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 Post subject: Ballet Argentino Tours US
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2000 11:12 am 
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Clive Barnes reviews Julio Bocca and Ballet Argentino and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company in 239 words for both companies. It is one of the sketchiest reviews I have ever read.:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.nypost.com/10132000/entertainment/13230.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.nypost.com/10132000/entertainment/13230.htm</A> <BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Ballet Argentino Tours US
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2000 1:13 pm 
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I have tickets for the Julio Bocca Ballet Argentina the end of October. The company will be performing that weekend at the Orange County Performing Arts Theater, Costa Mesa, Orange County, California.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2000 2:57 pm 
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And yes they'll performing in the SF Bay Area (at Zellerbach in Berkeley) just before flying down to Orange County. For a preview of that and other shows in the Bay Area, check out our <B><A HREF="http://www.criticaldance.com/sanfrancisco/news/sfo0009.html" TARGET=_blank>SF Newsletter</A></B>.<p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited October 13, 2000).]


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2000 11:44 pm 
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barnes' review is very slight, isn't it stuart?<P>

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2000 1:15 pm 
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Image <P><BR>The previews are starting to come in for the Bay Area shows:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Succeeding by leaps and bounds</B><BR>Julio Bocca brings his Ballet Argentino to the Bay Area<BR>BY ANITA AMIRREZVANI<BR>Mercury News <P>Julio Bocca's soaring leaps and whipping pirouettes are the stuff of legend, ranking him with some of the top ballet dancers in the world. But at 33, Bocca has a much different sense of dance than when he was an up-and-coming artist who had to prove himself by conquering gravity.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="http://www0.mercurycenter.com/premium/arts/docs/bocca22.htm" TARGET=_blank>The San Jose Mercury News article</A></B><p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited October 22, 2000).]


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2000 1:21 pm 
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From the <B><A HREF="http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/" TARGET=_blank>Cal Performances</A></B> press info:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Argentina owes much of its current reputation as one of the world's leading centers of dance to the extraordinary talent of national hero and international superstar Julio Bocca, who leapt onto the dance scene in 1986 as a principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre. Known for his eye-riveting technique and mesmerizing stage charisma, Bocca is "an artist who can generate the excitement that prompts an audience to gasp, laugh in sheer amazement, and explode in an ovation," says Dance Magazine. Bocca and Ballet Argentino, the acclaimed young ensemble of dancers Bocca himself founded in 1990, come to Zellerbach Hall for the company's Bay Area debut. <P>Program: Lojo (after Petipa)/<I>Don Quixot Gran Pas de Deux</I>, music by Minkus; or Ivanov-Carter/<I>Black Swan</I>, music by Tchaikovsky; Araiz/<I>Adagietto</I>, music by Mahler; Mendez/<I>Suite Generis</I>, music by Handel and Haydn; Bigonzetti/<I>Sinfonia Entrelazada</I>, music by Mozart; Stekelman/<I>Piazzolla Tango Vivo</I>, music by Piazzolla<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


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I wonder if Julio and Paloma Herrera, I believe she is from ARgentina, come from the same school? Does anyone know?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2000 3:22 pm 
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The article in the Oct. issue of dance magazine certainly paints Bocca in a very positive light and makes one curious to see the Ballet Argentino!!<P>I hope those out in cyberspace will report on the performances!!


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 Post subject: Re: Ballet Argentino Tours US
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First impressions:<P>Oh my... Julio Bocca must be the best male ballet dancer since Misha. He was the star of the show in Berkeley, no doubt about it. He was brilliant... no, perfect... in no less than three difficult ballets, including the Don Q pdd and a Piazzolla piece. If anything, all ballet fans need to go to Ballet Argentino if it's only to see Bocca dance.<P>The company is sassy and young... and hungry... for pasta, after the show. I pointed them to an Italian restaurant; I hope they didn't get lost (Yes, folks, I must have been a tour guide in a previous life. Wherever I go, I always get asked for directions).<P>More to follow.<p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited October 25, 2000).]


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2000 7:36 pm 
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Three Bay Area critics have their say. Most agree on Bocca's talents and the attractiveness of the company but the SF Examiner has issues with the program:<P><BR><B><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/10/26/DD33948.DTL" TARGET=_blank>Exciting Debut for Bocca's Ballet</A></B><BR>Argentine troupe superbly trained<BR>Octavio Roca, SF Chronicle<P><BR><B><A HREF="http://www0.mercurycenter.com/premium/arts/docs/bocca26.htm" TARGET=_blank>Daring dance feats from Ballet Argentino</A></B><BR>Anita Amirrezvani, San Jose Mercury News<P><BR><B><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/examiner/archive/2000/10/25/STYLE7625.dtl" TARGET=_blank>Troupe shows how to dance on thin air</A></B><BR>If only Ballet Argentino had a bit more substance<BR>Allan Ulrich, SF Examiner<P><BR>


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2000 7:41 pm 
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i don't know, basheva, about paloma herrerra, but here is a thread i began about her, quite some time ago, if you'd like to have a browse yourself and maybe find out....(do let us know!):<BR> <A HREF="http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000224.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000224.html</A>

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 Post subject: Re: Ballet Argentino Tours US
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2000 6:12 am 
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Thank you Grace - for the link to the photo essay on Paloma Herrera - I saw that when it first came out. I also saw her dance two nights in a row here in San Diego, ABT - Nutcracker. The first night I just sat back and enjoyed the ballet - the second night I got out my binoculars and really honed in on her technically - as a ballet teacher would view it. She was absolultey technically perfect - and very lovely - that evening. It seems there must be some wonderful schools in Argentina. There is a great tradition in that country for the arts. I believe that Diagelev's Ballet Russe travelled there to great aclaim as did Anna Pavlova. It would be intersting to know more about their ballet schools.


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 Post subject: Re: Ballet Argentino Tours US
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Good to hear what you say about Paloma, Basheva. I have only seen her in the ABT 'Corsaire' video, but I liked what I saw very much.<P>Therefore I have been surprised by the negative vibes she has attracted from one US critic who has described her as 'a wild child' etc. I guess it would be a boring place if we all thought the same, but......<P>Have to say that the fuzzy picture above gets my vote as the worst we have ever had on the site. I checked and the original on the Cal site is the same.<P><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited October 27, 2000).]


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 Post subject: Re: Ballet Argentino Tours US
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Sorry about the fuzzy photo!<P>I have another in the works...


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 Post subject: Re: Ballet Argentino Tours US
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2000 10:40 am 
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The company is now down in Southern California:<P><B><A HREF="http://www.latimes.com/communities/news/newport_beach_metro/20001027/tdp0012934.html" TARGET=_blank>Tango at the ballet</A></B><BR>Julio Bocca and Ballet Argentino to dance across the stage this weekend at the Center. <BR>By JENNIFER K MAHAL, LA Times<BR><I>"Something happens to dancers as they hit their 30s. They either become artists or they diminish," said Jane Harman, former director of the American Ballet Theater (ABT). "And [Julio Bocca] is an artist."</I>


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