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Sarah

I have my review of today up on my blog http://allwillknow.blogspot.com so instead of talking about today, I'd rather answer your question.

Winter season has been about Ashley Bouder, Daniel Ulbricht, Maria Korowski, Savannah Lowery, The Stafford siblings and Wendy for me. Also, it's been about watching all the Corps members take on challenges (Vincent Paradiso and Adrian Danchig-Waring, Faye Arthurs, Erica Perreira, and Kathryn Morgan in particular). I can't wait to see what Spring has in store for us (especially since I think some of our injured will be returning!!!!)...

Can May really be that far away???

philip

At the moment, May seems as far away as the moon to me...but one of the nice things about getting older is: time moves faster.

Bob

Yes, Sunday was a bittersweet experience - a glorious program but at the same time, the end of a season. However, let us think positively because as Sarah suggests, May is really not that far away. As for highlights of the season, there are far too many to mention, but if forced to cite just a few that immediately come to mind, I would start with Ashley Bouder in EVERYTHING that she danced, but especially her performances in Ballo, Apollo, Four Seasons, and above all, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 (I would include Stars & Stripes and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, but unfortunately I missed both of her performances in those ballets this season). Then I would add Maria Kowroski in Western Symphony (the Hubbe farewell program), Danny Ulbricht's debut in Prodigal Son, Wendy in Mozartiana, Jon Stafford in Tchaikovsky Piano Conerto NO.2, Gina Pazcoguin in West Side Story and Oltremare, Andrew Veyette in Oltremare, Darci in Valse Triste, Nikolaj Hubbe in everything he danced at his farewell program, Tiler Peck in Double Feature and Fancy Free, Kathryn Morgan as Juliet, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the leader of the First Regiment in Stars & Stripes, and in the Flower Festival in Genzano Pas de Deux, Faye Arthurs in Thou Swell, and Kaitlyn Gilliland in her debut in Serenade. Have I left out some highlights? Oh yes, I haven't even mentioned some of the wonderful
performances of Yvonne Borree, Sterling Hyltin, Abi Stafford, Sara Mearns, Tess Reichlen, Rebecca Krohn, Damian Woetzel, Ben Millepied, Amar Ramasar, and Rob Fairchild but one can't go on forever (though it probably seems like I'm doing that at this point). Suffice it to say that I too attended my first NYCB performance in 1975 and I agree with the lady who said that the company is looking as good as (and I would add,or better than) it ever has.

philip

Then there was Erica Pereira & Allen Peiffer in ROMEO; and the excellent cast of the new Wheeldon: Sara Mearns, Sterling Hyltin, Adrian Danchig-Waring and Giovanni Villalobos...and the Angle brothers in everything.

You're right, Bob: the list is endless.

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