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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. My pleasure! I'd argue (not to nitpick!) that she's having more than a moment. That at this point, she is firmly considered one of the "greats" in "the canon." Of course these things can and do shift over time, but her work is superb. The major Met show on her and her (far inferior) father was held all the way back in 2002! https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2002/orazio-and-artemisia-gentileschi For those who are interested, a recent (affordable! not a given for art history tomes) book is that of noted feminist art historian Mary Garrard: https://www.amazon.com/Artemisia-Gentileschi-Feminism-Modern-Renaissance/dp/1789142024/ref=pd_lpo_2?pd_rd_i=1789142024&psc=1 The story of her rape and the subsequent trial has sometimes overshadowed her remarkable work, but that shouldn't be the case!
  2. Times have fortunately changed! More than half of the current authors/editors of Janson's are women. One of them (Frima Fox Hofrichter) is a specialist on the important dutch baroque artist Judith Leyster. For more on Leyster: https://www.nga.gov/collection/artist-info.1485.html Artemisia Gentileschi, who features prominently in the exhibition I mentioned earlier at the Wadsworth, is now featured in all of the major art history survey texts: Gardner and Stokstad, as well as Janson.
  3. A current exhibition putting contemporary artist Jenny Saville into conversation with Renaissance masters in Florence: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/08/arts/design/jenny-saville-florence.html
  4. There is currently a major exhibition on Early Modern women artists a the Wadsworth Athenaeum: https://www.thewadsworth.org/explore/on-view/byherhand/ see also https://www.courant.com/ctnow/arts-theater/hc-ctnow-wadsworth-italian-woman-artists-20211007-aehxcipm4zflrkw4ztyag4qenu-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1ijJqYAFQqIHm7atuP9cLVzlCvwoTxpHOWcR0HOuYm8lo3AAtNYHxFlzU
  5. Hung Liu was a prominent Chinese-American female artist who died just a few months ago: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/22/arts/hung-liu-artist-dead.html
  6. They are under "Stories", not posts (he hasn't updated those in 6 days or so). Edit: Sorry for the redundancy, I missed California's response above!
  7. And yet the evidence indicates that wearing masks do help keep us safe, even, to a degree, if not everyone is wearing them: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/well/live/covid-masks-protect.html?smtyp=cur&smid=fb-nytimes&fbclid=IwAR23D6g2hGb5cqjkdXEaF84LP6Hv_j7RHTbrP12Wug3TPqFK1QZ4QbAdnnU
  8. I'd assume Skylar Brandt will dance it. And I agree those you mentioned are definites. I'm not sure, however, that they would only have 3 casts. When they did Giselle in DC in Feb 2020 there were 7 performances and 7 different Giselles scheduled: Hee Seo, Boylston, Abrerra, Brandt, Lane, Murphy and Copeland (who had to cancel and was replaced by Brandt) were all scheduled.
  9. An obituary for Katherine has appeared in the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/16/books/katherine-barber-dead.html
  10. My friends thought that too. They got Covid from mingling with people unmasked outside. The new variants (prevalent in NY now) are much more contagious.
  11. Dirac, that doesn't seem to be what happened with the Royal Danish Ballet, however. Which seems to have been the final straw for him. They had his work on their schedule until this last week, and it was their investigation into his behavior as a guest with them in 2018-19 (I believe) that led to the decision to cancel his piece.
  12. Up until a day or two, however, it was in her written bio.
  13. Not for me: Sarah Lane Faith, Family, Friends, Health, Art, Nature🙌🏻 Married to @luisribagorda Our two fur babies @cora_maya_ribagorda
  14. Photographing your gf having sex without her knowledge and disseminating that footage is a bit more than "going on a date and acting like a pig."
  15. The version at the Met is actually not a copy. It is a preliminary full scale plaster model marked up with a grid for transfer to the final work in marble.
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