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Sylvie GuillemWhat ever happened to Sylvie Guillem?


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#16 yiannisfrance

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 08:23 AM

Thank you for sharing this, it made me live the Manon representation at La Scala all over again. Amazing, isn't it? She is still as light as a feather, a heavenly dream, sensual, fascinating, unique and I could go on and on.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:15 PM

Sylvie Guillem at the NCPA dance festival Beijing (videos)

Interview with Sylvie Guillem


http://english.cntv....14/101330.shtml


Short feature on Sylvie Guillem's show

http://english.cntv....14/101297.shtml

Overview of NCPA festival, including review of Sylvie Guillem's show and discussion on the growth of dance in China

http://english.cntv....14/101332.shtml

#18 yiannisfrance

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:58 AM

Sylvie Guillem will be performing William Forsythe's "Steptext" a piece she has not performed for many years (so this makes the event all the more rare and exceptionnal) at an evening on great choreographers which will take place in Florence at the Teatro Communale, from June 10th to June 13th. Also in the program, pieces of Balanchine, Kylian and Foniadakis. Here is the link for more information on the event:
http://www.maggiofio...andi-coreografi

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:32 AM

Thanks, yiannisfrance. I hope we hear from someone who sees the performance.

#20 yiannisfrance

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:36 AM

1) With regards to Sylvie Guillem, she now has besides her official web page, an official Facebook page. This is the address:

https://www.facebook...206175282869244

 

2) I saw the performance of Sylvie in "Steptext" in Florence twice. Unfortunately due to a strike movement, the premiere was cancelled and various problems of organisation arose since the compagny of the MaggioFiorentino is in danger of closing down. But fortunately the Divine Sylvie was there to grace the stage for three nights. The ensemble program was of great quality. The first piece was Balanchine's "The Four temperaments" (there was also Kylian's "Sechs Tänze" and Stravinsky's "Les Noces" choreographed by Andonis Foniadakis wonderfullly performed by the members of the MaggioDanza compagny.

 

After the Balanchine piece  came Sylvie in "Steptext". It is hard to find the right words to describe her. Although she has not danced this most demanding piece for more than 17 or so years, she has lost none of her extraordinary ability to infuse life, rigor and passion in each Forsythe step. People were gasping with awe at her undiminished powers as she lifted her legs exquisitely as if to reach the sky, but what really impresses is how movement simply flows naturally and beautifully, her tempo is right on target, her musicality is without equal and her stage presence elecrifying. I honestly hope that we will have another chance in the future to see the Divina Sylvie in "Steptext" since it remains in my mind a perfect moment of absolute grace.



#21 yiannisfrance

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 08:31 AM

Sylvie is now appearing until June 25th at the Chekhov International Theatre Festival at the Mossovet Theatre in Moscow with "6000 miles away". Her partner for Forsythe's "Rearray" is Nicolas Le Riche. They added two extra performances for her shows due to the demand for tickets.

http://www.chekhovfest.ru/en/program/

 

Right away after Moscow, next stop Paris at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées where she is reprising her hit show "Sacred Monsters" for 3 performances, June28th, June 29th and June 30th 2013.

http://www.theatrech...llem-akram-khan



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:17 PM

I saw her in her prime at the royal ballet - can still see her manon so vividly, it was so so stunning.

But I went to see a recent 'evening with Sylvie guillem' and really would not recommend, which is sad

#23 yiannisfrance

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:28 AM

Actually that "stunning" quality is still very much present, like when she reprised her Manon at La Scala in 2011; it was a summit by anyone's standards and having seen her in that part in the past I would very safely say that not only she had lost none of her stunning qualities, she gained with time and the result was utterly amazing. The same would be said when she did "Steptext" recently in Florence she really was extraordinary. I can understand people's hesitations about more recent repertory (although I can take anything with Sylvie) but she still ventures into the classical or neoclassical repertory and it seems that she will portray Marguerite in "Marguerite et Armand" in the near future in Athens. More on the subject will come up soon hopefully.



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:55 AM

For those of you who will be in Athens, Greece during Christmas time, you have a rare chance to catch Sylvie Guilem in two very different facets, in modern and classical dance. She will be presenting at the Megaron Mousikis (Megaron Concert Hall) in Athens from December 19th to December 23rd "Sacred Monsters" with Akhram Khan and then, even more dazzingly "Marguerite et Armand" with Massimo Murru and the Tokyo Ballet from December 25th to December 30th. For more information, look at the following link (4 pages with Sylvie's performances)

 

http://www.megaron.g...a=2&cy=14&pct=3



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 02:41 AM

Some sublime extracts from a report on Greek television with Sylvie Guillem and Massimo Murru for the premiere of "Marguerite et Armand" presented at Megaron Mousikis in Athens this Christmas. Sylvie also presented there "Sacred Monsters" (7 performances + 6 of "Marguerite et Armand" in about 10 days. A true Greek marathon).

http://www.megatv.co...&pubid=32796782




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