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  1. Congratulations Olesya Novikova for being named Principal!
  2. Well I really enjoyed the streaming of Vienna Waltzes. I guess i miss seeing this ballet so much in the theater.
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    Sarah Lane

    I think this goes to show that at the end of the day dancers are actors. We never know what a relationship is like just looking from the outside. Lane and Cornejo always seemed to be in-sync in their many beautiful performances together. You would never have guessed that offstage their relationship was so bad.
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    Sarah Lane

    She was definitely a nervous dancer. You could sort of tell some nights her body language was just off and she'd give a rather tense, frozen performances with a bobble here and there to give the impression she wasn't sure. She could also be incandescent. Like her Aurora -- I saw her fall off pointe in the very first balance and struggle through an entire Sleeping Beauty, and also saw an Aurora so harmonic and musical that it was like she was born to dance the role. She always seemed to dance better with Cornejo -- she was short enough for him to partner, and their relationship onstage was so beautiful that I'm sad to read that behind the scenes their relationship was not good. I guess that's why it's called acting.
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    Sarah Lane

    I know at NYCB you are not really allowed to outright refuse to dance with a partner. It's why there's been times not-at-all-friendly exes Megan Fairchild and Andrew Veyette have had to dance together, and some partnerships thrived long after the romantic relationship was over (Tiler Peck, Joaquin de Luz).
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    Sarah Lane

    I saw many beautiful performances with Lane and Cornejo together. I guess I'm sad that offstage things broke down between them so badly.
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    Sarah Lane

    I love Sarah but it's not the partner's fault he was injured a lot. And since he was a bigger star than her I'm not surprised that she lost this game of company politics.
  8. Hmm. Overall I think Faye Arthurs is one of the most intelligent dance writers around. I had the pleasure of sitting next to her at an ABT performance we were both reviewing. She's an observant, sharply opinionated lady.
  9. David Zaleev has been seriously injured in a scooter accident: https://www.rt.com/russia/524105-mariinsky-theater-soloist-electric-scooter-incident/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR1dxaIwpa-xkWoxI25RoJvm-HutYX2t9mEOBBqjYnycqRzoTI_A09RPZJk
  10. Soloist Erica Pereira is expecting: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKeWMKMgswH/
  11. I'm okay with large indoors gatherings requiring a mask, vaccination, or a combo of both. I wouldnt enjoy an event unless I felt safe.
  12. They've been closed to all audience members for months now. To me, that's a lose-lose situation.
  13. I think Alena Kovaleva looks a lot like Suzanne Farrell:
  14. Dancer tributes: Megan Fairchild: https://www.instagram.com/p/COb1NIKnrYb/ Harrison Coll: https://www.instagram.com/p/CObAudlAYMl/ Wendy: https://www.instagram.com/p/CObARM0rcFt/ Heather Watts: https://www.instagram.com/p/COaoijTgwUEGVhg_221T-GwYuG_Dp31uFH5Csc0/ Ashley Bouder: https://www.instagram.com/p/CObMqgKr3yc/ Daniel Ulbricht: https://www.instagram.com/p/CObYA9uAR2g/
  15. Heres another source: https://www.gramilano.com/2021/05/jacques-damboise-dies-at-86/?fbclid=IwAR17OY7fLvEFzuhMh4tBiOSc6RqnvBcxhWbq29aVVHZ5Aym43Fk7mHN-4sU
  16. I was watching Mayara Piniero in the Allegro Brillante that PA Ballet streamed and to me she resembles Paloma Herrera both in looks and style. If you covered one's face and told me the other was dancing, I'd believe you. Does anyone else have these dancer doppelgangers? A dancer who looks and dances very much like another dancer?
  17. I loved Mayara Piniero and Zecheng Liang in Allegro Brillante!
  18. I have the Excelsior pass.
  19. I think they mean a vaccine greater than 14 days prior (fully vaccinated). I think moving forward proof of vaccination will become the standard requirement to attend indoor gatherings. Laminate your CDC cards!
  20. Dancers do make dropped wrists part of their style in Emeralds. Like it or not it's become part of the ballet's idiom, a bit like the jutting hips have become a part of Concerto Barocco. Violette Verdy: Roberta Marquez: Evgenia Obraztsova: Tiler Peck:
  21. I wonder what people would have thought of Suzanne Farrell, who made broken wrists part of her style:
  22. Overall a bit disappointed with the latest streaming program. I didn't feel the works were as strong as the other programs.
  23. The best chance for full resumption of performances is if enough of the population gets vaccinated. I'm afraid that until that happens, we'll be stuck in this "outdoor pod" limbo.
  24. More NYCB news: Brittany Pollack is having a baby! https://www.instagram.com/p/CN8Ja6ygzlt/
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