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  1. It protects everyone to have rules in place that prohibit bosses from dating or sleeping with their subordinates. Some companies allow these relationships but HR must be notified. It seems ridiculous on the surface but it really does offer a level of protection. My husband worked for a company where the (married) president was having an affair with an employee. When he broke it off she got a lawyer and sued the company claiming sexual harassment. It was cheaper and easier to pay her off than to go to court.
  2. I’m not suggesting anyone hang him for it now, but if is the case that Martins or any other adult male in a position of power was engaging in relationships with minors at the school, that is surely something parents would want to be made aware of. And certainly, as a parent, something I would want to know if I were considering sending my teenage daughter to study at the school.
  3. I can’t imagine anyone who has spent any time with a 16 year old girl thinking it is appropriate for a 34 year old man to pursue a relationship with her. Serious ballet dancers tend to be highly focused and responsible but that doesn’t necessarily correlate to having the maturity to enter into a relationship with a grown man.
  4. AB'sMom

    Gomes and ABT

    If he signed a non-disclosure agreement with someone, whether he admitted guilt or not, publicly saying he is innocent would likely make the NDA null and the other party could start speaking publicly.
  5. AB'sMom

    Gomes and ABT

    I will say that Hoven was a very capable partner for Murphy in Nutcracker this year. She clearly trusted him and they looked beautiful together.
  6. AB'sMom

    Gomes and ABT

    I want to believe that he resigned because he was upset that they would start an investigation or because he didn’t want a cloud hanging over the spring season if allegations were made public, and that he is now doing the work behind the scenes to clear his name and reputation. I don’t want to believe that he is capable of whatever it is that is being alleged. He is so loved and is such a role model for so many young dancers.
  7. I will never accept, “but they created great things...” as a justification, for anyone. We will never know how many potentially amazing things were never created due to the oppression of others, be it through racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.
  8. Often the binding arbitration clause is between employee and employer, not individuals working for the employer. So it may not be possible to bring a civil suit against NYCB or SAB, but it may be possible to file suit against Peter Martins personally.
  9. Just saw on her Instagram that Sarah Lane is filling in for Hee Seo at tomorrow’s matinee. She’ll be dancing with Cory Stearns. I don’t know what happened to Hee Seo but I’m guessing that she caught whatever bug seems to be going around.
  10. I feel like I’ve seen this show so many times over the last few years that I now have a dream cast for almost every role. I got last minute balcony tickets for last night’s show. (My daughter got to perform with the young Prince from the opposite cast, who happens to be one of her best friends, so I couldn’t resist). From where I sat Blaine Hoven looked great. I’m sitting in good seats closing night so I’ll get a better view of his next performance.
  11. I was there last night as well and have to say I loved Seo and Stearns. So much of the rest of the show seemed just slightly off, somehow. (I've been to three so far this year). One of the bees was consistently a count behind the rest of them. Speaking of Shayer, he has also been partnered with Trenary in Chinese and if I had my way they would always do those roles, though I love Shayer in everything he does. As a side note, there is an illness sweeping through the kids cast right now so some of them are shifting around to other spots. Last night the young Nutcracker Prince got progressively worse as the night wore on.
  12. I believe what they are saying is a subordinate can not directly report to a supervisor if they are romantically involved. Meaning, you can’t sleep with your boss/subordinate.
  13. While I don't love the idea of an anonymous letter with non-specific details, it could well be that the writer of the letter is in a position where he/she feels like there may be something to lose personally by coming forward. The unfortunate side affect is that there is now someone publicly accused before the allegations have been properly investigated. This is why it is so important for companies to have strict policies in place and a clear process for filing a complaint internally.
  14. I don’t know how familiar most members are with the band The National, but Justin Peck choreographed a piece for their video and the entire thing is him dancing with Patricia Delgado. http://news.radio.com/2017/11/30/the-national-dark-side-of-the-gym-video/?ref=yfp
  15. I’m going to three performances and had saved Murphy/ Whiteside for closing night. I’m happy that I get to see Hoven. I saw Murphy/Whiteside last year and Murphy/Gomes the year before. (Is it okay to out myself by saying you’ll be seeing my daughter as young Clara?)
  16. It’s interesting that this topic had gone pretty quiet relatively quickly, but then the photos/captions were changed/removed and canbelto was blocked and BOOM, the conversation got lively. They can’t put the genie back in the bottle and attempting to do so just makes people discuss it even more. My tween seems to have a better grasp of how social media works. You can have both a public and a private Instagram, and even then you should never put anything out there that you may wish to take back.
  17. https://instagram.com/p/BaRce-0ldxw/
  18. Sunday evening Skorik was replaced by Anastasia Kolegova in Chopiniana.
  19. Ooh, hopefully this is for the whole weekend. Not that I'm wishing an injury on anyone, but I ended up getting tickets for Sunday night instead of Sunday afternoon.
  20. I didn't necessarily interpret her comment as saying that they owed her something for her decision not to have a baby. I thought she was speaking more to her own intense focus on achieving her ballet goals. It really struck me when she was talking about ballet and dancing and then she said she sounded like an excited 12-year-old. I don't think it was just that her identity was wrapped up in being a principal with NYCB, she was also still as passionate about dancing and growing as she was when she was a young girl hoping to become a professional. I think that's part of the reason, along with her previous lack of any major injuries, that she was almost caught off guard when the reality of aging hit her. I also think being able to take that passion for dancing to more contemporary opportunities really helped her accept the end of her career at NYCB.
  21. Thank you for the advise. I was leaning toward evening, but my daughter is particularly interested in Les Sylphides, so we may choose the afternoon performance.
  22. I'm not very familiar with most of the Mariinsky dancers but I would like to attend one of the Sunday performances. Which show would most people recommend?
  23. I've heard really lovely things about Hee Seo in Nutcracker. Last year my daughter was the young Clara with Gillian, Hee and Stella so I tended to go to shows that worked out with family and friends who came to see her. I guess none of them happened to coincide with the Hee Seo shows.
  24. I was hoping to see new principals as well. I wonder why Isabella Boylston isn't coming this year. I've seen Gillian Murphy, Stella Abrera, and Sarah Lane in the past.
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