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Raylene

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    just love it
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    New York City
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    New York
  1. From my perspective, Kobborg's Romeo was just fine. I thought the absence of pyrotechnics was totally in keeping with his depiction of Romeo as a pensive observer. His deep plies contributed to a lovely seamlessness in his phrasing and a very clear articulation of the movement’s underlying structure. Clearly his partnering was sublime. For me, it was an absolute revelation. It was extremely nuanced with amazing spontaneity and texture. I realize that the thread is Corsaire; please move as appropriate. Thank you.
  2. here's the text/review that accompanies the photos: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/22/arts/dance/ballet-theaters-romeo-and-juliet-at-metropolitan-opera.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
  3. I cried, too, last night. A lot! Alina Cojocaru was so exquisite. I was totally overcome by the sheer beauty of her artistry. The way she shapes a phrase and envelopes herself inside the music. Although she fully articulates every position, it always appears totally fluid like liquid silver. And her dancing (and acting) was so full of contrasts. Delicate yet powerful. Passionate yet nuanced. Last night’s performance will resonate forever in my heart. What a privilege to catch a glimpse of heaven on earth as embodied by this great, great ballerina.
  4. This is great, thank you very much!
  5. Thank you, much appreciated.
  6. Hello, I might be able to see the Berlin Ballet in Eugene Onegin in May. No casting is posted yet. Can anyone share any current impressions of the company/of the company in this production/of any favorite dancers (other than Polina Semionova, as she'll be in NY with ABT at that time). Thanks.
  7. Speaking of Janet Shabita, does anyone have an update? Thank you.
  8. When did Fracci retire? If her appearances with La Scala in San Francisco were in 1987, she would have been in her early 50's. I can't imagine she continued to dance major roles much beyond that? Or did she? Thanks again.
  9. Sorry, I wanted to thank all very much for the responses and the info. As you can tell, I am not very savy about posting. I would try to post the press release/photo if helpful and of any interest. But this feat probably is beyond my limited skills. Thanks again.
  10. there might be a little confusion - i think the appearances in new york were their first ever in north america, but i don't know if they went anywhere else on that trip. if they didn't then the performances in san francisco might have been their first in san francisco but were definitely not their first in the united states. and it's possible that they were using press photos from the 1981 engagement in new york for publicity in san francisco, i suppose?
  11. Hello, I recently came across a undated press release/photo of Carla Fracci for an appearance with "La Scala Ballet" in San Francisco. The press release describes this as the company's first appearance in North America. Does anyone have an idea of the year? Thank you.
  12. Just seems a shame not to positively engage such an incredibly knowledgeable, loyal and committed fan base in a dialogue about future challenges and opportunities. Respectful dialogue can be healthy and energizing.
  13. What jumps out at me when I read all the ABT posts is how passionate people are about the company, the dancers, the repertoire, etc. This might be a ridiculous question. But has there ever been any opportunity for focus group discussions with ABT’s artistic management to share ideas, hopes and dreams for the company?
  14. I know this does not specifically address your question. But if he is referencing just these two performances, is it relevant to remember that this represented Cojocaru’s debut in Giselle in ABT’s staging at a relatively new venue for her as well as her first pairing with Hallberg vs Vishneva’s many appearances in Giselle over the years both with Gomes and at the Met?
  15. Sorry, was just trying to say thank you for the previous post. Wonderful to read.
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