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Matsuyama Ballet Company
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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Thu Feb 07, 2002 2:02 am ]
Post subject:  Matsuyama Ballet Company

There are several elements in this story which make one sit up sharply. if anyone can tell us more about this Company, please do. <P><B>####'s long career continues</B> <BR>The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri - Japan<P><BR>Japan's most famous ballet dancer, Yoko ####, once said that she would carry on dancing at least until 2002. So, it sounded as if she might be terminating her half-century career this year. But she continues to dance.<P>Later this month, the Matsuyama Ballet Company, of which #### is president, will stage New Version Swan Lake to celebrate her 50-year career. ####, who will perform as Odette, now says she will carry on dancing as long as she stays fit enough to practice daily.<P>New Version Swan Lake, which is now the company's standard title, was first performed in 1994. The piece was born when Tetsutaro Shimizu, a choreographer/dancer and ####'s husband, felt dissatisfied with the original plot. Shimizu, therefore, set the whole story in the 16th-century Holy Roman Empire and had the devil try to conquer it.<P><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A>

Author:  LMCtech [ Thu Feb 07, 2002 12:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Matsuyama Ballet Company

I heard she can't walk on her feet, needs to be carried everywhere and still insists on dancing. This is probably exageration, but surely she will have to retire soon.

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