(Sorry for the two separate posts. I went in to add a link to the post above, and all of the quotes and answers mysteriously nested.)
Beckanne and Allison looked lovely during their performance parts. Too bad Allison's boyfriend couldn't be bothered to show up.
Sisk looked so beautiful in that costume, I was all verklempt.
At one point deBona said something about Tilton (Rex) coming into her life 3.5 years ago. Screech, run the recording back. 3.5 years ago??? That means when the first season was taped, she and Tilton had been having a relationship of some kind(s) for 1.5-2 years, which is not the way it read last season. That makes Jonathan's insecurity a lot more understandable, and it makes Tilton seem a lot less stalker-y and delusional in retrospect.
Still, it is over a year later, and to recap: 1. Jonathan's got the girl, 2. Tilton doesn't have the girl, 3. deBona is willing to hand over her career and move back to Michigan to be with Jonathan, if he shows up for her adieu to the stage and, as the kids would say, recognizes the quite amazing thing she's accomplished in dance and support her in ending her career gracefully. (Assuming that the chronology shown is accurate, not something I'd bet the house on.) That doesn't seem to be enough for him -- it's not like he left her a v-mail to say he was planning to come, but then her grandmother became ill, and he couldn't leave -- and if he's going to make her pay over and over again because she's not the girl who was never with Rex, I know what advice Dan Savage would give her. I hope the fact that she's still on the BW roster means she will be back to dance in 2013-14 and didn't give up her career for someone who
needs a kick in the head has some unresolved issues.
I'm genuinely curious about this, and excuse me if the question is a bit silly... but I often find myself wondering if the lack of actual dance on the show has to do with copyright/permission issues.
I personally think that has an awful lot to do with it. And is probably why we don't hear much of the Prokofiev music accompanying the ballet. And any dancers that didn't sign on to the show will necessarily be omitted.
I think rights issues probably have a lot to do with how the ballets are shown, and that if a dancer does not want to be shown, at least outside rehearsal, class, or performance, s/he may be able to opt out, but Tom Mattingly and Christopher Ruud were featured in episodes last season when they weren't "cast" and others have been shown chatting on the couches with featured dancers.