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Mme. Hermine

Sunday, August 10

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Ismene Brown reviews the Mariinsky Ballet for The Arts Desk:

http://www.theartsdesk.com/dance/apollo-midsummer-nights-dream-mariinsky-ballet-royal-opera-house

The ballerina claque wars that generally accompany visits here by the Mariinsky Ballet are raging particularly feverishly this year, but it all falls silent when Uliana Lopatkina makes one of her increasingly rare appearances. So much noise is focused on legginess or hip flexibility of these size-zero ballerinas, and yet the Mariinsky knows more than any other company in history that it is not body but mind that matters in the final analysis. Their luminous historical legend Galina Ulanova was nothing to look at physically, until she started dancing.

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A review of Post:Ballet by Allan Ulrich in The San Francisco Chronicle.

http://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/Dekkers-brings-Post-Ballet-a-long-way-5678757.php

The dazzling commitment of the dancers may compensate for that feeling of marking time. The absence of physical and temperamental uniformity on Post:Ballet's roster keeps the pot boiling. Newcomer Laura O'Malley and Ricardo Zayas, both standouts in "field the present shifts," enlivened the mysterious encounters of "Mine Is Yours," revived from 2012.

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