For some moral support for my above praise of two of Darci Kistler's performances I would like to post a comment by Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post (article cited at several forums), about a recent NYCB performance in Washington DC.
"Darci Kistler's streaming legato was the keystone of "Serenade." At times she borders on melodramatic, but she isn't afraid of passion. Her expressiveness is as full and daring as her dancing; the way she scoops up Tchaikovsky's "Serenade for Strings" in her arms, or lives those hair-flinging moments of despair at the end as if she were 14 and just lost her first love, is something to see. What I admire most, however, is how she takes up space; tall, broad-shouldered, not sylphlike in the slightest, she seems to push the walls back when she moves."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 03921.html
Possibly the photo included with the Sarah Kaufman review will add some more support. My comments about Darci Kistler's performance of "Serenade" had no real qualifications, but somewhat different from Sarah Kaufman I saw Darci Kistler's final moments as being hopeful and inspirational.
"At the end she reaches to the sky and I'm sure that Shakespeare was smiling."