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aurora

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    Fan, former dancer (non-professional--studied at Joffrey and SAB)
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  1. my feeling about a lot of things these days.
  2. Agreed. I just thought that she'd want to do so fairly speedily. It's been over a week. I'm sure you are right though--it is the only reasonable explanation.
  3. It seems so strange that she hasn't addressed it at all on her social media by now. She's been posting, but not on this, and her info still has her as a principal at ABT. I understand wanting to process things in ones own time, so I don't meant this as a criticism, she owes us nothing. I just think it is somewhat surprising she wouldn't want to get something out there.
  4. Update (from a story on her IG): They are having a girl!
  5. What would make for an interesting new Don Q? (Not being sarcastic, I'm curious!) I really enjoy the current one, I have to say, but I'd be thrilled to pieces if they got rid of those horrible 1980s heavy metal/hair band gypsy costumes. They are the WORST!!!!!
  6. I think "time will tell" is often the case with promotions. There were dancers in the past promoted to principal who sadly never fully fulfilled their seeming potential (in my opinion, Michelle Wiles was a dancer who notably stagnated). But I think it is worth remembering that when promoted, not all of those greats you mentioned had the emotional range and weight they eventually developed either. This is certainly the case with David (and not meant at ALL as a knock on him, he's one of my absolute favorites), but he grew and matured as a principal, as indeed have many others. I am optimis
  7. Indeed they are! I'm so happy for all them! Skylar and Cassie, in particular have been favorites of mine for years and it is great to see such hard work rewarded. But I'm thrilled for all of them. It is such a wonderful surprise given the lack of a season this year. I'd also add Gabe Stone Shayer, who I'd hoped would be promoted several seasons ago, but then was sidelined by injury (which I saw happen on stage). He's been waiting for this for quite some time. Bravi to all of them!
  8. A bit off topic, but CAA has not cancelled their annual meeting. At this point they are making it a blended format, to incorporate online presentations, but hope to still have an in-person element, depending of course on the course of the pandemic https://www.collegeart.org/news/2020/07/16/an-update-on-the-2021-annual-conference/?fbclid=IwAR2NZly-HHA2h9QEpSaJPQ1x9z3lNz_0g3NOhACDUB0udpMRkTbxYmihZx0
  9. And Julie Kent of course (I don't see that mentioned in this thread--sorry if this is repeating information). It wasn't clear to me in the WaPo article if she is included in that three or is in addition to them.
  10. I wouldn't assume that is what it means really, although the question of whether she would have delayed her retirement does suggest it. No one knows what the fall will bring. I suspect that it is quite likely that season will also be cancelled, so it would be foolhardy to plan on a retirement show then, only to have the repeated disappointment of that being cancelled too.
  11. They still do. Saturday afternoons on WQXR. Been running since December 25, 1931!
  12. It doesn't seem to be there.
  13. and there is literally no evidence that Brandt's family money has at all influenced casting, as in the Balanchine case and as some people (not you Canbelto) have insinuated.
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