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 Post subject: Re: 2011: USA Tour
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 3:12 am 
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If I remember correctly, Kobborg was intended to choreography one longer piece for the company, but for reasons never clarified, created a short, fairly insubstantial piece and re-used a piece he'd created for Royal Ballet. I've not seen either, but by all accounts, I think the company got the short end of the stick and Kobborg probably won't have the welcome mat rolled out again. To be honest, I get a bit irritated when he gets all the attention for his Bournonville stagings - Thomas Lund is as brilliant a dancer and far more dedicated to Bournonville, but has gotten much less attention because he stayed with the RDB.


I saw Les Lutins when it was danced by the RB at the Linbury Theatre and wrote the following on CriticalDance after seeing the performance on 16th May 2009:

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....Kobborg’s offering was a display of in-your-face virtuosity by the quicksilver Steven McRae who is joined by Sergei Polunin and then Alina Cojocaru: the two boys compete for the girl but she prefers handsome on-stage fiddler Charlie Siem: highly amusing and, when McRae was dancing, breathtaking to watch.


I prefer the current Kobborg production of La Sylphide at the RB, to the one they now have in Copenhagen (Hubbe's?). As for Thomas Lund, he is for me a kind of template for what the perfect male dancer should be and I actually feel privileged whenever I’m in an audience watching him dance. Kobborg is good, in fact he is very good indeed but I’ve always felt that Lund exists on a higher plane.


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Steven Woodruff reviews the Tuesday, May 24 mixed repertory performance in Costa Mesa.

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Paul Hodgins reviews the Friday, May 27 performance of "Napoli" for the Orange County Register.

OC Register

Lewis Segal reviews "Napoli" for the Los Angeles Times.

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RDB performs Fleming Flindt's "The Lesson" and Bournonville's "La Sylphide" on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 31 and June 1; and the contemporary Nordic program on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4 at Zellerbach Hall at the University of California, Berkeley. Allan Ulrich previews the programs in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Sarah Kaufman previews RDB's Washington, DC performances in the Washington Post.

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Allan Ulrich reviews the Tuesday, May 31 performance of "La Sylphide" in Berkeley in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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J. S. Marcus interviews Nikolaj Hubbe in the Wall Street Journal.

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Allan Ulrich reviews the "Nordic Contemporary" mixed bill at Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Marsha Dubrow reviews the June 7 performance of "A Folk Tale" at the Kennedy Center in the Washington Examiner.

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Paul Parish reviews various aspects of RDB's performances at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley in the Bay Area Reporter.

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Sarah Kaufman reviews the June 7 performance of "A Folk Tale" at the Kennedy Center in the Washington Post.

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Susan Reiter interviews Nikolaj Hubbe in the New York Press.

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Charles T. Downey reviews the Tuesday, June 7 performance of "A Folk Tale" at the Kennedy Center in the Washingtonian.

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Alastair Macaulay reviews the Thursday, June 9 performance of "A Folk Tale" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for the New York Times.

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Gia Kourlas interviews Nikolaj Hubbe in the New York Times.

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