Ethan Stiefel to head New Zealand BalletAnother one gone...
Posted 01 November 2010 - 05:40 AM
Time marches on...
Posted 01 November 2010 - 06:45 PM
Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:27 PM
Article about the Ballet Pacifica situation : http://articles.lati...t/et-pacifica31
In the above article about NCSA, they mention that he stepped down so he could do some more dancing. Now, he's taking an AD role. I just don't know what to make of this.
Posted 02 November 2010 - 04:51 AM
Posted 02 November 2010 - 08:08 AM
In short, I believe promises were made to Mr. Stiefel and that the board did not keep their end of the bargain. In my observations, Mr. Stiefel took his obligations very seriously!
In regards to NCSA, I would hazard to guess that Mr. Stiefel was in negotiations with RBNZ at the time that his contract with NCSA needed to be renewed. Rather than tip his hand, he probably stated what he would do if he did not sign the RBNZ contract.
I wish all the best to Mr. Stiefel, Ms. Murphy and the Royal Ballet of New Zealand.
Posted 02 November 2010 - 09:09 AM
Posted 02 November 2010 - 12:33 PM
Much luck to both of the dancers in New Zealand...it really sounds like a dream come true!
The best thing that happened from the Ballet Pacifica "situation" was becoming acquainted with the lovely and talented Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner. They are such wonderful teachers and occasionally hold master classes and privates in the area and are warmly loved by all their former students.
Posted 03 November 2010 - 11:22 AM
Posted 03 November 2010 - 11:33 AM
I've always loved Ethan Stiefel as a dancer. I remember him in New York City Ballet's Sleeping Beauty as a 19 year old. And of course I've seen many fantastic performances from him as an ABT principal. I do think, however, it is time for him to move on as a dancer. He must be close to 40 (or over 40) and he's had several severe injuries in the past few years.
I thought one of the recent articles regarding Steifel's new position in New Zealand said he was 37, and Murphy is 31. He certainly has had some severe injuries. Murphy has grown as an artist during the last few years. She is among the strongest technicians of the current crop of women principals too. I, too, hope that she continues her relationship with ABT.
Posted 04 November 2010 - 04:39 AM
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