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  1. Started it today, the first line of the first chapter had me hooked. She doesn't hold back and I like that. Authentic writing.
  2. I put in my pre-order, can't wait. I'm glad she's speaking up. I hope it makes everyone really uncomfortable (who knew about these things and did nothing). These stories are too detailed for me to believe they're anything but the truth.
  3. I'm not going to keep arguing about this, we apparently run in very different circles (myself and all of you, it seems!) and see/read very different things in regards to vaccine decisions.
  4. That doesn't mean people make decisions based on media personalities.
  5. All I would say is if you actually talk to families who are cautious it might broaden your perspective.
  6. What does she gain from lying? She has to go back to work with these people, she's risking a lot.
  7. If you're vaccinated though and most of the audience is (which is highly likely with a ballet audience that tends to be older) The risk is extremely low. There's just no sense in worrying about this, because first off you can't do anything about it, and second it's bad for your immune system to be stressed out. That's scientifically based, stress is terrible for our bodies. And that's what I see so many people doing to themselves- stressing over who may or may not be vaccinated when they have no control over that. And then you get a lot of people worried about it and everyone feeds off of each other, and that's what we have, a collective stressed out, traumatized (from the isolation and having to now go back to crowds) group of citizens.
  8. I believe the policies are fluid based on CDC/state guidelines. I for one am glad they're following the science. Outdoor exposure is extremely rare (I believe the latest has it at a 0.1% chance), not to mention if one is vaccinated, what other people are doing should be less of a concern.
  9. Oops this got posted when I was mid writing and my phone died...tried to delete...
  10. Our nervous systems are set up to cope with sudden, high stress/shocking events. Flight-fight-or freeze. Everyone assumes women "should" fight. It's not that simple, we don't get to decide; our bodies decide for us. Everything that follows (choices we make after the fact) have been summarized nicely by others already.
  11. From their website: "Fall 2021 performances will be seated with no social distancing"
  12. Did he perhaps know about this book coming out 👀 https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2021/07/14/arts/dance/georgina-pazcoguin-swan-dive.amp.html
  13. I'm really confused how taking away intermission increases safety.
  14. Update for anyone that bought Oct 15th tickets a while ago (originally Agon, After the Rain+), completely different program now, I had to switch it.
  15. Please note if you're subscribed to the Oct 14th or 15th performances that they need to sort out their error (I just spoke with the box office today); it's swapped on the calendar (vs. what you see when you purchase online). They're looking into it. I hope it was an error on the calendar..for everyone who assumes what they saw when they checked-out was correct (me!!)
  16. I'm talking about sitting down for the 2 hours without a mask, not "mingling". Like everyone does in restaurants, we put them back on when we're using the restroom, walking to/from the table etc.
  17. I'd like the choice of wearing it when I'm 6ft apart, outside, sitting next to someone from my own household.
  18. They are, but as an alternative you can show a negative test. I already bought my fall tickets, so I'm glad to see this because I will not be getting the vaccine.
  19. I'm glad they're accepting a negative test and not just vaccine proof. Especially considering it's outside... socially distance...with masks, honestly that's overkill, there's no risk if you're not near anyone outside. But I know this will make people feel better (I'm not one of those people, ha! But I understand not everyone thinks like I do).
  20. Do you think they're going to happen? Do you think the performers will be wearing masks? The audience have to mask up/test before entrance? I'll be honest.. I don't watch performances with masks. I just don't enjoy it. And I have unpopular views on athletes wearing masks, but I have no desire to start a debate about that.
  21. “It’s been like a great reset.” Covid has led to "a reset" in regards to dancers bodies🤔?? How did it do that?
  22. Valcanohunter I enjoyed your analysis until the bit about a dancer showing ribs wishing they would eat cheesecake...it would be no different than saying to an overweight person that they should lay off the cheesecake (we've all agreed as a society a comment like that is "fat shaming" and unacceptable, I would point you to the Jennifer Ringer Sugarplum debacle). Somehow the opposite is acceptable? I thought it was deplorable how people attacked Wendy Whelan when she shared some behind the scenes photos of her in her dressing room. Her ribs were showing, how offensive! But why? Because we assume skinny dancers have eating disorders? That's for a doctor to decide. I understand having a preference for body type, as it is a visual art after all. But do we really need to go as far as to comment on their diet?
  23. Hi- parent of a dancer here. We, as parents, are fully aware of what we're doing when we're uploading. Some people choose public on purpose, they want views & comments. SAB by no means requires it. I personally have no desire to have strangers critique my daughter.
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