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Author:  MacDancer [ Wed Feb 25, 2004 8:36 pm ]
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Nervous? No, not really... the only reason I can think of to be nervous is that people would laugh... and that is, in my opinion, another type of embarrassment, even if it is only an anticipation of such. Either way, I don't really care what people think of me, both in general and in regard to ballet, unless I think they're particularly intelligent, or that I'm gonna need/want their friendship at some point.

Author:  balletboy [ Wed Feb 25, 2004 9:52 pm ]
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so exposing yourself didnt bother you alittle.

Author:  MacDancer [ Wed Feb 25, 2004 10:06 pm ]
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Nope. :D I was more worried about screwing up the dancing.

Author:  balletboy [ Wed Feb 25, 2004 10:08 pm ]
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well good for you.

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:44 am ]
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Male dancers: defying old stereotypes
By Jean Battey Lewis for THE WASHINGTON TIMES

In the dance world, it is mostly men who run things — they're the directors, presenters and choreographers. But on dance stages, the audience sees a preponderance of women. Fine male performers are a rare breed.

The imbalance starts early. Mothers are happy if their daughters display a talent in dance, while fathers squirm if their sons do. So girls trip off to dance studios, and boys usually don't.

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Author:  Azlan [ Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:25 am ]
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Corrival posted this interesting article in the Modern Dance forum:

The Men's Project

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Author:  balletboy [ Fri Mar 19, 2004 6:55 pm ]
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good story.and true that alot of people think if you do ballet as a male you must be gay.butt its not true.

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Tue Jun 01, 2004 6:01 am ]
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<img src="http://www.laban.org/images/splash.jpg?id=1083256897" alt="" />

Laban news release

1 June 2004

<big>Laban receives £99,690 boost to promote boys in dance</big>



Dance for boys and young men in South East London has received a boost by a £99,690 grant from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The grant has been awarded to Laban, a world-leading conservatoire for contemporary dance artist training based in Deptford, South East London. The grant will enable Laban to run more activities designed specifically to promote inclusion in dance for boys and young men aged between 8 – 22 years old. Anyone who would like to know more about the project should contact Niki Lavithis at Laban on 020 8691 8600, email: n.lavithis@laban.org or register on-line at www.laban.org

The three year project will give participants the opportunity to engage in contemporary dance as well as with other activities such as: film, video, digital technology and physical theatre. It will include on-going events such as weekly dance classes, long and short-term project work with a range of professional dance artists, and performance opportunities.

Veronica Jobbins, Head of Education and Community at Laban says: “Gender inequality exists within every aspect of the dance sector in the UK. Fewer boys and men participate in dance within schools, the community and at a professional level, than girls and women. This project aims to address this imbalance through a host of exciting and relevant dance activities. In the long-term we hope that the project will help to integrate boys and young men into the ongoing programme of Laban’s youth activities, such as our youth dance company, as well as enrich the dance community throughout the UK.”

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Author:  seattledanseuse [ Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:15 pm ]
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I just read that article about Daniel Ulbricht, the 17-year-old New York City Ballet member. But, I noticed the article is from 2001. Does anyone know how he is now? What has he been up to? It would be interesting to find out...

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Fri Jun 18, 2004 12:15 am ]
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Laban gets £100,000 to encourage boys to dance
From The Stage

Laban has been awarded a £99,690 grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to enable it to run more activities designed specifically to attract boys and young men to contemporary dance.

The three-year project, designed for boys and young men aged between eight and 22, will give participants the opportunity to engage in contemporary dance events as well as other activities including film, video, digital technology and physical theatre. It will also include weekly dance classes, long and short-term project work with a range of professional dance artists and performance opportunities.

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Author:  ksneds [ Fri Jun 18, 2004 10:37 am ]
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Hi!
Daniel Ulbricht is still dancing with the NYCB, and getting a lot of solo roles. A few of his roles include the Gigue in "Mozartiana", one of the sailors in "Fancy Free", the faun in "The Four Seasons", jester in "Swan Lake", Puck in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and the male dancer in "Tarantella". He was also in Christopher Wheeldon's new ballet, "Shambards".

I would not be surprised if Ulbricht was promoted this year or next, as he is getting good roles and his short stature makes it difficult for him to do some corps roles (i.e. hard to find a partner that does not overwhelm him).

You can find his NYCB bio Here

Kate

Author:  ksneds [ Fri Jun 18, 2004 10:42 am ]
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And there's even a photo of Ulbricht posted in this weeks' Front Row Center section of the NYCB website.

Click Here to see Ulbricht in Mozartiana.

Kate

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Mon Jul 05, 2004 2:37 am ]
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Dancer Sleep slams ballet bullies
From the BBC website


Dance star Wayne Sleep has said a new generation of "Billy Elliots" are being hampered by bullying in UK schools.
Sleep said he knew of aspiring male students who had been assaulted for "daring to take up dancing" and emulate the star of the hit British film.

He criticised schools for what he said was a lack of interest in dance despite concerns over exercise and health.

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Author:  Diana [ Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:00 am ]
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From Yahoo News,

Quote:
Learning to love dance: Kids benefit with YMCA pact
The Pocono Record - Jul 15 3:04 AM
While other kids might spend their Friday nights winding down after a week of school with their favorite television programs, Joshua Trusler of Tobyhanna is just getting warmed up with his favorite dance moves.
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Author:  Diana [ Sat Jul 31, 2004 6:02 pm ]
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Here is a story from the Scotmans about a teacher helping boys and young men,

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There's nothing girlie about B-Boys dancing

MIRANDA FETTES

THE tattoo on his left arm means nothing, I’m told. "It’s just abstract shapes," shrugs its owner. "It’s not finished yet - ‘work in progress’."
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