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2020-11-06I met with a Historian's Craft Class from Loyola University in New Orleans, and we talked about the JOTPY archive and silences. One student mentioned sex workers and dancers who lost their income when the lockdown orders were issued. Coincidentally, this video came across me TikTok feed, so I uploaded it share a story from a dancer going through new public health norms before work.
2020-08-19This article discusses the Mariinsky Ballet, one of Russia's premier ballet companies. As Europe is a bit ahead of the United States in reopening their performing arts, they began performing in July, in the middle of the COVID pandemic, only to have to close three weeks later when the virus spread throughout the ballet corps. Since then, the Mariinsky Ballet has been criticized for returning to the stage too early, despite the precautions they made against the virus. This incident has caused several other ballet companies across Europe to rethink their own return to the stage. In spite of these issues, many dancers are also wanting to return to the stage.
2020-04-02Esther Weber completes a modern dance class over Zoom as they are unable to meet in person. The class meets two times a week, during her normal dance class time. Esther takes the class in the dining room and pushes the table aside to make room. It is an effort to keep some structure and normalcy in her schedule during the pandemic. Esther looks forward to it every week.