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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    dancer (for fun, not pro), ballet junkie
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    Seattle based, visit NYC & SFO
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    Hello from New York

    Hello from Seattle! Welcome! I just had to cancel a trip to NY so please tell us about all the great shows you see. I had planned to see the NYCB Robbins Festival and Parsons Dance at The Joyce this weekend. If you see anything anywhere else like Russia we’d love to hear about that too! I haven’t been there since 2016.
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    Emergence: April 13-14 and 19-22

    I noticed the guest artist for the dress rehearsal discussion has changed to composer Shinji Eshima. See https://www.pnb.org/community/audience/lecture-series/. It would have been nice to hear Yuri speak, but I am excited Shinji will be here. For me, everything starts with the music. Last weekend I listened to the RAkU CD several times while on a road trip so I'm looking forward to hearing about the music in detail. And I loved their collaboration on Swimmer, so maybe we'll hear about that too. I wonder if Shinji is composing for Yuri's World Premiere for San Francisco Ballet next season? Hopefully we'll get some information so we can plan our trips to SFB next year.
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    Director's Choice: March 16-17 and 22-25

    I really like Slingerland but this time around it’s just not the same without live music. Someone asked about the music and the skirt at one of the evening post-performance talks, first Saturday I believe. Forsythe wants this recording used. And I liked the former Pringle skirt (that’s what Peter Boal called it), I wish they still used it. Also I would like to echo Sandy McKean’s praise of Leta Biasucci!!! She is a very unique dancer, we are SO LUCKY to have her. I’ve watched the Perpetual State videos (studio and in costume) several times. Her phrasing is just to die for; her artistry continues to improve beyond my imagination. I really hope she is promoted to Principal next season!
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    Director's Choice: March 16-17 and 22-25

    I saw on FB there will be 11 debuts in Red Angels over the run. Eight are in the opening weekend. Will be fun to see who the other three are! Also, didn’t Seth Orza dance Slingerland Duet with Carla Korbes? That is my recollection and it looks like him in the trailer. But there is an asterisk next to his name on the casting section of the website, denoting first time in role.
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    2018-19 season Pacific Northwest Ballet

    There’s a new perk for full season subscribers! Free exchanges between reps!!! Previously one could only exchange within a rep. That’s nice if you are traveling, are very sick. or have some other unfortunate circumstance. I bought a San Francisco Ballet CYO subscription this year and they charge $10 for exchanges. I find that very annoying in comparison to how subscribers are treated at PNB.
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    Director's Choice: March 16-17 and 22-25

    First weekend is posted now! Same casts for Ezra’s piece, The Perpetual State, and One Flat Thing, Reproduced. But lots of interesting different pairings for Slingerland Duet and Red Angels!
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    Director's Choice: March 16-17 and 22-25

    Has anyone seen casting? It’s usually posted on the website by now (one week prior to opening). 😩 sandik - thanks for the studio demo info. I missed that one. Would you say you have a better appreciation of the piece? Know how to watch it better, as Miles stated?
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    Swan Lake, February 2-3 and 8-11

    Yes, for most of the video she’s in the second line from the left, and third row from the front. The top is a pretty kind-of-sky blue with three quarter sleeves or long sleeves pushed up. I went to the Friday Preview tonight. What a treat to see Noe and Seth in the Act 3 grand pas and Act 4! Both of them had such attack on their Act 3 turns. Act 4 was so tender and exquisite, I had to wipe away a tear. Can’t imagine a better segue to the weekend.
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    Swan Lake, February 2-3 and 8-11

    I found this video on the website. At first I thought this was an older video, but it is new. I must have watched it half a dozen times, it’s a great way to see so many dancers and even professional division students. But my eye keeps getting drawn to Calista Ruat. She looks so smooth, effortless, and natural. And proud. And I mean that in the most positive way. I’m getting excited for the performances!
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    Swan Lake, February 2-3 and 8-11

    Ding ding ding! Very good sandik. I found a video of Noe made last spring. She said her first time as O/O was 2003 when she was a baby ballerina. She also said she was promoted to Principal in 2004, so she must have been a Soloist at the time. I haven’t listened to the whole interview yet, but so far it sounds like something we should listen to, so we have an understanding (and maybe empathy) of the gals making their debuts.
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    Swan Lake, February 2-3 and 8-11

    Helene, Thank you so much for posting! I did not expect to hear first weekend casting for another week and a half. Now I can plan out my weekends. Does anyone know, has Noe been O/O at PNB before? I don’t recall seeing her in that role, and I’m really looking forward to the first Saturday. I did get to see her as the Black Swan in Lac, when BMC toured in NYC, 2012 I believe. It was very dramatic and so fun!
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    Her Story: November 3-4, 9-12

    Thank you Helene! I was especially curious how Plot Point came together. I can't wait to see it Thursday!
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    Her Story: November 3-4, 9-12

    Any impressions/thoughts from opening night?
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    Her Story: November 3-4, 9-12

    Did anyone watch the livestream today? I couldn't because of work. I did attend the Friday preview. It was pretty much a run through of Plot Point except one section Crystal said they hadn't worked on yet. It's very intriguing, I can't wait to see the final product. I wish I could have seen Crystal work with the dancers more. She knows how to tweak one small thing that makes a huge difference. I'll be out of town the first weekend, so look forward to reading your posts.
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    Jewels: 22-23 Sep and 28 Sep-1 Oct

    I went to the dress rehearsal tonight and enjoyed Jewels more than any other time. The new production is so beautiful! The skirts in Emeralds and Diamonds have amazing movement quality. The colors/hues for Diamonds I found particularly fresh and current yet still based on tradition. I'm excited to see it up close this weekend!