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Brendan McC

02-07-01, 05:38 AM (GMT)
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"Latest Review Links - wb 2nd July"
 
   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/1814.html


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: Latest Review Links - wb 2nd July Brendan 02-07-01 1
     RE: Latest Review Links - wb 2nd July Brendan 02-07-01 2
         RE: Tuesday links 3rd Brendan 03-07-01 3
             RE: Tuesday links 3rd Brendan 03-07-01 4
                 RE: Wednesday links - 4th Ann Williams 04-07-01 5
                     RE: Wednesday links - 4th Brendan 04-07-01 6
                         RE: Wednesday links - 4th Brendan 04-07-01 7
                             RE: Thursday links - 5th Ann Williams 05-07-01 8
                             RE: Thursday links - 5th Ann Williams 05-07-01 9
                             RE: Thursday links - 5th jhanner 05-07-01 10
                             RE: Thursday links - 5th jhanner 05-07-01 11
                             RE: Friday links - 6th Ann Williams 06-07-01 12
                             RE: Saturday links - 7th Brendan 07-07-01 13
                             RE: Sunday links - 8th Brendan 08-07-01 14
                             RE: Sunday links - 8th Brendan 08-07-01 15

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Brendan

02-07-01, 05:43 AM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Latest Review Links - wb 2nd July"
In response to message #0
 
   The FT's Clement Crisp in characteristic vein on the Kirov: "Watching the company in Swan Lake on Thursday night was to see the central truths of a masterwork honoured. Everywhere else this ballet is variously degraded or denied by idiot production, fatuous revision, crass design, footling interpretation"
http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=010702000930&qqw=78654&query=ballet

Judith Mackrell in the Guardian on the Finnish ensemble Company Toothpick's version of Petrushka: "Stravinsky's music is played by a pair of classical accordionists, cloaked and hatted like vagrant musicians...dozens of choreographic details echo the Fokine narrative, so that we're kept in a fascinating suspension between the familiar and the strange, the classic and the new".
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4214105,090.html

The NY Times on Twyla Tharp's "Westerly Round" performed at the Jacob's Pillow Festival. "..hard to know but easy to love, the choreographic equivalent of a mirror ball that throws off imagery as well as glints of light".
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/02/arts/%302PILL.html

Also in the NY Times, "New Queen rules over Balanchine's Magic Forest" as a young dancer, Carla Korbes, is cast as Titania in Midsummer's Night Dream.
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/02/arts/%302KORB.html


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Brendan

02-07-01, 11:36 AM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Latest Review Links - wb 2nd July"
In response to message #1
 
   Luke Jennings in the Standard on Uliana Lopatkina of the Kirov, "Triumph of the injured Swan".

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/hottx/music/top_review.html?in_review_id=290487&iii=on&in_review_text_id=354103


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Brendan

03-07-01, 05:59 AM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Tuesday links 3rd"
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   Ismene Brown reviews the Kirov's Swan Lake for the Telegraph. "Lopatkina's tall, insubstantial Swan Queen was the ultimate personification of loneliness, the innocent prisoner in a life sentence of hopelessness. There is no sex, not much sense of animal metamorphosis, just a confrontation with the human spirit as it finds disguises to help it survive. As much Solzhenitsyn or Akhmatova as Tchaikovsky".
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=005404483628942&rtmo=k7qAqNAp&atmo=rrrssssq&pg=/et/01/7/3/btswan03.html

John Percival of the Independent on Swan Lake. "Lopatkina has progressed to star status". Link via the FT site.
http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=010703001374&qqw=78654&query=ballet

Times profile of Tessa Jowell, the new Culture Secretary
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001223863,01.html

Guardian goes behind the scenes at the Kirov Opera
http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/story/0,3604,515604,090.html

Excellent feature in the Washington Post on going to ballet classes in midlife. "I glimpse myself in the dance studio's merciless mirrors and thrill to the possibility that maybe, before too much longer, I might realistically aspire to doing ballet that is "surprisingly good" -- for a middle-aged amateur".
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10310-2001Jul2.html with a second piece on
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10347-2001Jul2.html

NY Times feature on a school established by the Bolshoi Ballet in Brazil
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/03/arts/03BOLS.html

Sylvie Guillem and Laurent Hilaire to guest in Australian Ballet's Manon. Valerie Lawson reports for the Sydney Morning Herald.
http://www.smh.com.au/news/0107/03/features/features10.html

The Melbourne Age has a piece on Stephen Page, the artistic director of Bangarra Dance Theatre.
http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/2001/07/03/FFXC24V4NOC.html


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Brendan

03-07-01, 01:55 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Tuesday links 3rd"
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   Debra Craine of the Times on Lopatkina: "Lopatkina’s Odette is supernaturally lovely, even eerie, so long are her limbs and so elongated her style. When Siegfried first encounters her by the enchanted lake she is filled with sudden panic and unexpected beauty, a strange, magnificent bird who moves with an uncanny plastique. Steps flow seamlessly together as if they have been written as one continuous phrase, the normal mechanics of the body somehow ignored".
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001223865,00.html


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Ann Williams

04-07-01, 09:22 AM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Wednesday links - 4th"
In response to message #4
 
   Today's haul:

Judith Mackrell of the Guardian on the Kirov in 'Ballets of Balanchine'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4215581,090.html

Nadine Meissner in the Independent on 'Company Toothpick'

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/dance/reviews/story.jsp?story=%381579

NY Times on Pilobulus Dance Theater

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/04/arts/%304PILO.html

NY Times on Shen Wei at the American Dance Festival

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/04/arts/%304FEST.html


Mother of the dancer from Boston Ballet who died of anorexia says the company should send up a memorial fund. Boston Herald.
http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/hot407042001.htm?nup=78av


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Brendan

04-07-01, 02:53 PM (GMT)
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6. "RE: Wednesday links - 4th"
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   Deirdre Jowett of the Village Voice on the first week of the Jacob's Pillow Festival. Also a review of Soiree by Richard Tanner for NYCB.
http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0127/jowitt.shtml?&pr=full


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Brendan

04-07-01, 07:20 PM (GMT)
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7. "RE: Wednesday links - 4th"
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   Luke Jennings of the Evening Standard has lunch with Natalia Sologub and Ilya Kuznetsov from the Kirov. "In contrast to the demure Sologub, who attends the Russian Orthodox church weekly and has always been an archetypally dutiful servant of the Kirov, the tow-haired, blue-eyed Kuznetsov is a self-confessed former bad boy. His class at St Petersburg's famous Vaganova Ballet Academy were a notoriously wild lot, and Kuznetsov has already undergone an acrimonious divorce. "I used to go to all the St Petersburg clubs," he says ruefully".

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/hottx/music/top_review.html?in_review_id=404206&iii=on&in_review_text_id=357075


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Ann Williams

05-07-01, 08:24 AM (GMT)
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8. "RE: Thursday links - 5th"
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   Clement Crisp on the Kirov's 'Homage to Balanchine' ("an act of love and understanding".)
http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=010705000931&qqw=78654&query=ballet

Ismene Brown on the same programme. ("The thousands who risked the Balanchine triple bill rather than a full-length classic will be smiling like cats who got the cream".)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=005429779561712&rtmo=3H83BBnM&atmo=rrrssssq&pg=/et/01/7/5/btisme05.html


Debra Craine of the Times on Company Toothpick's Petrushka http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001230944,01.html


Frankfurter Allgemeine on Hamburg Ballet's Britten evening. (This link will need to be pasted in).
http://www.faz.com/IN/INtemplates/eFAZ/docmain.asp?rub={B1311FFE-FBFB-11D2-B228-00105A9CAF88}&doc={%3953486CB-6FDB-11D5-A3B5-009027BA22E4}

The NY Times on Pilobulus' second programme
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/05/arts/%305MONK.html



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Ann Williams

05-07-01, 08:24 AM (GMT)
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9. "RE: Thursday links - 5th"
In response to message #7
 
   Clement Crisp on the Kirov's 'Homage to Balanchine' ("an act of love and understanding".)
http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=010705000931&qqw=78654&query=ballet

Ismene Brown on the same programme. ("The thousands who risked the Balanchine triple bill rather than a full-length classic will be smiling like cats who got the cream".)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=005429779561712&rtmo=3H83BBnM&atmo=rrrssssq&pg=/et/01/7/5/btisme05.html


Debra Craine of the Times on Company Toothpick's Petrushka http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001230944,01.html


Frankfurter Allgemeine on Hamburg Ballet's Britten evening. (This link will need to be pasted in).
http://www.faz.com/IN/INtemplates/eFAZ/docmain.asp?rub={B1311FFE-FBFB-11D2-B228-00105A9CAF88}&doc={%3953486CB-6FDB-11D5-A3B5-009027BA22E4}

The NY Times on Pilobulus' second programme
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/05/arts/%305MONK.html



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jhanner

05-07-01, 01:58 PM (GMT)
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10. "RE: Thursday links - 5th"
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   piece in the Evening standard about life off stage for a couple of the Kirov Dancers

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/hottx/music/top_review.html?in_review_id=404206&in_review_text_id=357075


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05-07-01, 01:59 PM (GMT)
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11. "RE: Thursday links - 5th"
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   piece in the Evening standard about life off stage for a couple of the Kirov Dancers

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/hottx/music/top_review.html?in_review_id=404206&in_review_text_id=357075


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Ann Williams

06-07-01, 09:18 AM (GMT)
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12. "RE: Friday links - 6th"
In response to message #11
 
   Today's haul:-

Judith Mackrell on the Kirov's Ballets of Fokine. "there's something endlessly beguiling about the history lessons they continue to deliver".
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4216958,090.html

Debra Craine in the Times on the Kirov's Balanchine and Fokine programmes
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001231215,01.html

Nadine Meissner in the Independent on the Balanchine programme. "Serenade has a distinctively Russian, singing quality and seems custom-made for its fabled corps de ballet".
http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/dance/reviews/story.jsp?story=81966&HL

The Guardian on the Bolshoi's new Musical Director, Alexander Vedernikov. "Quiet young conductor tries to tame the Bolshoi snakepit"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4216873,090.html

"Terpsichore taps to Manhattan". The NY Times on the New York City Tap Festival
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/06/arts/%306TAP.html


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Brendan

07-07-01, 05:40 AM (GMT)
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13. "RE: Saturday links - 7th"
In response to message #12
 
   There's a virtual absence of anything on dance in the UK dailies, as far as I can see. That said, it is easy to miss stories on the web-pages; I may notice some when the actual papers arrive. In the meantime, I've been a bit whimsical and gone further afield for this morning's links.

China Daily feature (via the FT) on the The Guangzhou Ballet Company's new work Mei Lanfang, based on the life of a notable actor with the Beijing Opera, who played many female roles. "So far, the biggest intrigue for the producers and the audience remains whether the role will be taken by a male or a female dancer".
http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=010706001999&qqw=78654&query=dance

The Economist reviews Dances with Demons: The Life of Jerome Robbins by Greg Lawrence. Here's a quote to enliven the Zelensky "private lives" debate:
"If Robbins had been the only choreographer to play favourites, single out whipping boys, plague his dancers with multiple versions right up to opening night, whittle their egos into his own image and drive them beyond exhaustion, then the dancing world would not be the wellspring of lurid tales that have long enthralled writers and readers the world over. The heritage of inspired masterpieces would also be far leaner".
http://www.economist.com/books/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=%3674417

International Herald Tribune reviews a biography of Cholly Atkins, choreographer for the Motown group, TheTemptations.
http://www.iht.com/articles/25282.html?nup=78av

....as it is such a quiet morning, two pieces from the Berkshire Eagle in Western Massachusetts about this week at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival (it is the local paper)
http://www.berkshireeagle.com/S-ASP-Bin/Ref/Index.ASP?puid=2222&spuid=2222&Indx=961072&Article=ON&id=%366556622&ro=2
and
http://www.berkshireeagle.com/S-ASP-Bin/Ref/Index.ASP?puid=2222&spuid=2222&Indx=961270&Article=ON&id=%366557464&ro=4

And - not completely apropos, but the Guardian's 'Portrait of the Week' is Picasso's "The Three Dancers". "This painting combines the memory of Casagemas' suicide - rekindled by the death of Pichot - with a savage satire on the Ballets Russes and his wife Olga"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4217300,090.html


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Brendan

08-07-01, 07:04 AM (GMT)
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14. "RE: Sunday links - 8th"
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   As the Kirov leave London, Jann Parry celebrates the company's embrace of Balanchine. She is less kind about the Fokine programme and the Kirov's Firebird: "The Kirov's allegedly authentic version, reconstructed in 1994 by Andris Liepa and Isabelle Fokine, resembles a parody by the cross-dressing Ballets Trockadero. The Firebird, caught by the hero, flaps as frantically as Foster the vulture".
http://www.observer.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,518248,00.html

David Dougill on the Kirov's Balanchine programme. "Symphony in C is is ideal Kirov material. When the lovely Sofia Gumerova enters to lead the first movement, Allegro Vivo, she is like a vision of delicious, youthful purity, every step an inevitable placement. And then, for the long Adagio of the second movement, a rarefied goddess pays a miraculous visitation. This is the tall, seemingly boneless Uliana Lopatkina"
http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/07/08/sticuldnc03002.html?

Sunday Times Magazine investigation into the legal feud between the Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance and Ron Protas, to whom she bequeathed her ballets."If Protas wins the lawsuit he recently brought against the centre, then the work of America's high priestess of dance could be irretrievably damaged. You might as well talk of the Royal Ballet School or the Kirov shutting its doors".
http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/07/08/stimazmaz03004.html?

The Irish edition of the Sunday Times reports that the Irish government is to spend £20 million on a school for dance in Dublin.
http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/07/08/stiireire03007.html?

The NY Times on Trisha Brown's "El Trilogy", her first foray into jazz music.
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/08/arts/08PERR.html

"Sins are a fine way to attract dancers". The NY Times on a Jacob's Pillow project to explore the seven deadly sins from seven very different choreographic perspectives.
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/08/arts/08REIT.html


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Brendan

08-07-01, 09:34 AM (GMT)
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15. "RE: Sunday links - 8th"
In response to message #14
 
   Late delivery - the Telegraph's Louise Levine on the Kirov's final week in London. Of Scheherazade she writes: "The Kirov version is not quite like mother makes but you would have trouble making your objections heard above the whoops and whistles from an audience that included Mr and Mrs David Beckham. No one actually threw their thongs but you could sense the elastic getting very loose indeed".

Also some thoughts on Company Toothpick's Petrushka ("well danced and brilliantly staged).
http://www.lineone.net/telegraph/2001/07/08/arts/sex_19.html


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