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  1. cubanmiamiboy

    ABT 2018 Firebird / AFTERITE

    She fell right in the beginning.
  2. cubanmiamiboy

    ABT 2018 Firebird / AFTERITE

    Post Intermezzo situation wasn't any better or worse. Whereas "Firebird" looked ridiculous, "Rite"-(or whatever the name is)-was very boring. To play devil's advocate, I don't attribute all fault to McGregor. I just happen to agree with a bunch of Imperial era ballerinas who have declared at various moments their dislike for music "non dansante" for ballet purposes. I really believe Pugni, Minkus, Tchaikovsky or Delibes knew very well how to capture the magic of the dance with their wonderful waltzes, mazurkas and haunting melancholic adagios. And Rite's music, for all its iconic history, is not "musique dansante"-(nor that of Agon or Symphony in Three Movements, for that matter, but Mr.B WAS Mr. B). And "Misty The Photographer"..πŸ˜‚ Anyhow...boring as hell, nothing I would try to see again. Only two things worth of mentioning: 1-How elastic and fit Ferri still is for her age. 2- How sexy Herman looked in those briefs.-(😈).
  3. cubanmiamiboy

    ABT 2018 Firebird / AFTERITE

    I am at Internezzo. WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT "FIREBIRD"...?!? First, it gets downplayed as a sort of pseudo- comedy, with all those ridiculous dancing innuendos between the "tsarevich" and the princess, so reminiscing of Cinderella's dancing tutor sequence. And that corps in silly green wigs doing all this ridiculousness on stage, like a bunch of spoiled cheerleaders. Jesus Christ...that was painful to watch. And steps and steps and more steps for Ivan...and of course...very busy dragging/contorting choreo for the pdd with the Firebird. And the Berceuse, one of the most beautiful segments of music, which calls for a grand choreo, gets this stupid pas de quatre, with a grand finale that seems to be a rendering of an MGM 30's production titled "Blondes have more fun". Fokine, Stravinsky and Karsavina must be rolling on their graves. Pathetic.
  4. cubanmiamiboy

    ABT 2018 Firebird / AFTERITE

    I completely agree, Abatt. As a lifelong sympathizer to the Jewish race cause to merely exist in this world, I am completely appalled by your report. But it has been widely documented that, lately, political correctness doesn't go in every way. It is selected. I am going tonight, and just as I started the Happy Birthday on Natasha and David from the top of my lungs, I might be inclined to boo said section. I don't care. Won't be the first or last time .
  5. cubanmiamiboy

    ABT 2018 Giselle

    I didn't see one GREAT Myrtha this season. They all had problems getting their penchees right. To be honest, all the MCB Myrthas I saw during their last run of Giselle were far more proficient.
  6. cubanmiamiboy

    Ratmansky's Paquita

    And both of them horrid. Vainonen"s and his pseudo-Rose Adagio for the Fee Dragee and that other modern monstrosity whom I can't even fathom being danced at the Imperial stage.
  7. About Prince Harry and the dressing/clothing talk, I long ago decided just to always remember him for this choice. https://goo.gl/images/YPX2xj
  8. cubanmiamiboy

    2017 -- 2018 Season

    Yes, she can be! She's Prussian after all!😍
  9. cubanmiamiboy

    2017 -- 2018 Season

    The blond and the blonder. A very blond Giselle. MERDE!
  10. cubanmiamiboy

    ABT 2018 Giselle

    You see...you see Big Bolle coming out on those mustard tights and the first thing you think of is..."Gluteus Maximus". Last night really made me believe that Bolle is quite a wonder. Either he sucked vampire's blood or something...because he doesn't seem to slow down. Was anybody able to count his complete series of entrechats...? I stopped around 33 and couldn't keep counting. I was too in awe of his beautiful self-( who isn't, right..?😈) Seo, whom I usually destroy on this forum, has all my praise and respect as Giselle. She was wonderful, lyric and technically proficient. Her balloon is beautiful, and her jetes equal any other of the current Principal, with the exception of , of course, Osipova. The night didn't go completely smoothly for her though. Right after coming off Bolle's arms in the section where Giselle appears running the stage as a ghost in front of him for the first time and he takes her up and puts her down quickly for her to keep running into the wings, something happened. They were both very close to the props on the downstage wings, and either he stood on her way in or she took the wrong entrance around the folliage scenery, but she took a nasty fall. People gasped, and she disappeared from view very quickly. I was expecting even for her no to show again, but she did and she completed the ballet with no other bumps. Bolle is at this point like Osipova. They relax at knowing the ballet so well to the point of being able to play with their characters, adding little mimes and subtleties...not worries about steps any longer. I am VERY happy I went to see this.
  11. cubanmiamiboy

    ABT 2018 Giselle

    Downgrading Mme Copeland...?!?! HERESY!!!😱😱😱😱😱😱😱
  12. cubanmiamiboy

    ABT 2018 Giselle

    I need to confess that I am EXTREMELY pleasantly surprised with Seo tonight. Her Mad Scene was splendid. She was not the crazy lunatic a la Osipova, but more the blank minded ward patient. To be honest, I even enjoyed it more than Natasha's. Right now at intermezzo. One word for Bolle? The man RULES! ,😍😍😍😍
  13. cubanmiamiboy

    ABT 2018 Giselle

    Yes Susan! I had spoken to an orchestra member-( trumpet)- about the possibility to get the instrument start the melody at the end of curtain calls. But apparently it didn't work. So when I saw that they were leaving already for good, I told myself..." Oh no..the Happy Birthday goes...A CAPELLA!."..and right there I started screaming the melody. I was in row G center orchestra, and Natasha saw me...(I can be VERY loud and noticeable when needed..😎). Then some around me followed and also upstairs.
  14. cubanmiamiboy

    ABT 2018 Giselle

    Unorthodox as she might be, Osipova DELIVERS, and delivers GRAND. More to come, but not without first declaring that if you heard a hoarse singing/screaming of "Happy Birthday" starting from orchestra, that was me. I couldn't resist letting those too go without it, and it looked to me like others co joined me along the way!😍
  15. cubanmiamiboy

    ABT 2018 Giselle

    And Dulcinea's variation from DQ.☺️
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