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Carol Brown Dances - SeaUnSea
Rosas - 'D’un soir un jour'

2 mini-reviews by Lindsey Clarke -- October 13 and 16, 2006
... six new choreographic episodes from Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas was ostensibly alluring, weird, serious-minded and technically challenging but at the same time baffling, obscure and almost willfully impenetrable.
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Mal Pelo - 'Bach'
by Annie Wells -- October 12, 2006
Androgynously dressed in a black suit and unusually heavy shoes, Muños reacted to the music in thrillingly punctilious fashion ...
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Company Vincent Mantsoe - 'Men-Jaro'
by Thea Nerissa Barnes -- October 18, 2006, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
The approach to "Men-Jaro" seems along these lines but there is something not translatable, not yet present in dancers who seem to know the nuances of varied cultural movement vocabularies but as yet have not fully captured the spirit Mantsoe seeks.
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Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion - 'Speaking Dance'
by Ramsay Burt
-- October 18, 2006
There were no preliminaries in “Speaking Dance”. The two men just walked on stage, sat down, and immediately began a duel of words: 'left', 'right' 'left', 'right', 'left', 'right' in quick succession as if chasing each other's tails.
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The Forsythe Company - 'Three Atmospheric Studies'
by Ana Abad-Carles -- September 11, 2006
The dynamics are those easily associated with Forsythe, though very characteristic of Twyla Tharp’s works, in which dancers throw themselves into diabolically fast paced sequences and then stop.
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Nigel Charnock - 'Frank'
by Thea Nerissa Barnes --- October 2, 200,6 Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, London
Charnock begins by stomping on in the dark, hurling himself around cartwheeling and mumbling. When the lights come on, he is barefooted, dressed in white pyjamas, and whipping his arms and legs around, jumping in the air in a centre spotlight
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Rosas/Alston/Khan - Dance to Music by Steve Reich
by Cassandra -- September 28, 2006, Barbican Centre, London



Forums Flashes
Direct from the CD forum...

Bolshoi Ballet in London 2006

"can't ever recall the Paris lot performing that glide ... but it may have been one of the many black-out moments induced by Nureyev's "choreography". (Advice to Wikipedia contributors: there is NO NAME for that step. It's like the bone in the human body called INNOMINATUS)

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Royal Danish Ballet's Kenneth Greve
by Kate Snedeker

My father’s a professional golf player, and I was always on the golf course, until I couldn’t get into kindergarten – there were no spaces. So it was either the golf course, or the only free thing was a dance school for ballroom dancing...
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Choreographer Pierre Lacotte
by Catherine Pawlick
Lacotte’s name is perhaps more well-known in Europe, where he has become a dance scholar, a specialist in reconstructing old, lost ballets based on archived or otherwise minimal sources of documentation.
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Royal Danish Ballet's Louise Midjord
by Kate Snedeker
Seven years ago was my first time doing a little piece for a workshop in here. [Choreographing] was something that I had wanted to do for quite a long time, but hesitated mostly because I was insecure about it.
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reviews

Smuin Ballet - 'Revealing the Bridge,' 'Shinju,' 'Obrigado, Brazil'
by Katie Rosenfeld -- October 14, 2006, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
On a foggy autumn afternoon in San Francisco, Smuin Ballet set out to transport the audience first into a Claude Monet painting, then to 18th century Japan, and finally to a sultry Brazilian evening complete with swaying palm trees and bikini-clad women.
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Pennsylvania Ballet: Romance and Revelry - 'Fancy Free,' 'In the Night,' 'The Concert'
by Lori Ibay -- October 12, 2006, Academy of Music, Philadelphia
The program began with the crowd-pleasing “Fancy Free,” set to music by Leonard Bernstein, with James Ady, Philip Colucci, and Jonathan Stiles portraying the three sailors spending a night on the town.
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Rome Opera Ballet - 'Lago Dei Cigni' (Swan Lake)
by Toba Singer -- October 14, 2006, Teatro dell'Opera, Rome
Carla Fracci, the company’s artistic director, dances the role of The Regent, and her startling entrance in a silver blue gown embossed with sequins, draws a storm of applause from the audience.
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Ballet National de Paris - 'Les Mirages', Lifar
by Charlotte Imbault -- October 10, 2006, Opéra National de Paris, Paris
Avec ‘Les Mirages’, Lifar nous offre un véritable poème-ballet, reflet de toute l’époque créatrice du début du siècle, faisant entrer le rêve dans la réalité pour une réalité rêvée.
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Beijing Modern Dance Company
by David Mead -- October 19, 2005 -- National Theatre, Taipei

Akademi - Daredevas
by Cerise Andrews -- October 7 & 8, 2006

Zurich Ballet - 'In Den Winden Im Nichts'
by Kate Snedeker -- October 4, 2006, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

George Piper Dances - 'Encore'
by Ana Abad-Carles -- October 4, 2006, Sadler's Wells, London

Kirov Ballet - 'Swan Lake'
by Catherine Pawlick -- September 30, 2006, Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Director's Choice - 'Fancy Free,' 'In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated,' 'Theme and Variations'
by Dean Speer -- September 21, 23, 2006, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle

Tulsa Ballet - 'Carmina Burana,' 'Serenade'
by Gretchen Collins -- September 24, 2006, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan - 'Sacred Monsters'
by Thea Nerissa Barnes -- September 23, 2006, Sadler's Wells, London

editors' choice

· 'Black Dance' in Britain, 1930s to 1990s -- Moments...
October 26 - December 31, 2006 -- The Theatre Museum, Covent Garden, London
ADAD in collaboration with The Theatre Museum presents a groundbreaking photographic exhibition representing over seven decades of black dance in Britain.

· St. Petersburg International Dance Film Festival 'KINODANCE'
November 8 - 17, 2006 -- various venues, St. Petersburg
KINODANCE presents 15 programs totalling 60 films from 23 countries and showcasing artists such as Sergei Parajanov, David Hinton, Karole Armitage, David LaChapelle, Gene Kelly, and more.

 


 

For ballet-dance magazine
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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, Toba Singer, Lori Ibay, Becca Hirschman


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