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Ed McPherson

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  • Birthday 04/10/1986

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    Ballet Dancer
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    Salt Lake City
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  1. Great to see that others are posting on NCI. Also close to my heart as a participant in last years project. This year the works are being filmed as they are done and video has been uploaded to YouTube each day. I think there is something for everyone. The channel is http://youtube.com/user/NCIDance I have the utmost respect for Molly, shes created a real jewel in the project.
  2. I generally really like dance. I realized right away how I take the artform in differently when I am at a computer instead of sitting in a theater with nothing else to do but watch. I was surprised at how willing I was to say next and click on to the next one if nothing grabbed my attention in the first 30 seconds.
  3. Has anyone been checking out the video entries for the Choreographic Competition that BNC is hosting this year? What are your thoughts? Competitions YouTube Site
  4. Paul, Its nice to hear from you. I had a great time dancing in the ballet. As with all things the process depends heavily on who you have staging; we had a guest. I enjoyed performing the role. The partnering was creative without being prohibitively difficult, which was nice it allowed me to work and connect with my partner on a level you dont always get with corps work. There were aspects of the corps work that were difficult to do precisely and that we felt looked disappointing considering the effort they required. That though is neat when you give it perspective, its a ballet that can ea
  5. Are there any Nevada folks that could speak directly as to what is going on with the company and its management right now?
  6. ABT recently voted to join AGMA so when they draw and ratify a contract it should be available online, probably next fall or winter. I think there are two things the union provide salary wise that are often overlooked at non-union companies in contract negotiation. There is an expectation that ever artist at every level will receive an increase in salary for inflation each year, very important over a 5+ year period if you are expecting long term employment. secondly, men and women of the same rank are compensated equally. In my experiance at the mid-size regional level salary is based h
  7. I'm still waiting for Harry Potter... one of these days its going to make a killing...
  8. It happens to me when my guard is down. The other day my friend John was doing the Prince, a total BS role in Nutcracker that no one wants. When he came out after the transformation and took Clara away to the land of the sweets I was blown away. He made something out of nothing. I probably hadn't watched watched that part in 40 or 50 shows. It got me because it came out of the place of nowhere my mind had put it in, and because he's good at what he does.
  9. great topic. I see shows in two ways now, corps/demis and soloist/principle I work in the corps so when I'm watching corps work I'm very critical. Every now and then I will catch some individuality, sometimes it disgusts me because I think its out of place and shows too much presumption on the dancers parts. Other times I think it is subtle enough to be genius. I'm lucky to work for a company that pays every dancer it puts on stage. It is a gift not to have to work with 17-19 year old trainees, that cannot be explained only experienced, sorry moms and dads out there. I'm not old enough to
  10. sounds like a steal of a deal to me. I wonder if its adjusted for inflation... In 20 years let alone 40 $37,000 is going to be change. Seems like change now considering what they are recieving.
  11. I went to tuesday's opening evening. The review in the OC register was so nice and kind. I'd never seen ABT before live, only on video. My expectations were too high, evidently. IMO, The show was awful, not the dancers, but the show. I've never seen such an un-classical sleeping beauty. Gelsey Kirkland, was a show stopper. The costumes are heinous, the fairy cavilers look like dragoonflys from Cinderella, how embarrassing to be a fairy caviler in that costume, they wear tunics I thought. The four courtiers of aurora, also just ridiculously overdone in design and color and texture. The fai
  12. I just had the chance to work with Paul in Minneapolis on a staging of Rodeo, it was nice to have this background. He is a gentle person, so easy and fun to work with. Brunie came out for the shows and was equally charming, wonderful stories from Harkness.
  13. Yes, Molly Smolen did the second act and Vanessa Zahorian did the third act.
  14. A friend of mine was at this show, he mentioned that Tina went down. I dont want to incite gossip, has there been any word on her condition?
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