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Author:  Francis Timlin [ Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Royal New Zealand Ballet 2011

In the National Business Review, John Daly-Peoples previews the 2011 season at the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

National Business Review

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Royal New Zealand Ballet 2011

Ethan Stiefel has been named artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet effective September 2011. Tom Cardy reports in the Wellington Dominion Post.

Dominion Post

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:34 pm ]
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David Ng reports on the Ethan Stiefel appointment in the Los Angeles Times.

LA Times

Bernadette Rae in the New Zealand Herald.

NZ Herald

Author:  ksneds [ Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Royal New Zealand Ballet 2011

Very interesting news...

I have to wonder how long this appointment will actually last. Not that Stiefel doesn't have significant organizational experience, but he's never run a full company before and moving to NZ is a huge change. Unlike his past positions, this is not a summer program which only requires seasonal work, or a school director position where most of the on-the-ground work is done by others.

I assume that this will mean, for all intents and purposes, the end of his performing career at ABT. Unless the seasons and rehearsal periods are at completely different times, the length of the trip between NY and NZL (essentially two days with time difference), makes it very difficult to commute without risking health and performance quality. Stiefel is certainly at the age (and injury history), where easing back from performing is not unexpected, but Murphy is younger. WIll she be happy to be apart from Stiefel for long stretches, or ready to limit herself to performing and non-performing opportunities in Australia/NZL/Asia?

I also wonder whether Stiefel will end up feeling limited by being out in NZL. NZL, is from all accounts, a gorgeous and welcoming place (albeit expensive comparatively), but it can be very hard to be so far from friends & family, and from performing/directing/teaching opportunities. You can't just hop on a train or flight, and get somewhere in several hours if you want to guest teach, or run part of a summer program or perform. My understanding is that even at the larger and better funded Australian Ballet, it can be frustrating for dancers because, other than for the stars, distance and travel costs/time make it difficult to find performing or learning experiences outside Australia.

My feeling is that he'll last several years, but eventually return to North America. Anyway, I wish the best to Mr. Stiefel and the RNZB. It's great, small company with a solid foundation.

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Royal New Zealand Ballet 2011

Royal New Zealand Ballet is preparing its biennial "Tutus on Tour" program. Mark Broatch previews the tour for the Wellington Sunday Star-Times.

Star-Times

Author:  ksneds [ Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Royal New Zealand Ballet 2011

Given yesterday's events, at least part of this tour will likely have to be cancelled or rescheduled for later in the year. It's doubtful that it will be possible to perform in Christchurch for weeks, if not months.

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:18 pm ]
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Christchurch perfrmances of "Tutus on Tour" have been cancelled.

stuff.co.nz

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:25 pm ]
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Anna Purcell reviews the Thursday, February 24, 2011 "Tutus on Tour" performance in Wellington in scoop.co.nz:

scoop.co.nz

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:17 pm ]
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Bernadette Rae previews "Tutus on Tour" in the New Zealand Herald.

NZ Herald

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Mon May 23, 2011 1:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Royal New Zealand Ballet 2011

In the National Business Review, John Daly-Peoples reviews The Stravinsky Collection, May 21 in Wellington.

National Business Review

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:37 pm ]
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Royal New Zealand Ballet will premiere a new production of "Swan Lake" with choreography by Greg Horsman in October 2011. A report in Voxy News.

Voxy News

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:49 pm ]
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In The Guardian, Judith Mackrell interviews Artistic Director designate Ethan Stiefel.

The Guardian

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:14 am ]
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Gia Kourlas interviews Ethan Stiefel for the New York Times.

NY Times

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:52 pm ]
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Valerie Lawson interviews Ethan Stiefel for The Australian.

The Australian

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:20 pm ]
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Jack Yan reviews "The Sleeping Beauty" for Lucire.

Lucire

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