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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:06 PM

A feature on the Australian Dance Theatre by Nina Levy in The West Australian.
 

 

"That interest, within the broader culture of the time, in women and madness, and the idea that madness in women could be caused by emotional trauma, mainly in relationship to men - that being jilted by a man was enough to send a woman over the edge into madness - that was the cultural subtext for Giselle."

 

It's that subtext - the 19th century obsession with madness - that's the starting point for[Garry] Stewart's contemporary reconstruction of Giselle. And reconstructed it certainly is.

 



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:12 PM

Kim Brandstrup talks about his new ballet for the Aldeburgh Festival. Video.

 

So when he was looking for music for his ballet, co-commissioned by DanceEast, he turned his attention to the start of the composer’s career to create a piece that also powerfully evokes his childhood and – in particular – the death of his mother. Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge was in fact written in 1937, the year Britten’s mother died. It was his first major success and has a richness, and depth missing from his earlier works.

 



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:55 AM

Jose Manuel Carreno's new job at San Jose Ballet will not immediately affect his involvement in the Carreno Dance Festival, says co-founder Robert De Warren.

 

De Warren, co-producer of the CDF and president of its nonprofit umbrella organization, the Sarasota International Dance Festival, said Thursday Carreño’s appointment would not perceptibly change the festival nor his partner’s involvement.

 

 



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 05:08 PM

Questions are raised over the executive director of Manassas Ballet Theatre's vote to authorize funds for the ballet as a member of the city council.

 

Wolfe said in an interview that because all the arts funding was combined in one package, he could not choose to recuse himself solely from the decision on the ballet. In the past, council members considered arts funding line by line, and he did choose not to vote when funding for the organization was considered, he said.

 

 




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