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43 minutes ago, canbelto said:

Anyway because I feel like I've been watching him dance for quite some time I was surprised to find out he just turned 20 and was only 16 when he joined the company.

Wow, I knew he was young, but I didn't know he was THAT young. I too feel like I've been watching him for a long while. This puts into perspective the baffling question of why he hasn't yet been promoted to soloist. He appears so confident and poised that he could probably (so it appears) manage the pressures of being a soloist at a very young age, but still, there's a good argument for waiting till the person has a few more years. 

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He's incredible. Maybe I've told this story before but when I saw him at the SAB workshop I said "He's going to be the best Candy Cane." Sure enough maybe 2 years later I saw him tearing it up as Candy Cane.

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10 hours ago, pherank said:

As host, it would have helped for Fairchild to provide a quick(!) rundown of Paul Mejia's history at NYCB, so the uninitiated could be clued in. However, it's not Roman's job to be educating the world on his father's history and 1st marriage. This interview was supposed to be about Roman's career and present situation. And he's obviously not the kind of speaker or personality that is going to spend a lot of time gabbing about the years before he was born - I don't get the sense that he's a budding ballet historian.

It would have been OK to skip the subject completely, but Fairchild says just enough to (probably) confuse some audience members about what is being referred to.

Agreed. Fairchild suddenly mentions his father and "Suzanne" without any explanation or context. I don't know what I would have made of it if I didn't already know the context (that's been an issue with some of the other interviews as well).  

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11 hours ago, pherank said:

As host, it would have helped for Fairchild to provide a quick(!) rundown of Paul Mejia's history at NYCB, so the uninitiated could be clued in. However, it's not Roman's job to be educating the world on his father's history and 1st marriage. This interview was supposed to be about Roman's career and present situation. And he's obviously not the kind of speaker or personality that is going to spend a lot of time gabbing about the years before he was born - I don't get the sense that he's a budding ballet historian.

It would have been OK to skip the subject completely, but Fairchild says just enough to (probably) confuse some audience members about what is being referred to.

Pherank - you wrote it better than I did...

Anyway, as much as I enjoy Fairchild's side-gig, I'm just hoping that I'll be able to see her dance on stage again. 

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11 hours ago, canbelto said:

Here is a video of Roman Mejia:

 

Wow!!  He's just lovely in this role, and his youth shines!  Effortless battement and so much spring in his step.  Thanks for posting, Ivy!

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Megan Fairchild posted on her Instagram this morning that she is expecting twins in April: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKjMD1cgmEP/

Congratulations to her! 

Edit: she mentioned in a comment on the post that the twins are both girls 

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