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 Post subject: Miami City Ballet through 1999-2000 season
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2000 7:18 am 
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Flash Review 2, 10-16: Not Intimidated at the Ballet
Some Pain, Much Gain from Miami
By Lauren Feldman

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 Post subject: Re: Miami City Ballet through 1999-2000 season
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2000 3:14 pm 
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Hmm, this bit caught my eye:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>I was pleasantly surprised to see Edward Villella, the founding artistic director, sitting on a stool in front of the first row speaking with the audience about the state of the arts in America. The intimidation factor, often present at the ballet, was nonexistent.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I wonder if Villella does this all the time. I wonder if other Artistic Directors do this.


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 Post subject: Re: Miami City Ballet through 1999-2000 season
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2000 5:21 pm 
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I saw the Miami City Ballet a few years ago quite by accident. I have season tickets to the ballet season at Orange County Performing Arts Center - and one of the scheduled companies was unable to fulfill it's commitment - so Miami City Ballet was invited. They were terrific!! I was very impressed with them in every way.<P>Many years before that Edward Villela came to San Diego at the invitation of Linda Yourth (she was also from NYCB - had been part of Nureyev's Dancers Summer Tours and taught here for many years) for a lecture demonstration at the Unvisity of California. He struck everyone in the audience by his ease of approach, his friendliness, sense of humor and general likeability. So I am not surprised that he would do this as posted above. He also wrote a very engaging autobiography.


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 Post subject: Re: Miami City Ballet through 1999-2000 season
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2000 5:27 pm 
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Here's what I thought of MCB the first time I saw them. They performed "Jewels":<P> <A HREF="http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000004.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000004.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Miami City Ballet through 1999-2000 season
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2000 12:10 pm 
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Interesting about the Villella post-performance discussion. He did exactly that when MCB was here in Seattle a few years ago. The other AD who has done this with some regularity in my observation is Mark Morris....


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