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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Ballet in London - General Chat Room
PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2004 3:30 pm 
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Oh no, you don't!


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Ballet in London - General Chat Room
PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2004 6:07 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Ballet in London - General Chat Room
PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:22 am 
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Yes Stuart, let's make another attempt shall we?
I am sure they would come to appreciate their new home quickly.


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Ballet in London - General Chat Room
PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 12:41 pm 
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Hey, hey! You have the ENB AND Royal!!


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Ballet in London - General Chat Room
PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:29 pm 
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I am dying to know what you think of Muriel Maffre? My husband and I adore her. She is so interesting to watch.

Arsen, I thought the same thing about the costumes and sets in Don Q. as well

In these ballets they just shine


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Ballet in London - General Chat Room
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BTW, we will be counting every single dancer and every single staff member upon return, lest you Brits abscond with one of ours. And, no, you cannot keep Amanda Schull.


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Ballet in London - General Chat Room
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:10 pm 
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What a pity that we are not allowed to keep Amanda. She struck me as very nice and charming when I interviewed her 3 years ago and from what I have seen this week she is doing well in the company.

Anyway I understand that you want SFB back but maybe we could agree on a 'Ballet Company Exchange Programme'? Every few years we could swap and the Royal Ballet could dance in San Francisco for a seasone while SFB comes to London.
How about it?


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Ballet in London - General Chat Room
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 5:40 pm 
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How about 1/2 a season?


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Ballet in London - General Chat Room
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DJB, are you trading away our company? Frankly, I would rather wait a couple seasons to give Monica Mason some time to rebuild the company... :)


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Ballet in London - General Chat Room
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Well, if the Royal Ballet would just visit our area, maybe I wouldn't have to go to such extremes!


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Ballet in London - General Chat Room
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Quote:
We prefer quick, quick, quick to slow, slow, slow

by JANN PARRY
The Observer

Three varied programmes each started with Mr B at his most buoyant: Square Dance, Ballo della Regina, Allegro Brillante - all brilliant, all pretty much allegro. This is a company that exults in moving fast; the lasting impression of its London season is of the stage pulsing with life, dancers striding, leaping and whirling into the wings.
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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Ballet in London - General Chat Room
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:45 am 
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SF paper proud of its home company:

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S.F. Ballet a smash in London

David Wiegand
SF Chronicle

San Francisco Ballet wound up a seven-performance gig at London's famed Sadler's Wells Theatre on Saturday, offering audiences three mixed-rep programs that seemed to hit the spot: The theater said its daily ticket sales were among the highest it's seen for a ballet performance. <a href=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/09/29/DDG7U8VVEP1.DTL target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Ballet in London - General Chat Room
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:19 pm 
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I moved this article from another topic:

A round-up of the week's offering from SF Ballet:

Bending it like Balanchine
San Francisco Ballet pays thrilling tribute to a master, while Ashley Page shows the Scots are a force to be reckoned with. By David Dougill for The Sunday Times.


Sadler’s Wells was all abuzz last week for San Francisco Ballet’s third London season in five years. The company has established itself as a big attraction both here and at the Edinburgh Festival, and we are reaping the fruits of Helgi Tom- asson’s outstanding artistic dir- ection (now in its 20th year), which has transformed a regional American troupe into one of the world’s top ballet companies.

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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Ballet in London - General Chat Room
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And to think that only a few years ago I was given dirty looks when I suggested that San Francisco Ballet may be one of the top companies in the US. What a difference a few tours to Europe has made!

However, it didn't come about overnight. As Artistic Director, Helgi Tomasson, brought many changes to the company which took years to see fruition. But it was also the strategic thinking and planning of past Executive Director Arthur Jacobus that turned SFB into a first class act in all respects beyond just the dancing.


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco Ballet in London - General Chat Room
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SF Ballet has made a big impact on this visit. For example, one dedicated Russian ballet fan told me that their performances were more interesting than the recent Bolshoi season, especially from the aspect of the repertoire.

Come back soon y'hear!


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