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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sun Apr 02, 2000 3:35 am ]
Post subject:  Rex Reed dies

An obituary for a pioneer of Australian ballet, Rex Reed. Comments from our friends down under would be very welcome. <P><BR> <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A>

Author:  salzberg [ Thu Apr 06, 2000 2:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Rex Reed dies

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>thank you stuart. i hadn't heard this.<P>i hope you won't mind if i point out that it is spelled REID, not reed?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Well, y'know, them Brits, they speak our language funny. . . .<BR><P>------------------<BR>=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=<BR>Jeffrey E. Salzberg,<BR>Lighting Designer<BR>NEW URL: <A HREF="<BR>" TARGET=_blank><BR></A>

Author:  Azlan [ Thu Apr 06, 2000 10:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Rex Reed dies

Well, salzberg, Aussies have a problem too of which Grace is one.<P>Grace, I'm a little confused. How is Reid's CORROBOREE different from the Stanton Welch one Australian Ballet brought to SF for UNited We Dance in 1995 (I think)?

Author:  Azlan [ Thu Apr 06, 2000 4:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Rex Reed dies

Well, Grace, Stanton's "Corroborree" was also based on an aboriginal theme. As I recall it was inspired by a coming of age ritual. The movements seemed primal and not very balletic if memory serves me right. The dancers wore earth-toned face and body paint. The women had long-flowing skirts.<P>It was very sexy and was a huge hit at the UNited We Dance festival. The other big hit, as I recall, was Christopher Bruce's "Turning Point," danced by Rambert to Michael Nyman.<P>I will dig up my old program for more info.

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