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  1. http://www.balletflorida.com/index.cfm?fus...pages.HOME& Apparently they are on the verge on folding; a friend of mine who is affiliated with the company has asked me to post this here; I hope this is the right forum - feel free to move if not. Hopefully they can accumulate sufficient funds to keep dancing!
  2. Her head is too big?! Really? Wow... she's such a beautiful dancer... I never would have thought to judge the size of her head.
  3. Was anyone else thoroughly surprised to learn Nilas Martins and Ask LaCour are half brothers? I read that in a recent article and was floored I'd never heard this before.
  4. Kate Lennard said: This made me wonder, perhaps her exposure was an inside job? What a great gig for publicity for the BNP if so! This is a very interesting thread. As a prof. dancer myself, I know it really is best to be seen and not heard. That sounds old-fashioned, but it's true! Anyone in the public eye is likely to be scrutinized, and I think it will be hard for some audience members to sit back and enjoy Ms. Clarke's dancing after this incident; people will now be biased against her. Talk about career suicide. This is where she should have utilized her right to remain silent.
  5. Erica Cornejo has some of the most mind-blowing batterie I've been fortunate enough to see!!
  6. Another City Ballet pair: Laura and Elyse Flagg.
  7. I have a feeling the screaming teenage girls are students at the summer intensive...
  8. gottadance07

    Monique Meunier

    No problem! I was just curious where she could be performing in Oklahoma, because I'm sure I would have heard something at some point! I live in Texas, within good driving distance of OKC.
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    Monique Meunier

    Really? She's guesting in Oklahoma? Interesting. With whom?
  10. Just bumping to see if there was any word on who was accepted. :shrug:
  11. This is just a guess, but I didn't care for how she appeared to hop from one foot to the other; I am used to seeing more punctuated air time, if that makes sense. Both legs together in the air for a longer amount of time. :yes:
  12. Just wondering, did anyone go? How was it? I am anxious to see reviews! :yes:
  13. All I have to say is WHOA. I've never seen a dancer do 7 consecutive turns during fouettes.
  14. Thanks for the info everyone! I didn't *think* I had ever heard of any Thomas's owning NYCB, so I knew I'd find the answer! Thanks again
  15. I was watching the TV Guide Channel a few minutes ago, and they had a little "tidbit" at the top of the screen about Richard Thomas and his new movie that will be on tv on Friday. They said that he had classically trained parents who at one time owned New York City Ballet. I had never heard of these people, and was wondering if anyone could fill me in. Thanks!
  16. Thanks for the info! Yep, he got promoted to the main company!
  17. Anyone know? See, I know a guy who was possible going to be promoted into the main comp. in April, but I don't know if he ever made it... TIA
  18. Can anyone tell me who was promoted from the studio company into the main company? I believe they were supposed to find out in April, but the website hasn't been updated. TIA
  19. What do you all think about Jennifer Tinsley getting promoted? She seems like a lovely dancer to me. And hasn't she been a soloist for awhile?
  20. Oh, that's not good. Wasn't the last one Swan Lake? There simply isn't enough ballet on tv now. I wish ballet were as popular as sports...
  21. What about Daniel Ulbricht? He is quite powerful, however I haven't had the chance to see him perform on stage; I've just seen him in class. Also, is Abi Stafford a soloist yet? Why did Tinsley leave? Sorry about the multiple questions; I'm just curious to hear others' thoughts and opinions.
  22. I think Miss Leigh's explaination of the choreographic similarites summed things up well! It's kind of like that "lets all be different together" attitude. I do wish there had been a little more variety though; surely not all the Diamond Project pieces look so similar...?
  23. I thought the dancers were all wonderful - I did see a few little things that I didn't care for so much like an occaisonal un-pointed foot and stick-straight arms, but overall they were very impressive, especially their abillity to move so fast. Jeu de Cartes was probably my least favorite piece and my favorite was Red Angels. Chiaroscuro (sp?) was very pretty; I enjoyed watching that. And I also really enjoyed Ancient Airs and Dances. I found this piece to be more inspiring than most of the others. Red Angels excited me the most - the music was wonderful and the dancing was too. I'll rewind my tape and watch that one again today. Mercurial Manoeuvres was also really wonderful - I almost always love Wheeldon's choreography. I didn't particularly enjoy Viola Alone because, in agreement with everyone else, I felt that many of the pieces looked just like the others, and this as one of them. I can't even remember very much from it. The piece by the French choreographer was extremely unusual, but somehow it kept me interested and I was always anxious to see what they were going to do next. Benjamin Millipied was really impressive, as was Wendy Whelan. Janie Taylor seems strong to me, but I only saw her crack an occaisonal smile to show that she was enjoying herself. Then again, many dancers don't smile; I guess it just depends on their stage personality. I must say Kowroski has wonderful extensions, especially her arabesques. And Jennifer Ringer has a really delightful stage personality and is fun to watch. She seems really carefree and happy. I felt awful for Bouder - the timing couldn't have been worse (national tv, etc.) But she has really wonderful, powerful jumps. Rachel Rutherford and Alexandra Ansanelli impressed me - I don't know why; I guess I just liked the way they moved! And Jock Soto and Nilolaj Hubbe were wonderful as always. So overall, I enjoyed getting to see a rare glimpse of the company, and did enjoy many of the pieces. But some I could have done without; these ballet looked too much alike. Some of the pieces didn't showcase the dancers' abilities very well. And I would have like to see more solos withing the dances.
  24. So what did everyone think of the ballets tonight? I definitely enjoyed it, and am glad I taped it. I must say my favorite piece was Red Angels, but they were all great! Anyway, I'll wait until the people who really know how to review ballets get on here; everyone on here sounds like a professional dance critic! Edited for spelling errors.
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