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nanushka

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  1. nanushka

    Sergei Polunin

    Except "organs, labs and such" are not all — or perhaps even primarily — what gender is actually about. Biological sex, yes. (And even there, there have always been cases that fall outside the binary, as @canbelto notes above.) This is all precisely what Polunin was posting about.
  2. nanushka

    Winter 2019

    Hmm, that bodice for the lead ballerina (not the one on the left in the post above but the one Bouder had on her IG) looks rather heavy and ornate for the skirt it's attached to — especially in the video story itself, where you can see Tess moving. I'm also not crazy about the male dancer's vest; looks like senior prom.
  3. Thanks for the heads-up about this, @Deflope! Is there much good dancing in it? (Guessing there's at least some, given the cast.)
  4. nanushka

    Sergei Polunin

    Sorry, I don't follow — not sure what you mean by this, nor how this is an answer to the particular question I was asking (i.e. if something is culturally constructed why could it not also be "an identity").
  5. nanushka

    Winter 2019

    Gotcha, yes, so a freshening of the details but not a major change in design. I'd be very happy with that. I just wouldn't want to see the basic style of the ballerina's dress change, I don't think. Thanks for the pics and explanation.
  6. nanushka

    Winter 2019

    Would you envision/prefer something quite different from the current designs, or just a freshening up? I've never thought of it as one that I'd want to see looking very different.
  7. nanushka

    Sergei Polunin

    It seems reasonable to think that many aspects of our identities are culturally constructed, so why should it be just one or the other?
  8. nanushka

    Winter 2019

    I hope so. I love the colors, too.
  9. nanushka

    Winter 2019

    Wow looks like Ballet Imperial (as I always prefer to think of it) is getting a new look:
  10. nanushka

    Sergei Polunin

    Indeed. "Man up" — "there is already a ballerina on stage don't need to be two" — "That's a reason you got balls" — "Females now trying take on the man role because you don't **** them" Disgusting.
  11. nanushka

    Job posting for artistic director

    True, but entrusting an established legacy company (one that now exists on a much larger scale and with a much bigger profile) to an untested leader seems a rather dicier proposition. Granted, that also means that the company could likely withstand a misstep, if it were quickly corrected (though after the last year of upheaval, I can understand not wanting to take another risk). But if another MIllepied-type situation can be avoided, that would definitely be preferable.
  12. nanushka

    Job posting for artistic director

    It would completely fit the personality Clifford has displayed for him to claim (and indeed truly believe) that he has much firmer inside info than he really does. Which is of course not to say he's necessarily wrong, but just...Clifford's saying it doesn't do much to make me believe it.
  13. nanushka

    Job posting for artistic director

    Thanks so much for laying that all out so clearly, @Kathleen O'Connell. I found Gottlieb's criticism of the use of a search firm to be oddly narrow-minded, literal and out-of-touch, especially this bit: It's a mindset that breeds institutional stagnation of the sort NYCB does not need.
  14. nanushka

    2018 Nutcracker - Costa Mesa

    Thanks so much for the update, @Josette! (Great news about the torch lift!) Would love to hear more reports from any others who were lucky enough to be there. I’ve been loving all the rehearsal footage of Forster and Shevy on various dancers’ IG posts and stories. Such a beautiful partnership! (C’mon Kevin, give us a Swan Lake with these two!)
  15. nanushka

    2018 Nutcracker - Costa Mesa

    So wish I could see this:
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