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  1. Slowed to a snail's pace for dancers like Kikta and LaFreniere (and others), but still rocketing ahead for Nadon. I very much admire her dancing and I hope it's not too fast.
  2. I believe temps de flèche can be done to the front or to the back. See this video: Also this blog (http://balletwebb.blogspot.com/2014/04/terrific-tuesday-temps-de-fleche.html) ”Temps de fleche is not a common step, but it is often found in several famous classical ballets such as Corsaire and Paquita. It is essentially a jump from one foot to another, often with an extended kick when it is performed to the front; or with both legs in attitude when it is done to the back.”
  3. I couldn't resist and bought a ticket to see Tiler's SPF. I can't wait 😍
  4. Thank you so much, @cubanmiamiboy @Helene @dirac @abatt @sidwich @Kathleen O'Connell @nanushka @sandik!! I love the pieces you've suggested, and I will be carefully listening to them over the next little while. I will let you know what we eventually go with!
  5. I would be so excited to see Nadon in a featured role. I'm not sure she's ready for Dewdrop or SPF yet but maybe Marzipan, Coffee, or a Lead Flower? I'd also like to see more of Baily Jones, after she impressed me so much in Symphony in C last fall. I think Kikta would make a great Dewdrop, or LaFreniere. Tiler is my Dewdrop GOAT ("Greatest of All Time"—I will never not find this acronym funny); I always try to go to see her in this role. I hope she's recovered enough to perform. For Sugarplum, I love both Tiler and Sara. I'd also like to see Emilie Gerrity—I saw her in the role once and I'd like to see it again. I'd love to see Joe Gordon as Cavalier—I can't get enough of his "unforced gravitas," as Pointe Magazine put it. Unfortunately I'll be out of town for his scheduled dates in the first week.
  6. Hi all, I wanted to ask a semi-ballet related question. Hopefully this is the best forum for it. I'm engaged to be married in about a year, and I'm looking for good music to use for walking down the aisle, processing out, our first dance, etc. I'd like to use classical music for all of this, but nothing TOO stereotypical (e.g. Mendelssohn's Wedding March is a no). Since we both love going to see NYCB, we'd love to incorporate some music that Balanchine used for a ballet. I love the second movement from Concerto Barocco, and my fiance loves the "Sicilienne" section of Emeralds. Do you knowledgeable forum members have any good suggestions—not necessarily Balanchine/ ballet music, but just any classical music? I'd be very appreciative of any help.
  7. I for one love the videos of her dancing. She deserves a shot at bigger roles and if I can't see her take those roles on onstage, I'd rather Instagram than nothing.
  8. I've seen it spelled D'Jampe. I've always (perhaps naively) thought it referred to jumping, since the choreography is so jump-heavy. That would be so cool if it had to do with the Bhutanese tradition of Jampe, though.
  9. NOOOO! I will miss her so much!! She's always so regal and elegant⁠—but also, warm out there. A rare combination. I loved her especially in Concerto Barocco and Diamonds. I am happy for her.
  10. Yes, I agree that the tone implies more than just a temporary leave. If that's the case, I look forward to seeing more of the up-and-coming men. I enjoyed Olivia MacKinnon a lot in PC#2, too. As for promotions—I was so rooting for Kikta and Hoxha. Sigh.
  11. I'd go out of my way to see that! Of the ABT dancers, Brandt is the first to come to mind for Tschai Pas. I'd also be interested to see what Hurlin could do with it, and Lane.
  12. Very sad, indeed. I liked her dancing very much and always looked out for her when I saw her name in the program.
  13. Hippolyta, thank you for the report! I always appreciate hearing them from farther afield. I only saw Shevchenko's O/O this year but next I'll see Teuscher's as well given the strength of recommendations on this board.
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