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  1. Moderators, please help! I had wanted to quote the entire press release (although I do have the complete url, but I didn't want to mention Sarah Lane twice!
  2. You are here: Home / dance / American Repertory Ballet names Ethan Stiefel as its new Artistic Director American Repertory Ballet names Ethan Stiefel as its new Artistic Director 18 November 2020 by gramilano. See Gramilano for complete details https://www.gramilano.com/2020/11/american-repertory-ballet-names-ethan-stiefel-as-its-new-artistic-director/ Now that Ethan Stiefel is going to head up American Repertory Ballet, dare we hope that we will see Sarah Lane dance principal roles with that company (which I had never heard of until now)?
  3. My reaction to seeing this was "Is that really beautiful?" Implied answer, No. It does seem exactly like a stunt for an acrobat. However, most of Brandt's postings show her looking very beautiful, indeed.
  4. Definitely not trick editing. She's been working on it for awhile and posting her progress on Instagram.
  5. The first time I noticed Abrera was at a performance of Sleeping Beauty in which Diana Vishneva was supposed to dance Aurora. When we got to the Met we learned that Vishneva was ill and Herrera was replacing her. I wanted to leave, but in the end we decided to stay. When Abrera came onstage as Lilac Fairy, I was so taken with her exquisite performance that I thought "Who is that?" I saw in the program that it was Stella Abrera, whom I didn't know before, and at intermission I raced to the Grand Tier and bought a pair of her pointe shoes. "She's going to be a principal next year," I said. Sure enough, the next year she was cast at the Wednesday matinee Giselle, which was a stepping stone towards principal. Alas, she was injured, couldn't perform, and the rest is more recent history. I'm thrilled to learn that you also found her port de bras exquisite, not to mention her graciousness in the role.
  6. At the risk of repeating myself, I think that the Met Opera House is a terrible venue for ballet. The rings are much too deep. IMHO, every seat is a compromise.
  7. Yes! Run the season into mid-late July. Many tourists visit New York in the summer and perhaps ABT can draw an audience from among them, rather than the New Yorkers who flee the city during the summer.
  8. Thank you, California. I just went to that link and it was very simple.
  9. He was Abrera's partner in the performance of Giselle at ABT's 75th anniversary, the performance that won her her promotion to principal.
  10. I called the Koch box office and was told that YAGP tickets will automatically be credited to the credit card with which the ticket was bought. No need to call.
  11. You can call them at 212-362-6000 after 12:00 noon to ask. If you do get an answer, please let us know.
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