Michael Crabb writes about Evelyn Hart’s departure from Royal Winnipeg Ballet in the Summer edition of Dance International
magazine (you’ll have to buy it on the newsstand to read the article).
“Could it be that Hart’s own legendary insecurities, improbable as they may seem given her sublime artistic gifts, made her a problematic asset? Could it be that she and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet entered into a mutually convenient co-dependency? If so, then the Royal Winnipeg Ballet perhaps does owe her special dispensation. And she owes Winnipeg the courtesy of a formal farewell. It’s not such a big deal. It doesn’t mean she has to hang up her pummeled point shoes. It’s just a symbolic point in Evelyn Hart’s glorious artistic evolution.”
The chances of a farewell night for Miss Hart are about the same as the NBoC giving Kimberly Glasco a farewell ballet! Funny how Michael Crabb never wrote about a last dance for Miss Glasco! She is just as deserving. Funny how much bitterness there can be in ballet.