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  1. Ah, I hadn't really considered the competition shows when I thought about this -- you've put your finger on a good point!
  2. Just one, but a great choice -- Shearer was an astonishing and unique dance artist, and I'm thrilled to hear that her archive is being stabilized.
  3. Damn -- alongside all the misery he's spread throughout his community, he doesn't seem to realize the damage he does to the field. Crap, crap, crap.
  4. "What do they do?" "All sort of comical di-dos." I've seen this online a few times, but most folks don't get past the "ooh, icky" aspect of the style -- we don't seen contortionist acts in a conventional music context anymore, but this must be what music hall and vaudeville programs were full of. We look at the programs today -- the wild mixture of elements -- and we just don't have a clue. And yes, astonishing core strength.
  5. Did you see Lamb in the cinema broadcast of Age of Anxiety? She was very affective in an edgy, tension filled part. I will take all of your Brahms Waltzes and trade you Within the Golden Hour. I have loved it for years.
  6. Interestingly, there are several college alumni organizations that give members all kinds of electronic access to publications. I was happily surprised to learn that my school (Reed College, in Oregon) offers access to all their JSTOR publications -- this has saved me several trips to my local university. In general, big love for libraries!
  7. I've got it around here -- it is indeed full of good things.
  8. I've wondered about the blood doping angle, but I'm not a sports person and so don't know the territory. And yes, more defibrillators could save lives.
  9. I'd love to see that option for some publications I just don't follow, but I don't know of a newspaper who currently offers this -- do you have any examples?
  10. Lucky you -- I'm glad you got that chance.
  11. I've never seen her live, but her cinema appearances have been lovely.
  12. I recall similar stories when PNB danced there a few years ago -- lots of collapsing off stage and sucking on oxygen bottles. They say you get acclimated after a couple of days, but I have a feeling that's for normal walking around stuff -- not dancing.
  13. So glad you got to see Toogood in the Cunningham excerpts -- she's an astonishing dancer and that is her aesthetic home.
  14. These seem to be two different films, but very similar in sections -- not sure what's up here We Sing and We Dance (1992) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTmJowrBwOY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M2fCmZc8ow
  15. Anyone in LA that can rearrange their schedule to get to this tomorrow -- go, and tell us about it. The Choreography of Comedy: The Art of Eccentric Dance From the LA Times article "Tony Nicholas, the son of Fayard, is excited to show Nicholas Brothers home movies Monday evening because they are 'something to behold.' He’ll be screening some 'exciting new footage we have discovered that no one has ever seen.'” 'The Choreography of Comedy: The Art of Eccentric Dance' Where: Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills When: 7:30 p.m. Monday Tickets: $3-$5 Info: oscars.org
  16. Looking forward to seeing this.
  17. sandik

    Francesca Hayward

    You've seen my wardrobe -- the chance of me being named as a guest editor of a high fashion magazine is pretty slim! So I don't think I'm going to take much time to develop my editorial plan...
  18. No -- the NYT and the Post are it. There are still a few papers where dance is covered by a staff writer, but that is not their primary beat. I've liked what I've read of her work, and I think she's connected to the NY community -- whether she takes on the bigger, dance-historical issues that Macaulay has done is yet to be seen. Fundamentally, I'm glad the paper made a commitment to someone, and to the art form.
  19. There are so many things I'd like to see examined in film about that period in our history. Just limiting it to ballet (ouch!) -- we've got some documentation about ABT and the Joffrey, and a number of works that focus on NYCB and especially about Balanchine, but really nothing that looks in depth at the rest of the world. I'd especially like to see more research dealing with Rebekkah Harkness, the Ford Foundation, the development of the NEA and regional agencies, and other institutions that dealt with funding. I don't think we spend enough time considering where money comes from and how it gets around. One more thing, though, about the Nureyev film -- the footage looking at Bruhn and Nureyev taking barre together was so interesting -- I think it showed us all kinds of things about how ballet can operate and their their fundamental different approaches to the discipline.
  20. This sounds fascinating -- I hope someone from BA goes, and comes back to tell us about it.
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