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Brendan McC

09-07-01, 05:17 AM (GMT)
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"Latest Review Links - wb 9th 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/1830.html


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  Latest Review Links - wb 9th July Brendan 09-07-01 1
     RE: Tuesday Links - 10th July Brendan 10-07-01 2
         Preview of La Scala at the OCPAC Susy 10-07-01 3
             RE: Preview of La Scala at the OCPAC Susy 10-07-01 4
                 RE: Preview of La Scala at the OCPAC pmeja 10-07-01 5
                     Hello Magazine Susy 11-07-01 6
                         RE: Wednesday links, 11 July Ann Williams 11-07-01 7
                             RE: Wednesday links, 11 July Brendan 11-07-01 8
                             RE: Wednesday links, 11 July Kevin Ng 11-07-01 9
                             RE: Wednesday links, 11 July Brendan 11-07-01 10
                             RE: Wednesday links, 11 July sylvia 11-07-01 11
                             RE: Thursday links - 12th Ann Williams 12-07-01 12
                             RE: Wednesday links, 11 July Jane S 12-07-01 13
                             RE: Thursday links, 12th July Brendan 12-07-01 14
                             RE: Thursday links, 12th July Brendan 12-07-01 15
                             RE: Friday links - 13th Ann Williams 13-07-01 16
                             RE: Friday links - 13th Brendan 13-07-01 17
                             RE: Friday links - 13th Brendan 13-07-01 18
                             RE: Friday links - 13th alison 13-07-01 19
                             RE: Saturday links - 14th Brendan 14-07-01 20
                             RE: Saturday links - 14th Brendan 14-07-01 21
                             RE: Sunday - 15th Brendan 15-07-01 22

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Brendan

09-07-01, 05:53 AM (GMT)
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1. "Latest Review Links - wb 9th July"
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   Two Kirov reviews to start, although I think we still have to hear from Clement Crisp on the company's final week.

First, Ismene Brown in the Telegraph on the Ballets of Fokine programme. "The Kirov took up the choreographer's work only in the post-Communist 1990s, and its versions are no more "authentic" than anybody else's, but it does perform them with a certainty of style - whether tasteful or vastly vulgar - that leaves other companies standing".
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=005468173116649&rtmo=lzunlFHt&atmo=KKKKKKYM&pg=/et/01/7/9/btib09.html

Jenny Gilbert of the Independent on Sunday (via the FT) takes stock of the season: "On the strength of the past four weeks, this has to be an annual fixture. London loves the Kirov, the Kirov loves London audiences. The affair should run and run".
http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=010708002517&query=ballet.

The Guardian reviews Deborah Bull's feature for Radio 4 on the archetype of the ballerina.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4218140,00.html

The first review from Australia of ENB's touring arena production of Romeo and Juliet. The Sydney Morning Herald critic writes: "It leaves a mixture of impressions, from the fine dancing of the principals on opening night to the curious detachment of a performance so unfocused and far away".
http://www.smh.com.au/news/0107/09/features/features13.html

From the Frankfurter Allgemeine (English language edition)a feature on the Indian dance theatre form of Kutiyattam, "the oldest surviving form of theater in the world". This link will need to be posted into the address box.
http://www.faz.com/IN/INtemplates/eFAZ/docmain.asp?rub={B1311FFE-FBFB-11D2-B228-00105A9CAF88}&doc={2812C564-72E3-11D5-A3B5-009027BA22E4}



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Brendan

10-07-01, 06:07 AM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Tuesday Links - 10th July"
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   Ismene Brown on Amici Dance Tjeatre's '20/20' and Union Dance Company's 'Dance in House'. "AMICI's 20/20 is the bravest piece of theatre I think I've ever seen, theatre that says the unsayable. Here is a troupe that, for 21 years, has incorporated physically and mentally disabled people among its performers, and that boldly opposes the received wisdom that their disabilities must be brushed over on stage. "This is the 20th-century freak show," cackles Barb Jungr, the chanteuse who hosts the evening in red, sequined tailcoat and fishnets, at once glamorous and crazed".
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=005480125537132&rtmo=qKtxusL9&atmo=rrrrrrrq&pg=/et/01/7/10/bt202010.html

FT piece on Alexander Vedernikov, the new AD at the Bolshoi
http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=010710001174&query=ballet

NY Times on the closure of La Scala Opera House in Madrid for renovation and how lessons are being learnt from the ROH's sorry experiences.
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/10/arts/10ARTS.html

Sydney Morning Herald piece on ID, a group of former members of AB who bring dance humour to young audiences. " James is at his best as the outrageous conductor/performer who takes over with a substitute work at an imaginary matinee by the Australian Ballet. This is the highlight of the show in which gender-swapping performances by the principals are supported by a corps de ballet from the audience. It is fast, funny and involving for the viewers
http://www.smh.com.au/news/0107/10/features/features12.html

A piece from the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Philippine Ballet Theatre, a company with a budget crisis and dwindling audiences. "PBT is keeping its spirits up by continuing its season and inviting foreign guest artists a luxury in these times. Even if the corps, an assemblage of students from other dance schools, lacked style, at least they were synchronized"
http://www.inquirer.net/lif/2001/jul/09/lif_2-1.htm


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Susy

10-07-01, 01:52 PM (GMT)
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3. "Preview of La Scala at the OCPAC"
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   Dated July the 8th:
http://www.myoc.com/entertainment/arts/stories/072001/lascala_preview.shtml


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Susy

10-07-01, 02:03 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Preview of La Scala at the OCPAC"
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   More about La Scala (and Bruce...):
http://www.myoc.com/entertainment/arts/stories/072001/lascala_profile.shtml


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pmeja

10-07-01, 08:27 PM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Preview of La Scala at the OCPAC"
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   i am impressed, so very impressed! with bruce of course!


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Susy

11-07-01, 07:34 AM (GMT)
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6. "Hello Magazine"
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   With a couple of picture of Leanne Benjamin's wedding:
http://www.hello-magazine.co.uk/2001/07/09/ballet/


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Ann Williams

11-07-01, 08:52 AM (GMT)
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7. "RE: Wednesday links, 11 July"
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   Alas, no glamorous pics to follow Susy's scoop, but here's today's lot (I've included the Kirov opera review as an interesting contrast to the glowing Kirov ballet reviews:

Sweating it out in the House

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000148269364269&rtmo=wKjKifKb&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/01/7/11/balebr11.html

Heavy schedule takes its toll on the Kirov

Http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000148269364269&rtmo=wKjKifKb&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/01/7/11/btkir11.html

Dance: A final blaze of glory KIROV BALLET ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LONDON
The Independent - United Kingdom; Jul 11, 2001
BY NADINE MEISNER

http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=010711000950&query=Ballet

Catherine Nunes, a driving force behind the new International Dance Festival for Ireland, talks to Katie Donovan.
Http://www.ireland.com/dublin/entertainment/dance/nunes.htm


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Brendan

11-07-01, 09:11 AM (GMT)
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8. "RE: Wednesday links, 11 July"
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   The profile of Colin Southgate, the ROH Chairman, to which Norman Lebrecht refers in his Telegraph piece, ran a few days ago. Ann and I missed it at the time, but it's a riveting piece. Here's a quote. "I was told by a friend that Vivien Duffield describes me as "an Anglo-Saxon male chauvinist pig". I am Anglo-Saxon, she's right. She is upset with me because I put some governance standards into the organisation, stating that board members should have two three-year terms, so they don't become insiders. She'd already been on the board six years and I agreed she would stay on for one three-year term that gave her nine years and she doesn't like that".

There's a lot more of the same on:
http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT3MWYZMOOC&live=true&tagid=YYY9BSINKTM&useoverridetemplate=IXLZHNNP94C


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Kevin Ng

11-07-01, 09:41 AM (GMT)
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9. "RE: Wednesday links, 11 July"
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   LAST EDITED ON 11-07-01 AT 11:12 AM (GMT)

I find memorable the last sentence in Nadine Meisner's review in today's Independent of the Kirov's Fokine programme last weekend.

"This is ballet as only the Kirov can provide, and London will now be very dull without them."


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Brendan

11-07-01, 05:27 PM (GMT)
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10. "RE: Wednesday links, 11 July"
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   Deborah Jowitt of The Village Voice on 30 years of Pilobulus and also on Twyla Tharp's new ballet, 'The One Hundreds'
http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0128/jowitt.shtml

NY Times - also on Pilobulus
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/11/arts/11PILO.html

Hot Wheels: Classical Ballet in a New Position. A Village Voice piece on an ensemble rather similar to the UK's Candoco Dance Company
http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0128/russo.shtml


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sylvia

11-07-01, 11:17 PM (GMT)
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11. "RE: Wednesday links, 11 July"
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   Royal ballet dancer Leanne Benjamin marries theatre executive Tobias Round following their whirlwind engagement.

http://www.hello-magazine.com/2001/07/09/ballet/

There are more photos in the magazine (the one with Mel B on the cover) and include RB dancers like Bussell, Wildor + Cooper, Rojo...


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Ann Williams

12-07-01, 08:55 AM (GMT)
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12. "RE: Thursday links - 12th"
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   Good morning. I was hoping to find some links to La Scala in Orange County but have had no luck so far - anyone else? Meanwhile, here's what I found today:

Legacy of Tradition
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Rating ****
Judith Mackrell
Guardian
Http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4220147,00.html

Century of Fools, Barbican, London
Out of Africa
John Percival
Http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/dance/reviews/story.jsp?story=82982

Compagnie Salia n Seydou, Barbican BY DONALD HUTERA
Http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001240198,00.html


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Jane S

12-07-01, 12:48 PM (GMT)
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13. "RE: Wednesday links, 11 July"
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   LAST EDITED ON 12-07-01 AT 12:49 PM (GMT)

The Hello feature on Leanne Benjamin's wedding also includes a photo of the bridegroom's mother - Georgina Parkinson!


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Brendan

12-07-01, 03:19 PM (GMT)
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14. "RE: Thursday links, 12th July"
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   LA Times reviews La Scala's Amarcord and Carmen. "Durante has been memorably feral, intelligent, sensual in the MacMillan repertory at the Royal Ballet in London, but Carmen releases nothing in her except icy expertise, and the result is ruinous Yes, Carmen can be an enigma, but not a blank--and that's all we get in this efficient but inexplicably remote performance"
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/printedition/calendar/la-000057248jul12.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dcalendar

An Irish Times profile of Celeste Dandeker and her Candoco Dance Company
http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/features/2001/0712/fea1.htm

New Republic reviews Greg Lawrences's biography of Jerome Robbins, Dances with Demons. "One afternoon in 1945, Jerome Robbins was standing on stage with his back to the orchestra, rehearsing a group of dancers. In his excitement, he gradually edged back towards the pit. The dancers sat in stony silence and watched. Nobody warned him, and when he fell nobody rushed to help him. This story catches some of the resentment--even the hatred--that was felt by many who worked with Robbins".
http://www.tnr.com/070901/homans070901.html


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Brendan

12-07-01, 06:07 PM (GMT)
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15. "RE: Thursday links, 12th July"
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   The Orange County Register on La Scala's Amarcord: "One performance is of limited value in revealing the style and scope of a ballet company nearly 90 dancers strong. Still, we could determine some things: La Scala Ballet's dancers are passionate, energetic and unafraid of taking risks".

http://www.myoc.com/entertainment/arts/stories/072001/teatro_scala_ballet_story.shtml


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Ann Williams

13-07-01, 09:06 AM (GMT)
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16. "RE: Friday links - 13th"
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   Sorry, folks - have not been able to find anything at all today (so far). I'll search again later. Anyone else?


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Brendan

13-07-01, 09:41 AM (GMT)
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17. "RE: Friday links - 13th"
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   Ann is right. There isn't very much around. I went into the highways and byways for these:

The Scotsman has a feature (also published in the August edition of Elle Magazine) on Gillian Anderson a Scot, who's a dancer with the Moulin Rouge cabaret. ""I never feel it's distasteful or louche, as it was in the days when Toulouse-Lautrec painted the Duncan girls," she says. "We don't get weird 'gentlemen callers' bringing us jewels. In fact, we have a guardian at the door to make sure nobody gets in."
http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/index.cfm?id=89200&keyword=ballet

La Scala is about to close for 3 years for a 30 million refit. But they are managing the closure very much better than did the ROH. Haven't we had a similar story already this week from Madrid? This piece is from the Herald Tribune:
http://www.iht.com/articles/25913.html


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Brendan

13-07-01, 12:16 PM (GMT)
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18. "RE: Friday links - 13th"
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   The LA Times on Sylvia Guillem's take on Giselle. This is rather more a profile than an actual review.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/printedition/calendar/la-000057311jul13.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dcalendar


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alison

13-07-01, 01:24 PM (GMT)
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19. "RE: Friday links - 13th"
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   A bit off-topic, but the Telegraph has an article about the possibility of finding Romanov treasure beneath the former house of the Tsar's mistress, ballerina Mathilde Kshesinskaya, which might include some of her own effects:

http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/07/13/wtsar13.xml&sSheet=/news/2001/07/13/ixhomef.html


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Brendan

14-07-01, 06:15 AM (GMT)
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20. "RE: Saturday links - 14th"
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   Hard to find much around. A story promisingly titled "Ballet Master to call tune from best seat in the house", turned out to be about today's racing at York. If you're interested, he's tipped in the 4.10 race, the John Smith's Cup. http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=010714001247&query=ballet

Elsewhere, the NY Times reviews the show 'Tap City'
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/14/arts/14TAP.html

.... while the Boston Globe reviews "The Seven Deadly Sins", a collaboration between 7 choreographers for the Jacob's Pillow Festival.
http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/194/living/Having_fun_with_The_Seven_Deadly_Sins_+.shtml

The West Coast US papers aren't in yet. If there are more reviews of La Scala, I'll post links to them later.


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Brendan

14-07-01, 10:08 AM (GMT)
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21. "RE: Saturday links - 14th"
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   An Op Ed piece from the NY Times by the veteran commentator Anthony Lewis on the Kirov's Balanchine season in London. It's an unusual piece in that Lewis's more usual beat is US presidential politics.
"The Kirov performances had a political point, of course. The company could not have done the Balanchine ballets under the strictures of Soviet official culture, with its deadening emphasis on Socialist realism. That produced dance travesties like "Spartacus," the story of a noble Roman slave's revolt. The three Balanchine ballets were added to the Kirov repertory after the collapse of Soviet Communism. But it was an artistic, not a political event. The Kirov performances, indeed, were a reminder of how poverty-stricken most politics is. It is art music, dance, whatever that gives the deepest meaning to life".


http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/14/opinion/14LEWI.html


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Brendan

15-07-01, 08:35 AM (GMT)
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22. "RE: Sunday - 15th"
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   David Dougill looks back at the Kirov season for the Sunday Times. On Chopiniana he writes: "The dancing was immaculate: a corps of sylphs of porcelain purity, and delicious poise and judgment from all the soloists in this reverie of romanticism - above all, the radiant and gentle Janna Ayupova and impeccable Igor Kolb in the pas de deux"
http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/07/15/sticuldnc02002.html?


Rather topical this in the light of the raging RBS thread. Jann Parry of the Observer questions if end of year shows are healthy for young dancers. "Parents want their child to shine and there is nothing scarier than a Ballet Mother scorned. The breed is legendary, the bane of teachers and directors since dance academies came into being".
http://www.observer.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,521852,00.html

Louise Levine in the Telegraph on Pratap Pawar's Legacy of Tradition, and Amici Dance Company.
http://www.lineone.net/telegraph/2001/07/15/arts/they_32.html

Sylvie Guillem's discusses her version of Giselle for La Scala Ballet with the NY Times.
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/15/arts/dance/15ALAN.html


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