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  1. Thank you for your kind comments- I write when I get overwhelming thoughts. I'm not sure if it helps at this point, but I've been told by so many people (with various struggles) that's journaling helps, so I'm trying it.
  2. I have an eating disorder. I've been to a treatment center. You could never guess by looking at someone who has an eating disorder (gender, weight, job). It's a debilitating mental illness.
  3. We're just so used to seeing underweight dancers that an average sized one appears, "fat". The confusion and ignorance is understandable.
  4. I neglected to mention Mejia. A highlight of the evening! I think I audibly gasped at his first solo portion, I was so blown away by his jumps.
  5. My first time seeing any of the ballets that were on the program last night. I was surprised at how much I loved La Valse- kept me entertained- but I didn't know the story, so to me it was very exciting and the costumes were gorgeous. I loved how Tiler danced effortlessy- and silently. I love pointe work, and she doesn't make a sound, which I know is extremely difficult. I love the nude look in After the Rain, the aesthetics of the piece were more interesting to me than the actual dancing. Agon...I expected more...energy? Chemistry between the dancers on stage? I don't know... I still enjoyed it and didn't want it to end.
  6. Tiler dancing tonight: https://www.instagram.com/p/CVA9PMiFdpy/?utm_medium=copy_link
  7. Hey now, I've never seen After the Rain! Let us newbies enjoy it before suggesting they dump it 😆 I'll be seeing it Thursday (Unity debut I believe?)
  8. Just stick a sandwich in your purse, they're not checking! I'm bringing my own coffee this week. Their coffee is gross, and I can usually drink any black coffee.
  9. My first time seeing Serenade last night and I was sad that I wouldn't be seeing it again anytime soon. It was such a moving piece. I loved the chemistry between Sterling-Bouder-Lecrone. I'm glad they avoided intermission crowds at the bathrooms to have crowds at the bathrooms after the show, lol. Thanks to whomever politely told the person sitting next to me to stop recording the performance with her brightly lit phone. I was too chicken to say anything.
  10. Any idea how I'm supposed to prove my minor daughter's identity..she doesn't have a photo ID.
  11. There any number of things that are ridiculous when it comes to masking... I have children in school so... Let's just say I think the goal when it comes to mask rules is more about *feeling* relatively safe, than actually being safe. But at the same time let's remember with the 100% vaccine rate in the theater, everyone actually is safe. Question: are the "pauses" enough time to use the restroom?
  12. I'm a ballet fan and especially a fan of NYCB, so much so that I drive my daughter out of state every day to train with one of the teachers in this documentary. The students learning from them do not realize how fortunate they are. To them it's just what they're used to...but to hear "Balanchine told me/us..." on a regular basis; that's invaluable.
  13. Is this her second time? I thought she had it in 2020.
  14. Wow, being unfamiliar with most of this story (besides the ballet company falling apart), this is a thrilling murder mystery...too bad it's not fictional.
  15. Only performers 12+; 12& under allowed in audience (Nutcracker only) with negative test.
  16. I'll be asking for a refund if I show up to NYCB and the dancers are masked. Not kidding. I have to travel and pay a lot to go, I'm not paying to watch masked dancers. I also think it's unfair and somewhat dangerous to the dancers. They get extremely out of breath as it is.
  17. Ok..so it's not true for your area. This is how it works in my state.
  18. For school the religious exemption is a simple form. No one questions parents decisions and no explanation is needed.
  19. Started it today, the first line of the first chapter had me hooked. She doesn't hold back and I like that. Authentic writing.
  20. 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.
  21. What does she gain from lying? She has to go back to work with these people, she's risking a lot.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Oops this got posted when I was mid writing and my phone died...tried to delete...
  25. 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.
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