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Abby918

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  1. Very excited to see this production and happy to see some new faces in the lead roles. I have two extra tickets available for the Wednesday, February 27 8:00PM performance. PM if interested. ORCHESTRA LEVEL ROW Y SEATS 115 and 116 Eisenhower Theater Seating Chart: https://www.kennedy-center.org/Pages/VirtualTour/Ike
  2. liebs- It looks like Lola Cooper is currently listed as an apprentice with Carolina Ballet. And Valse-Fantaisie was also recently performed at NYCB's Dancer's Choice Gala. If I remember correctly, the ballet featured four female corps dancers and a lead principal couple. I believe this is the version SAB students will perform at workshop this year.
  3. Garnetta Gonzalez (known as "Coco" while at SAB) was asked to be an apprentice in 2005 (per the Fall 2005 SAB Newsletter). It's nice to see her back dancing again.
  4. Yes. There is an extensive post at thewinger.com about this performance. No mention of the arrest but other drama about a last minute substitution...Megan LeCrone for Sara Mearns...and getting stuck on the Tappanzee Bridge while heading up to Saratoga. Lake Placid with Nilas Martins and Friends “Stars of Ballet”
  5. Nope. No relation to Tiler Peck. The first three men you note in the photo are definitely correct. Not sure of the last two. Sorry.
  6. Justin is the first guy on the left wearing green in this R&J photo posted on Front Row Center. http://www.nycballet.com/news/frc/wk2/pic1.html
  7. Brittany Pollack, Briana Shepherd and Justin Peck too!
  8. Actually, I believe that is Joe Hernandez in the photo on the right...not Matt.
  9. We'll have to wait and see what happens in Saratoga. There are four R&J performances currently on the schedule.
  10. Yes. I believe that's exactly what it is performed by students in the children's division at SAB.
  11. Where exactly is this information posted? NYCB.org only has the first week of the season listed. Nothing yet for R&J.
  12. I miss Kowroski in Jewels. Her Rubies performance was my favorite!
  13. I agree. Maria Gorokhov was an adorable and very polished Red Riding Hood. Kudos to Garielle Whittle, a teacher at SAB and the Children's Ballet Master for NYCB who's solely responsible for teaching all of the choreography to the children for their various roles in ballets such as Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Midsummer, Harlequinade, Circus Polka, Mozartiana and many more. I'm amazed at how she gets it all done each year!
  14. I agree that Tuesday night's performance was not as good as the premiere. It lacked an overall energy and explosiveness that was displayed in the first performance. I still enjoyed watching Kowroski, Whelan and Hall tremendously but Scheller and DeLuz were a bit off in each of their pairings and the audience seemed to notice reacting with tepid applause at the end.
  15. I thought Elo's new ballet was wonderfull! Invigorating, athletic, expressive, quirky, and overall a real winner. I've never experienced a world premiere ballet like this before at the State Theater. The entire performance was peppered with applause and the standing ovation at the end was very well deserved. Each dancer had huge smiles during their many curtain calls (all four couples, couples with choreographer, couples with violin soloist, women alone, men alone, all four couples again, etc.) and seemed to be enjoying themselves. Definitely my favorite Diamond Project ballet this yr. I can't wait to read the reviews!
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