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#31 Mel Johnson

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Posted 22 November 2003 - 12:15 PM

it is an outrage that Part is not dancing Raymonda.

Outrage I save for terrorist attacks, serial sniper murders, wife-dismemberment using a mulcher, and other assorted hobbies, but outrage over casting? I dunno. Seems downright silly, plumb dumb, but outrage, no.

#32 Thalictum

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Posted 22 November 2003 - 12:15 PM

OK, an outrage --relatively, artistically speaking!

#33 Alexandra

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Posted 22 November 2003 - 01:08 PM

I'm afraid I'm going to have to invoke the NO GOSSIP RULE regarding Meuneier and/or Part's absence from the cast lists again. People have posted that this is because of health issues, backstage politics, and/or resting low grade injuries, and a few other things. All from the best "informed sources" or "backstage knowledge."

Any of these explanations, or a number of others, could be possible, and I'm sure people are posting (and being told) the best information or theories that they and their sources have, but we don't know what the situation is and we're not going to solve it on line. Another consideration is that continued public discussion of how stupid or terrible ABT's management is because they won't cast X or Y in this or that role may not endear said ballerinas to said management, and so public speculation cpuld even do harm. (Note that there are a lot of TBA's in ballerina roles on the spring season brochure. And that ABT dancers and administrative people read these boards. :) )

There are a lot of Meuneier and Part fans here, and perhaps if we concentrate on posting why we admire and value these ballerinas, that will make it clear that there are people who would be very interested in seeing them in the major ballerina roles, or this or that role or ballet. But please, remember, IF IT IS NOT IN PRINT IT IS GOSSIP.

Thank you!


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