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#1 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:23 AM

Ron Wilkinson reviews Afternoon of a Faun for Monstersandcritics.com:

 

http://www.monstersa...-a-faun-review/

 

There are only a few people in history who combine the right place and the right time with the right personally, character and bearing to take the world to the next level. Tanaquille le Clercq was such a person. Her completely new style changed the face of ballet and her personality endured what can only be described as the cruelest blow fate can deliver, taking movement away from a dancer. Not only did she live far beyond her expected years, she lived far above expectations.

 

 



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:26 AM

Clement Crisp reviews Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale for the Financial Times:

 

http://www.ft.com/in...l#axzz2ysmRLRNo

 

It is to the credit of Christopher Wheeldon that his realisation of The Winter’s Tale as a three-act spectacle for the Royal Ballet, seen for the first time on Thursday night, is as well managed as it is. And in everything he is sustained by Joby Talbot’s vividly responsive score. The linchpin of the staging is Edward Watson’s portrayal of Leontes and his descent into a nightmare of jealousy and manic suspicions, which must give the narrative its momentum.

 



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:33 AM

Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild appeared at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as guests with the Carolina Chocolate Drops Band:

 

http://www.nytimes.c...bread-duet.html

 

The “as never before” part came in the second quarter of the show, when the band was joined by Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck, two stars of New York City Ballet, for “Cornbread Duet,” five songs choreographed by none other than Twyla Tharp, the queen of mixing vernacular dance and classical ballet. There were corn bread inflections — flexed feet and faked flat-footing in between the fouéttes and pirouettes à la seconde — but “Cornbread Duet” was ballet, a traditionally structured pas de deux.

 



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:38 AM

Brian Seibert reviews the YAGP gala:

 

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

 

In the parlance of Youth America Grand Prix, a ballet convention and competition now in its 15th year, one purpose of its gala shows is for its young participants, the “stars of tomorrow,” to be inspired by “the stars of today,” the ballet luminaries who perform. The young dancers watching the closing night celebration at the David H. Koch Theater on Friday, an affair more than three hours long, could be inspired without being dispirited by flawlessness.

 




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