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 Post subject: Pacific Northwest Ballet: Stravinsky Program
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:16 am 
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PNB's February 2005 program features works choreographed to the music of Igor Stravinsky: Kent Stowell's "Firebird," Balanchine's "Apollo," and Glen Tetley's "Rite of Spring." Performances run from Thursday, February 3 through Sunday, February 13 at McCaw Hall in Seattle. Here is a link to more program information on PNB's website:

http://www.pnb.org/season/stravinsky.html

Casting is available at:

http://www.pnb.org/season/stravinsky-casting.html


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 Post subject: Re: Pacific Northwest Ballet: Stravinsky Program
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:22 pm 
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R. M. Campbell interviews stager Bronwyn Curry, who has set Glen Tetley's "Rite of Spring," as a preview to the Stravinsky program in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/classical/209664_clas28.html?source=rss


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 Post subject: Re: Pacific Northwest Ballet: Stravinsky Program
PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 10:05 am 
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Interesting that in the interview with Ms. Curry mentions Graham technique. This is exactly what I thought when I was watching a rehearsal of PNB, that it clearly had a Graham influence. Didn't Glen Tetley dance with Graham, as well as Hanya Holm's company? Also, I believe Graham did her own version of "Sacre" early on in her career. I believe it was a solo version. At any rate, I am very excited to see this onstage next weekend. Also interesting that this version is a "male centered" Sacre. It will give the male dancers at PNB to show their strengths!! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Pacific Northwest Ballet: Stravinsky Program
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:26 am 
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PNB hails the mad genius of composer Stravinsky

By Mary Murfin Bayley
The Seattle Times

The music of Igor Stravinsky, from the driving, complex, madly difficult rhythms of his 1913 "Rite of Spring" to the neoclassical austerity of his 1928 "Apollo," is closely tied to the development of contemporary ballet. <a href=http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/artsentertainment/2002163639_stravinsky30.html target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Pacific Northwest Ballet: Stravinsky Program
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:42 pm 
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HI, Trina. Yes...his biography lists study with Holm and Graham (and, on the ballet side, Tudor and Margaret Craske), and performing experience with Holm, Graham, the Humphrey-Weidman Co., Limon and John Butler. A true "crossover" artist from a time before such a term was coined and subsequently rendered pejorative....


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 Post subject: Re: Pacific Northwest Ballet: Stravinsky Program
PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 9:43 pm 
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I love the music and how this orchestra does it justice in all three scores!

My personal highlights included Jonathan Porretta's frenzy as The Chosen One in "Rite" and Louise Nadeau -- but not without a couple of glitches -- and Patricia Barker, both as Terpsichore, in "Apollo."

Biggest disappoinments? The choreography of "Firebird" and both of the men cast as "Apollo."


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 Post subject: Re: Pacific Northwest Ballet: Stravinsky Program
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:45 am 
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Seattle press reviews of the program.

R. M. Campbell in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/classical/210788_pnb05q.html

Mary Murfin Bayley in the Seattle Times:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/artsentertainment/2002171285_stravinsky07.html


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 Post subject: Re: Pacific Northwest Ballet: Stravinsky Program
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:13 pm 
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A review from Sandra Kurtz in the Seattle Weekly:

http://www.seattleweekly.com/features/0506/050209_arts_stravinsky.php


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 Post subject: Re: Pacific Northwest Ballet: Stravinsky Program
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:30 pm 
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Patty Tackaberry reviews the program in the Everett Herald:

http://www.heraldnet.com/stories/05/02/11/100ae_balletreview001.cfm


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 Post subject: Re: Pacific Northwest Ballet: Stravinsky Program
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 2:44 pm 
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Nice performance last night! I would have to say that for me the highlight was Apollo, and my favorite muse was Carrie Imler- her performance was full of energy - but Patricia Barker was her normal exceptional self throughout the night. Simply a world class dancer :) .


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