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  1. Oh. It was easy and it worked. Thanks. Maybe now more people will see it. Their open rehearsal was packed, and there was a donor reception beforehand which was also well attended. What they need is an infusion of cash. Ib is doing a better job than anyone has a right to expect out here and more people should be paying attention. Natalia M was in the audience by the way, all dressed up and looking stunning.
  2. Ballet Arizona had an open rehearsal Friday of the new works to be presented September 27-30, 2018 at the Orpheum Theatre. They have Patrizia Delgado and Michael Breeden here staging Justin Peck's In Creases and it looked wonderful. Then there's a new ballet by company member Nayon Iovino which had a very unusual, beautiful PDD. Also on the program will be Ib Andersen's Rio. I would encourage anyone who's in the Valley on those dates to try to catch a performance.
  3. I don't know how to start a new topic, but Ballet Arizona had an open rehearsal Friday of the new works to be presented September 27-30, 2018 at the Orpheum Theatre. They have Patrizia Delgado and Michael Breeden here staging Justin Peck's In Creases and it looked wonderful. Then there's a new ballet by company member Nayon Iovino which had a very unusual, beautiful PDD. Also on the program will be Ib Andersen's Rio. I would encourage anyone who's in the Valley on those dates to try to catch a performance.
  4. One might assume that Ms. Waterbury saw the name Craig Hall on a text or message and assumed it was the Craig Hall who is employed by the NYCB. The complaint specifically identifies NYCB employee Craig Hall. Since that is incorrect it makes one suspicious about what else might be incorrect in that document.
  5. It would seem clear that the interim team has at least the #1 you mention since new apprentices have, I believe, been chosen and last year's apprentices taken into the company. Am I wrong on this? That was my impression. As to #3, I don't think an AD or the interim team would be dealing with lawyers about this 'complaint'.
  6. Bouder grew up with Jon Stafford. Naturally the position he's in right now would be difficult for her, but you'd think she could be a little bit supportive. "Throwing them under the bus" as Helene put it is unnecessary. I don't think it speaks well of her diplomatic capabilities.
  7. I think it's clear the company isn't running on autopilot, but the areas in Chase Finley's behavior where the interim team doesn't seem to have taken a strong enough stance is coming into the theatre drunk and damaging several floors of a hotel. He probably should have been suspended immediately until he'd completed some kind of rehab.
  8. When a dancer transitions to the position of a ballet master, it can take some time for their peers to accept them in their new position. Someone who used to dance next to you is now in the front of the room and you're supposed to listen to what they have to say. Difficult. Same with the NYCB's interim team. Those people were all very recently dancers in the company. While Bouder's comments are tiresome, they're also typical.
  9. I'm not implying Finlay is innocent. What I'm saying is we don't know exactly what happened here. How in the world did Finlay wind up with those pictures and videos? Is he some video wizard hiding cameras, etc.? It might be possible she knew they were being filmed, but never thought outsiders would see it. We've heard from a lawyer basically - a "complaint". We already know some of it is inaccurate so one wonders what else might not be correct in that document. All I'm suggesting is holding off on judgement until there's more information.
  10. She says she said no. We don't know what actually happened here.
  11. Rock

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    Helene - Do you think the company would have had some kind of insurance that covered the hotel damage?
  12. Alexandra Waterbury would seem to essentially be after two things: revenge on Chase Finlay, in which she would appear to be spectacularly successful, and then a big payout from the NYCB, which I doubt will go as well.
  13. Boy I didn't write that well at all. The last thing I meant to convey was sympathy for Chase Finlay. To the opposite I was trying to say this is obviously a desperately sick person. Assuming those texts are correctly quoted, this isn't just about bragging about sex. This is about anger and hate, about an intent to harm, deliberately.
  14. It interests me that many posts have referred to the "complaint", which means they've read it. Yet no one has mentioned Chase Finlay's mental state. Aside from the gut wrenching texts and videos apparently sent around, the language he uses and the things he says indicate, to me at least, a very troubled person who needs help.
  15. cobweb - Martins wasn't fired. First he took a leave of absence to let them run their investigation, and then he retired. There's a difference. A BIG difference. I also think things are getting a bit creepy if a director can't even put his arm encouragingly around a dancer. How far are we going to go with this stuff?
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