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Damian. Damian, Damian. What more can you say? I, like you, yelled (and cried and
so much more) thanking him for lending himself to us. Susan Stroman was there -- (loved their tap riff) as was Chris W.
and too many others to mention (you mentioned most of them). I totally lost it when Wendy came out. And wasn't Yvonne gorgeous? She's never danced better!
I know that life (and ballet) goes on (and thank goodness we we have so many oustanding dancers -- more now than in a long time --but after Jock's retirement (sob!), Damian
is my favorite male dancer (and you're right -- Albert was gorgeous!). Nicolaj
was there too (so handsome!) on stage. I don't recall Damian doing Rubies in years, but my, my -- he showed up the youngster! We are the luckiest people in the world to have our company. And thank you Peter (he never gets enough credit!) for everything you do for NYCB. A small note: I love Fancy and Prodigal, but Damian could have read the phone book and I would have been happy. Special shout out to Maria and Tess. WOW!! Thank you for this wonderful recounting of last night.


In the last few years there have been so many great dancers at NYCB either retiring or going elsewhere. They are irreplaceable...but fortunately there always seem to be exciting new faces and forms coming along.


I was lucky enough to get to pelt the stage with flowers at the end, standing with the other volunteers near the stage at the right side of the Orchestra. It was great being so close to all of the dancers as they made their way across stage! They all looked gorgeous and it was truly an honor to be there that evening.


What a night!

I LOVED the experience, but I'm sad about the outcome. Can it really be true that we'll never see Damien on that stage again?!?!?

I know I said I wasn't going to blog about it, but I managed to get off a couple of decent photos so here they are...


Thank you for the link, Sarah...and the photos!

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