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    I adore Alex.....besides being a lovely dancer, he is SO handsome.
    I saw him dance in March, at the Guggenheim's "Bach Interpreted" thing. He had v.nice chemistry with Stella Abrera, I thought, and seemed fully healed at the time...I just he must have reaggravated the injury? (and speaking of injuries, what's happened to Gray Davis, another corps member who should be a soloist? When I saw "Cinderella last weekend, I saw him on crutches, with a cast on)
    You can watch the program here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UinOCbrACPk

    I love Works and Process. (especially since a certain AD with poor public speaking skills no longer partcipates ) One of the best I've seen was when PNB was here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5L6tiO4Y5o

    PNB also has a nice series of "Unveiling Giselle" videos, the first can be seen here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQDkCsWUum8
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    Too bad the film clips are from the 2011 production of Giselle (Kaori Nakamura, Lucien Postlewaite -- now with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo -- and Maria Chapman, now the preggerina on the right). The costumes and sets were rented, and we've never gotten over the dead animal around Hilarion's neck.

    The new costumes are
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    Marge, Alex was fine but I think the company didn't want to risk re-injury. I think he's really valued by the company. He was very disappointed that he wasn't going. As far as Gray Davis, he re-injured himself. No surgery, though.

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    PNB will be at the Joyce Theater in October, info here:

    http://www.joyce.org/performance/pac...thwest-ballet/

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    What's not listed (yet) on the Joyce website is that the PNB Joyce program will include a world premiere by Justin Peck to George Antheil's music (at least the music listed on the PNB website). It won't make its Seattle premiere until November.

    "Tide Harmonic" premiered at the end of the season-before-last, and the Cerrudo was new this past Spring. "Tide Harmonic" is in the Wheeldon leotard ballet style -- Polyphonia, After the Rain -- and the central PDD reads a lot differently depending on who is dancing it. Unfortunately, Maria Chapman, who took over the role when Carla Korbes was injured, is about to give birth, and October seems a bit soon, but if Kaori Nakamura at near-40 could dance Giselle three months after giving birth, you never know. Cerrudo's piece is in the contemporary generic style that's starting to become a blur to me, but it has a strong section. Again, unfortunately, the woman who danced the female role in that section, Rachel Foster, is pregnant and is scheduled to give birth in September. I know who'd I cast in her place, but it will look very different no matter who else is cast: Foster is unique.

    The Wheeldon and the Peck are targeted for the NY audience the way casting Korbes, Seth Orza, and Sarah Ricard Orza as much as possible is. The Cerrudo was commissioned as part of the Rudolf Nureyev Prize awarded by the Joyce, so it was going to be on the program no matter what.
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    I've already bought my ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marge_Simpson View Post
    I've already bought my ticket.
    Which day? And did you get anything else at the Joyce?

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    Err......I've got lots of tickets.

    July 25 - Pilobolus
    Aug 9 - Pilobolus
    Oct 10 - PNB
    Oct 18 (Matinee) Lar Lubovitch
    Nov 7 - Flamenco
    I'm planning to see the Trocks, but I don't know which dates yet, and I'll probably do Complexions, too.

    I also renewed my subscription for NYCB. I'm hoping to go to Wendy Whalen's farewell performance, but tickets aren't on sale for that yet. Supposedly subscribers will have priority.
    Mark Morris on Aug 8.
    And "Alice in Wonderland" on Sept 12.

    ABT is supposed to be at the Koch in October, but they haven't announced anything yet.
    Are you coming to the topless ballet this Friday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marge_Simpson View Post
    Are you coming to the topless ballet this Friday?
    Most likely not as I have a busy weekend coming up, but I'm not making a final decision until I see how work goes on Friday. I don't imagine I'll have trouble picking up a ticket at the last moment.

    From your list, I'm interested in PNB, Flamenco and the Trocks. I'm going to order some tickets later today; I'll let you know if I get anything on the days you are going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marge_Simpson View Post
    Are you coming to the topless ballet this Friday?
    I saw the topless ballet at Kennedy Center. It was good. Best piece of the night. I was not so crazy about the first piece, and Rubies was a bit flat to me -- none of the dancers stood out as amazing in the first two pieces.
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    I watched "La Bella Figura" on YouTube and realized I had seen it once before. Although I can't remember when, or which company it was. If you look for it, you'll be warned of "inappropriate content"

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    Nederlands Dans Theatre?

    I think Australian Ballet did it too.
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    Dunno.....maybe at the Fall For Dance festival one year? I'm obviously going senile.

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    Just got back from ABT Swan Lake. The ranks are thinning with the men - Cornejo was out due to kidney stones, Bolle subbed - handsome, great partner but bland actor. Hallberg is out & headed back to rehearse in Russia. Radetsky out with injury, Alex Hammoudi in - looked handsome, acting great, mostly danced well although I felt I could see the ankle injury at the end. Happy to see him anyway! Cojacaru was to do Odille/Odette, but she was injured. Hee Seo saves the day again, dancing beautifully. Best outing I have seen her do. My god, that is a gorgeously costumed production! Did not have a great seat but was given to me so I'm not going to complain.

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    Some of you might enjoy:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/fa...hey-dance.html
    on wedding of Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild. It features a 22 image slide show with some other notables.
    They most definitely bring the pretty.

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    What a lovely article about their journey together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jubak View Post
    Just got back from ABT Swan Lake. The ranks are thinning with the men - Cornejo was out due to kidney stones, Bolle subbed - handsome, great partner but bland actor. Hallberg is out & headed back to rehearse in Russia. Radetsky out with injury, Alex Hammoudi in - looked handsome, acting great, mostly danced well although I felt I could see the ankle injury at the end. Happy to see him anyway! Cojacaru was to do Odille/Odette, but she was injured. Hee Seo saves the day again, dancing beautifully. Best outing I have seen her do. My god, that is a gorgeously costumed production! Did not have a great seat but was given to me so I'm not going to complain.
    Agree on all counts. Hee Seo was incredible, so light. The crowd went wild over her. Bolle is very handsome but I concur, he lacks excitement.

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    Here is something for Marge and Holley, maybe from a YAGP gala?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0eBSonHxX0
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    Wow, did she even need a partner? Core of steel.

    Alicia Alonso produces the best men ever: technique plus juiciness.
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    He is divine.
    For juiciness, have you ever seen him tango? This is

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chMhV831wAw

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