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 Post subject: Our Dance Stars as Bloggers, on "Twitter" and Beyond
PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:39 am 
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In the emerging world of internet expression can now be found a lot of personal communication from those that we only generally know and admire from large aesthetic distances. They are in fact also....

Human Beings.

I would like to start a topic here for comments about different dancers' thoughts and insights into what they are doing as posted on the internet or elsewhere.

"Twitter" can be a good place to start. "Facebook" is probably another. Just Google in the name of someone with "Twitter" or "Facebook" afterward and see what you can find.

I"ve just started doing this myself so my suggestions are very limited.


Here are a couple from "Twitter." (There are many more.)


Maria Kochetkova (balletrusse) (SF Ballet)

http://twitter.com/Balletrusse


Kathryn Morgan (NYCB)

http://twitter.com/KMorganNYCB


Even the Mariinsky is on "Twitter" and it seems to be an official site.

http://twitter.com/mariinskyen


Blogs

Miami City Ballet -- youthful, very likable and high talented -- is developing a very nice blog site. (See Deanna Seay's warm, well thought out and well presented comments about her years of dancing some of George Balanchine' finest works.)

http://www.miamicityballet.org/blog/



Take a look. It will probably be pleasant, maybe a lot of fun, informative and you may discover what you already knew -- that dancers can be very nice individuals.

Also let us know what you find out and what you think about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Our Dance Stars as Bloggers, on "Twitter" and Beyond
PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:36 pm 
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From Kathryn Morgan's "Twitter" site comes some added insight into what this is all about.
http://twitter.com/KMorganNYCB


"I love the "mystery" that surrounds ballet, but I joined twitter to keep ballet growing with the changing times. Any thoughts?"
9:36 AM Mar 29th via web


"NYTimes article [front page] about [Ashley Bouder, Daniil Simkin and me twittering!] @ashleybouder, @daniil and me twittering! http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/29/arts/ ... allet.html
1:00 AM Mar 29th via web


[NYTimes article -- "[front page]" added]


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 Post subject: Re: Our Dance Stars as Bloggers, on "Twitter" and Beyond
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:41 pm 
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From Kathryn Morgan's "Twitter" site comes some added insight into what this is all about.


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 Post subject: Re: Our Dance Stars as Bloggers, on "Twitter" and Beyond
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 10:23 am 
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Yes twitting or blogging is a new phenomena of this world every one is involving in it day by day then why not dancers too.

It's a good idea to start a thread related to what dancers doing in social scene.

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 Post subject: Re: Our Dance Stars as Bloggers, on "Twitter" and Beyond
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:08 am 
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Rebecca King is a member of the corps at Miami City Ballet.

Twitter: @bexking

Blog: http://tendusunderapalmtree.blogspot.com/ (Interesting stories about how the dancers are supporting Alex Wong on SYTYCD)

de Ballet: http://deballet.com/artists/rebecca-king


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 Post subject: Re: Our Dance Stars as Bloggers, on "Twitter" and Beyond
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:49 am 
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I guess that if you want to get lost inside your computer and love dance, then these are good places to start.

Dance Magazine -- Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/DanceMagazine

Pointe Magazine -- Twitter
http://twitter.com/pointe_magazine

[Added comment]

Being an absolute beginner at this sort of thing here are a few nice examples of what you can find at these sites.

http://dancemedia.com/v/4911

http://www.dance212.com/node/344


And from Ashley Bouder at Dance Pulp

http://dancepulp.com/2011/03/29/my-pool ... spiration/


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 Post subject: Re: Our Dance Stars as Bloggers, on "Twitter" and Beyond
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:47 am 
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A heartfelt comment from Sarah Lane (ABT) that is probably shared by many dancers.

"If we didn’t love dancing and expressing ourselves through dancing, we would have given it up a long time ago. It’s too hard, otherwise. We work in very different situations sometimes and against so many obstacles everyday that it just requires us to be humble, practical and to adapt."

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/03/ ... lack-swan/

And another from Sarah Lane that I couldn't resist.

“I pray—no, I beg before I go onstage,” she says.

http://www.dancemagazine.com/issues/June-2007/Shine


And some more insight into Ashley Bouder (NYCB).

"At 9, she told her friends at school that she was going to become a principal at New York City Ballet."

http://www.dancemagazine.com/issues/Oct ... ley-Bouder

Besides being rather perceptive, she also seems to be quite devoted and, once again as quotes have shown, really quite Humble about what she is doing.


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 Post subject: Re: Our Dance Stars as Bloggers, on "Twitter" and Beyond
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:28 am 
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Ashley Bouder's tweetering has made it into the top 100 Tweeters at The Sunday Times (London). There are six other dance Tweeters on the list and they are all from England, I believe, except for Ashley.

Поздравления! (guess where I'm going next week, same place that Ashley is) -- Good Job! -- Ashley.

http://trustedpartner.thetimes.co.uk/tt ... 968903.ece


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