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  1. On Saturday evening I saw the ABT Studio Company performance at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. ABTSC is "the highest level of the ABT training ladder". The program was five pieces, Tarantella (Gottschalk/Balanchine), On the First Star of the Night (Bosso/Cong), Overture, (Beethoven/Stiefel), Untitled (Glass/Bond) and Don Quixote Suite (Minkus/Petipa&Gorsky). There were, I think 12 dancers in all, some of whom were featured a lot more than others. (Leah Baylin danced in all but one piece, for instance). This was On the First Star of the Night's U.S. premiere (or, I
  2. I saw the matinee of Here/Now 5 on Saturday. Here are some quick impressions. (Note: Unity Phelan danced instead of Sara Mearns in Odessa. When this was announced there were very audible expressions of disappointment from the audience.) Jeu de Cartes This was my least favorite. It was cutesy. After the Rain, Part Two I really liked this. It kicked my appreciation of Maria Kowroski up several notches. I had seen her as O/O in SL in 2010 and at that time was underwhelmed, mostly because I thought she and her prince, Shephen Hanna, had no chemistry. This time, though,
  3. I saw the matinee All Balanchine performance today. This was my compensation for my ticket to the canceled 23 Jan. performance. The ballets were: Walpurgisnacht Ballet featuring Teresa Reichlen & Adrian Danchig-Waring Sonatine with Megan Failchild & Gonzalo Garcia Mozartiana featuring Sterling Hyltin, Anthony Huxley, and Troy Schumacher Symphony in C featuring Ana Sphia Scheller & Andrew Veyette, Sara Mearns & Jared Angle, Ashly Isaacs & Joseph Gordon, and Lauren King & Andrew Scordato. Some observations: Walpugisnacht Ballet: Teresa Reichlen & Adrian Danch
  4. What is the pronunciation of Polina Semionova (Полина Семионова)? I found a N.Y. Times article where it says her surname is pronounced "sem-YOHN-o-va", but of course it doesn't say how to pronounce that. I thinks it's supposed to be something like IPA /sεm 'jon o və/. Is that right?
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