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    ABT 2018 La Bayadere

  2. Are they raising to repair rather than replace now, or for new costumes?
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    Macaulay on ABT 2018 Met season

    How much more makeup can one wear than the Ratmansky Firebird?
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    2017 -- 2018 Season

    Tereshkina received tons of praise last times in America. I saw her O/O which was magnificent. Is that not classical?
  5. I checked my notes from the Met when I bought tickets.
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    2018 Met Season

    He was pictured at the gala
  7. I have never seen lines like last night at the met. Full house, sold out ,many children. Copeland was fine as firebird . She's not Nina though. This year the birds look more like golden cockerels ( or woodpeckers or pigeons) and maidens like zombie puppets. Was the a white scrim there ( like neumeiers Sylvia) at the beginning before? Music was very slow. Shocked how good Duncan Lyle was. Why did he leave or come back? Choreo no chAllenge to Cornejo but awkward on Lane with all the flexing and thriller puppet nightmare motions. Could have been better rehearsed . Rite was better than expected. The girl knows the decision was made already rather than stumbling upon it. Didn't hear the pounding in the music pronounced. Maybe those things changed some of the horror or terror. Devon did protest though. I don't know what anyone else expected of her. The written program was odd ,incomprehensible, and pretentious though. I was too high to see the set described in the program - I saw a curtain only. Was there something else? Reminded me of s. king's zoo a bit as well as Gitmo or a drug war, not the sacrifice of Christ. The individual sacrifice was shown but the group's sacrifice was not depicted. Had they already lost their humanity? i don't know why being part of the chosen people is considered a privilege.
  8. That's why I found the comparison odd
  9. People keep comparing this in commentaries in media to Sophie's choice but didn't Sophie kill herself
  10. I did see an Alonso Giselle yesterday and she was the only one who blew kIsses, another difference
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    Ratmansky's Paquita

    I imagine they have copyright and patent and trademark protection
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    ABT 2018 Giselle

    He's Rarely reviewed in ny as implied above and people have more interest broadway generally so only balletomanes would know and they have no reason not to believe Broadway world
  13. But he always enters with cape ( no hat)
  14. I thought Duncan left years ago is Roman injured? He is so underrated
  15. I edited to clarify
  16. With all the comment here one questions why ratmansky ( or his heir/ copier) peck is considered sucha genuis or his residency a coup no one mentioned bolt
  17. I recall the religious school teachings about the lifeboat dilemma as a child which I endured daily, and comparative religious debates as an adult. My Catholic friend says if a group has one hundred dollars spend it all on a sick unborn fetus. He says he never thought of anyone else's issues. My Jewish teachings disagree. i just saw Mel Gibson in a movie urge fellow men to die for "freedom" in Scotland, whatever that means when dead. I have a friend who says die inevitably but take the other with you to the grave. I think of all the children sent to world war , to Iraq Afghanistan, and the Middle East. I think of civil wars and religious wArs and "sacrifices". I wonder what a mother could do without allies or power or skills or strength or weapons or money or looks or a manipulative personality besides die with her child. I think your judgment harsh and unfair. Fighting ferri's child died, too. As for "stoic" think about the Spartans and their warrior training and what they did to their children stoic can be a strength or a weakness or misinterpreted (eg socially fearful or shy people are arrogant and stand offish). Another interpretation, she is thinking about what to do and how to do it
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    ABT 2018 Giselle

    Of course. The other post may have read as if it were the only review of their show, which could've been likely due to rarity.
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    ABT 2018 Giselle

    Carol pardo didn't say anything like that why would he not care? He is very particular about his image
  20. What does Albrecht wear before he changes to Loy's
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    "Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan"

    Does she work full time
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    "Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan"

    what is a high paying gig
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    ABT 2018 Giselle

    On a light note, I took a non-balletomane friend to see Giselle twice this year and once before. He said " I don't think that that Devon Tushy ( his pronunciation) can ever be as icy and good as that Gillian as Mertha. She is so killer. I love her facial expressions." he snored through Romeo literally but loved manon so I have to be careful. Now he can't stop talking about how great Gillian was and making me put on swan lake videos so he can dance. Which I can't decide if everyone should see for a laugh. Ba should invite Pres. Trump to see the ballet after his disapproving comparison of boxing to ballet today.