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Brendan

06-08-01, 06:25 AM (GMT)
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"Latest Review Links - wb 6th August"
 
   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/1930.html


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  Monday links - 6th August Brendan 06-08-01 1
     RE: Monday links - 6th August Brendan 06-08-01 2
         RE: Tuesday links - 7th August Brendan 07-08-01 3
             RE: Tuesday links - 7th August Brendan 07-08-01 4
             RE: Tuesday links - 7th August Jane S 07-08-01 5
                 RE: Wednesday links - 8th August Ann Williams 08-08-01 6
                     RE: Wednesday links - 8th August Brendan 08-08-01 7
                         RE: Wednesday links - 8th August Brendan 08-08-01 8
                             RE: Wednesday links - 8th August Brendan 08-08-01 9
                             RE: Thursday links - 9th Aug. Ann Williams 09-08-01 10
                             RE: Thursday links - 9th Aug. Ann Williams 09-08-01 11
                             RE: Thursday links - 9th Aug. Brendan 09-08-01 12
                             RE: Friday links - 10th Ann Williams 10-08-01 13
                             RE: Saturday links - 11th Brendan McCarthymoderator 11-08-01 15
                             RE: Sunday links - 12th Brendan McCarthymoderator 12-08-01 16
                             RE: Sunday links - 12th Brendan 12-08-01 17
                             RE: Sunday links - 12th Brendan 12-08-01 18

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Brendan

06-08-01, 06:29 AM (GMT)
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1. "Monday links - 6th August"
In response to message #0
 
   Jenny Gilbert of the Independent on Anthony Dowell's final programme for the RB. Available only (so far) via the FT
http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=010805002732&query=ballet

Sylvie Guillem profiled by Jenny Gilbert for the Independent. "Ross Stretton, the Royal Ballet's incoming director, has no doubt been advised by his predecessor on the best way to handle his hottest property. Kid gloves might come in useful. Or even a bullet-proof jacket. The most encouraging sign is that Guillem has signed a new five-year contract with the Royal".
http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=87047

"Queen Mother gives grand performance". The Times on the Q Mum's visit to the ROH
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,2-2001270353,00.html

A medical story from the NY Times that's several days old on how NYCB principal Margaret Tracey returned to performance six months after giving birth.
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/02/health/womenshealth/18BALLET.html?searchpv=day03


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Brendan

06-08-01, 08:44 AM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Monday links - 6th August"
In response to message #1
 
   Only now available is Louise Levene's review for the Sunday Telegraph of the RB's Swan Lake, Coppelia and last week's mixed bill.
http://www.tiscali.co.uk/news/telegraph/2001/08/05/arts/a_35.html


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Brendan

07-08-01, 09:05 AM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Tuesday links - 7th August"
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   Ismene Brown of the Telegraph asks Bruce Sansom about rumours of his interest in being an eventual AD of the Royal Ballet. Among much else he says: "The company has not progressed in areas it should have over the last decade. There are exciting things happening elsewhere that have not been happening here, whereas in the past the company was a powerhouse of inventiveness".
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=005714192258633&rtmo=pU1lIsbe&atmo=rrrrrrrq&pg=/et/01/8/7/btsan07.html

As the Bolshoi prepares to visit New Zealand, Matz Skoog NZB's outgoing director describes the visitors as 'B Grade'. This interview is from the NZ Herald.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/entertainmentstorydisplay.cfm?storyID=204556&thesection=entertainment&thesubsection=arts&thesecondsubsection=general

The NY Times previews Eliot Feld's latest programme for Ballet Tech. Feld also talks to Jennifer Dunning about the "search for a new ballet paradigm. My sense is that we're in a period of a kind of hunting and pecking"
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/07/arts/07FELD.html

"You can almost see the tutu shaking in the wings, that terrifying, yet exhilarating moment when a young dancer steps onto the stage to face her judges".Valerie Lawson writes for the Sydney Morning Herald about the competition for the McDonald's Performing Arts Challenge Ballet Scholarship,
http://www.smh.com.au/news/0108/07/entertainment/entertain13.html


Ever wondered what goes on within the mirrored walls of a classical dance master class? Then take a lesson from ballet ingenue Galina Korsakova, a 15-stone Russian dominatrix in a tutu. Yes - it's Edinburgh Festival Fringe time again. This piece from the Indie. Scroll down the page to find it.
http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=87392

Another review from Edinburgh. The Kosh's latest piece, Gilded Balloon.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,3604,532529,00.html


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Brendan

07-08-01, 09:16 AM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Tuesday links - 7th August"
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   This is very very belated - goes back to 23rd June in fact. But it is a rather telling report from the Canberra Times of the AB farewell gala for Ross Stretton. It is on a Google cached page, because the original seems to have disappeared.
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cache:meM-Yk5up0A:203.63.165.171/tuq/010623/p075/0106230033.html+ross+stretton+board&hl=en


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Jane S

07-08-01, 12:51 PM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Tuesday links - 7th August"
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   Re the Balletwho? programme in Edinburgh: the 'ballerina' is not Lestyn Edwards but Iestyn Edwards, and if your memories of Covent Garden go back a few years you probably know him - he's the man who took over the foyer bookstall after Stella moved on. I saw the show in Aldeburgh a few weeks ago and it's fun.


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Ann Williams

08-08-01, 09:50 AM (GMT)
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6. "RE: Wednesday links - 8th August"
In response to message #5
 
  
So far this is all I could find, but will look at the overseas papers later:

THE ARTS: Wilted flower of Romanticism BALLET GISELLE:
Financial Times; Aug 8, 2001
By CLEMENT CRISP
'The production is tiresome in the extreme for the first act, where so much acting goes on among the cast that the narrative loses focus'http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/articles.html?id=010808001456&query=clement+crisp
Giselle, Covent Garden BY DEBRA CRAINE
'....this is no ordinary Giselle. It is a complete re-intellectualisation of the most famous ballet of the Romantic era, theatrically vivid and wonderfully open-hearted.'
Http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001272313,00.html


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Brendan

08-08-01, 10:32 AM (GMT)
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7. "RE: Wednesday links - 8th August"
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   From the Guardian: A Judith Mackrell feature on Mikhail Baryshnikov's White |Oak Project. 'Some people think it's not dance. But they're learning'
http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/story/0,3604,533591,00.html


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Brendan

08-08-01, 02:55 PM (GMT)
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8. "RE: Wednesday links - 8th August"
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   Judith Mackrell's review of La Scala's Giselle. "In act two I sympathised with the attempt to clarify Giselle's struggle with the Queen of the Wilis for Albrecht's soul. But the Wilis themselves, spotless and stylish, look too much like models in a photoshoot from Brides magazine to cast a ghostly chill. This act clinches the production's central problem: ballet can only withstand so much reason. Explain too much, and the poetry gets lost in the logic".
http://www.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,3604,533699,00.html


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Brendan

08-08-01, 04:37 PM (GMT)
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9. "RE: Wednesday links - 8th August"
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   Will Charles Barker be the Royal Ballet's new music director? Valerie Lawson of the Sydney Morning Herald asks him about the speculation. Fact: Ross Stretton and Charles Barker are both Harley-Davidson fans.
http://www.smh.com.au/news/0108/09/entertainment/entertain12.html


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Ann Williams

09-08-01, 10:55 AM (GMT)
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10. "RE: Thursday links - 9th Aug."
In response to message #9
 
   A bit of a rag-bag today, but as usual I'll check again later:
Dance: Glorious Guillem GISELLE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LONDON
The Independent - United Kingdom; Aug 9, 2001
BY JOHN PERCIVAL

http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=010809000597&query=ballet

S.F. Ballet takes a place in the sun
Even the weather's grand at Stern Grove
Octavio Roca, Chronicle Dance Critic Monday, August 6, 2001
Every summer San Francisco Ballet gives a free outdoor concert at Stern Grove. Often the uncertain SF weather makes it a chilly affair. This year, apparently, things were different...

Http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/08/06/DD212187.DTL

Drilling Summer Students in the A B C's of the A.B.T.
A New York Times piece of the running of ABT's summer school...
By LAURA LEIVICK
Http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/05/arts/dance/05LEIV.html

The Village Voice on Nacho Duato and his Compaņia Nacional de Danza at the Lincoln Center Festival . It's not kind....
http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0132/zimmer.php


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Ann Williams

09-08-01, 11:36 AM (GMT)
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11. "RE: Thursday links - 9th Aug."
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   ...and here's one I missed earlier:

The Red Dancer by Richard Skinner

The Independent reviews a biog of Mata Hari, the famous 'Exotic Dancer', who actually danced in the Massenet ballet 'Le Roi de Lahore'
Http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=87768



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Brendan

09-08-01, 03:19 PM (GMT)
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12. "RE: Thursday links - 9th Aug."
In response to message #11
 
   Baryshnikov - a profile by Amanda Mitchison for the Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=003864436460684&rtmo=wKsttMMb&atmo=rrrrrrrq&pg=/et/01/8/9/tlbarish09.html

The Scotsman profiles Jock Soto of NYCB
http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/index.cfm?id=96174&keyword=ballet

Ballet with balls. One of Russia’s best-loved ballerinas is 15 stone, British and male. Kate Copstick of the Scotsman meets the indomitable Galina Korsakova
http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/index.cfm?id=96170&keyword=ballet



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Ann Williams

10-08-01, 09:38 AM (GMT)
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13. "RE: Friday links - 10th"
In response to message #12
 
   What I've found so far (but have been unable to get into the Guardian). As usual we'll post anything we find later:
This is the modern world
BY DEBRA CRAINE: Mikhail Baryshnikov is making Sixties radicalism cool again
A useful look at the background and history of thre White Oaks Dance Project
Http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001274041,00.html

Ismene Brown reviews Giselle by La Scala Ballet at Covent Garden

'...so much reason bombards the dear old 1841 ballet that the poor fragile, irrational thing quails, quakes and finally shatters'
Http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000148269364269&rtmo=VrwV6rVK&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/01/8/10/btball10.html

From NZ's Otego Times. The promoter of the Bolshoi's visit to NZ says remarks by Matz Skoog of NZB that the visitors are B Grade is actionable
http://www1.odt.co.nz/cgi-bin/getitem?date=09Aug2001&object=J8C0087631JC&type=html


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Brendan McCarthymoderator

11-08-01, 06:21 AM (GMT)
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15. "RE: Saturday links - 11th"
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   A really excellent profile of Kenneth MacMillan's widow Deborah. It's by Judith Mackrell for the Guardian and is probably most easily read on the printed page. Quote: "The seal of her late husband's permission hasn't made Lady MacMillan immune from criticism. The dance world may support her mission to expand the life of Macmillan's repertory, but some query her experience and taste".
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4236876,00.html

John Percival on Guillem's Giselle for La Scala. "It is the sweet lyricism of Act II that chiefly appeals as part of an imaginative new reading that gives the ballet freshness and truth".
http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/dance/reviews/story.jsp?story=87729

The return of the film musical. A Telegraph feature by SF Said which previews the film Moulin Rouge due for release next month
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=005751057413581&rtmo=3Hq8HmxM&atmo=rrrrrrrq&pg=/et/01/8/11/bfsaid11.html

The Boston Globe on Doug Varone's Ballet Mecanique at the Jacob's Pillow Festival
http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/222/living/Varone_adds_new_life_to_Ballet_mecanique_+.shtml

The Boston Herald - also on Doug Varone
http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/danc08112001.htm


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Brendan McCarthymoderator

12-08-01, 07:38 AM (GMT)
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16. "RE: Sunday links - 12th"
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   David Dougill reviews La Scala's Giselle for the Sunday Times. Also the RB's final programme of the season. "The company left us (until October) in a blaze of glory, its present quality Dowell's best legacy and our hope for the future"
http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/08/12/sticuldnc03003.html?

Scotland on Sunday on dance at the Edinburgh Festival. Matthew Hawkins "presents us with iconic images of Nijinsky sprinkled wittily through his edgy, off-kilter dance", while Tom Sapsford performs with the Errollyn Wallen Company
http://www.scotlandonsunday.com/searchresults.cfm?id=SS01029640&keyword=ballet. .

Amanda Miller for Scotland on Sunday previews Amanda Miller's The Art of Fugue
http://www.scotlandonsunday.com/searchresults.cfm?id=SS01029643&keyword=ballet

Clifford Bishop writes for the Scottish edition of the Sunday Times on dance at the Edinburgh Festival. "Ballet for traditionalists left waiting in the wings"
http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/08/12/stiecoeco03016.html?

Jack Anderson of the NY Times reviews NYCB in Eliot Feld's Organon. http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/12/arts/dance/12ANDE.html?searchpv=nytToday

Still to come - the Observer and Sunday Telegraph.


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Brendan

12-08-01, 09:19 AM (GMT)
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17. "RE: Sunday links - 12th"
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   Bruce Sansom interviewed by today's San Francisco Chronicle on the prospect of being AD at the Royal Ballet "That would be wonderful, of course, for a lot of reasons. But returning to the Royal Ballet is not the only possibility in the future, and I don't want to give the impression that somehow my life would be incomplete if it doesn't happen." .
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/08/12/PK213132.DTL

The Observer site seems to be down, while the S Telegraph has tended to come online a day late in recent weeks. On other matters, it was Christopher Bowen wrote the Amanda Miller piece for Scotland on Sunday. Apologies.



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Brendan

12-08-01, 02:48 PM (GMT)
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18. "RE: Sunday links - 12th"
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   The Observer subs have been having fun with Jann Parry's piece on Giselle. It's headlined "Where there's a wili". Parry's verdict, "I loved the production - as an alternative to the traditional choreography, never as a replacement". She's right.
http://www.observer.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,535367,00.html


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