Polina Semionova, Sylvia, June 28, 2013
Polina poses with an excited young fan
I had extra time after the Friday performance and stopped by the door where the dancers exit in the underground parking lot at Lincoln Center. I heard that some fans linger for an opportunity to see their favorite dancers and wanted to see what it was all about.
There were about 30-50 people milling about Friday evening. Polina came out about 20 minutes after the performance to a large ovation. She was very gracious and patient, posing with her fans and signing numerous autographs.
Roberto came out about 10 minutes later and was particularly considerate and cordial. Some wanted an autograph, photo, or a brief chat-essentially an additional connection with him after a great performance. After satisfying all of the demands of his fans, he waved goodbye and slowly walked away into the Manhattan evening.