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  1. Starting today and available until tomorrow! https://www.staatsoper.de/en/staatsballett/productioninfo/video-on-demand-jewels/2020-03-21-19-30-3.html https://operlive.de/jewels/
  2. Anima, as pherank mentions, was one of the more successful ballets of the Unbound Festival, and also enthusiastically received when SFB presented it in Washington, DC and London. Personally, I'd travel to see it as it's thrilling to watch not just Sofiane but the entire cast.
  3. I had the great pleasure of watching Ashly as a 10 year old dancer in Magda Aunon's studio in Fort Lauderdale doing those same thrilling fouettes! Merde and congratulations Ashly from your ballet mom admirers in south Florida. I'm sure you'll be a star wherever you go in life. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/11/arts/dance/new-york-city-ballets-spring-was-full-of-revelations.html
  4. Mark Morris uses Leroy Anderson music for The Sandpaper Ballet . I think the information you saw re: Trey McIntrye using Leroy Anderson music might have been misplaced on the site. It appears it's no longer there.
  5. Informative preview post of the two world premieres coming next week to SF Ballet. I'm looking forward to seeing them! http://www.theclassicalgirl.com/possokhov-and-scarlett-bring-two-world-premieres-to-the-sfb-stage/
  6. They also danced 4 or 5 shows at the Kennedy Center and 3 shows at City Center Oct/Nov 2018.
  7. I'm guessing that SFB Artistic Staff had Frances scheduled for Aurora and possibly Ana Sophia if she was ready so they probably didn't expect they'd need to teach it to another SFB dancer this season (everything is rehearsed in the summer/fall).
  8. A great disappointment, Pherank. I'm hoping they still will do it in London as scheduled...
  9. There were 7 performances of Anima Animus scheduled for February and so, would need 2 casts of principal women (2 principal women in each cast). They need to be small and fast as the partnering is tour de force - both couples doing side by side bicycle lifts traveling across the stage and then repeated, Sofiane and one of the principal men do an over head press lift that is walked slowly offstage, etc. The first and last movements have all ten dancers on stage - moving quickly, interchanging partners - tricky choreography. With two of the four women out in February, SFB made the decision that there was not enough time to get another cast up and ready.
  10. For the record, Cirio danced most of the leading classical roles in Boston before coming to ABT. He and Misa Kuranaga were quite the couple, and often had rave reviews. I remember their beautiful performance in Vail of the pas from Ashton's Cinderella. Boston had just had a run of the ballet earlier in the year. I may be mistaken, but I do not think Wendy Somes allows too many people to perform that pas outside of the context of the full ballet. He also danced a number of principal roles while at ENB - Romeo, James in La Sylphide, Messenger of Death in Song of the Earth, and the Prince in The Nutcracker. It might be a little more than obvious why he's leaving. It is not unknown that Cornejo and Simkin waited a long time to dance some of the classical roles with ABT, and I would surmise that Cirio just did not want to wait. It is also common knowledge that he is active in choreography, and he made it clear in his instagram post that he wants to work with certain choreographers. I was aware (from his instagram) that he worked with several on the side while in NYC, and he will probably do the same in London. As we know, dancers do not limit themselves to what they do with their main company only, and Cirio certainly example of this with Cirio Collective. He's one of the most versatile dancers I've ever seen and I am baffled by thoughts that he's a "mismatch" for other US companies. Clearly I'm a fan. No disrespect intended.
  11. ABT seems to rely on a specific rep and isn't a company that is known for advancing new choreography. I think Cirio made a good decision for himself as not only is he a technically amazing dancer but also an artist and a choreographer.
  12. The video of Afshin and Suzanne in "Faun" used to be up on YouTube - it's been removed and how I would love to see it again. It's the most beautiful ballet performance I've ever seen.
  13. At PAB he seemed to be only interested in dancing classical work - not interested in the contemporary roles.
  14. agree its the mom, Rolando was one of the greats. I'm so fortunate to have seen many of his performances just after he defected.
  15. hi Terez - have heard Birkkjaer will be doing the pas in Fancy Free. not sure what else this season.
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