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CharlieH

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  1. CharlieH

    2018 Met Season

    Adorable! The real way to honor Mr. Petipa. Right sort of costumes, charm, spirit.
  2. CharlieH

    2018 Met Season

    She has a Vishnevaesque sort of beauty. Hoping to see Paulina back on the stage soon.
  3. CharlieH

    Kolpakova, Makarova and the Cold War.

    Kolpakova & her husband were already in the USA-NY by summer 1993 because they attended the famous Dinner with Balanchine gala. At the time, both were already were working in some coaching capacity in NY, even if they returned to Russia periodically. They were here way before the late ‘90s.
  4. CharlieH

    ABT 2018 Giselle

    Maybe Aran Bell. Let’s see how his Romeo debut goes. Oh yeah, baby!! 🥂
  5. CharlieH

    Kolpakova, Makarova and the Cold War.

    Kolpakova & her husband, Semenov, were leaders of the Communist Party within the Kirov organization. If Makarova was a member, she was not among the vocal leaders, as were the Semenovs. Of course, time can heal wounds but I still cannot help but chuckle when I think about Kolpakova being A-OK with capitalism in the Good Ol’ USA for 20+ years. That said, she’s been a wonderful coach to Herrera and so many other ABT ballerinas. We can’t take that away from her.
  6. CharlieH

    ABT 2018 Giselle

    Today is “Birthdays D’day”! May 18. Happiest Joint Birthdays to the stars of tonight’s Giselle: Natalia Osipova - 32 David Hallberg - 36 ABT should roll out a great big cake onto the Met stage tonight. Cheers! 🎂
  7. Will Square Dance be presented in the City Center version with on-stage caller and hillbilly band? The Joffrey used to dance that version.
  8. This would have been an ideal showcase for The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, with their reconstructions of lesser-known ballets from Balanchine’s City Center years, e.g., Gounod Symphony, Pas de Dix, Ragtime, Meditation. Alas, TSFB is no more.
  9. CharlieH

    2018 Spring Season

    Isn’t Huxley the amazing technician who stole the show dancing the Tarantella in Peck’s Pulcinella Variations? (Saw him in PV twice in NY & once in DC) Wow, I just realized...what a pairing that should be, Pereira/Huxley! I can’t wait to see them going full throttle at that last Coppelia matinee on June 2. It’ll be my last big trip of the season - Coppelia NYCB matinee, SAB Workshop in the eve, last NYCB mixed bill on Sunday, then ABT Harlequinade performances on Monday/Tuesday. I think I’m now a certified ballet fan (or certified loco, as my wife & kids would say).
  10. CharlieH

    2018 Spring Season

    Great news about Erica. I’ve admired her more & more this year, most recently as the featured (pdd) lady in Robbins’ Interplay.
  11. CharlieH

    Petipa Gala

    ABT’s Harlequinade recon will be just that. No Balanchines or contemporary choreographies on the same program, as in all of the Petipa “tributes” at the Bolshoi, Stanislavsky, Mariinsky.
  12. CharlieH

    Petipa Gala

    The more I read about the so-called Petipa Galas/Tributes in Russia, the more I think that the grandest tribute of all is happening right here in the USA with Ratmansky’s reconstruction of Harlequinade at ABT. No bull - 100% Petipa.
  13. CharlieH

    2018 Spring Season

    Thank you, Royal Blue. You perfectly captured my feelings about Goldberg, in general, and last Saturday night’s performance in particular! Now imagine the thrill of following THAT with Robbins’ magnificent Les Noces - more powerful, colorful, forceful & dramatic than the Nijinska original (a masterpiece in its own subtle way). Full chorus, vocal soloists, four grand pianos and full percussion ensemble AND dancers on the stage...with special kudos to Indiana Woodward and apprentice Andres Zuniga as the bride & groom. Goldberg + Noces = A Double-Whammy of a Sensorial Delight! Also delicious, in a much lighter vein and on another program: Fanfare...a far more effective music-education experience than “Show the Music” lecture that preceded The Cage on Friday night. I’m looking forward to seeing the fifth and sixth programs on Saturday, especially the one that includes Dances at a Gathering. A mostly wonderful festival thus far.
  14. CharlieH

    2018 Met Season

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    2018 Met Season

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