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  1. Found this article from 2017, saying that he will step down from Vail: Woetzel
  2. I was in Vail for a number of days over the first week, so through the International Evenings. Saw three performances and one rehearsal. No mention was made about Woetzel leaving (though I thought it had been announced quite some time ago). He was very present and involved, so one had no indication that there was any succession planning going on. I did see "Suite of Dances" btw - both in rehearsal and in the International Evening II.
  3. off topic a bit, but I found this news interesting in light of the NBOC dancers going to ENB. Shale Wagman, winner of this year's Prix de Lausanne, has taken a corps contract at ENB: Canadian dancer goes to ENB
  4. I wish both these dancers well, and will miss seeing them onstage in Toronto. I don't know why the company didn't announce these moves along with the promotions, as they normally do. It's been my great pleasure to watch Robert Stephen perform since he was a student at the National Ballet School, and I'm so glad that I got to see his cast in "Men in Black" this past Sunday. I am incredibly sad that to learn that he is leaving the company.
  5. Tedaldi is a wonderfully talented dancer. No less so in my view than the two who were promoted. His height is similar to theirs as well. He and Campbell joined the company the same year; Frola the following year. I actually haven't seen much of Frola in a leading role (that blasted Sunday matinee again), but his photo appears often in publicity material and he has been getting some nice casting in the last season and a bit so obviously KK et al liked him. Would be interesting to know whether the ENB contract came before he was given principal status with NBOC.
  6. Thank you kbarber. I hadn't seen this anywhere official as yet, just found this link: https://www.broadwayworld.com/toronto/article/Skylar-Campbell-And-Francesco-Gabriele-Frola-Promoted-To-Principal-Dancer-at-the-National-Ballet-of-Canada-20180618 I've heard about a dancer leaving the company, but have yet to see anything about that news officially.
  7. posted this afternoon on NBOC instagram: nationalballet2018/19 Promotions: Congratulations to Skylar Campbell and Francesco Gabriele Frola on being promoted to Principal Dancer. nationalballet2018/19 Promotions: Jack Bertinshaw will be promoted to First Soloist. nationalballet2018/19 Promotions: Congratulations to Christopher Gerty, Spencer Hack and Miyoko Koyasu who will be promoted to Second Soloist.
  8. If memory serves, the gala is tonight. Historically promotions are announced just after the gala. Predictions anyone?
  9. mom2

    2017-18 season

    I agree with you both about the Shanghai segment. It made me feel quite uncomfortable, to be honest, and the dancers actually looked a bit uncomfortable themselves.
  10. mom2

    2017-18 season

    correction: there were several corps members who danced in the ensemble roles. These dancers included: Jeannine Haller, Miyoko Koyasu, Meghan Pugh, Kota Sato, and Calley Skalnik.
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    2017-18 season

    I've only read one of the reviews (Globe and Mail). My reaction was similar to that review. The concept of mixed media that was used is quite interesting, and I'm sure has lots of potential. There were some moments that I really did enjoy. Overall however the work was far too long. Two hours with no intermission. It was presented in little stories or chapters, the way you might see in film. Most of these could have been shortened quite significantly - especially the ones with no specific theme (e.g., "lines"). About 3/4 of the way through the curtain came down and the house lights went up slightly. We were informed that there was an unexpected delay due to technical difficulties. Say WHAT? Some audience members left at this point. Others had trouble making it through such a long performance, and had to excuse themselves and return (which of course is disruptive for the rest of us). There was only one cast for this work, and from what I can tell no corps members had roles. Will have to double check that. Odd I thought that there was only one cast - well as it turns out there is very little actual dancing, so I guess the need for rest between shows is mitigated significantly. Please NBOC do not bring this back for another season. Put it on film - a nice CBC special perhaps.
  12. mom2

    2017-18 season

    Has anyone else seen Frame By Frame? I attended the matinee today.
  13. mom2

    Binet Allegations

    Blackcurrant - they are likely good friends, I don't know that I'd read anymore into it. They were both at the school around the same time, perhaps even danced together during some of those years (I mention this only as both are tall; Binet is a few years older however if I remember correctly, so I really don't know if they actually would have had classes or performances together back then). She was in the first cast for his piece "The Dreamers Ever Leave You" for the company. My experience as a mom of a dancer is that it's not uncommon for small groups within a company to become quite friendly, and even to vacation together. Certainly there are advantages and disadvantages to these close friendships within a working environment, but I don't think the world of dance is unique to that...
  14. mom2

    Binet Allegations

    Found this article, noting that Binet Senior completed his term on the Board in October 2017, after 6 seasons: https://www.broadwayworld.com/toronto/article/The-National-Ballet-Of-Canada-Posts-Surplus-For-Eighth-Consecutive-Season-20171026 The programme for Sleeping Beauty still has him listed on the cabinet for the Soaring Campaign, but he is no longer listed as such on the NBOC website as others have mentioned. This link is more of a professional bio, and mentions his involvement with the Board of both the National Ballet School and NBOC. https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=8075066&privcapId=515275
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    Binet Allegations

    JumpFrog - I have handy the two programmes from March 4 and March 11. As of March 11 Binet Sr. was still listed under the "Soaring" campaign. They must have had these printed before things started coming off the website. I'll see if I can take some time over the next couple of days to compare what's in the programme and what's online. Last week you'll recall that I did do that and he was still listed on the company website (Binet Sr.). Is someone from NBOC lurking here, perhaps?
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