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Please discuss the Spring 2019 season here :flowers:

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1 hour ago, CTballetfan said:

Does anyone know if Megan Fairchild will return this spring? 

She recently posted on Instagram that she'll be returning to the stage on tour in DC, so since that precedes the Spring season I'd assume so.

 

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Thank you, ABT fan, this is good news. Sounds like she has had to work hard and overcome obstacles to get back in shape. I remember it took Maria Kowroski awhile to return to top form after pregnancy, and she has been doing star turns lately. 

I am excited for the spring season and have just purchased a ticket to yet another performance to add to my spring series. I hope the new artistic team will continue to emphasize the Balanchine classics and the great Robbins ballets going forward. I love them and, to be mercenary, they sell the most seats, which enables the company to offer new choreography, some of which takes time to build a following and other new pieces which strike out. 

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On 3/4/2019 at 11:31 AM, CTballetfan said:

Thank you, ABT fan, this is good news. Sounds like she has had to work hard and overcome obstacles to get back in shape. I remember it took Maria Kowroski awhile to return to top form after pregnancy, and she has been doing star turns lately. 

I am excited for the spring season and have just purchased a ticket to yet another performance to add to my spring series. I hope the new artistic team will continue to emphasize the Balanchine classics and the great Robbins ballets going forward. I love them and, to be mercenary, they sell the most seats, which enables the company to offer new choreography, some of which takes time to build a following and other new pieces which strike out. 

It looks like NYCB heard your request! :) - 31 out of 39 performance days will include Balanchine! https://www.nycballet.com/NYCB/media/NYCBMediaLibrary/PDFs/0054-FY19-Marketing-SpringCalendarRefresh-v03.pdf

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What many of us have been wishing for!

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Dale said:

What many of us have been wishing for!

 

 

 

Encouraging news!

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Was Diamonds one of the ballets that was swapped into the upcoming season last spring, sometime after the schedule for this year initially came out? I remember some of us noting a few switches on here back then.

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Wonderful to read of Farrell’s return to the State Theater...and great to see the photos!

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1 hour ago, nanushka said:

Was Diamonds one of the ballets that was swapped into the upcoming season last spring, sometime after the schedule for this year initially came out? I remember some of us noting a few switches on here back then.

Yes. It replaced Brandenburg.

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Sara Mearns reflects on the experience:

 

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I see that Western Symphony only has 3 couples listed. I know that NYC ballet doesn’t usually include the third movement. The only full performance I’ve seen of the piece is the MCB version on YouTube which does the complete version.

How does NYCB treat the finale when the four couples come out? Is the choreography modified for just the three couples or does some random couple come out of nowhere at the end?

 

 

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37 minutes ago, Leah said:

I see that Western Symphony only has 3 couples listed. I know that NYC ballet doesn’t usually include the third movement. The only full performance I’ve seen of the piece is the MCB version on YouTube which does the complete version.

How does NYCB treat the finale when the four couples come out? Is the choreography modified for just the three couples or does some random couple come out of nowhere at the end?

  

 

Does anyone know why the scherzo was dropped?

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I believe it was during the City Center days when a very popular program of Swan Lake/Firebird/Faun/Western was deemed too long by Morton Baum. What's called a "Run on" principal couple and 4 corps girls are added to the finale so the patterns remain the same. 

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Bad news.  The casting sheet for this week has been updated, and Tiler Peck is replaced in every assignment this week.  I hope she is not injured.

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the following from NYCB's press dept:

<<due to injury, Tiler Peck and Abi Stafford will be both be replaced in their performances this week. (We’re not sure beyond this week.)  Tonight, in Pictures at an Exhibition, Lauren King will make her debut (originally scheduled for Thursday, and replacing Stafford) and Indiana Woodward will replace Tiler Peck. In Oltremare, Brittany Pollack will debut, replacing Tiler Peck.>>

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