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The Traveling Ballerina

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  1. You're welcome. I saw The Sleeping Beauty last night. As usual, it's a marathon of a ballet, and although not my favorite, I wanted to see Nureyev's version - here's my thoughts.
  2. Last night was the first time I have seen NBC live, and their performance definitely lived up to my expectations; here's my review. On another but related note, I have still to discover a Ratmansky ballet that resonates with me.
  3. This was definitely unlike any other Nutcracker I've ever seen! As mentioned in my review, I did not provide too much detail as I didn't want to ruin the element of surprise for anyone planning on seeing it; but if you want to hear about anything in particular, I'm happy to share!
  4. Here's a review and a bit of the story behind how the performances (featuring Sarah Lane & Cory Stearns) this past weekend at Sante Fe College in Gainesville, FL came about. Enjoy!
  5. Here are my thoughts about last night's performance, the first time I've seen any of these ballets. It was interesting...
  6. Oh, I'm so sorry! I did a search for it, but couldn't find it. Should I remove my commentary to that thread? Some of the casting is the same as it was for opening night and some different. I look forward to hearing your thoughts!
  7. I have anticipated attending this performance since it was announced and I am sorry to report that overall, I was disappointed. Here's the review I wrote about last night's experience. Anyone else there?
  8. I haven't seen Boston Ballet live in decades, and that was at the Wang Center. The beauty of the Opera House is an experience in and of itself; on top of that, Boston Ballet performing Giselle made it the highlight of my recent trip there. Here's my review of the September 28th matinee performance.
  9. So, I'm bummed that The Kennedy Center ballet season is over, but glad that it closes with Miami City Ballet - as a company, they are super strong. My favorite piece by far this afternoon was Walpurgisnacht Ballet - I love the music and choreography Here's my thoughts about the whole program. Anyone else attend?
  10. I'm so excited that the Kennedy Center's Ballet Across America series this year includes two iconic companies; it opened last night with Dance Theatre of Harlem, closes with Miami City Ballet, and includes a collaborative one-night-only show sandwiched in between. I definitely experienced highs and lows throughout the performance and share my thoughts here. Anyone out there have insights that corroborate or conflict with mine? Would love to hear them as this is the first time I have seen DTH live.
  11. I know, right...Aren't they adorable?! I'm curious as to whether they are associated with the company in some way...
  12. Have you guys seen this cool campaign that Design Army has created to announce Hong Kong Ballet's upcoming season?! I love the innovation and aesthetics!
  13. Here's a fun interview with Isabella Boylston with CBS New York's Elise Finch.
  14. Thanks for sharing your opinion, @On Pointe! I look forward to seeing this film.
  15. It is so refreshing to see the ballet world represented on TED Talks! Here's the one Miko Fogarty gave, published a couple of days ago; her attitude seems so mature for such a young woman - Brava!
  16. I had the opportunity to interview Ms. Gutierrez on the heels of her announcement to retire from Alberta Ballet.
  17. Hi @cubanmiamiboy. I find your comments most interesting and insightful - can you link to what you wrote about the premiere? I'd love to read it. I myself have not seen this version, but a writer for The Traveling Ballerina was in Fort Lauderdale last weekend, so decided to check it out; here's her take on the performance. Do you share any of these sentiments?
  18. Oh - thank you for pointing that out! I had no idea - how did you learn that? Clearly, I am not as familiar with Mariinsky's dancers.
  19. Did you attend last night, Drew? Here's my thoughts about my first time seeing Mariinsky Ballet live. I went in without any judgement or concrete expectations and left looking forward to seeing them again in the fall for Paquita
  20. This is now the second time I've seen Symphony in C, hoping that it would grow on me. Perhaps third time's a charm?
  21. They are definitely impressive! I trained at SAB so was fortunate to have been exposed to their performance for so many years. I am considering attending tonight, too, to see the other program.
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