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mom2

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  1. The school now has its own syllabus. That said, the teacher training program does prepare candidates to teach Cecchetti and/or RAD. As a subscriber for many years I would have to say that my observation has been that in recent years more Apprentices/First year corps are taken from schools other than NBS. I've no idea why, other than the company is truly searching for the best talent and fit for the company. Just doing a quick look - of the current corps of 26, 10 identified has having had some training at NBS. Of the 13 principals, 6 were associated with NBS.
  2. I received an e-mail from the Company about retirements and promotions, but didn't see anything about leavers. Can you give a link naomikage? Curious to see where they are going. In terms of the racial issue - following the Dance Magazine article I linked to above, Mr. Rose did post that he had a positive meeting with the company - so that was good. Next, Dance Magazine did a follow-up article, interviewing Ms. Daumec and and quoting Mr. Rose - it seemed as though they had interviewed Mr. Rose as well.... Not exactly. He called out the publication on his Instagram feed. Subsequently
  3. Yesterday a family member pointed me to the instagram feed of company dancer Nicholas Rose. See his instagram via link below, from a Dance Magazine article: Nicholas Rose and other dancers on racism Lately his posts have been quite critical of the way the ballet world in general treats dancers of colour, and he specifically criticizes individual staff and leadership of NBOC. To say that I was very saddened to hear what he had to say is an understatement; and I hope that the company pays attention.
  4. I wandered over to the NBOC website the other day and read that the remainder of the season had been cancelled. Although I've been a subscriber for over 20 years I did not receive notification of this via e-mail. The company also messed up with notifying me of the March cancellations (sent the notice to an old e-mail address), which I subsequently clarified via telephone and the member portion of the website - so I really don't understand why they can't get my e-mail correct. Perhaps they've downsized office staff at this time. If this is the case, perhaps they should make that public and
  5. I braved the crowds for the Santa Claus parade today and went to the ballet. Has anyone else here seen this program? I enjoyed the Balanchine piece - new in NBOC's rep. Heather Ogden and Harrison James danced the leads - nice to be able to see them for a Sunday matinee. I should point out that Chaconne runs 30 minutes. Binet's piece in contrast was 73 minutes. In my view, 73 minutes for that work was way too much. I could see 15-20 minutes, which would mean losing some of the random bits (such as the "kitchen" scene and the silly receptionists of the Underworld). I understand
  6. Very nice statement from Baryshnikov. Re the dancers on pavement - I also had some thoughts of 😲. That said, I think they did make a significant statement and I was moved by all the dancers who came at such an early hour, demonstrated such skill and determination/dedication.
  7. Did anyone see Robert Binet's "Dialogue Dances"? I've seen some of his creations in Toronto; wonder how the work comes across to a New York audience. Not sure which program this was in. Dancers included Xiao Nan Yu (NBOC Principal Dancer who retired following the performance), Hannah Fischer, Skylar Campbell and Spencer Hack.
  8. Congratulations to Skylar Campbell and Jacklyn Oakley who were married yesterday In Los Angeles (per Mr Campbell’s instagram). Very best wishes for a long and happy life together.
  9. Thanks for this. Good for him - I think it's nice when dancers broaden their horizons (though I have missed Robert Stephen and Dylan Tedaldi this season).
  10. I thought Saye did well in the roles I saw him in this season. I've been watching him since he was an Apprentice - has certainly come a long way. In other news, I see on Felix Paquet's twitter that he is going to dance in Hamburg. I've not seen anything from NBOC indicating that he is leaving the company - has anyone else seen news?
  11. I was also there this evening. Agree about Siphe November, but I would add that Felix Paquet really shone in that piece as well. He is getting more opportunities this season, which I think is a good thing. I first saw him in Banff, summer a few years ago. I also would say that Sonia Rodriguez continues to amaze me with the depth and breath of her skills. (did notice her husband in the house tonight, with two boys I assumed to be their kids. Nice to see the family out - in the past I've only ever seen him at shows). I admit there was a lot I don't think I "got" - but the dancing spok
  12. Looking at the cast list I think I would add Stephanie Hutchison, Calley Skalnik, Selene Guerrero-Truijillo (though perhaps I am mis-remembering this person), Kathryn Hosier, and Giorgio Galli. Some of the others I am less sure of.
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