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Everything posted by canbelto

  1. IMO they should accept vaccine proof. By the summer everyone who wants a vaccine should be able to get one. Vaccines are also easier to check for because of the CDC cards.
  2. This is @pherank paragraph I refer to. Again, I say this: Liam Scarlett wasn't operating on a 100 years ago timeline. We aren't retroactively applying judgment the way people are to, say, Thomas Jefferson who had an extremely 18th century worldview about slaves and women and their roles in society. Liam Scarlett lived in 2020 and was expected to conform to the norms and values of 2020. Based on his termination from multiple ballet companies for problematic behavior re: students and dancers it seems as if he struggled with this.
  3. I'm really puzzled by the "this was okay 100 years ago" arguments. The fact is, Liam Scarlett lived in 2020, not 1820. In 1820 slavery was considered moral and just but I'd like to think that not everyone in 1820 if brought up in the 21st century would have the same views.
  4. Just an observation: this seems to have become yet another culture war. People are railing about "cancel culture" and "political correctness" without knowing anything about the reasons Scarlett was dismissed from so many companies.
  5. If you read comments on FB and twitter there's a whole bunch of "he was innocent, and such a genius" talk, and also of course a bunch of "political correctness gone awry" and "cancel culture" rants.
  6. By glorifying and beatifying Mr. Scarlett, people ARE blaming the victims, whether they know it or not.
  7. The accusations at the RDB were independent of what happened at the Royal Ballet though. So that's two different companies that found problematic behavior from him.
  8. Just because there weren't criminal charges doesn't mean there wasn't behavior that merited dismissal.
  9. Johan Kobborg has: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNyE1_kg_nt/ Jovani Furlan: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNxgk-wjbvX/ Jurgita Dronina: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNyWMmWFR13/ Mara Galeazzi: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNxp9NIAkB0/ Lauren Fadeley: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNxmQQPg2Mp/
  10. Video says Ellen Shire, Elaine Comsudi.
  11. Apparently Prince Philip didn't want a big state funeral, so he's not going to get one. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/prince-philip-s-funeral-plans-released-will-lie-rest-windsor-n1263628 RIP to Prince Philip. He sure did inspire great episodes on The Crown. I always felt like their Philip episodes were the best.
  12. Jacque d'Amboise is Apollo Suzanne Farrell is Terp Gloria Govrin is Calliope Patricia Neary is Polyhymnia Karin von Aroldingen is Leto
  13. A vintage Apollo with d'Amboise and Farrell: https://www.ndr.de/orchester_chor/das_neue_werk/Strawinsky-in-Hamburg-Ballett-Apollon-musagete-1965,strawinsky160.html?fbclid=IwAR32zNP1rb6NIKecjg3Q9HCgmoVNN8yINKL91oOZ_lyd9-k57Q7s6kpCaVE
  14. A very vintage Apollo with Jacque d'Amboise, SUzanne Farrell, Gloria Govrin and Patricia Neary: https://www.ndr.de/orchester_chor/das_neue_werk/Strawinsky-in-Hamburg-Ballett-Apollon-musagete-1965,strawinsky160.html?fbclid=IwAR32zNP1rb6NIKecjg3Q9HCgmoVNN8yINKL91oOZ_lyd9-k57Q7s6kpCaVE
  15. That Emeralds was really lovely. One of the loveliest filmed performances of Emeralds I've ever seen. Misa Kuranga was beautiful.
  16. I wasn't that crazy about And the Sky is Not Cloudy All Day ...
  17. Megan's made a PSA updating us: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNDc2canpWq/ Glad she's on the mend. Get your shots.
  18. Did anyone find the aspect ratio of the video odd? It seems as if the dancers look artificially elongated.
  19. Olga Smirnova is canceling performances. She is extremely ill. https://www.instagram.com/p/CM9fnSnAiFs/ Best wishes for a full recovery.
  20. A lot of companies had to think on their feet this pandemic year. What we learned was that what we were previously told was "impossible" because of all the permissions and the unions actually became possible. I think ABT's streaming offerings have been extremely thin compared to other companies.
  21. I just didn;t think the company had enough speed and sharpness for Concerto Barocco.
  22. Balanchine was Russian, Martins was Danish, Helgi Tomasson is Icelandic, Ib Anderssen of Ballet Arizona is Danish, Angel is Spanish, Mikko Nissinen of Boston Ballet is Finnish?
  23. I saw the first program. I did not feel that Concerto Barocco was very idiomatic, although I liked Cast B better than Cast A.
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