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  1. We'll be seeing NYCB Summerspace at the Kennedy Center since that and Peck's Principia are on the same program as the Balanchine-Robbins Firebird [music Stravinsky, sets/costumes Chagall]. I'd prefer to see it as originally staged by Cunningham on NYCB when Balanchine ran NYCB. Pointe and wind chimes in the wings. NYCB Summerspace https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/629a9eb0-fa9f-0133-a636-00505686a51c/book?parent=efd9d220-fa9e-0133-554d-00505686a51c#page/57/mode/2up Congrats on your successful NYCB random Nutcracker and the happy Miami with the beautiful family. We had great luck with a TWB random which has cardinals to Marzipan. Reading this thread has been quite bird oriented. I didn't see the grounded birds in the KC Biped and Beach Bird.
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOUSvVFpG8w ‎"The Nutcracker" (N. Tsiskaridze - A. Vorontsova) 31.12.2009‎. Watch pre then post torch lift 1 arm carry. Post torch she's perfectly angled with her head at 7 and feet 1 o'clock respectively. Copeland and Hoven are so secure-look great. It's wonderful that the dancers post the process. Sadly I've never seen the Ratmansky… is it Clara/Marie throughout or a sugar plum?
  3. Please no spoilers on the final...All Activity link has your post above Josette commenting on Balanchine Jewels [1967]. I watched DS very sporadically in the late '60's when Barnabas and Angelique were in the present. B.A.'s inspired a binge watch. Way back when while wandering in the library I found Angelique books, a French series. DS casting had a physical resemblance to that character. Anyone watch or read the Discovery of Witches series?
  4. I enjoy Brandt's instagram. I don't subscribe but do surf every few weeks. She's doing the Sunday mystery cast matinee with Ahn at the Kennedy Center and Forster is our Albrecht with Murphy on Sat eve. I love the casting and it's a marathon. https://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/BUBSE
  5. I love MCB and last saw them in this: https://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/BTBSI#tickets 3 with corps and soloists. Everyone I chatted with would have preferred more mix on the mixed bill with a sub on 1 of the 3 that simply didn't have the quality of the other. Could have replaced with Midsummers PDD. Variety. Carousel guy Swatosh carried that work. Any updates on that Ratmansky SL for MCB?
  6. Hard Nut doesn't bring the magic of the music for me - see waltz of the flowers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX1Hm5kzc6s Perhaps the relatability to the general population's skill sets in dance is a factor in Morris' popularity for works not designed on dancers in ballet companies. I love Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes.
  7. I loved the opening night show, easily followed the plot pre reading the libretto. Smekalov applied the wit we’ve enjoyed in his performances to the choreography and coaching. I’d like to see new Smekalov on a mixed bill and his full-length The Bronze Horseman. It was fun to see the pas de trois magically appear in context, Act 2-tavern. No discordant costumes, choreography, or coifs [inc wigs] to distract from the flow...variations ≠ Paquita Grand Pas -original? Cast: Tereshkina charming, Askerov great with comedy, Chebykina, Shakirova, Belykov, Nagahisi. I wish Shapran was on the tour in that variation to see her do it again. [KC Paquita Grand Pas Jan 2015].
  8. 10/4 sold by 8 am. 4 working rehearsal tickets 9pm 10/3 -$15. Sold out in March.
  9. https://www.mariinsky.ru/en/playbill/playbill/2019/6/6/1_2000 And so Bulanova is Medora on June 6.
  10. Nikolaj Hubbe is the 5th Danish pastry or Prince of Denmark. Bruhn [primary NYC affiliation ABT], Baryshnikov, Zelensky. Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux [POB].
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