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  1. bcash

    Job posting for artistic director

    I thought that too when I read the "grandiose" description in the article. It's slightly archaic but more humble and less corporate-sounding.
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    Job posting for artistic director

    From Wikipedia: I hope they listened to a wide enough range of voices and take the "wish list" seriously.
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    ABT: Roster in Review - 2018

    Alu seems like a good potential candidate. I've never seen him dance live but his personality and style as shown on social media suggest he might be a fit. Interesting to hear that he's not on best terms with POB's management. Does Dupont not like him? Someone here mentioned Finlay before and I thought he would be a better fit for those princely roles than his good buddy Catazaro. Looking at them side by side Finlay's superior carriage and stage presence is more than evident. Though he's prone to injuries and might not want to grind his body more.
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    ABT: Roster in Review - 2018

    I seem to remember that the POB season lasts well into June which overlaps with ABT's Met season.
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    ABT: Roster in Review - 2018

    I was just thinking about Vogel. North American audiences see this gorgeous danseur noble too little! Shklyarov would be a great guest for ABT. Both New York companies are kind of lacking in exciting male talent in the principal ranks lately.
  6. ENB's Giselle would be the most interesting thing for me in this lineup.
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    Akram Khan's Giselle/Cinema

    I remember seeing the clips Cirio posted on Instagram and found them intriguing. I definitely would love to see this in cinemas but the ENB, unlike the RB, doesn't to cinema broadcast in the US it seems.
  8. To call it "disgusting" is certainly a modern-day American reaction. I would say the make-up choice is somewhat debatable. I mean, it's not just about the history of racism or slavery, it's more about how "black-face" make-up was used in American performance culture in the past, isn't it?
  9. Wow did not expect that, with a (to me and people around here) stellar cast and quite some publicity, Tony awards and all. But yes I echo other's sentiment re. Ramasar's return. NYCB principal men's rank is very depleted at the moment.
  10. That's a very interesting take. I'm tempted to view it that way. But it's also been said that Balanchine would tell stories and give specific suggestions for what to think when rehearsing Apollo, unlike most other ballets of his.
  11. I mean, I would probably have commented on that hand too. It's just so jarring. I initially thought it was a random, casual rehearsal moment caught on camera but then the way Parish posted it and the way he responded to Macaulay made it seem like he really didn't notice the "problem"? The whole thing is a little confusing.
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    NYCB 2018 Summer Season

    I've always liked LeCrone's Choleric. There's a mix of angularity and a hint of seductiveness. Although she doesn't seem to be a loved dancer among some of the long-time City Ballet goers I've talked to. I'm so happy to hear that S. V-V was given another principal role after Melancholic in 4T. I've long deemed him my favorite corps dancer, smooth, fluid movement and light-hearted musicality. I hope to see him dance more senior roles soon!
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    Macaulay on ABT 2018 Met season

    I remember talking to him last fall after the ABT two-week season in which Hallberg danced Other Dances, and he remarked then that he felt Hallberg had danced it with a "look at how elegant and beautiful a dancer I am" air, which felt in line with what he wrote in this summary piece(that Hallberg didn't inhabit the roles/choreography etc.).
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    Marcelo Gomes

    I assumed too that's what Webb meant to convey. He probably didn't mean to imply that ABT didn't follow due process. Just that from a hiring point of view he would not refuse to hire someone because of an unsubstantiated piece of news.
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    NYCB 2018-2019 Season

    Wow heavy duty. I have no knowledge of Todo Buenos Aires. Is it Balanchine? And, is this program in October?