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 Post subject: Re: SFB in London 2001 - Preview
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2001 9:23 pm 
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Here are comments about SFB's recent 2001 Stern Grove performance. This annual, open-air, free event is a chance for the good citizens of SF to have a taste of ballet for the first time and for ballet fans, it's a chance to see their favourites in the Summer.<P><A HREF="http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000007.html" TARGET=_blank><B>SFB at Stern Grove</B></A>


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2001 10:28 am 
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Image <BR><small>Edinburgh-bound: Joanna Berman and Yuri Possokhov in Helgi Tomasson's Criss-Cross</small> <P><BR>Here is an interview with <A HREF="http://www.times-archive.co.uk/news/pages/tim/1997/08/18/timartdan03002.html" TARGET=_blank><B>Helgi Tomasson by Christopher Bowen</B></A> in The Times on the occasion of the visit of SFB to the Edinburgh Festival in 1997.<P><BR>And here's another <A HREF="http://www.times-archive.co.uk/news/pages/tim/1999/10/25/timartdan01003.html" TARGET=_blank><B>interview by Allen Robertson</B></A>, again in The Times when SFB visited Sadler's Wells in 1999.<BR>


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2001 5:19 pm 
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Here's something by Emma Pegler that includes a history of SFB:

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A Primer on San Francisco Ballet for Londoners
August 11, 2001


By Emma Pegler, criticaldance.com

It is almost two years since San Francisco Ballet was in town. During its week of performances at Sadler's Wells in 1999, the company received rave reviews and was cheered by an enthusiastic audience. For those for whom SFB is an unknown quantity, I thought it would be of interest to highlight the history of the company and to preview the ambitious programming it is bringing to London for its return visit.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2001 10:58 pm 
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<B>One Cuban jump jet, Magritte and 25 humming milkmen... ...it can only be San Francisco Ballet.</B><P>Jenny Gilbert in The Independent on Sunday has waited all summer for this: <P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Classical dance is by nature international - its history of Mikhails and Margots is testimony to that. So what, for Joe Ordinary queuing at the ticket office, sells one world-ranking ballet company over another? The repertory? Individual dancers? Some identifying nuance of technique? In a summer that has seen an unusual glut of top ballet companies visiting the capital, dance fans have had a job deciding what they can afford to miss. Last but far from least in the Hochhauser season at the Opera House comes San Francisco Ballet, still fresh in the memory after its 1999 sell- out at Sadler's Wells, but able to draw on neither brand loyalty (as could the Royal Ballet) nor exotic allure (the Kirov) to put bottoms on seats during the holidays. The San Franciscans have some unbeatable claims for attention, though, and may offer the most enjoyable night out of the lot.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=010812003133&query=ballet" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A><BR>


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2001 6:53 am 
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The gay slant in that article is a bit much. <BR>D<p>[This message has been edited by DavidH (edited August 13, 2001).]


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<B>American greats step over here</B><P>And it's not only Balanchine we'll be seeing from the New York City and San Francisco ballets<P>By John Percival in the Independent<P>A unique celebration of American ballet comes to Britain this month – not through anyone's design but by happy coincidence. Two great companies from opposite sides of the United States will between them present 25 works by 14 choreographers. All but a handful of those ballets, and five of their creators, have never had a showing in this country before. What a change that will be after months dominated by revivals, classics and other familiar works.<P><A HREF="http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/dance/story.jsp?story=88746" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A><BR><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited August 15, 2001).]


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A review encompassing bits of all programmes in the Sunday Times.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>California dreamy <BR> <BR>Dance Critical List<BR>Whenever the San Francisco Ballet chooses to return to our shores, it can be confident of a very warm welcome. Audiences left the Royal Opera House during SFB's one-week incumbency aglow with pleasure at the finesse, versatility and exuberance of this young-spirited company. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <A HREF="http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/</A> <P>This link does not take you directly to the piece. Go to Culture, Dance and this is the top article.<P><BR><p>[This message has been edited by Joanne (edited August 26, 2001).]


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2001 8:56 am 
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Thanks, Joanne, for finding this. I retrieved the actual URL and will be posting it in the Day 6 Diary thread as that is where people seem to be summarizing the week:<P><a href=../../../ubb/Forum9/HTML/000019.html target=_blank>Diary - Saturday, Day 6</a>


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