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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:15 pm 
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Thanks for the report, rogelio2. You mentioned Ansanelli can't help but dance beautifully. Did you mean she was that good in spite of the choreography or that she only know how to dance classically even though the choreography asks for something else?


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Double Feature

By CHARLES ISHERWOOD
The Variety
January 27, 2004

It's not unusual, of course, for established ballet and modern dance choreographers to be invited to work on Broadway, but ongoing success there is rare. And it's unheard-of for a major ballet company to invite a Broadway choreographer to create a new full-length ballet --- indeed, these days, it's only rarely that established ballet choreographers undertake them.
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'Feature' pirouettes into its bow

By ROBERT HOFLER
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January 28, 2004

NEW YORK - You can take the girl away from Broadway, but you can't keep Broadway away from the girl.

Susan Stroman unveiled her "Double Feature" at the New York City Ballet Friday night, and her Broadway partners past, present and possibly future turned out in force.
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A Classic With Contemporary Lines and a Danish Twist

By ANNA KISSELGOFF
The New York Times
January 31, 2004

Peter Martins's streamlined staging of "Swan Lake" for New York City Ballet is a feast for the eye. It has stunning abstract décor by the Danish painter Per Kirkeby, vivid dancing and vibrant colors in the costumes.

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Mr. Martins invited Caroline Cavallo of the Royal Danish Ballet to appear in "Swan Lake" as a guest on Thursday night and tomorrow afternoon at the New York State Theater.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 5:57 am 
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HI!
Some NYCB news via Scotland!

Anyone attending a NYCB performance in the next month should be warned that cast changes are quite likely.
Out:
Wendy Whelan (broken foot suffered while guesting in Russia)
Janie Taylor (??)
Jennie Somogyi (who hurt a foot during a performance this past week)
Sofiane Sylve (who hasn't returned to the stage since dancing only 1/2 a Midsummer's two weeks ago). Miranda Weese (sick)

Robert Tewsley has not danced this season, no reason given
Jason Fowler was out due to a injury, but is scheduled to dance this coming week

As a result of all this chaos, Caroline Carvallo, a SAB grad and Royal Danish Ballet dancer was called in to dance in Swan Lake and another ballet.

There are also changes for "Jewels" this week
First cast:
Rubies- Ansanelli & Reichlen replacing Borree & Diamonds-Kowroski replacing Nichols

Second cast:
Rubies - Borree (replacing Somogyi)

Cheers
Kate


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The NYCB's Balanchine-Stroman Nexus: A 'Double Feature' Haunted by Double Vision
By Terry Teachout
Special to The Washington Post
Sunday, February 1, 2004; Page N02

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At the moment, the local nexus of high culture is the New York State Theater, where the New York City Ballet is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Balanchine, the company's founder and master choreographer, with two seasons' worth of Balanchine-related programs. Among other things, NYCB invited Broadway baby Susan Stroman ("Contact," "The Producers") to make "Double Feature," a full-evening ballet set to the songs of Irving Berlin and Walter Donaldson.
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When NYCB announced their Centennial celebration there was talk of a new ballet by Christopher Wheeldon, to be in the European series, but I haven't seen nor found anything about it. Anyone have any information? I would love to make a trip to NY to see it if it comes about.
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Longtime NYCB watcher and critic Tobi Tobias has some interesting thigs to say in this article from Arts Journal. She talks about Concerto Barocco, Midsummer, and my new fave, Jennie Somogyi, but she also talks about the state of the company:
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Is the present manner in which the NYCB dances its Balanchine capable of remedy? Some of the erosion that has occurred is inevitable, given the absence of the choreographer as chief custodian of his work. But I’m convinced, by examples I’ve actually witnessed, that the tragic diminishing could be slowed through the use—as coaches—of dancers who worked closely with Balanchine and have the gift of passing on what they absorbed.

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Thumb in Mouth

By DEBORAH JOWITT
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February 4 - 10, 2004

A few reasons to see Double Feature, Susan Stroman's take on silent films, at New York City Ballet this week: chorus girls, dressed in sparkly black and sporting Louise Brooks wigs, wheeling and kicking in The Blue Necklace (the first half of the bill);...
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Hi!
Wheeldon's new ballet is scheduled for the spring season. The premiere is on May 8th, with other performances on May 9th, May 15th and May 21st.

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NYC Ballet premieres Stroman work
By FREDERICK M. WINSHIP for The Washington Times

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Broadway's top award-winning choreographer, Susan Stroman, has choreographed an evening-length ballet for the New York City Ballet that is one of the highlights of the company's year-long celebration of the birth centennial of its founder, George Balanchine.

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Kate: Thanks for the information about the Wheeldon ballet. Any news on what it is called, how many dancers, music, etc. etc.?


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Greetings!

To prevent thread chaos, please post all further discussions on NYCB in the appropriate thread (Winter Season, Spring Season, Summer (Saratoga) Season or Touring!!).

Cheers!
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