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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:47 AM

A review of New Chamber Ballet  by Apollinaire Scherr in The Financial Times.

 


But as soon as stupendous concert pianist Melody Fader sat down to Stockhausen’s Klavierstück IX, around which dancers Elizabeth Brown and Holly Curran draped themselves, any worry that we were headed towards amateur hour dissolved. Coupled with emotional extravagance, strict means turn out to be as essential to Magloire’s aesthetic as to the discordant composers whom he favours.

 

 



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:51 AM

A review of Norman Allen's play "Nijinsky's Last Dance" by Abby Koenig for Houston Press' blog.

 

Aside from the subject, tackling a one-man, hour and a half production is a monstrous exploit in itself. It requires a command of the audience, especially a 90-minute one-man heavy drama, and it also needs a very skilled actor. You have to give Olson a lot of credit for taking this role on. It is obviously physically exhausting, as I would assume mentally draining as well. And Olson did a respectable portrayal and should be proud of his work. However, he wasn't quite there.

 



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:53 AM

Natalie Portman says she'd like to become a French citizen.

 

The actress is hoping to legally adopt the same nationality as her husband, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, and would even consider changing the spelling of her name to be welcomed across the Atlantic.

 



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:56 AM

Sophie Flack and Josh Charles get spliced.

The "Good Wife" actor reportedly tied knot at Italian restaurant II Cantinori in New York City on Friday night.

 

Flack, a former ballet dancer with the NYC Ballet, is best known for writing the 2011 novel-turned TV show, "Bunheads."

 


 



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:10 AM

The National Ballet of Cuba will perform in honor of the Cuban Five.

 

According to PL news agency, the public will enjoy the performance by dancer Ignacio Galindez and ballerina Amaya Rodriguez, who will stage the piece choreographed by Alberto Mendez, with the music composed by Silvio Rodriguez.

 



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:40 AM

The Orlando Ballet building's mold problem isn't going away in the near future.

Originally an OUC power plant, the structure has had a history of taking on water since it was converted to an arts center in 1992. The first floor is below street level, and through the years, severe rainy periods have led to flooding. After 2004's Hurricane Charley, staff and students waded through inches of water in the lower level to reach offices and classrooms.

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Now the mold problem is casting a shadow over the ballet's 40th-anniversary season, invading restrooms, staining the lobby and soiling dozens of costumes.

 



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:59 AM

A recap of the Bolshoi Ballet's bad year.

Filin, who remains upbeat, told Russian channel Rossiya 1 that his appearance in London was “a huge boost.”

 

“The doctors are doing all they can,” said Filin. “My right eye still sees nothing, and my left eye is working at about 10 percent. If my left eye continues recovering at the same pace […] it is quite possible that I could return to work and attend the opening of the new season in Moscow in mid-September.”

 




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