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Tuesday, July 11

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Amy Seiwert is appointed the new artistic director of Sacramento Ballet.

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The ballet has faced financial challenges, including halting its season and laying off dancers with several weeks remaining in 2015, but last year made a long-anticipated move into the Clara Midtown studios at 24th and N streets in midtown. The ballet employs 28 dancers and 10 full-time staff members. Its 2017-18 budget reportedly is $2.76 million.
 

 

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A review of American Ballet Theatre by Mary Cargill for danceviewtimes.

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Part has always been a dancer of incandescent isolation, with a mysterious self-contained air as if she were from another world, and "Mozartiana" with its air of two equals meeting without human entanglements suited her and was a fitting, if too early, farewell. Her most memorable full-length roles, "Swan Lake" and "La Bayadere," both have magical heroines visiting from another realm and she gave them both a tragic and regal solitude. Her unforgettable Myrta and Lilac Fairy, though moral opposites, one ice cold and the other full of super-human warmth, are both independent, super-human figures. These roles showed off her uncanny beauty and ability of fill out a phrase with those long gracious arms and luxurious back.  As I walked out of the theater I could only think of Winterreise's wanderer looking up at those suns and thinking the best of them has gone.

 

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More stories on the cancellation of the Bolshoi's Nureyev ballet.

Deutsche Welle

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Lead dancer Vladislav Lantratov reacted with dismay. "I do not have words. I had just fallen in love with the role and immersed myself in the piece. Everything was going ahead," he posted on Instagram. "This is the worst for an artist." 

 

RadioFreeEurope

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Just days after the Bolshoi called off the premiere, Russia's state-run TASS news agency quoted an unidentified "source" as saying that Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky ordered the show postponed because it may constitute gay "propaganda."

 

A 2013 law bans disseminating "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" to minors, a statute that rights activists and Western governments have denounced as discriminatory and stigmatizing of sexual minorities.

 

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