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#16 Terriergirl

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 08:48 AM

For anyone else in the Minneapolis area, it doesn't start here until January 23 but will be playing at the Landmark Edina Theater.

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#17 Paul Parish

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 11:38 PM

I was at a preview-screening of the Company tonight, realy REALLY enjoyed it -- for hte quality of presence in it all hte way through, the quality of hte attention, the loving absorbed attention....it made me very happy...... It's extremely generous, and is i think a response to the generosity of hte dancers, the recognition of one artist (Altman) that goes to those others, the dancers, who work in such a total way, where what you do is open and close like a flower, and offer up what you've got come rain or come shine when your time comes....

I just loved it.

It was great to see Deborah Dawn looking so fine. I really liked Mark Goldweber, the qauality of his energy was very appealing -- small part, but really memorable. I quite liked Malcolm MacDowell, even -- I loved it when he told the Italian AMericans that he owed htem nothing, and htat hte biggest award they could give him would be to NOT make it so hard on their boys to be a dancer.... I doubt that Arpino would do that, but I loved it.... I hope all the Billy Elliotts out there get to see him hit em a lick for that.

THe Blue Snake, even is not all that bad -- where else could the dancer in white who opened the piece get to show his strange, bizarre, FABULOUS quality? As allegories go, it's kinda stupid -- but not much worse than parts of the ballet de la Nuit.

But hte really beautiful section was the trapeze ballet -- those unending cartwheels, they had hte fullness of eternity in them.... And so lovingly filmed.

#18 Mel Johnson

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 05:10 AM

I quite liked Malcolm MacDowell, even -- I loved it when he told the Italian Americans that he owed them nothing, and that the biggest award they could give him would be to NOT make it so hard on their boys to be a dancer.... I doubt that Arpino would do that get to show his strange, bizarre, FABULOUS quality?

I don't. I've seen and heard him do that very thing!

#19 Treefrog

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 06:17 AM

I don't know about that particular vignette, but from what I've heard many of the scenes are based on things that really happened in the company at some point. (Of course, this is just hearsay, I don't have any firsthand knowledge.)

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 06:37 AM

We are going tomorrow after I pick up my daughter at school. Can't wait!

#21 traviata

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 07:55 AM

February, 11th in France :)

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Posted 29 January 2004 - 08:06 PM

Does anybody know if The Company will be shown in Canada?  Thanks

According to a little blurb in the Toronto Star, it's opening TOMORROW!! :bouncing: In Toronto at least. I guess we'll have to check the local papers tomorrow to find out exactly where it's playing (and there will probably be a review, too).

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 10:48 AM

Thanks for your reaction to it paul Parish! I really liked the swing/trapeze piece as well. i wish I could see it live. Maybe the Blue Snake was meant for humor? Just as a spoof of deranged pieces that show up in repertoire? :lol:

So what did everyone else think??? I know by now it has gotten to your city or it never will so speak up!

I really liked just watching the dancers and how it was so realistic and not so corny or inaccurate like Julia Stiles' story in "Save the Last Dance". As a dance person I couldn't care less if there was a plot and just enjoyed it for what it was, but my friend I went with knows nothing about the ballet world (like most of the rest of the world) and found it hard to follow and pay attention to but she said she liked it.

One of the things that really bugged me was how one of the guys, maybe it was a girl (I saw it months ago so I can't remember who) was arguing with the choreographer about changing the choreography. I was so shocked at the brashness! OMG, to speak out like that? :pinch: Just do what the man tells you! If he wants to change choreography while you're waiting in the wing before curtain he can! hehe, sorry was just disappointed in that dancer.

I thought Neve Campbell did really well for being a very EX-dancer. I know her piece wasn't en pointe but she really had pretty decent technique from what I could tell. Has anyone heard the rumor that she was offered a spot with them? Is it true? I don't believe it and I pray it isn't true b/c she was good for the movie but she is nowhere near where she would need to be to be a professional dancer. That is ridiculous. Plus how sad would that be b/c it is so hard to get a spot in a company and there are so many real dancers out there who need a job so much more than her and they deserve it more too. SO I don't believe it but if anyoone has heard anything else let me know!

BTW, Miss Arthur (Char, in the movie, playing herself) was my teacher for several years so it was such a pleasure to watch her. I miss her but it a treat to see her in a movie. :P

#24 Treefrog

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 06:09 AM

As for Neve Campbell being offered a spot, this is the story I was told by someone close enough to the situation to know the truth:

After the filming was finished, a remark was made that "she's been training with us so long, she feels like a member of the company. Let's offer her a spot with us until the end of the season."

I don't recall from the recounting if the offer was actually made. In any case, it was not a full-time, take-the-position-away-from-somebody-else kind of deal.

#25 Mel Johnson

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 01:50 PM

That's close enough. It was sort of an "Artistic Associate" position that Mr. Joffrey had been trying to develop before his death in 1987. Ali McGraw was being considered for it once upon a time. It's still vacant, and I think, was offered knowing full well that she'd decline.

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 05:33 AM

"The Company" has just been released in Uruguay- would you believe it? After one year...... this is how things work in this country.....
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I saw it yesterday, and liked it (some parts more than others- I loved the dance with the orange rubber bands that opens the movie). We commented with our friend how are things changing in ballet since the new media resouces have been incorporated.

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