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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    Fan, mother of ballet student
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    Orange County
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  1. Thank you for the advise. I was leaning toward evening, but my daughter is particularly interested in Les Sylphides, so we may choose the afternoon performance.
  2. I'm not very familiar with most of the Mariinsky dancers but I would like to attend one of the Sunday performances. Which show would most people recommend?
  3. I've heard really lovely things about Hee Seo in Nutcracker. Last year my daughter was the young Clara with Gillian, Hee and Stella so I tended to go to shows that worked out with family and friends who came to see her. I guess none of them happened to coincide with the Hee Seo shows.
  4. I was hoping to see new principals as well. I wonder why Isabella Boylston isn't coming this year. I've seen Gillian Murphy, Stella Abrera, and Sarah Lane in the past.
  5. Ahh, I was thinking this September.
  6. He is still scheduled to do Nutcracker in Costa Mesa, CA in December. He's partnered with Misty Copeland. Sarah Lane is partnered with Herman Cornejo.
  7. Roster in Review - 2017

    One of her Instagram stories was of her doing a series of singles and doubles, which I actually preferred. I love watching these and am grateful for the glimpses into her practice.
  8. Roster in Review - 2017

    ABT is now down to 3 female soloists. Do they ever promote from the corp mid season?
  9. La Scala in Orange County in July 2017

    I'm leaving Southern California on Saturday morning for two weeks in New York--apparently right as a lot of ballet is finally heading out here. I'm sad to be missing Giselle, but my daughter got a last minute invitation to watch dress rehearsal tonight.
  10. Golden Age of West Coast Ballet?

    As far as patrons go: Despite an insane amount of wealth, I don't think there is really a strong sense of civic responsibility in LA. Perhaps it's because so many people have come from somewhere else. Eli Broad is obviously an exception. Orange County is another story. It's history isn't long, so many of the families who built it up out of ranches, orange groves and farms are still around and tend to be the biggest donors. I don't know if either place has both the big donors and enough of an audience to fill the seats. I'm hoping Segerstrom's dismal dance programming for next year isn't a reflection of the interest in classical ballet in Orange County.
  11. Veronika Part leaving ABT

    She also withdrew from Nutcracker in California in 2015. She was supposed to have opening night and one other night. She wasn't scheduled to dance in Nutcracker in 2016.
  12. Veronika Part leaving ABT

    She does sound angry and bitter to me. I understand the feeling, but I feel like she isn't handling it well. I see no relationship between her comment and the article referenced. (It was on Alexei Ratmansky's Facebook--sorry I forgot to mention where he posted it).
  13. Veronika Part leaving ABT

    Alexei Ratmansky just posted a link to the New York Times article about the Bolshoi cancelling their ballet based on Nureyev. Veronica Part commented, "Well...?And ABT fired at least 2 Russian ballerinas."
  14. I hope you didn't think I was being rude. I just started wondering, since you mentioned her, if there is a height that is just considered too short. (I'm not sure of her height, but for some reason I am thinking that it's less than 5'2"). I hope not, as she is a beautiful dancer.