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  2. Agree wholeheartedly -- this pandemical time has taken so many opportunities away from performers and audience alike, but archival screenings like this are a chance to see folks who have left the company one last time.
  3. dirac

    Saturday, April 17

    Gavin Larsen publishes a book, "Being a Ballerina."
  4. dirac

    Wednesday, April 14

    Q&A with Gavin Larsen about her new book, "Being a Ballerina."
  5. dirac

    Friday, April 9

    A review of "When We Fell" by Ivy Lin for Bachtrack.
  6. dirac

    Thursday, April 15

    A review of San Francisco Ballet in "Jewels" by Eric Taub for DanceTabs.
  7. Today
  8. dirac

    Wednesday, April 14

    Lone Star Ballet returns to live performance this week.
  9. dirac

    Thursday, April 15

    Houston Ballet will perform outdoors next month.
  10. dirac

    Tuesday, April 13

    Texas Ballet Theater announces new faculty and staff appointments.
  11. dirac

    Monday, April 12

    A review of Boston Ballet by Iris Fanger in The Patriot Ledger.
  12. dirac

    Thursday, April 15

    Nashville Ballet returns to live performance next month.
  13. dirac

    Monday, April 12

    Houston Ballet announces live performances next month.
  14. They have since dropped "Offensive" from the headline.
  15. For instance, Meaghan Grace Hinkis https://www.instagram.com/p/CNxfj9iAf8x/ Ratmansky's post. https://www.facebook.com/alexei.ratmansky/posts/10218867542944432
  16. dirac

    Saturday, April 17

    Liam Scarlett is dead at age 35. Associated Press. The Sunday Times The Times The Daily Mail
  17. I don't think any charges were ever filed anywhere. The independent investigation of the Royal Ballet matter said there were "no matters to pursue."
  18. Navirella is based on a Korean comic and the comic itself is fabulous, it makes me cry reading each episode. Gradually the reason why this 70 year old man is starting ballet at this age is revealed. (it will be a spoiler so I won't write but some readers might assume) The message of this story is so wonderful that you can still be beautiful by practicing ballet even if you are not going to be professional or are old or having handicaps. It is curious that most of the family members are not supportive of this man, so this story is something like a Billy Elliot old man version.
  19. English National Ballet has commented very early. Misty Copeland was one of the first to comment. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CNv9RgcDWB5/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link and a lot of dancers from Royal Ballet has paid tribute, as well as Manuel Legris (on his instagram story) Scarlett was from the class of 2005 at Royal Ballet school that has many talents, such as Xander Parish, Joseph Caley, Thomas Foster, Alexander Jones, William Moore, Aaron Robison.
  20. Johan Kobborg has: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNyE1_kg_nt/ Jovani Furlan: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNxgk-wjbvX/ Jurgita Dronina: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNyWMmWFR13/ Mara Galeazzi: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNxp9NIAkB0/ Lauren Fadeley: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNxmQQPg2Mp/
  21. No one from the Royal Ballet has posted anything (regarding Scarlett) that I have noticed. It's all very quiet. Sarah Mearns did: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNxcMVXJ_tX/ And other dancers, and Ratmansky, left emojis or comments on Mearns' post, but that's about it. SFB's Madison Keesler: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNxhQqVA0e3/ Chris Wheeldon left a comment on her post. Most people obviously aren't sure how to process this news, and aren't coming forward, yet.
  22. I am forced to rely on Google's translation, but the announcement from the Royal Danish Theater appears to make several references to "offensive" and "abusive" behavior. I recall that when Scarlett was suspended by the Royal Ballet, press reports mentioned complaints about drug use and bullying, in addition to the allegations of inapproriate behavior toward RBS students. https://via.ritzau.dk/embedded/release/planlagt-forestilling-aflyses-pa-grund-af-oplysninger-om-kraenkende-adfaerd?publisherId=3885992&releaseId=13619891 Have Scarlett's former colleagues at the Royal Ballet
  23. I do think that Tomasson is retiring in part because he recognizes that his time has come and gone, that society is making particular demands on dance AD's and he is no longer the best person for the job. He KNOWS that he isn't the person to tackle theses issues (especially given his age), since the AD is going to lots of energy and a very tough skin - every hire will now be under the microscope. The job is no longer primarily about the AD's artistic preferences. The community/society is asking that arts companies step up and demonstrate real diversity, inclusion and equality on a daily basis.
  24. I think that's a common sentiment among conductors. I realize that this "sharing" of talent goes on everywhere, but... it just strikes me as another one of these "missed opportunities". Why not hire someone in the "middle ranks" of classical music that is promising (and not simply Euro White male)? I'm sure Neef had great reasons though. 😉
  25. Agreed - the word didn't come to me. "Allegations" would be the legal term.
  26. If I understand what you mean by "scenario" - the host family would not have to be any particular race.
  27. In the Cuban experience – and Villella's in New York – boys do take a keen interest in ballet when they see the complexity of the jumps and partnering. I was thinking of an open door after school program, like the Warriors do with basketball clinics. The Fillmore is right outside, so there's not a problem of getting there. I once showed a middle school in the Mission a tape of Stravinsky Violin Concerto and the boys who had been very restless and roudy suddenly became transfixed by the dancing. They wanted to see more when we left. As with the San Francisco Museum, the outreach has been half-
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