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    Former ballet dancer, former ballet teacher, fan, ballet lover
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  1. Favorite SFB Short Video Clips

    Kochetkova is doing a lot and always has, but truthfully dancers seem all over the place right now. I am mightily impressed with the projects Sara Mearns is involved with. Bouder and Ulbricht have their own groups. Tiler Peck curated and appeared in a CA festival before going to Vale to perform in numerous works. Sarah Lane, Isabella Boylston, James Whiteside and others are appearing more and more and putting their own stamp on things. All of this during time off from their home companies. Dancers today are very enterprising. I wouldn't try to guess who is busier or working at the highest level, but a lot of dancers are finding their way outside of their home companies.
  2. ABT 2017 Met season

    Having a substitute is always going to disappoint some audience members. I saw Kochetkova substitute for Cojocaru in Swan Lake. I didn't make it through the whole ballet because I was so bored. Expectations carry weight. I knew Cojocaru would bring something unique to the ballet and Kochetkova wasn't very interesting to me. As far as partnering goes. Casting is a jigsaw puzzle. It's not as simple as giving a bunch of shows to the woman who a lot of men like to partner.
  3. ABT 2017 Met season

    Agree with all whole heartedly, Kaysta. I also expect Lane to be a factor in Ratmansk's Harliquin and get a couple of Giselles. Personally I don't see why ABT needs Kochetkova.
  4. 2017 Fall Season

    Agree Abatt, seeing them in Who Cares was a major ballet viewing experience for me in the more than 40 years I've been watching ballet. It was a privilege to see. I'm grateful to them both for that gift.
  5. 2017 Fall Season

    I agree that she was his truest partner. I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) that they were very young when cast together in Martins Romeo & Juliet. I don't like the ballet, but I think that might have been a significant part of their early partnership.
  6. Truely delightful and left me wishing for more.
  7. 2017 Fall Season

    Odd as a closing ballet but probably the best they can do. It will be an interesting send off. He is not retiring, just moving on to a different kind of career. He hasn't been around much for a few seasons, but he has been an audience favorite for a while. If he past partners (dance that is) come on stage to greet him I'm sure he and Tiler Peck will handle it.
  8. He has always seemed interested in experimental works. I wish him well.
  9. 2017 Fall Season

    This is all so interesting to me. I saw Hyltin's SL and it was very satisfying. Flawed in some ways but satisfying. I find myself with a ticket to Bouder and wouldn't dream of changing it. Over the last year Bouder's artistry has grown in leaps and bounds so I am very interested in seeing what she does. I believe this is an incredible time at NYCB. Any one one of the dancer's cast as O/O deserves a viewing. I don't have the pocketbook to see them all but I'd be willing to take a chance on any of them. I chose my date before casting came out and I am eager to see Bouder, who I've never seen before. I have seen Hyltin, Mearns & Reichlin all worthy of seeing again. I have one chance at SL I see no reason to switch.
  10. 2017 Fall Season

    Just my 2 cents. Each of the women cast in SL is technically strong and has a unique artistic voice. I bought a ticket not knowing who I would see (something I would never do at ABT) because I wasn't worried about what cast I would see. I've seen Mearns, Hyltin & Reichlin and would happily see any one of them again. They each brought something significant to the role. I'm seeing Bouder for the first time. She is know for her super technique but over time, her artistry has become more and more evident. I am looking forward to it. If I found out that I had a ticket for a different cast, I would still be looking forward to it!
  11. 2017 Fall Season

    I got it too. I love that they sent it out by email. I'm seeing Bouder for the first time. I'm excited.
  12. 2017 Fall Season

    I have no inside information but strongly doubt that Maria K will be doing the full length Swan Lake.
  13. NYCB dancers who didn't go to SAB

    I agree with Helene the most recent woman I remember is Sylve.
  14. Building New Ballet Audiences

    I see thousands of views/hearts on instagram pictures. Many dancers have numerous followers. I wonder how much this translates into ticket sales. I'm sure research is being done in that area.
  15. Roster in Review - 2017

    Agree abatt. It is practice. She sure has the makings of something spectacular. I'd like to see a better look to the arms in particular. Beautiful turns are important
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