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Brendan McCarthymoderator

25-06-01, 06:19 AM (GMT)
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"Latest Review Links - wb 25th. June"
 
   Each day we add the latest links to reviews and interviews that we find on the major newspaper web sites. If you find a link that we have missed do please post it up, preferably as a URL link.

For convenience here is a link to last weeks thread
http://www.danze.co.uk/dcforum/happening/1784.html


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  Monday links - 25th Brendan McCarthymoderator 25-06-01 1
     RE: Monday links - 25th Brendan 25-06-01 2
         RE: Tuesday links - 26th Brendan McC 26-06-01 3
             RE: Tuesday links - 26th Brendan 26-06-01 4
             RE: Tuesday links - 26th Brendan 26-06-01 5
                 RE: Wednesday links - 27th Ann Williams 27-06-01 6
                     RE: Wednesday links - 27th Brendan 27-06-01 7
                         RE: Wednesday links - 27th jhanner 27-06-01 8
                             RE: Thursday links - 28th Ann Williams 28-06-01 10
                             RE: Thursday links - 28th Brendan 28-06-01 11
                             RE: Friday links - 29th Ann Williams 29-06-01 12
                             RE: Friday links - 29th Jane S 29-06-01 13
                             RE: Friday links - 29th Jane S 29-06-01 14
                             RE: Saturday links - 30th Brendan 30-06-01 15
                             RE: Saturday links - 30th Brendan 30-06-01 16
                             RE: Sunday links - 1st July Brendan McC 01-07-01 17
                             RE: Sunday links - 1st July Brendan 01-07-01 18

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Brendan McCarthymoderator

25-06-01, 06:29 AM (GMT)
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1. "Monday links - 25th"
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   Debra Craine reviews Kirov's Corsaire for the Times (" vibrancy and joie de vivre ...What a pity that the Kirov’s season allowed for only three performances".
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001212747,01.html

Ismene Brown's review in the Telegraph ("Think of Erroll Flynn as a pirate and Bob Hope as a Turk in a Busby Berkeley movie musical with gallons of gorgeous ballet girls and stage effects, and you have an inkling of what fun this all is").
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=005340313727917&rtmo=lzlwAPFt&atmo=rrrrrssq&pg=/et/01/6/25/btbal25.html

....and Judith Mackrell in the Guardian ("It's in the zesty flair of the character dancing, the preposterous near-overkill of the mime and the spectacular set pieces of the corps de ballet that the production's success is rooted. The Kirov bats the plot around so flamboyantly you don't question its logic, let alone its credibility, and as an ensemble the company gets full marks".)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4209683,090.html


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Brendan

25-06-01, 07:17 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Monday links - 25th"
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   Valerie Lawson writes for tomorrow's Sydney Morning Herald on the recent programmes given by the Kirov, ENB and POB. "As national flagship companies become increasingly international, the question of company style and national dance style will become increasingly important. A parallel debate may also emerge over "outside" directors taking over national companies"

http://www.smh.com.au/news/%30106/26/features/features10.html

The Irish Times profiles the choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan. "In Ireland when a young writer produces a new play, there is loads of media attention. That just isn't there for young choreographers. I've been based in London for the last 12 years, and it isn't that different there. If you aren't using text, you are seen as somehow less intelligent."

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/features/2001/%30625/fea3.htm


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Brendan McC

26-06-01, 07:21 AM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Tuesday links - 26th"
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   The Independent's John Percival on the Kirov's Manon ("a romp and great fun").
http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=%380098

The RB's Boston performances of Swan Lake reviewed by the Boston Phoenix. With thanks to balletalert for the link.
http://www.bostonphoenix.com/boston/arts/dance/documents/01682907.htm

NY Times on ABT's Tchaikovsky Spectacular programme.
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/26/arts/%326MET.html

LA TIMES on Twyla Tharp: "She's of two minds about ballet: It attracts her, but her deepest instincts seem to rebel against it."
http://www.latimes.com/print/calendar/20010625/t%3000052415.html

The Frankfurter Allgemeine (in English) blows cold on Robert North's 'Bach Dances' for Dresden Opera Ballet. "It could be a perfectly unproblematic ballet. But instead of just dancing, it addresses issues of life and death in pseudo-philosophical style"
http://www.faz.com/IN/INtemplates/eFAZ/docmain.asp?rub={F1B72E23-3783-11D4-A3AA-009027BA%322E4}&doc={F25E3493-5458-11D5-A3B5-009027BA22E4}
(*to use this last link, it will need to be pasted into the address box)




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Brendan

26-06-01, 07:45 AM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Tuesday links - 26th"
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   One more. Michael Billington in the Guardian on the future of TV arts coverage.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4210336,090.html


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Brendan

26-06-01, 08:46 AM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Tuesday links - 26th"
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   >The Independent's John Percival on the
>Kirov's Manon ("a romp and
>great fun").
>http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=%380098

Manon should of course read 'Corsaire'. Apologies


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Ann Williams

27-06-01, 09:46 AM (GMT)
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6. "RE: Wednesday links - 27th"
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   Clement Crisp on 'Corsaire'
http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=010627001496&qqw=78654&query=ballet

Baroness Blackstone, new Arts Minister, talks to Norman Lebrecht about her job and about her time as a governor of the Royal Ballet http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=005357590542252&rtmo=wKwAMKeb&atmo=rrrrsssq&pg=/et/01/6/27/batess27.html

The Village Voice reviews the RB's Washington performances http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0126/footnotes.shtml?nup=78av


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Brendan

27-06-01, 10:35 AM (GMT)
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7. "RE: Wednesday links - 27th"
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   The English language edition of Frankfurter Allgemeine reviews Stuttgart Ballet's latest triple bill. This link will have to be pasted into the address box, as the underlined part of the URL stops before the chain brackets.
http://www.faz.com/IN/INtemplates/eFAZ/docmain.asp?rub={B1311FFE-FBFB-11D2-B228-00105A9CAF%88}&doc={52AB3CB2-698B-11D5-A3B5-009027BA22E4}


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jhanner

27-06-01, 11:59 AM (GMT)
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8. "RE: Wednesday links - 27th"
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   LAST EDITED ON 27-06-01 AT 12:00 PM (GMT)

Piece on Anastasia Volockhova in London Evening Standard

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/hottx/top_review.html?in_review_id=403828&view=FC&in_review_text_id=352413


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Ann Williams

28-06-01, 08:00 AM (GMT)
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10. "RE: Thursday links - 28th"
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   The good old Scotsman - the only place I could find anything today (a review of the Kirov's 'Manon'):

http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/index.cfm?spid=a2&id=84103&keyword=ballet


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Brendan

28-06-01, 09:55 AM (GMT)
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11. "RE: Thursday links - 28th"
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   A SF Examiner piece on the San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Dance Festival. It's interesting, not so much for its dance content, as for the fact that one of the festival organisers is Krissy Keefer. She famously complained at her daughter's exclusion from the San Francisco Ballet School, because of its "long limbed" admission guidelines.

http://www.examiner.com/ex%5ffiles/default.jsp?story=X0626GAYW


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Ann Williams

29-06-01, 08:29 AM (GMT)
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12. "RE: Friday links - 29th"
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   Had to spread the net rather wide today:-

Broadway Musicals Where Everything Clicks
By ANNA KISSELGOFF
Http://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/29/arts/29NOTE.html

From the San Francisco chronicle:
New chief conductor appointed at Bolshoi in latest change at famed theater
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2001/06/28/international0647EDT0502.DTL
Maina Gielgud in The Melbourne Age:
http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/2001/06/29/FFXKX24FHOC.html?NUP=78AV


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Jane S

29-06-01, 01:25 PM (GMT)
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13. "RE: Friday links - 29th"
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   Jenny Gilbert on the Kirov's Manon and Jewels:

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/dance/reviews/story.jsp?story=80262


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Jane S

29-06-01, 03:08 PM (GMT)
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14. "RE: Friday links - 29th"
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   And Luke Jennings on Lopatkina's Swan Lake:

http://www.thisislondon.com/dynamic/hottx/music/top_review.html?in_review_id=290487&in_review_text_id=354103


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Brendan

30-06-01, 06:50 AM (GMT)
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15. "RE: Saturday links - 30th"
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   In the Guardian Judith Mackrell reviews the Kirov's Swan Lake (Lopatkina/Korsuntsev). "Her fluency isn't mechanical; it's like an inspired trance. Though I find it sometimes unmusical and sometimes monochrome it is, without question, phenomenal. "
http://www.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,3604,514761,090.html

The ROH has been running tea dances in the Floral Hall to keep the House's own Orchestra busy during the Kirov season - and they're a big success, according to Ruth Gledhill of the Times...

"this was the middle of the afternoon, and the grandeur and elegance of E.M. Barry’s Floral Hall at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden was alive instead with the sounds of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Ivor Novello waltzes as British gents took their partners on to the floor for Begin the Beguine, the Harry Lime Cha-Cha and the Blue Tango".
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,2-2001222834,01.html

NY Times reviews NYCB in Balanchine's Chaconne.
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/30/arts/%330WEB-MEM.html

Also in the NY Times a feature on the Paul Taylor Dance Company's visit to China.
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/30/arts/%330TAYL.html

Giannandrea Poesio reviews the Kirov season for the Spectator (not available online unfortunately)


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Brendan

30-06-01, 04:39 PM (GMT)
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16. "RE: Saturday links - 30th"
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   Sunday's edition of the Melbourne Age profiles ENB's Nathan Coppen, who is leaving the company. He says dancers tend to pass through English National Ballet; build their experience and then leave. "It's a shame, but I think it's always been like that because there's only so much touring the same shows you can do. This company relies very hard on its classics and as a dancer you get a little bored doing hundreds of Swan Lakes. But it's what this company has to do to survive, sadly."

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/2001/07/01/FFX7YGDHJOC.html?nup=78av


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Brendan McC

01-07-01, 08:07 AM (GMT)
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17. "RE: Sunday links - 1st July"
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   Jann Parry in the Observer on the Kirov's Corsaire ("sent up with confident affection)" and Swan Lake (" Lopatkina distills Odette's story into a rarefied essence"). Also Arc at the QEH.
http://www.observer.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,514916,090.html

In the Sunday Times David Dougill praises Corsaire "(Who else but the Kirov could make this ballet work on the level of sheer joy?")and pans Wayne McGregor's 'detritus' for Lambert ("ponderous")
http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/07/01/sticuldnc03001.html?

A profile of Uliana Lopatkina from the Independent's Jenny Gilbert. Not on the Indie website, but available via the FT
http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/articles.html?id=010623000340&query=ballet

NY Times reviews a video, "Highlights from the Royal Ballet" (not so much "greatest hits" as what the British call "bits and pieces")
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/01/arts/01ROBE.html

The NY Times on Michael Kaiser and his vision for Washington's Kennedy Center
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/01/arts/01SCIO.html

The Washington Post reviews Greg Lawrence's biography of Jerome Robbins, "Dance with Demons" (there is also a UK review in the Economist unfortunately not freely available online)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61398-2001Jun28.html

More book reviews from the Washington Post. Flight of the Swan, a novel by Rosario Ferré based on Pavlova's touring company. Also "White Swan, Black Swan" by a collection of short stories by Adrienne Sharp. One story is based, apparently, on Ashton. The reviewer dismisses the stories as "lacking imaginative empathy"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61394-2001Jun28.html



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Brendan

01-07-01, 10:07 AM (GMT)
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18. "RE: Sunday links - 1st July"
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   .....and (it's always late) the Sunday Telegraph. Louise Levine on the Kirov's Corsaire ("delicious..'Carry On' quality"); Sleeping Beauty ("I cannot imagine any other troupe in the world dancing it with such nobility and grace"); and Lopatkina in Swan Lake ("Odette/Odile is always meant to be a split personality but I have seldom seen this ideal so fully achieved, as if Odile were composed of all the negative energies left over when the soulful Odette was made").

http://www.lineone.net/telegraph/2001/07/01/arts/many_%326.html


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