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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:49 AM

A review in brief of the Mikhailovsky Ballet in 'Giselle' from Contactmusic.

Ivan Vasiliev makes for a perfect partner, showcasing a strong physique, able to balance out Osipova’s performance perfectly. However, only in the second half can their talent really unfold and mix with the truly spooky atmosphere to turn the ballet from merely a dance into an experience. It is clear that both dancers might be even more striking, if they were put into a more immersive production....



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:54 AM

Q&A with Scott Speck, the new conductor of the Chicago Philharmonic.

You’re no stranger to the Chicago Philharmonic because you conduct them for Joffrey performances, right?
I’ve conducted the Chicago Philharmonic in two different capacities. I guest-conducted at them at Pick-Staiger [Hall], most recently last April 22nd. Then the Joffrey hired the Chicago Philharmonic as their official orchestra, for whenever the ballet needs live music in the pit. I’ve conducted them in that capacity about 40 times. One of the things that appeals to me [about the CPO job] is to work hand in hand, since this orchestra plays for the Joffrey. And it’s very unlikely there will be [separate] concerts at the same time.



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:56 AM

A preview of the NAC's 2013-14 season by Natasha Gauthier in The Ottawa Citizen.

Founded in 1969 by the legendary Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook in response to Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination, Dance Theater of Harlem became a world phenomenon in the 1970s. However, more recent years brought tough economic and artistic times. The company went on a performing hiatus in 2004, although its acclaimed ballet school remained open. Revived last year thanks to new funds from sponsors and fresh young talent, a leaner DTH — down to a company of 18 from the original 44 — is back and hungry for the stage. They’ll be here May 21, 2014 as part of Series A, with a mixed bill that includes Canadian John Alleyne’s Far but Close.



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:12 AM

Atlanta Ballet announces its 2013-14 season.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The lineup, being officially announced at a board luncheon Thursday at Four Seasons Atlanta, includes the full-evening ballets “Romeo et Juliette” and “Hamlet” as well as resident choreographer Helen Pickett’s adaptation of Williams’ “Camino Real.”


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"Camino Real" was an unusual play for Williams, a work of magic realism in which iconic characters including Kilroy, Don Quixote, Casanova, Lord Byron, and Violetta from "La Traviata" wander through a surreal dead-end town somewhere in the Spanish-speaking world....



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:15 AM

Julia Gillard expresses concern for a West Australian ballet dancer who was injured during a performance.

Ms. Gillard and Defence Minister Stephen Smith watched the performance in the company's new Maylands headquarters, an historic art deco landmark, before the prime minister handed over a cheque for $1.3 million in federal funding over four years.



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:30 AM

New York City Ballet and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center continue talks about a longer summer season for the company.

The world-famous but financially troubled company will spend just one week at SPAC this summer, its shortest stay ever.

However, SPAC Chairwoman Susan Phillips Read said she plans to meet with the ballet’s board president next week, and that a longer residency will no doubt be part of the discussions.



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:32 AM

A review of Ballet Jörgen Canada's "Swan Lake" by Paula Citron in The Globe and Mail.

Jörgen seems to be on a campaign to Canadianize his ballets, hence his Group of Seven Nutcracker. His Swan Lake is set in the Fortress of Louisbourg, which inspired designer Robert Doyle’s 18th-century, French-themed costumes. The ballet is awash in lovely paisley and embroidered sateen fabrics.



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:47 PM

Colorado Ballet joins with Denver-area non-profit organizations to remember the Holocaust.


The centerpiece event is Colorado Ballet's four performances of "Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project," starting Friday at Newman Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Denver campus.



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Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:41 PM

A review of San Francisco Ballet in 'Onegin' by Paul Parish in The Bay Area Reporter.

What makes the story relevant today is the similarity of Onegin's plight with that of young people today. There's nothing to do with your life except maybe make some money, or at least not lose caste. You don't want to be poor, unless you're an artist. Pushkin began writing Onegin just after the fall of Napoleon, when the Congress of Vienna reinstated the old aristocracies and monarchies, which all instituted terrifying secret-police forces. The liberal spirit, which the French Revolution had set free, became dangerous to manifest. Onegin's boredom is typical of every youth who came of age in this period. It lays waste to his soul, and is at the heart of his tragedy, and of Tatiana's. She is young, alive, and as a country-squire's daughter, immune to revolutionary hopes. Indeed, she is still vibrating to the idealistic image of Richardson's Grandison when Onegin swims into her ken. She's just a country girl who reads a lot.




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