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Author:  Kevin Ng [ Mon Sep 09, 2002 4:10 am ]
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Fouette, have Miss Goh and the other dancers participating in this gala got any coverage on Chinese TV or in the newspapers?

Author:  Noreen Arnold [ Mon Sep 09, 2002 7:20 am ]
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This is such a small world -I got an e-mail this morning from a friend who will be teaching in Taipei this year and she was on the same flight (Toronto to Chicago) as the the dancers. She had a chat with Aleksander and also the "chiselfaced" male dancer! "Chiselfaced"....I wonder who that was. We've also e-mailed several friends teaching in Beijing just in case they didn't know about the shows.

Author:  Kevin Ng [ Tue Sep 10, 2002 8:41 am ]
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Fouette, so how did the first night go? Was it well received by the audience?

Author:  Fouette [ Wed Sep 11, 2002 3:42 am ]
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Sadly to say, I haven't been keeping up with the news in Beijing, and I didn't go to the first night. I imagine it must be pretty well received, because a lot of the dances are audience favorites, with a few new ones. Although, I do remember an article a while back about this...

Author:  Malcolm Tay [ Thu Sep 12, 2002 7:48 am ]
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In case anyone's interested, Goh's upcoming book (with Cary Fagan) is called <I>Beyond the Dance: A Ballerina's Life</I>, which should be available in October 2002 from Tundra Books.

Author:  Fouette [ Thu Sep 12, 2002 9:09 am ]
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I happened to stop by Poly Theatre the other night to wait for my dad, and his business partner had a contact in the theatre! The contact is the professional photographer for all performances in the theatre, so I got to watch the end of the show, "Who Cares?" and the Grande Finale. I liked "Who Cares", but it wasn't how I imagined it. The energy level was also quite low that night - the second night - both in the dancers and the audience. I went backstage afterwards, and I saw most of the dancers. Chatted with Albert Evans and Helene Alexopoulos once more, and I met Chan Hon Goh's parents, although I didn't talk to her personally.
I found a review in the Chinese newspaper - they applauded the dancers' efforts to keep a balanced program - with some classic favorites as well a few new dances.
All in all, I think the dancers were tired the second night...I did hear that Albert Evans was very well received on opening night, especially after "Who Cares?". Applause was a bit sparse on the second night while I was there, but I cheered anyway, yelling out the dancers names if I knew them. We'll see how it goes on Sunday...

Author:  Kevin Ng [ Thu Sep 12, 2002 10:40 am ]
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Fouette, thanks. I think they change their venue to the Northern Convention Centre this weekend. I wonder if it will be a different programme than that offered at the Poly Theatre.
Glad to hear that Chan Hon Goh's parents are also visiting China.

Malcolm, I look forward to reading and reviewing Goh's book next month.

<small>[ 09-12-2002, 12:48: Message edited by: Kevin Ng ]</small>

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Thu Sep 12, 2002 11:02 am ]
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I haven't seen all the male Principals in NYCB, but to date Albert Evans is the one who has made the biggest impact on me. There is a fluidity to his movement that I find very impressive.

<small>[ 09-12-2002, 13:02: Message edited by: Stuart Sweeney ]</small>

Author:  Basheva [ Thu Sep 12, 2002 11:04 am ]
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You can order the book now (publication as Kevin said is in October) from Amazon.com:

Beyond the Dance: A Ballerina's Life

Scroll down a bit for some description of the book - and click on the beautiful picture to see it larger.

Author:  Kevin Ng [ Thu Sep 12, 2002 8:12 pm ]
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Thanks, Basheva, for your information from Amazon.

Author:  Glebb [ Thu Sep 12, 2002 8:20 pm ]
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Thanks Marie, for the wonderful picture of Chan Hon Goh in 'Mozartiana'.

I saw Suzanne Farrell many times in that role and most recently Nina Ananiashvili.

The picture of Chan Hon Goh shows promise of a charming interpretation.

Author:  Fouette [ Fri Sep 13, 2002 4:45 am ]
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Omigosh! I just heard that the performances at the Beijing Exhibition Centre are cancelled, all three of them! I have no idea why, just that they were suddenly cancelled. I'm so frustrated...but at least I did see "Who Cares?". I wonder why...

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Fri Sep 13, 2002 6:44 am ]
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Oh dear! That must be a great disappointment Fouette. The Gala scene is littered with cancellations this year. I'm pleased that you were able to get the contact with the dancers that you did.

Author:  Kevin Ng [ Fri Sep 13, 2002 8:37 am ]
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What a disappointment! I wonder if it's due to unsatisfactory box office takings at the second venue.

Author:  Fouette [ Sat Sep 14, 2002 7:37 am ]
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Really? Did tickets sell really badly at the Beijing Exhibition Centre? I also heard that there was a fire around that area...

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