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10-04-01, 06:23 AM (GMT)
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   For Adam Cooper's fans in USA, I've found he would be guesting RB tour at J.F.Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.from June 5th to 10th, performing pdd Thais. Here is the website address. Maybe you've already known it ? And I'd love to read your reviews later (please !!)Junko.

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  RE: RB in Washington D.C. pantoose 10-04-01 1
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10-04-01, 01:03 PM (GMT)
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I looked over the information on this link and was surprised to find a description of the Thias ppd, which I've copied here.

"Thais pas de deux is derived from Massanet's opera Don Cesar de Bazan, in which the courtesan Thais is urged by the lovelorn monk Athanael to convert to Christianity and join a convent; from this tale, Ashton created a lovely dream sequence made famous by Antoinette Sibley and current Royal ballet Artistic Director Sir Anthony Dowell."

Is that really the source? Isn't it really just from Massanet's opera Thias, based on the novel by France?

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11-04-01, 02:17 AM (GMT)
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   >Is that really the source?
>Isn't it really just from
>Massanet's opera Thias, based on
>the novel by France?

Dear pantoose,

I'm not sure if I understand the meaning,
but what I've read about this piece is,
though its music is from Massenet's Opera, "Meditation from Thais", the piece itself is "plot less" ballet, source of its emotional aspect of the music, apart from the Opera's context.
In fact, contrary to the Opera, the one in meditation is not Thais, but a male dancer.

I saw it for the first time in my life with Viviana Durante and Stuart Cassidy during K-ballet company performance in Feb/Mar this year.
They were wonderful and beautiful, their partnering was also perfect with complicated liftings.

I don't know about Adam's partner, Benjamin, who I want to check with this site later!

junko, Tokyo

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11-04-01, 06:58 PM (GMT)
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   When I was looking at RB videos at the library, I saw a snipped from Mayerling with Cooper and Benjamin. They seemed very well suited. If it's an athletic pas de deux, I think this will be a good partnership for it.


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