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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2000 6:28 am 
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A preview from Cincinnatti with remembrances of nutcrackers past.<BR> <A HREF="http://www.cincypost.com/living/nut121200.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.cincypost.com/living/nut121200.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2000 7:45 am 
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A review from Oakland:<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/2000/12/14/DD170981.DTL" TARGET=_blank>Crack Performances<BR>Oakland Ballet's intimate 'Nutcracker' has plenty of action</A></B><P>Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle<P>Wanna know how to reduce a couple of thousand screaming, hyperactive kids to preternatural silence? Buy them a ticket to the Oakland Ballet's "Nutcracker."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/12/14/DD170981.DTL" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B><p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited December 14, 2000).]


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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2000 7:59 am 
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And another from Oakland:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><A HREF="http://www.contracostatimes.com/timeout/stories_feattop/x14oaknutz_20001214.htm" TARGET=_blank>Oakland 'Nutcracker maximizes the magic<BR>Guidi provides intimate, polished, scaled-down production of the ballet</A></B><P>By Blair Tindall, Contra Costa Times<P>THE OAKLAND BALLET opened its "Nutcracker" season on Wednesday with Ronn Guidi's lushly appointed production at the Paramount Theatre.<P>In a Nutz-saturated Bay Area market, Oakland's show stands out for intimate, polished performances, an authentically detailed Victorian set and opulent, luxurious costumes. Arguably, it also has the very best Christmas tree, growing smoothly and ablaze with candlelight -- within the Paramount's golden proscenium, it is magical.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="http://www.contracostatimes.com/timeout/stories_feattop/x14oaknutz_20001214.htm" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B><P>


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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
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A "non-review" from nutcrackerless Cleveland.<BR> <A HREF="http://www.cleveland.com/living/index.ssf?/living/pd/I12brett.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.cleveland.com/living/index.ssf?/living/pd/I12brett.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
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A preview of Pennsylvania Ballet's Nutcracker.<BR> <A HREF="http://dailynews.philly.com/content/daily_news/2000/12/15/features/FNUT15.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://dailynews.philly.com/content/daily_news/2000/12/15/features/FNUT15.htm</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
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The Nutcracker in Charlston from the Charleston Gazette. (No "Charleston" performed in this Nutcracker. Sorry, bad joke.<BR> <A HREF="http://www.wvgazette.com/news/Other+News/2000121613/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.wvgazette.com/news/Other+News/2000121613/</A>


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A story on Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre in Boston:<P><B><A HREF="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/nutc12152000.htm" TARGET=_blank>Spirit of holiday classic triumphs in `Nutcracker'</A></B><BR>by T.J. Medrek, Boston Herald


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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
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On the road with Eugene Ballet's nutcracker.<BR> <A HREF="http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/news/oregonian/00/12/nw_11balle17.frame" TARGET=_blank>http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/news/oregonian/00/12/nw_11balle17.frame</A>


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Nutcracker in Arkansas.<BR> <A HREF="http://www.ardemgaz.com/today/ark/B4xnut17.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.ardemgaz.com/today/ark/B4xnut17.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2000 8:43 am 
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Anna Kisselgoff review of two young Kirov dancers guesting with New York City Ballet in the Nutcracker. It has an interesting picture, which to my mind - just my personal opinion - stretches a grand jete' a bit too far - into the realm of gymnastics.<P> <A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/18/arts/18KIRO.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/18/arts/18KIRO.html</A> <BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
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An interview with Santo Loquasto who has produced the sets and costumes for the NBoC's 'Nutcracker'.<P>I'm afraid we seem to be back to normal with the Globe and Mail, so when you are on the front page, search on Loquasto.<P> <A HREF="http://www.theglobeandmail.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.theglobeandmail.com</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2000 5:45 pm 
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I am wondering if the San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker this year is the same wonderful production that they had last year (and many years before that). I seem to remember something about them changing it for this year. Does anybody know about this years San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker?


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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
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Daedalus, yes, it is the same. Here is the discussion thread for SFB's Nut:<P> <A HREF="http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000573.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000573.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2000 11:32 pm 
Last Friday night, the Hong Kong Ballet opened its 10-day run of "Nutcracker". This production by artistic director Stephen Jefferies, premiered three years ago, was danced with slightly more coherence than in <BR>previous years.<P>The chief merit of this production are the lavish sets and costumes designed <BR>by British designer Peter Farmer, instead of the actual dancing. The red draperies in Act 1 evoke a Victorian dressing room, while the blue and white backdrop for the Ice palace is quite tasteful. The production faithfully <BR>follows the original libretto by Hoffmann, with some modifications in the choreographic text which are not however an improvement on the original Ivanov choreography.<P>Dancing the lead role of the Sugar Plum Fairy that night was Terasa Webster, a talented soloist from Australia who joined the company three years ago. Webster danced with a winning charm, showing off her strong technique, though somewhat lacking in purity <BR>of classical style. She was well partnered by Liang Jing as the Nutcracker Prince.<P>The Waltz of the Flowers in particular was stylishly danced by the ensemble. The mime however appeared exaggerated in some places; not surprising as acting is not a forte of the company.


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 Post subject: Re: Nutcracker II - Miscellany 2000
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Thanks Kevin for your thoughts on the HK 'Nutcracker'. It underlines what a worldwide phenomena this is.<P>I love the sound of the German spelling, 'Der Nussknacker'.


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