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 Post subject: White Oak - Ocean Dance
PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2000 1:13 pm 
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Here's a link to a puff piece about Ocean Dance in Hollywood, FL. This is the second year for this event (last year Dance Theater of Harlem, Maximum Dance and Miami City Ballet participated) and had approx 10,000 people attend, sitting on the beach on lawn chairs and blankets.<BR> <A HREF="http://showtimeinteractive.com/top/1,1419,S-Showtime-Theater-ocean!ArticleDetail-5427,00.html" TARGET=_blank>http://showtimeinteractive.com/top/1,1419,S-Showtime-Theater-ocean!ArticleDetail-5427,00.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: White Oak - Ocean Dance
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2000 9:28 am 
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Here's another link:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/daily/detail/0,1136,31500000000118055,00.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/daily/detail/0,1136,31500000000118055,00.html</A>


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 Post subject: Re: White Oak - Ocean Dance
PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2000 11:24 pm 
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i noticed that klein dance company is also performing besides white oak. does anyone know anything about this company.<P>in regards to white oak, one must be prepared not to see a balletic Baryshnikov, or you might be disappointed.


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 Post subject: Re: White Oak - Ocean Dance
PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2000 12:39 pm 
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I totally agree with the "non-balletic" Baryshnikov statement. Some of the White Oak choreography is quite avant-garde, or better stated "minimal". Meaning it's not especially athletic or virtuosic, at least not in a traditional sense. So sometimes audiences are surprised when they go expecting pirouettes and big leaps, and instead get choreography by Trisha Brown, Mark MOrris, etc. Dancers doing stuff like skipping, sitting in chairs staring off into space, small or pedestrian movment as choreography...which of course is the vocabulary of modern/contemporary dance. I wonder if this is good for modern dance in general---in other words, does it get new audiences for modern dance, or does it "turn off" folks who are disappointed or confused by what they're seeing...i.e. "not" ballet. What do you guys think? Who've seen it?


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 Post subject: Re: White Oak - Ocean Dance
PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2000 3:01 pm 
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I just witnessed Mats Ek answer all your questions - See the Ballet forum!!!


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 Post subject: Re: White Oak - Ocean Dance
PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2000 9:13 pm 
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Trina, did you hear White Oak will be in Anchorage in the Fall, premiering a piece?


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 Post subject: Re: White Oak - Ocean Dance
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2000 9:01 am 
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Interesting posts all-White Oak will be in Anchorage--great!! We really need to get modern/contemporary into these remote areas (not that Anchorage is as remote as where I've been this year, but still!) After spending a year introducing modern/contemporary to a population which is unfamiliar with it, I am "here to tell you" that we (modern/cont. choreographers) are still very much pioneers. It will be intersting to see what folk's reaction in Anchorage is to "white Oak". Also...a great story Grace, about Baryshnikov...thanks for sharing!


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 Post subject: Re: White Oak - Ocean Dance
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2000 3:26 pm 
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trina, sydney dance company will also be in alaska this year, in anchorage october 20/21.<BR> Image <BR>why don't you start a thread to tell us about your alaskan experience, when you get time? Image<BR>

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 Post subject: Re: White Oak - Ocean Dance
PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2000 7:35 am 
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I'm really interested to see Syndey DAnce Company. Grace-I will start a thread (when I get time; I'm actually in the process of moving back to Seattle as we speak) about my "alaska experience". It's been a good year here (Alaska)-I've choreographed a lot of new contemporary work, got to help (4 sections)choreograph my first full-length, 3- act Nutcracker, and taught A LOT! Stay tuned, folks.


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 Post subject: Re: White Oak - Ocean Dance
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2000 5:38 pm 
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Here is a review in the Washington Post of a White Oak performance in NYC:<P> <A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/20000608/aponline165313_000.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/20000608/aponline165313_000.htm</A>


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