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YouTube video of the bows from the Whipped Cream premiere last Wednesday and the Thursday performance. The second video is dark for about the first 25 seconds:
The Gustavo Dudamel curls on Cornejo are the best:
We have a "winner" for the black vs. pink Ryden souvenir tee-shirt:
Posted on March 20, 2017 at 06:31 PM in Alexei Ratmansky, American Ballet Theatre | Permalink
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It was awesome! Sarah and Skylar should be promoted to principal dancer - stat! This was a huge success for
everyone concerned. PS: I love your cat and the ts :)!
March 22, 2017 at 12:30 PM
Erica, did you see Skylar's debut?! Please tell us more!
March 22, 2017 at 12:35 PM
She was absolutely stellar, and her fouettes were spot on and unfailingly sur place. Both Sarah and Skylar were excellent :).
Skylar (like Sarah), perfectly inhabited their character. IMO the company as a whole never danced or looked more invested in a while. They all enjoyed being apart of this new Ratmansky work.
March 22, 2017 at 03:59 PM
Thanks, Erica. From everyone's accounts, it certainly sounds like Skylar has earned the opportunity to dance the role at The Met. She replaced Misty because Misty couldn't do the steps. The whole time that Misty was claiming that she was injured and couldn't dance in the new ballet, she was rehearsing at Segerstrom for her Giselle in Oman. She wasn't injured any more than she was injured when she pulled out of SL in DC after being humiliated by a soloist's brilliant performance. There simply is no excuse for the continued coddling of Misty and her inferior dancing.
I do hope that Skylar gets her chance at the Met and replaces Misty in all of Whipped Cream performances.
March 22, 2017 at 04:26 PM
Skylar was my favorite in the role of the three casts because there was no smudged dancing (e.g. the sissonnes in the solo which she had the speed to do with stretched feet), she resisted going over the top facially, and seemed like a real person, registering abundant joy. She lived her joy on the stage. Her performance was a triumph and she danced like a star. I did not know she was so musical until her I saw her in this role. This is not all to suggest that Sarah Lane and Cassandra Trenary were not excellent. This is only my personal preference. I am thrilled for Skylar.
March 27, 2017 at 04:15 PM
Need to add, Haglund, a thank you for the photograph of your stunning cat.
March 27, 2017 at 04:16 PM
J, it's so good to hear that Skylar triumphed in Whipped Cream. No one doubted that she would. Here's hoping that the best dancers dance that role during the Met season.
March 29, 2017 at 06:54 AM
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