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  1. It's fascinating how much movement regularly happens in the European companies.
  2. Hurlin does have an extensive presence in traditional dance media: she's had multiple covers in Pointe Magazine (one solo, one with Aran Bell) and was recently featured in a NY Times piece. Her mother was also a Paul Taylor dancer and runs Dancers Responding to AIDS. Not that that should detract from how outstanding a dancer she is! But she is connected.
  3. Nina Fernandez danced Firebird in the second cast (per MCB casting). I greatly appreciated Morgan's video, and although I thought she walked a find line, didn't find her to be complaining or resentful, just disappointed.
  4. She also posted on instagram about "humility" on the night of Cornejo's 20th anniversary performance, so I'm less surprised by the "shade" than the Hope Hicks quote since so many of her colleagues are members of groups targeted by the current administration. I'll try to find that post when my wifi connection is better.
  5. I appreciate your insight as well! From the article, I also understood that Tiler would only perform 10 fouttées and then do something else for the remainder of the music, even in performance. Your explanation makes more sense.
  6. From my understanding, the Lakeside scenes are adapted from Balanchine's one act version. Has there been further changes from that?
  7. Swan Lake Week 2 casting has been posted, and week 1 casting updated. Still no pas de quatre.
  8. I'm a bit late, but I thought I'd share my impressions from a few weeks ago. All in all a great night at the ballet. I’m Old Fashioned: This was fine. It was a long piece, repetitive, and reminded me so much of Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, which incidentally MCB will dance in the upcoming program, and Martins’ Thou Swell. My grandma loved it—it was far and away her favorite piece of the night, so I gather MCB knows its demographic. A red headed man in a principal role really got the style, perhaps Alexander Peters. This piece reminded my grandma of a scene in the movie Flying Down to R
  9. Agreed. That choreography is so fast and complex I had to watch the clips about five times to even begin to understand it! I love seeing dance clips on Instagram and am glad Brandt posts frequently.
  10. Agreed. Coming from out of town, I was able to make it to a number of performances this fall (will write about them soon!), but Spring 2020 is slim pickings. There's a few programs I'd like to see but they're not scheduled near enough together for a single trip.
  11. And it's only in response to c Agreed. Having now seen the her comments, I think the criticism is overblown. Only in response to people asking her whether she will perform Giselle in DC does she say, "I hope!!" I see no problem with that. And I love seeing her rehearsal videos and wish more dancers posted them.
  12. I noticed she doesn't have Boston Ballet on her Instagram bio. Did she remove it or did she never add it?
  13. Lovette is blonde-ish in her most recent instagram posts. It's disheartening to hear about SPAC ED's remarks and conduct.
  14. Excellent. I loved reading her blog and was wondering what she up to post retirement.
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