Another one bites the dust

While checking out the new exhibition "Invention: Merce Cunningham & Collaborators" earlier this week, I learned of some distressing news: the extraordinary Cdric Andrieux is leaving the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, where he has performed since 1999, to join the Lyon Opra Ballet. He's excited—which is kind of adorable, yet very irritating. A nasty parting shot: He'll have to perform dances by Jiri Kylin.