public forum
home forum magazine gallery links about faq courtesy
It is currently Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:28 pm

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: National Ballet of Canada's 'Don Q'
PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2000 1:36 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 1999 11:01 pm
Posts: 19975
Location: London, England; Tallinn, Estonia
Image <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>A mainstay of the classical repertoire, Don Quixote remains a crowd-pleasing favourite and a challenge to companies that perform it. In the Nicolas Beriozoff version that opened Wednesday in Toronto at the Hummingbird Centre, dancers of the National Ballet of Canada presented a scintillating evening of entertainment, enhanced by Desmond Heeley's brilliant sets and costumes in Spanish style.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Go to the link below and search on - Don Quixote.<BR> <A HREF="http://www.theglobeandmail.com" TARGET=_blank>www.theglobeandmail.com</A>


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: National Ballet of Canada's 'Don Q'
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2000 8:40 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2000 11:01 pm
Posts: 290
Location: Ontario, Canada
We were at Don Q yesterday (Sunday Matinee). It was also the day of the Toronto Santa Claus parade, so I thought I was doing the right thing by taking the GO train into the city (my apologies to the International audience for this local aside). It took us three hours to get to Oakville, typically a 40 minute bus ride. Never again.<P>But I seem to recall snippets of the performance...we saw Martine Lamy and Jhe Russell. Ms. Lamy (sp?) did a wonderful job as Kitri, and was everything I had imagined the role to be. Jhe Russell was also great...I really enjoy watching him. He is still new to the principal roles, I believe, but did an excellent job. I saw him in the last Erik Bruhn competition, which he won (sharing the prize with someone else...it may even have been the Don Q pas de deux that was performed, I can't remember now).<P>I was also very pleased to watch a young man in a corps role who graduated in June from my older daughter's ballet school. He is now an apprentice with the company. I saw him perform last year as a student and was completely "wowed" with his abilities. He is a superb talent and it was so moving to see him with a professional company. Of course his part was small, but one has to start somewhere. Hopefully the NBOC will take note!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: National Ballet of Canada's 'Don Q'
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2001 7:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2000 11:01 pm
Posts: 4753
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
Image <BR><font size=1>Chan Hon Goh and Aleksandar<BR>Antonijevic in Don Quixote</font><P>From the Ottawa Citizen, 03/06/01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Audiences love showy 'Don Q.'</B><BR>'Big old Russian ballet' demands technique, stamina<P>The National Ballet of Canada's Don Quixote is one of those classical extravaganzas that many people think of as "real" ballet -- oom-pah-pah music, big crowd scenes, and a grand pas de deux so difficult it makes audiences gasp. <P>But for dance aficionados who favour fashionable new works, it's something of a guilty pleasure.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><a href="http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/010306/5048165.html" target="blank"><B>more...</B></a>


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: National Ballet of Canada's 'Don Q'
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2001 8:49 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2000 11:01 pm
Posts: 4753
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
Image <BR><font size=1>Martine Lamy, photo: Julie Oliver</font><P>Jenny Jackson reports in the Ottawa Citizen, 03/10/01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>A Quixote of sheer bravura, to Mar. 10</B><BR>National Ballet dances up a storm<P>Thursday's cast owned the stage like a pride of young lions. The ballet was ripe with bravura, each movement pronounced, almost preening, each gesture punctuated with a flick of the wrist or the snap of a fan. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><a href="http://www.ottawa.com/listings.mpl?evt=GetArticleDetails&id=7145&wsa=12" target="blank"><B>more...</B></a><p>[This message has been edited by Marie (edited March 10, 2001).]


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
The messages in this forum are posted by members of the general public and do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of CriticalDance or its staff.
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group