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  1. I watched Forsythe Elements and was disappointed that no complete ballets were shown; here's my review of the program. I'm guessing the rest of the digital season will be similar. What did everyone else think?
  2. I felt the company was a lot stronger in the Ashton works than in Balanchine's, but I suppose that's to be expected? There is definitely some young talent to keep an eye on, though! Here's my review of Program 2.
  3. Yesterday's opening night performance was absolutely stunning! I believe it's time for Compañía Nacional de Danza to shine again in the international spotlight. Here's my review.
  4. You're very welcome, @Sim! It makes me happy that my goal in sharing this story with more people has been successful
  5. Joaquín de Luz is a gem! He has so much artistic talent supported by a strategic mind and a passion for his craft. I had the opportunity to chat with him a bit after a press conference at Teatro Real in Madrid; here's more about what's going on with CND including some interesting facts about his new Giselle!
  6. You're welcome, @Jan McNulty! The moment I finished reading it in El Español I thought, "This journalist's investigations must be shared with an even broader audience!" and feverishly went to work. I found particular interest considering Marta's birth and life in Madrid since that is where I reside. In fact, I've been communicating with Mr. Susanna (the Spanish journalist) and he just told me this morning that it has been confirmed that at the address Calle de Alonso XII, 66 there was in fact a dance studio! I now have this strange urge to go visit it despite never having known its occupants;
  7. I read an article earlier today that El Español published about this and felt that it needs to be told in English; the result is this feature “Ballerina with Alzheimer’s: The Untold Story of Marta Cinta”. Here is my translation into English, if any of you are interested
  8. I had never seen Grand Rapids Ballet, so was glad to have had the opportunity last night. The opening video and closing interview with Darrell Grand Moultrie were such highlights of a packed program. Here's my thoughts
  9. And this is why I love the subjectivity art - I have such a different sentiment and it's great to hear your opinion! I so wanted to love the program, but I just didn't. Here's my thoughts.
  10. If I am reading the sentiment of your comment correctly, the teacher should be "on such a different level"; in this relationship, teachers are the experts passing on knowledge to the students. But this does not explain or give excuse to why the class should feel impossible; one factor of being a good teacher is the ability to convey information in a manner that is age and/or level appropriate.
  11. Again, if the "big names" are actually qualified teachers, then yes it is a great opportunity. Glad to hear, though, that you have been able to stay motivated throughout this all
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