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Tulsa Ballet at the Joyce, August 2009

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I walked out of the Joyce so energized by the Tulsa Ballet's performance tonight. It was a delight to see three very-well-danced ballets, and not one of them an overwrought pretzel number. Good program -- Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Elite Syncopations; Nacho Duato's Por Vos Muero; and Young Soon Hue's This is Your Life -- and fine dancers. It would be a pity if they waited another 25 years for their next visit to NYC.

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Below is an article on why the Tulsa Ballet chose the pieces it is presenting:

http://www.tulsaworld.com/Scene/article.as...D7_TulsaB575200

http://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/article.as...D1_TulsaB909740

(Tulsa World review)

Unfortunately, at least today's NYT review by Gia Kourlas was not necessarily what Tulsa Ballet may have been hoping for.

I'm going to the Joyce tomorrow, and will provide a report.

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Below is an article on why the Tulsa Ballet chose the pieces it is presenting:

http://www.tulsaworld.com/Scene/article.as...D7_TulsaB575200

http://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/article.as...D1_TulsaB909740

(Tulsa World review)

Unfortunately, at least today's NYT review by Gia Kourlas was not necessarily what Tulsa Ballet may have been hoping for. [...]

And also see Leigh Witchel in the NY Post. A good quote from Leigh in re Young Soon Hue's This Is Your Life: "...[Hue's] mincing hairdressers [characters in the dance], even if ironic, were as welcome as jokes about hicks and Bible-thumpers would be in Tulsa. Someone should have thought twice about bringing it to New York."

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