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Alastair gives KCB a good reviewTom Sawyer as a ballet


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#1 ViolinConcerto

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:35 PM

I spotted this in the Times, and thought I'd share it with all of you, since it's a generally positive review and has a photo of an exceptionally cute red-headed dancer. Here is the link.

By contrast, the ballet is finest and most original in several places where the plot has challenged Mr. Yeston and Mr. Whitener to find a dance equivalent. Act I starts with the famous fence-painting scene, an engaging male pas de trois for Tomís friends (successfully individualized). Town, schoolroom, church are all clearly delineated (helped by Walt Spanglerís economical but evocative dťcor, with the barest wooden framework for each building descending on cue, and Holly Hynesís costumes). The Act III courtroom scene, which should be so dance-hostile, is made vivid by effects of grouping and gesture.



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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:29 PM

I spotted this in the Times, and thought I'd share it with all of you, since it's a generally positive review and has a photo of an exceptionally cute red-headed dancer. Here is the link.


Thank you for posting the review Violin Concerto and what a great review from Mr.Macaulay.

Everyone at KCB must be thrilled especially the 20 year old Alexander Peters a former recipient of a Princess Grace Award and trained at Pensyvania's Allegheny Ballet before attending SAB’s Summer Course in 2006 and 2007 and enrolling as a full-time student in September 2007. Mr. Peters attended a Summer apprentice course in Copenhagen as part of the Danish American National Cultural Exchange and last year he received Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise.

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As a redhead, I always like to see the occasional red-head doing well on stage.

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 01:21 PM

Nice to see that William Whitener, KC's Artistic Director, is keeping up Todd Bolender's legacy of imaginative and effective ballet-making.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 06:37 PM


I spotted this in the Times, and thought I'd share it with all of you, since it's a generally positive review and has a photo of an exceptionally cute red-headed dancer. Here is the link.

PS
As a redhead, I always like to see the occasional red-head doing well on stage.



Be still my heart!

Did you ever see Richard Marsden? He was in NYCB quite a while back, his parents were ballet dancers, and he was featured on a book cover about a young man in ballet. He was a delightful dancer. And a redhead!


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