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  1. I’m so happy to hear that Gonzalez and Maloney had successful debuts. I look forward to seeing them featured more in the upcoming Met season. Thank you to everyone who reported.
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    Winter 2019

    I understand the points about the new bodices and vests, but I’m thinking they might look very different on stage. I guess we’ll see soon enough. I do like the one Reichlen is wearing.
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    Sergei Polunin

    All of his posts have been deleted now and he’s following no one, not even Rich. Very odd.
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    ABT 2019 Met Season

    I would love it if ABT did something like that. I imagine finally seeing Abrera in SL (or it's white swan pas, at least).
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    Job posting for artistic director

    Interesting that the only candidates they mention without any caveats is Boal and Whelan. Other than that, this article just says more of the same that we've already discussed here and read elsewhere.
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    Winter 2019

    An article in the Times about Stanley debuting in the role of Apollo. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/arts/dance/taylor-stanley-apollo.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Dance
  7. Carol Channing died today at age 97. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/15/obituaries/carol-channing-dead.html
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    Paul Taylor

    An article in the NY Times about the company's plan for a multiyear celebration of Taylor's works. Taylor's last commissioned work by Kyle Abraham will have its premiere at the company's Lincoln Center season this fall. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/arts/dance/paul-taylor-world-tour-michael-novak.html
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    ABT in D.C. - Jan 2019

    I hope you report back. I'm especially eager to hear how Lane's partner, Gonzalez (a young corps dancers in his first principal role), does as Harlequin.
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    Winter 2019

    Yes! And, what a great trailer!
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    ABT 2019 Met Season

    He's debuting Lankendem.
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    ABT 2019 Met Season

    I kind of thought this as well, but three corps dancers are getting shots at some of the principal roles (Ahn is a repeat). The only other ABT dancer who could do Ali who hasn't already been cast, IMO, is Shayer, who will hopefully get the other TBA once he recovers from his injury (in addition to Lankendem, which he's done before). Mack has also become an international star, guesting with big companies. Otherwise, I'd agree about the regional company comment. I wonder if they're considering hiring him and this is a try-out. We all know they need tall, male stars.
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    ABT 2019 Met Season

    That's great news about Mack. Hopefully, I'll get to catch his Conrad. If all goes well, I wonder if he'll join the company.
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    Best and Worst Ballet of 2018

    Best: Sarah Lane in Giselle and with Herman Cornejo in Other Dances at ABT. Thomas Forster as Tybalt in R&J and as Espada in Don Q at ABT. Jeffrey Cirio as Mercutio in R&J and as Harlequin in Harlequinade at ABT. Kimin Kim in La Bayadere at ABT. Finally seeing Tiler Peck and Joaquin De Luz in Tchai Pas at NYCB. As incredible as everyone said they were. Ashley Laracey's debut as the second ballerina in Concerto Barocco at NYCB. The swan corps in Pennsylvania Ballet's Swan Lake. Pristine. Worst: The scandals at NYCB. Devon Teuscher and Cory Stearns in Swan Lake at ABT. I was bored to tears and couldn't wait to leave the theatre. Stephanie Williams as the second shade soloist in La Bayadere at ABT. An embarrassment from start to finish. Jeffrey Cirio's departure from ABT to dance full-time at English National Ballet. He was woefully under-utilized by ABT, so it's a win for him, but it's a selfish loss for me in the ABT audience. Viktoria Tereshkina and Kimin Kim in Tchai Pas at Balanchine at City Center. No Balanchine style whatsoever and lacking in charm, musicality and chemistry. Ian Hussey as Von Rothbart in Pennsylvania Ballet's Swan Lake. Also an embarrassment.
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    2018 Nutcracker - Costa Mesa

    How wonderful to hear. I really wish Forster was doing SL w/ her at the upcoming Met season..... I see nanushka and I were typing out the same thoughts re: SL..... 😉