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 Post subject: Evolution of British Ballet
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2002 4:02 am 
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<B>No more cheap frills</B><BR>by Debra Craine<BR>The Times<BR>British ballet must evolve to survive. Our critic reports on the changes in our two top companies<BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Here’s a question for ballet-lovers in the 21st century. How much do you want your art form to change? That’s the issue facing Britain’s two biggest ballet companies, the Royal Ballet and English National Ballet, both of whom recently acquired new directors committed to expanding the artistic horizons of their respective companies. In a few years, assuming they get what they want, the landscape of British ballet will have changed considerably, thanks to Ross Stretton at the Royal and Matz Skoog at ENB. But what kind of landscape is that shaping up to be? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <BR><A HREF="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,266-250665,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A>


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The gorgeous silliness of ballet

by the Daily Telegraph

Ballet is a subtle and rather inobvious art; it requires patience and belief and a certain knowledge, which may explain why even the most prominent productions are never discussed on the cultural reviews that happen every other night on British television and radio. When was the last time a ballet was reviewed on Newsnight Review?
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A dance no longer in our natures

by LAURA THOMPSON
the Financial Times

Yet the former prima ballerina Dame Antoinette Sibley has expressed concern about the dearth of British ballet dancers; and she was right to do so. After all, if there are so few today, how much worse might things become? "We need to act now," said Dame Antoinette, president of the Royal Academy of Dance, "to secure the long-term future of British ballet." Cope is 42, Bussell is 36. Who will take over when they retire?
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