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YouOverThere

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    (unsophisticated) fan
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    Arlington
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  1. Based on what Dr. Fauci said in an interview with fivethirtyeight.com this week, I wouldn't be surprised if the next ballet that most of us attend will feature dancing rodents.
  2. The vaccination program in the US is off to a rather inauspicious start. The supposed goal was to give the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine to 20 million people by the end of December, but the current rate is only 110,000 per day. I'm giving up hope that the Washington Ballet will be able to put on Swan Lake in May.
  3. The Kennedy Center has cancelled all performances through April. This includes the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre programs.
  4. The Colorado Symphony has just cancelled its entire season. Tick..Tick..Tick
  5. I think that the big concern is that companies won't be able to continue paying the dancers so many of the dancers will move on to other careers. My worry is that when performances start up again that companies will not have a full roster of professional dancers.
  6. So has the Baltimore Symphony (in what was supposed to be Marin Alsop's final year as Music Director ).
  7. Larry Nassar, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, O.J. Simpson. The list of white men who have gotten away with rape and murder is endless.
  8. It is my understanding that "furloughed" is equivalent to "laid off" in regards to unemployment compensation (including whatever amount the federal govt. will kick in if they ever get another relief package passed) just about everywhere in the USA. Both are involuntary terminations that are not the result of inadequate performance or malfeasance. $3 million is pretty ambitious for Denver.
  9. Just saw a post on Facebook that states that the CB furloughed the dancers a week ago (9/2).
  10. Unfortunately, it would be impractical to test an entire audience. Hydroxychloroquine worked well in a laboratory setting, but not so great in the field. Of course, the laboratory setting consisted of treating cells taken from green monkeys rather than from humans.
  11. If terahertz spectroscopy pans out, companies should at least be able to resume rehearsals since it will be physically possible and apparently economically feasible to test every dancer before every rehearsal.
  12. There was a brief article by Tracy Jones on the Facebook page of the American Guild of Musical Artists. In it, she mentions that her retirement decision was "partially made" for her by 2 knee surgeries.
  13. A group in Israel has developed a breathalyzer test that gives results in about half a minute, and they're hoping to have it mass produced in India. However, they're only claiming "better than 90 percent accuracy", which might not be accurate enough for people who work very close together.
  14. The Kennedy Center is hoping to salvage a dance season, with Alvin Ailey currently scheduled in February, NYCB in March (A Midsummer Night's Dream), ABT in April (Don Quixote), and Paul Taylor in May. In addition, the Washington Ballet is still hoping to perform Swan Lake at the Kennedy Center in May.
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