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  1. I didn't mean to imply I don't think it's awful for the dancers. But I don't have much more to say than that -- the state of the arts is depressing -- but that adds nothing to the conversation. I have no insights. I do expect journalists to do a better job covering the dispute.
  2. Neither here nor there but why does the Times have a photo of SAB students in an article about ABT ...
  3. Winter 2018

    Is it a relatively new development for Martins to cast shorter women as Dew Drop? Megan Fairchild immediately comes to mind but I imagine Ashley Bouder and Tiler Peck are on the shorter side for City Ballet dancers, if not "short." To be fair in the real world, Fairchild is definitely average height.
  4. Winter 2018

    I really loved Lowery in Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour. She brought a lovely energy and excitement. I haven't seen much of her at City Ballet.
  5. Winter 2018

    I believe corps members are salaried based on their class year with the company and paid regardless of the number of performances danced.
  6. Winter 2018

    I found Scheller to dance rather stiff and uninspired. She has beautiful technique and turns but I prefer dancers to dance with passion. She didn't seem to make an effort in that regard, unlike Megan Fairchild, who I find blossomed beautifully in the last few years.
  7. To be fair to Kathryn, she essentially said that in her video. That's what I got out of it anyway (well and some messiness re: what it means to have a consensual relationship with one's superior)
  8. Nutcracker 2017

    I remember the same Instagram post. Definitely seemed to be her decision.
  9. Nutcracker 2017

    Heather Watts, in her interview with Conversations on Dance, mentioned that she's coaching Peck to be even more daring (since Tiler is just too good, her words). Peck might be reaching an even higher level of artistry if that's even possible.
  10. It seems like so many young principal dancers leave Boston. I guess this helps to explain why.
  11. Nutcracker Casting

    A very cute article about the two girls playing Marie: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/23/arts/dance/nutcracker-young-dancers-new-york-city-ballet.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fdance&action=click&contentCollection=dance&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront
  12. Fairchild has 26,900 followers on instagram. If he did not want certain information to be public, he should not have posted and commented on a public facing medium.
  13. Nutcracker Casting

    As did ABT studio company this fall.
  14. Nutcracker Casting

    Lovette said in a recent interview (perhaps the one linked in her instagram bio) that she has been cast less in recent seasons to make time for her choreography. From her instagram stories, she is learning dewdrop.
  15. Three new apprentices

    Thanks for the clarification! I miswrote when I said roles -- I forgot how many roles a dancer can play in a single ballet!