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Author:  Cassandra [ Fri May 27, 2011 3:12 am ]
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If I remember correctly, Kobborg was intended to choreography one longer piece for the company, but for reasons never clarified, created a short, fairly insubstantial piece and re-used a piece he'd created for Royal Ballet. I've not seen either, but by all accounts, I think the company got the short end of the stick and Kobborg probably won't have the welcome mat rolled out again. To be honest, I get a bit irritated when he gets all the attention for his Bournonville stagings - Thomas Lund is as brilliant a dancer and far more dedicated to Bournonville, but has gotten much less attention because he stayed with the RDB.


I saw Les Lutins when it was danced by the RB at the Linbury Theatre and wrote the following on CriticalDance after seeing the performance on 16th May 2009:

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....Kobborg’s offering was a display of in-your-face virtuosity by the quicksilver Steven McRae who is joined by Sergei Polunin and then Alina Cojocaru: the two boys compete for the girl but she prefers handsome on-stage fiddler Charlie Siem: highly amusing and, when McRae was dancing, breathtaking to watch.


I prefer the current Kobborg production of La Sylphide at the RB, to the one they now have in Copenhagen (Hubbe's?). As for Thomas Lund, he is for me a kind of template for what the perfect male dancer should be and I actually feel privileged whenever I’m in an audience watching him dance. Kobborg is good, in fact he is very good indeed but I’ve always felt that Lund exists on a higher plane.

Author:  ksneds [ Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:16 pm ]
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Berkeley reviews:

http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainmen ... ck_check=1

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:24 pm ]
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Steven Woodruff reviews the Tuesday, May 24 mixed repertory performance in Costa Mesa.

See Dance

Paul Hodgins reviews the Friday, May 27 performance of "Napoli" for the Orange County Register.

OC Register

Lewis Segal reviews "Napoli" for the Los Angeles Times.

LA Times

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:05 am ]
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RDB performs Fleming Flindt's "The Lesson" and Bournonville's "La Sylphide" on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 31 and June 1; and the contemporary Nordic program on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4 at Zellerbach Hall at the University of California, Berkeley. Allan Ulrich previews the programs in the San Francisco Chronicle.

SF Chronicle

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:51 pm ]
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Sarah Kaufman previews RDB's Washington, DC performances in the Washington Post.

Washington Post

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:06 pm ]
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Allan Ulrich reviews the Tuesday, May 31 performance of "La Sylphide" in Berkeley in the San Francisco Chronicle.

SF Chronicle

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:53 am ]
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J. S. Marcus interviews Nikolaj Hubbe in the Wall Street Journal.

Wall Street Journal

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:07 pm ]
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Allan Ulrich reviews the "Nordic Contemporary" mixed bill at Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall in the San Francisco Chronicle.

SF Chronicle

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:17 am ]
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Marsha Dubrow reviews the June 7 performance of "A Folk Tale" at the Kennedy Center in the Washington Examiner.

Washington Examiner

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:52 am ]
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Paul Parish reviews various aspects of RDB's performances at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley in the Bay Area Reporter.

Bay Area Reporter

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:09 am ]
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Sarah Kaufman reviews the June 7 performance of "A Folk Tale" at the Kennedy Center in the Washington Post.

Washington Post

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:14 am ]
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Susan Reiter interviews Nikolaj Hubbe in the New York Press.

NY Press

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:07 pm ]
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Charles T. Downey reviews the Tuesday, June 7 performance of "A Folk Tale" at the Kennedy Center in the Washingtonian.

Washingtonian

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:33 pm ]
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Alastair Macaulay reviews the Thursday, June 9 performance of "A Folk Tale" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for the New York Times.

NY Times

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:43 am ]
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Gia Kourlas interviews Nikolaj Hubbe in the New York Times.

NY Times

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