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This post comes from a dear friend, Allen Bernard, who thought Mary Anthony should be honored especially by Cincinnatians and Northern Kentuckians.

And, I’ll be darned, Mary Price Boday! You never told us you were a writer, a biographer of A Dancer’s Journey. Is it published yet? Please let us all know. I will put a link for your writing as I did with Stuart Hodes’ memoir among others (Richard Holden’s story is available to read for free online)

I did not encounter Mary Anthony in this lifetime, yet I surely honor her gifts of expression. That final line in A. Kisselgoff’s writing resonates powerfully with me: “Find a verse of poetry and become it.”

Thank you, Mary


photo by Milton Oleaga, c. 71

photo by Milton Oleaga, c. 71

Lobsang Pamo is her name

Eating haters is her game

She works only for Peace amongst all

Appears to others as weak and small


mickeypamo:

Hope none of you have to deal with this. I’m sure Helen Heineman has.

Originally posted on Earl's View:

Cement used in hip replacement linked to surgery deaths

Source: click here for full article

CHARLIE COOPER Author Biography HEALTH REPORTER Friday 13 June 2014

In new evidence which could lead to a review of surgical procedures for hip operations, use of cement was linked to at least 41 deaths in England and Wales since 2005.

Researchers including England’s former chief medical officer Professor Liam Donaldson identified 62 cases of a rare reaction called bone cement implantation syndrome (BCIS) occurring between 2005 and 2012.

The cement is used to hold artificial joints in place. It is widely used in the UK, and while it has reported long-term benefits for the patient, is not essential for a successful operation and its use is less common in some other countries.

BCIS occurs when the cement disrupts circulation in the hip joint, causing blood pressure to drop, potentially stopping the…

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A dancer photographed by M. Baryshnikov

A dancer photographed by M. Baryshnikov

“I am the enemy of ballet, which I look upon as false, absurd, and outside the domain of art. I thank God that a cruel destiny did not inflict on me the career of a ballet dancer”—Isadora Duncan in “My Life”, 1928

Is the Narrow Path to Transcendence Worth the Later Physical Ailments in a Dancer's Life?

Is the Narrow Path to Transcendence Worth the Later Physical Ailments in a Dancer’s Life?

“Dancing is the perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire”—anonymous

Don't know the photographer . . . I think Julian will be thrilled to see his picture snatched for our view . . . precious boy . . . check him out on Facebook. I think he's 14 now.

Don’t know the photographer . . . I think Julian will be thrilled to see his picture snatched for our view . . . precious boy . . . check him out on Facebook. I think he’s 14 now.

“The ballet is simply a lewd performance”—Leo Tolstoy

Pina Bausch

Pina Bausch

“Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.”—George Balanchine in Newsweek 1964

AlexandraDanilova&SergeLifar

Alexandra Danilova and Serge Lifar

(on Martha Graham’s performance)

“I’m afraid she is going to give birth to a cube.”—Stark Young


mickeypamo:

Hey Christopher Aponte . . . this one’s for you, straight out of Cincinnati, my friend Cedric . . . thought it might be easy to see his show.

Originally posted on Cedric Michael Cox:

Inca Queen No. 2 by Cedric Michael Cox 6 x 9 inches acrylic on canvas

Inca Queen No. 2 by Cedric Michael Cox 6 x 9 inches acrylic on canvas

June 5th through June 30th I will have three paintings featured at Arcilesi | Homberg Fine Art ( AHA) in Brooklyn.  This will be my first group exhibition with AHA and I look forward to the opportunity to share my work with new audiences. Opening Reception will be Thursday June 5th from 6 – 9pm. For gallery hours and other news follow this link

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When the elegant Ivan Nagy came to Cincinnati to direct The Cincinnati Ballet, I had the opportunity to speak with him for nearly 2 hours. Conditions in the company were fairly rough, as in most professional dance companies. The following article appeared in the short-lived Cincinnati Arts. I’ve included the cover and the editorial masthead at the time . . . of course to serve as attributions to its first publication in magazine form c.1989.

Suzanne Farrell of NYCB fame, is from Cincinnati, aka The Blue Chip City aka Porkopolis aka The Queen City

Suzanne Farrell of NYCB fame, is from Cincinnati, aka The Blue Chip City aka Porkopolis aka The Queen City

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mickeypamo:

Calling All Hip-Replacement Dancers: let’s unite

Originally posted on Earl's View:

Dear Howard, Earl, and Fellow BHR Sufferers,

BHR indexI got chills reading Howard’s remarks because I have been thinking the very same thing–about uniting and trying to put an end to this outright criminal act in which Smith and Nephew is trying to get away. It is truly appalling, revolting–makes me ill and beyond frustrated–I just want to retreat and try to make the anger go away, as I hear the seconds ticking away on my Statute of Limitations. But I have now come to the mindset that I know inertia is not the answer.

Howard, you have endured so much, and I your life has been tragically compromised, as Smith and Nephew continues to preach their deceptive dogma, and plant these poisonous mega-destructive devices into clueless victims. 

After two revisions, and living the past three years in horrendous acute to chronic pain, on elbow crutches or a cane, and on…

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