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Fleurfairy

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  1. Fleurfairy

    First Position - What Ever Happened To.....

    I think this happens quite a bit. They are wunderkinds and seem like shooting stars and then end up going nowhere. It's like college football players who win the Heisman and then they get to the NFL and are a bust. Sometimes crazy extensions and 9-revolution pirouettes just do not translate to company life or artistry.
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    Nutcracker 2018

    Yes, the slide is one of those magical moments that fits perfectly in The Nutcracker. Even after seeing Balanchine's version 100 times, I'm still struck by the effect. After seeing that Collier/Dowell version, I understand why they eliminated the scarf trick. She looks very unsteady. It was probably too difficult to pull off while looking effortless.
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    Nutcracker 2018

    Yes, agreed. I will rephrase and say she is pulling away from her Principal dancer position and concentrating more on choreography and modeling projects.
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    Nutcracker 2018

    Judging from the past several seasons, it seems like Lovette is pulling away from NYCB. It would not surprise me if she left the company altogether, let's put it that way.
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    Nutcracker 2018

    Henson was good - not as whiz-bang as some but he was secure and got a nice applause. As far as the rest of the performance tonight: Lecrone indeed subbed in as Dewdrop for Reichlen. Lecrone was technically very good but the real joy and exuberance Dewdrop should have was absent from her face. My eyes were drawn to Miriam Miller as Lead Flower. What a gorgeous presence she has. Alec Knight was an absolutely hilarious Mother Ginger. The audience loved him. Ulbricht was fantastic in Candy Cane as usual. I was very impressed with Woodward as Marzipan. She has a lovely quality. What more can be said about Tiler? She was pure perfection as Sugar Plum. The fish dive at the end got a huge roar. Gordon seemed very secure in his partnering. Not one teeter the whole Pas de deux.
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    Nutcracker 2018

    One does get the impression from her Instagram posts that she's frequently teetering on the edge of certain failure or disaster. Whether that is all in her head, or if she really is declining in strength and ability is the question. I haven't seen her perform in many years so I can't make that judgment myself, so I'm always interested in reviews from audience members.
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    Nutcracker 2018

    I had already bought tickets for the 4th so I lucked out and got Tiler Peck and Joseph Gordon.
  8. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    ABT 2019 Met Season

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