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  1. NBoC's Elena Lobsanova. A pure love of dance is evident in her in even the smallest roles. She has such a lovely and sweet on-stage personality, and her movements are expressed with a rare sense of calm and clarity. She's still quite young, and I'm sure she will be a star one day! I can already imagine her being a wonderful Odette, Juliet, or Aurora...
  2. Thank you, Ostrich, for your report! I'm glad to hear that it was a good performance. As for Vogel's age, I'm not sure what it is. But I saw him in the 2002 Bruhn Prize, and the competition is open to dancers aged 18-23. So he should be between 21-26 years old now.
  3. Ostrich, you are in for a treat! I saw Vogel perform in Toronto at the Erik Bruhn Prize, 3 years ago when he was a young soloist. He performed 2 pdd: Giselle Act II and In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated. I remember he was absolutely stunning in both pieces, and his Albrecht was especially memorable. His technique was impecable- soft lines, quick batterie, nice jumps, and good partnering skills on top of all that! That year, there were several other very talented young men competing: Guillaume Cote (NBoC), David Hallberg (ABT), Ask La Cour (RDB, and now NYCB), and Gonzalo Garcia (SFB). I was pe
  4. NBoC ~Erik Bruhn Prize- Screening of documentary "I'm the same, only more", Michele Wiles and David Hallberg in Grand Pas Classique and Manon, Alicia Amatrian and Friedemann Vogel in In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Heather Ogden and Guillaume Cote premiering Dominique Dumais' CollectiveSonataForTwo, Clara Blanco and Gonzalo Garcia in Continuum. ~Romeo and Juliet (I second Saveta, the whole company looked great). ~Fille mal Gardee, after a 10-year absence. Martine Lamy's Lise. ~Apollo (Rex Harrington, Chan Hon Goh, Greta Hodgkinson, Sonia Rodriguez). ~Guillaume Cote and Tina Periera
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