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  1. Wishing Krohn well! I haven't seen her much but each time I have I've always been impressed with her exquisite lines. Regarding the soloists, I recently saw Woodward in Dances at a Gathering and felt she held her own with the principals and I love the energy she brings to each of her roles. I've also been very impressed with Sara Adams since her promotion -- she seems to be bringing new enthusiasm to her dancing. I haven't seen much of Isaacs but I did see her Russian Girl debut a few years back. It had promise but felt forceful, not the polish and refinement I normally expect in the role. I hope she's progressing well as I haven't seen much of her lately. Has she been injured? It seems I'm in the minority but while I find Pollack to be technically proficient, I don't find her particularly exciting. It's wonderful to have so many incredibly talented dancers and the vast repertory we're exposed to at City Ballet!
  2. It seems like it should be a snippet in the Times' Dance in NYC This Week column.
  3. Macaulay's discussion thread (which morphed into discussion about the Times dwindling Arts coverage) is here: I appreciate your insight!
  4. I completely agree. I have to add I was extremely unimpressed with the choreography and costumes for the corps. I saw Brandt and thought she was fantastic -- this was the first time I saw her in a featured role and bought a last minute student ticket when her casting was announced. However, the production itself was not my cup of tea even before considering the offensive story line. IMO it would be best to keep the Act II pas de trois for galas and dispose of the rest.
  5. FYI the Kennedy Center's Facebook page has a 20m video of Joaquin De Luz and Indiana Woodward rehearsing Tarantella. Wish I could be in DC!
  6. Don't know why I remembered this existed but it helps! "When Boal offered Generosa a PNB apprenticeship (from SAB), he suggested she spend a few months in the PNB School’s professional division to help her adapt to the company’s style" http://www.dancemagazine.com/on_the_rise_angelica_generosa-2306926573.html
  7. I'm sad about Morgann Rose. I haven't seen her dance much but I loved her in Tharp's Sinatra piece. She was fiery and sassy and really got Tharp -- by far my favorite dancer in the piece.
  8. I haven't seen this program (yet -- perhaps I might grab a ticket for tomorrow's mat), but I've been feeling this way for the last two programs (Forsythe/Peck/Kylian and Allegro Brillante/Seven Sonatas/Sinatra). One the one hand, I like that the Washington Ballet is moving in new direction and bringing mixed bills from a variety of choreographers to DC. We mostly get full lengths at the Kennedy Center. On the other hand, Washington is not far from NY and this programming feels (and IMO is danced) like ABT-lite. I understand Julie Kent had very little time to design the season and while I appreciate the dancing I was not exceedingly impressed. I miss how innovative and different the programming for the Washington Ballet was under Webre. This feels like an extended ABT fall season instead of something all its own.
  9. That's exactly what they do in Eisenhower. Last year I asked the box office about whether Suzanne Farrell would have live music before buying tickets and they looked at the seating chart to answer. Also looking forward to more live music at WB performances!
  10. I agree. I generally like the Classic NYCB programs that have this mix. I remember seeing Walpurgisnacht, 4Ts and Everywhere We Go on the same program. It was great!
  11. https://www.nycballet.com/NYCB/media/NYCBMediaLibrary/PDFs/SubscriptionDocuments/Fall18-RepCalendar.pdf https://www.nycballet.com/NYCB/media/NYCBMediaLibrary/PDFs/SubscriptionDocuments/Winter18-RepCalendar.pdf https://www.nycballet.com/NYCB/media/NYCBMediaLibrary/PDFs/SubscriptionDocuments/Spring18-RepCalendar.pdf Please let me know if they no longer work.
  12. Hah! This must be true. I now live in DC and subscribed to the New Yorker a few months ago (they targeted me with an offer of 12 issues for $6. How could I refuse?). I would appreciate more dance coverage as well.
  13. I'm confused -- the link to both Suzanne Farrell and ABT have Opera House as the location.
  14. Does WB ever release casting before the performance? Edit: In addition to providing a lovely review of the preview, you also stated casting! So thank you. Also I need to read better. In any case, is casting publicly available pre-performance/where can I find it is perhaps a much better question.
  15. Thank you for your review! It sounds like a wonderful program. I wonder if the blonde was apprentice Emma von Enck, sister of Claire (a corps dancer). She was very cute in that specific role last fall.