Well…a big congrats to pjp123 for correctly posting that Nehemiah Kish was leaving the NBoC to dance for Royal Danish Ballet!
Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:49 am Post subject: From the grapevine?
[Edited by the moderator to remove information on dancer departure NOT confirmed by a press office... ] This piece of "grapevine news" has yet to be verified publicly but it did come from the "inside" so to speak.
I trust the enclosed article
by the esteemed Michael Crabb is reputable enough to report that Kish will indeed leave the NBoC.
Nehemiah Kish, one of the National Ballet of Canada's top dancers, is leaving Toronto for the Royal Danish Ballet. Kish, contacted in his hotel room during an NBC engagement in Ottawa, confirmed that he'll be joining the 85-dancer company in Copenhagen in August.
I wonder if the posting inspired Michael Crabb
to pop the question
With his natural elegance and understated yet engaging stage presence Kish has built a loyal following among NBC fans and is regarded as one of the company's greatest male assets. As good leading men are hard to find, Kish's departure might be seen as a blow to the company. However, following the precedent of other leading NBC dancers before him--artistic director Karen Kain included - Kish will retain his company title and continue to make occasional appearances with the Toronto-based troupe.
The breaking OLD news story by Michael Crabb forced the National to respond with a press release
boasting of the supposed dual principal status. I have no doubt Nehemiah Kish will probably return for R & J and perhaps Giselle but I wonder how much time his schedule will afford him with the Danes having a very full season?
This is good news if you live in Copenhagen.
I doubt Kish will enjoy the 6 hour time change and jet lag jetting across the ocean to dance a full season with the National. I’m sure Kish will guest from time to time but he will not perform the same schedule.
It’s a shame the National invested so much time to develop his talents only to see him leave. Kudos to Kish. You have to look out for #1! I have no doubt he will dance to a much more appreciative audience, enjoy far greater artistic opportunities, and enjoy a much longer and more pro$perou$ career. For many fans, he was rated the National’s 2nd best principal male dancer and will be missed.