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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sun Jul 30, 2000 11:29 pm ]
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Debra Craine reviews two performances of the RB's 'Giselle'.

http://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/00/07/31/timartdan01001.html

<small>[ 23 November 2003, 07:46 AM: Message edited by: Stuart Sweeney ]</small>

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Mon Jul 31, 2000 11:14 pm ]
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John Percival enjoys Tamara Rojo'sperformance in Giselle and reviews the brief RB Summer season. <BR> <A HREF="http://www.independent.co.uk/enjoyment/Theatre/Dance/Reviews/2000-08/revs010800.shtml" TARGET=_blank>http://www.independent.co.uk/enjoyment/Theatre/Dance/Reviews/2000-08/revs010800.shtml</A>

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Tue Aug 01, 2000 1:54 pm ]
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Everyone is impressed with Kobborg. Let's hope the Royal can keep him happy.

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Tue Aug 01, 2000 11:02 pm ]
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Ismene Brown looks back on a string of excellent RB Giselles including newcomer Tamara Rojo. I agree that the RB production does work very well and that there are a numberof excellent and varied Giselles in the Company. Here is <A HREF="Http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000148269364269&rtmo=r23hmXDX&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/00/8/2/btgis02.html" TARGET=_blank>Ismene Brown's review.</A> <P>What a remarkable work of art 'Giselle' is, one of the high points of the 19th Century in any field.<P> <P><BR><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited August 02, 2000).]

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Mon Aug 07, 2000 2:25 am ]
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Clement Crisp sings the praises of Johan Kobborg in various works, but especially in the Royal's 'Giselle', which he enjoys. However, he has his infamous wicked way with some of the cossies:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><BR>the Courland hunting party is still a triumph of deranged outfits and surreal humour - one member seems to have brought quite a deep hole on stage with her in which she stands, while the hunt has also been infiltrated by what I assume is an Olde Thuringian transvestite in plum velvet and a petulant smirk. And someone has been doling out moustaches to the lads. Unwise. <BR><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P> <A HREF="http://search.ft.com/search/multi/globalarchive.jsp?docId=000801001175&query=Clement+Crisp&resultsShown=20&resultsToRequest=100" TARGET=_blank><B>Here is the full article.</B></A> <P><BR><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited August 07, 2000).]

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Mon Apr 09, 2001 7:48 am ]
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From the Houston Chronicle:<P><B>Superballerina can't hold up Giselle alone</B> <P>By MOLLY GLENTZER <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>LONDON -- There was scenery aplenty in the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden even before the Royal Ballet's Giselle opened Friday. Historical programs and costumes were displayed in the foyers. The giant greenhouse-bar, formerly London's flower market, thronged with people. And the 19th-century jewel of a theater, topped by an ornate dome, was as gilded as a Fabergé egg.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/ae/dance/872022" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><P>

Author:  Red Shoes [ Mon Apr 09, 2001 11:32 am ]
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Clement Crisp never fails to provide amusing, sharp and frequently cruel reading...

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Thu Apr 12, 2001 11:40 pm ]
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Judith Mackrell in The Guardian reviews Rojo and Kobborg in 'Giselle' and gives it ***** (out of 5). I've written the date of the second performance in my diary. <BR> <P><A HREF="Http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4170058,00.html" TARGET=_blank>Http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4170058,00.html</A>

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sun Apr 15, 2001 5:07 am ]
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Alison Penfold and some others on ballet.co give their own pen sketches of Alina Cojocaru in 'Giselle'. To say that they were impressed would be an understatement:<P> <A HREF="http://www.danze.co.uk/dcforum/happening/1554.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.danze.co.uk/dcforum/happening/1554.html</A>

Author:  Azlan [ Sun Apr 15, 2001 8:11 am ]
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Stuart, do you know if the RB will ever come to US again?

Author:  Michael LL [ Sun Apr 15, 2001 6:47 pm ]
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Stuart - don't miss Rojo and Kobborg. Judith is right - they were sublime, with so much detail in their performances, and tremendous dancing. Kobborgs final solo in Act II, and Rojos Act I solo to the hunting party were breathtakingly done.

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Mon Apr 16, 2001 12:38 pm ]
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<B>Alina Cojocaru joins ballet's greats</B> <P>by Judith Mackrell in The Guardian: <P> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>By the time Alina Cojocaru reached the second act of her debut performance of Giselle on Saturday, you felt that history was watching over your shoulder. You sensed the ranks of great ballerinas who have previously performed the role jostling to make space for her. You felt that flukey thrill of being in exactly the right place at the right time. Even if Cojocaru never dances this well again she'll be written into the books as one of the rare talents of the ballet stage.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4170918,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More...</B></A>

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Mon Apr 16, 2001 12:40 pm ]
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Jenny Gilbert for The independent reviews Wildor and Cope in Giselle and is moved as one ought to be in this great Romantic ballet:<P><A HREF="http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/dance/reviews/story.jsp?story=66914" TARGET=_blank><B>Jenny Gilbert's review</B></A>

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Tue Apr 17, 2001 1:31 am ]
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More enthusiastic reviews for the Royal Ballet's 'Giselle'.<P><BR>Debra Craine in The Times is ecstatic about Alina Cojocaru's debut:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-115483,00.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-115483,00.html</A> <P>Ismene Brown reviews three Giselles - Wildor, Cojocaru and Rojo:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.telegraph.co.uk:80/et?ac=004794832033543&rtmo=0xJerbGq&atmo=rrrrrrrq&pg=/et/01/4/17/btisme17.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.telegraph.co.uk:80/et?ac=004794832033543<BR>&rtmo=0xJerbGq&atmo=rrrrrrrq&pg=/et/01/4/17/btisme17.html</A> <P><BR>John Percival for The Independent is very enthusiastic about Cojocaru and Kobborg, but has some caveats about the production and the other dancing:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=67004" TARGET=_blank>http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=67004</A> <BR><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited April 17, 2001).]

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Wed Apr 18, 2001 12:46 pm ]
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After her performance last night in 'Giselle', the 19 year old Alina Cojocaru was made a Principal by Artistic Director Anthony Dowell. It is little more than a year since she joined the Company on the lowest rung. She becomes the youngest Principal for a long time. Darcey Bussell was 20 when she achieved this status. <P>Kevin Ng saw her after the performance and says that she was taking it all in her usual quiet way.

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