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  1. 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.
  2. Just saw a post on Facebook that states that the CB furloughed the dancers a week ago (9/2).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Also not ballet, but irresistible - elderly man shuffle dances with 2 elementary school-aged girls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6HWtcYXblw
  9. The Baltimore Symphony has cancelled all concerts through the end of November, though they are installing robotic cameras and will try to present some online concerts. I'm handling my semi-hermitic existence right now because of the long days and a close-by park where I can watch serious tennis players play. But I'm dreading autumn when evenings are dark and there will be nothing to do.
  10. This hardly qualifies as ballet, but it does fit under "feel good videos". A 102 year old woman sees videos of her dance performances for the first time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bktozJWbLQg&fbclid=IwAR2qf8TBv4fQTK2lC2toioNBSQ0VUWNQ4aQnhPew-5H1bqli14vhvnLRIHs
  11. The 50th anniversary celebration for Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, which was intended to be a collaboration with the Colorado Symphony, scheduled for October 30, has been cancelled (as have all the Colorado Symphony's other September and October performances).
  12. According to the Washington Post, at least 3 employees of the WB have tested positive since the gala. One is a dancer (not named in the article).
  13. According to the Washington Post, the WB will decide in August whether they can have their Nutcracker production. (Given the plodding pace of drug trials, I'm not optimistic.)
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