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#1 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:42 AM

Ballet Mississippi held a 50th anniversary gala with guests from the New York City Ballet:

 

http://www.clarionle...rt-studded-show

 

“It’s my first time in Jackson and just to see the response from the audience, they actually do have a great knowledge of the dance; it honestly energized us ...,” said Amar Ramasar, a principal dancer in the New York City Ballet. “Honestly we’ve been traveling like crazy, it’s been nonstop, so to get that feeling from the audience, it pushed us to get through the show and it was really, really appreciated.”

 

 



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:52 AM

Alastair Macaulay reviews American Ballet Theatre for the NY Times:

 

http://www.nytimes.c...-gong.html?_r=0

 

... the historic aspect of Friday’s performance was that — with perfect timing for Benjamin Britten’s current centenary — his original 1941 orchestration for “Les Sylphides,” commissioned by this company but gradually adulterated over subsequent decades, has been retrieved from the archives. Beautifully varied in instrumental color, it brings both fragrancy and muscle to Chopin’s familiar pieces.

 



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:56 AM

Kat Richter of The Dance Journal reviews the Pennsylvania Ballet in Jewels:

 

http://philadelphiad...-ballet-jewels/

 

As noted in Lew Wittington’s interview with PA Ballet Artistic Director Roy Kaiser last month, George Balanchine’s iconic Jewels is an immense undertaking.  It’s usually performed by larger companies and PA Ballet’s version, which opened at the Academy of Music last month, required two repetiteurs from the Balanchine Trust and every single one of the company’s 39 dancers.  Nonetheless, the grand and at times grandiose work bore witness to the company’s fifty year history—a history steeped in the Balanchine aesthetic—and hinted at a promising season to come.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:03 AM

Gia Kourlas writes about a New York City Ballet-themed web series:

 

http://www.nytimes.c...of-dancers.html

 

If “city.ballet.” proves anything, it’s how ballet is more than just a technique, it’s a mind game. “Complacency does not exist here,” Peter Martins, the company’s ballet master in chief, says in an early episode. And if it should occur? Mr. Martins simply waves bye-bye to the camera.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:06 AM

Laura Cappelle reviews Houston Ballet in Lang Lang Dance Project for the FInancial Times:

 

http://www.ft.com/in...l#axzz2jg5BC5zG

 

 

Ballet is in thrall to Chopin this autumn in Paris, and it has been a trying run for dance lovers. After John Neumeier’s La Dame aux camélias at the Paris Opera Ballet, the nocturnes, waltzes and ballads used to lull the consumptive courtesan in that work were back at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées last week for a world premiere: the Lang Lang Dance Project.

 




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