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Paris Opera Ballet dance Forsythe 2000
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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Tue Nov 14, 2000 11:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Paris Opera Ballet dance Forsythe 2000

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'Inthe Middle, Somewhat Elevated' part of the POB programme, but performed here by
Ballett Frankfurt

Paris Opera Ballet rises to the challenges set by William Forsythe. Clement Crisp adores the dancers and finds some of the work a revelation. POB have forged an alliance with Forsythe over 12 years, which has paid dividends big time.

Eurostar beckons.

The great joy of the evening, though, is the splendid Pas/Parts that Forsythe made for the troupe last year. It is a cascade, a tidal-wave of dances - solos, duets, ensembles - that pour out, overlap, rush onwards, and show just what clarity and brilliancy of execution the Opera dancers can [a particular solo] also sums up the 50 years in which choreographers have sought to extend and refresh the academic language.
Clement Crisp's review

<small>[ 23 November 2003, 09:06 AM: Message edited by: Stuart Sweeney ]</small>

Author:  Kevin Ng [ Wed Nov 15, 2000 6:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Paris Opera Ballet dance Forsythe 2000

Stuart, you should certainly make more trips to Paris by Eurostar.

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Wed Nov 15, 2000 6:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Paris Opera Ballet dance Forsythe 2000

when I met him once, Clement Crisp told me that he tries to go to POB once a month. He certainly loves the Company dearly and gets a great deal out of his trips there.<P>They certainly set very high standards in performance and commissionning new work. Think of the number of companies world-wide who benefit from having 'In the Middle...' in their rep.<P>

Author:  Kevin Ng [ Thu Nov 16, 2000 5:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Paris Opera Ballet dance Forsythe 2000

Stuart, I see. I saw this same Forsythe programme in Paris 18 months ago.<P>Note from Stuart:<P>Kevin made some interesting additional comments here about having a section for French speakers. I have taken the liberty of moving these comments and grace's response to a dedicated topic.<BR> <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A> <p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited November 17, 2000).]

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