During Wednesday's arguments from the club's lawyer, a skeptical Judge Eugene Pigott Jr. said the women are hired untrained and simply "do what they do."
"We need to get past the idea that somehow this is the Bolshoi," Pigott said.
McCullough acknowledged that, but added: "What we're saying is the state of New York doesn't get to be a dance critic."
Thursday, September 6
Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:26 AM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:30 AM
There is one new full-length work to be created: choreographer Alexei Ratmansky will be devising Cinderella, premiering in Melbourne in September. It is the second time he has tackled the subject. He created a Cinderella in 2002 for the Mariinsky Ballet. Ratmansky is keen to revisit the subject, McAllister says, and he will be working with a designer, Jerome Kaplan, whom McAllister has wanted to bring to the company for some time.
The year could be seen, McAllister says, as a more traditional program. ''It's really about finding balance. There has been a lot of chat, particularly among our subscription audience, that this year's program was quite contemporary.''
Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:33 AM
Also participating in the reception were Cuba’s ambassador to Italy, Milagros Carina Soto, and other officials of the diplomatic mission to that European nation.
The prize was granted by the Jury unanimously, which was composed of Clement Crisp, of the United Kingdom; Anna Kisselgoff, of the United States; French Rene Sirvin; and Italian Alfio Agostini, among others.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:39 AM
TS- The phrase artistic collaboration is tossed about like a ballerina.
GA- (laughs) Yes, and it looks a lot easier than it is. People talk a lot about artistic collaboration, but it's not always approached from the same perspective of equality.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:40 AM
That's why it's no small matter to him to be moving into a new 2,800-square-foot in-house costume shop at Ballet Memphis in Cordova. The company will dedicate the new space with a costume retrospective, runway performances and a dance party Saturday at Ballet Memphis, 7950 Trinity Road.
The shop, built with a $400,000 gift from The Plough Foundation, will allow the ballet to house most of its costumes on site, have more generous construction space and do more in-house work, such as laundry and fabric dyeing.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:44 AM
Also look for dance to take many forms, from the adults-only puppetry of The Glue Project to alternate egos such as August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble's Kendra Dennard/Vie Boheme. Modern dance superstar Mark Morris shows up more than once, both with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Pittsburgh Dance Council, but that's to our advantage.
Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:21 PM
HOUSTON BALLET It's too bad that in 2012, at a major national ballet company, a program featuring three female choreographers is still unusual. Alas, such is the gender gap in the upper echelons of the ballet world. In a season of otherwise male dancemakers, the triple bill "Women@Art" (Sept. 20-30) delivers some of the company's most exciting offerings this year, including Twyla Tharp's "Brahms-Haydn Variations" and a premiere by the audacious Aszure Barton.
Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:22 PM
In Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra,” a soothsayer warns Antony that his destiny cannot prosper when he is near Caesar. I wish someone would tell the same to Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon. We’re lucky to have them both, but the device of presenting world premieres by both choreographers only in the same program encourages people to compare one to the disadvantage of the other — even though the same man does not emerge uppermost every time. On Feb. 22 the Royal Ballet will present world premieres by both choreographers.
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