Goodbye to all that...Phrases for the Dustbin
Posted 30 December 2002 - 10:34 PM
"We are not a museum company!"
"No tutus and toe shoes for the XYZ ballet!"
"Jones has turned classical ballet on its ear!"
"The new work goes beyond ballet..."
I could think of more, but I don't want to be piggy.
Are there any phrases you'd like to confine to oblivion?
Posted 31 December 2002 - 01:15 AM
"Blends elements of contemporary and classical dance"
"We need to update our repertoire for the younger set"
No names. ;)
Posted 31 December 2002 - 03:04 AM
A real insult to the intelligence on the bases of both ćsthetics and physics.
Posted 31 December 2002 - 06:55 AM
"Diamond Project" (oops, that just kinda slipped out)
Posted 31 December 2002 - 11:16 AM
embracing of our strategy for the future
move the company forward.
redefining the creative concept
move forward and get things back on track in a positive way
make the company into one of the 10 best in the world.
new level of international excellence and recognition
put it on the map
Posted 31 December 2002 - 11:44 AM
Posted 31 December 2002 - 11:49 AM
(Makes me think of the Caffeine Fairy)
appealing to a younger audience
Posted 31 December 2002 - 12:21 PM
Posted 31 December 2002 - 01:15 PM
I've seen this review many times. I've GOTTEN this review I'd love to see writers start asking what about formalism is so elusive to them.
Posted 02 January 2003 - 07:24 AM
Posted 02 January 2003 - 07:30 AM
I think I'd add: X is a WORLD CLASS company.
I've had to check a couple of company web sites in the past couple of days and I'm astounded at how many "world class" companies there are. Some of them have 20 dancers, are in small cities, dance four times a year. What possible meaning do they think the phrase has? The Dutch National Ballet describes itself this way: "World class in every sense it ranks alongside the other major international dance companies." To be sure it is absolutely clear what they mean by "other major international companies," they expand upon this inside: "Het Nationale Ballet ranks alongside other prestigious international companies such as The Royal Ballet, Le Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris, American Ballet Theatre, the Kirov Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet." Really.
By this standard, DanceView is an internationally renowned publication -- 10% of our subscribers live in Europe and all of them renown it
Posted 02 January 2003 - 07:39 AM
"Artistic unity and harmonious cooperation are the keynotes of the Russian Ballet. It is important to remember that the supreme technical excellence of individual dancers is the least remarkable element contributing to the sensational success of M. Diaghileff's organization. The art of his famous maitre de ballet would lose half its significance in a commonplace setting, or accompanied by banal music. On the other hand, to appreciate properly the genius of a Stravinsky, we must be assisted by the interpretations of the mimes and dancers. The maquettes of the great decorators, Bakst, Roerich, Anisfeld and the rest, glow like Persian miniatures on walls, and art connoisseurs are justified in prizing them highly. But how much more thrilling their work becomes when magnified on an ample stage! A perfect performance is essential to intensify the values and originality of these various elements, and it would seem that the Diaghileff Company alone can give such performances. America is fortunate in being offered a dazzling repertoire in which every phase of their amazing versatility will be given full scope."
Posted 02 January 2003 - 07:47 AM
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