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  1. I will be at the rehearsal today and have a ticket for March1st. Kotchetkova and Simkin...can't wait.
  2. I agree @Coated , the staging of Julia's death scene was very moving. @squadron I cannot remember if the Romeo and Julia death scenes were too long as well, which says a lot...I think it didn't disturb me because it was better done (shorter?) and lacked funny moments of course. What will always go straight to my heart is the music. A masterpiece of its own.
  3. Sabine0308

    Prix de Lausanne 2019

    I cannot edit my own post so...autocorrection sucked again...of course I meant APG not APT.๐Ÿ˜€
  4. Sabine0308

    Prix de Lausanne 2019

    You can see her in an extraordinary piece, choreographed by Francesco Nappa in the Princess Grace Academie Gala 2018, from 47:40. It's Hungarian Dance No. 17 (I believe). Her partner is Shale Wagman. This school has another PdL winner, they must do something right ๐Ÿ˜‰. If you take your time to watch the entire gala, you can see how many fine young dancers learn their. So my congratulation goes not only to Mackenzie Brown, but also to the wonderful teachers and staff at APT.
  5. Sabine0308

    Prix de Lausanne 2019

    I read positive online comments about Noah but haven't seen him yet, I missed several hours. Then, didn't notice her because she was often in the back during class or group rehearsal, but No. 126 was brought to my attention. McKenzie Brown, 16 years old, from the US, studying at Academie Princesse Grace. She is amazing! And I have seen her last year at the APG gala where she blew me away. She danced a piece by Fancesco Nappa, partnering with Shale Wagman! ๐Ÿ˜€ So glad she is a finalist and I keep my fingers crossed for her. Also, the Brazilian Gabriel Figueredo, no. 416, catched my eye during the contemporary part. And of course I keep my fingers crossed for the German Carl Becker from Palucca School Dresden. Just have to add: WAKIZUKA Yu No. 408, wow he shines bright on Stage!
  6. Sabine0308

    Prix de Lausanne 2019

    Watched 4 boys rehearsing "Chroma" today. So, so interesting to see this process, and great coaching by Antoine Vereecken, the principal re-stager of Wayne McGregor's repertory. I look forward to see how they improve and to see them on stage with their individual interpretation. The level was set high last year....๐Ÿ˜‰โค
  7. Sabine0308

    Prix de Lausanne 2019

    FB works fine for me as well. On a PC. Sometimes I have issues with my tablet during live feed.
  8. Sabine0308

    Prix de Lausanne 2019

    live streaming also works from PdL Facebook site, if anyone is interested in. I was surprised to see that the girls were again rehearsing "Chroma" (by W. McGregor), same contemporary piece as in 2018. ahhh the memories with incomparable Shale Wagman...
  9. (Could a moderator please move this thread to "performances seen" please? Thank you!) So I attended the performance on Friday, with Polina Semionova and Alejandro Virelles as the tragic lovers, Dinu Tamazlacaru as Mercutio and a radiant Murilo Gabriel as Carnival King. It's been quite a while since I saw R&J on stage, and I saw Cranko's version only on TV where it did not impress me much but now I enjoyed it very much. Also, the idea that Romeo was interested in another woman from the Capulet family before he met Juliet was new to me, but interesting. Polina was a wonderful elegant Juliet, and although she is far from being 15 years old, she was totally convincing in her transition from a silly goodhearted teenager to a young woman, overwhelmed by her first love. Then she struggles with the tragic events but is strong enough to refuse marriage and to make a -deadly- decision. I think aside from the technically challenging Pas de Deux and Solo parts, which Polina and Alejandro (for most part) mastered flawlessly, this role is even more about expressing strong changes in emotions, for both principal dancers. For me, "Romeo" was a bit cold, and I missed the chemistry between both dancers which is sooo important in this ballet. I didn't "meld", if you know what I mean. Since R&J was the first ballet I ever saw on stage many moons ago, at age 20, and brought me to tears every time I watched it (6 times in a row, if memory serves), it holds a special place in my heart and I expect to be overwhelmed with emotions. That it did not happen this time made me sad. Maybe it was me, or the annoying couple in front of me, but...no I don't think so. I did enjoy the vivid carnival scenes with the aforementioned carnival king on high jumps, and the majestic ball, and was impressed by the stage setting. We also saw another ridiculous Mercutio death scene, but it's not the first time that I was silently praying "please fall and be still already". Even Cranko didn't have a better idea how to fill the music. ๐Ÿ˜€ Dinu did a good job, he was a bit dull in the first act but danced fiery and mischevious in act 2 and deserved and got lots of applause from the audience during curtain call, as well as both principal dancers and the corps de ballet of course too. During the intermissions, I was delighted to meet another member of this forum, and we chatted about ENB and about the ballet in Berlin in general. It was nice to meet you, until next time.๐Ÿ˜€
  10. I hope we meet some day soon Northstar, and then maybe in London. It is again on my to do list for this yearโ˜บ. Haven't been in there for years.
  11. I will go on Friday (Feb 1st) to this performance and will write a little review afterwards. Since I missed a balletco member last time, although we both were at the same "Nutcracker" ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would like to know if another forum member is coming on Friday as well? Would be nice to say Hello.
  12. Bruce, are you on Instagram? Asking for a reason. I cannot message you here. A certain dancer thanked you...๐Ÿ˜‰. Want to make sure you don't miss it.
  13. When I first heard and read about this programme, I was deeply touched. Music IS a healer, in so many ways. My Grandmother suffered from a stroke and couldn't talk anymore, but she was able to sing. My last vivid memory of her is singing Christmas songs with her, and she knew the lyrics better than I did! โค I guess this programme tricks the damaged brain as well, so kudos for ENB for the idea!!
  14. Still, everything about this makes me sad. Such a talent does not come "around the corner" daily. It's just sad to see that he is so misguided. Maybe his upbringing and lonely life until a too early fame are reasons. If it is correct what I read about his childhood, then I think it's difficult to fix a shortcoming in love in your adult life. Somehow, this sticks with you forever and brings rather distance than connection to other people. Much room for a big ego.