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Satoko Kamatani

04-02-01, 05:06 PM (GMT)
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"K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
 
   K-Ballet Company 2001 Tour in Japan has started brilliantly since 31st on January! I could see the priemere day fortunately in Toyama prefecture.I'd surely like to tell the stage but it takes a time for me to tell the all and at the same time I think it isn't interested in telling all before the final stage.
So I just inform a few of introduction now, and little by little I hope to tell the impression of the stages 2001 tour!

As you know,some News about K-Ballet got around here and there recently. For example,the management of the Company itself,that means which direction do they want to go, and the departure of Michael Nunn,also William Trevitt is going to leave,and the reassuaring joining of Adam Cooper and Viviana Durante for this tour,and so on.But on the stage, they are all dancing very lively and stand a new starting line,have just started to dance their ballet as the First Stage of 21century!!

*Six Faces
choreographed:Adam Cooper
music:Niccolo Paganini
24 Caprices,No.3 in minor
Vionlin Concerto No.1 in D major,3.Rondo,2.Adagio espressivo
Vionrin Concerto No.2 in B minor,3.Rondo
design:Lez Brotherston
lighting:Adam Cooper& Lez Brotherston
CAST: Tetsuya Kumakawa / Adam Cooper / Gary Avis / Stuart Cassidy / Matthew Dibble / William Trevitt / Emma Greenhalgh / Yukako Sakakibara / Mikako Tokui /Richard Curto / Jordi Hulshof / Krisztian Melykuti / Matthew Paluch / Satoko Ishikawa / Kinue Kobayashi /Mayumi Kondo / Ruka Ohzeki / Maya Sato / Yuko Suzuki / Maki Takeda / Megumi Yoshida

Adam’s new ballet is the very novel (the newest) piece! This piece principally expresses the six faces of Paganini,who is a famous composer and also a great violinist. Adam choosed from the manysided character of Paganini, "six sides" of one personality,those are the "six faces"!, Virtuoso(Devil),Composer,Womaniser,Loner(nervous),Lover&Murderer.
Adam said about the process of making this piece on the pamphlet,the stories about Paganini,some true,some fiction have been told by now,and on the basis of those stories,he made this ballet. So in K-Ballet 6boys are performing
6characters,Tetsuya,Stuart,Matthew,Trevitt,Gary&Adam met 6characters each other.

It is the great collaboration that Lez Brotherston creates the stage design and truely the newest stage does appear in front of us. Not only the choreography is brilliant but the design of stage and colour variation are very simple and a lot of sence and meaning are pouring, the arrange of the 6characters on the stage is the best position. They separate into the three pairs and each pair looks like are expressing both sides of one face.
And using some properties which are the keys of the stage,concerned Paganini himself(an instrument), they are performing and exploring "Paganini's internal battle and the reaction of his public"!!!
(" " is quoted from Adam's comment)


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  RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction smw380 04-02-01 1
     RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction Jane N 20-02-01 5
  RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction Tim 09-02-01 2
  RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction junko 19-02-01 3
     RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction Netallica 19-02-01 4
         RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction junko 21-02-01 8
     RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction Hiroko I. 20-02-01 6
         RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction Gary R. 21-02-01 7
             RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction junko 02-03-01 9
                 RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction Netallica 03-03-01 10
                     RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction smw380 03-03-01 11
                         RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction Ann Williams 03-03-01 12
                             RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction Tim S. 04-03-01 13
                             RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction junko 04-03-01 14
                             RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction Ann Williams 04-03-01 15
                             RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction Richard J 04-03-01 16
                             RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction Stuart Sweeney 04-03-01 17
                             RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction Netallica 04-03-01 18
                             RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction Jackie 04-03-01 19
                             RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction Gail 05-03-01 20
                             RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction Jackie 06-03-01 23
  RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction sugar plum fairy 05-03-01 21
     RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction junko 06-03-01 22
         RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction Tomoko M 07-03-01 24
             RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction Jane N. 08-03-01 25
                 RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction junko 09-03-01 26
             RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction Lei Kusaka 23-03-01 27

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smw380

04-02-01, 10:41 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   Thank you for posting this! It sounds absolutely fascinating. I'm envious.

sarah


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Jane N

20-02-01, 05:27 PM (GMT)
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5. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   I'm very envious, too. Hope we get the chance to see some of this stuff on tour in Europe soon.


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Tim

09-02-01, 11:34 AM (GMT)
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2. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   I have seen every K Ballet tour so far and am really sad not to be going along this time. Hopefully we all will get a chance to see more of them a little closer to home at some stage, in the meantime, please tell me more!


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junko

19-02-01, 03:41 AM (GMT)
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3. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   When I went home after K-ballet's performance last week in Tokyo, the Paganini's music was still staying in my head. I have to tell that I've seen much of the classical ballet like Swan Lake, Sleeping beauty.., as said that most of Japanese prefer the classical ones than the new ones, but this time, I really enjoyed "Six faces" which I felt most exciting for the company's piece. And also I was so impressed the collaboration of choreography and design, which is reciprocal. The costume of the six dancers (of six faces) having whiskers (mutton chops in English ?)is so classical compared to the other dancers behind in modern-age costume, this contrast gives vivid effects on brilliant choreography showing the influence of Paganini himself on the world around him. And also very impressive scene when they are throwing red violins each other, I felt I was seeing Paganini's inside struggle going to madness. "Six faces" for me, is difficult to put a border between classical and modern piece, a "fusion". The stage during the beginning part with modern-age costume dancers behind with chairs, reminds me, like flashback, of Broadway musical such as "Fosse" which also gives me an impression of fusion.

Unfortunately the violinist wasn't good enough to play this piece which must be very tough..but even I, non expert, had difficulty to listen and concentrate on the stage.

As Satoko told, I shouldn't have told too much in detail before the final stage but I couldn't wait and I'll go again in the beginning of March in Tokyo.

Hoping good success for the next !

Junko


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Netallica

19-02-01, 05:34 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   >Unfortunately the violinist wasn't good enough
>to play this piece which
>must be very tough..but even
>I, non expert, had difficulty
>to listen and concentrate on
>the stage.

Well, yeah- Paganini's music is very difficult to play, and sometimes to listen, I agree with you.. Poor violonist, had to play Paganini's torture every evening...
Even though Paganini was a real virtuoso I sometimes feel that some of his works sound more like really-brutal-exercises than emotional compositions... I mean, music built on high-technique tricks, but that's all. Not ALL of his works are like that, of course, but some of them. And, well, some of his compositions were supposed to sound like that from the beginning. Like his improvisations, or Sonata Napolione maybe- when the whole sonata is played on one string.
My question is: for those of you who had seen Six Faces- Does Adam's choreography express the music even when it's difficult to hear? I mean, does it make the music sound more than an exercise? And, another thing- did I actually read "throwing violins on each other"? !
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Netallica


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junko

21-02-01, 02:58 AM (GMT)
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8. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   >My question is: for those of
>you who had seen Six
>Faces- Does Adam's choreography express
>the music even when it's
>difficult to hear? I mean,
>does it make the music
>sound more than an exercise?

Well.. to answer your question, it was the first time to take my eyes off the stage to look at the orchestra box, which I've never paid attention to during the ballet performance, when it happened during "Concerto No.1, Rondo".
I would say, the choreography, dancers, stage, costume were so brilliant but I believe music is also one of the important elements. Even though, we fell into Paganini's inside and were fascinated by six sides of his character.
I'm quite sure that I'm not the only one to have this remark.
Before feeling sorry for this violinist, I'm so sorry for dancers and Adam who made such a splendid piece. I don't know if she, the violinist, will follow all the tour.

>And, another thing- did I
>actually read "throwing violins on
>each other"?

This.. "throwing" comment, because of my poor English !(laugh)
The 6 dancers have red violins (not real) and during the last scene, they run, thow, and exchange violins.
If anyone can help me ? Or.. I hope you will have a chance to see the real one in the future.

Junko.


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Hiroko I.

20-02-01, 09:08 PM (GMT)
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6. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   I am very excited to find these information as I am leaving Los Angeles on Feb. 28 to see the K Ballet for their last three performances in Tokyo. Since I found Adam Cooper in the "Billy Elliot", I went cracy to find his performace schedule. I was very fortunate and thank you to ballat.co site, I am going to see Adam's performance for the very first time. I also am enjoying all the information that I am getting from all of you. I just wanted to share my excitement with all of you. I am not sure if I am sending this message correctly for all of you to read, as I never do this before. Hiroko


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Gary R.

21-02-01, 01:27 AM (GMT)
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7. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   Great, you'll be one of the few to see the first performances. Let us know your impressions of the Six Faces; post a review. Thanks.


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junko

02-03-01, 04:51 PM (GMT)
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9. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   Still there are very few postings from Japanese side but I'd like to share my excitement and my thoughts with you all !

They are back again in Tokyo and will finish the tour on March 4th.This evening I found "Six Faces" more interesting and the six dancers were all much more alive, enjoying to play each role since the last time I saw in Tokyo 3 weeks ago. Especially I enjoy the characters of loner and murderer. Were there some slight changes of lighting and choreography during the tour ?? (I must say the violinist has improved after one month)
As Adam mentioned in programme, Tetsuya Kumakawa wanted a ballet that highlighted Adam's old friends from RB. So he did it ! In this piece, we can really enjoy each dancer of the company.

One thing I don't understand is why they put "Six faces" at the beginning of the programme instead of "Rhapsody" at the end, which was successful but "Tetsuya, the only star !" piece, not for K-company itself. Maybe this is the intention of the sponsor who resumed 90% of the audience was Tetsuya fans who love his jumps and pilouettes the most apparently. You can't conclude all when you see small part of aspects but I was a little shocked with their attitude as one of audience.

Well..even if the tour was commercially and financially successful for the sponsor I regret that we didn't see "Six faces" at the end of programme with finale which, I'm sure, Adam could have created remarkably for his old friends.

One more evening to see the performance and Adam Cooper(he also danses his solo, "Afternoon of a faun", choreography of Kenn Burke/Cristian Uboldi)for me on the final day of the tour and I hope to hear about Adam's next work "Les liaisons dangereuses" ? from you in the future !


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Netallica

03-03-01, 09:51 AM (GMT)
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10. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   >One more evening to see the
>performance and Adam Cooper(he also
>danses his solo, "Afternoon of
>a faun", choreography of Kenn
>Burke/Cristian Uboldi)for me on the
>final day of the tour
>and I hope to hear
>about Adam's next work "Les
>liaisons dangereuses" ? from you
>in the future !

What what what???? I'm a little bit shocked here... a few questions, junko my man:
1. Does Adam dance "Afternoon of a Faun"? wow!
2. Wasn't "Afternoon of a Faun" choreographed by Waslav Nijinsky?
3. Wouldn't it be much more interesting and delighting if Adam danced it as Nijinsky choreographed?
4. Wow! I mean, that's very confusing. Please explain... )

Netallica.


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smw380

03-03-01, 02:11 PM (GMT)
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11. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   There are different versions of "Faun," including the lovely pas de deux by Jerome Robbins.

I'm not certain the Nijinsky choreography exists anymore.

I'd certainly be interested in seeing a new version. What music was used?

sarah


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Ann Williams

03-03-01, 07:07 PM (GMT)
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12. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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>I'm not certain the Nijinsky choreography
>exists anymore.

SMW, isn't the Nijinsky choreography the version the RB still uses to this day? I saw both Irek Mukhamedov and Carlos Acosta perform it within the last two years.



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Tim S.

04-03-01, 00:46 AM (GMT)
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13. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   The Nijinsky choreography has been lost; only the notices and some photos remain. It's interesting that Cooper should be dancing the faun, however. He seems to have a sub-specialty portraying animals. What does Six Faces look like?


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junko

04-03-01, 03:12 AM (GMT)
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14. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   Adam dansed "Afternoon of a Faun" choreographed by Cristian Uboldi, Belgian choreographer and danser. This is what he says in program.. Adam Cooper, himself has never met him and it was Kenn Burke, ex (?)-vice artistic director of Scottish Ballet who showed this version to Adam when he was working with SB. It was told that the 1st performance of this version was performed by New London Ballet in the beginning of 70's. Quite faithful to the original Nijinsky version adopted some modern elements. It describes one young student who started to have sexual interests. Music: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un Faune of Claude Debussy.

Adam appears in blue jeans and T-shirt, lying on his back with book..in the midst of performance, he takes off his T-shirt.
I've never seen the original version, but he describes brilliantly its theme, a transition from young boy to adult with his body, face, movement..

Well chosen to show attractive, charismatic, dramatic, and sexy Adam Cooper for the first time (?) to Japanese audience.


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Ann Williams

04-03-01, 09:47 AM (GMT)
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15. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   Tim

Then whose version is still being danced by the RB?


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Richard J

04-03-01, 10:06 AM (GMT)
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16. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   Nijinsky worked as a choreographer for Diaghilev only for a short time; Diaghilev's choreographers seem to have lasted in their jobs about as long as football managers do now. Nijinsky's 'LApres-midi' was seen in 1912 (the year before Jeux and The Rite of Spring). Massine then came into the frame as choreographer (Las Meninas - 1916, etc.). Diaghilev meanwhile severed relations with N., whose marriage to a Hungarian dancer in the company seems to have been too much for Diaghilev. Nijinsky then began to show signs of the mental decline which would bring him to a sad end. When Diaghilev revived The Rite of Spring in 1920 it was to a new choreography by Massine (Nijinsky's 1913 chor. had only received something like 7 performances). No wonder then, with this background, that Nijinsky's choreographies exist only in photographs, etc, though they are now considered as foreshadowing later avant-garde developments in choreography (see Marie Rambert's autobiography).

Debussy's 'L'apres-midi' has been choreographed by various people (including Lifar in 1935 and Robbins in 1953); no wonder, considering its famous evocative score and the poem by Mallarmé which inspired it - it's a gift.

Inevitably various attempts are made to re-create Nijinsky's choreography; I remember Rambert's prod. of 'L'apres-midi' about 30 years ago. I don't know if the RB version is the same re-construction or not.


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Stuart Sweeney

04-03-01, 11:01 AM (GMT)
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17. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   The version of 'L'Apres..' that the RB introduced this season is the one that Anne Hutchinson Guest and Claudia Jeshcke have recently recreated based on their decoding of Nijinski's own notation system in his notebooks. Questions that come to my mind are the accuracy of their de-coding process; the extent to wich thenotebok refelcts what appeared on the stage - the erotic quivering at the end is not in the notebooks so not in the RB staging. I have to say that I found the performance I saw very constrained by the strictly observed notation.

The Rambert version is based on Dame Marie Rambert's experience of the Ballets Russes performances of the 20s, when it is said that the work had already changed a great deal from the original. It's 30 years since I saw it, but my memory is that it had more life than the current RB verson, although almost certainly less like the original.

'L'Apres..' is the only example of Nijinski choreography that survives. 'Jeux' on the same RB programme is by Millicent Hodson after Nijinski, based on photos and descriptons.


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Netallica

04-03-01, 07:14 PM (GMT)
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18. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   Hi.
Oh, how I wish to see the Adam Cooper version to Faun! that sounds pretty interesting. Not so long ago I've seen a documentary movie about Nijinsky on a french music channel, Muzzik, and I saw a french vesion to Faun (in the Nijinsky choreography of course)- so Nijinsky's choreography was not lost. But there's a british (?) choreologist (a choreography expert who can write the choregraphy language or something of that sort) who had found another way to understand the written choreography that Nijinsky had left.
However, I've always thought that Adam Cooper could be a perfect Faun.

c u,
Netallica.


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Jackie

04-03-01, 09:10 PM (GMT)
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19. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   There's a tiny little reference to Nijinsky's faune in one of Adam's solos in the second act of AMP's Swan Lake. Anybody spotted it? Yeah, yeah, of course you have....


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Gail

05-03-01, 07:19 AM (GMT)
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20. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   Dear Jackie-
At the risk of appearing ignorant, I admit that I do not know what you are referring to. Could you elaborate? I have read that Matthew Bourne was inspired by some of Nijinsky's arm movements in his development of the Swan's "look" - the very relaxed and curved arms and fingers- is that what you are referring to? I agree with Netallica that Adam would make a perfect Faun- Gail


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Jackie

06-03-01, 07:14 PM (GMT)
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23. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   Gail, there's a particularly well known shot of Nijinsky in full length profile with his right arm held straight up in line with his body. This is the movement I was referring to which the Swan uses in the solo straight after the cygnets' act. There are, of course, loads of other Nijinsky references in Swan, particularly the arms held folded over the head. The Nijinsky influences on Matthew Bourne are well documented in the book 'Matthew Bourne and his Adventures in Motion Pictures', edited by Alastair Macauley.


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05-03-01, 08:57 AM (GMT)
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21. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   when are K Ballet going to come to the UK so that we can see them , instead of waiting for channel 4 to do another documentary on them !!
mind you if there is going to be another documentary , it would keep me happy until they could get to this country.


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junko

06-03-01, 10:06 AM (GMT)
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22. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   I didn't have a chance to see their documentary, but I'd like to say how I felt on the company from one of the Japanese point of views, even if my view is a "minority" (I'm 100% sure !) for a Japanese.

This was the first time to see K-company tour for me and I was shocked to see what the most of audience expects for the company and how the sponsor (TV company) treats.

90% of the audience was female (which is quite normal in Japan for most of theater, opera, and ballet performances) who came to see Tetsuya Kumakawa and I wondered sometimes if they came to see only Tetsuya, or his jump and pirouettes, not to enjoy the ballet itself.. I can understand that everyone has a favorite danseur but when you have unfortunately a bunch of Tetsuya fans sitting next to you, following him with opera glasses, murmuring each other, and giving an "AUTOMATIC" standing ovation, waving their hands to Tetsuya on stage..you will feel like asking them why they are here.
When I saw, on the final day of the tour, during the curtain call, one big teddy-bear was coming down to the stage(small ones were sold with videos and T-shirts in entrance hall) and crackers were blowing, I was shocked and thought if I came to see Las Vegas show or not. Of course, everybody except me seemed happy to see this "surprise" and I started to think I must have lost a sense of humour. This kind of entertainment (bear and crackers) is so typical idea of Japanese TV production company who mixes up with rock star concert and they must consider K-company to be "Tetsuya, the star, and OTHERS". As for the audience you don't have to be an expert to go to see the ballet performance but I wish to see the people enjoy the ballet itself as something beautiful, moving and touching.

One more thing during the curtain call, I felt a little frustrated. They finished their performance with "Rhapsody" of Ashton and, of course, it was Tetsuya and Viviana Durante, only focused on for the curtain call. I don't know about RB dansers well but they should have received much more respects. Instead of playing with teddy bear, I wished to see Tetsuya step back and put his friends in front to show his respect and thanks as a head of the company. Also to show his thanks to the orchestra people, which Adam did naturally after his solo, so agreeable to see this gesture. Am I too severe and demanding ?

This Tetsuya phenomenon must be made by Japanese media and financially the company will need their support.
However I'm so sorry if Tetsuya and the company will go to this "media and money" direction. If Tetsuya, with today's condition, is injured, they have to cancel their performance (I mean it doesn't work "commercially" in Japan).

I'm saying this as one of Japanese because I'm proud of what Tetsuya achieved as Japanese danser and hope his great project, K-company, will be successful in the future.

Well, anyway..I'm sure I will be lynched by Tetsuya fans.


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Tomoko M

07-03-01, 05:16 PM (GMT)
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24. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   LAST EDITED ON 07-03-01 AT 05:29 PM (GMT)

I have the same feeling as yours, Junko.
K-Ballet Company Tour 2001 was the first time for me to see live Ballet. I saw this tour three times in Tokyo and was impressed with all performances. However, I felt out of place among audiences who seem to be Tetsuya fans. I was confused if this tour was performed only for his fans.
About curtain call after 'Rhapsody' at the last day of tour, to my disappointment, it was not enjoyable with loud crackers like Magic show. I expected all ex-RB dancers would stand in line to be admired equally, but they were in back line to the end.

I hesitated to post because I know there are lover of ballet among his fans. BUT this is honest feeling I, one of audiences had.
Please note that I really enjoyed performances. If all of you had chance to see K-company tour 2001, I'm sure you would spend splendid time.
I also hope K-ballet company will do great job.
*Sorry for my poor English.


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Jane N.

08-03-01, 11:23 AM (GMT)
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25. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   Dear Tomoko,

Don't worry, I think your English is very good. The thought of trying to express myself clearly in another European language is daunting enough, let alone trying to cope with one as complicated as Japanese. The most I can manage is "domo arrigato", and that's only because I have to say it at the end of our karate lessons!


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junko

09-03-01, 02:02 AM (GMT)
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26. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   Dear Tomoko, HAJIMEMASHITE.
I also hesitated to put my previous comment on Tetsuya and his fans. When I express myself other than in Japanese, I'm too straightforward and maybe even harsh, I'm afraid. I wanted to write not only what I saw but also what I felt.
This was because I was weighed down by a mass of his fans there for the first time, which was not comfortable, I don't know why exactly. Maybe the next time would be OK, since I'm vaccinated !
I'd like to say also I enjoyed very much K-company's tour 2001 !
Junko.


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Lei Kusaka

23-03-01, 05:45 AM (GMT)
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27. "RE: K-Ballet Company 2001 tour (Six Faces) introduction"
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   Dear Junko and Tomoko
I really thank you both. First of all, I thank you that you gave me the courage to write in English. I might have encouraged you, Tomoko, reading my poor English composition.
I entirely agree with Junko and Tomoko. I thank you that you have just said what I wanted to say or express last few weeks. I should say I was lucky that I was not there to see the Teddy Bear festival! Because I was there on 3rd of March. Do you think I am too harsh to say that there is a luck of modesty in Tetsuya's attitude?


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