actualy, shag, i don't take the Australia thing seriously at all, as i don't think anyone here would touch him with a barge pole after the recent debacle.<P>australians are pretty big on fairness and equity and good labour relations & the like - not saying otherwise about THIS person - but the publicity has been so extraordinarily bad, that his reputation would precede him, and well, you know - who needs THAT amount of trouble when there are plenty of other talented people (and some of them australians, stuart!) out there?<P>i'm more interested in NB of C, here. <P>from azlan and shag's comments, it now sounds much LESS of a revolution than the impression i first got. after all, every ballet school needs and must have 'a modern dance curriculum', for example, these days. and the choreographers named are NOT groundbreaking or adventurous any more, even for a major ballet company. neumeier, van dantzig, kylian were the innovators of the 1960's/70's.<P>and shag - your description of the 'neoclassic' stuff: we've had that trend here, but i think its pretty dead now...keeps popping up, but is now generally recognised for what it is (as you so well describe!): boring.
<P><p>[This message has been edited by grace (edited May 13, 2000).]