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Irina Dvorovenko Retiring from ABT


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#16 abatt

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:40 PM

I think Irina knew exactly what she was doing. She has been in the business a long time and is pretty sophisticated. If she burned any bridges, I'm sure she must have felt that there was no bridge there anyway.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:27 PM

Remember that ABT also lost Georgina Parkinson not so long ago. ABT would do very well to hire Irina and Max to do some coaching. However, I think the negative publicity from the articles will preclude that type of job offer. Such a shame.

During the time of Lucia Chase, the arrival of Makarova, Barysnikov and other European guests(Dowell,Haydee,Seymour) caused a similar situation for the regular ABT dancers. Cynthia Gregory and Fernando Bujones were very vocal of their dissatisfaction.Fernando left the company for a while

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:47 PM


Remember that ABT also lost Georgina Parkinson not so long ago. ABT would do very well to hire Irina and Max to do some coaching. However, I think the negative publicity from the articles will preclude that type of job offer. Such a shame.

During the time of Lucia Chase, the arrival of Makarova, Barysnikov and other European guests(Dowell,Haydee,Seymour) caused a similar situation for the regular ABT dancers. Cynthia Gregory and Fernando Bujones were very vocal of their dissatisfaction.Fernando left the company for a while



Ironically, perhaps, published sources also said Martine van Hamel was very unhappy about a sense of being pushed out.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:52 PM



Remember that ABT also lost Georgina Parkinson not so long ago. ABT would do very well to hire Irina and Max to do some coaching. However, I think the negative publicity from the articles will preclude that type of job offer. Such a shame.

During the time of Lucia Chase, the arrival of Makarova, Barysnikov and other European guests(Dowell,Haydee,Seymour) caused a similar situation for the regular ABT dancers. Cynthia Gregory and Fernando Bujones were very vocal of their dissatisfaction.Fernando left the company for a while


Ironically, perhaps, published sources also said Martine van Hamel was very unhappy about a sense of being pushed out.


That's true. I was an ABT viewer then and thought that people like Martine van Hamel and Marianna Tcherkassky suffered more than Cynthia G. Cynthia became a star. I think in ABT today Gillian Murphy and Julie Kent feel the brunt of imported stars things less than others do.

This is not a new thing. ABT has always been the company that does big ballets and imports stars. If a company does a lot of Swan Lakes people buy ticket to see a famous swan queen, meanwhile over-qualified people in the company are shedding tears over who does the pas de trois. Imagine being a woman who medals in competitions being awarded with a contract to a company and then spending years hoping to get to do SL pas de trois? That's the way it is.


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