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Marta

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  1. Helene, what she wrote was: "My hope is that there will be due process and that both the dancers who are accusing Mr. Martins, and Mr. Martins himself, will have their chance to be heard." I read it as both the dancers [all the "accusers" as a group] and Mr Martins ... will have ..." Will this happen? I hope this is how the decision will be made even though I think Martins's career is already over.
  2. I feel speechless too. It is beyond belief. I wonder how many of us are trying to guess who the current dancer is who wishes to remain anonymous.
  3. Thanks, canbelto. This is wonderful! Veronika's my favorite.
  4. Agree completely, canbelto. I think we're wading into dangerous waters to focus on his physical appearance or how sexually attractive he may have been. If we were objectifying a woman in this way, there would be loud protest.
  5. I did not think it was so odd either. On the surface it was civil and not accusatory; however, he didn't defend PM.
  6. I agree completely with both statements. Wasn't it the anonymous letter that spoke of sexual misconduct?
  7. I love the idea of Farrell too! Woetzel is already taken by Juilliard. However, an anonymous letter does not seem to have much weight.
  8. On ‎10‎/‎21‎/‎2017 at 7:55 AM, Drew said: From the Bolshoi repertory I would recommend Russian Seasons. Also The Bolt if only they still did it! You can get a small flavor of Russian Seasons via youtube and you can probably find The Bolt. If you like farce, then Bright Stream which is also rather brilliant in its riffs on Soviet Ballet. I'd also suggest Seven Sonatas and Pictures at an Exhibition, along with other works he did on the New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.
  9. Mnacenani, Zaytseva's work was quite impressive and the interview was informative. The Bolshoi is very well endowed to be able to mount such lavish productions. I have seen Mariinsky's production of Corsaire around 2002 in N.Y. but I don't remember the Jardin Animé scene. I did watch Tereshkina & Yermakov on youtube dancing the PdD and they were fabulous. The thought of seeing both Zakharova and Krysanova dancing within one 24 hour period truly elicits both awe and envy!
  10. I agree completely that dancers should not be judged on their looks but rather on their dancing. I thought Krysanova was phenomenal as Medora. I recall also seeing her in a Bolshoi DQ a few years ago and she was wonderful as Kitri.
  11. Thanks for this image, volcanohunter. The hairstyles in Bolshoi's version of Corsaire were very similar! I enjoyed seeing Le Corsaire, especially Krysanova and Lopatin who were both wonderful. But I never want to see this ballet again!
  12. Thanks to all for fascinating and informative comments especially those about Tereshkina, whom I've never seen except on youtube.
  13. Thanks! Ratmansky is right. I'm thinking Conrad is probably not dancing topless or wearing a plumed headpiece.
  14. While thinking about the Bolshoi's Le Corsaire in cinema coming in a few days, I've been wondering of Ratmansky's elimination of Ali means we do not see the famous Le Corsaire PdD? Or is it danced by the main characters?
  15. I have no interest in Millepied's works either. "Follow the money" may sound cynical but also seems like the truth. I'm skipping the whole season.
  16. I can't know what you're thinking really, but after seeing your first post, I recalled reading about a brilliant dancer who died young of AIDS. I didn't remember his name until I saw your link. I saw Stierle in NY and he was indeed an incredible dancer.
  17. As would I and many others. It does not sound likely. Would Part even want to go back to ABT after being dumped?
  18. I thought at one point in early spring Veronika had been listed for an Onegin. I don't love that ballet, but would gladly see her in it ... or in anything.
  19. The email below from NYCB confirms the addition. Sorry I probably can't get to see it. "In celebration of Robert's NYCB career, Peter Martins has added Duo Concertant to the All Balanchine program on the final two matinees of the fall, where Robert is scheduled to appear alongside Principal Dancer Sterling Hyltin. We anticipate high demand for these performances, and we encourage you to purchase tickets now if you would like to be in attendance. "
  20. NYCB tickets are sold at discount on the day of performance at the Rubenstein Atrium Atrium DiscounTix lincolncenter@lincolncenter.org. I'm not aware of discount ABT tix being sold other than possibly TDF. The second ring center seats in the State Theater [AKA K**h] are terrific, especially in the last row where there is no one behind you. Center section third ring is quite good in the front, if they're selling third ring.
  21. I agree with others here who loved the originators and prefer to see dancers of similar body type do Other Dances. Back in the day, I saw Baryshnikov/McBride do Other Dances and they were wonderful. I can't imagine Seo in this role; she just doesn't seem to have the intensity.
  22. I agree that flat videos are a pale imitation of the visceral theater experience. Makarova, Farrell and Kirkland are my favorites. None of them have a huge presence on youtube, although lately I'm seeing more of Makarova in the USSR. Unfortunately I never saw Kirkland live. I'm smiling at this: Though at least the quality of the picture is a lot better for dancers who emerged in this century.
  23. There's a clip on youtube of Kirkland and Baryshnikov in selections from Other Dances. Although she's very different from Makarova she seems to be channeling Makarova in one of the solos. Also recently posted on youtube is also a fascinating comparison of the ballerina's second variation that compares Makarova with Kirkland, Arbo and several others.
  24. Thank you, Golden Idol. Very well said and I couldn't agree more. All the other points are really secondary. The bum's rush isn't elegant English but it's certainly eloquent.
  25. I agree. It's well known that the nameless critic was incapable of appreciating Part. That adjective "statuesque" has never sounded like a compliment to me.
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