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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    avid balletgoer, avid adult student
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  1. Fall 2017 Season

    Yes, see ya in the Spring. Am also going to see The Red Shoes.
  2. Fall 2017 Season

    I'm skipping the entire season too.
  3. 2017 Fall Season

    I was there last night too. I thought Krohn was simply amazing in the Stravinsky. I am bereft because I just discovered her sublimity a year or so ago in Emeralds and I was looking forward to seeing more of her. I'm told her progression to principal was slow because of a succession of injuries. Perhaps it's good that a dancer retire at the top of their game, rather than wait until the audience is measuring the height of this year's arabesque compared with last year's, or the next injury sidelines them. In that vein, Maria was divine last night in In Memory Of, and I hope she'll still be around for a long time.
  4. ABT 2017 Met season

    I hope that will happen with Veronika, who still deserves more time in the sun.
  5. And he has developed a beautiful classical ballet line, which he was using to great effect, i.e., the Lensky adagio in Onegin and the Boy in Whipped Cream. I will miss that from him most of all.
  6. I need to see more of his ballets. Apart from Seven Sonatas, I'm not really a fan of his work, or his choice of music. I enjoyed his Nutcracker the first two times I saw it, but then the humor became repetitious. Admittedly, he is extremely inventive, but I'm still a Petipa gal at heart.
  7. Yes, it's the old war horses, but they still make my heart sing when I think of the dancers who will be taking on the roles. However, after Whipped Cream and Firebird, I fear for Harlequinade. Maybe they'll invite Veronika back for a Bayadere or a Swan Lake....
  8. 2017 Fall Season

    In this case, the poster is going to see dancers, not ballets. And I'm out of this thread.
  9. 2017 Fall Season

    Just to be clear, because this question is not an either/or matter--you either go to see dancers or you go to see ballets. Of course, you go to see both. When I said to remember that you're going to see dancers, not ballets, it was in response to the above post, in which I took alexL to be saying that he/she already knew they didn't like the production but was, in fact, going to see different casts. In that situation you're going to see different casts because primary in your mind is the different ways the dancers interpret the role. If I made an incorrect assumption, then I'm guilty of assuming. But otherwise I think my response was dead-on.
  10. 2017 Fall Season

    Yes, I agree, go for Mearns.
  11. 2017 Fall Season

    Seriously? I think that ballet dancers are amazing beings, and what they do with their bodies is transcendent art. Arnold Haskell, a ballet critic in the early decades of the 20th century, said something to the effect that there are three kinds of people in this world: Russian ballet dancers, ballet dancers, and very ordinary people. I just love that perspective, even while knowing it isn't literally true. Admittedly, you need ballets for them to display their art, but I wouldn't say they're forever. Only the very best are carried through the generations. Even some of the Balanchine ballets are on the back burner. Anyway, I think that "worst perspective ever" is hyperbole.
  12. 2017 Fall Season

    In your shoes, I would change to Reichlen. I've seen Bouder twice and didn't buy a ticket before casting went up because I wanted to see Reichlen or Mearns. (And speaking of Mr. Macaulay, I want to see what all the fuss is about.)
  13. 2017 Fall Season