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helena

24-07-01, 06:07 PM (GMT)
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"URGENT PLEA 4 MR B"
 
   i know ive alreasy posted this but no one replied and i would really love to hear eveyones thoughts on the matter!!
i know the details of the RBs new season have been released a while back and overall it looks like an exciting programe lots of new work and not too much of oone choreographer. i do however feel it is a shame that there is no balanchine or robbins work included.
i know it is hard to stage balanchine what with the balanchine trust but i do feel i would like to see mayube even just one peice of his this season.
i know the royal has been using robbins the concert to pad out its mixed bills for the past few years but he did create many other ballets!!! and i would love to have the opportunity to see some of those!
anyway id love to hear everyones thoughts on the matter!!


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  RE: URGENT PLEA 4 MR B Kevin Ng 25-07-01 1
  RE: URGENT PLEA 4 MR B Lynette H 25-07-01 2
     RE: URGENT PLEA 4 MR B helena 25-07-01 3

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Kevin Ng

25-07-01, 02:47 AM (GMT)
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   Helena, I agree with you that it's a pity that there isn't a Balanchine ballet in the Royal Ballet's repertory next season. The RB did Balanchine's Agon very well several months ago, I thought. It would be interesting to see them in e.g. "Symphony in C" which the Kirov did several weeks ago.


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Lynette H

25-07-01, 09:40 AM (GMT)
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   I don't think I would describe The Concert as 'padding out' the mixed bills. Audiences in London had not been able to see any of Robbins' work for a number of years - it was only after his death that permission was received to stage his works at Covent Garden again.

I don't think the new season looks at all exciting myself, if anything it's even more conseravative than Dowell's programming. There are lots of the same classic works that we have seen so much of already (more Giselle, more R&J) and lots of performances of them. There is very little that is unfamiliar or new. The Forsythe works have all been seen here before, and I don't think they will look so cutting edge after Ballet Frankfurt appear here in November with more recent repertoire. The mixed bills are very repetitive with the same handful of works coming round again and again - it seems that the scheduling, and the pricing, rather assumes that ballet is a treat you see very occassionally rather than a regular habit.

The good bits are Onegin, a new Wheeldon, and Leaves are fading. We'll wait and see about the Duarto and Ek, but these really belong to the Rambert audiences, who are unlikely to pay ROH prices.

As regards Balanchine, it's not the Royal's native language, and the Agon this spring was tentative and very nervous. If that's the best they can do, then I'd rather see the Royal concentrate on doing its own native choreographers better instead.


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helena

25-07-01, 04:59 PM (GMT)
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   about balanchies style.......although they may have looked stillted in agon..many of his works are purely classical so this should not be stopping them after all firsyth isnt exactly what u would imagine a ballerina to be doing


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