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  1. My thoughts exactly when I saw they'd interviewed the skeletal Whelan of all people. I remember seeing her in a leotard ballet and something seemed to be jutting out of her leotard at rib cage level. I asked a medically trained friend who was with me "what is that" and she said "it's her liver."
  2. The Festival des Arts de Saint Sauveur uses a platform stage and they are VERY noisy whenever anyone lands a jump. Also if the venue doesn't have raked seating the sight lines are terrible.
  3. only some of them are back. the full company will be back on September 15.
  4. and I would say most NBS students think of the NBOC as "their" company and dream of dancing as part of it.
  5. also Dutch National Ballet has many NBS grads. It seems that I find Canadians in just about every ballet company I visit.
  6. Fischer and Lobsanova are going to Miami City Ballet, Jimmy Coleman to Royal Danish Ballet and Ethan Watts to Royal Swedish Ballet. Brent Parolin (not sure how he's an "outsider" since he trained at the National Ballet School before going to Stuttgart) is going to Ballet am Rhein in Dusseldorf as a ballet master.
  7. sorry, they have cancelled all grant applications for now.
  8. apparently the Alberta government has cut all arts funding...
  9. Joffrey Ballet has just announced that they will not be starting their season till February 2021. Friends, we are deeply saddened to announce the cancellation of all performances for the remainder of 2020. That includes our upcoming productions of Manon and The Nutcracker. It has become painfully clear that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to compromise the health and safety of large gatherings. We must listen to the advice of health experts and do all we can to protect everyone's well-being. As of now, we are moving forward with our winter and spring programs in February and April/May 2021. In the meantime, we will stay connected. The stage may be dormant but our artists are not. Stay tuned. Thanks to our audience, fans, and patrons for your incredible support of the Joffrey during this difficult time. We appreciate and love you so very much. We look forward to seeing you at the theater when the time is right ❤️ Alberta Ballet will not be starting again till May 2021: Alberta Ballet is planning to perform Swan Lake in May 2021, Peter Pan in July 2021 and to revive Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître's All of Us featuring music of The Tragically Hip in August 2021. We're hoping by February there will be more certainty around the safety of mass gatherings and we'll be able to announce dates for Calgary and Edmonton.
  10. Apparently no one told iincoming director Alexander Neef that this was happening, and he's saying he can't leave the Canadian Opera Company before the originally planned takeover date in July. https://www.francetvinfo.fr/culture/musique/opera/couac-a-l-opera-de-paris-le-futur-directeur-pris-au-depourvu-par-l-annonce-du-depart-anticipe-de-stephane-lissner_4006063.html?fbclid=IwAR2UUinW2fknIJc3BJgW-wd875powT7ayV5oioKwUrIlxujuxOFMRz1zPiQ
  11. DTH have just announced they will be keeping this up through June 10.
  12. The National Ballet of Canada rents out a lot of its productions. But I don't imagine building a production of Serenade costs very much, as ballets go, and then you have the costumes in the warehouse for decades.
  13. On an NYCB wardrobe tour I did a few years ago, Marc Happel said that they categorically did NOT rent out their productions
  14. this is a hoot. The Australian Ballet's Wilis work from home.
  15. Knowing that you will all need something light, fluffy, and amusing, Stuttgart Ballet has scheduled for their YouTube channel this weekend..... Mayerling! The Stuttgart production with new sets and costumes by Jürgen Rose will be online for 24 hours from April 11th, 18.00 CET to April 12th, 18.00 CET on Stuttgart Ballet's Youtube Chanel https://www.youtube.com/c/dasstuttgarterballett The cast is the premiere cast at Stuttgart, with Friedemann Vogel (Rudolf), Elisa Badenes (Mary), Miriam Kacerova (Elisabeth), Alicia Amatriain (Larisch), Diana Ionescu (Stephanie), Anna Osadcenko (Mizzi), Marcia Haydée (Sophie) and Egon Madsen (Franz Josef). Not to be missed!
  16. I also received an email from NBOC which linked directly to my account so that I could choose what option I wanted (donate, voucher, forget what the third one was, but it wasn't "refund".) I think we should cut all box office staff some slack. I was communicating recently with Berlin State Ballet and my contact there told me they had 58,000 ticket cancellations to process and yes they're trying to do that from home.
  17. now that could be really interesting! ;-)
  18. @volcanohunter how did you find that message? It doesn't pop up on the landing page when you go to the Opera site. Neither does it come up on the page for the Balanchine program, which is currently showing "no seats available" for all performances but no explanation why.
  19. Spring 2020 Dance Programs at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts All events are free and take place at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, located at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. Advance registration may be recommended for some events. Please visit nypl.org/lpa for more details. Conversations Advance registration required Dance Rewind The Jerome Robbins Dance Division has an ongoing documentation program dedicated to the recording of live dance performance and dance-related events and panels. This series highlights a selection of these films and videos, which date back to 1967. Dance Division staff will introduce each program, which will range from 60-90 minutes each. David Vaughan's The Dance Historian Is In David Vaughan was the archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years and Frederick Ashton and His Ballets. From 2012 until his death in 2017, Vaughan held monthly screenings of his favorite dance films and videos from our collection. The Dance Division continues this series in his honor with guest hosts. Advance reservations required.
  20. David Dawson has had an association with Dresden for over 15 years already.
  21. Dresden Semperoper Ballet announced their 2020-21 season, along with the news that Carlo di Lanno will be joining as Principal Dancer and Sofiane Sylve as Ballet Master (along with Marcelo Gomes)
  22. Australian Ballet just announced this 10 minutes ago on their facebook feed BREAKING NEWS: David Hallberg will be the next artistic director of The Australian Ballet! This international dance star is currently a principal of American Ballet Theatre and Bolshoi Ballet, a principal guest at The Royal Ballet, and Resident Guest Artist of our company. We’re delighted that he’ll be bringing his unique vision, experience and leadership to this role. David has a long relationship with and admiration for our company, and we’re looking forward to welcoming him in 2021. and on Hallberg's fb feed Announced today in Melbourne, I am thrilled to share that I will become the next Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet The Australian Ballet starting January 2021. I am excited at the opportunity to finally realize an artistic vision and it feels like the right place and the right time to get to work doing so. I have had such amazing opportunities throughout my career and I am so ready to funnel that into a company I so love and respect. I have had a long 10 year history with the company, first as a Guest Artist, then using the expertise of the world renowned Medical Team (which was all explained in the book!) and finally as Resident Guest Artist. This appointment makes so much sense in many ways. It has been a long and eventful (to say the least) career and I have always known that the time will come where I take all of my absorbed experience and become an Artistic Director. This is the time. I can’t wait to realize my ambitious vision for the future of this essential art form with an institution that I so deeply love and respect. See you in Australia!
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