Albert danced the Forsythe HERMAN SCHMERMAN pas de deux with

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buy canada goose jacket canada goose outlet boston This afternoon at New York City Ballet audience and Company members alike had a chance to express their love and gratitude to this magnetic and marvelous dancer. Albert danced the Forsythe HERMAN SCHMERMAN pas de deux with Wendy Whelan (above, in Paul Kolnik photo) as an apotheosis of one of the ballet world grandest partnerships. Wendy and Albert have always been a joy to watch together and today their technical prowess and wit found a perfect distillation in this quirky duet where Albert dons a yellow skirt midway thru. Their curtain canada goose sale uk calls were full of love and mutual admiration. buy canada goose jacket

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(above with Wendy in a Paul Kolnik photo).

Then there were the roles he should have done but which never came his way. I suppose that is one thing about all great dance careers: the ballets you would have been perfect in but never had the opportunity.

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One more week of the season, one more farewell. Albert, Yvonne Borree and Philip Neal have turned the page in their careers: I will miss them both as dancers and as personalities.

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