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  1. That sounds like a wonderful show!! Brahms Schoenberg and Raymonda Variations are fabulous. I'm sure the Graham solo will be cool too! And what a great group of dancers! I love Sara Mearns in pretty much anything, and she is a hurricane in Brahms Schoenberg. Joe Gordon can do no wrong in my eyes. Please report back with your thoughts! 🙂
  2. Have you seen Reichlen in Swan Lake before? I think the O/O role gets in her head. She appeared very nervous as Odile when I saw her in (I think it was) 2018, and I spent the entirety of that part of the ballet tense and worried for her. If I had to choose Bouder or Reichlen for Swan Lake, I would choose Bouder. (And this is coming from someone who loves Reichlen and is lukewarm on Bouder generally.)
  3. 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.”
  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. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Very sad, indeed. I liked her dancing very much and always looked out for her when I saw her name in the program.
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