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50th Anniversary Artistic Director Discussion


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#1 its the mom

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:51 AM

I am not sure of the rules about sharing videos, so I hope I am not doing something illegal.  Here is the 50th Anniversary Artistic Director Discussion.   I have not had the chance to listen to it yet.

 



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:53 AM

And the Dancers' Panel Discussion with Laura Young, Devon Carney, Jennifer Gelfand, Sandra Jennings and Kathleen Breen Combes:

 



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 06:57 PM

Thank you for posting these -- it will take me awhile to listen to the whole of it, but I'm glad to get the chance.



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 09:50 PM

Watched the director's panel and was struck by the fact that, since E Virginia Williams handed the directorship to Violette Verdy, they've been alternating male and female in that job.  I'm sure that wasn't on purpose, but it's an interesting phenomenon. 



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:31 AM

I am hoping to watch both this week.  I do think there was a very short period of time when Jonathan McPhee acted as director.  In addition, Maina Gielgud was hired after Holmes, but in a very short period of time she came to an agreement with the Board that it was not going to work out.  That was in 2001, I believe.  I am not really sure what happened; I have only read that there were artistic differences.  



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 07:45 AM

They mentioned both of them -- I wasn't taking notes but the gist was that Gielgud stepped down before her term officially started, and I believe it was McPhee and one other person that held down the fort for a time until they got the current director.




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