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#1 Alexandra

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:00 AM

danceviewtimes has a new blog: Landgraf on Dance, by German dance critic Ilona Landgraf. She has a review of the Stuttgart Ballet's Taming of the Shrew on her blog today:

 

http://danceviewtime...-stuttgart.html

 

 

At its premiere in 1969 the success of “Shrew” was all the more momentuous given that narrative ballets were not in vogue during the preceeding decade and ballet comedies were unusual. Next to Cranko's “Romeo and Juliet”, “Shrew” added considerably to what the New York Times' Clive Barnes termed “The Stuttgart Ballet Miracle” following the company's 1969 visit to the Metropolitan Opera House. The premiere's cast list reads like the “who's who?” of ballet: Marcia Haydée and Richard Cragun in leading roles, with John Neumeier, Egon Madsen and Heinz Clauss as Bianca's (Susanne Hanke) three suitors, and in the corps de ballet: Jiří Kylián. Almost forty-five years later “Shrew” hasn't gathered dust. On the contrary the Stuttgart audience thrilled to it and the atmosphere was splendid.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:20 AM

The Londonist reviews the Royal Ballet in Don Quixote:

 

http://londonist.com...opera-house.php

 

At its heart, Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote is a fundamentally troubling tale of a delusional elderly man who wrongly believes he’s a knight errant on a chivalrous quest. Trust the Russians to turn this heartrending tale into a frothy, fan-waving, castanet-clacking confection of a character piece. A favourite of Russian repertory companies, Don Quixote is a rarer choice for British companies; this new production choreographed by Carlos Acosta hopes to find the confused Quixote a welcome home in London.

 



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:32 AM

The Bolshoi Ballet will perform at SPAC:

 

http://poststar.com/...mment_form=true

 

 

Russia’s legendary Bolshoi Ballet, the largest ballet company in the world, will perform at Saratoga Performing Arts Center as one of only three United States locations from July 30 to Aug. 1, announced President and Executive Director Marcia J. White at the annual October meeting of the board of directors.

 



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:34 AM

Rachel Howard reviews Smuin Ballet:

 

http://www.sfgate.co...ing-4874168.php

 

What lifts choreography to the level of spiritual art? Consider the structure of Jiri Kylian's "Return to a Strange Land," which the Smuin Ballet performed for the first time Friday and offers again this week at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.

 




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