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Fleurfairy

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  1. Fleurfairy

    ABT 2019 Met Season

    Yes I have no idea why they’d have female guest artist come in. Well maybe for the publicity. But they are already have too many able females to fill those roles.
  2. Fleurfairy

    Job posting for artistic director

    Exactly. Whelan has no experience running a company at all, let alone one of the biggest companies in the world. I hope the Board uses common sense in this regard not political correctness. I think the interim team is doing a good job so far and wouldn’t be upset if they remained the Artistic Team permanently.
  3. Fleurfairy

    ABT 2019 Met Season

    Stella was held back for the same reason that Sarah was — the revolving door of international guest artists that took the lead roles. It was a system that destroyed company morale and contributed to a big decline in audience esteem. It’s still going on to an extent with the men, with part-time Hallberg, Bolle, Simkin and Lendorf. Copeland would have probably been stalled as soloist a lot longer, if indefinitely, if she hadn’t created her own marketing and publicity and made herself into a household name.
  4. Fleurfairy

    ABT 2019 Met Season

    A lot of Ratmansky. Overkill, in my opinion. Wish we'd get some Ashton instead. I guess McKenzie really did not like Lane in Swan Lake, did he? Very disappointing but at least she got a Manon and good time slots for Sleeping Beauty.
  5. Fleurfairy

    ABT 2018 Fall season

    Sarah Lane just posted Instagram stories of her rehearsing Nutcracker Pas de Deux with Aran Bell. I wonder if she's replacing Misty on Saturday.
  6. Fleurfairy

    Job posting for artistic director

    The chances of John Clifford getting the job are nil. He was in the company for only 7 years, he failed to direct any lasting companies since (and had very sketchy dealings with two LA companies he directed), he hasn't been to see NYCB perform in years, he's probably never met any of the interim directors....maybe Stafford? It's just ludicrous. Yes we all want the halcyon days of our youth. That doesn't mean we believe they can be magically achieved again. If he cared that much about NYCB, he would have stayed in the company and continued to work under Balanchine. He just didn't want to play second fiddle to Peter Martins.
  7. Fleurfairy

    Job posting for artistic director

    I think Clifford is forgetting that if Balanchine wanted him to be his successor, he would have appointed him. Like Clifford wouldn't have given up his second tier company to come back to NYC and run City Ballet? Please. Quite frankly, this social media campaign is embarrassing. And tagging dancers (some of whom he's probably never met) in posts and commenting on their social media pages is not only unprofessional, it's creepy. Especially in light of the scandals going on at NYCB this past year.
  8. Fleurfairy

    ABT 2019 Met Season

    What makes you all think Jane Eyre will come to ABT? Was there an announcement I missed?
  9. Fleurfairy

    ABT 2019 Met Season

    TBH, I’m not optimistic re casting or programming. ABT has a way of disappointing me in that regard. Seems like audiences kind of need a break from the Ratmansky full-lengths. Golden Cockerel was a fail and Harlequinade didn’t seem to sell well either but maybe I’m wrong. But if they are doing the 2 years on, 1 year off, wouldn’t Sleeping Beauty be on tap for 2019? I’d like to see some Ashton and Tudor but I am doubting very much we will see either. As for Bolle, if he does retire I think we can count on seeing him in either Giselle or R&J. If it’s R&J, I doubt ABT would pass up the opportunity for a Bolle/Copeland performance.
  10. Fleurfairy

    ABT 2018 Fall season

    I wonder what’s going on. For a principal dancer, there really should be no reason she hasn’t been cast. I wonder if ABT is giving her the Veronika treatment, or if she’s in the process of leaving of her own accord. I never stop hoping she finds another company who appreciates her.
  11. For selfish reasons, I would love that. It’s a short drive from my town. I agree that this doesn’t bode well for those dancers that already only get one performance per ballet during Met Season. Very disheartening.
  12. Fleurfairy

    ABT 2018 Fall season

    The dismal ticket sales reflect the dismal programming. There is nothing I want to see. I would have gone to the Lane/Cornejo Other Dances but it's paired with two other ballets that I do not want to see. It's a shame. ABT could have used all the turmoil across the plaza to their advantage for those balletgoers that are reticent to give money to NYCB right now. Instead they have a season of lackluster ballets and boring casting.
  13. It would seem that Alexa Maxwell was also complicit given she was a recipient of photos of Waterbury. Dark days for City Ballet.
  14. Fleurfairy

    ABT 2018 Fall season

    Lane didn't get anything. One performance of Other Dances. Even if she's in the new Jessica Lang, is that enough to keep her at ABT?
  15. Good lord. Others on the ABT board were speculating that Catazaro might leave NYCB for ABT given the shortage of male principals over there. Maybe Finlay will try that now. I can’t imagine staying at a job where I was suspended. Talk about a blow to the morale.
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