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The VI Int'l Ballet Festival
Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg
March 16 - 26, 2006

Photo Gallery

'Ondine'
by Catherine Pawlick

March 16-17, 2006
“Ondine” brings a charming, if tragic story to the Mariinsky Theatre, a ballet filled with technical and dramatic challenges and room to develop and grow into them. Pierre Lacotte is to be commended for his production, and one hopes that this time it will remain in the company repertoire for years to come.
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'The Sleeping Beauty'
March 19, 2006
On the fourth evening of the VI International Mariinsky Festival, the much discussed Kirov reconstruction of “Sleeping Beauty” greeted the audience along with guest artist Alina Cojocaru from the Royal Ballet. Brightly colored costumes and “authentic” choreography from the original 1890 production kicked off the more than four-hour marathon...
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New Names Gala
March 21, 2006

Nikolai Tsiskardize Gala
March 22, 2006

Igor Zelensky Gala
March 23, 2006

Farukh Ruzimatov Gala
March 24, 2006

'Swan Lake'
March 25, 2006

Stars of World Ballet Gala
March 26, 2006


San Francisco Ballet

'Apollo', 'Blue Rose', 'Quaternary'
by Toba Singer

February 17, 2006
George Balanchine’s “Apollo,” set to the music of Igor Stravinsky & staged for the company by the Balanchine Trust’s Jacques D’Amboise, glistens with the polish & authenticity of its immaculate conception...
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'Spring Rounds', 'Magrittomania', 'Rodeo'
by Toba Singer
February 21, 2006
Clue: Muriel Maffre in the red dress on the Opera House stage with a turned-in knee. She kills! The piece is Yuri Possokhov’s “Magrittomania”...
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'Dybbuk', 'Afternoon of a Faun', 'Other Dances', 'Glass Pieces'
by Toba Singer
March 7, 2006

'Dybbuk', 'Afternoon of a Faun', 'Other Dances', 'Glass Pieces'
by Dean Speer
March 11, 2006

 

Talking with Trey McIntyre
by Dean Speer
I was a Musical Theatre kid in Wichita and couldn’t put one foot in front of the other. I was chubby, clumsy, and awkward, so my mom put me into dance class. I didn’t like it and used to cut classes. However, this new vocabulary inspired me to start making up dances...
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Dance in Russia
by Stuart Sweeney

The early 1920s spawned a golden age of avant-garde art in the Soviet Union and today we can still savour the Constructivist paintings of Kasimir Malevich and the cutting-edge films of Dziga Vertov and Grigori Kozintsev.  Dance, however, is an ephemeral art form and we have little or no record of Soviet modern dance...
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reviews

Phoenix Dance Theatre - 'Stories in Red'
by Ana Abad-Carles -- March 2, 2006, Sadler's Wells, London
Phoenix Dance Theatre presented its new programme, ‘Stories in Red’, at Sadler’s Wells on Thursday 2nd March. The program had new commissions for the company from choreographers Arthur Pita, Darsahn Singh Bhuller and Javier de Frutos.
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Aterballetto - 'WAM', 'Aprés midi d'enfants', 'Cantata'
by Rosella Simonari -- February 23, 2006, Pergolesi Theatre, Jesi, italy
2006 marks the 250th anniversary of W. A. Mozart’s birth, for which many celebrations are being organised all over Europe. That is partly why Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti decided to create a work dedicated to the music and figure...
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Kirov Ballet - 'Chopiniana', 'Scheherezade', 'The Firebird'
by Catherine Pawlick -- February 26, 2006, Mariinsky Theatre
From the classical “Chopiniana” through the smoldering energy of “Scheherezade” and culminating in the idyllic fairytale “Firebird,” Fokine’s Mixed Program at the Kirov is an array of dancing delights.  Sunday night’s performance offered treats...
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Benjamin Millepied and Company - Mixed Repertory
by Cecly Placenti -- March 17, 2006, Joyce Theatre, New York City

Scottish Ballet - 'Cinderella'
by Ana Abad-Carles -- March 14, 2006, Sadler's Wells, London

Kirov Ballet - 'Le Corsaire'
by Catherine Pawlick -- March 7, 2006, Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg

StopGAP Dance Company - Triple Bill
by Elizabeth Streeter -- March 4, 2006, Yorkshire Dance Centre, Leeds

New York City Ballet - 'Ballo della Regina', 'Klavier', 'Union Jack'
by Carol Herron -- March 2, 2006, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Bill and 'Sleeping Beauty'
by David Mead -- February 22 & 28, 2006, Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

Kings of the Dance
by Cecly Placenti -- February 26, 2006, City Center, New York City

Kirov Ballet - 'Giselle'
by Catherine Pawlick -- February 19, 2006, Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg

Matthew Bourne & New Adventures - 'Edward Scissorhands'
by Lindsey Clarke -- February 3, 2006, Sadler's Wells, London

Avant/Aprés le Dèluge - 18th C and Postmodern Baroque Dances
by Juiet Neidish -- December 2-4, 2005, Center for Remembering & Sharing, NYC

editors' choice

· International Dance Festival Ireland
April 21 - May 7, 2006 - Various venues around Dublin
Contemporary dance festival will showcase Jérôme Bel, Shen Wei Dance Arts, Raimond Hoghe, Dance Theatre of Ireland, and more.

· Song, Stage & Screen: International Approaches to the Musical Stage
April 28-30, 2006 - University of Portsmouth
That the musical theatre is a subject worthy of scholarly study will be apparent from this conference, organised by the School of Creative Arts, Film and Media in conjunction with the Centre for Music Theatre, and hosting the Music Theatre Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research.

 


 

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Executive Editor
Kate Snedeker

Executive Editor 2003-2005
Mary Ellen Hunt

Senior and Supervising Editors
Jeffrey Kuo, Mary Ellen Hunt, Azlan Ezaddin, Holly Messitt, Catherine Pawlick

Associate Editors & Compositors
Katie Rosenfeld, Cecly Placenti, Dean Speer, Francis Timlin, Jennifer Leake Hoffman, Toba Singer, Carol Herron, Lori Ibay


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