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Deborah

Thank you so much for this review! I'm here in Los Angeles until Tuesday on business (fun stuff) but I was unhappy about having to miss last night's
program. But after reading your review I , too, feel like I was at the NYS Theatre
on Thursday night.

Philip

Hi Deborah, I hope you're having a good time in LA and that you will have a chance to see this programme when you get back.

Sarah

I am too tired/lazy to write my own review, but I wanted to echo what you said and add the following.

Rococo - Giovanni seemed off last night, somewhat tired. From my 4th row vantage point, he also seemed to be having trouble with one of his shoes.

Oltremare - without a doubt one of my new favorites. Andrew Veyette is INCREDIBLE! The whole cast is amazing and dances and flips and acts their hearts out. I especially loved Georgina P. and Tiler P. in their featured pas de deux with Jason Fowler and Amar respectively.

River of Light - Not my favorite. Good to see Ask dancing again and his one handed lifts were awesome.

The New Ratmansky - I liked it but since there was so much going on I feel like I need to see it again. I LOVED Joaquin and Gonzalo and Ashley's bits and found it to be very Robbins-esque with all of the community interaction and flirtation. I felt like it was a bit of an underuse of some of the other dancers. So much talent on that stage and so little of it was featured...

Great to see you (as always!).

Philip

Yes, I did think it odd that Ratmansky used such a classy group of dancers as his "corps" and then didn't give them real opportunities to shine...though they all seemed happy to have been cast in the work. I did not think it made anything like the impact RUSSIAN SEASONS did but it definitely must be seen more than once.

jolene

Hm, I just read Macaulay's orgamiscically positive review of the new Ratmansky (when is Macaulay NOT in love with him??) that I had to run back and read again what you had written about his new piece. I just can't trust what he says about Ratmansky anymore!

Philip

Macaulay was one of many people who thought the new Ratmansky was really exciting...I was glad I saw it a second time because I liked it more; and I have a third opportunity coming up.

I wasn't thrilled with RUSSIAN SEASONS at first but I continued to find more and more in it with repeated viewings. In both SEASONS & DSCH, Ratmansky's choice of music is a big plus.

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