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Marge_Simpson
05-14-2011, 07:23 AM
Judging by the "hefty dancer" thread awhile back, it seems quite a few of us attend the ballet.
I'm going to see ABT's Don Quixote this Friday. With my divine sex god Jose Carreno and Alina Cojacaru. :lol: If anyone else is also attending and would like to meet for a drink or dinner beforehand, or just meet up at intermission, let me know.

Marge_Simpson
05-22-2011, 08:19 AM
Well, I will try again!
If anyone is attending on Tuesday May 24(mixed bill) or Friday May 27 (Giselle w/Vishneva and Gomes) and wants to meet up, let me know. :)

IceAlisa
05-22-2011, 08:39 AM
SO wish I could see Vishneva's Giselle live. :fragile: Then I'll be ready for October 21st or whenever the next end of the world is scheduled. Please post your reviews!

Cheylana
05-22-2011, 08:54 AM
Just seeing this thread. Yay for ballet fans!

But alas, my friend and I saw Don Quixote last night, i.e., Saturday night performance. Gillian Murphy/Cory Stearns. I haven't seen DQ in several years, so it was great seeing it again. Especially loved the second act dream sequence and the third act. I wouldn't say GM had a ton of Spanish flair but she seems like an amazing dancer to this totally no-teknik ballet fan. What did you think, Marge?

And we are going to see Giselle, but our tickets are for next Saturday night. I don't think we got tix for any Friday evening performances. :-/

emason
05-22-2011, 12:50 PM
I am going to the May 24th mixed bill, but I am going with a friend and having dinner with her first, so no chance for a meet up. We can, however, have a discussion here afterwards. I'm especially looking forward to Shadowplay.

Holley Calmes
05-22-2011, 01:45 PM
If only! Enjoy, Marge, for me too. It's tough to love something so much and yet live far away from the hub of things. We have decent enough dance here, but it ain't NYC...

Fortunately my daughter lives in NJ close enough to the train to get to the City with good planning and foresight. I saw ABT several years ago-La Bayadere. Gillian Murphy was Gamzatti, and she was just perfect for that role! Her triple triple triple fouettes were insane.

I need to come back for another Ballet Fix!

skatesindreams
05-22-2011, 03:15 PM
If only! Enjoy, Marge, for me too. It's tough to love something so much and yet live far away from the hub of things.

Enjoy for me, as well!
I'll await your impressions and the discussion, here.

IceAlisa
05-22-2011, 05:26 PM
Yes, Gillian Murphy's fouettés are so incredibly athletic! The triples! :eek:

Marge_Simpson
05-22-2011, 06:45 PM
I am going to the May 24th mixed bill, but I am going with a friend and having dinner with her first, so no chance for a meet up. We can, however, have a discussion here afterwards. I'm especially looking forward to Shadowplay.

I am looking forward to seeing this man, who is incredibly handsome, a lovely dancer, and should have been promoted to soloist years ago:
http://www.abt.org/dancers/detail.asp?Dancer_ID=100

Can we meet up at one of the intermissions? If it's not raining, I will be on the balcony. I will be easy to identify - I will wear my funky straw hat.

Is anyone going to Jose Carreno's farewell performance on June 30th? I requested to be off from work as soon as it was announced (I work evenings) and have splurged on an orchestra seat. I am planning to have dinner at a Cuban restaurant first (and drink a mojito) I am apt to be a bit weepy as I simply adore Jose, but would love to have company for dinner.

Matryeshka
05-22-2011, 07:04 PM
If I win the lottery, I'll see you there. :P

IceAlisa
05-22-2011, 07:23 PM
Gillian Murphy's triple triples (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOdE0P7K0HM)!

Marge_Simpson
05-22-2011, 07:43 PM
Jose Carreno's divine pirouettes and overall sexiness :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/user/RobertdeWarren?feature=pyv&ad=5706860557&kw=jose%20manuel%20carreno&gclid=CM7cksib_KgCFUff4AodUUWlTA#p/u/0/yqDgas0UBN8

BigB08822
05-22-2011, 07:47 PM
Gillian Murphy's triple triples (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOdE0P7K0HM)!

Wow, and the guy started off doing 6 turns on one foot. And all those clunky gymnasts have trouble getting around a triple turn without falling out of it. lol

IceAlisa
05-22-2011, 07:52 PM
The Swan Lake fouettés made me think of the Don Quixote fouettés and then by association, of this surreal performance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owb_Ezc8G70).

emason
05-22-2011, 11:22 PM
I am looking forward to seeing this man, who is incredibly handsome, a lovely dancer, and should have been promoted to soloist years ago:
http://www.abt.org/dancers/detail.asp?Dancer_ID=100

Can we meet up at one of the intermissions? If it's not raining, I will be on the balcony. I will be easy to identify - I will wear my funky straw hat.

Is anyone going to Jose Carreno's farewell performance on June 30th? I requested to be off from work as soon as it was announced (I work evenings) and have splurged on an orchestra seat. I am planning to have dinner at a Cuban restaurant first (and drink a mojito) I am apt to be a bit weepy as I simply adore Jose, but would love to have company for dinner.

Carreno's final performance sold out long before I decided to try to get a ticket; I will just have to content myself with the memory of the fine performances of his that I have seen.

I sent you a PM with my seat location as I most likely will remain in my seat. Come on by if you feel like it.