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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    avid balletgoer, avid adult student
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  1. angelica

    Winter 2019

    Stanley is currently my favorite dancer on the male roster. From the first time I saw him, I couldn't take my eyes off him.
  2. angelica

    Winter 2019

    Thanks so much, Leah!
  3. angelica

    Winter 2019

    Thank you, cobweb. I assumed it would be yesterday, so I've wasted a lot of time looking for it!
  4. angelica

    Winter 2019

    Does anyone know when casting will be online for Week 2 of the Winter season?
  5. angelica

    Nutcracker 2018

    Oh, please don't retire Maria just yet. She is my favorite dancer at NYCB, and I'm not ready to let those gorgeous legs and extensions out of my life just yet. Her turns seemed fine this season. And she leapt up onto Tyler Angle's shoulders in the blink of an eye--it was amazing to watch.
  6. angelica

    ABT: Roster in Review - 2018

    The powers that be at ABT don't have sufficient imagination to think so creatively.
  7. angelica

    2018 Nutcracker - Costa Mesa

    I would so love to see Thomas Forster promoted to principal before he has only two years left in his career. He is a beautiful dancer and at any other company he would have been given opportunities to prove himself long before now.
  8. Did anyone see Don Quixote last night? I'm interested to hear thoughts about the performance.
  9. angelica

    ABT 2019 Met Season

    Has anyone received their brochure for renewal of their Spring subscriptions? I haven't received anything in the mail, but I see that you can renew online. Is this another cost saving measure? I really like to have the whole season laid out in front of me to select performances.
  10. I saw them both at NYCC last year, and Mearns was wonderful (as was Gomes). Completely different from her pull-out-all-the-stops portrayal of O/O.
  11. angelica

    ABT 2018 Fall season

    I'm in total agreement, Fleurfairy. I just want to point out the interesting way in which you contextualize this-"way too many dancers I want to avoid," rather than, for example, so many particular dancers you want to be sure not to miss. I share your perspective, and was glad to read that someone else (and perhaps many others) do too.
  12. angelica

    Celestial Bodies by Laura Jacobs

    ITA, cobweb. I was so excited to hear that there was an entire chapter on arabesque, but upon reading the actual chapter I felt I learned nothing at all. I read the book some months ago, so I don't remember in detail, but I was hoping there would be some explanation about the geometrical importance of triangles and circles in creating ballet line and in the positions and steps that comprise classical ballet. Nothing. All fluff, and yes, "rapture."
  13. angelica

    ABT 2019 Met Season

    Since there are only so many slots for principal contracts, I'm thinking that someone(s) is(are) going to have to retire in order for Brandt and Ternary to move up. That seems to be a cruel reality at ABT, which I only became aware of when Veronika Part's contract wasn't renewed. Is that the situation at most ballet companies?
  14. angelica

    Don Quixote Spring 2018

    This has been going on for years. Why doesn't the Artistic staff do something about it? I think he was magnificent in Harlequin because he had a face mask on. But if you think Boylston is great, then we obviously have different standards for greatness.