were very ballerina-like, her dancing musical and precise. I was more than pleasantly surprised, as I can't recall that I have seen her in a tutu since she was promoted to soloist.
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    MCB Program II. All Robbins.

    Great photos! Thank you, cubanmiamiboy! (I love Stravinsky, by the way.)
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    MCB Program II. All Robbins.

    I have only seen The Cage in the taped version shown on TV some time ago with Heather Watts and Bart Cook, and found it compelling and brilliantly executed. Loved the music. I also am looking forward to seeing it on stage as danced by SFB in March.
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    Which dancer do you most wish you'd seen live?

    atm711 - Thanks so much for your insightful description of Marie-Jeanne.
  14. Josette

    Which dancer do you most wish you'd seen live?

    Fred Astaire
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    Which dancer do you most wish you'd seen live?

    Maria Tallchief most of all but followed closely by Alicia Markova, who I am certain would have become my idolized favorite.