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Renata

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    parent of dancer
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  1. RIP Richard Thomas

    I took his class as an amateur (I was in law school at the time). I will remember his wry sense of humor and his excellent corrections and interest in me, even though it was clear I was not going to be a dancer. May he rest in peace. My condolences to his family.
  2. Aymara Cabrera...another wasted talent.

    What a beautiful dancer Cristian!
  3. She is listed as a soloist on the Boston Ballet web page http://www.bostonballet.org/company/dancers/dancers.html
  4. I did have a pleasant stay at the Regency Hyatt on Union Square and another stay at the Fairmont where I got an amazingly reasonable rate for my room by clicking on a variety of "discounts" for San Francisco and then putting a code right into the Fairmont's web page. The Fairmont is near the top of Nob Hill so you defnitely would not want to walk up there...I bought a muni pass and enjoyed taking the Cable Car back to the hotel from Union Square and my other walking sojourns. And I agree---you do want to have a ride in a cab after the performance. After my daughter was settled in San Francisco I'd stay at her apartment in the Mission/Noe Valley; she had a car so we'd drive back there at night despite its convenience to the BART.
  5. Thanks for posting this Mme Hermine. I've had a bit of illness in recent years and, for me, this is inspirational.
  6. 2012 Company performances.

    Thanks for posting the youtubes cubanboymiami! It would be fantastic to see the Magic Flute. I will let you know what I see when I come back.
  7. 2012 Company performances.

    I am going to be in Havana the week of April 14...cubanboymiami, I wondered if you knew what the National Ballet will be dancing that week. My visit will include a watching the National Ballet perform as well as a visit to the National Ballet School. I cannot tell you how excited I am to have this opportunity.
  8. Keith Money book about Christopher Gable

    What an amazing gift to us all. Thank you for making me aware of the download.
  9. Jacques D'Amboise: Memoirs

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention. It is being released tomorrow and I just ordered it.
  10. I enjoyed the clip. Thanks for posting it.
  11. Clive Barnes, CBE

    Thanks for sharing and posting this.
  12. As a native New Yorker, I also grew up with WQXR. I hope that its new version will continue the wide selection of classical music.
  13. NYC Ballet Cuts Corps as Deficit Widens

    Hi. Several times in this discussion, it has been said that soloist and principal level contracts must be renewed. Or at least that is what I understood was being said; perhaps I am mistaken. In any event, I went to the AGMA website, which provides the basic NYC Ballet contract right on line, and I must admit that I do not find wording to that effect. The basic renewal provision is as follows: "8. REENGAGEMENT EMPLOYER will notify Dancer(s) whom the EMPLOYER does not plan to re-engage for the following season in writing no later than February 28, however EMPLOYER will use best efforts to notify such Dancer(s) by February 1............" This paragraph is not limited to corps dancers and therefore would apply to all dancers. Is it that perhaps some individual solo and principal dancers have put automatic renewal clauses into their contracts? As well the company size is to be maintained at least 85 dancers under this contract; apprentices have limited performances and cost much less than Corps dancers. Technically apprentices are not supposed to replace Corps members. But what an economical way to do it and how on earth would anyone be able to figure out if that is what is happening? I say this not so much based on any information about NYC Ballet, but because I have noticed that there are some other companies that seem to be firing Corps and hiring many more apprentices this year than they did last year.
  14. The third round has been posted and is being danced as I post the names from the website: Saturday, June 27, 8:00pm Round III PAQUITA (in order of performance) Allison Garcia Suero, Dominican Republic Douglas Horne, USA* Hayeryn Kim, Korea* Yeo Reum Lee, Korea* Simona Marsibilio, Italy Marco Pagetti, Italy* Jia Zhang, China* Young Jae Jung, Korea* Amber Neumann, USA* John Mark Giragosian, USA* Diana Catalina Gomez Gonzalez, Colombia* Andres Felipe Figueroa, Colombia Juliana Guilherme Leonel, Brazil* Ricardo Santos, Brazil* Olga Malinovskaya, Russia* Artjom Maksakov, Estonia* Young Jung Rhee, Korea* Ki Wan Kim, Korea* *Competing Dancer
  15. List of Asian Ballet Schools

    Hi I am bumping this to the top in the hope that someone will be able to help. My daughter, who is a professional level ballet dancer, will be spending 10 weeks this summer in Shanghai as part of an internship at her university.The program expects her to perform in China, but they do not understand what is involved in terms of taking class and keeping in shape. She will need to find a place to take regular ballet and possibly jazz or modern classes. Would anyone in this forum be able to direct me to the names and web pages of any dance schools in Shanghai? Or if they do not have web pages, perhaps to the names and addresses. I have only found one school so far, largely because they have an English web page and that is the Shanghai Etoile Ballet School. They seem to be fine but since the map they offer is in Chinese, I cannot figure out whether she would be able to get there from her student housing so I was hoping to find some other places as well. Thank you so much for your time. Renata
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