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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    Fan, former dancer (non-professional--studied at Joffrey and SAB)
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  1. aurora

    Sarah Lane

    Sounds feasible to me. Especially when considered in combination with the current lack of soloists (2, effectively) --who would normally expect to do many (if not all) of these roles.
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    Don Quixote Spring 2018

    She performed one of the 3 shades on June 1st (I believe). There was discussion on here about how it was so beneath her to do a (barely) soloist role but she ended up falling off point in the rapid series of releves across the stage in arabesque and it was not a good showing.
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    Don Quixote Spring 2018

    Kristen was talking about her turn at the first shade, which was not good.
  4. Certainly, but it is not documented with regards to Johnsey.
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    2018 Romeo & Juliet

    The unnamed friend who partners pierette
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    "Harlequinade" 2018.

    Angelica--I'm not meaning to imply your eyesight is poorer than most, but rather to let you know (as you said you hadn't seen it yet) that the mime in this ballet is quite broadly performed (whereas not all dancers really broadcast the mime in Odette's meeting Seigfried in Swan Lake for example), perhaps because this is, at its heart, a rather slapstick comedy. I can imagine it would be easier to see from closer, but the first cast made it quite legible even at some distance.
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    "Harlequinade" 2018.

    On Monday it read perfectly clearly from dress circle. Not everyone understands all the mime certainly (not saying that of people here) and perhaps that is a problem for some viewers. When they do a ballet like this, which is mime heavy, another promo video they might want to consider is a primer on ballet mime.
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    "Harlequinade" 2018.

    Oh good, we're back to agreeing!
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    "Harlequinade" 2018.

    I also love Fille Mal Gardee Different tastes! That is fine. I was just really responding to the idea (not expressed by you) that the ballet was unsuccessful when clearly it is a matter of opinion as many of us didn't seem to find it so.
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    "Harlequinade" 2018.

    See I thought it was so successful that I ran out and bought additional tickets. I thought it was a perfect endearing gem of a ballet. I can see why people wanting large scale wizzbang dancing might have been disappointed but that doesn't mean the program was unsuccessful. It means it wasn't successful for you. And the kids Monday were perfect.
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    "Harlequinade" 2018.

    I thought it was fantastic. And I generally get bored as hell at kids dancing in the ballet. So your mileage may vary.
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    Ratmansky's Paquita

    Having a sillier plot than Corsaire takes some doing! (I think your explanation makes a lot of sense, that just struck me)
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    Macaulay on ABT 2018 Met season

    At least ours don't have Solor bearing his!! 😂 I really really really think that is a horrific look I agree they should have reviews, but I'm not surprised. Last year was really bad re: reviews as well. So much so I tweeted at him about it. And he promptly blocked me.
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    2018 Met Season

    Romeo is no walk in the park and he's still doing that....
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    ABT 2018 La Bayadere

    I feel similarly. I like her and am interested in seeing her. But she hasn't utterly wowed me yet. I thought her first attempt at Nikiya was good but on the cautious/reserved side. While she was a bit stiffer (back especially) than usual she still didn't have that brittle quality Wiles did. Wiles I believe only ever danced Gamzatti.