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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
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  1. I saw the film yesterday. Huge dissappointment. It feels like a grander, augmented cinematic version of a gossip History Channel episode. Very unrealistic feeling. The ballet sequences also felt out of place, never masking the fact of being a portray of contemporary dancers doing contemporary movements in period clothing. It was a bit boring, IMO.
  2. I'm no dancer, but I believe the answer to your question is the tutu's age and shape. The "pancake" tutu's front tends to droop after years of usage, particularly if they are big, low waisted and bouncy. Those other types made of crispy layers of tulle, up high in the ballerina's torso, and so favored by the Soviets back in the days are a totally different story, as well as the bell shaped "new-old" ones we see in the recent reconstructions.
  3. Oh Lord...ABT is getting thinner and thinner...😒
  4. Ok...so it then becomes a matter of "Do I sleep with him and get the job or not ..?"
  5. I always have a problem with the consensual part of all this affairs of sexual harassment. There's always the option to say "No" to an attempt at someone trying to jump on one's bed. And many times the attempts are consensually reciprocated and later on called harassment. I find that very wrong .
  6. From the best real source. Mme Markova. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=546493822457746&id=283641878320565
  7. Revisiting. As always...an anguished scream that keeps lacerating one's soul, and even more now ..when antisemitism rises its poisonous head once again. "Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky. Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith for ever. Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes. Never shall I forget those things, even were I condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never. From "Night" by Elie Wiesel. #NeverAgain ✡️
  8. We had her "Calamity Jane" record at home when I was a kid, and my mom loved her films. Another icon from a long gone era has been lost. RIP Doris Day. https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/doris-day-dead-at-97
  9. She gave many of us so much joy and uniqueness. Once in a while one sees that precious gem of a woman who steps out of the mere academical concept of "dancer" to be a full fledged "ballerina". And Jeanette Delgado IS a wonderful ballerina. We'll miss that million dollar smile too. MERDE IN YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVORS, MRS DELGADO!
  10. cubanmiamiboy

    Kathryn Morgan

    Ok people. I'll be reporting. We all know she will be under a microscope. If anything, I believe she'll benefit from the general atmosphere of MCB, where mutual help, camaraderie and lack of drama has been the norm for years. MERDE to you, Kathryn! Edited to add: MCB has never been a "stick thin" ballerinas company, nor tall ones. She will fit right in, aesthetically speaking.
  11. That might be the case, and I'd curious to see how the Imperial production of the ballet looked like. But the disconnection between the two acts is too visible, unlike every other Petipa ballet where the main couple always dances the grand pas. Hyppolyta and Theseus make a very brief showing in act I...not enough to fully connect it to act II. And then they don't even have a pas of their own! And the unnamed couple which takes over the meatiest dancing part of the act..too strange.
  12. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1519448898187212&id=10244171089
  13. Actually...for a while now, and after seeing countless stagings, I now look at Gamzatti and Solor when Nikiya dies, and same with Giselle...I try to look into other characters around, like Hilarion. The fact that some of these trouble makers are portrayed quite different from dancer to dancer makes such climaxed moments like those very interesting to watch...
  14. Very interesting article. Misty Copeland, again, is brought into it from her famous position....
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