Most of those emntioned in this thread are on PBS right now. As far as I know none of the current company members have commented about his suspension from SAB and the allegations that he traded sex for roles. Who do we think he's been banging? Hopefully not Tiler Peck, she's adorable. Is this why Wendy Whelan seemed so bitter towards him in her documentary? Is Sara Mearns really the Jennifer Lawrence of ballet?
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Ballet - Wikipedia
Performance and participation Members of an American jazz dance company perform a formal group routine in a concert dance setting Theatrical dance, also called performance or concert dance, is intended primarily as a spectacle, usually a performance upon a stage by virtuoso dancers. It often tells a story , perhaps using mime , costume and scenery , or else it may simply interpret the musical accompaniment , which is often specially composed. Examples are western ballet and modern dance , Classical Indian dance and Chinese and Japanese song and dance dramas. Most classical forms are centred upon dance alone, but performance dance may also appear in opera and other forms of musical theatre. Participatory dance, on the other hand, whether it be a folk dance , a social dance , a group dance such as a line , circle , chain or square dance , or a partner dance such as is common in western Western ballroom dancing , is undertaken primarily for a common purpose, such as social interaction or exercise , of participants rather than onlookers. Such dance seldom has any narrative. A group dance and a corps de ballet , a social partner dance and a pas de deux , differ profoundly.
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Early, classical variations are primarily associated with geographic origin. Examples of this are Russian ballet , French ballet , and Italian ballet. Later variations, such as contemporary ballet and neoclassical ballet, incorporate both classical ballet and non-traditional technique and movement. Perhaps the most widely known and performed ballet style is late Romantic ballet or Ballet blanc. Several of the classical ballet styles are associated with specific training methods, typically named after their creators see below.