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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    former student, avid fan, once fantasized about being a critic
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  1. Just a silly little bit of fun: https://www.facebook.com/dancechanneltv/videos/2967549413272744/
  2. Your thoughts on Vanessa Redgrave, Faye Dunaway, and Gena Rowlands, please, Dirac. There was the late career success of Ruth Gordon in "Rosemary's Baby" and "Harold and Maude".
  3. I think that Julie Christie and Goldie Hawn broke through. If you focus on the word "star" rather than "actress" you could include Raquel Welch and Ann Margaret.
  4. Without a corresponding increase in the curve on the bottom of the foot the "enhancers" are just adding bulk to the top of foot. I find it unattractive.
  5. I'm surprised the article totally avoids mentioning fellow DTH alum Theresa Ruth Howard. Her Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet website https://mobballet.org/index.php/about-us/ is phenomenal and the NYT even did an article on her last August. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/06/arts/dance/theresa-ruth-howard.html
  6. We won't know until the theaters reopen.
  7. Competing with the Sylph by L. M. Vincent, MD came out in 1979 and received a lot of attention at the time. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0836224051/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_imm_SV890MQ2WYZS21Y4FHPC Unfortunately it doesn't seem to have had lasting impact.
  8. The Bolshoi used to program a performance called "Highlights." Here's a link to a review of one of these performances, https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.nytimes.com/1987/07/06/arts/ballet-the-bolshoi-in-highlights-programs.html&ved=2ahUKEwjE7-e12OfuAhUKwVkKHYubAi4QFjAFegQICBAB&usg=AOvVaw0k9wq1NGLYLju1ovWoFJwH. The unending stream of gala pieces was sandwiched between Act I of "Romeo and Juliet" and Act I of "Spartacus." There was no attempt to create a plot or even a theme to tie the works together dramatically.
  9. When JLo started singing the first thought I had was, "Is she going to include the verses about trespassing and the relief office?" I was totally disappointed that the last verses of "This Land is Your Land" were omitted. I can't stand the mindset that recognition of a bad situation in your country equals hatred of it. I know the decision was probably made for reasons of time, but it would have been so much more effective to hear all of "This Land" instead of the attempt to hide the end by making it medley.
  10. The Golden Dreydl: A Klezmer Nutcracker for Chanukah https://www.wnyc.org/story/70871-the-golden-dreydl-a-klezmer-nutcracker-for-chanukah/
  11. Miami seemed like a happy healthy company under the previous director. Was that an illusion?
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