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Amy Reusch

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  1. On May 10th in Hartford at the Bushnell, the Ted Hershey Dance Marathon 10th Anniversar concert will present the Limon Company http://www.tedhershey.com/program/
  2. On May 10th in Hartford at the Bushnell, the Ted Hershey Dance Marathon 10th Anniversar concert will present Julliard Students performing excerpts from Dark Elegies. http://www.tedhershey.com/program/
  3. Another company celebrates Tudor's Centennial: Sarasota Ballet http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20080.../804200378/1661 Company website: http://www.sarasotaballet.org/ Romberg?
  4. There was a brief review in today's NY Times by Jennifer Dunning of New York Theater Ballet's presentation of a pas de deux from Tudor's Romeo & Juliet Rare Revival of Tudor’s Take on Young Love http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/14/arts/dan...o.html?ref=arts
  5. Joel Lobenthal of the New York Sun weighs in on the Tudor Centennial: Tribute to Tudor http://www2.nysun.com/article/74260 and
  6. Perhaps something in this thread would help? http://ballettalk.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=26808 (posted by Natalia)
  7. There was a beautiful film shown at the Dance On Camera festival a few years ago... "Limon: A Life Beyond Words," ... just dug a bit and here's a link to the movie's site: http://www.limon.tv/ Alas, the video clip doesn't show much dancing, but I remember there is some beautiful footage in the film. The site mentions that University & Museum viewings are free... otherwise one can buy the DVD for $50. More pricey than a Hollywood Blockbuster, but they can use economics of scale to bring their price down... something the independent filmmaker doesn't have access to... that $50 wou
  8. Performing Tudor came up today at an ABT Teachers' Workshop. It was interesting to hear Raymond Lukens talking about how chassee pushing down through fifth to slide out to tendu (my poor paraphrasing, please don't blame Lukens) doesn't seem to be taught much these days, with tombe taking it's place, and how this makes it difficult when it comes to mounting Tudor work on today's dancers. At the symposium, was there much discussion of changing styles of technique affecting the mounting of Tudor works?
  9. wow! What an article. I liked the final bit:
  10. He most certainly does!! I was thinking "modern", but considering how many ballet companies have mounted "Moor's Pavane", he certainly deserves a thread on Ballettalk! I've always thought Limon the most aesthetically balletic of the moderns... all that circular playing with gravity... while Cunningham and Balanchine (in his Agon, 4Ts mode) may have some similarities, Limon's swings & curves, suspension & releases seem like they'd marry to ballet beautifully.
  11. Thanks Jane! That photo is a treasure!
  12. Oh!! I remember shooting this for Pennsylvania Ballet... and thinking one section with 3 women whisping across the stage was very strange... kind of art-nouveau-ish? ... I didn't know what to make of it... it seemed very mannered like something out of the Edward Gorey PBS Mystery! television series animations... I wasn't sure if it was something that seemed right when the piece was made but now didn't connect for audiences (or me, at any rate... I remember thinking it was a very curious section). Thanks Ray.
  13. Could you elaborate? If it's not too much to ask, I'd be curious to know more about where this imagery is requested.
  14. Speaking of publicity, I notice that ABT is now beginning to publicize the centennial a bit more: http://www.abt.org/insideabt/news_display.asp?News_ID=218
  15. It's so interesting to me that Tudor's following has dwindled so quickly. Do you think it has something to do with the institutions backing the Balanchine & Ashton centennials? Or it it just a reflection of a smaller repertoire? Is it because Tudor's work was somehow linked to a certain time and it's mode of expression is now dated? Is it a money thing? Or is it publicity?
  16. Carbro, I think the issue is that at the top of the Ballets and Choreographers forum there are subforums for the Balanchine & Tudor centennials but one has to wade through the threads to come across this one about the Tudor centenniel. I'm glad Missgoodytoeshoes posted here about Sallie Wilson... it's good to have all the info under one roof. I've been on this board for ages (look at my member number!) and I wouldn't have gone hunting under Press Releases... I would have assumed that like the Balanchine and Ashton forums, there'd be something under Ballets and Choreographers for Tudo
  17. I give up! That's the wonderful thing about having a poor memory... everything is new again and one can just approach it from the other side! What question will puzzle me in another 2 years?
  18. I'm pretty sure I shot the same version as Mel describes... (though most likely not the same performance)... Ivan Nagy staged it this way for Ballet Theatre of Chicago in the early 1990s. Perhaps this is a version he performed in at ABT as well? I liked this ending better than the version Petukov's St. Petersburg Ballet did at UConn last night.... it's so much more dramatic and the ending makes for a much more vivid final stage picture... sort of a tableau vivant.
  19. ummm.... from somewhere I had the idea that Albrecht was safe as long as he remained next to Giselle's cross... (from where? from where?)... but that he was lured off of it...
  20. Born near the ancient shores of New Jersey's Great Swamp, I just may be the Jersey swamp devil... come to think of it, I think my high school's teams were named it... But I'm sitting here trying to picture what the traditional ballet pantomime for "May the fishes eat your eyes" would look like.... Personally, I'd like to consign "I did it My Waaaaaayyyyyy" to someplace the egrets can't peck at. But back to old Hilarion... I was searching for info on different productions versions of that diagonal line... having recently been quite taken with St Petersbufg Academic Ballet (oh.. drat..
  21. I'm a little surprised at Jennifer Dunning: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/28/arts/dan....html?ref=danceI too hear spring awakening, but understood the reference was actually to water bubbling up, not a season... or did Graham stretch the metaphor around to cover all interpretations?
  22. I don't know how I failed to mention the moment that floored me... It's that diagonal line of the willis sending off Hilarion... it's always a striking moment, but, I seem to remember it having a different style... I don't really want to say with the precision of the Rockettes, but I can't think of something closer... a sort of inexhorable command down the line for Hilarion to die... but here, it was different... the line change direction 3 or more in succession at a time in a slower softer canon immediately behind Hilarion... it was like a ripple... I'm reminded of how waves of heat ri
  23. I saw the same performance as Vagansmom (but I composed the comments below before seeing her review). Cast: (What I was able to determine… the announcement was made as the lights were going down and my mind stuck on "Hans will be played by" and couldn't get a pen out in time. At intermission I asked a few others if they had heard who the Giselle and Albrecht were, but no one could say; so I used my usual trick of waiting patiently at the audio console in the back of the orchestra and with sign language asking the engineer to circle the performers. He got as far underlining who played the D
  24. (Copied from another thread) NYTB has also added Tudor’s bedroom pas de deux from Romeo & Juliet, staged by Airi Hynninen, to the [April 4] program.
  25. Poor Robert Johnson... he missed Giselle. "Treat Yourself" would be my comment. Some of the dancing in this production was absolutely impeccable. So nice to see the ballet done with the proper pointe technique. The Giselle's ability to linger in and then float out of her balances was sublime. I'm a bit fried. Will post more details after I've deciphered my blindly scrawled notes tomorrow. Okay, there were some slight flaws, but the strengths made you readily forgive them. This was so much better than I was expecting. I'd rate them way above the Boston Ballet cast I saw do a Syl
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