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#43 Jacques in Switzerland

Why do most Europeans seem to hate the Swiss?  Whenever we’d mention that we were traveling to Switzerland, people in every European country would have something nasty to say about them.  I like Switzerland.  The people seemed nice and we … Continue reading

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#54 Cameroon

We arrived in Douala in the middle of the night and were whisked off in cabs to the hotel where we were to spend the night before continuing the next day to Yaounde.  Several times when our cab was stopped … Continue reading

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#41 The Stalkers

The problem with developing any form of public persona is that you attract the attention of people that you would rather not know.  I received a call at the studio one day from a famous Canadian actor and director.  He … Continue reading

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#105 Arthur Part 2

Arthur went to work with me a lot.  He loved the studio and although he wasn’t comfortable with strange new people, he developed an ease with the dancers and students that he got to know.  They were a good source … Continue reading

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#75 Unions Part 3

I was a member of USA Equity, having joined while I lived and worked in New York City.  Equity covers the theatre business, including dancers in theatre productions.  (Ballet dancers in the USA are generally covered by AGMA, which is … Continue reading

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