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  1. Thank you so much for this, volcanohunter. I would have missed it otherwise.
  2. dirac

    Friday, July 3

    Q&A with Benedicte Bemet of the Australian Ballet.
  3. "The Heiress" holds up really well and de Havilland is wonderful in it, leading a great cast. I also like the Carol Burnett parody, "The Lady Heir."
  4. dirac

    Friday, July 3

    Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside dance to Lady Gaga on Instagram.
  5. dirac

    Wednesday, July 1

    A review of Smuin Contemporary Ballet by Heather Desaulniers for DanceTabs.
  6. dirac

    Tuesday, June 23

    Silas Farley announces his retirement.
  7. dirac

    Wednesday, July 1

    A look at the potential consequences for companies of "Nutcracker" cancellations by Sarah L. Kaufman in The Washington Post.
  8. dirac

    Tuesday, July 30

    An interview with Carlos Acosta.
  9. dirac

    Thursday, July 2

    Helen Pickett makes new pieces for Boston Ballet dancers on furlough.
  10. dirac

    Wednesday, July 1

    A review of the Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet's third concert by Jann Parry for DanceTabs.
  11. dirac

    Thursday, July 2

    The Joburg Ballet releases "The Corona Suite."
  12. Many happy returns, one hopes. Nice pix with this article. Photo gallery, with one picture amusingly mistitled "De Havilland at the Gone with the Wind premiere in 1967."
  13. Beautifully said, Dale. The original demis were Victoria Hall, Jerri Kumery, Nina Fedorova, and Susan Freedman. I looked for their names in the listing of company members in the end credits and they were all there, although I'm not familiar enough with them to identify them in the video, although I thought I saw Fedorova.
  14. For a split second I thought it was Messmer. Wishful thinking, no disrespect to CInquemani intended. I wish they would get rid of those awful de la Renta frocks. Those shapeless schmatte things make the girls look forty, and the others don't look much better. (I do rather enjoy the floofy scarlet number for "Forget Domani.")
  15. I am so, so sorry to hear this. Thanks to rg for passing on this sad news and to Jay Rogoff for his wonderful post. BR seemed to be going forward wonderfully under Mr. Hoshino's editorship and I miss it already. My condolences to Mr. Hoshino's loved ones and friends.
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