Jane Simpson

RDB American Tour 2011

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News from the RDB press conference: the company will visit the USA in 2011:

Orange County 23 - 29 May

Berkeley, San Francisco 30 May - 5 June

Washington 6 June - 12 June

New York 13 June - 19 June

Repertoire includes La Sylphide, Napoli, A Folk Tale (new prodn), Sleeping Beauty

More later...

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Thank you, Jane!!! Time to start planning that trip :)

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Yes!!!!!!!! Thanks for the news Jane -- I can't wait!

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The rest of the repertoire currently planned for the tour is:

Etudes (Lander)

Conservatoire (Bournonville) - just the dancing school scene, I assume

Bournonville Variations

The Lesson (Flindt)

Jord (Jorma Uotinen)

and new pieces by Johan Kobborg, Pontus Lidberg and Kim Brandstrup (the 2 pieces KB is making for the end of this season, I think))

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That's a lot of ballets! I hope DC gets more than a whole week of "Sleeping Beauty." :)

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I wonder where they will perform in NYC. As I recall mid-June has NYCB at the Koch and ABT at the Met.

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This is wonderful news! Marking calendar NOW in anticipation..........

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:):wink: I am soooo excited! Looking forward to details.

I wonder where they will perform in NYC. As I recall mid-June has NYCB at the Koch and ABT at the Met.
NYCB initiates its new, three-season year in 2010-2011, so they may be out of the Koch by mid-June.

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NYCB initiates its new, three-season year in 2010-2011, so they may be out of the Koch by mid-June.

I realize I'm going OT with this, but what are the details of the NYCB three season thing. HAve they announced what time blocks will be involved?

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Per RUKen,

Fall: September 14 – October 10, 2010

Nutcracker: November 30, 2010 – January 2, 2011

Winter: January 18 – February 27, 2011

Spring: May 3 – June 12, 2011

http://ballettalk.invisionzone.com/index.p...st&p=261656

I hope that between Washington and New York, they bring a wide sampling of programs, heavy on the Bournonville. :wink:

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:wink::dry: I am soooo excited! Looking forward to details.
I wonder where they will perform in NYC. As I recall mid-June has NYCB at the Koch and ABT at the Met.
NYCB initiates its new, three-season year in 2010-2011, so they may be out of the Koch by mid-June.

Oh, I so hope so, because the only alternative is City Center...

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It is my understanding that in NY they will be at the Koch.

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Wonderful news! Really looking forward to this!

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Well I'm thrilled for Orange County! This will certainly break up our two year dirge of DQ's and Giselles. I hope we get to see a few items and not just Sleeping Beauty's for a whole week!

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News from the RDB press conference: the company will visit the USA in 2011:

Orange County 23 - 29 May

Berkeley, San Francisco 30 May - 5 June

Washington 6 June - 12 June

New York 13 June - 19 June

Limited information is available about their performances in Orange County (Southern California), Berkeley (northern California), and Washington, DC:

Orange County Performing Arts Center

http://www.ocpac.org/home/Events/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1062&NavID=86

They will perform the Nordic Choreography Project (short pieces) and Napoli

Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley

http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/performances/2010-11/dance/rdb.php

They will perform La Sylphide and The Lesson the first two evenings and Nordic Modern Choreography (three short pieces) during the weekend

Kennedy Center

http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showEvent&event=BLBSH

They will perform Napoli and A Folk Tale

Only the Koch Theater in New York is keeping us in suspense regarding the performances.

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According to the venues, the performance dates are:

OCPAC -- 24 May-25 Map, and 27 May-29 May

Berkeley -- 31 May-1 June, 3-4 June

Kennedy Center -- 7 June-12 June

and, as RUKen noted, nothing for the NYC performance.

I suspect the press release dates included the arrival day for each run. The 13 June is a Monday, and could be the NY arrival date.

I have a question though: the Kennedy Center site says only that the rep is "Napoli" and "A Folk Tale", but doesn't have a date range for each, nor mention that only the third act of "Napoli" will performed. Each ballet is a full-length according to the RDB site. Should I assume they just haven't told us which days each ballet will be performed?

Argh, that RDB is dancing in Berkeley the same weekend that Ballet Arizona does its all-Balanchine program (and is doing its first "Monumentum pro Gesualdo") and the opening weekend for PNB's new "Giselle". Argh.

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Only the Koch Theater in New York is keeping us in suspense regarding the performances.

Finally, the performances at Lincoln Center have been announced:

Tues. June 14 and Wed. June 15: Bournonville Variations, Lost on Slow, The Lesson, + Napoli, ACT III

Fri. June 17 and Sun. June 19: The Lesson and La Sylphide

Sat. June 18 matinee and evening: La Sylphide and Napoli, Act III

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Only the Koch Theater in New York is keeping us in suspense regarding the performances.

Finally, the performances at Lincoln Center have been announced:

Tues. June 14 and Wed. June 15: Bournonville Variations, Lost on Slow, The Lesson, + Napoli, ACT III

Fri. June 17 and Sun. June 19: The Lesson and La Sylphide

Sat. June 18 matinee and evening: La Sylphide and Napoli, Act III

Thanks! I wonder when the tickets will go on sale.

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The Lesson - OMG I am amazed that this very mediocre ballet is still in their rep. Thoroughly unpleasant.

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The Lesson - OMG I am amazed that this very mediocre ballet is still in their rep. Thoroughly unpleasant.

I saw The Lesson a few years ago as part of the Kings of Dance program in New York. I didn't care for it either.

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The Lesson - OMG I am amazed that this very mediocre ballet is still in their rep. Thoroughly unpleasant.

Far from droppping it, the Danes are very proud of it - it is one of only three ballets enshrined in their official 'cultural canon'! When I saw them do it 3 or 4 years ago I found it rather less exaggerated than for instance the Royal Ballet version, and they had some very convincing dancers - though of course that makes it even more horrifying. (Actually I've been told that some Danes think it's a comedy.)

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Tickets are now on sale on-line:

http://www.davidhkochtheater.org/events.html

What happened? I just checked the web site and the links to buy tickets are all missing! Was anybody able to buy anything on-line? Were those links posted too early by mistake? I'm also wondering if the pricing I saw yesterday (which seemed identical to NYCB pricing) was correct.

http://www.davidhkochtheater.org/events.html

Let me add: last week, I asked a clerk at the Koch box office when they expected these to go on sale. He said he didn't know, other than sometime in February. Stay tuned!

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