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Dance 2000 in Houston
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Author:  Azlan [ Mon Jan 01, 2001 9:07 am ]
Post subject:  Dance 2000 in Houston

Image <BR>Lauren Anderson in Houston's 'Cleopatra'. Photo by Drew Donovan<P><BR>Molly Glentzer reviews the year in dance in this <B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank>Houston Chronicle article</A></B>.

Author:  salzberg [ Mon Jan 01, 2001 10:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Dance 2000 in Houston

You'll notice that except for Houston Ballet, the article was more about dance that was performed in Houston rather than dance that was created in Houston (and Deborah Jowitt, I believe, once asked in print why a British ballet troupe was based in Houston.<P>There's a lot of good dance in Houston, but, historically, you wouldn't know it from reading the Chronicle. It's getting somewhat better, but it's still not good.<P>------------------<BR>=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=<BR>Jeffrey E. Salzberg, Lighting Designer<BR>This Day in Arts History: <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A><BR>Online portfolio: <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A> <BR>

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Mon Jan 01, 2001 10:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Dance 2000 in Houston

Re. the Mark Morris, 'L'Allegro etc.', it dates from 1988, not 1980 as it says in the article. This may sound like pedantry ('As if!' I can hear you all saying ironically). However, his company only had its first premiere in 1980, so it is useful to place 'L'Allegro...' as a mature work from his Brussels residence. <P>That's my story and I'm sticking to it.<P>I am looking forward to seeing Houston's 'Cleopatra' here in April. It's bound to get a lot of publicity, partly because of the nature of the production and partly because Lauren Anderson will be the first black ballerina we will have seen here for a long time. Perhaps, since the last time Dance Theatre of Harlem were here about 10 years ago. Can any London dance fans think of another example? It could prove a valuable example for ballet companies and potential dancers from our large Afro-Caribbean community. <p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited January 01, 2001).]

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