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 Post subject: National Ballet of Canada Summer 2005
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 11:27 am 
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The National Ballet of Canada will once again give fans free performances at Harbourfront Centre. I’ll be camping out now to get good seats! Anybody ever see Romeo & Juliet before Parting or Full Circles :?:

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The National Ballet of Canada will be well represented for the Gala of International Stars at Ballet Tech Ohio! Sonia Rodriguez, Aleksandar Antonijevic, along with prima ballerinaGerta Hodgkinson (yes the Cincinnati Post made that spelling error)! So, when will the CriticalDance Bus be leaving and will there be a tailgate party? :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 9:26 am 
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Not much happens during the summer with the NBoC.

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 Post subject: Re: National Ballet of Canada Summer 2005
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:11 am 
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quote="Michael Goldbarth"]I’ll be camping out now to get good seats! Anybody ever see Romeo & Juliet before Parting or Full Circles :?:[/quote]

I don't know anything about "Full Circles" but "Romeo & Juliet Before Parting" is the ppd Kudelka made on Peggy Baker & Sylvain Lafortune for the Rhombus Media CB/video production “Romeos and Juliets.” He revived this piece in February for Tanya Howard and Joshua Grant and they performed it then at the University of Toronto Prokofiev Symposium.
I wonder if "Full Circles" is a retrospective of some sort to mark the end of his tenure as AD? Probably not...but the title is kind of intriguing.

I guess I’d better stake a claim on my favourite lamp post.....


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Click here to get up close and personal with Tanya Howard-a rising star for the National Ballet of Canada! She inspired the below prose from Michael Goldbarth:

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The next time the National rolls out this classic keep your eyes peeled for a bronzed goddess by the name of Tanya Howard in the role of Mercedes or possibly even Kitri. She showed promise galore as one of the gypsies. Even when her variation ended, I could not unpeel my eyes from this beauty as she caught her breath at the side of the stage. Tanya Howard possesses a hedonistic beauty worthy of the paintbrush of Hieronymus Bosch. She’s much too much the silent screen vamp to be painted by Edgar Degas. Erotic beauty such as hers belongs in Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights! By the way, Tanya Howard can also dance her tutu off! Keep both eyes on this beauty in the corps de ballet. She’s a future Carmen. In case I haven’t made myself 100% clear, I’m totally gaga over her!!! Woof! Woof!! Who let the dogs out?

My ballet Oscar goes to Tanya Howard’s cheeky performance as the ballerina siren in Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations! At the end of her variation for the Calliope Rag, Miss Howard held up a sign with a number that sums up my opinion of her dancing: 10! It was good-bye tutu, hello tuchis! And what a fanny! Tanya Howard stole the show with the most captivating, come-hither, flirty strutting I’ve seen in a about a dozen viewings of MacMillan’s comic masterpiece! I cannot give enough exclamations marks to properly convey how much I loved Miss Howard’s cheeky moves! Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tanya Howard!


:( Miss Howard will be getting married this summer. :cry:

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Second Soloist Jean-Sébastien Colau has left the National for greener pastures. He will dance for the Leipzig Ballet in Germany. In his short time here he proved to be a very versatile performer with many surprising performances. Congrats and good luck. Colau was certainly a workhorse!

Click HERE for more information about free performances at Harbourfront.

ClickHERE for the July newsletter.

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Life is very boring during the summer if you’re afan of the NBoC.

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News about the NBoC at Cincinnati Gala.
Anybody going?

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The National will be touring Swan Lake across Western Canada in September. Does anyone know how they will transport the lake from Saskatoon to Calgary to Edmonton to Victoria to Nanaimo to Vancouver? That’s a lot of water to carry!

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I was perusing the NBoC’s roster and noticed a familiar name: Christopher Body. He left in 2003 to perform in Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out on Broadway. Heartthrob Body returns to the National as a First Soloist.

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It is good to see Chris Body returning! What a strong performer! I just saw him in Movin' Out.. but barely! I could not easily spot him, and he was doing small parts. He was the understudy for many main roles though.


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Here's a bit on the CBC site about Body's return:

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After almost two years on Broadway, dancer Christopher Body is scheduled to return to the National Ballet of Canada this September.

Karen Kain, the Toronto-based company's artistic director, announced Body's return Monday and welcomed the dancer back as first soloist, the position he left in 2003.


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The National Ballet is returning to Calgary next month for two performances of James Gudelka's 1999 version of the classic ballet, Swan Lake.


Anybody know who James Gudelka is? :?:

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Click HERE for a review of the NBoC at the Cincinnati Gala.

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Others were more somber, such as the National Ballet of Canada's Sonia Rodriguez and Aleksandar Antonijevic's excerpt from Stanton Welch's "Madame Butterfly." It's a poignant and patient work, demanding that the dancers generate emotions themselves rather than rely on flashy choreography to do it all for them.

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Casting has been released for the free performances at the Harbourfront Centre.

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