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Brendan

12-11-01, 06:18 AM (GMT)
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"Latest review links w/b November 12th "
 
   Each day we add the latest links to reviews and interviews which we find on major newspapers websites. If you find a link that we have missed, do please post it up, preferably as a URL link.

We should not need to state this, but these links are for our readers' use and not for other websites to take and pass off as their own. We ask all visitors to respect Ballet Co's site and the way it operates.

Link to last weeks reviews links:
http://www.danze.co.uk/dcforum/happening/2242.html


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  Re: Monday Links 12th. Brendan 12-11-01 1
     RE: Re: Links Tuesday 13th Brendan 13-11-01 2
         RE: Re: Wednesday links - 14th Ann Williams 14-11-01 3
             RE: Re: Wednesday links - 14th Brendan 14-11-01 4
                 RE: Re: Thursday links - 15th Ann Williams 15-11-01 5
                     RE: Re: Friday links - 16th Ann Williams 16-11-01 6
                         RE: Re: Friday links - 16th Ann Williams 16-11-01 7
                             RE: Re: Friday links - 16th Ann 16-11-01 8
                             RE: Re: Friday links - 16th sylvia 16-11-01 9
                             RE: Re: Friday links - 16th pmeja 16-11-01 10
                             RE: Re: Friday links - 16th Jane S 16-11-01 11
                             Re: Saturday links - 17th Brendan 17-11-01 12
                             RE: Re: Saturday links - 17th Jane S 17-11-01 13
                             RE: Re: Saturday links - 17th Brendan 18-11-01 14
                             RE: Re: Saturday links - 17th Tomoko.A 18-11-01 15

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Brendan

12-11-01, 06:20 AM (GMT)
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1. "Re: Monday Links 12th."
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   Debra Craine on Cojocaru and Corella in the RB's Don Q. "Cojocaru’s Kitri is coltish and charming, a hot-tempered creature who sails on to the Covent Garden stage eager to dance her heart out. She is a small dancer but a big mover, and at times there is no holding her back, the perfect temperament for a flashy ballet like Don Quixote". Also Richard Move and David Gordon.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001391804,00.html

The Scotsman on the impending dismissal of Tessa Jackson, the DG of the Scottish Arts Council, a strong supporter of Scottish Ballet's proposed new artistic policy.
http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/text_only.cfm?id=122436

Frankfurter Allgemeine on Achim Freyer's opera/dance version of Bach's St Matthew's Passion. "His idea is that the requiem mass is a dance of death, a remembrance of all the dead -- past, present and future. The vision of an apocalyptic round dance -- focusing on the here and now -- characterizes this interpretation of the "Messa da Requiem."
Link to article

The Irish Times on Dance Theatre of Ireland's "Evidence".
http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/features/2001/1112/fea2.htm

Appolinaire Scherr in the NY Times on Douglas Dunn's dance theatre piece Aerobia
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/11/arts/dance/11SCHE.html


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Brendan

13-11-01, 06:35 AM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Re: Links Tuesday 13th"
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   Donald Hutera writes for the Times on Ballett Frankfurt's Eidos Telos. "A huge, unspoken tragedy lurks inside this seething cacophony. I emerged feeling creatively beaten up, but somehow enlarged by the experience".
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001393775,00.html

Nadine Meisner writing for the Indie on E:T says: "This is a piece where the Frankfurt performers hit their stride as dance-theatre specialists, their imperfect classical techniques kept in the background by the drama and a contemporary movement vocabulary".
http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=011113000990

The BBC is failing the arts coverage and its audiences, according to DJ Taylor in the Times
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001392596,00.html

Anna Kisselgoff of the NY Times on National Ballet of Cuba.
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/13/arts/dance/13CUBA.html


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Ann Williams

14-11-01, 09:41 AM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Re: Wednesday links - 14th"
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   Deja Donne, The Place, London
John Percival (The Independent)
'There was some singing too, and a spotlight that infuriated its target by getting progressively smaller as it neared him. Then the black curtains beside and behind the stage began falling down, wrapping performers in their folds. How the dancers kept their composure I can't imagine.'
Http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=104788

The Look of Love
Judith Mackrell on Doug Elkins at The Place:
'At times his style is charged with classy wit. In the What's New Pussycat number, Elkins pokes delicious fun at the clockwork waltz time of Bacharach's beat, while his mix of flamenco footwork and kittenish mime flits between levels of kitsch and sexiness that are perfectly of the period.'
Http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4298528,00.html

The Times on Elkins:
Easy, cheesy BY DEBRA CRAINE
'Elkins brings the energy and punch of street dancing into a language also informed by the roundness of classical ballet and the thrust of martial arts. The mix is seamless, all the elements happily co-existing in one fluid, buoyant whole.'
Http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001394484,00.html

This link may or may not work. If it works, it's spectacular - a series of pictures from the Sydney Morning Herald of the Australian Ballet's new production of 'Carmina Burana'

Http://www.smh.com.au/news/0111/13/entertainment/snapshot10.html

From the Telegraph:
British set designers continue to lead the world, but, asks Rupert Christiansen, who are tomorrow's stars - and what are their big ideas?
Http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000148269364269&rtmo=3HBY3KnM&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/01/11/14/btset14.html

Faint-hearts are doing us a favour

Artist agencies and maestros are being brought down to earth in the current world climate, says Norman Lebrecht
Http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000148269364269&rtmo=3HBY3KnM&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/01/11/14/bmnorm14.html



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Brendan

14-11-01, 01:37 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Re: Wednesday links - 14th"
In response to message #3
 
   From the Evening Standard, Luke Jennings on Rambert's family matinee: "The Celebrated Soubrette, choreographed by Javier de Frutos, takes a knowing sashay through the leary, glitzy world of Las Vegas revue dancers. The women are abrasive and mutually distrustful, while the men - lonesome cowboys all - strut and fret and essay masculine poses. The dozen dancers form a chorus line, only to march forward and stare into the pit. The abyss, you might say".
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/hottx/theatre/top_dance_review.html?in_review_id=474170&in_review_text_id=428890


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Ann Williams

15-11-01, 09:52 AM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Re: Thursday links - 15th"
In response to message #4
 
   Rambert Dance Company
Brown study in choreographic brilliance
Nadine Meisner
'Even including the much-praised Biped, which came to London last year, Ground Level Overlay is the best piece by Merce Cunningham I've seen in a long while.'
Http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=104962

Rambert Dance Company
Judith Mackrell
Guardian
'..Rambert's acquiring of three recent pieces for its repertory has been a gift not only to Cunningham's public, but also to its own dancers, who get to perform some of the most lucid, interesting challenges of any dance career. '
Http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4299252,00.html

The following three pieces are via the FT link:

Digital, Cable and Satellite Television: Today's Choices
The Independent - United Kingdom; Nov 15, 2001
BY JAMES RAMPTON

Infuriating for those who haven't got cable or digital TV, I know, but it makes an interesting read....
Http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=011115000835&query=ballet

Lady bountiful: Vivien Duffield raised millions of pounds for the Royal Opera House, but even she admits she was a thorn in its side. Now she has defected to English National Opera. She tells Dan Glaister about her grand ambitions
The Guardian
Http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=011115000630&query=ballet

Royal Ballet comes home A Silver Gala evening saw one of the jewels in Birmingham's cultural crown back in place and shining brightly last night. Helen Bruce reports on the night dance took centre stage again
The Birmingham Post - United Kingdom; Nov 14, 2001
BY HELEN BRUCE
http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=011114004237&query=ballet

A piece from the Miami Herald on Miami City Ballet:
Miami Ballet troop brings lithe movement to dance
BY JORDAN LEVIN

'Watching the Taylor pieces I was struck by how similar his work is to Balanchine's in their classical sense of form, and unexpectedly powerful emotional subtext.'
Http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j27581596



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Ann Williams

16-11-01, 08:59 AM (GMT)
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6. "RE: Re: Friday links - 16th"
In response to message #5
 
   From the Independent:
A creator of wit and brilliance:
His genius was for long dramatic ballets, and his masterpiece is Onegin - which the Royal Ballet performs for the first time next week. John Percival recounts the brief, precocious life of John Cranko
Http://west.adlink.de/hserver/SITE=FLY_IDUK_UK/AREA=ENJOYFLY/ACC_RANDOM=1005898509520

An obituary from the Guardian:
Jane Winearls
Britain's first full-time university lecturer in dance
Andy Adamson
Http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4300065,00.html

From the Times:
Gala Opening; Birmingham Hippodrome
BY DONALD HUTERA
'For Bintley, the event brought a sense of relief as well as celebration. "There were a few times we thought we were never going to get back here," he remarked during one of several quick, charming curtain speeches. "I hope you'll agree it's been worth the wait." '
Http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001396665,00.html

Clement Crisp on the RB's Don Quixote:
Wonderful dancers outshine the ballet
Financial Times; Nov 16, 2001

'If this staging is to return - and I can think of only two reasons (Cojocaru and Corella) why it should - then it must be re-dressed, re-set, and rehearsed by dancers from Petersburg. Otherwise, send it back whence it came.'
Http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=011116000432&query=ballet

From the New York Times:
Exposed to the Elements in an Existential No Man's Land
By ANNA KISSELGOFF

'The Next Wave Festival of the Brooklyn Academy of Music is the right place for John Jasperse's choreography. "Giant Empty," which had its New York premiere on Wednesday night at the academy's Harvey Theater, is typical of Mr. Jasperse's polished experiments in compelling movement, clear form and emotional provocation.'
Http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/16/arts/dance/16JASP.html

From the Sydney Morning Herald:
Testing the waters without a lifesaver
Jill Sykes reviews Bondi Ballet's Giselle Act II - Terror on Bondi Beach
'It is a witty idea - as evidenced by the renaming of the characters in this 160-year-old ballet to involve its writer and composer, and turning Albrecht into Al Brecht - but it doesn't come off.'
Http://www.smh.com.au/news/0111/16/text/entertain17.html



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Ann Williams

16-11-01, 10:57 AM (GMT)
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7. "RE: Re: Friday links - 16th"
In response to message #6
 
   There seems to be a problem with the Independent links today. I've now found two different links to the piece on John Cranko, neither of which works...I'll keep on trying because it is the most interesting piece in today's lot.



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Ann

16-11-01, 11:06 AM (GMT)
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8. "RE: Re: Friday links - 16th"
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   This one should work..

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/dance/story.jsp?story=105130


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sylvia

16-11-01, 01:16 PM (GMT)
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9. "RE: Re: Friday links - 16th"
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   The Independent article in the newspaper also comes with a lovely photo of Cooper and Rojo in their roles. I've scanned and sent it to a couple people already so if anyone else want to see it give me an email.


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pmeja

16-11-01, 03:14 PM (GMT)
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10. "RE: Re: Friday links - 16th"
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   funny, i always thought that cranko had died in a plane crash.


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Jane S

16-11-01, 03:51 PM (GMT)
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11. "RE: Re: Friday links - 16th"
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   Cranko died on the plane back to Stuttgart, with his company, after an American tour - hence perhaps the confusion.


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Brendan

17-11-01, 07:48 AM (GMT)
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12. " Re: Saturday links - 17th"
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   Judith Mackrell's final assessment of the Royal Ballet's Don Q. "It is an unfortunate, even a lazy start, but not necessarily a damning one. Given that Stretton has apparently been coaching the Royal like a man possessed ever since he arrived, he can at least justify his opening production as a parade ground for his dancers' talent".
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4300689,00.html

A feature from China Daily on National Ballet of Cuba's 'psycho-ballet', a therapeutic programme designed to help children with psychological difficulties
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/star/2001/1115/fe19-1.html

Anna Kisselgoff of the NY Times on Jose Limon Dance Company's Cross Roads
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/17/arts/dance/17WINT.html

Salon Magazine interviews Peter Kurth, the author of a new biography of Isadora Duncan. http://www.salon.com/people/conv/2001/11/12/kurth/print.html

Peter Kurth has a separate article on the writing of the biography. This is also from Salon.
http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2001/11/12/dancing/print.html


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Jane S

17-11-01, 03:46 PM (GMT)
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13. "RE: Re: Saturday links - 17th"
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   I don't think we've had Jenny Gilbert's piece from last Sunday yet, on Ballett Frankfurt's Artifact and Martha@TheCriterion:

" It's not enough, Forsythe is saying, to fall back on past forms, however beautiful or satisfying. Which of course is all very vieux chapeau in every other art form but ballet, which tends to define itself by its history."

http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=104532


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Brendan

18-11-01, 08:16 AM (GMT)
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14. "RE: Re: Saturday links - 17th"
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   Adam Cooper is profiled in the Sunday Times as he returns to the Royal Ballet for Onegin: . “What I enjoy most about dancing is creating a mood or character. When I watch other performers I want to see someone I care about; I’m not interested in how many pirouettes they do. I want people to believe in who I am on stage.”
http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/article/0,,9013-2001395323,00.html

Clifford Bishop of the Sunday Times on Rambert's latest mixed bill: "The evening ends with Javier De Frutos’s Las Vegas-inspired The Celebrated Soubrette, which emphasises the grind in bump-and-. At least the costumes sparkle". Also Doug Elkins and Ballett Frankfurt's Eidos:Telos; "less about dance than about inventing its own cult of classical voodoo".
http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/article/0,,9013-2001395479,00.html

Also in the Sunday Times, Alberto Vilar: a day in his life
http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/article/0,,9011-2001394554,00.html

Jann Parry of the Observer on Rambert, and on BRB's return to its home at the Hippodrome in Birmingham. "The ensemble looked in far better shape than in the post-holiday season at Sadler's Wells. Regular performance has sharpened them up; the newly elegant setting lends them glamour".
http://www.observer.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,596449,00.html

The NY Times on spotting the classics in a crowded month of modern dance. One interviewee says: ""The whole raison d'être of early moderns like Humphrey and Limón was to create dances about the human condition. There's always a spiritual element in their work. Without that quality, I don't think anything lives on."
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/18/arts/dance/18GLAD.html

The NY Times on Matthew Bourne's "The Car Man". "It felt a lot like a hit"
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/18/arts/music/18GURE.html?searchpv=nytToday

The NY Times reviews a new edition of Pavlova's "I dreamed I was a Ballerina" and ''Dance!,'' by Elisha Cooper, a "thoroughly contemporary look at a modern dance company at work".
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/18/books/review/18MCCULLY.html?searchpv=nytToday

We may have missed earlier in the week this piece from the Times on Ballet Imaginaire.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001394747,00.html


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Tomoko.A

18-11-01, 03:48 PM (GMT)
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15. "RE: Re: Saturday links - 17th"
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   Alina Cojocaru is interviewed by Lewis Jones in today's Telegraph magazine. A big and lovely photo of Alina in a rehearsal room !


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