I just found this comment at David Hallberg's twitter site posted several days ago.
"Romeo Ride tonight. With Osipova. Last time we did Romeo in NYC it took me 2 weeks to recover! Must be more expeditious this time around." -- June 18http://twitter.com/#!/DavidHallberg
Marina Harss touches on the 'Bolshoi effect' and David Hallberg has alluded to the same thing at his twitter site. Thanks Francis for the article.
"It was an epic “Romeo and Juliet” with Hallsipova–David Hallberg and Natalia Osipova– last night at the Met, with curtain calls and tears already flowing after the first act (and feverish cheering at the end). I’ll admit part of me misses the old Hallberg from before the Bolshoi, the innocent, slightly reticent boy who came alive when he danced.... But still, his dancing is ravishingly, luminously pure. In his playful solo during the Capulet ball–for Juliet’s eyes only–he performs a series of delicate jumps in which one leg swings forward and back. He looks as if he had been swept up by a gentle wind. His dancing has relaxed a bit as well, as if he’s gained assurance, and this, too, is nice to see."
David Hallberg seems well aware of all that is involved here and seems to be doing a fine job in balancing it all and should be highly commended.
Once again, a general comment from Suzanne Farrell, which is a very nice thought for all of us to keep in mind.
"I caution my dancers and students alike not to focus on being a star, but to remember the stars they had in their eyes that made them want to dance in the first place."http://www.7dvt.com/2012ballet-legend-s ... ine-legacy