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Brendan

16-07-01, 05:51 AM (GMT)
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"Latest Review Links - wb 16th 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/1854.html


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: Monday Links - 16th July Brendan 16-07-01 1
     RE: Monday Links - 16th July Brendan 16-07-01 2
         RE: Monday Links - 16th July Bruce Madmin 16-07-01 3
             RE: Monday Links - 16th July Ann Williams 17-07-01 4
                 RE: Tuesday links - 17th Ann Williams 17-07-01 5
                     RE: Wednesday links - 18th Ann Williams 18-07-01 6
                         RE: Wednesday links - 18th Jane S 18-07-01 7
                             RE: Wednesday links - 18th Brendan 18-07-01 8
                             RE: Wednesday links - 18th Brendan 18-07-01 9
  Thursday Links - Bruce Madmin 19-07-01 10
     RE: Thursday Links - 19th Ann Williams 19-07-01 11
         RE: Thursday Links - 19th Brendan 19-07-01 12
         RE: Thursday Links - 19th lara 19-07-01 13
             RE: Thursday Links - 19th sylvia 19-07-01 14
                 RE: Friday links - 20th Ann Williams 20-07-01 15
                     RE: Friday links - 20th Brendan 20-07-01 16
                         RE: Friday links - 20th Ann Williams 20-07-01 17
                     RE: Friday links - 20th alison 20-07-01 18
                         RE: Friday links - 20th Brendan 20-07-01 19
                             RE: Saturday links - 21st Brendan 21-07-01 20
                             RE: Saturday links - 21st Brendan 21-07-01 21
                             RE: Sunday links - 22nd Brendan 22-07-01 22

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Brendan

16-07-01, 06:33 AM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Monday Links - 16th July "
In response to message #0
 
   "Head Honcho to return Home", the Melbourne Age reports, in a feature on Carole McPhee of English National Ballet. "McPhee radiates can-do authority. This is no surprise: I have already been told that she is credited with rescuing the English National Ballet from bankruptcy, almost single-handedly, in the early 1990s, then turning it around to become a successful touring company specialising in classics. Without her, I am told, it would have closed. "Well," she says briskly, "we're still here, aren't we?"
http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/2001/07/16/FFXNL7CP5PC.html

Valerie Lawson profiles Irina Baranova, the last of the Ballets Russes 'baby ballerinas', for the Sydney Morning Herald. Here is how she remembers Fokine. "He always worked out everything at home. He would show us everything and then change a little bit, according to the dancer. He would show you a variation then his specs would go like this and you would say, 'oh, oh, now he is going to invent something that is going to break my leg', which he did, and then he would say 'now work on it."'
http://www.smh.com.au/news/0107/16/entertainment/entertain3.html

Guardian feature on Eva La Yerbabuena, the flamenco dancer. The author Mike Figgis writes: "Eva starred in a documentary I made, Flamenco Women. I sent it to William Forsythe, the great American ballet choreographer, and he said that it changed the way he and his company looked at dance. It inspired them to use more heart and less intellect"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/story/0,3604,522313,00.html

All is not well with the Kirov Opera's visit to London, the Telegraph suggests. Valery Gergiev, the Kirov's AD, admits he has been "horrible and aggressive" with the impresario Victor Hochhauser over the overloaded schedule. The company had performed in St Petersburg on Saturday evening, then travelled to London on Sunday night and rehearsed throughout Monday, before embarking on 11 performances of six operas, plus a concert of the Requiem, over 13 days. The level of ticket prices had "kept our real public out of their seats".
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=005534880136104&rtmo=QepS9QHR&atmo=rrrrrrrq&pg=/et/01/7/16/btkir16.html

The Guardian reviews Materiali Resistenti's 'Waterwall' at the Greenwich and Docklands festival. "They strut their stuff under a deluging waterfall. With their shiny black suits, they certainly give "wet look" new credence as a fashion statement.
Whether it pushes the boundaries of performance and dance is another matter".
http://www.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,3604,522348,00.html

Jennifer Dunning of the NY Times on the increased use of programme notes by contemporary dance companies, a trend deplored by Eliot Feld. "A dance is the best explanation of itself. You don't want to understand a poem or poetic thing the way you understand things that are prosaic. They have an ambiguity that is their most divine quality. Explaining can explain away".
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/16/arts/dance/16EXPL.html


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Brendan

16-07-01, 02:10 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Monday Links - 16th July "
In response to message #1
 
   The LA Times review of Sylvie Guillem's Giselle for La Scala Ballet. Lewis Segal says it is "not a radical transformation à la Mats Ek, Matthew Bourne or Angelin Preljocaj. It believes in the story and characters--though definitely not in Romantic style--and works with diligence to make the ballet a living experience rather than merely a star vehicle".
http://www.calendarlive.com/top/1,1419,L-LATimes-Theater-X!ArticleDetail-38458,00.html


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Bruce Madmin

16-07-01, 02:15 PM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Monday Links - 16th July "
In response to message #2
 
   >It
>believes in the story and
>characters--though definitely not in Romantic
>style--and works with diligence to
>make the ballet a living
>experience rather than merely a
>star vehicle".

Wish I'd said that - good assesement



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Ann Williams

17-07-01, 09:27 AM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Monday Links - 16th July "
In response to message #3
 
  
Not much today. I found another review of Guillem's 'Giselle' in the Los Angeles Times but I'm having difficulty pasting it. I'll try again after I've had my coffee!

Culture Secretary has approved the Arts Council of England's restructuring plans despite objections from the Regional Arts Boards.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,2-2001242842,00.html


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Ann Williams

17-07-01, 12:18 PM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Tuesday links - 17th"
In response to message #4
 
   Two more links today....

Teatro Alla Scala Handles This 'Giselle's' Subtle Challenges
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/printedition/calendar/la-000058151jul16.story

7 Choreographers Pick a Sin and Run With It
By JENNIFER DUNNING
Http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/17/arts/17SINS.html


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Ann Williams

18-07-01, 09:07 AM (GMT)
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6. "RE: Wednesday links - 18th"
In response to message #5
 
  
Couldn't find a thing in the papers today, either here or abroad. Anyone else?


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Jane S

18-07-01, 11:10 AM (GMT)
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7. "RE: Wednesday links - 18th"
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   I don't think we've had Jenny Gilbert's piece from Sunday yet:

Century of Fools, Barbican Theatre - "45 minutes of sheer genius"

http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=83774


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Brendan

18-07-01, 05:10 PM (GMT)
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8. "RE: Wednesday links - 18th"
In response to message #7
 
   A San Francisco Chronicle piece about moves at SFB in advance of their London trip. There's also a reference to Bruce Sansom: "Look for this guy to be running his own company someday. Tell your friends you knew him when he was a nobody, just a major star of the Royal Ballet who wisely knew when to move his career in another direction. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy".
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2001/07/18/DD236259.DTL&type=performance


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Brendan

18-07-01, 05:33 PM (GMT)
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9. "RE: Wednesday links - 18th"
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   This one is from the Glasgow Herald on June 26th but we missed it at the time. It's about NBT's decision to ditch Jekyll and Hyde and replace it with Romeo and Juliet. Mark Skipper, NBT's executive director said "We really hoped it would turn around, given time. But it just became so evident that, whatever we were going to do marketing wise, this ballet wasn't going to do the business."

http://www.theherald.co.uk/arts/archive/26-6-19101-21-56-44.html


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Bruce Madmin

19-07-01, 12:12 PM (GMT)
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10. "Thursday Links - "
In response to message #0
 
   a posting problem means they are in a separate thread:
http://www.danze.co.uk/dcforum/happening/1892.html


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Ann Williams

19-07-01, 03:37 PM (GMT)
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11. "RE: Thursday Links - 19th"
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   From today's 'San Franscisco Examiner':

Guillem brilliantly reinterprets 'Giselle'
Controversial staging is resounding success

Costa Mesa, Orange County -- Sylvie Guillem's new "Giselle" may not be perfect, but it is brilliant.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/07/19/DD194526.DTL


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Brendan

19-07-01, 04:12 PM (GMT)
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12. "RE: Thursday Links - 19th"
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   From Tuesday's Guardian:
"A documentary charting the rags to riches tale of Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell is currently being made by the film's director Stephen Daldry. Daldry, who cast Bell in the role of the miner's son with a passion for ballet, has been filming the 15-year-old star since the film's release last year. The documentary will be broadcast on the BBC this autumn"
There's no more than that - but the link is:
http://film.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/Exclusive/0,4029,523215,00.html

There's trouble at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet over 'populist programming'. The AD is told he may not lose money and the Ballet's chairman resigns "as a matter of principle". The National Post reports the tensions in two stories on consecutive days:
http://www.nationalpost.com/search/story.html?f=/stories/20010717/620914.html&qs=Royal%20Winnipeg
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/national/story.html?f=/stories/20010718/621804.html


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lara

19-07-01, 06:16 PM (GMT)
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13. "RE: Thursday Links - 19th"
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   >From today's 'San Franscisco Examiner':
>
>Guillem brilliantly reinterprets 'Giselle'
>Controversial staging is resounding success
>
>Costa Mesa, Orange County -- Sylvie
>Guillem's new "Giselle" may not
>be perfect, but it is
>brilliant.
>
>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/07/19/DD194526.DTL

When a reviewer makes a huge mistake in a review, such as calling a male dancer dancing a male role a "she" — it is hard to take anything they say seriously.

After reading this guy I was wondering if he saw the same ballet I did. I don't think so!!!!!

Actually, he didn't really say much of anything. I think maybe he was asleep.

Lara


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sylvia

19-07-01, 07:00 PM (GMT)
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14. "RE: Thursday Links - 19th"
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   LAST EDITED ON 19-07-01 AT 07:01 PM (GMT)

Bollywood actress in UK ballet
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/arts/newsid_1447000/1447470.stm

Actress Hema Malini, known as India's "dream girl", is to perform an Indian ballet in the UK with her two daughters.


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Ann Williams

20-07-01, 09:52 AM (GMT)
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15. "RE: Friday links - 20th"
In response to message #14
 
   A better day today...


Too much a dancer, too little a leader
As Anthony Dowell's 15 years as artistic director of the Royal Ballet come to a close, John Percival examines the lessons to be learnt from his long tenure in difficult times
Http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=84327

Dance
The dark and the daft BY DONALD HUTERA Two new shows reveal a riot of invention
Http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001250113,00.html

Interpreting Jazz for Ears, Eyes and Feet
By JENNIFER DUNNING
'Trisha Brown at her best is poetic rapture shot through with teasing practicality'
Http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/20/arts/dance/20BROW.html

Grown-Up Now and Showing Off Its Edge
By ANNA KISSELGOFF
Kisselgoff on La Scala
Http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/20/arts/dance/20AMAR.html


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Brendan

20-07-01, 10:03 AM (GMT)
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16. "RE: Friday links - 20th"
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   ........not to mention Sonia's offering in another posting, the extraordinary news that Posh Spice wants to remake 'The Red Shoes'! According to Stuart Maconie in the Times, "her desire to be Moira Shearer is another example of success breeding hubris"

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001250094,00.html


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Ann Williams

20-07-01, 12:03 PM (GMT)
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17. "RE: Friday links - 20th"
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.....and Clive Barnes in the NY Post on La Scala Ballet (thanks to BalletAlert):
http://nypostonline.com/entertainment/29731.htm


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alison

20-07-01, 01:12 PM (GMT)
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18. "RE: Friday links - 20th"
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   I've just tried to get at the Dowell article, to be met with a blunt message "Can't access URL". Has anyone else had any more luck?


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Brendan

20-07-01, 02:38 PM (GMT)
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19. "RE: Friday links - 20th"
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   Dowell URL seems fine to me....


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Brendan

21-07-01, 07:23 AM (GMT)
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20. "RE: Saturday links - 21st"
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   Sue Arnold in the Independent on Tap Dogs: 'Six men tap dancing on a building site for 75 minutes without a break is 60 minutes too long'
http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=84534

Sophie Solomon in the Telegraph on Klezmer: "Often known as the Jewish Jazz, klezmer used to be the preserve of bar mitzvahs and weddings. Now young Jewish musicians are taking it onto the dance floor. The results are amazing."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=005587455709488&rtmo=rQS2t9bX&atmo=rrrrrrrq&pg=/et/01/7/21/bmsoll2.html

Jack Anderson of the NY Times on international artists at the American Dance Festival
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/21/arts/21FEST.html

The Boston Phoenix on the week at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
http://www.bostonphoenix.com/boston/arts/dance/documents/01718603.htm


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Brendan

21-07-01, 02:43 PM (GMT)
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21. "RE: Saturday links - 21st"
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   LA Times reviews a documentary about the life and work of Jose Limon.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/printedition/calendar/la-000059419jul21.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dcalendar


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Brendan

22-07-01, 07:44 AM (GMT)
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22. "RE: Sunday links - 22nd"
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   The Sunday Times Magazine has "A day in the life of Tamara Rojo"
http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/07/22/stimazmaz03001.html

The Bolshoi Ballet is to perform works by Frederick Ashton, according to Scotland on Sunday, which reports on the Russian government's plans to breathe new life into the company. One third of the repertoire is to be devoted to foreign choreographers - among them Ashton and Roland Petit (whose balletic version of Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades will be premiered in October). An Ashton programme follows in February, but the piece does not unfortunately have further details.
http://www.scotlandonsunday.com/world.cfm?id=SS01026937&keyword=ballet

The NY Times interviews Nacho Duato on the occasion of Compañía Nacional de Danza's arrival in New York. "I think that companies that have an in- house choreographer are unique. Although I give ballets away to other companies , we have core repertory that only we perform. It's not by coincidence, or just because my work is good, that we are a success abroad. A good choreographer motivates all of the people he or she works with to achieve a common goal. The totally focused energy of all the dancers and technicians gets to the audience."
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/22/arts/dance/22KUMI.html

The St Petersburg Times on the latest programme by the Boris Eifman Ballet. One work, "Red Giselle", is based on the life story of Olga Spessivtseva.
http://www.sptimesrussia.com/archive/times/688/features/a_4074.htm

A letter in yesterday's NY Times from Ellen Shire, formerly of NYCB, on French reactions to 'Stars and Stripes', when the company brought it to Paris in 1965
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/21/opinion/L21BALA.html?ex=996379200&en=7fa017263bada498&ei=5040&partner=MOREOVER


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