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dirac

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  1. dirac

    Wednesday, August 11

    Roster changes at Sarasota Ballet. Kate Honea announces her departure.
  2. Atlanta Ballet hires a new executive director.
  3. dirac

    Friday, August 13

    Robert Hill is leaving Orlando Ballet.
  4. dirac

    Monday, August 9

    An arbitrator upholds New York City Ballet's refusal to pay its musicians for the period of the COVID-19 shutdown.
  5. dirac

    Tuesday, August 10

    San Francisco Ballet performs live this month.
  6. dirac

    Friday, August 6

    Charleston Ballet returns with "Dracula" and "Nutcracker."
  7. dirac

    Monday, August 16

    "And We Danced," a new multipart documentary, presents the history of Australian Ballet.
  8. dirac

    Monday, August 2

    A look at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet's summer intensive.
  9. dirac

    Friday, August 6

    Ballet Arkansas offers a series of outdoor performances.
  10. dirac

    Wednesday, August 4

    Kate Walsh Honea leaves the Sarasota Ballet after nineteen years.
  11. dirac

    Friday, August 6

    Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre gets a government grant, after complaining publicly.
  12. A story on the sexual assault lawsuit against Mitchell Taylor Button in The Daily Mail.
  13. dirac

    Thursday, August 5

    The Vail Dance Festival offers "International Evenings of Dance."
  14. An interview with James Whiteside.
  15. dirac

    Monday, August 2

    Opening night at the Vail Dance Festival.
  16. dirac

    Thursday, August 5

    A story on the sexual assault lawsuit filed against Mitchell Taylor Button.
  17. dirac

    Tuesday, August 3

    A lawsuit is filed against Mitchell Taylor Button, husband of Dusty. Related.
  18. dirac

    Sunday, August 1

    An op-ed in The Arkansas Democrat Gazette on choreography and copyrights.
  19. dirac

    Saturday, July 31

    A review of Megan Abbott's new ballet-themed novel, "The Turnout," by Suzanne Berne in The Washington Post.
  20. dirac

    Friday, July 30

    Q&A with Martha Ullman West about her new book, “Todd Bolender, Janet Reed, and the Making of American Ballet.”
  21. dirac

    Friday, July 23

    Q&A with Emily Coates.
  22. Oh, certainly not, ECat! Some of our elders would make Pazcoguin sound like Jane Austen. Not to take the thread down the side alley of Profanity Through the Ages, but to take only one example, there is reason to believe that the now almost universal use of the F-word as an intensifier and otherwise was first made commonplace by American GIs in World War II, who had a lot to be intense about (another favorite was "chickensh--;" the men had many good reasons to employ that one, too). I would expect there's a lot of it in the ballet world as well). These uses could be rather ingenious and funny. All I can tell you is that the swearwords and hyper-colloquial style did not work for me in this excerpt and made it a slog. I just hope I get a few breaks from it in the book.
  23. dirac

    Saturday, July 31

    An interview with Georgina Pazcoguin.
  24. dirac

    Friday, July 30

    A review of the National Ballet of Japan by for Bachtrack.
  25. dirac

    Wednesday, July 28

    A review of the Royal Ballet by Graham Watts for Bachtrack.
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