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 Post subject: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2000 3:56 am 
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Stuart adds: This topic continues from our first Nutcracker topic:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000533.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000533.html</A> <P>i assume we may see more than one such article...this one is about Biloxi (!)<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>BILOXI - The Moscow Ballet is looking<BR> for 60 Coast children with stage<BR> presence to dance the day after<BR> Thanksgiving in the "Great Russian<BR> Nutcracker" at the Mississippi Coast<BR> Coliseum. - - -<P>Be respectful of Kozanova, he asks. <P> "They (members of the Moscow Ballet)<BR> are really curators of an art form. The<BR> ballet to her and in Russia is similar to<BR> what baseball is to Americans. <P> "She's a very beautiful woman. Ballet<BR> dancers are considered a national<BR> treasure, really, like your baseball<BR> players or Hollywood personalities.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <A HREF="http://vh60009.vh6.infi.net:80/living/docs/ballet090800.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://vh60009.vh6.infi.net:80/living/docs/ballet090800.htm</A> <p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited November 25, 2000).]

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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2000 11:29 am 
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Image <BR>Boston Ballet's Nutcracker<P><BR>From Boston:<P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><A HREF="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/danc11242000.htm" TARGET=_blank>Mother of reinvention: With Tony Collins gone, Pelzig takes `Nutcracker' back to the garden</A></B><BR>Dance/by Theodore Bale, Boston Herald<P>For 34 years, Boston dance lovers delighted in watching Tony Collins wearing a 40-pound hoop skirt, waving a handkerchief and tossing out kisses like pieces of candy in the beloved role of Mother Ginger in Boston Ballet's ``Nutcracker.'' <P>But Collins, who also played the Grandmother in the annual production, stepped off of his stilts for the final time last year, leaving Boston Ballet with the challenge of replacing the local legend in time for tonight's opening at the Wang Theatre.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><B><A HREF="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/danc11242000.htm" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2000 7:37 am 
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Once upon a time 'The Nutcracker' was an obscure Russian speciality. Not any more,<A HREF="http://search.ft.com/Search/MultiSearch/globalarchive.jsp?docId=001125000939&query=Clement+Crisp&resultsShown=20&resultsToRequest=100" TARGET=_blank><B> writes Clement Crisp</B></A> - so make way for weeks of menacing mice mice. <BR>


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2000 9:28 am 
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This is from the New York Times - by Jennifer Dunning -of Balanchine's Nutcracker and not simply a critique - but an interesting discussion about the enduring - or lack thereof - qualities of the Nutcracker -<P> <A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2000/11/25/arts/25NOTE.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.nytimes.com/2000/11/25/arts/25NOTE.html</A> <BR><p>[This message has been edited by Basheva (edited November 25, 2000).]


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2000 4:40 pm 
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Gabrielle Barnett in the Anchorage Daily News asks members of the Anchorage arts community questions like "Why is "The Nutcracker" so popular?" and gets answers like "It's easy to embellish. The more bells and whistles and fluff the better. Audiences love fluff; it sells."<P>Here: <A HREF="http://www.adn.com/weekend/story/0,2645,215627,00.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.adn.com/weekend/story/0,2645,215627,00.html</A> <P>ps - Thanks Grace!


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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
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Another article in a similar vein:<P><BR><B><A HREF="http://www.contracostatimes.com/timeout/stories_feattop/x26nutz_20001126.htm" TARGET=_blank>Dance companies just go Nutz at Christmas</A></B><BR>Blair Tindall, Contra Costa Times


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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
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An excerpt from<P><B><A HREF="http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/ae/dance/756255" TARGET=_blank>Nutcracker never fails to please</A></B><BR>By MOLLY GLENTZER, Houston Chronicle <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>From the time it was created in 1892 in St. Petersburg, Russia, critics have derided The Nutcracker, and audiences have responded by making it the most enduring ballet in history. So what if the first act is almost entirely mimed, with very little actually happening, and the second act has no plot? And bah, humbug on the sometimes suggested Freudian relationship between innocent young Clara and mysterious Dr. Drosselmeyer, who orchestrates her dreamed spectacle by giving her a magical nutcracker doll.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Interesting...<p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited November 27, 2000).]


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2000 7:38 am 
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Here is a Review in the New York Times by Jack Anderson;<P><BR><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2000/11/27/arts/27NUT.html" TARGET=_blank>A Party to End All Parties</A><P><p>[This message has been edited by Basheva (edited November 27, 2000).]


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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2000 11:32 am 
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A family story:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001128/en/nutcracker_sweeties_1.html" TARGET=_blank>Stagehands' Kids Have Role in Ballet</A></B><P>By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press Writer <P>NEW YORK (AP) - Bobby Score's job involves working the hundreds of lights that illuminate the New York City Ballet's production of ``The Nutcracker'' Yet here he was backstage putting curlers in his daughter Faith's hair.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001128/en/nutcracker_sweeties_1.html" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>


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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2000 7:52 am 
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A helpful guide:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/11/30/DD41229.DTL" TARGET=_blank>A "NUTCRACKER" WHO'S WHO</A></B><BR>Kate Hannigan, SF Chronicle<P>"Nutcracker" has as many interpretations as there are staged productions. The characters' names are often changed and plot twists added. Here is a list of characters common to any production<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><B><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/11/30/DD41229.DTL" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>


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Another sweet story:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/11/30/DD53804.DTL" TARGET=_blank>SWEET SPECTACLE<BR>FAMILIES MAKE "Nutcracker" ballet a holiday tradition</A></B><BR>Kate Hannigan, SF Chronicle<P>When Karen Gabay hears Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" Suite this time of year, she can't help getting lost in it. And who can blame her? Gabay has been dancing to it professionally since before Ronald Reagan was elected president - - the first time.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><B><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/11/30/DD53804.DTL" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>


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And yet another:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6143-2000Nov30.html" TARGET=_blank>'Nutcracker' Memories</A></B><BR>By Lisa Traiger, The Washington Post<P>Like a first love, many people never forget their first "Nutcracker." I was all of 4½. Going to a downtown theater – Constitution Hall then – dressed in velvet and patent leather was a special treat.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><B><A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6143-2000Nov30.html" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>


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Image <P>'A Christmas Carol' at London's Royal Festival Hall. Or maybe it's that grumpy Mr Sweeney contemplating the Christmas dance scene. <BR> <BR>Debra Craine looks at what's on offer for Christmas dance around the UK, including the Royal Festival Hall's 'A Christmas Carol' and Scottish Ballet's 'Aladdin'. Oh, yes and the various Nutcrackers. <P>I agree entirely with her comment, 'And I’ve never quite understood what Deane is playing at when it comes to the magician Drosselmeyer — his drooling interest in Clara is just too creepy for Christmas.'<BR> <BR><A HREF="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,44304,00.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,44304,00.html</A> <P><BR>And here's a handy timetable for all our Seattle readers from the Post-Intelligencer, with a listing of the forthcoming local "Nutcracker" performances. If it's ok with everyone we'll just have a sample of these local Nutcracker stories, otherwise the site would double in size overnight: <BR> <BR><A HREF="http://seattlep-i.nwsource.com/merrymaking2000/nut.shtml" TARGET=_blank>http://seattlep-i.nwsource.com/merrymaking2000/nut.shtml</A> <p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited December 01, 2000).]


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And still they come! <P>Not the first time the Bergen Record (that's New Jersey not Norway) has an interesting home-grown dance article by Ellen Dunkel. Here she looks at some of the Nutcrackers taking place in NY using interviews with Eliot Feld, Jennie Somogyi and others. <BR> <A HREF="http://www.bergen.com/previews/nut01200012017.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.bergen.com/previews/nut01200012017.htm</A> <P><BR>A fun article of 'Nutcracker' reminiscenses from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: <P> <A HREF="http://www.post-gazette.com/magazine/20001201pbtnut1.asp" TARGET=_blank>http://www.post-gazette.com/magazine/20001201pbtnut1.asp</A> <BR> <BR> Image <P>Jennifer Goodman who plays Clara in the Joffrey 'Nutcracker'<P><BR>Hedy Weiss, in the Chicago Sun-Times, has lots of fun at the Joffrey's 'Nutcracker':<BR> <A HREF="http://www.suntimes.com/output/show/joff01.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.suntimes.com/output/show/joff01.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
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Try your hand at this:<P><B><A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/001202/tx_fort_wo.html" TARGET=_blank>Fort Worth Dallas Ballet Holiday Trivia: Nutcracker Quiz</A></B><BR><I>FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Just how much do you know about sugarplums, Spanish coffee, marzipan and other delicious sweets?</I>


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