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  1. I agree in some ways but don't think that it is an either or. Part is gorgeous in many ways, but I am one of those who finds her technical mishaps jarring. Improving her technique won't ruin her artistry, it will just add to the choices she and make. Ballet technique isn't magic (of course some have more facility than others) it can be learned. Not everyone can reach the level of Murphy but believe me technique can be learned.
  2. WOW! I too saw Gregory & Van Hamel years ago. It was wonderful. Isn't it strange that ABT with its reputation for technical depth would have to change something that was done in 1947 and again in the Gregory/Van Hamel era? In respect to Part; she can be gorgeous but I can't relax when I see her dance. I agree with a Haglund that you can sense her uncertainty. I wonder if she is going to be made principal.
  3. I just came from the Sunday afternoon performance (I spotted Freddy Franklin entering the theater). It was a terrifically fun afternoon. Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes - Joyful, witty and wonderfully danced. Black Swan - I am not a fan of that Soviet style of presentation but it was well done in that style. Corsaire - Jose Manue Correno gave one of the best performances I've ever seen of a male dancer in a pas de deux. Aside from that the adagio was beautiful. Green Table - A wonderful performance. I saw the piece many years ago with the Joffery Ballet, and I'll so happy it holds up and is still relevant (perhaps I should be sad that it is still relevant). All in all I admire the integrety of ABT and the dancers.
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    Veronika Part

    What addition of New Yorker? I can't seem to find it. Have a great time Wednesday. Report back!!
  5. I'm going to see Sinatra Suite (I actually bought my ticket because Sarah Lane was listed). No female is listed even for the opening which is 2 days from now. What's up?
  6. Is Sarah Lane doing Sinatra Suite or is it just a publicity shot?
  7. I'm glad ABT is selling well in rep. Is it odd that there seem to be 7 performances a week. Aren't there usually 8?
  8. z I saw Sinatra Suite with the original case years ago and as the ads for that video suggest there are 2 principals. In the original cast the female lead was Elaine Kudo. Sarah Lane had been listed for the City Center season for a couple of perfomances. Now no females are listed -- the is definately a female lead role. I too wish ABT would have more detailed listings in the casting. Maybe they thing fans only care about principals. Not true in my case
  9. Sarah Lane had been listed for a couple of Sinatra Suites and then removed. Is it possible that the role is being divided? The problem in ABT seems to be too much talent and not enough opportunity. Many principles are doing few performance at City Center this season. Sorry to disagree but Lane gets my vote for soloist.
  10. What are the chances that Lane will be given this opportunity? Why are no women listed for Sinatra Suite? Isn't it strange?
  11. I saw Allegra Kent in Dance of the Hours many years ago -- Now that was fun!!
  12. Sarah Lane is not injured, but the ABT CC casting cards are being shuffled so that seasoned principals and soloists take priority. Sorry to hear that. Lane is one of my favorites and I was ready to buy a ticket based on her. No females are listed on the ABT site for Sinatra Suite. Are the guys going it alone? Lane should be a soloist.
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    Sarah Lane

    Sarah Lane is an ABT corps dancer who I particularly like. She even did Theme & Variations with ABT in New York once. She was listed in the Times ABT ad as being in the Sinatra Suite a couple of times in the upcoming season. Just as I was about to buy my ticket I noticed that she is no longer listed for it. In fact there are no women listed now for any performance of Sinatra Suite. Anyone know if she is injured?
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