In The Observer Jann Parry writes:
The Opera House has been swarming with cameramen as the BBC recorded the Royal Ballet's wonderful Stravinsky programme. TV and DVD versions will not include Agon because the Balanchine Trust is wary of untried casts.
Assuming that this is the real reason, a few million UK TV viewers will not see their first work by Balanchine, because of apparent timidity by the Trust. Especially as they had set the work and approved it for performance.
This seems like a great shame to me and another instance where Trusts, such as the Balanchine and the Tudor, act against the interests of the creators who made the works.
What do others think?
Here is our 'Stavinsky Staged' topic http://forum.criticaldance.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=4&t=000796
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<small>[ 08-11-2002, 09:47: Message edited by: salzberg ]</small>