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  1. onxmyxtoes

    Fouettes - Discussion, Examples

    How is this as an example of "on the count" fouettes? Sorry could not embed, but worth checking Nina Ananiashvilli's fouettes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky_bW3T60J0
  2. onxmyxtoes

    2018 Met Season

    Especially frustrating today was an email from ABT advertising 25% off tickets to Giselle. I had purchased a few Giselle performances at full-price with my subscription and now wish I had been able to get 25% off w/ their promo code. Feels like the subscriber benefit to lock in pricing before dynamic pricing went into affect is not such a benefit in this case.
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    2018 Met Season

    Do you think it's possible that Lendorf hasn't learned Romeo yet (?) and that's why they took him out? I think he's done Solor before, so maybe he just needs to get in shape for the role instead of learning it.
  4. onxmyxtoes

    Fouettes - Discussion, Examples

    CubanMiamiBoy posted this video in another thread, and I thought it was good example to add to this discussion. Here is an example of someone who (IMO) makes the fouettes mesmerizing. There's something about seeing her face whip around so many times in succession and to the music that makes Tiler's fouettes hypnotic. Can't stop watching these
  5. onxmyxtoes

    Potential Strike By ABT Dancers

    Several of the dancers posted on their public instagrams details about the negotiations, so it's not surprising that this got picked up by reporters.
  6. onxmyxtoes

    2018 Met Season

    I read your comment before watching the video and expected much worse than what I saw. There was little traveling, every fouette was executed completely and cleanly and she finished without a stumble. Not a disaster, in my opinion, but we're all allowed our own. Some of the disadvantage might be how close the camera is and the angle from the wings. I bet from the audience perspective, it looked quite different.
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    ABT 2017 Swan Lake

    She did sort of stumble out of it, didn't finish in a pirouette, maybe sort of hit a fourth position. at first i thought she was going to run off to the side but she ended up doing a long pique attitude (back bent, swan style) to fill the music. hope that helps?? Hard to describe. It was less "disasterous" than what Hee Seo did last night.
  8. onxmyxtoes

    ABT 2017 Swan Lake

    I was paying attention and thought she got very close to finishing all 32 counts of fouettes (with the doubles interspersed it is nearly impossible to do 32 fouettes in 32 counts).... I would say probably 26-28 counts. Not sure where you got 16?
  9. Misty Copeland is also not a young principal, at age 34. Good thing the newish soloists, Cassandra Trenary and Skylar Brandt are in their early 20s and have major potential to have long careers in principal roles!
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    Roster in Review - 2017

    Funny is I thought he was leaving last year:
  11. When Kara Barnett came in as Exec Director, she got a new Press and Marketing team, and you're starting to see the results.
  12. what did Copeland do for the fouettes in her performance in DC. Curious minds inquire.
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    ABT 2016 Nutcracker Casting

    The Colorado ballet lift shown in the video resembled what I saw Stella and Alex perform last week. Also wanted to comment that the Colorado ballerina is very pretty!
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    ABT 2016 Nutcracker Casting

    The rats on walking on the back is back! Skylar Brandt (I believe) had posted on her instagram story them rehearsing it & I saw it during the CA run this year. But I do remember it missing from the 2014 NY run.
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    Nutcracker 2016

    The cast I saw with Krohn, Janzen, and King was really lackluster and actually pretty sloppy. The first NYCB Nutcracker performance I saw was with Mearns & Tiler Peck (forgot the male), and I forgot how much of a difference the lead casting makes. The supporting cast was great.