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AnnWilliams

10-04-02, 12:44 PM (GMT)
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"'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
 
   One of the links I posted today, from The Missourian, reports on a panel discussion in which a distinguished panellist (Sally Bliss, former Joffrey dancer) cites Balanchine as 'one of the four great choreographers of the 20th century' but, apart from also mentioning Anthony Tudor, she does not enlighten us further. Although it's only the lady's opinion, I am fascinated. Who might the other two be? I think it's a fairly safe bet that Frederick Ashton is one of them, so - who's the last one? Anyone want to guess ?


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  RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century' Jane S 10-04-02 3
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Steven

10-04-02, 12:49 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   Hmm... ten best ballet dancers in Britain, but only four great choreographers of the 20th Century...


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Flight

10-04-02, 01:11 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   There is always Kenneth MacMillan, of course, but I'm sure many would disagree. Martins? Wheeldon? Bintley? Probaly not Preljocaj.

Personally I don't like Martins (might have something to do with the fact that I asked him for his autograph and he wasn't very nice, but I'm not blown away by his choreography either).

Bintley has made some absolute masterpieces but his latest work, the seasons, was not very inspirational in my opinion.

Haven't seen much Wheeldon or Preljocaj. I think the only one who has any chance of rivalling MacMillan is Bintley.


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Jane S

10-04-02, 01:16 PM (GMT)
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3. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   Fokine (assuming we're talking about ballet)


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MAB

10-04-02, 01:22 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   Nijinska.


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Brendan McCarthymoderator

10-04-02, 01:33 PM (GMT)
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5. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   It might be more fun to play this game in reverse.

Radio 3 had a music programme a few years ago in which the idea was to jettison composers from a balloon, so as to keep it airborne. Some were cast overboard with great enthusiasm as the programme slowly worked its way down to Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. It's the Room 101 game in another guise.


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MAB

10-04-02, 02:25 PM (GMT)
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6. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   David Bintley for plagiarism and pretentiousness. Straight to Room 101 please.


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Flight

10-04-02, 03:00 PM (GMT)
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7. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   Oh, I don't think that's fair! I would still say MacMillan though. As one of the best, I mean. I just love 'Still Life', Carmina Burana, Nutcracker Sweeties. Some of his Bintley's work *isn't* all that good, but was all of MacMillan's or Ashton's? A lot of people would say , no, it is just that some of their work has been discarded to leave us with a legacy of their best.

Never seen any Fokine, apart from a bit of Markova in the Swan (on video of course). I'm sure I would love Les Sylphides. Never seen any Nijinska either!!! Don't forget de Valois, not really as one of the best but just as a choreographer to be mentioned. I rather like Mark Morris but he's not ballet. From what i've seen of Forsythe, I like, but not as one of the greatest.


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Flight

10-04-02, 03:36 PM (GMT)
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9. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   Having said that, Bintley *is* quite pretentious, isn't he? Had to look up plagiarism (the shame!) and that is quite true too! Still like his work, though. I am a bit of a luvvie so i don't mind pretentious-ness.


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AEHandley

10-04-02, 06:55 PM (GMT)
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12. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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>
>Never seen any Fokine, apart from
>a bit of Markova in
>the Swan (on video of
>course). I'm sure I would
>love Les Sylphides. Never seen
>any Nijinska either!!! Don't forget
>de Valois, not really as
>one of the best but
>just as a choreographer to
>be mentioned. I rather like
>Mark Morris but he's not
>ballet. From what i've seen
>of Forsythe, I like, but
>not as one of the
>greatest.
>
>
I've seen Sylphides (RB) and Scheherezade, Spectre de la Rose and Petrushka and also Polovtsian Dances (Kirov) - all Fokine. Polovtsian dances was total hanky in the mouth hysterical - AWFULLY dated (or dated and awful...) I nearly had to leave the ROH I was laughing so much! Sylphides and Spectre are beautiful and haven't dated at all; Petrushka IS dated but I was spellbound by it. I think however that it depends on total commitment and also the staging and costumes. THe Kirov were absolutely the right company for it. Scheherezade - well it had Ruzimatov, and that's about all you could say for it (but I am an Irek rather than a Farouk fan anyway).


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alison

11-04-02, 01:26 PM (GMT)
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14. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   No Nijinska? Didn't you see the Royal Ballet do Les Noces on TV in January?

Oh, and BTW, how's the revision going?


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Paul A

10-04-02, 03:19 PM (GMT)
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8. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   >David Bintley for plagiarism and pretentiousness.


Would have said it differently - great theatricality and utterly unmemorable choreography.

I'd second Nijinska for the power and modernity of her work - but conscious that we have a very small canon from which to judge.


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Flight

10-04-02, 03:50 PM (GMT)
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10. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   Perhaps we should go on what we like of a choreographer rather than what we don't? I mean, not many people absolutely adore Le Corsaire or Don Q (unless they have Farukh Ruzimatov in, in which case...), but there aren't many people who would say they dislike Petipa.

And, swerving from the subject (typical), Pavlova danced some very vulgar ballets, but made up for them with all the others.


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trogadmin

10-04-02, 04:23 PM (GMT)
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11. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   Very tough task this since the rules only allow four (five would have been easier). Anyway they are (I reckon) George Balanchine, Mikael Fokine, Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins. I based the sekection on a very complicated formula involving dancability, visualness, originality, lasting legacy and just a healthy dose of downright favouritism.

Of course, I would like to have included Fosse, Nureyev, Nijinksi, Ashton, Tudor, Massine, etc, etc but I couldn't squeeze them into the four.


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AnnWilliams

10-04-02, 11:27 PM (GMT)
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13. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   For me, the fourth great 20th century choreographer is Nijinska.

That said, I love Brendan's 'Room 101'idea and hope we can continue to run with it. It's a bit difficult, because no choreographer is so consistently dreadfuI that you'd want to condemn him/her utterly but, on reflection, I've come to the conclusion that Maurice Bejart is dreadful often enough to merit condemnation. So into Room 101 goes MB, as does whoever choreographed the Joffrey's 'Billboards' - remember that, anyone?


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Robert

11-04-02, 01:56 PM (GMT)
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15. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   Only one person has mentioned Massine, a few years ago he would have been near the top, how fashions change!


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Robert

11-04-02, 04:43 PM (GMT)
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16. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   Listing the 20thCenturies best choreographers is an impossibility. None of us has been able to see most of them and so we rely on hearsay legend and books. Fokine was supposed to be good and on evidence of some works (particularly Petrushca) was a great choreographer but his later work, and some of his earlier works danced badly were described by some as laughable. Nijinsky may have been wonderful but we do not really know, as nothing survived. Nijinska his sister was probably, and on evidence really important. Massine was very highly thought of in his day. When young I was always told he was the greatest but I have not seen enough to know. They are rarely revived and one is not sure how accurate they are. The Trocks did a rather fun version of one last year, and I have a video of the POB Symphony Fantastique Kurt Joos is never mentioned and impossible to see nowadays but he was considered to be an innovative and powerful choreographer. No young person would know who he was except perhaps that Pina Bausch and suprisingly Peter Wright danced for him.
Ashton did not think much of Anthony Tudor and Ashton fans did not like Macmillan. I always thought that Tudor was the choreographer that we were not allowed to see because of his desertion during the war, but now when I see them I am not too impressed, I tink I share Ashton’s view.
Many people were upset when De Valiose gave up choreography to concentrate on promoting Ashton, it seemed all wrong for such a strong and able woman. I still think she was a great choreographer and is sadly missing from these lists (and Covent Garden!).
There is almost a claque and a huge heap of books promoting the work of Ballanchine but there were other very good choreographers working in America at the same time.
Present day choreographers are particularly difficult. I think several would soon go out of Brendan’s Balloon. Is David Parsons any good? Is Mark Morris a great? Are they involved in ballet? I would cheerfully see Forsythe Mark Baldwin and Ashley Page thrown out but that is cruel and vindictive, and I feel sorry. As I wrote before, impossible!
PS. What about Roland Petit great in the past he is still working?


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Flight

11-04-02, 05:12 PM (GMT)
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17. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   Isn't he dead? Or is that his wife?

I saw the POB production that you mentioned and thought it horrendous! My first impression of Bejart, on seeing his 'Ballet for Life' was quite favourable, but I have since aquired the video of his 'Nut', whic I couldn'r sit through.

I love Morris, and his style is quite balletic.

They used to occassionally show Joos's 'The Green table' on BBC Knowledge. Never managed to see it, though, and proably won't get the chance now.


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14-04-02, 10:19 PM (GMT)
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26. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   I've seen "The Green Table" on TV (and even remembered it was by Joos, so there) and it's well worth seeing.


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Viviane

11-04-02, 06:08 PM (GMT)
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18. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   LAST EDITED ON 11-04-02 AT 06:09 PM (GMT)

Ann, I absolutely can't agree on M.Béjart !
And I'm convinced -with me- a lot of people who have experienced the seventies will shake one's head.
Without stepping into the game of 'the four greatest 20th Century choreographers', you can't deny the significance of Maurice Béjart in the world of dance ?!
I saw Jorge Donn, Shonach Mirk, Suzanne Farrell, Victor Ullate,
Jan Nuyts, Andrei Ziemski...to name a few, and they made the choreographies unforgetable to me !
And even today...a bit off-topic : Rudra, is the only school who's able to place all his dancers : if there is some-one who knows what it is all about in dance....!
I'm not enthusiastic at all about some later creations .... but after more than 40 years (!) of choreographing... it's not easy to avoid reminiscent ideas, I think.
In the mean time...I have 'grown' ...and discovered -thanks to M.B.- another ballet-world I adore, but it will never replace my first experiences.


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MAB

12-04-02, 11:36 AM (GMT)
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19. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   Roland Petit is very much alive and still working. In fact he continues to turn out masterpieces if his most recent work, The Queen of Spades at the Bolshoi is anything to go by. If the question had been who is the greatest living choreographer, I would have had no hesitation in nominating Petit.

Maurice Bejart is totally revered on the continent, but doesn't seem to appeal to Anglo Saxon audiences. Is he the most prolific choreographer of all time? His output is incredible, but there are some real gems in with the dross. Like Viviane, I have fond memories of Suzanne Farrell, Jorge Donn and Paolo Bortoluzzi, not to mention Nureyev. The company has always had superb dancers, whatever one thinks of MB's choreography.

Robert, if you are old enough, its possible to have seen all the choreographers mentioned, but of course, what we continue to see is all down to what artistic directors of ballet companies ALLOW us to see. Try and read the biography of Antony Tudor, Shadowplay by Donna Perlmutter, it casts a lot of light on his choreographic methods, and I would say that it is because of the intense (perhaps unhealthy) relationships he maintained with a small group of dancers that future generations are unable to reproduce the impact of original casts.

I was surprised that none of the Soviet choreographers were mentioned e.g. Lavrovsky or Grigorovitch. By the way the best version of Prince Igor is not by Fokine, it’s by Kasyan Goliezovsky and it is superb.


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Viviane

12-04-02, 12:04 PM (GMT)
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20. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   MAB, I have to thank you for some support concerning Béjart on this website
Yes, Bortoluzzi...how could I forget to mention him !
Sadly I NEVER saw Nureyev


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12-04-02, 01:10 PM (GMT)
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21. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   LAST EDITED ON 12-04-02 AT 01:11 PM (GMT)

In response to the remark by Ann


"on reflection, I've come to the conclusion that Maurice Bejart is dreadful often enough to merit condemnation"

I'd simply like to say that I see the case of Béjart and Roland Petit quite differently from that of, say Forsythe. You see, I loathe Forsythe's work, and what he does to a dancer's body, but Forsythe is at least very talented. In his cleverer pieces, the ones that least resemble Pina Bausch, there is an element of choreographic and musical thought, slight thought it be.

Petit and Béjart, on the other hand, are purely commercial. They are businessmen, like Béjart's grinning protégée (love that new Guillem-Béjart Rolex ad!), Mlle. Guillem. Their choreography is insipid, puerile, and horribly dated. I am thus led to conclude that their personal fortune and world-wide notoriety, owe nothing to art.

There are a number of things I find alarming about Petit and Béjart.

First, there is an expression in French "il me pompe l'air", literally, "he sucks out all the air in the room". In other words, wherever they are, no-one else gets a look in.

Second, I do not admire Mr. Béjart's habit of cottoning on to lone ladies who direct companies, and becoming their mentor, if that is the word. There is something odd about it, and I cannot help but think that his over-weening sway over Marcia Haydée, to name but one example, was most unfortunate for the Stuttgart Ballet.

Third, I find that Mr. Béjart's fascination with the occult ("Heliogabe", inter alia), bizarre, and we are not talking Mary Poppins here.

Fourthly, many of us would be very interested indeed to know the real reasons that led the Kingdom of Belgium to ask Mr. Béjart to pack up and desert its fair capital city more or less overnight.

Fifthly, many of us out there would be very interested indeed to know the real reasons that led the City of Marseille to ask Roland Petit to pack up and desert its fair streets more or less overnight. At the time, the newspapers, notably "Libération", carried reports of financial irregularities so serious, that Mr. Petit and his wife were said to have removed their official place of residence to Switzerland, again, more or less overnight.

Which brings us back to what was said at the beginning of this post:


Petit and Béjart, on the other hand, are purely commercial. They are businessmen - of a certain kind.



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Nigel

14-04-02, 03:16 PM (GMT)
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22. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   I'm a bit surprised that not one person has mentioned Lifar. He may have been one of the most self-absorbed choreographers of the century, but in terms of actually thinking about the interaction of choreography and music he was incredibly interesting - much more so than some of the other names discussed so far. For me, Balanchine is right up there, so is Fokine - if only on the basis of Petrouchka, which is a miraculous ballet (though I agree that some of his work can look very dated now). And what on earth has Roland Petit done to deserve the volley of abuse about "commercialism"? The work of his I know may well have been commercially successful, but it's also rather good. And not perhaps one of the top four, but it's sad not to see John Cranko's name somewhere in this discussion.


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14-04-02, 05:04 PM (GMT)
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   Lifar *was* very interesting - he even invented a sixth and seventh position.


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Jim

14-04-02, 07:15 PM (GMT)
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24. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   Coming in rather late on this discussion, my fourth choreographer is a quandary between MacMillan and Fokine (who also choreographed Firebird of course, which I have not spotted mentioned). But I think that on a cost/benefit basis, I have had so much pleasure from MacMillan I think I would have to go along with him.


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14-04-02, 09:35 PM (GMT)
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25. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   I have been giving it a great deal of thought in the spare half-hours I have had at the end of exams, and I have decided definitely MacMillan. I suppose the fact that MacMillan's works are still being performed frequently might mean audiences in general love him as muc as I do. Then again, it might be to do with him having been attatched to the Royal, and to Berlin (it was Berlin, wasn't it? Before my time!) that his works are performed frequently in the first place. There isn't much chance, these days, to see Massine, Lifar, Petit, or even Nijinska and Fokine away from the Royal. I have always thought I'd love Fokine, but I've never seen any of his work. So MacMillan it is, at least until someone brings Fokine to the North!


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14-04-02, 10:22 PM (GMT)
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27. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   I have always
>thought I'd love Fokine, but
>I've never seen any of
>his work. So MacMillan it
>is, at least until someone
>brings Fokine to the North!
>
Isn't St Petersburg far North enough for you?


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Kevin Ng

15-04-02, 04:23 AM (GMT)
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28. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   It's interesting that nobody has mentioned Jerome Robbins as one of the 4 great choreographers.


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Robert

17-04-02, 05:22 PM (GMT)
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29. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   Not perhaps one of the great choreographers, but it was good to see Gillian Lynne on Blue Peter the other afternoon. She is doing 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. I was amazed as she first appeared with the Saddlers Wells Ballet in 1944 or perhaps 1942. She is terribly thin and looks considerably younger than she is. Apart from 'Cats' I think she did 'Simple Man' for NBT I must look up what else she did. The grandchildren and I enjoyed the Blue Peter choreography bit.


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Tim Powell

17-04-02, 07:03 PM (GMT)
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30. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   Rpbert
Gillian Lynne was the first Black Queen I saw with Alexis Rassine as the Red Knight. It was along time ago and it was the second ballet performance I had ever seen but she seemed pretty good to me at the time.


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Flight

17-04-02, 08:48 PM (GMT)
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31. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   Gillian Lynne trained with Beryl Grey so is, presumably, of a similar age.


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Jim

17-04-02, 09:34 PM (GMT)
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32. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   LAST EDITED ON 17-04-02 AT 09:41 PM (GMT)

> ...Gillian Lynne... I think
>she did 'Simple Man' for
>NBT

Yes, you are right, she was director and choreographer of this lovely ballet based on the art works of L S Lowry. I saw it on TV with Moirer Shearer many years ago, and was so pleased when they revived it a couple of years ago (I did a little review @:
http://www.ballet.co.uk/magazines/yr_99/oct99/jf_rev_nbt_0999.htm

It was the last time I saw the beautiful Jayne Regan on stage. In fact, I nearly mentioned it in Flight's "memories" thread.

> Don't forget de Valois, not really as one of the best but just
> as a choreographer to be mentioned.

No, Flight, I shan't forget! I was on the point of saying "Don't forget De Valois" - especially for her "Rake's Prgress", when I read back and saw your remark!


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Robert

18-04-02, 03:11 PM (GMT)
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33. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   I think I mentioned De Valois too, why can't they revive some of her ballets?


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Flight

18-04-02, 05:46 PM (GMT)
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34. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   I know, they go on about tributes to madame, but when was the last time one of her ballets was performed?


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Jim

18-04-02, 05:50 PM (GMT)
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35. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   >I know, they go on about
>tributes to madame, but when
>was the last time one
>of her ballets was performed?
>

The last I know for sure was in her tribute gala in the Barbican Theatre a few years back (the night Dame Beryl squeezed my hand...). Rake's Progress was one of them, and there were others.


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Flight

18-04-02, 06:21 PM (GMT)
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36. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   Well personally I think it would be much more appropriate to have a tribute gala now that she's dead (bless her).


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Jim

18-04-02, 09:03 PM (GMT)
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38. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   >Well personally I think it would
>be much more appropriate to
>have a tribute gala now
>that she's dead (bless her).
>
It was a tribute for her 100th birthday (same year as Queen Mum who held on a bit longer). Key ballet was "Birthday Offering", with Sylvie in the central role.


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Tim Powell

18-04-02, 07:08 PM (GMT)
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37. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   BRB performed The Prospect Before Us at the Wells in 1999 it is nearly 50 years since it was last shown there when Stanley Holden was superb in the Helpman role.


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Flight

19-04-02, 08:50 AM (GMT)
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39. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   Ooooh, I 've always wanted to see that, ever since I saw a picture of Fifield in it.


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Shantrice

19-04-02, 05:04 PM (GMT)
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40. "RE: 'The four great choreographers of the 20th century'"
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   It's a difficult question... Obviously there are many
great choreographers in the 20th Century and it's hard
to squeeze them into four. Objectively Macmillan, Bejart
and Robbins are the names that came up to my mind.


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