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  1. Olga

    2018 Spring Season

    Dances at a Gathering was magnificent, marred only by Finlay’s partnering deficiencies, particularly in lifts. He is an accident waiting to happen.
  2. Olga

    ABT 2018 Giselle

    ABT one of the top 5 world class ballet companies? No way.
  3. A week or two ago I read in a newspaper report, but don’t remember which one, that the Palace courtiers had advised her to invite her whole family but she refused. It said she only wanted the people she wad “close to” at her wedding.
  4. Olga


    Thank you, Mnacenani.
  5. Olga

    2018 Spring Season

    Yes. I believe it was during the most recent run of Harlequinade.
  6. Olga

    2018 Spring Season

    This is a link to a comprehensive article about the play as well as background info about Dybbuks. http://www.yivoencyclopedia.org/article.aspx/Dybbuk_The
  7. Olga

    2018 Met Season

    I don’t disagree but wonder to what extent this policy is dictated by the Met or by ABT. I am not that familiar with the Met Opera policy but suspect that exchanges by non-subscription holders may not be permitted at all. The forced contribution is particularly cheesy and very annoying. To some extent ABT is hostage to the Met. I was surprised how sparse the ABT promotional material was over there in comparison to the opera. But again, ABT seems to have serious in house problems also when it comes to promotional or even descriptive material.
  8. Olga

    2018 Spring Season

    With all due respect to Marcelo who is a wonderful partner, he would not be up to the technical demands of this role, and hasn't been for a few years. And with all due respect to Tyler Angle, he was pretty terrific in it yesterday.
  9. An inspiring dancer, teacher and choreographer, and a pioneer. Rest in peace.
  10. Olga

    2018 Met Season

    Cirio could certainly step up and step in if there is a levelling off of Cornejo and Simkin’s casting. Assuming he is still there, and I did get the impression from his effusive if not fawning Instagram thank you to ENB that he is looking to move on. But it’s the shorter men who really need the shorter women, not the other way around.
  11. Olga

    2018 Met Season

    It’s one thing to have them bring in an RDB dancer of Lendorf’s experience, standing and talent. But Cirio was in a different category, imo. But Gorak’s partnering.... There is no way to know.
  12. Olga

    2018 Met Season

    Yes, her Giselle. Her acting in Act One of Giselle and the beginning of Odile was impressive. We will feel Marcelo’s absence. I agree that Hallberg is looking elsewhere for opportunities and obviously Simkin has found one. I have to think Cirio is too. It’s a miracle Cornejo sticks around. Is Lendorf still injured? Sorry, but I don’t see anyone of the stature of Marcelo or the particular magic of Hallberg coming up through the ranks. I’m hoping there is a Russian male principal who wants to relocate to NY. I hope NYCB gets a great director or it will really be depressing here.
  13. Olga

    2018 Met Season

    Yes, it is disappointing Sara Lane didnt get a Swan Lake. It was a very good debut, marred only by her reaction to the fouettes, and hindered by the lack of prep time. If by some chance she gets to do another one this Spring, I would go. Not casting her is an issue for several reasons, one of which is their lack of understanding of how to build not only dancers, but fan loyalty. Unfortunately, I have my doubts about Forster.
  14. Olga

    2018 Met Season

    It IS pretty repetitive, other than Ratmansky. But if the Fall season is the judge, even non-repetitive is a problem for ABT. Actually, I think the right adjective is unimaginative. Boring is also good. I always enjoyed the guest dancers; it seemed an integral part of this latest incarnation of the company, and an exciting one. This season does not excite me.