HomeMagazineListingsUpdateLinksContexts

 


 Ballet.co Postings Pages

 Some Special Threads:
  GPDTalk about George Piper Dances ! NEW !
  NBTTalk about Northern Ballet Theatre
  SBTalk about Scottish Ballet
  ENBTalk about English National Ballet
  BRBTalk about Birmingham Royal Ballet
  TodaysLinks - worldwide daily dance links
  Ballet.co GetTogethers - meetings and drinks...

  Help on New Postings


Subject: "'Rite of Spring' Study Day at Sadler's Wells" Archived thread - Read only
 
  Previous Topic | Next Topic
Printer-friendly copy     Email this topic to a friend    
Conferences What's Happening Topic #2698
Reading Topic #2698
AnnWilliams

04-05-02, 11:30 PM (GMT)
Click to EMail AnnWilliams Click to send private message to AnnWilliams Click to view user profileClick to add this user to your buddy list  
"'Rite of Spring' Study Day at Sadler's Wells"
 
   A fascinating day today at Sadler's Wells' Lilian Bayliss Theatre, where the dance historian Millicent Hodson gave a detailed account of her reconstruction of Nijinsky's 'Rite of Spring' ( more accurately referred to as 'Sacre du Printemps').

I'll be brief here, because I know Suzanne McCarthy is writing a full piece for the May Ballet.Co mag but it was one of the most enjoyable dance-related events that I've been to in a long time. The fact that there were only eleven audience members made the whole thing feel more like an informal gathering of friends - Millicent got us to introduce ourselves, so we all knew something about each other from the start, which was a great help

No other piece of music, apparently, has had as many versions choreographed as Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring' and we saw extracts from several on film - Martha Graham, Maurice Bejart, Pina Bausch, Mats Eks and Molissa Fenley etc. (of these I thought the Bausch version looked the most interesting), but Hodson's realisation of Nijinsky's work, danced by the Joffrey Ballet, looked absolutely stunning, helped by wonderful set and costume designs.

The chap sitting next to me, Bill Lax, turned out to be a Ballet.co 'lurker'. Without a blush, he readily admitted he was a regular visitor to our beloved site. Why have you never posted, then? I asked. I received some laughable excuse about not being 'an expert' like the rest of us!.

Not good enough. - shame on you, sir! You know what you have to do.


  Printer-friendly page | Top

  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: 'Rite of Spring' Study Day at Sadler's Wells Robert 06-05-02 1
  RE: 'Rite of Spring' Study Day at Sadler's Wells Bill 06-05-02 2
     RE: 'Rite of Spring' Study Day at Sadler's Wells AnnWilliams 07-05-02 3
         RE: 'Rite of Spring' Study Day at Sadler's Wells Robert 08-05-02 4

Conferences | Topics | Previous Topic | Next Topic
Robert

06-05-02, 02:25 PM (GMT)
Click to EMail Robert Click to send private message to Robert Click to view user profileClick to add this user to your buddy list  
1. "RE: 'Rite of Spring' Study Day at Sadler's Wells"
In response to message #0
 
   I wish I had been able to go. Presumably you had to put up with the helicopters to attend the talk. Is there any hope of seeing the recreation of the original Rite of Spring anywhere, or is a film/video available?


  Printer-friendly page | Top
Bill

06-05-02, 10:31 PM (GMT)
Click to EMail Bill Click to send private message to Bill Click to add this user to your buddy list  
2. "RE: 'Rite of Spring' Study Day at Sadler's Wells"
In response to message #0
 
   Many thanks for the naming and shaming. The reason for lurking is, of course, that it is such an excellent site.

I too greatly enjoyed the study day. Millicent Hodson was a delight and made me very keen to try to see a video of the Joffrey Ballet performing her reconstruction of the original Nijinsky production.

Having been to quite a few similar days at the Linbury it was nice to have a small gathering and not to have to almost fight to get seats at the front.

I attended the performance in the evening but on balance I think that I enjoyed the study day more.

Looking forward to reading Suzanne McCarthy's piece in the magazine.


  Printer-friendly page | Top
AnnWilliams

07-05-02, 10:57 PM (GMT)
Click to EMail AnnWilliams Click to send private message to AnnWilliams Click to view user profileClick to add this user to your buddy list  
3. "RE: 'Rite of Spring' Study Day at Sadler's Wells"
In response to message #2
 
   A warm welcome to Ballet.co, Bill, and I hope this is the first of many postings!

Robert, no it wasn't necessary to see 'Helicopter' in order to attend the study day; the two events were unrelated. I think the Preljocaj 'Rite' just provided a handy tie-in for Ms Hodson's study day. Whatever, I'm pleased I went for the latter rather than the former.

Re your enquiry about the availability of this 'Rite' on video, I think the answer is probably 'no' but perhaps David Leonard could throw some light on this.


  Printer-friendly page | Top
Robert

08-05-02, 03:44 PM (GMT)
Click to EMail Robert Click to send private message to Robert Click to view user profileClick to add this user to your buddy list  
4. "RE: 'Rite of Spring' Study Day at Sadler's Wells"
In response to message #3
 
   Now I am really sorry I missed it. Unfortunately Sadlers Wells is a difficult journey.
Ahorrible helicopter flew low over my garden today, I hope it was not Stockhousen's revenge!


  Printer-friendly page | Top

Conferences | Topics | Previous Topic | Next Topic

 
Questions or problems regarding this bulletin board should be directed to Bruce Marriott