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 Post subject: Lorena and Lorna Feijoo
PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 3:40 pm 

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In the March/April 2006 issue of "Latina Style," Mark Holston has a cover story on sisters Lorena and Lorna Feijoo of San Francisco Ballet and Boston Ballet, respectively.

Lorena/Lorna Feijoo Interview

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:01 pm 

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The article opens with this interesting incident:

But during a recent performance of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons at San Francisco’s regal War Memorial Opera House, Lorena experienced something she had never before encountered while on stage—a chorus of boos.

Was anyone there? I'm curious about the circumstances.


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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 12:21 am 

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Quote: was provoked by the inclusion of a jarring, contemporary interpretation of Vivaldi’s well-known music theme.

That is SO shocking - why, it's like breaking Elizabethen traditions of Shakespeare and having women performing the women's roles or playing Mozart on a modern piano, rather than the tinny forte piano of his own age.

Oh right - they do those things, don't they. Note to Ed: please delete "shocking".

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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 4:27 pm 

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Perhaps the writer has it wrong? It might not have been Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" exactly. It might have been Christopher Wheeldon's "Quartenary," which was the only "Four Seasons"-inspired ballet in the last couple seasons at SFB. There were good moments in that ballet but at times, especially at the end, I was tempted to boo myself, never mind the fact that Wheeldon was within earshot of me. And it wasn't because of any "jarring, contemporary intepretation" but just plain overused, pretentious cliches in the choreography.

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 Post subject: Lorena Feijoo in new Andy Garcia movie
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 1:06 pm 

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From the Contra Costa Times.

Dancer seizes new movie opportunity

The first time Andy Garcia asked San Francisco Ballet dancer Lorena Feijoo to be in a movie with him, she said no. They needed a flamenco dancer for the movie "Twisted," which Garcia was filming (along with Ashley Judd and Samuel Jackson) in an old building across from the War Memorial Opera House.

Somebody had come into ballet rehearsals asking for volunteers, and Feijoo headed across the street in her pointe shoes and tutu to check it out.

She and Garcia hit it off right away: Feijoo left Cuba when she was 20, Garcia when he was 5. "We ended up talking about neighborhoods in Cuba," she recalls. "'Is that little blue house still on the corner?' and so and so."


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