public forum
home forum magazine gallery links about faq courtesy
It is currently Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:39 am

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: SFB Prog 4 - 'Prodigal Son,' 'A Garden,' 'Raymonda,
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2001 9:31 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 1999 11:01 pm
Posts: 17498
Location: SF Bay Area
Image <BR>Muriel Maffre and Guennadi Nedviguine<BR>in Balanchine's "Prodigal Son"<BR>Photo by Marty Sohl, courtesy of SFB<P><BR>SF Ballet's Program 4, which opened Feb 23, features Balanchine's "The Prodigal Son," Nureyev's "Raymonda, Act III," and a world premiere by Mark Morris titled "A Garden" and set to music by Richard Strauss.<P>Reviews to follow.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: SFB Prog 4 - 'Prodigal Son,' 'A Garden,' 'Raymonda,
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2001 11:05 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 1999 11:01 pm
Posts: 17498
Location: SF Bay Area
Octavio Roca is very clear about the excellence of Mark Morris' premier:<P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Mark Morris' 'Garden' In Full Flower</B><P>Octavio Roca, SF Chronicle<P>Sometimes, not all that often, everything works. Dancers and dances are in perfect harmony, musicians wallow in glory and the feeling at evening's end is one of sheer exhilaration, gratitude and joy. <P>The world premiere of Mark Morris' "A Garden" Friday night was one of those moments, the spectacle of an American master working at the peak of his powers, the birth of a masterpiece.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/02/26/DD197977.DTL" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: SFB Prog 4 - 'Prodigal Son,' 'A Garden,' 'Raymonda,
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2001 11:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 1999 11:01 pm
Posts: 17498
Location: SF Bay Area
Blair Tindall enjoyed it too:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Beauty and evocation</B><BR>World premiere, strong classics comprise a well-rounded fourth program for S.F. Ballet<P>Blair Tindall, Contra Costa Times<P>IT'S A RARE onstage moment when everything works beyond the imagination, creating a scene of spellbinding imagination and intellect. That's exactly what happened during the San Francisco Ballet's performance at the War Memorial Opera House on Friday night.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.contracostatimes.com/timeout/stories_feattop/x26sfballet_20010226.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: SFB Prog 4 - 'Prodigal Son,' 'A Garden,' 'Raymonda,
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2001 1:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 1999 11:01 pm
Posts: 19975
Location: London, England; Tallinn, Estonia
I'm delighted by this triumph for Mark Morris and SFB. 'The Garden' is in the opening programme for SFB's London season at the ROH. I still wish it was at Sadler's Wells.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: SFB Prog 4 - 'Prodigal Son,' 'A Garden,' 'Raymonda,
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2001 11:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 1999 11:01 pm
Posts: 17498
Location: SF Bay Area
Anita Amirrezvani too thinks highly of the Mark Morris premiere:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>A Fresh Approach<BR>MARK MORRIS' `A GARDEN' TAKES BALANCHINE'S NEOCLASSICISM TO A NEW LEVEL OF HUMANISM IN S.F. BALLET PREMIERE</B><P>ANITA AMIRREZVANI, San Jose Mercury News<P>Last week, the San Francisco Ballet's audience might be forgiven for wondering, if only for a moment, if two different dance companies were fighting over the stage. That's because the ballet's third program was on the dull side, while the fourth roared back with some of the finest work of the year.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www0.mercurycenter.com/premium/arts/docs/077685.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: SFB Prog 4 - 'Prodigal Son,' 'A Garden,' 'Raymonda,
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2001 8:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 1999 11:01 pm
Posts: 17498
Location: SF Bay Area
Rachel Howard liked Mark Morris' premiere too:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Gorgeous 'Garden' party at SF Ballet</B><P>Rachel Howard, SF Examiner<P> Ah, this is what we have been waiting for -- some a wee bit longer than others. Mark Morris' world premiere for San Francisco Ballet, which shares a bill with fine revivals of "The Prodigal Son" and the third act of "Raymonda," opened last Friday and runs through Sunday. That means you have two precious chances remaining to see this glowing addition to the SFB repertory. Or at least two chances this year, since Morris' "A Garden" will surely be revived again and again. It is Morris -- and by extension, San Francisco Ballet -- at his best.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://63.78.169.150/style/default.jsp?story=X0301SFBFOUR" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: SFB Prog 4 - 'Prodigal Son,' 'A Garden,' 'Raymonda,
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2001 9:59 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 1999 11:01 pm
Posts: 17498
Location: SF Bay Area
A quote from a <A HREF="http://www.voiceodance.com/" TARGET=_blank>Voice of Dance</A> chat with Mark Morris:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Azlan: Mark, what's your next work for San Francisco Ballet?<P>Mark Morris: Good question. It's called "A Garden", and is set to Richard Strauss' arrangements of Couperin keyboard music.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.voiceofdance.com/Insights/vchat.global.trans.cfm?ChatSchedule_ID=9500000000000021" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
The messages in this forum are posted by members of the general public and do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of CriticalDance or its staff.
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group