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  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. How wonderful, congrats to her and her family!
  4. I don't think people are drawn to this because of gender, but simply because it's something "new", and media likes to make a big deal out of "innovation" in art. But really there's nothing special here (any more than any other talented dancer). If males wanted to train their bodies to have lean muscles to look more feminine, they could. But they're busy lifting weights to be able to gracefully lift females over their heads. Can they do both? Maybe...but focusing in on either traditional male or female roles exclusively will only make you better in those roles. Hope I didn't say anything offensive.
  5. Ok thank you hopefully I get an email about this. After I saw her in Mozartiana I was looking forward to seeing her more; I'd love to see her last performance.
  6. Hi- maybe someone can answer this for me. How do I purchase a ticket to Maria Kowroski's farewell performance? It wasn't an option when I purchased a subscription. Will this only be available when single tickets go on sale? Or was it sold out already? Thank you.
  7. Too often, males do not report domestic violence simply because they are male, and can "take it". These new reports sadden me. The whole thing is a mess.
  8. If you have a daughter who's a female ballet student you see Kathryn Morgan's video in a different light. These body conversations are 100% necessary. Never before have ballet students had to grow up with a constant barrage of images and videos on social media of "instafamous" young dancers who showcase everything they're not. If you could hear the chatter in ballet studios..these girls are never happy with themselves. Everything they do is not good enough (to them). Kathryn Morgan is a godsend for these girls.
  9. Interesting to read everyone's reviews; here and elsewhere: https://aballeteducation.com/2020/05/12/abts-together-tonight/
  10. Oops- I see this information was already posted on this thread (Pfizer vaccine) Deleting...
  11. What is Ramasar going to do about this, realistically? I don't think any of these details matter. What she said, what protesters say etc. He doesn't want the attention. If he makes a move it puts the old story back in the news. That's probably why Maxwell made a statement and he remained silent.
  12. I don't think she's making the distinction between revenge and justice. They're one in the same to her. I don't blame her. I would want the same.
  13. I'm so sorry. I have young children. I would be mortified if my kids were acting up and would leave immediately if they were causing a distraction. The worst thing I've done at the Koch is accidentally dropped an empty bottle of soda from the top row and it very loudly toppled down while the person sitting next to be started giggling. It was during a very quiet moment of the ballet and I was so embarrassed.
  14. Her IG: https://instagram.com/alexandra_waterbury?igshid=5qj7habr53r1 She received a positive comment on one of her posts from Natalie Portman! She must be loving that.
  15. She doesn't have to answer for it. She's not required to regulate other people's emotions.
  16. At our local company someone left the performance of The Little Mermaid because they thought it would be a musical based on the Disney movie 🙄. Some people are just completely clueless.
  17. Um, how cute is this human being. I want a leotard and I don't even dance.
  18. Reichlen was perfection when I saw her in Balanchine's Swan Lake. Would love to see her in Martin's to compare.
  19. Yes...and in fact she was quite vocal with several f-bombs in her Instagram story that she was happy he disappeared and lost his job. I didn't sense any forgiveness in her speech.
  20. Does that even mean anything? The 25K? I'm not sure how these online petitions work.
  21. I was thinking the same. Many other grown adults as well; politicians/celebrities, fight via Twitter.
  22. Call it whatever you want, she posted their IG names in her post. I have comments about this on the dedicated thread, so I won't go down this tangent.
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