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  1. 17 hours ago, BalanchineFan said:


    Kammermusik is Abi Stafford's Balanchine debut?  I think I've seen her perform Kammermusik, but maybe it was just an open rehearsal.

    She has danced Kammermusik before, but she did the other ballerina role. 

  2. 2 hours ago, Rock said:

    They also intimate that having a "star" dancer as director is preferable. Possibly for fund-raising but not for much else I wouldn't think. Not necessarily. If you make a worldwide list you'd find that more directors weren't "stars". It would seem, anyway, that the NYCB has their fundraising pretty much intact. I should think Jon Stafford's track record in the past year speaks for itself.  Quality of performances, programming, rep, premieres, promotions, hiring, and weathering what has to be one of the worst public relations nightmares ever visited on a ballet company. I think he's the right person for the job. 

    I wonder if being a “star” might be more important in the United States because ballet companies here don’t get the kind of public funding that a lot of major European companies have. 


    On on the basis of his leadership in the past year, I agree that Jon Stafford would be a great pick. My main concern would be over potential nepotism with his wife and sister still being in the company. 

  3. 17 hours ago, DC Export said:

    I hadn't seen enough of Aaron Sanz to feel strongly when he was promoted last fall. But what a great sense of comedic timing!

    I agree. And Maria K glaring at the make up artist cracked me up. 

  4. 12 hours ago, cobweb said:

    Woodward yes, Pereira please no. Who are the men who have done Desire last time around? 

    The cast from the last run were Bouder/Veyette, Hyltin/Finlay, T. Peck/T. Angle, Fairchild/de Luz, and Lovette/Garcia. 

  5. 3 hours ago, abatt said:

    Per her instagram photos, Bouder has indicated that she will dance Aurora in SB, and her Desire will be Garcia.

    If memory serves, wasn't Garcia partnered with Lovette during the last run of SB? 

    I hope they give Huxley a shot at Desire this time around.

    My bet would be that Gordon and Huxley will be the ones to debut as Desire.

    I'm rooting for Indiana Woodward as Aurora, but I think Pereira might get cast (with Huxley).

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