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Kirov Ballet
7th International Ballet Festival
April 12-22, 2007 - St. Petersburg, Russia

The Russian Project
by Catherine Pawlick -- April 12-13, 2007

The opening of the 7th annual International Ballet Festival at the Mariinsky Theatre greeted locals and tourists alike with the premiere of two new works by Mariinsky choreographer Alexei Miroshnichenko and Sergei Vikarev’s reconstruction of Petipa’s “Flora’s Awakening”.  The evening, entitled “The Russian Project” is a three-hour glimpse at Russian ballet over the centuries.

'Jeu de Cartes', 'Misericordes', 'In the Upper Room', 'La Bayadere'
by Catherine Pawlick -- April 17-18, 2007

'Don Quixote'
by Catherine Pawlick -- April 20, 2007

Closing Night - Gala Performance
by Catherine Pawlick -- April 22, 2007

Artistic Soiree dedicated to Gennady Silutsky
by Catherine Pawlick -- April 27, 2007

Book Review

Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints: Essays -- by Joan Acocella
reviewed by Leland Windreich

Joan Acocella had some splendid credentials. Author of a biography of Mark Morris, editor of the unexpurgated diary of Vaslav Nijinsky, and a passionate advocate of the dance arts in her critical writings for several noted journals, she has a significantly broader interest base than Croce possessed. Joining The New Yorker as a staff writer, she was able to express her parallel interests in literature, psychology, art and history in astute writings on a variety of other subjects.
Of the 30 essays collected for this engaging volume, all but three were originally published in The New Yorker. Most were inspired by current books and films.

Forums Flashes
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Farwell to Patricia Barker
by Dean Speer

I’ve been dreading Patricia Barker’s “Farewell” event for awhile. Now that it’s nearly upon us, I’m strengthening my resolve to courageously meet and greet the passing of her talent from the PNB boards. Each time someone leaves the stage, it’s a loss to the art and to the greater public, regardless of the reason(s) for doing so.

Barker’s 26 years at PNB nearly spans the entire history of the organization. Their legacies are intertwined. We can hope that perhaps there will be some passing along of that legacy to aspirant talent through teaching and coaching.

To read more, click here


Talking with PNB Soloist Mara Vinson
by Dean Speer and Francis Timlin
I’ve enjoyed working with Nicolo Fonte, Val Caniparoli. It’s nice to have new and different stagers...I got to work with the very special Freddie (Frederic) Franklin here while he and Francia worked on re-constructing Balanchine’s “Raymonda” for the Balanchine Restoration Project. He’s in his 90s and simply amazing. Full of energy and demonstrating everything.

DTJ Writing on Performance Conference
by Rosella Simonari

What is the language used to talk about performance? Who writes it? For whom is it written? Where is it published? How does performance engage with writing? These and other questions were the basis of a two-day conference organised by Dance Theatre Journal in collaboration with BBCF (Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund) and the ADAD (Association of Dance of the African Diaspora).  As Martin Hargreaves, editor of Dance Theatre Journal explained, the reasons that led him to organise this event were multiple and had to do with meeting the readers of his journal, raising its profile and stimulating the debate on this issue. The conference was divided into four sessions, two each day.


Ballet British Columbia - Legends of 20th Century Dance
by Leland Windreich -- April 12-14, 2007, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, CA
John Alleyne, who has been artistic director of Ballet British Columbia for 15 years, took a sharp right turn from his past artistic policies by offering for the company’s spring program a trio of restored American dance masterpieces. Since his early days in Vancouver he has concentrated largely on his own choreographic...

Compañia Flamenca Antonio Marquez
by Rosella Simonari -- March 14, 2007, Jesi(Ancona), Italy
The Fate theme from the opera “Carmen” resounds as a prelude to the performance. The curtain opens and the audience is immersed in the exciting world of the arena where a powerful Escamillo fights against a bull. At his back, Carmen fights with José.  This double narrative is performed in silence...

San Francisco Ballet - Program 5
by Becca Hirschman -- March 23, 2007, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Ballet's season is quickly cresting past the halfway mark, and Program 5 swelled this Friday evening with four contemporary yet differing works.  The evening's highlight proved to be the debut of Christopher Wheeldon's "Carousel (A Dance)" to the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical of the same name.

Ballet Memphis - 'The Wizard of Oz'
by Carmel Morgan -- April 29, 2007, Germantown Performing Arts Center, Memphis, TN

Barbara Bickart - 'When'
by Carmel Morgan -- April 20, 2007, 531 South Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Scottish Ballet - 'Agon', 'Room of Cooks', 'Othello', 'In Light and Shadow'
by Kate Snedeker -- April 18, 2007, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland

Eifman Ballet - 'Red Giselle'
by Juliet Neidish -- April 14, 2007, New York City Center, NYC

San Francisco Ballet - Program 7
by Toba Singer -- April 12, 2007, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, CA

Tulsa Ballet - 'Legends'
by Gretchen Collins -- April 1, 2007, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Hubbard Street 2 - Mixed Repertory
by Carmel Morgan -- March 30, 2007, Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center, Memphis, TN

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre - Mixed Repertory
by Carmel Morgan -- March 23, 2007, Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, Memphis, Tennessee

Matthew Bourne's 'Edward Scissorhands'
by Cecly Placenti -- March 22, 2007, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City

Pennsylvania Ballet - 'Carmina Burana', 'Serenade'
by Sigrid Payne Daveiga -- March 17, 2007, Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA

editors' choice

· Dance Camera West Dance Film Festival 2007
June 1-30, 2007 - Los Angeles, California
A city-wide event showcasing a wide variety of dance forms on film.

· A Celebration of Patricia Barker
June 10, 2007 - McCaw Hall Opera House, Seattle, Washington
One of the few truly superstar American-born ballerinas of our time bids farewell.



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Executive Editor
Kate Snedeker

Executive Editor 2003-2005
Mary Ellen Hunt

Senior and Supervising Editors
Azlan Ezaddin, Holly Messitt, Catherine Pawlick

Associate Editors & Compositors
Katie Rosenfeld, Cecly Placenti, Dean Speer, Francis Timlin, Toba Singer, Lori Ibay, Lisa Claybaugh

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