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    In Memory of carbro

    Carley was a brilliant critic of all matters ballet, and I had the privilege of meeting her many times at NYCB, I pray to her. JIM
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    Who Will Be Named Principal?

    That Gina P., danced beautifully for ten years before being named a soloist drove me crazy, and I wrote to Peter many times to lobby for her promotion which FINALLY came. They often put her in junk such as the Martins/McCartney debacle two years ago, What a waste of talent and money . JIm
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    Wendy Whelan of NYCB

    Thank you. We love her so much that I am ordering tickets. I've met her many times and she is so giving and loving and funny. JIM
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    Wendy Whelan of NYCB

    Did anyone see Wendy dance at either of these venues, summer 2013. My wife and I love Wendy, but dislike any dance not en pointe, so I want to know if we should book tickets for her performance at the Joyce in 2014. Thanks, JIM
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    Helene: Thanks to you I found a dance I did not know about, and I will go. Merci. jim
  6. Balletomanes: I loved that interview with Francis. What a joie. Ballanchine lives as the best forever. JIM
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    ABT 2013 Swan Lake at the Met

    On June 20, Gillian Murphy was incandescent. jim
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    Alessandra Ferri

    Oh Lord, I went to her ABT retirement. Yes, come back. Love, JIM
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    Lauren is ABT corps and is really an up and comer. JIM
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    tiler peck

    Tiler of NYCB has a web site: Tiler Talks.com
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    Which Sleeping Beauty?

    I love Lane and Simkin. JIM
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    Sleeping Beauty

    Barbara: You missed a thrilling performance by Cojocaru/Kobberg. I saw her dance in London in 2007 as Odette/Odille, and she is even better. She dances with a beautiful gauziness. JIM
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    Georgina Pazcoquin

    This relates to the topic of favorite dancers. I love too many (past and present) to list, but I've seen Gina dance now for six-seven years, and she's a dynmao on stage. She can also act and sing as she did in "West Side Story" at NYCB. I saw her dance brilliantly this past Sunday night at a dance performance Emery LeCrone produced at Manhattan Center for Art and Movement. Question to Peter to whom I wrote today on this topic: Why isn't Gina a soloist? Jim Mattimore I would love your knowledgable feedback
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    Kistler's Farewell

    That is precisely what I was often seeing in Serenade in 2004, but not ballet-literate enough to articulate it. There was a somewhat matronly feel to it, but I still enjoyed her lilt, she always has that. I have always loved Darci, even in the 90s and 2000s, but obviously at 46 she no longer had the chops to do all those roles. Yes, I think she was tense until SL, when she shone beatifully. I love/hate these farewells, but yes Allesandra and Kyra were much more relaxed. I 've met her many times at SAB and she is a wonderful and kind teacher. Jim Mattimore
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    Promotions at NYCB!!!