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Everything posted by yukionna4869

  1. I wonder if that's why there are three other people on the team.
  2. She is such a gorgeous dancer. What a loss to ABT. It's fascinating how relevant the lyrics of the song are to Veronika's own journey.
  3. From the Conversations on Dance Podcast, my impression was that Watts and Woetzel took Tiler Peck under their wing quite early on. In another interview, Damian said he first noticed her in the corps of Opus Jazz, but I can’t remember the source of where he said this.
  4. I find that Clifford has a tendency to make a lot of things about himself. Whether talking about working with Balanchine, his dancers in Los Angeles Ballet, or the models he's discovered, he usually adds a dash of of "look at me, look at me".
  5. I don’t understand why Copeland is getting two O/Os. Does ABT really have that much trouble selling Swan Lake tickets?
  6. I wonder if it would be better to split up the administrative and artistic responsibilities of the AD so the burden isn’t all on one person. Obviously, I don’t know if it’s even possible to disentangle the AD’s responsibilities neatly.
  7. Doesn’t she still teach at SAB? She probably reports to Mazzo who then reports to Martins. I’m suppose this is Ok?
  8. Jon Stafford Jock Soto edit: for AD/ballet master in chief. if it’s not gonna be Farrell, I would prefer someone who likes to teach. Also, if Martins were to depart, I wonder if this would allow City Ballet to at least mend some old fences and lead to some Balanchine ballets returning to the rep.
  9. I was also planning on going, but got sticker shock. I mean, $100 for the 4th ring?!
  10. 100% this. I agree the poster who said that what seems to bother them is that people are talking about it.
  11. I think Rannells’ work has been in playing gay characters (Girls, New Normal, Falsettos). Jonathan Groff plays a straight man in Mindhunter. I do think Hollywood (and even Broadway) still has a bias against casting gay men in lead roles, especially if it’s a romantic lead. I understand if it’s a concern for either Fairchild or Day.
  12. Honestly, I would have preferred their relationship be discussed in the “Robert Fairchild in American in Paris” thread instead of in this one. I can imagine that it’s uncomfortable for Day to have people his relationship with Fairchild being discussed in the same place that people discussed Fairchild & Peck’s. Although, I don’t know that this thread was the reason some pictures were taken down.
  13. I think I’m gonna get a ticket for the Mearns/Ramasar/Peck.
  14. Does that mean if an apprentice does six performances of Swan Lake, that counts as one?
  15. Maybe this SAB's website on apprentices also needs to be updated. It says apprentices can dance in up to eight ballets. It used to be that the ninth ballet apprentices performed would make them corps members automatically. I have 10 playbills from the fall season where both Roman Mejia and Gilbert Bolden are listed. They were also both in the new Reisen ballet that I didn't see. I re-listened to Unity Phelan's episode of Conversations on Dance. She said during her apprenticeship, she wasn't cast in a ninth ballet because it would automatically grant her a corps contract. But she also said that the apprentice contract has changed. I just don't know what the changes are. Perhaps they just raised the threshold of how many ballets an apprentices can dance.
  16. Roman Mejia has also received his corps contract, per the NYCB website. Was there a change to how apprentices become corps members? I thought that once you hit nine performances you automatically get promoted to corps de ballet. I checked my playbills and there were a few other apprentices who had nine shows under their belt. Maybe the Swan Lake courtiers/villagers don’t count?
  17. I'm hoping to catch Isabella LaFreniere's Dewdrop this year, as I missed it last year.
  18. around 2:02 mark She is such a charismatic dancer.
  19. I don't like this production of SL at all, but I am looking forward to Fairchild and Peck. I wish we we had more Balanchine this fall. I feel like I'm in a Balanchine drought, especially after last Spring's "Here/Now Festival".
  20. The New York Times article also has additional videos. I hope this review won't affect the 2nd performances of both Megan and Tiler. Edit: Also, I just saw pictures of the costumes for the new Justin Peck ballet. Odd-looking and seems like it would be distracting from the dancing.
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