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#1 dirac

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Posted 11 November 2002 - 01:50 PM

Jordan Levin reviews the company's all-Balanchine mixed bill, for the Herald:




http://www.miami.com...ent/4489727.htm

#2 Farrell Fan

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Posted 11 November 2002 - 04:54 PM

Thanks for this, dirac. Wish I'd been there to see Villella's gangster in Slaughter. I'm also curious about those "fey 1960s poses" in Bugaku.

#3 dirac

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Posted 11 November 2002 - 05:39 PM

I kinda wondered about "fey" myself. I understand about space limitations, but on occasion it would be nice to have some of the adjectives you see in daily reviews elaborated upon. :cool:

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Posted 11 November 2002 - 06:01 PM

I hope that "otherworldly" or even "enchanted" was intended as the meaning for "fey". I don't see what is particularly "doomed" about the pas de deux unless you see Japanese marriage as a pretty bleak institution. I also don't think that "campy" was intended, either. At least, I hope not.

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Posted 17 November 2002 - 06:28 PM

I don't know if I'm allowed to post links here, but this is from the Palm Beach Post - my daughter and I attended Saturday evening's performance.

http://www.gopbi.com...db01080035.html

(I hope my attempt at providing this link works!) ;)

#6 Farrell Fan

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Posted 17 November 2002 - 07:42 PM

Thanks, BalletFlaMom, the link worked. That is one strange review! How the end of "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" could deflate like a souffle is beyond me. Despite her enthusiastic opening, the reviewer seems only to have liked "Bugaku." Weird.

#7 dirac

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Posted 18 November 2002 - 11:19 AM

Thanks for the link! Farrell Fan, I think the reviewer intended to say that while was pleased to see these ballets, she wasn't completely happy with the performances.


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