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 Post subject: Australian Ballet's 2007 Season
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:40 am 
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Australian Ballet's year of dancing too safely
by HILARY CRAMPTON for the Age

This conservatism seems strange, given our national ballet company's espousal of the influence of the Ballets Russes, which under the daring leadership of Sergei Diaghilev, dazzled with its energy and exoticism, and continued to challenge, provoke and revolutionise concepts of ballet until well after Diaghilev's demise.

The biggest interest this year will be Leonide Massine's Les Presages first presented in 1933. It raised the eyebrows of musical purists for daring to set dance steps to Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony.

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Australian press previews of Ethan Stiefel's performances in Nureyev's "Don Quixote" at Australian Ballet in March 2007:

The Age

The Australian

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Hilary Crampton reviews the Saturday, March 24, 2007 performance of Don Quixote with Ethan Stiefel in The Age:

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Christopher Wheeldon gives Elizabeth Zimmer a wide ranging interview in The Australian:

The Australian

His "After the Rain" will be performed by Australian Ballet on May 1.


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Jill Sykes reviews the AB performance of "Don Quixote" with guest artist Ethan Stiefel in the Sydney Morning Herald:

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 Post subject: Paquita
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Paquita was fabulous!!! with other classics too like Le Corsare Par de Deux and more at the Melbourne Arts Center.
I only hope that they keep the tutu and the romatic ballets as I will coming back for more of these ballets. The nutcraker has sold out so the ballet as I hear will be televiesed.
Keep up these great ballets australian ballet, woot!!


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did anyone see their mixed-bill in Sydney this month? I was in Sydney just before their season. I thought about delaying my return trip to Shanghai for 6 days but could not arrange my work shcedule.


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did anyone see their mixed-bill in Sydney this month? I was in Sydney just before their season.

If anything like the triple bill that I have seen as I was interested in the Les Sylphides and two other ballets if that is what you are talking about as I have seen this in Frankston Arts Center Melbourne. It was a cheap ballet though as the was no chamber orchestra, just a piano.


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No, it's Leonide Massine's Les Présages set to Tchaikovsky Symphony Number 5 and the world premiere of Polish choreographer Krzysztof Pastor's new work set to Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.

the photo looks very interesting

http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/Whatson/Evt_Destiny.aspx


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jeffsh wrote:

One's needs to be in Sydney. :( And indeed the pictures are nice. :) And an orchestra!!! :D So that sounds better than what I have seen.
The nutcraker is sold out eveywhare and to be televised and I cannot wait to see that!! and that to me is just the tip of the iceberg to what I must see.


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The nutcraker is sold out eveywhare and to be televised and I cannot wait to see that!! and that to me is just the tip of the iceberg to what I must see.[/b][/color]


Was it broadcasted on TV ??? i was at the "Nutcracker live" on the Sydney Opera frontcourt and I must admit it was one of the most beautiful Nutcracker I saw :D !!!

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Well as far as I know I have not seen any adverts to see it televised anyway see the website in the Nutcracker page but would be nice to see that and you lucky thing seeing that ballet and a orcastra!....Aww now I am jealous. Did Lisa Bolte make you happy? :D
Gee, what I could do with $500.00. Fly to Sydney a stay at the Hilton and look at this ballet. That would be awesome!!


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you lucky thing seeing that ballet and a orcastra!....Aww now I am jealous. Did Lisa Bolte make you happy? :D
Gee, what I could do with $500.00. Fly to Sydney a stay at the Hilton and look at this ballet. That would be awesome!!


Well, I was on the frontcourt in front of a big screen, so couldn't really see the orchestra...
Lisa Bolte did Clara's mother, so it's not the biggest role...
Coming from France, I didn't know the dancers at all, but I really appreciated their scenic performance !

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Anthill wrote:
you lucky thing seeing that ballet and a orcastra!....Aww now I am jealous. Did Lisa Bolte make you happy? :D
Gee, what I could do with $500.00. Fly to Sydney a stay at the Hilton and look at this ballet. That would be awesome!!


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Well, I was on the frontcourt in front of a big screen, so couldn't really see the orchestra...

Usually the orchestra is in a pit which is a shame really as they're a part of the performance.
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Lisa Bolte did Clara's mother, so it's not the biggest role...

I thought that she played the sugar plum fairy as that is a wonderful dance.
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Coming from France, I didn't know the dancers at all, but I really appreciated their scenic performance !

Gee thankyou, that's a generous complement as we are only 45 years old :)


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Anthill wrote:
I thought that she played the sugar plum fairy as that is a wonderful dance.

This was done by Lucinda Dunn who was amazing :shock: !!!

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Gee thankyou, that's a generous complement as we are only 45 years old :)

It's a realistic one... I think a recent company has more chances to progress whereas it is sometimes more difficult for older companies to keep the pace :roll: ...

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