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aurora

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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. An obituary for Katherine has appeared in the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/16/books/katherine-barber-dead.html
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Up until a day or two, however, it was in her written bio.
  7. Not for me: Sarah Lane Faith, Family, Friends, Health, Art, Nature🙌🏻 Married to @luisribagorda Our two fur babies @cora_maya_ribagorda
  8. 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."
  9. 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.
  10. my feeling about a lot of things these days.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Update (from a story on her IG): They are having a girl!
  14. 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!!!!!
  15. 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 optimistic that these dancers will all, likewise, grow into their new roles
  16. 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!
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Exactly--if you are citing someone's viewpoint in a way that indicates you agree with them, it behooves you to know what sort of person they are.
  22. It is not public knowledge. It is clear, however, that some sort of falling out happened, based on their social media (lack of ) interactions, in addition to the not being cast together, even for events like his 20th anniversary celebration where he'd have had a major say in who his partners were.
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