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Posted 30 January 2007 - 01:04 PM
Thank you for the link. I am an admirer of many of Glen Tetley's works and spoke with him on a number of occasions when he worked in London. I found him a charming man, happy to talk with dancers and members of the audience in the Nag's Head pub opposite the stage door of the Royal Opera House after performances.
Posted 30 January 2007 - 09:54 PM
An era ends, with the passing of this choreographer, as well as the great Russian teacher, Tumey. Peace.
Posted 30 January 2007 - 09:59 PM
There was a short segment of a solo for Rudy by Tetley in the film, and it was really my first view of modern ballet, and I loved it.
Even better, at a small gathering in SoHo (NYC) about 10 or 15 years ago, where Tetley was speaking, I told him how much I loved his piece and how it had helped to steer me towards my current incarnation as a ballet nut. I'm glad I had the chance.
Posted 31 January 2007 - 04:33 AM
May he have eternal rest,
May light perpetual shine upon him.
Posted 31 January 2007 - 08:20 AM
Sandik has made a good point about Tetley as someone who "bridged continents and styles" and suggests that he may be a "kind of precursor to cross-over and fusion choreography."
I also think he was one of those choreographers who are quite serious about bringing about a fusion of the various classical arts -- dance, music, literary source, design -- a goal not unlike that championed by Balanchine. I have fond memories of both Pierre Lunaire (great Schoenberg score, effective Ter-Arutunian design) and Voluntaries (Poulenc). In 2003, Tetley, who had a place down here in West Palm, was involved in the staging of his short ballet Sphynx -- based on Cocteau's La Machine Infernale, set to music by Martinu, desgined by Ter-Arutunian -- for Ballet Florida. I enjoyed its fluid and even stately choreography very much, though I admit that the audience seemed a bitunderwhelmed, giving it a lukewarm reception compared to those given to the Robbins and McIntyre pieces on the same program.
Posted 31 January 2007 - 02:42 PM
I thought that many would like to read two UK obits. Links below.
If you go to the Royal Opera House website and click on Ballet and Dance and then PRESS
you find a tribute to Glen Tetley.
I find that my friends and I are talking a lot about his works and especially their survival. I hope that the USA gets to see more of them in the future so that he can be evaluated by audiences even if the ballet press
have not admired his works so much in the past.
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