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 Post subject: West Australian Ballet Company 2002-2003
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2003 1:17 am 
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I'm not sure if this is the right place for this but...

Last night I went to see the WA Ballet's "Then and Now" programme, which was a quadruple bill (is that what you call it?). Anyway, it had 3 conemporary pieces and finished with classical variations from Le Corsaire. I have not seen this ballet before, so I know very little about it, but the dancers, especially the women, pulled it off with such style, it was the best fun I've had watching the WA Ballet in quite a while.

The whole classical thing is quite a break from tradition, as they usually do mostly contemporary or modern pieces, and any classical they have attempted has not, to my mind, been the best quality, possibly due to the fact that it is a little forreign. However, last night was absolutely brilliant! The costumes were beautiful, the set was lovely, and most of all, the dancers were amazing! Has anyone else in Perth and seen this and what are your thoughts?

<small>[ 25 May 2003, 11:31 AM: Message edited by: Azlan ]</small>


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 Post subject: Re: West Australian Ballet Company 2002-2003
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2003 1:22 am 
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Failli, I'm going to move this topic down to the "Ballet" forum and close it here in "Issues".

Is this the company that Simon Dow now directs?

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 Post subject: Re: West Australian Ballet Company 2002-2003
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2003 1:41 am 
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Yes it is the company that Simon Dow now directs. I think he is having a positive effect on the company. He is very anxious to please. Rumour has it that he is hoping to make the company bigger; at present it has only about 20 members so it cannot stage large, full length ballets, which is a real shame because it is the only professional company in this state.


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 Post subject: Re: West Australian Ballet Company 2002-2003
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2003 5:12 am 
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Simon was well-respected as director of the Milwaukee Ballet, and before that as a dancer with Washington Ballet; I'm glad to see he's doing well in Australia.

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 Post subject: Re: West Australian Ballet Company 2002-2003
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2003 5:27 am 
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Here's the link to an earlier topic - West Australian Ballet 2002.

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