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  1. I tried accessing the Supreme Court document online - it said that the document is not available for public viewing at this time. FauxPas, I assume you were able to access it?
  2. Found this article from 2011, which notes that the company was in the process of developing a social media policy. The article gives some examples of things that the company wouldn't want dancers to do. NCYB social media policy from WSJ 2011
  3. If memory serves, NYCB did develop a social media policy for the dancers a number of years ago. Given this, it's possible that posts with derogatory comments regarding management or other company staff members could result in disciplinary action such as termination (though I would assume termination would be after other steps are taken).
  4. He was supposed to perform in Vail earlier this month (as per the big glossy program), but did not. I assumed that this was a result of injury, but no announcement was made. (Misty Copeland was to have performed on Friday August 3, but it was announced that night that she was ill and would not be dancing). I hope Mr. Lendorf is well.
  5. Found this article from 2017, saying that he will step down from Vail: Woetzel
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. If memory serves, the gala is tonight. Historically promotions are announced just after the gala. Predictions anyone?
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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 light
  16. Has anyone else seen Frame By Frame? I attended the matinee today.
  17. 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
  18. 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/researc
  19. 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?
  20. I just used Saye as an example. They could have used Ebe with Nan Yu I think (though I have trouble judging height beyond tall/short from the audience). I was happy to see Ebe dance Bluebird - he was pretty perfect I must say - but it made me wonder why he was doing Bluebird and Jiang the Prince. According to the program, Ebe has two performances as the Prince, with two different Auroras. Lobsonova was to debut on the 13th, so today - did they change the dates from the program? Another note - I had noticed Sephesihle November the week before at the mixed program - wondered who he was.
  21. Saw Sleeping Beauty yesterday (Sunday March 11). A few notes/observations: * once again there were a number of changes to ladies' casting. Couldn't follow everything, but it would seem that Ms. Fischer didn't dance yesterday, so changes were made around her. This impacted the Variations in the First Act in particular. One of the cast who danced but wasn't on the program for that performance was Elena Lobsanova; she did not look happy. Who knows if this had anything at all to do with casting - she just didn't seem herself or look as happy/content as she usually does onstage * Aur
  22. Curiouser and curiouser. Fitting, as the company is doing Alice again next season it appears...
  23. Very nice sleuthing! My thoughts would be something along the lines of: 1) young Binet is very lucky, both in terms of family connection and the wonderfully talented dancers who he gets to work with. 2) There are other quite talented dancer/choreographers in Toronto who do not have the advantages mentioned in 1). A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to see a piece of Robert Binet's performed by NBOC dancers at the end of the summer program. The other choreographer that year was a woman with many years of experience; no NBOC dancers were in her piece, and only NBOC dancers in
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