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February 03, 2022


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Just my opinion, there are so many beautiful dancers at NYCB, in every rank, but when I read disparaging comments about Ashley Bouder, I think, 'does this person or people know anything about ballet? Her Tchaikovsky Pas, Rubies, Stars and Stripes, Dewdrop are unmatched by anyone. Her technique and mastery and just plain ease with the most difficult elements is a spinetingling joy. No one dances like her. She's a jewel among the riches at NYCB.

Hey Haglund,

Based on your review I went to the show last night and loved it. Maybe I have a less trained eye, but during this show Sara took care to sustain every pique into arabesque; the balances en pointe were really very impressive. After watching the Bolshoi's Jewels, I had a preconceived notion of what I thought Rubies might/should look like, but I was blown away. Tiler's family was apparently in the audience, and she really turned on the charm for us. Every pique was a triple.

I saw La Valse in the fall, and Sterling was beautiful as were the soloists and corps. However, this is not the ballet for me. I don't understand why Diamonds was cut, presumably due to large numbers of dancers onstage, when La Valse and Rubies appear to command a large cast?

Regardless, it was a beautiful evening!

Zachary, I was there too and definitely noticed Sara was taking more care to distinguish between arabesque and grand battement. The Rubies performance from Tiler and Anthony was much better, but Isabella LaFreniere's Tall Girl was a jaw-dropper. I don't know if I've ever before seen a Tall Girl nearly knock her own tiara off with a battement attitude foot. She was a 5-alarm fire!

I'm unfortunately going to be out of town this week and missing so many shows I want to see, including Teresa Reichlen's last Slaughter on 10th Ave. I'm counting on your reviews!

Yukionna, I'm trying to get to everything, but life is getting in the way.

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