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 Post subject: The RBs 'La Fille Mal Gardee'.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2001 12:14 am 
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‘Remembrance of things pastoral - ‘La Fille mal gardée’ is probably the most successful ballet of the 20th century. John Percival explains how Frederick Ashton made a masterpiece.’<P>The RB start a run of performaces of Fille tonight to the delight of most UK ballet fans.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Ashton has to share the credit with another choreographer, the Frenchman Jean Dauberval, who invented the characters, their story and many of the ballet's winning touches more than a century before Ashton was born. It was in Bordeaux, on the eve of the French Revolution, that he created Fille, inspired by a chance sight when out walking. Pausing by a shop wall to satisfy the call of nature, he happened to see in the shop window an engraving of a tearful young woman in a hay-shed, with clothes somewhat disarranged, her angry mother, who has surprised her there, and the rear of a young man, who is hurriedly pulling up his breeches as he departs. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P> <A HREF="Http://www.independent.co.uk/enjoyment/Theatre/Dance/2001-01/pastoral180101.shtml" TARGET=_blank>Http://www.independent.co.uk/enjoyment/Theatre/Dance/2001-01/pastoral180101.shtml</A> <BR>


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 Post subject: Re: The RBs 'La Fille Mal Gardee'.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2001 8:40 am 
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Image <P>Ashley Page<P>'Spring fancies Dance: Debra Craine welcomes the return of La Fille mal gardée.'<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Mukhamedov’s self-serving characterisation (and heavy-footed dancing) undermines the romantic charm of Ashton’s rustic love story. <P>It was left to Miyako Yoshida to make us believe. Her Lise is natural and spontaneous, affectionate and gracious, delicate and lyrical — the porcelain doll to Mukhamedov’s bull. Her dancing, beautiful and musical and fluttering with excitement, is carried along with lightness and petite grace. Quietly, and unerringly, Yoshida builds a portrait of a country maiden aroused by the frisson of first love.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P> <A HREF="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-71406,00.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-71406,00.html</A> <BR>


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 Post subject: Re: The RBs 'La Fille Mal Gardee'.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2001 5:05 am 
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As part of the 'Fille' publicity, here's a very charming double interview with Yohei Sasaki and Maria Pietra of the RB, who married last year. Sasaki is a seriously nice dancer, who looks good even when paired with a fine Principal like Johann Kobborg. A strong case can be made that he should be a First Soloist now. <P>I read the article in yesterday's 'Independent' and was disappointed that it was not accessible on the 'Independent' website. Not for the first time, it has turned up on the FT site. it's a funny old cyberworld sometimes! <P> <A HREF="http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/articles.html?id=010122000800" TARGET=_blank>http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/articles.html?id=010122000800</A>


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 Post subject: Re: The RBs 'La Fille Mal Gardee'.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2001 12:35 am 
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Image <P>Miyako Yoshida, lithograph by <A HREF="http://www.ppgallery.com/charles2.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>Charles Willmott</B></A><P>'Aaahh! Miyako-san! What bliss! Pretty, precise and lyrical, Miyako Yoshida is one of the Royal Ballet's most popular stars. Artists love working with her and audiences adore her. The Japanese dancer talks to Louise Levene.' Another interview to coincide with the Fille season, where Yoshida and Mukhamedev are the first cast.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>When I ask if she's ever had any sneaking desire to dance something more truly contemporary she purses her lips and shakes her head very decidedly. Yoshida knows her strengths, and her instincts revolt against the pelvis-punishing distortions of choreographers such as the American William Forsythe. "I don't think that's me. I feel much more comfortable in the classics. Even watching it I'm like 'No! No!' " - she puts her tiny fingers over her eyes and giggles in horror.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>She is a lovely dancer. It's a shame it's a rather horrid photo of her in the article.<P><BR><A HREF="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000148269364269&rtmo=VkuGPkmx&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/01/1/24/btballet24.html" TARGET=_blank><B>more</B></A>


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2001 1:19 am 
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'Comic cracker Royal Ballet: La Fille Mal Gardee,' writes Michael Church. A mini-review, but he certainly had a good time. <P> <A HREF="http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/index.cfm?id=40991&keyword=dance" TARGET=_blank>http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/index.cfm?id=40991&keyword=dance</A>


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 Post subject: Re: The RBs 'La Fille Mal Gardee'.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2001 11:58 pm 
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La Fille Mal Gardée - Judith Mackrell doesn't find much magic in the Jane Burn/Johan Persson combination, but adores the subsidiary characters. <P> <A HREF="Http://www.guardianunlimited.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4123337,00.html" TARGET=_blank>Http://www.guardianunlimited.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4123337,00.html</A> <P><BR>'Country pursuits of the most irresistible kind.' Ismene Brown loves Yoshida/Mukhamedev.<P> <A HREF="Http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000148269364269&rtmo=LxKh3Lxd&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/01/1/25/btisme25.html" TARGET=_blank>Http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000148269364269&rtmo=<BR>LxKh3Lxd&atmo<BR>=99999999&pg=/et/01/1/25/btisme25.html</A> <P><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited January 28, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: The RBs 'La Fille Mal Gardee'.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2001 12:56 am 
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'Frederick Ashton's La Fille mal gardée is a jewel in the Royal Ballet's crown,' says David Dougill. <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Under the coaching of Alexander Grant, the creator of the part of Alain and to whom Ashton bequeathed the ballet, Fille looks revitalised in its first appearance on the new Opera House stage. It was danced with great spirit on the first night of the series. So I can’t account for what felt like a less than ecstatic reception from an audience that seemed unsure whether or when to laugh, and unresponsive to magical moments of choreography. Perhaps many of the present public have grown too accustomed to Russian classics to appreciate Ashton’s finesse of style, and impeccable taste. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <A HREF="http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/01/28/sticuldnc03001.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/01/28/sticuldnc03001.html</A> <BR>


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 Post subject: Re: The RBs 'La Fille Mal Gardee'.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2001 12:27 am 
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'A perfect love match at the ROH - La Fille mal gardée,' by Judith Mackrell.<P> <A HREF="http://www.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,3604,437252,00.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,3604,437252,00.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: The RBs 'La Fille Mal Gardee'.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2001 12:37 am 
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Well they're both lovely dancers grace and I couldn't put my hand on my heart that I would have got the dancer without the caption, but I might have. Nevertheless the artist definitely intended it to be Yoshida.<P>Thanks for the feedback about your download time.


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 Post subject: Re: The RBs 'La Fille Mal Gardee'.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2001 3:32 am 
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One of our posters Ann Williams has a review of a fine performance of 'Fille' on ballet.co:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.danze.co.uk/dcforum/happening/1347.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.danze.co.uk/dcforum/happening/1347.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: The RBs 'La Fille Mal Gardee'.
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People including our own Kevin Ng have been enthusing about Robert Parker for some time now. However, with his Colas in the BRB 'Fille', he seems to have hit a very rich seam. Ismene Brown tells us that she prefers his performance to that of the redoubtable Ethan Stiefel who is guesting with the RB from ABT.<P> <A HREF="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000148269364269&rtmo=gjlGlwbu&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/01/2/15/btisme15.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000148269364269&rtmo=<BR>gjlGlwbu&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/01/2/15/btisme15.html</A> <p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited February 15, 2001).]


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'Simply mad about the girl - 'La Fille Mal Gardee',' by John Percival. <P> <A HREF="Http://www.independent.co.uk/enjoyment/Theatre/Dance/Reviews/2001-02/gardee150201.shtml" TARGET=_blank>Http://www.independent.co.uk/enjoyment/Theatre/Dance/Reviews/2001-02/gardee150201.shtml</A> <BR>


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 Post subject: Re: The RBs 'La Fille Mal Gardee'.
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BRB's 'La Fille Mal Gardée' at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford reviewed by Stephanie Ferguson. I wonder if there is a dance fan in the UK that doesn't like this work - seems unlikely. <P> <A HREF="http://www.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,3604,440336,00.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,3604,440336,00.html</A> <BR>


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