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  1. The important item is that he graduated from the SAB in 2008. I can't help but wonder if these retirements are pandemic-inspired. I've been optimistic for a while that arts companies can run a normal schedule in the fall, but I'm growing increasing skeptical now due to the slowdown in the vaccination rate in the US and the low vaccination rate in other countries, and maybe they felt the same way.
  2. I was correct, at least about Ms. Buchanan. It's only been 12 years since she joined the CB studio company.
  3. The Colorado Ballet had a post on Facebook today that stated So it looks like the CB is losing 2 important members. They seem a little young for retirement, especially Ms. Buchanan, but I am past the age at which time starts accelerating (I can't believe that I've been exiled from Colorado for 8 years), so they may have been there longer than I perceive.
  4. I'm in half decent shape (25-30 minute run every other day) and I find it difficult to breathe after walking up the 80 stairs to my apartment if I'm wearing a mask. I don't see how dancers can go all-out while wearing masks.
  5. I haven't seen a statement from the Washington Ballet, but given that the Kennedy Center has announced that it has cancelled all performances through the summer it's a pretty safe assumption that the WB's presentation of Swan Lake is not going to take place. The WB still has its season-ending program of new works listed on its website but the venue and exact dates are listed as "TBA".
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. The Colorado Symphony has just cancelled its entire season. Tick..Tick..Tick
  10. 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.
  11. So has the Baltimore Symphony (in what was supposed to be Marin Alsop's final year as Music Director ).
  12. Larry Nassar, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, O.J. Simpson. The list of white men who have gotten away with rape and murder is endless.
  13. 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.
  14. Just saw a post on Facebook that states that the CB furloughed the dancers a week ago (9/2).
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