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 Post subject: September TV Listings
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2000 10:06 pm 

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Here are the September dance listings on Ovation TV:<P>----------------<P>From a Classical Position – A unique dance film from choreographer William Forsythe.<P>Friday, September 15, 2000 - 1:30:00 PM<P>----------------<P>Hans Vans Manen - Couples<P>Saturday, September 16, 2000 - 5:15:00 PM<P>----------------<P>Rudolf Nureyev: Dancing Through Darkness –<BR>Through the testimony of those closest to Nureyev, this program tells the compelling, untold story of one of the most important artistic figures this century. This film focuses on Nuryev’s career, his achievements, his controversial appointment in 1983 to restore the decaying Paris Opéra Ballet and his personal tragedy which unfolded when he was diagnosed with AIDS in 1984. Above all, it shows one man’s struggle to transcend the desperate confines of mortality, a man who literally tried to cheat death by doing what he loved most: Dancing. <P>Tuesday, September 05, 2000 - 9:00:00 AM<BR>Tuesday, September 05, 2000 - 11:00:00 PM<BR>Wednesday, September 06, 2000 - 3:00:00 AM<BR>Wednesday, September 06, 2000 - 4:00:00 PM<BR>Saturday, September 09, 2000 - 3:00:00 PM<P>----------------<P>Spartacus<BR>Yuri Grigorovich’s choreography fills the huge Bolshoi stage with dynamic scenes of conflict, giving full expression to the virility and strength for which Russia’s male dancers are lauded. The program stars Irek Mukhamedov in the title role and Natalya Bessmertnova. <P>Friday, September 15, 2000 - 11:00:00 AM<P>----------------<P>Swan Lake<BR>In this production of one of the best loved classical ballets, the naturally gifted Yulia Makhalina dances the challenging role of Odette/Odile while the part of Siegfried is danced by Igor Zelensky. This classic Kirov production includes the familiar happy ending in the final act where Siegfried fights and ultimately defeats the evil magician von Rothbart and at dawn is reunited with Odette. <P>Tuesday, September 12, 2000 - 4:00:00 PM<BR>Friday, September 08, 2000 - 11:00:00 AM<P>----------------<P>The Judas Tree –<BR>The late Sir Kenneth MacMillan was considered one of the major choreographers of the 20th century, and his death ended an era that defined the role of ballet in Britain. As a choreographer of worldwide acclaim, it was only natural that MacMillan should create a ballet around Irek Mukhamedov, one of modern ballet’s major dancers, who left the Bolshoi Ballet after establishing himself as one of their premier dancers and joined The Royal Ballet where he embraced the techniques of English dance. Their collaborative effort resulted in The Judas Tree, which portrays a disturbing picture of the world slipping into a void of its own creation, a shattering depiction of guilt and the consequences of betrayal that explores the dark side of male sexuality. MacMillan has created an inner city no-man’s-land, both sexual arena and battleground, that works with the tension and drama of the score to build from suspenseful foreboding to a chilling climax. In his last work as chief choreographer of The Royal Ballet, MacMillan has created an imaginative and inventive piece whose stunning visualization has drawn critical acclaim from every corner of the dance world. <P>Saturday, September 16, 2000 - 10:00:00 AM<BR>Saturday, September 16, 2000 - 6:00:00 PM<P>----------------<P>Two Ballerinas at the Royal Ballet –<BR>In Two Ballerinas at the Royal Ballet, Darcey Bussell and Viviana Durante give us insight into what it takes to become a Principal dancer in a ballet company. <P>Saturday, September 09, 2000 - 4:00:00 PM<BR>Tuesday, September 05, 2000 - 10:00:00 AM<BR>Wednesday, September 06, 2000 - 6:00:00 PM<P>----------------<P>Billboards<BR>The Joffrey Ballet and The Artist formerly known as Prince join forces in this sensational rock ballet. <P>Saturday, September 16, 2000 - 4:00:00 PM<P>----------------<P>Dancing for the Gods<BR>A documentary that travels to Cambodia to look at the renaissance of Khmer classical dancing. <P>Sunday, September 10, 2000 - 4:00:00 PM<BR>Thursday, September 07, 2000 - 8:00:00 PM<BR>Friday, September 08, 2000 - 12:00:00 AM<P>----------------<P>Fighting Over Fokine<BR>Isabelle Fokine, granddaughter of groundbreaking choreographer Michel Fokine, struggles to create authentic performances of Fokine''s original compositions with the Kirov Ballet. <P>Tuesday, September 05, 2000 - 10:00:00 PM<BR>Wednesday, September 06, 2000 - 2:00:00 AM<BR>Thursday, September 07, 2000 - 2:00:00 PM<P>----------------<P>Gypsy Passion: The Making of Joaquín Cortés<BR>The sexiest Spanish icon since Antonio Banderas, Joaquín Cortés is hot property. In this film, the dancer talks openly about his early life, his desire to dance and the rejections he suffered when no one would take him seriously. Today, however, all this has changed. Cortés is seen as a groundbreaking visionary with incredible talent. A dancer, model and film star, he began studying flamenco at the age of seven and classical ballet at twelve. He also spent six years with the Spanish National Ballet before embarking on his solo career. High School. Dance. 01 * TV PG <P>Friday, September 08, 2000 - 9:00:00 PM<BR>Saturday, September 09, 2000 - 1:00:00 AM<BR>Wednesday, September 13, 2000 - 1:00:00 PM<P>----------------<P>Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo<BR>Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - Featuring dancers with names such as Ida Nevasayneva, Fifi Barkova and Margeux Mundeyn, this all-male drag comedy ballet company pokes fun at the classics of ballet with amazingly accurate and skillful professional technique. Focusing their attention primarily on 19th century Russian ballet "the Trocks" play the part of the dancers who have been expelled by Russia but will by no means give up the art that they have worked so hard to master. Understanding the limits to the appeal of men pirouetting in tutus, the troupe has trained several male dancers who have excelled beyond even what some female dancers are expected to do. Adored by schooled fans of classical dance, "the Trocks" have flaunted their precision of technique, style and finesse around the world. Showcasing a hilarious rendition of Michel Fokine''s The Dying Swan slowly shedding its plumage as it nears its demise, and excerpt from performances of Swan Lake and Le Corsaire this documentary reveals the true admiration for ballerinas that lays beneath the surface of the humorous send-ups of this impressive dance troop. Revealing the seriousness and dedication that Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo posses, this documentary proves that in this case imitation truly is the highest form of flattery OVATION Performance Profiles Premieres March 8, 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT <P>Sunday, September 10, 2000 - 11:30:00 AM<BR>Tuesday, September 12, 2000 - 6:30:00 PM<BR>Wednesday, September 13, 2000 - 11:30:00 PM<BR>Thursday, September 14, 2000 - 3:30:00 AM<BR>Friday, September 08, 2000 - 1:30:00 PM

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 Post subject: Re: September TV Listings
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2000 11:44 pm 

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As always, I'm distinctly envious that I can't see these programmes, especially the Forsythe. I have to say that I'd advise prospective viewers not to expect too much from the Joffrey's 'Billboards', which I left before the end.<P>'Spartacus', not my cup of tea, does have the young Irek Mukhamedev dancing with immense power.

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