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I've just found a very hilarious generator of "program notes for the Theatre de la Ville" (on the web site of Martin Granger, a contributor of a mailing-list I'm involved in):


Every time you reload the page, you get another text. It's made after some excerpts of the real season brochure of the Theatre de la Ville (a theatre in Paris which shows a lot of modern dance, and also some music and theatre). Well, I've read some stuff which sounded almost like that... Perhaps someone should show that URL to Jiri Kylian! :cool:

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Actually, when reading it, I sometimes thought "now I know where some reviewers of the late "Saisons de la Danse" magazine found their inspiration"... :cool: He calls the 2002-2003 brochure of the Theatre de la Ville a "monument of hermetic literature", and well, that's not so far from the truth!

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then there's the ever-popular Oracle of Bacon, at www.cs.virginia.edu/oracle, linking any actor or actress to kevin bacon, and the Star Links that you can access from there, linking any actor or actress to any other. For instance:

Linking Erik Bruhn to Marie Rambert:

The Oracle says: Marie Rambert has an Erik Bruhn number of 3.

Marie Rambert was in Red Shoes, The (1948) with Albert Bassermann

Albert Bassermann was in I Was a Criminal (1945) with George Chandler

George Chandler was in Hans Christian Andersen (1952) with Erik Bruhn

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not to mention:

The Oracle says: Mikhail Baryshnikov has a Yma Sumac number of 3.

Mikhail Baryshnikov was in White Nights (1985) with Stefan Gryff

Stefan Gryff was in Surviving Picasso (1996) with Joss Ackland

Joss Ackland was in Apple, The (1980) with Yma Sumac


The Oracle says: Anna (I) Pavlova has a Johnny Depp number of 3.

Anna (I) Pavlova was in Dumb Girl of Portici, The (1916) with Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff was in Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968) with Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee was in Sleepy Hollow (1999) with Johnny Depp

okay okay i'll stop!!!!!!!!!


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