New York City Ballet 2021 Season in New York City Ballet Posted 9 hours ago · Edited 9 hours ago by fondoffouettes 33 minutes ago, Balletwannabe said: Question: are the "pauses" enough time to use the restroom? Yes, though as California has noted, they are only about five minutes. I did pop out during one intermission to use the restroom, and the ushers were being proactive about telling people how much longer was left in the pause. In a longer program, where more people might get up to use the restroom, I imagine they might extend the pause if needed. 26 minutes ago, abatt said: I have to point out in particular that Joseph Gordon rocked the house with his stellar technique in the first movement of Symphony in C. Yes, he was awesome! I also thought Lauren King was so, so lovely in the fourth movement. I loved her dancing. I really felt for Meghan Fairchild, who has been documenting her struggles coming back from giving birth to twins (after contacting COVID during pregnancy, no less). She really struggled to get her leg up for just about any arabesque and seemed to have drastically reduced flexibility; she's described the physiological reasons for this on her Instagram. The first movement ballerina is such a great role, but it seemed like she was just muscling her way through it. But then when I saw how emotional she was during curtain calls, I felt so happy for her for what she accomplished. I've only seen Reichlen and Kowroski in the second movement, so it was good to see Mearns, who seemed like her usual wonderful self. The role is a more perfect fit on Reichlen (and Kowroski, when it was still in her rep), but Mearns danced very well and it was great to see her light up the stage again, as she always does.