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 Post subject: Australian Ballet 2004-05
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 8:52 am 
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From the Brisbane Courier Mail,

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Swan and dance

For his new version of Swan Lake Graeme Murphy has opted for a modern setting in a story we all well know, writes Sandra McLean

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In The Australian, Katrina Strickland reports on a $1 million (AUS) gift to Australian Ballet from retired Sydneysider attorney Kenneth Reed. The gift ties a record for the largest single contribution to an arts organization in Australia:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,12446302%255E16947,00.html


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In The Age, Jo Roberts profiles the nominees for Telstra Ballet Dancer of the Year, an award made to Australian Ballet dancers who, in the opinion of senior artists of the company, is outstanding in artistic quality, "generosity of spirit and ability as a role model." The award comes with a prize of A$20,000. (Australian Ballet also has a People's Choice award, with a prize of A$5,000.)

http://www.theage.com.au/news/Arts/Dancers-compete-for-glittering-prize/2005/03/10/1110417614877.html

I think this is an idea that might be emulated by other companies if a willing donor could be found. What do others think?


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In The Age, Chloe Smethurst reviews the company's March 11, 2005 performance at Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl:

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2005/03/14/1110649116995.html


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Former Australian Ballet principal Lisa Bolte has decided to return as a guest artist to perform La Sylphide. Jane Albert interviews her in The Australian:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,12560039%255E16947,00.html


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Danish invasion

by JO ROBERTS
the Age

Bournonville created more than 50 full-length works in his lifetime, but to the master coach of the Bournonville technique, Johnny Eliason, it's La Sylphide that remains the enduring Bournonville work. "To me, it is Bournonville," says Eliason. And Bournonville, he says, "is the Danish Ballet."
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La Sylphide

by HILARY CRAMPTON
the Age

Appropriately, the program opens with three short party-pieces, two by Bournonville, the third by the late Walter Bourke, a former Australian Ballet principal.
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Sugar hit a triumph for cast

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Opening night principals were winners all round. Lisa Bolte's sylph is an innocent bewitched by James' beauty, playing across the music languorous then hastening eagerly. Robert Curran is the perfect romantic foil - yearning, distracted, with easy yet precise dancing.
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Australian Ballet coryphee Remi Wortmeyer has been awarded the Walter Bourke Award. Valued at A$20,000, the award may be used to accept a one-year placement overseas, to support travel to international competitions, or to commission new choreography. An uncredited article in the Adelaide Advertiser:

http://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,12650042%255E16422,00.html


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The Sydney Morning Herald's Sharon Verghis interviews Lisa Bolte about the experience of returning to perform La Sylphide with Australian Ballet:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/Arts/A-matter-of-elegance-and-ability-not-age/2005/04/06/1112489559181.html?oneclick=true


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La Sylphide, Opera Theatre
by JILL SYKES forthe Sydney Morning Herald

... I could not help recalling the impact of seeing the young Baryshnikov.

And then I was doubly impressed to see Chou the following afternoon as an impeccably disciplined member of the corps de ballet.

published: April 11, 2005
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Jill Sykes reviews a triple bill program entitled "White," which includes the Kingdom of the Shades act from La Bayadere, Adrian Burnett's "Relic," and Serge Lifar's "Suite en blanc," in the Sydney Morning Herald:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/Review/White ... click=true


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In The Age, Jo Roberts interviews Adrian Burnett, choreographer of "Relic," which premieres on a program with the third act of La Bayadere (Kingdom of the Shades) and Serge Lifar's Suite en blanc, June 9-19 in Melbourne:

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White
by CHLOE SMETHURST for the Age

The movement is an incongruous mix of showy ballet steps interspersed with modern dance cliches. Unfortunately for Burnett, a flexed foot and an off-balance tilt do not constitute new movement, as he purports to create.

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published: June 13, 2005
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A new prince for our beauty
by JO ROBERTS for the Age

Familiar faces will return and new faces will appear in the Australian Ballet production of The Sleeping Beauty, a new work by Stanton Welch.

The company has just announced that principal artist with the Hong Kong Ballet, Nobuo Fujino, has joined the Australian Ballet as a senior artist and will make his debut in the September 17 premiere of The Sleeping Beauty in Melbourne.

published: August 18, 2005
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