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 Post subject: Barbie stars in "Swan Lake"
PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2003 8:50 pm 
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Words are inadequate to describe how I feel about this ...this... this...

Oh, and another thing...with less and less dance coverage in the newspapers of record in cities around the US, THIS is the only article the NY Times has to offer for their entire Sunday A&E dance section??

(Matthew, you're about to see me :mad: again)

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Barbie Dances, With Help From City Ballet
By VALERIE GLADSTONE
Published: September 28, 2003


So small wonder that two years ago, when the company decided Barbie was ready to make her video debut, the vehicle they chose was "The Nutcracker," with Barbie playing Clara in an animated adaptation of the E. T. A. Hoffmann ballet classic. The video and DVD have sold 3.5 million copies.

Now for her followup, she has been cast as Odette in "Swan Lake," among the plummiest roles in ballet, one that most dancers have to wait years for a chance at. The video and DVD of "Barbie in Swan Lake" will be released by Artisan Home Entertainment on Tuesday.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2003 1:50 am 
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THIS is the only article the NY Times has to offer for their entire Sunday A&E dance section??
It's particularly frustrating for those who are still waiting for the Times to print its review of a concert Jennifer Dunning attended 8 days ago.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2003 10:15 am 
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Also, don't forget this other hot topic:

<a href=http://forum.criticaldance.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=4;t=000673>Barbie Hot News: Barbie to Star as Sugarplum Princess</a>


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2003 5:40 pm 
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My sympathies salzberg... maybe the article is being filed via smoke signals...


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I saw a Swan Lake Barbie for sale, and she had her hair down!! Is this the case in the movie as well?

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Hair down...swan...down...there's a joke in there somewhere!


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down, girl.

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Salzberg, I swan... (My Southern grandmother used to say that -- not necessarily starting with Salzberg, though.)


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It's there... wa-ay down upon the swan-EE river...


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Doll knows her steps in 'Swan Lake'
06:09 PM CDT on Thursday, October 2, 2003

By NANCY CHURNIN / The Dallas Morning News

Barbie of Swan Lake is the dazzling doll's third direct-to-DVD and video movie. Barbie-phobes, of course, may dispute the term "movie," seeing it rather as an 83-minute commercial for new Barbie clothes and accessories. And while they have a point, Barbie of Swan Lake, like its Barbie predecessors, exceeds expectations.

As with Barbie in the Nutcracker, the dancing and the music lift Swan Lake above most commercial kiddie fare. After all, in how many other children's videos are you going to see animated steps modeled on Peter Martins' work with the New York City Ballet or hear a Tchaikovsky score by the London Symphony?

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I just saw a toy being sold for Swan Lake Barbie. It was the sled pulled by a purple unicorn. I remember the sled from the end of the ballet, just not the purple unicorn.

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Short piece from The Infdependent.

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Barbie's dazzling performance as Odette in the classic ballet Swan Lake is proving a smash hit for Entertainment Rights, the owner of children's characters and brands
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