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aurora

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    Fan, former dancer (non-professional--studied at Joffrey and SAB)
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  1. I can certainly understand that feeling. After I quit ballet (and I was not a professional) going to the ballet hurt so much that I found I couldn't for several years. I can't imagine the profound feeling of loss after spending basically your entire life as a dancer. It would certainly be an adjustment! I'm glad she does come now though.
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    Sergei Polunin

    Someone certainly is--they were deleted back to early 2017 a few min ago, now they are deleted back to nov 2016. The bio is now quite odd as well... It is in Turkish and seems to indicate "Rich" hacked it. Rich is also now the only person Polunin's account follows.
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    Sergei Polunin

    I think he only removed the one about slapping fat people.
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    Sergei Polunin

    Many dancers have a lack of formal education, but don't have his problems with saying the wrong thing. It just isn't much of an excuse, or even a viable explanation (I don't think you were trying to excuse his behavior). He's 29 and moved to the UK at 13. He is old enough to know better, and if he doesn't understand the world outside of a soviet perspective, well that says very little for him as he's been exposed to it for most of his life.
  5. Interestingly though, if you click on her, it says no productions this season
  6. I don't think its fair to say this situation is the same with regards to those men. Lendorf has made it clear ABT is his priority, he's been out due to injury and has seemingly (social media etc) been very involved in the company nonetheless. Simkin and Hallberg are cutting back their involvement for various reasons, but they are long time company members--in Hallberg's case coming up through the company and still being very involved in company initiatives (promoting young male dancers and choreographers). The only person to whom it does apply is Bolle--but he is leaving after this season so no longer an issue.
  7. Many others see it differently. She did not, with one exception, name any other women. The people who brought the other women into it are the 3 men in question. It is their responsibility that any of this is happening, it is not Waterbury's to keep what they did to her and others quiet.
  8. The solution to that is not to give anyone the password. He did. There is still no reason for some of the insinuations.
  9. Lots of misogynists use that sort of language. See Lindsey Graham's "Slut Whore Drunk" comment . Not saying it isn't Longhitano, I have no idea (nor does anyone else here) just pointing out that this language is in no way specific to him.
  10. It has only been a year... How fast do you think redemption should happen? They get a few months vacation and boom! all is good again?
  11. The problem is not her, but the men who behaved disgustingly towards her and towards the women in the company (and the ABT dancers discussed as well). And just because other women haven't spoken up doesn't mean they don't have a problem with it. The hashtag #WhyIDidntReport is clear evidence of the many reasons women do not come forward.
  12. Also "there is nothing any school or company can do that will stop consenting adults, or minors, from having sex" is a ridiculous argument. Of course there isn't. And no law is going to stop all robberies, murders or rapes either (people are still going to do all those things!), but that doesn't mean we say OH WELL! and not have or enforce these laws.
  13. Um. what? It is not intrinsic. It is pervasive but your argument seems to be therefore that no change is needed or wanted.
  14. Destroyed overall, perhaps no. But it doesn't negate the fact he tried to, simply because she married someone who wasn't him. The fact she was able to find other, lesser, work, doesn't change the fact his behavior towards her was wrong.
  15. It is relevant to the hypothetical : "Many dancers at NYCB have been students at Columbia. If one of those dancers dated a Columbia professor who mistreated her in the same manner as Finlay allegedly mistreated Waterbury, that dancer would have a case against him, but she wouldn't have standing to sue Columbia, and try to bolster her claim by citing alleged defects in their policy on student-instructor relations." You didn't say have won a case. You said she would have no standing to sue Columbia. And considering there are similar cases (no not identical, but no two cases will ever be precisely the same) in the courts at this moment, it is incorrect to say she "wouldn't have standing to sue Columbia." Which were your exact words.
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