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SanderO

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About SanderO

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  • Birthday 05/29/1947

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    fan, avid attendee
  • City**
    NYC
  • State (US only)**, Country (Outside US only)**
    ny
  1. SanderO

    Julie Kent

    Julie Kent appears to be such a wonderful mother, dancer and human being. I like her!
  2. SanderO

    Stella Abrera

    Would it be out of bounds to simply call ABT and ask what's up?
  3. SanderO

    Stella Abrera

    I just learned of the departure of Sascha from ABT. I am sure his wife will be leaving as well. That's a real loss for NY ballet lovers. Both of them were terrific. How 'bout some good news?
  4. Is it safe to say that most ballet has been passed along by demonstration/teaching as opposed to some form or written or graphic presentation?
  5. SanderO

    Veronika Part

    But they seem to dance very differently... is that not from training?
  6. SanderO

    Veronika Part

    I think Angelica is on to something about the emphasis of the training here and in Russia. The Russians all seem to have a lot more happening above the waist so to speak, especially in the arms and hands while American trained seem to be more statue like. This is really subtle but Michelle Wiles is an example of American style and Diana Vishneva the Russian. You don't act with your legs so the upper body becomes very important for story ballet.
  7. SanderO

    Veronika Part

    I know they read this site because I discuss it with some managment there! In fact I told them I learn information about cast changes here before I read it elsewhere. BT is where it's at! I hope that Ms Part is promoted to Principal. Now that would be interesting!
  8. SanderO

    Veronika Part

    Just a point here about "news sources".. what constitutes a news source? Are blogs, such as Huffington Post a news source? Is James Wolcott's blog a new source? I am not disputing your policy of not linking to other discussions boards, but can you explain the wisdom of that policy?
  9. SanderO

    Veronika Part

    is this structure because the dancers want more freedom to perform with other companies and the companies can't foster a collection of principal and soloist dancers who only work with one company? Opera singers free lance and I have no real sense than the power of the Met is to organize and mount elaborate productions from lots of "free lance" talent. Is ballet following this path?
  10. SanderO

    Veronika Part

    Oh that's brilliant. I think they would look great together.
  11. SanderO

    Veronika Part

    It is so hard to speculate on these things when all you have is press reports. However, it appears that she is a dancer who had an expectation of "advancement" and wanted to dance principal roles and be challenged to improve. Obviously her move to NYC was very stressful for her as far as adapting to the language and culture and it appears that this too may have contributed to her being less than thrilled about being with ABT. I don't know that the ABT cares about smoothing the way for foreigners who they enlist to dance with respect to culture and language and so forth, but ignoring these t
  12. It's a crazy question because it goes to what we each find beautiful as well as what the conventional wisdom on the subject is. I find many ballerinas stunning so it's hard to choose and why bother... we are blessed to have so many beauties with such talent and dedication to thrill us on stage. The one who is dancing at the moment is the most beautiful!
  13. I saw this and thought it was quite stunning: http://www.dance.net/topic/4762510/1/Balle...th-Bolshoi.html Any word about when Ms Seminova might appear on a New York stage?
  14. There was some nudity at the end of the online video clip where several dancers are upside down... with their full skirts covering their upper body and their legs spread wide apart exposing their naked genitalia facing skyward ( I believe some were men in drag... but the clip is quite small)... in an almost obscene/provocative and "suggestive" manner. Having seen that clip... I wouldn't waste my time in going to a performance... I saw enough.
  15. I visited the link of Julie Atlas Muz and only saw irreverence.. the poking of fun at stereotypes and cultural icons. Someone has to do it, and few have the interest or the guts. She does. I was mostly bored, not outraged and found it not very interesting nor aesthetically pleasing. Society and culture is built on a somewhat rigid structure of "meanings" and it is not especially difficult to identify them and use them for parody... essentially exploding the myth of meaning. Hey look ma... we made up all these myths and we all accept without question. However, we can't build a society or
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