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  1. Thank you Trixie, that was an interesting interview. She mentioned that 9 other dancers also left MCB. Does anyone know who else left?
  2. Do you know what IGTV channel this was?
  3. Hi Everyone, I hope you're all staying safe and healthy. I just wanted to share a few links that have made my time in quarantine a bit more bearable. Megan Fairchild has been uploading videos to YouTube and her interview with Sara Mearns is highly entertaining and informative. I also enjoyed her quarantine diary on the New York Times. Enjoy! Jessa https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ_WNxLiIEESXCpqGdUGiJw https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/arts/dance/megan-fairchild-city-ballet-coping-at-home.html
  4. @cubanmiamiboy - I would love to hear if you have seen her dancing and what your thoughts are? @LadyBubbles - Do you recall the name of the podcast she was interviewed on? Thanks guys!
  5. Does anyone know what's going on with Kathryn Morgan? There has been such a big publicity push with her return to the stage and now she's on the cover of Dance Magazine as well as a big write-up in Pointe Magazine. Yet it seems she's barely dancing, especially in Firebird which she was training for. I'm starting to wonder if this was just a big PR stunt. I hope she gets back into tutu shape so we can see more of her. Does anybody know??
  6. Does anyone know what's happening with casting for Kathryn Morgan? It looked like she was rehearsing for "I'm Old Fashioned" but it seems she isn't given much opportunity to perform. Does anyone know what's going on with her?
  7. So where is Miss Tiler this season? I have seen countless photos of her and her pretty model boyfriend (?) doing numerous Valentino events/parties (on her public IG) but is she injured?? As much as I love her dancing I find her to have a sort of boring “she’s so perfect we know she’s going to nail it” where as Sara Mearns goes out there and gives it her whole heart and soul in a much different way than Tiler and I am growing to love this sense of abandon so much. Sara is growing so much and I’m just in awe of what’s coming from her. Last week I went to see Whipped Cream, which mad
  8. Last night was a lovely night at the ballet, thanks to Stravinsky Violin Concerto closing out the show. There were several fumbles throughout the night (I missed the one with Indiana Woodward and Harrison Coll) - Nieve Corrigan went down hard in Scotch Symphony and for whatever reason Sara Mearns' tights had many holes in Stravinsky Violin Concerto! I hope the new directors work on the dancers with their "dance faces". While I love Ashley Bouder's dancing, the constant mugging is too much for me. I think Lydia Wellington is just lovely and has a pleasant, elegant expression on her face at all
  9. Does anyone know if Mira Nadon is still dancing as an apprentice? I really enjoyed her in the Workshop performance of Scotch Symphony and noticed she wasn't in the last batch of promotions to corps.
  10. I love her too! She has such a great presence and holds herself like a queen.
  11. I'm not seeing a lot of reviews of the season so far. What are people thinking?
  12. I have noticed Rachel Hutsell in the past and always admired her great jumping skills, but she was definitely thinner. Perhaps she's just developing more muscles, I hope that's the case.
  13. While I don't like Lowery in the leotard ballets (too exposed for her physique) I do enjoy her powerful dancing when she is wearing a longer skirt as pictured above. I don't mean to encourage extreme thin-ness among the dancers but I have noticed that a few corps dancers (notably Meaghan Dutton-O'Hara and Rachel Hutsell) are looking quite out of shape to a point where it is distracting. Maybe the interim management is trying to promote healthier bodies and that's great, but maybe some cross training would help.
  14. I agree with jerryb. It was a long and grueling show. When did they do away from the plastic looking costumes from Neverwhere? The dancing was a little sloppy and with the practice clothes I felt like I was watching a rehearsal. I'm failing to see the allure with Namouna. I was really excited by what I thought was the finale and then it dragged on for another 10 minutes. I was at the Sunday matinee.
  15. Did anyone see Indiana Woodward last night as Juliet? I was interested to hear what people thought.
  16. Has anyone seen Marcelo’s movie? I see it’s playing at Film Forum in New York.
  17. This article mentions a dancer named Wilhelmina Frankfurt that made some comments about Martins. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/ballet-chief-peter-martins-under-investigation-after-sexual-harassment-allegations/2017/12/04/a474eae6-d3a3-11e7-a986-d0a9770d9a3e_story.html?utm_term=.a29afbac8521
  18. Hi Everyone, I was just wondering if you all have been attending the Nutcracker and if you've seen any good castings or performances by new corps members or apprentices. I won't be attending this year - tickets are just too much! Jessa
  19. I agree!! I loved Liturgy and Polyphonia, but that last piece was way too loud! I was in row D on the side and five people from my row left just minutes into it. Not sure how I feel about Odessa. Sara Mearns didn't look as confident as she usually does, not sure what was up. However, Unity Phelan sure is one to watch. She was just stunning in the "Eyes Wide Shut" PDD in Polyphonia. Did anyone else attend the Heather Watts lecture on Agon? Unity performed at that. I didn't know if there was a thread for that elsewhere. It was very interesting.
  20. Does anyone know what happened to James Dunne? I had him as a teacher shortly before he died and the studio wouldn't tell us anything. He was such a great teacher.
  21. I went to see SL last Wed. with Theresa Reichlen and Russell Janzen. I had never seen him dance in a principal role before and was very impressed. He had nice lines and a good stage presence. As for Teresa .... I have always admired her physique and was hoping to see some long legged gorgeousness along the lines of Maria Kowroski. It seemed that she barely used her extension AND her face was completely blank the whole time. For both Odette and Odile! This was even from the front row of the orchestra where I had a clear view of everything. The corps was great at dancing in unison in the swan se
  22. I can't wait! I have tickets to several shows so I'll definitely share!
  23. Hello! I've been reading these message boards for some time, so I thought I should make it official and join! I live in New York City and am a huge fan of New York City Ballet. I look forward to being a part of this community! Jessa
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