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    ABT 2019 Met Season

    They discontinued the Dancers Choice because although the dancers were donating their time for free, the orchestra and other staff (stage hands, lighting and so on) were being paid. It became an expense they no longer wanted to undertake.
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    Winter 2019

    I found it interesting that Craig Hall, who danced the role of Apollo only once, is coaching Stanley. How much detailed knowledge could Hall possibly have regarding the role if he only performed it once? Why didn't they call in someone with vast knowledge of the role to do the coaching?
  3. http://www.playbill.com/article/west-side-story-remake-taps-tony-winning-choreographer-justin-peck
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    Winter 2019

    IN preparation for next week's Apollo, this article is a wonderful background piece. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/15/arts/dance/balanchine-apollo-new-york-city-ballet.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts&action=click&contentCollection=arts&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=3&pgtype=sectionfront
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    Winter 2019

    Miriam Miller also did Lilac, I think.
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    Winter 2019

    Per her instagram photos, Bouder has indicated that she will dance Aurora in SB, and her Desire will be Garcia. If memory serves, wasn't Garcia partnered with Lovette during the last run of SB? I hope they give Huxley a shot at Desire this time around.
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    Winter 2019

    I guess Adrian D-W is still injured. I enjoyed his Apollo very much. Garcia apparently did Apollo back when he was at SFB. I guess it's a stroke of luck for him that the male ranks are now so depleted at NYCB that in the twilight of his career he is again cast as Apollo.
  8. Rachelishvili will be singing Delilah in Samson & Delilah at the Met. I think her performances are in March.
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    ABT 2019 Met Season

    I thought Seo's vision scene was lovely, but she had problems in the Rose Adagio when I saw her at the Met a few years ago.
  10. Stupendous voices. A thrilling night at the opera.
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    Gillian Murphy is Pregnant

    Hmm. Who will get her roles this spring?
  12. https://www.92y.org/class/ashton-balanchine-and-classicism.aspx Alastair Macaulay will be giving 10 lectures at the 92nd Street Y on the above topic starting in February 2019. The lectures are on Thursdays from 6-8PM.
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    Nutcracker 2018

    Casting is up through Dec 23. Daniel Ulbricht is finally debuting as Cavalier. The other big debut that week is Olivia MacKinnon as Dewdrop.
  14. https://variety.com/2018/film/news/robbie-fairchild-munkustrap-universals-cats-1203049195/
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    Job posting for artistic director

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/23/us/metoo-replacements.html Interesting article which is tangentially related to this topic. Of all the men brought down by the Me Too movement, about half have been replaced by women.
  16. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/04/fashion/weddings/sara-mearns-joshua-bergasse.html?fbclid=IwAR29izFcoTJEPT1n_8HvK3tdFNKTG6cR2YKa0JDMLy1qmIaL2x0sXwRYGPs https://www.brides.com/story/sara-mearns-and-joshua-bergasse-beach-wedding-in-north-carolina
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    Nutcracker 2018

    Yes, he used to do Drosselmeyer.
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    Job posting for artistic director

    Whelan had a position as an artistic advisor at City Center well before Martins ever left NYCB. However, I do think Whelan is pushing hard to get the position at NYCB.
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    ABT 2018 Fall season

    I saw Symphonie Concertante several times, but only once with Boylston. When Boylston danced alongside Shevchenko in that ballet, all of Boylston's shortcomings came sharply into focus. Whereas Shevshenko had a regal stage presence and beautiful upper body, I thought Boylston's upper body looked sloppy. She could do all the steps, but Boylston's lack of classical epaulment was very apparent.
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    ABT 2019 Met Season

    Since Copeland recently only has danced SL with Cornejo, it could have also been Cornejo's wishes not to dance SL twice. He is not young and has had numerous injuries. Since SL sells no matter who dances the lead, it doesn't make much difference for box office receipts whether Copeland is dancing SL twice or once. It actually makes more sense to feature her in ballets that otherwise don't sell very well. I am surprised that Copeland is not cast as Manon or in the secondary lead, Lescaut's Mistress. Speaking of Herman, 2019 is his 20 year anniversary with ABT. Is there any info about which show will be his 20 year celebration?
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    ABT 2019 Met Season

    Correct. She will not be doing Aurora. I guess she will get a few Lilac Fairy performances instead.
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    ABT 2018 Fall season

    I looked on Misty's twitter page. After a number of people complained on her twitter account that they had bought tickets to see her at ABT but she did not show up, she replied that she was sorry and had a family emergency. She was able to attend some promotional gigs earlier this week for the film Nutcracker and the Four Realms, including appearances on GMA and Live with Kelly and whoever (is it Ryan?).
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    ABT 2019 Met Season

    I completely agree. Although I will probably go see Murphy in Manon out of curiosity, she is not a good fit for the role and she has plenty of other lead role assignments. Surprised that Ferri is not cast in Manon. Is the Ferri comeback tour coming to an end?
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    ABT 2019 Met Season

    I think they should have given Stella either the lead in Manon or the lead in Jane Eyre. They will probably only do Jane Eyre this coming season and the following season and then put it to rest, so there was no reason to contemplate long term future casting with respect to that ballet.
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    ABT 2019 Met Season

    I didn't get to the attachment fast enough. It's now gone.
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