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aurora

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    Fan, former dancer (non-professional--studied at Joffrey and SAB)
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  1. ABT in Detroit, Feb. 8-11, 2018

    I'd imagine it is less a height issue (due to the reasons you state) and more about rehearsal time. Some ballets are easier to match up partners last minute if necessary, but due to the nature of the partnering and lifts in R&J I'd imagine that is not an ideal situation.
  2. Gomes and ABT

    I'd say closer to 6' He is a lot taller than Bocca:
  3. Peter Martins Sexual Harassment Allegations

    AGMA is fundamentally a musicians union (opera really) which expanded over the years to handle dancers. That is not an error.
  4. Peter Martins Sexual Harassment Allegations

    McCallum is a rapist but that is no excuse for mis-gendering her 4x in one short passage. That is a move straight from anti-trans right wing playbooks.
  5. Peter Martins Sexual Harassment Allegations

    She didn't single anyone out on either side.
  6. Peter Martins Sexual Harassment Allegations

    You must be speaking of Dana McCallum in 2014. She was no longer employed at Twitter following her case. Dropping in obliquely referenced (and incorrect) evidence of other people's horrible behavior doesn't invalidate the fact that most employers would have acted on the allegations against Martins long ago (if not by firing, then at least in some way). Flack did not say they don't have the same right to speak their truth as the accusers. Robbie Fairchild managed to both speak his and express compassion. Something that is sorely lacking in this thread.
  7. Peter Martins Sexual Harassment Allegations

    Nope. No backlash. Flack says to support victims of sexual harassment and in this thread she has been called "complaining," to "go back to therapy!" and the fact she was let go has been repeatedly raised in the thread (mostly by you). I'm sure she will learn to keep her mouth shut like a good girl now. Martins-bashing circus is hilarious!
  8. Peter Martins Sexual Harassment Allegations

    Yes, because he was charged with beating his wife. That is a fact and I didn't think anyone seriously doubted that was true. Op-eds do not have to be devoid of facts. It is hard to have opinions without them (although clearly not impossible!). The letter is clearly indicated as an opinion piece by the publisher.
  9. Peter Martins Sexual Harassment Allegations

    This is not the point. I was addressing the repeated claims in this thread that what she said is libelous (it isn't) and that she should not have been allowed the platform. But I'm glad you think she is entitled to her opinion.
  10. Peter Martins Sexual Harassment Allegations

    I'm talking about the shocking use of "good old days." I made no comparison between an op-ed, which she has every right to write, and the rape case. You just gave your opinion, she is free to give hers and dance magazine is free to give her a platform. Opinions are, after all, what one finds in an op-ed.
  11. Peter Martins Sexual Harassment Allegations

    And if you call a spade a club, is it a club? You don't get to make up you own definition of what sexual harassment is.
  12. Peter Martins Sexual Harassment Allegations

    The good old days. And people here are objecting to the use of the word backlash? Here is an example of what happened in the "good old days" and slander would be the appropriate term here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/09/new-york-city-police-solve-1994-case-that-newspaper-called-a-hoax?CMP=share_btn_fb
  13. Peter Martins Sexual Harassment Allegations

    This is a blatantly false statement. https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/fs-sex.cfm
  14. Peter Martins Sexual Harassment Allegations

    On what grounds do you think they could object to it.
  15. Peter Martins Sexual Harassment Allegations

    She has just as much right to as anyone else has to state their opinion. Why are you entitled to a view and she is not?
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