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April 24, 2017

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I was also at the Sunday matinee. Tiler Peck was unbelievable in Allegro Brilliante. A woman near me gasped at her first set of chaines.

4Ts was a bit dull that afternoon, but I enjoyed myself a bit more when I saw it in the Saturday evening performance with mostly the same cast. I was a bit disappointed with the casting changes for this past week. While I enjoyed Ashley Isaacs, I was really looking forward to Tiler's Sanguinic. All things considered, if I had to pick between seeing her in Allegro and this cast of 4Ts, I would've picked Allegro. I was also looking forward to Anthony Huxley in Melancholic and Amar Ramasar as Phlegmatic, but that didn't happen. Maybe next season.

And Symphony in C should always be in every season. NYCB should never not perform that ballet. I wish they performed this instead of the Balanchine Swan Lake last winter. I cannot get enough of it. I'm sad that it will be more than I year before I can see it again.

I'm cautiously optimistic about the Here/Now festival. I'm new to watching ballet, so I'll take this as a brief survey of contemporary choreography. Most of the ballets being presented are works I've never seen before, but I'm not setting my expectations high after what I saw in the Fall and Winter seasons.

I took a look at the calendar for next year and I'm looking forward to a lot of Balanchine and Robbins that I haven't seen before, and some that I'm eager to revisit.

Beautiful review as always Haglund! Like yukionna above, I am new(ish) to watching ballet and still filling in the gaps of my Balanchine rep. Friday's performance was my first time seeing 4Ts and what a treat it was. But what's a girl gotta do to see Tess lately?!

Thanks, everyone!

AW, it does seem like Tess has had a light schedule for the first part of the season. Hopefully, it just means that she's busy preparing other ballets as opposed to dealing with some physical problem.

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