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LadyBubbles

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  1. Don't get me wrong, I'm loving all the videos. I just meant that it seems a bit too much if she's just vying for a cast spot at this point. I hope she gets cast, and I'm sure she will (eventually). If she's the right Giselle then she should get cast. If another dancer is a better Giselle, then said dancer should be the one getting a debut. It's just that if I were her, I'd take it down to about a 4. But that's just me. Also, there's absolutely nothing wrong with publicly saying you want to dance a certain role. It's no different than dancers answering the oh so common question "what is your dream role?" For instance, we all know Sarah Lane really wants to be Juliet, and there's nothing wrong with that. Lots of dancers want to be Juliet. I'm sure she wants to be Juliet sooner rather than later. Saying that in an interview is no different than Brandt posting on IG that she hopes to dance Giselle this season. We don't even know if ABT even has plans to train another Giselle for this next season. We'll find out soon, I guess.
  2. I've seen a lot of self promotion and "quasi auditions" on Instagram for the longest time. I like seeing dancers work on roles they've already been cast for, whether in the company or in a guesting performance. Even if they haven't been cast, it's fun to watch dancers at work. Having said that, and as much as I adore Brandt, her Giselle campaign is getting a bit much. Overkill, really. If she is cast this season, I hope it's because the artistic staff believes she's the best choice and not because of (social) media pressure.
  3. She deleted the post. It was a single picture rather than a collection of them. Maybe Boston asked her to take down the post and wait for a company announcement?
  4. I think Waski was on track to a promotion until injury struck. Remember that last year she was originally cast as Myrtha and who knows what else until she was sidelined, and that's when K.Williams was given the opportunity, which eventually led to her promotion. I wish Ogawa weren't leaving, but either she's found better opportunities elsewhere or perhaps she has other dreams to pursue. Best of luck to all the incredible corps ladies who are leaving the company. They will all be missed on stage, and I'm sure off stage as well.
  5. Re: Murphy, she had a c-section delivery. Recovery is much longer than with a natural delvery. She may have to wait a bit longer to be back in the studio, so perhaps she'll wait until after Nutcracker to be back on the stage. I, too, expect some debuts. Bell as Solor...wasn't the first variation he performed in first position one of Solor's variations? I'd totally go watch him. They could do side by side video of 11 year old vs 20 year old doing that variation. Excellent publicity if you ask me. They definitely need a new Solor considering they had to import one (albeit a great one) last time.
  6. If Copeland really had the flu I can only wish those who were close to her last night best of luck. This is contagious and yes, there were kisses exchanged at the curtain call as per IG pictures. If anyone is subbing in on Saturday, I don't think it will be Lane. She's literally a foot shorter than Hallberg. I know Copeland is only an inch taller, but she has big feet (like, BIG feet for her height) while Lane's feet are rather small. On pointe, there's a big height difference between these two ladies. I know guys CAN partner ladies who are significantly shorter than them, but it's not ideal (their entire placement is shifted). Roberto Bolle himself once said that he preferred smaller dancers for ballets like R&J but taller dancers for a classical ballet like Swan Lake. IIRC, he even mentioned the word "difficult" when he talked about having to partner a short dancer in a classical ballet. That interview was a while ago and in Italian, so I don't remember his exact words.
  7. Cornejo is 5'6". I think Boylston is too tall for him.
  8. ABT is a lot more easy going than NYCB when it comes to taking pictures/video from the side. I believe NYCB dancers can't even take a photo at dress rehearsals, let alone video. Also, it's not like they're posting an entire segment. It's just bits and pieces here and there. Personally, I love it when they post stuff
  9. It could be that Copeland's turning leg is bother her? But then again, she could just do the menage like last year if that were the case. A few hours notice is certainly not the best case scenario, so I hope Lane will be okay. Also, while she certainly can do the entire fouette series, she's not regularly cast in roles that include 32 counts in fouettes, and she's not a natural trickster turner like Murphy or Brandt. I hope she can pull it off, and if she doesn't, I hope she's not too disappointed in herself. Last year's DQ fouettes were great, but she had a lot of time to practice and decide on the tempo. I hope Copeland's injury isn't anything serious or anything that could lead to something serious. She's not doing SB, so she'll be able to rest for a while.
  10. The reason some might remember Part's sponsorship story a bit different is that her sponsor was (and still is, IIRC) Shevchenko's sponsor. Remember we had a lot of translated FB posts so things might have gotten a bit mistranslated at some point. That was the story, and as mentioned before, that the sponsor was willing to continue paying.
  11. Usually they're announced at the end of the MET season. Normally shortly before July. Two years ago there was a delay, allegedly due to Part "retiring" from ABT. I fully expect Bell to be promoted to soloist this year, and maybe another corps male too. The female soloist rank is nicely packed with great talent. I don't expect any female corps dancers to be promoted this year based on last year's promotions and Paris's successful return. Promotions to principal: I agree that it's very likely that they'll poach a veteran dancer. They should promote a male soloist, but I'm not too optimistic about it. As for the women, if they promote to principal, I'd expect either just Trenary or both Brandt and Trenary. This is based on their casting decisions. Management seems to prefer Trenary, although I personally prefer Brandt. However, if they do promote, that'd be a lot of women in the principal rank. I expect some retirements in the not so distant future, so it's possible they'll wait until then.
  12. Le Corsaire update: Cornejo is still in (for now, fingers crossed). Gonzalez is out. Replaced with Hoven. I think Gonzalez was replaced last week as well, so it might be an injury. I hope it's not serious.
  13. And who just had a baby a year ago.
  14. Not sure if this was mentioned already, but Copeland is no longer listed for Whipped Cream. Luciana Paris is going instead (like on tour). Good for Paris.
  15. Lane posted her schedule on FB and IG. She's playing Mrs. Fairfax. It's been a while since I read the book. She's Rochester's housekeeper, right?
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