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September 27, 2017


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I am so happy Megan Fairchild was given this opportunity. Hopefully it will set a trend that ends the "excessive arm flapping, angst, and cat-howling".

Dear Haglund,
I'm coming out of longtime lurkerdom to say how much I appreciate your review of last night's Swan and agree with it wholeheartedly. Like many, I've been so moved by the evolution in Megan Fairchild's dancing over the past couple of years. I was excited to see her Swan but also a little nervous. Would she be able to pull it off? At first, she looked so tiny on the stage, especially when compared with some of the taller NYCB dancers we see in this role, but soon she soon filled it with her expressive presence. Her Odile was indeed gorgeous. Somehow both spritely and womanly at the same time, she danced with a marvelous glint in her eyes that made the interpretation truly her own. As you said, there was magic between her and Garcia. You could feel their confidence in one another. Truly an evening I won't forget soon.

Megan Fairchild is easily the most talented, most nuanced female principal in the company. Why she seems to be overlooked by the media (rolling my eyes at you, MacCauley) in favor of Spongebob Squarepants or Ashley Bouder is beyond me. She's got it all. So glad Peter decided it was time for this Tiny Dancer to take flight.

Haha which one do you mean by spongebob squarepants?

I'm so glad to hear Megan's debut went great! I'm looking forward to see her and Tiler this weekend.

I have to live vicariously through you Haglund! I knew Megan would be gorgeous. Her dancing has developed so much since her debut on Broadway (and her divorce). She deserves every accolade that comes her way. I hope to see her as O/O someday soon!

Cassie - I must admit that elicited a chuckle haha. I think Rose was referring to SM (whose maudlin facial expressions I am so over).

hahahaha thanks Jennifer G! Glad to have made you laugh. I do like Sara and Tiler as well but I just feel that the spotlight is too heavily placed on them sometimes (mostly thanks to Alistair McCauley). I've always loved Megan because she is very honest and open about her struggles and how she tries to overcome them--that's so rare for an artist because most of them I feel try and seem perfect and invincible on the surface. IT's of course exciting to see someone like Tiler perform-- picture perfect and so naturally gifted technically at everything, but I've always been a cheerleader for the underdogs and I have over the years gained MUCH more satisfaction from the more nuanced less flashy but earnest performances from Megan Fairchild, and I really do wish others could acknowledge how tremendously she has grown as an artist.

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