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#1 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 06:34 AM

A review of English National Ballet's program of ballets by Roland Petit:

http://www.independe...on-2319352.html

Great ballerinas loved Petit, and it's easy to see why. He tried to turn them all into Zizi Jeanmaire, who to him was life, and death, and everything. No dancer could ask for more.



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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:45 AM

Getting married today: Megan Fairchild and Andrew Veyette.

Two prominent ballet dancers will have their wedding today in Chappaqua. Andrew Veyette and Megan Fairchild, engaged in 2009, will have their wedding at Crabtree's Kittle House, it was announced.



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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:54 AM

A review of The Dancers Company in 'Don Quixote' by Amy Jenkins for Australian Stage.

The Dancers Companyís production of Don Quixote: A Ballet in Three Acts, is a real celebration of the wonderful talent the Australian audience is invited to enjoy on their stage. The ballet features the 2011 graduating students of The Australian Ballet School with guest artists from The Australian Ballet and is a real showcase for the dancerís skill, passion and joy in performance.



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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:08 AM

A review of the Peter Schaufuss Ballet in "Romeo and Juliet" by Judith Cruickshank for danceviewtimes.

http://www.danceview...et-revived.html

It's possible to stage a chamber version of Romeo and Juliet; Mark Morris managed to tell the story clearly with a small number of dancers. But doing it by simply cutting the ensemble dances from a ballet that was created with them means that you are left with an un-balanced evening -- for instance the only interval comes after the death of Tybalt. The Capulet ball is ludicrously under-attended, Verona a largely deserted city. The lack of so many characters means that important moments like the lovers -- first sight of each other go for nothing, while at other times a character is left stranded on the stage with nothing much to do until the music finishes.




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