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Sept. 19 - Nov. 6, 2005
London, UK

Lyon Opera Ballet - 'Tricodex'
by Ana Abad-Carles October 7, 2005
Sadler's Wells, London

The piece opened with humour and seemed to be off to a good start. However, almost immediately, it dissolved into of a parade of costumes worn by a group of dancers who often seemed ill at ease.

The Forsythe Company
by Ana Abad-Carles
September 20, 2005 - Sadler's Wells

Sylvie Guillem & Russell Maliphant - 'Push'
by Alex R
October 1, 2005 - Sadler's Wells

Paris Opera Ballet - 'Le Parc'
by Ana Abad-Carles
October 14, 2005 - Sadler's Wells

Jean Abreu - 'Fijis'
by Thea Nerissa Barnes
October 19, 2005 - Purcell Room

Catherine Diverres - 'Stance II', 'San(beyond)'
by Thea Nerissa Barnes
October 18, 2005 - Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre

Mark Morris Dance Group
by Ana Abad-Carles
October 18, 2005 - Sadler's Wells

Kirov Ballet
Home and Away

'Le Corsaire'
by Catherine Pawlick
September 18, 2005 Mariinsky Theatre

“Le Corsaire” is perhaps the Kirov’s single ballet “production” in the larger sense of the word, complete with shipwreck, firing guns, beautiful maidens and, as their promotional material so often says, “swashbuckling pirates”.

'La Bayadere'
by Catherine Pawlick
September 30, 2005 - Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg

by Catherine Pawlick
October 9, 2005 - Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg

'The Sleeping Beauty'
by Andre Yew
October 9, 2005 - Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles

'The Sleeping Beauty'
by Becca Hirschman
October 12, 2005 - Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

'The Sleeping Beauty'
by Toba Singer
October 15, 2005 - Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley


Mirella's Marilyn Burbank
by Dean Speer and Francis Timlin
We sat down to chat with Mirella founder Marilyn Burbank about her odyssey into the craft of caring for how dancers look in class and onstage.

Ballet Russes: A Film Review
by Leland Windreich

A Tour of ODC's New State of the Arts Facility
by Toba Singer

PNB's Victoria Pulkkinen
by Dean Speer and Francis Timlin

Shortly before she moved to San Francisco, PNB's Victoria Pulkkinen reflected on her career as a dancer and her lengthy and influential one as a teacher and pedagogue.

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A look at Chicago's Joffrey Ballet
by Dean Speer & Francis Timlin

New headquarters


Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker - 'Nó'
by Ana Paula Höfling -- September 25, 2005, Teatro Alfa, São Paulo, Brazil
In “Nó” (“knot” in Portuguese), Deborah Colker, in collaboration with set designer Gringo Cardia, who provides the dancers with a stunning bundle of hanging ropes of different diameters, colors & textures, explores the idea of tying someone or being tied up.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre - Repertory Program
by Kate Snedeker -- September 30, 2005, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Though the Alvin Ailey company was founded nearly 50 years ago, Friday evening was the company's first ever performance in Edinburgh. Judging by the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response at the packed theatre, it was a trip long overdue.

Oakland Ballet - 'Les Noces', 'Les Biches', 'Double Happiness', 'Billy the Kid', 'Ella'
by Toba Singer -- October 16, 2005, Calvin Simmons Theatre, Oakland, California
Speaking to a full house at the Calvin Simmons Theatre, Oakland Ballet Director, Karen Brown, offered words of welcome in celebration of the company’s recovery from a financial setback that resulted in the cancellation of last year’s season.

Faustin Linyekula - 'Triptyque sans Titre'
by Mary Ellen Hunt -- September 17, 2005, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, San Francisco

James Thiérrée - 'Veillée des Abysses'
by Ana Abad-Carles-- October 5, 2005, Peacock Theatre, London

Compagnie Jant-Bi - 'Fagaala'
by Becca Hirschman-- October 7, 2005, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Momix - 'Opus Cactus'
by Stuart Sweeney -- September 29, 2005, Peacock Theatre, London

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Repetory Program
by David Mead -- October 26, 2005, Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

Birmingham Royal Ballet - 'Hobson's Choice'
by David Mead -- October 12, 2005, Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

Pennsylvania Ballet - 'Swan Lake'
by Sigrid Payne DaVeiga -- October 1, 2005, Academy of Music, Philadelphia

ODC/San Francisco - Repertory Program
by Cecly Placenti -- October 14, 2005, Joyce Theatre, New York City

editors' choice

· Batsheva Dance Company
Nov 15-27, Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, New York
As the artistic force behind Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company, Ohad Naharin has molded the stellar troupe into an ideal vehicle for his intrepid and unreservedly sensual dances.

· Mark Morris Dance Group in "The Hard Nut"
Dec 9-18, Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, California
Mark Morris' hip and heartwarming "re-take" on the Nutcracker tale returns to its favorite holiday home following its sensational London debut last December.



For ballet-dance magazine

Executive Editor
Kate Snedeker

Executive Editor 2003-2005
Mary Ellen Hunt

Senior Editors
Jeff Kuo, Azlan Ezaddin

Associate Editors & Compositors
Catherine Pawlick, Holly Messitt, Katie Rosenfeld, Rebecca Hirschman, Cecly Placenti, Lori Ibay, Francis Timlin, Dean Speer, Jennifer Leake Hoffman

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