January 7, 2006
Watching Fearful Symmetries tonight, I realized I had seen the original cast, if not the premiere of the ballet back in 1990. 15 years in dance is several generations. Joaquin de Luz came out with Ashley Bouder and I remembered Jeff Edwards with Margaret Tracey. Daniel Ulbricht was doing
Benjamin Millepied's (UPDATE 1/9/06 see comments) part (probably his first featured role) as the leader of a trio of men. I remember talking to Jenny Ringer's mom (she was next door neighbors with my parents) and she recounted how excited Jenny was because Martins had chosen her to be in the corps of the ballet. I was still dancing professionally myself.
Posted by Leigh Witchel at January 7, 2006 11:49 PM
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Millepied didn't leave SAB until 1994, so we couldn't have been in the original cast. Tom Gold may have been the lead of the three boys.
Posted by: Amanda at January 9, 2006 10:53 AM
Duh - I am pretty certain you're right, Amanda. I remember Millepied in the role because I had him confused with Benjamin Bowman at first. So he's stuck in my head.
Posted by: Leigh Witchel at January 9, 2006 11:44 AM