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Everything posted by canbelto

  1. Stravinsky Violin Concerto was wonderful!
  2. It's going to be released March 12 on YT. I emailed them.
  3. I think Olga Spessivtseva was the first ballerina to really be long, leggy, and ectomorphic:
  4. There;s actually a rather blurry video of Krohn in Violin Concerto:
  5. One ballerina today who definitely has waist and hips is Sara Mearns:
  6. John Clifford has very negative things to say about the streamed T&V. I don't agree with him. SInce it's public-facing I'll quote it:
  7. Yeah apparently the hoax news was a hoax itself. Paris National Ballet has confirmed it. Very sad. So young.
  8. There are some articles now saying that it's a hoax?
  9. The truth is it's very hard for any dancer to stay in shape and dance a demanding schedule in a big company without being healthy. There are eating disorders like Gelsey Kirkland and Jenifer Ringer but these dancers had to step back from dancing.
  10. I just love the joy Peck showed when she danced. Her entire body seemed to be sparkling with energy.
  11. He added gargouillades for the female soloist, and he also reworked the ballet to be the final movement of the complete Tchaikovsky Suite #3. Here's the ABT version:
  12. For me whether a ballerina "looks" a certain way is less important than if she is healthy. Some ballerinas and athletes have a different, bonier build. For me, the signs of a healthy ballerina are whether they're able to get through extremely demanding ballets, and whether their career is long and not ended by constant injuries. It's not really for me to judge whether a ballerina "needs a cheesecake." I learned never to judge a ballerina by weight after once I saw a ballerina look extremely thin and tired. Her performance was low energy. I was a bit alarmed as her performance didn't have the sparkle it usually has. A few weeks later the same ballerina announced she'd be taking a break as she was pregnant with twins. What I thought was alarming thinness and lack of strength was probably first trimester fatigue.
  13. This T&V was just what I needed tonight!
  14. Also the ribs is more a bone structure thing. Most ballerinas are ectomorphic. Basketball players are also usually extremely ectomorphic. Here is Kevin Durant, ribs visible:
  15. Considering how many ballerinas are now mothers I'd say that many ballerinas are thin but healthy. Inability to have kids is one classic symptom of a serious eating disorder.
  16. I really liked her as Apricot in DAAG, the Concert, Sugarplum Fairy, Rubies, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto. She was a lovely, charming dancer. She did have some technical limitations though.
  17. I also saw her in Sleeping Beauty and she was the only ballerina to fall off pointe twice in the Rose Adagio.
  18. Margot Fonteyn? Ninette di Valois used to say she had feet that were like sticks of butter. Her turnout was not considered very good either.
  19. She doesn't dance as heavy of a workload as the other principals. Part of it is injuries. But part of it is technique -- for instance, she struggled as Waltz Girl of Serenade and that wasn't a role I expected ballerinas to struggle in.
  20. Also I have to say ... Lauren was a lovely dancer but IMO not strong enough technically to handle a principal workload at NYCB.
  21. I don't think they film every performance in full. They might need to stitch together footage from two different performances.
  22. Tess and Danny were amazing! By far my favorite Siren/Prodigal pair.
  23. NYCB has an in-depth article about Prodigal Son: https://www.nycballet.com/discover/stories/spotlight-prodigal-son/
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