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 Post subject: Ballet Atlantique
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2000 12:02 am 
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This article also appears in Miscellany in a discussion on Dance and Art <P> Image <P>Ballet Atlantique/Andy Goldsworthy - 'La Danse du Temps'<P>Danald Hutera looks at current collaborations between choreographers and artists and the processes involved, especially for those who have never worked in the theatre before. The principal focus is the Ballet Atlantique/Andy Goldsworthy 'La Danse du Temps' which comes to London's Barbican this week. <P>Also discussed are two Dance Umbrella events with Stephen Petronio and Trisha Brown.<P><A HREF="http://www.sunday-times.co.uk:80/news/pages/tim/2000/09/05/timartdan01001.html" TARGET=_blank><B>Donald Hutera's article</B></A><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Ballet Atlantique
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2000 12:04 am 
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John Percival enjoys Ballet Atlantique:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>One of the first things you notice is the prominent presence of two dancers much older than usual. They are Dominique and Françoise Dupuy, a married couple aged respectively 70 and 75, who used to run their own company – it came to London some 30 years ago. Invited out of retirement to join Ballet Atlantique, they do not join in the choreography's faster passages but they do still dance with an austere, expressive clarity.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I agree entirely. The two were spendid - Dominique with a smooth, flowing style that enabled him to roll on the floor and return to an upright position with more grace than many less than half his age. Francoise seemed transported by the work and the serenity of her performance made her a rivetting experience.<P>The ensemble work for the younger members of the company worked well for me in the first half, but perhaps less so in the secong half, except for a pas de cinq with tensions, interweaving and variied connectivity always keeping my interest.<P>Andy Goldsworthy's filmed drying mud background was also interesting and although it was constantly changing slowly, one looked every now and again to see significant changes from the last time. An intriguing idea typical of his work. <P>However, it would only be fair to say that not everyone enjoyed it and afterwards one person said that they had found it derivative and a dancer, who will remain anonymous, confessed to falling asleep when I drew attention to one of the best bits for me.<P><BR><A HREF="http://www.independent.co.uk/enjoyment/Theatre/Dance/Reviews/2000-09/atlantique080900.shtml" TARGET=_blank>John Percival's review</A>


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2000 9:23 am 
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<P><A HREF="http://www.thisislondon.com/dynamic/hottx/music/review.html?in_review_id=312510&in_side_nav=MUSIC&in_review_text_id=258234" TARGET=_blank>Luke Jennings review</A> in The Evening Standard.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2000 11:19 pm 
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Donald Hutera reviews<A HREF="http://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/00/09/11/timartdan01001.html" TARGET=_blank> 'La Danse du Temps'.</A><BR>


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