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 Post subject: Re: Christopher Wheeldon
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2003 7:27 am 
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Deborah Jowitt writes about Christopher Wheeldon in the Village Voice:

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Christopher Wheeldon is a phenomenon in a world parched for classically oriented ballet choreographers. <a href=http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0326/jowitt.php target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Christopher Wheeldon
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2003 2:08 pm 
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"Christopher Wheeldon is a phenomenon in a world parched for classically oriented ballet choreographers."

This mildly offends me considering the fact that I have friends (and come to think of it myself) who are choreographers all who are CLASSICALLY oriented; some of us with some real talent and we never get a chance to show our work. I guess it just bothers me that everyone bemoans the fact that there are no "classically oriented ballet choreographers" and yet there is very little oppurtunity for those of us trying to get noticed to be seen.


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 Post subject: Re: Christopher Wheeldon
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2003 3:09 pm 
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I couldn't agree more, bgbunhead.


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 Post subject: Re: Christopher Wheeldon
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2003 12:53 am 
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It does amaze me that with say 80% of all dance funding going to ballet (using the UK as an example, but I expect it's similar elsewhere), that the impoverished world of modern dance has a much better infra-structure for new and emerging choreographers. Resolution! in London each year gives 100 (yes, 100) young modern choreographers a chance to show their stuff and gets reported in the national press.


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 Post subject: Re: Christopher Wheeldon
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2003 5:15 am 
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And as I have said before Stuart, in the US ballet choreographic workshops (not to mention names)are reserved for people who are already well connected or already established choreographers.


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 Post subject: Re: Christopher Wheeldon
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2003 5:24 am 
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Yep! It's the same here in ballet, bgbunhead. Maybe one factor is that ballet is a company-based activity whereas modern can be seen as venue-based and these venues can serve the needs of a wider artistic community.

<small>[ 02 July 2003, 07:25 AM: Message edited by: Stuart Sweeney ]</small>


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 Post subject: Re: Christopher Wheeldon
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2004 10:29 pm 
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The Prodigious Son

By CHIP BROWN
The New York Times
May 2, 2004

It may be true, as Auden once suggested, that all ballets take place in Eden, but they are undoubtedly made elsewhere, in the venues of the fallen world. For example: New York City Ballet's Studio 2 at Lincoln Center, where on a March afternoon, having just finished a pas de deux with a tuna wrap, the choreographer Christopher Wheeldon was standing on a bench, overseeing his latest creation.
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<small>[ 02 May 2004, 12:29 AM: Message edited by: kurinuku ]</small>


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