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Wednesday, July 17


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#1 dirac

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:52 AM

Tamara Rojo wants to seek out more female choreographers for the English National Ballet, claims men emphasize the physical.

 

 

Saying there are issues she would like to see "approached by women" on stage, she claimed relationships are currently shown largely from a male perspective.

 

 

 

Also claims to be good kisser onstage, asserts droit du seigneur over male dancers.

 

"I was criticised because my kiss in Swan Lake was too passionate," says the 39-year-old principal dancer of the English National Ballet. "Well, I thought, after three hours on stage, I deserved it. Look at him. Who wouldn’t?"

 



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:59 AM

A story on Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg's unsentimental farewell from the Royal Ballet, Polunin, etc., by Jasmine Gardner in The Evening Standard.

 

Then, in a second blow to fans and to the company, they said last week that they would miss their scheduled last ever outing with the Royal Ballet. Instead of opening a production of Swan Lake in Tokyo last Saturday, they quit early after a gala performance in Japan last week, blaming injury — leaving two of the company’s other principals, Steven McRae and Roberta Marquez, to perform twice in one day.

 



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:08 AM

Reviews of Russian Seasons of the 21st Century.

 

The Guardian

 

Liepa's worst offences against Diaghilev are musical. The impresario commissioned some of the great scores of the 20th century, and to use bad recordings, which make even the scintillating colours of Stravinsky's Firebird sound murky, is plain vandalism. Almost as damaging, though, is the apparent lack of rehearsal for this London season. With guest principals jetted in to augment dancers from Liepa's Kremlin Ballet, there's very little sense of collective style and drama.

 

The Financial Times

 

http://www.ft.com/cm...l#ixzz2ZKbSA2tU

 

It was Xander Parish as Scheherazade’s Golden Slave, but improbably costumed as the Spirit of the Rose, who gave the evening its value. He is revealed as a prince in exile, a true premier danseur, ideal in physique, elegant in manner, resourceful in drama – or such drama as was offered in these dim circumstances – his technique well-rounded, his line eloquent. He seemed unfussed by the nonsense in which he was trapped and showed rare dignity when a vampish Scheherazade forced her quaint attentions on him. Parish, a fine artist, justified a desperate evening.

 

The Independent

 

Some shows just seem to be doomed. On opening night, the Russian Seasons of XXI Century dropped one production due to injury, then added an unscheduled interval while they tried to fix the lighting. Technical hitches aside, it was a ramshackle night of dubious revivals and recorded music. The bright spot was British-born guest star Xander Parish, dancing with bold conviction.

 



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:12 AM

A preview of a "dramatic concert" based on the relationship between Tchaikovksy and Nadezhda von Meck.

 

Tonight, Shakespeare & Company and the Ensemble for the Romantic Century will delve into this unconventional epistolary relationship with the Berkshire premiere of "None but the Lonely Heart: The Strange Story of Tchaikovsky and Madame von Meck" by Eve Wolf, performed by Shakespeare & Company veterans Jonathan Epstein and Ariel Bock, with Wolf on piano and violinist Susie Park, cellist Adrian Daurov, and tenor Edwin Vega. American Ballet Theater dancer Daniel Mantei will represent Tchaikovsky's balletic works with a Nutcracker solo.

 



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:21 AM

A story on Mia Heathcote, daughter of Steven Heathcote, who is a student at the Australian Ballet's school.

Now in Level 7 of the School, Mia is about to embark on her first-ever tour with the Dancers' Company, the regional touring arm of the Australian Ballet.

She will be performing in the corps of both Paquita and Swan Lake on the six-week tour that visits Broken Hill, Mount Gambier, Sale, Mildura and Darwin.

 



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:22 AM

A column on the demise of West Coast Civic Ballet  by Carrie Seidman in The Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

 

So far, I've been unable to find anyone willing to talk on the record, given that there is apparently a lawsuit (or the threat of one) by Vinton against the board. I understand the crux of the conflict between the two parties was over the direction the company should take, along with allegations of financial mismanagement.

 



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:26 AM

Bolshoi violinist Viktor Sedov, age 65,  falls into the orchestra pit and dies later of his injuries.

 

Mr Sedov, who played in the second violins, was much loved in the theatre for his "sense of humour and extraordinary erudition", Ms Novikova added."

 

 



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:27 AM

A review of American Ballet Theatre by Carla Escoda in The Huffington Post.

 

American Ballet Theatre kicked off the final stretch of its long and arduous season on Thursday with an inspired opening night program in Los Angeles that gave us a powerful political and personal statement by Alexei Ratmansky, flanked by two of George Balanchine's iconic works in interpretations that show the company off at its best. Sadly, this program was not to be repeated in L.A., as popular demand for frothy story ballets ensured an onslaught of the pirate-themed Le Corsaire for the rest of the run.

 



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:29 AM

Nashville Ballet Theatre  performs for free this weekend.

 

“Degas and the Little Dancer”, one of Nashville Ballet’s Outreach and Education programs for elementary aged children, utilizes classical and contemporary dance, drama, music, literature and visual arts to tell various stories through dance.

 



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:31 AM

Q&A with Lilian Hochhauser.

 

Have the rules become more complicated lately?

Yes. They changed to this system I think about three years ago, and I think it took us about a year to work out what we were supposed to do. We have to employ two people just working on the visa question.

 



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:11 AM

A preview of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's engagement at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center by Tresca Weinstein in The Albany Times Union.

Former dancers with the Joffrey Ballet, Mossbrucker and Malaty had never considered directing a ballet company until Bebe Schweppe, founder of the Aspen Ballet School in Aspen, Colo., tapped them to create a professional troupe in her hometown.

 

The pair are not choreographers, Mossbrucker said in a recent interview, but rather "curators," which gives them a bit of distance and a discerning eye as they select dances and dance-makers that complement the 11-member company's mix of classical training and contemporary edge.

 

 



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:33 AM

The Cleo Parker Robinson troupe revives Katherine Dunham's "Southland."

 

Yet with financial help from the National Endowment for the Arts, the discovery of other, former Dunham dancers Ricardo Avalos and Theo Jamison, who had the sheet music, and the unearthing of the film “The Magic of Katherine Dunham” with original parts of the show in it, the ballet was beginning to come together.

 



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:21 PM

A preview of Robert Dekkers' new piece, field the present shifts, by Irene Hsiao for SF Weekly.

 

The piece began several months ago, when the architect Robby Gilson Facebook messaged Dekkers after seeing Post:Ballet perform. Intrigued by the possibility of working together, Dekkers and Gilson looked to architect Stan Allen's essay "Field Conditions," as well as an exhibit at the SFMOMA of the same name, for inspiration.

 

 




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