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May 22, 2020


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We can make it a Wheeldon Triple Header tonight, Haglund! San Francisco Ballet begins a week of streaming his “Bound to” with a number of heavenly solos and pas de deux. Yuan Yuan Tan, anyone?

Answer: Yuan Yuan Tan for everyone.

Thanks, Jeanette.

Also wondering if anyone else has watched Royal Ballet's Anastasia, or Pacific Northwest's staging of Swan Lake?

I couldn't make it through either, Minkus. Anastasia is a sorry waste of principals (at least a half dozen) that somehow makes a bore of a tremendous story. It's basically just Osipova making sad faces at a creepy Thiago Soares as Rasputin.

I didn't make it nearly as far with PNB's Swan Lake, which was doomed not just by the poor film-job but by a dad-bod Siegfried that possibly never had a prime. I bailed just after watching him flap his arms and grit his teeth to get off the ground for the entrechats-sixs.

On a happier note, I then found this gem of a SL from the Mikhailovsky in 2012.


And tonight, I believe the English National Ballet is posting theirs.

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