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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. lmspear

    Job posting for artistic director

    He made it to principal before he decamped.
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    Job posting for artistic director

    That would mean that Ethan Steifel could be a legitimate possibility.
  3. Right, America was colonized by Europeans and America's history of slavery and subsequent problems has its roots in Europe.
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    Royal Ballet 2018-19 season

    Ashton Fan, thank you for the very complete answer to my question. 🇬🇧
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    Royal Ballet 2018-19 season

    Have there been any reasons or theories about why Ashton left out the stepmother character? I think the omission weakens the plot.
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    NYCB 2018-2019 Season

    There's one way I can think of to legitimately have "too many subscribers." The subscription services staff may be overwhelmed by subscribers trying to exchange their tickets for ones to the "special event" date. Subscribers in this situation may have very limited choices as the seat they usually sit in on Tuesday won't necessarily be available on any other night. 😢
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    ABT 2018 Whipped Cream

    Birdsall, Your mind appears to bend in the same direction as mine.🍰 Maybe the boy's further adventures could be set at Halloween for an alternative to the Dracula ballets. I haven't seen any of them and don't recall anyone here commenting on them with any enthusiasm.
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    ABT 2018 Whipped Cream

    I missed or forgot about that last bowl of whipped cream.
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    ABT 2018 Whipped Cream

    After I saw a couple of performances in DC, I was left with the following questions: 1. Where were the parents, or was this a group of orphans? 2. If the boy goes to live in this land of sweets and he indulges his appetites, wouldn't he be forced to take a few bites our of his new friends basically becoming a cannibal or vampire of sorts? By staying in Candyland the boy either starves or causes harm to those he now lives amongst.
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    Don Quixote Spring 2018

    Look at the eyeliner and lashes on these two.
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    Don Quixote Spring 2018

    I've thought of starting a thread on stage makeup asking about changing styles of makeup over the years. My observations are based on seeing dancers faces from photos and from a distance in the audience. Over the years I noticed that the faces in the dance photos I saw were more and more natural looking and imagined that this was done for the photoshooots. However, personal experience and opinions expressed here about faces not being readable from the audience and lack of acting skills in dancers leads me to wonder if the blank faces are really due to lack of eyeliner and contouring.
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    Seating Advice at the Met

    I haven't been there recently enough to have a specific recommendation, but if you wander slightly north on Columbus Ave. there is a more of a residential neighborhood feeling to the area and lots of restaurants.
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    ABT 2018 Firebird / AFTERITE

    Sophie's suicide was years later in the US.
  14. The beige pump theory: shoes that match your hosiery--or flesh tone if going bare legged--elongate the leg. It's the application of the matching tights and pointe shoes practice applied to real life.
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    2018 Met Season

    I imagine hearing this with a Marlon Brando reading of the line: Stellaaaaaaaa!!!!