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Author:  kurinuku [ Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hong Kong Ballet

Spartacus Hong Kong Ballet Shatin Town Hall, Hong Kong
by KEVIN NG in the Financial Times

Mukhamedov's choreography, heavily influenced by Grigorovich's bold choreographic style, scores in the big moments indicated in Khachaturian's lush and pompous music, ... However, some numbers are kitschy, especially the victory celebration dance of the gladiators, who resemble a male chorus line from a West End musical.

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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hong Kong Ballet

Congratulations to our poster, Kevin, for this article in the Financial Times.

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Author:  Kevin Ng [ Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:35 pm ]
Post subject:  new director

John Meehan, who directs the ABT Studio Company, has been appointed as the new director of HK Ballet. There is a report in Playbill.

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:39 am ]
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Thanks for this news, Kevin. Here is the announcement from the ABT website: ... ews_ID=134

and a fuller biography for John Meehan:

Director, ABT Studio Company

Australian born John Meehan worked for 20 years as a professional dancer. He was Principal Dancer with the Australian Ballet from 1974 to 1977 before joining American Ballet Theatre, first as a Guest Artist in 1977 and then as a Principal Dancer in the fall of that same year. He has appeared in many classical ballets, including The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Firebird, Etudes, Les Sylphides, and Theme and Variations. Mr. Meehan has performed as a guest artist with companies around the world including New York City Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada and has appeared in Andrew Lloyd Weber's Song and Dance in London, on Broadway, and in the Australian production.

As the artistic director of Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Mr. Meehan staged his original production of The Sleeping Beauty. He also choreographed the Metropolitan Opera's productions The Queen of Spades and Hansel and Gretel. Mr. Meehan is a company teacher for American Ballet Theatre and is the director of ABT's Studio Company.

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