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 Post subject: Upcoming Shows on Ovation TV
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2000 9:41 pm 
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<B>Accident by Design</B> –<BR>Beauty can be found in everything, from a flower to the human body to a mathematical equation. Accident by Design, from award-winning filmmaker Daniel Conrad, explores one of the deepest, most universal of all human responses, the experience of beauty, and attempts to discover what quality, if any, is common in all of these things that stirs our senses and awakens our emotions. Images from paintings, sculpture, and dance are combined with images from science and nature in an effort to determine the shared element that inspires the perception of beauty. <P>Next Showing:<P><BR>Wednesday, July 05, 2000 - 10:00:00 AM<P><BR>----<P><B>East Meets West</B> –<BR>Witness the merging of two great musical art forms: The Kodó drummers of the taiko Japanese tradition and the Celtic music of Coolfin, including Dónal Lunny and his assemblage of musicians. This documentary presents a unique event that brought these two musical groups together, the Guinness Global Gathering in Dublin. East meets West reveals the creative impetus behind the event and captures the spirit of music collaboration in unforgettable performances. Jean Butler, of Riverdance fame, joins the two musical groups for an exciting dance number when the Kodó and Coolfin combine their talents. Don’t miss this chance to witness the spirit of music collaboration and the joy of international unity. <P>Next Showing:<P><BR>Sunday, July 02, 2000 - 4:00:00 PM<P><BR>-----<P><BR><B>Rudolf Nureyev: Dancing Through Darkness</B> –<BR>Through the testimony of those closest to Nureyev, this program tells the compelling, untold story of one of the most important artistic figures this century. This film focuses on Nuryev’s career, his achievements, his controversial appointment in 1983 to restore the decaying Paris Opéra Ballet and his personal tragedy which unfolded when he was diagnosed with AIDS in 1984. Above all, it shows one man’s struggle to transcend the desperate confines of mortality, a man who literally tried to cheat death by doing what he loved most: Dancing. <P>Next Showing:<P><BR>Tuesday, July 11, 2000 - 11:00:00 PM<P>Wednesday, July 12, 2000 - 3:00:00 AM<P>Thursday, July 13, 2000 - 4:00:00 PM<P><BR>------<P><BR><B>Billboards</B><BR>The Joffrey Ballet and The Artist formerly known as Prince join forces in this sensational rock ballet. <P>Next Showing:<P><BR>Monday, July 03, 2000 - 1:00:00 PM<P>Wednesday, July 05, 2000 - 10:00:00 PM<P>Thursday, July 06, 2000 - 2:00:00 AM<P><BR>-----<P><BR><B>Dancing for the Gods</B><BR>A documentary that travels to Cambodia to look at the renaissance of Khmer classical dancing. <P>Next Showing:<P><BR>Tuesday, July 18, 2000 - 8:00:00 PM<P>Wednesday, July 19, 2000 - 12:00:00 AM<P>Thursday, July 20, 2000 - 12:00:00 PM<P>-----<P><BR><B>Fighting Over Fokine</B><BR>Isabelle Fokine, granddaughter of groundbreaking choreographer Michel Fokine, struggles to create authentic performances of Fokine''s original compositions with the Kirov Ballet. <P>Next Showing:<P><BR>Monday, July 03, 2000 - 10:00:00 PM<P>Tuesday, July 04, 2000 - 2:00:00 AM<P>Sunday, July 09, 2000 - 10:00:00 AM<P><BR>-----<P><BR><B>Gypsy Passion: The Making of Joaquín Cortés</B><BR>The sexiest Spanish icon since Antonio Banderas, Joaquín Cortés is hot property. In this film, the dancer talks openly about his early life, his desire to dance and the rejections he suffered when no one would take him seriously. Today, however, all this has changed. Cortés is seen as a groundbreaking visionary with incredible talent. A dancer, model and film star, he began studying flamenco at the age of seven and classical ballet at twelve. He also spent six years with the Spanish National Ballet before embarking on his solo career. High School. Dance. 01 * TV PG <P>Next Showing:<P><BR>Thursday, July 06, 2000 - 11:00:00 PM<P>Friday, July 07, 2000 - 3:00:00 AM<P>Saturday, July 22, 2000 - 1:00:00 PM<P><BR>-----<P><BR><B>Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo</B><BR>Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - Featuring dancers with names such as Ida Nevasayneva, Fifi Barkova and Margeux Mundeyn, this all-male drag comedy ballet company pokes fun at the classics of ballet with amazingly accurate and skillful professional technique. Focusing their attention primarily on 19th century Russian ballet "the Trocks" play the part of the dancers who have been expelled by Russia but will by no means give up the art that they have worked so hard to master. Understanding the limits to the appeal of men pirouetting in tutus, the troupe has trained several male dancers who have excelled beyond even what some female dancers are expected to do. Adored by schooled fans of classical dance, "the Trocks" have flaunted their precision of technique, style and finesse around the world. Showcasing a hilarious rendition of Michel Fokine''s The Dying Swan slowly shedding its plumage as it nears its demise, and excerpt from performances of Swan Lake and Le Corsaire this documentary reveals the true admiration for ballerinas that lays beneath the surface of the humorous send-ups of this impressive dance troop. Revealing the seriousness and dedication that Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo posses, this documentary proves that in this case imitation truly is the highest form of flattery OVATION Performance Profiles Premieres March 8, 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT <P>Next Showing:<P><BR>Wednesday, July 12, 2000 - 11:15:00 PM<P>Thursday, July 13, 2000 - 3:15:00 AM<P>-----<P>all times are in US EST


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Shows on Ovation TV
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2000 5:50 am 
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Great! with all the concise descriptions. I wouldn't want to miss any of them. I don't even know if I have ovation tv.


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Shows on Ovation TV
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2000 9:07 am 
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Maggie, Ovation TV is a must-have if you are a Performing Arts fan!!! They have many more high-quality orchestral music, opera and dance programs than A&E or any of the other arts networks.<P>Call your local cable operator!<p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited July 02, 2000).]


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2000 5:59 pm 
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"Fighting Over Fokine" is an interesting show, aptly titled I might add, with former ballerinas, choreographers and critics debating what constitutes a proper performance of Michel Fokine works. Isabelle Fokine, armed with her grandfather's notes and films and taught by her father, is making strides to re-create the original compositions, citing the fact that her grandfather would not have left such detailed notes if he had intended the works to be ad-libbed. On the other hand, there are dancers who worked with Michel Fokine, including Dame Alicia Markova who noted that there are discrepancies in the notes. Some are outright bitter about not being asked to pass on to younger dancers what they learned directly from Fokine's first disciples.<P>There is an interesting anecdote about the Kirov's "Dying Swan," in which there were two completely different performances, one in which the swan is reminiscent of Odette and another in which the swan, coached by Isabelle Fokine, resembles a creature spiraling out of control towards death.


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azlan, i have a copy of michael fokine's original published notes on 'the (dying) swan'. <P>they are extraordinarily comprehensive, and include a long set of photographs of his wife modelling pose after pose of the entire choreography, to be read as a series across the pages, each pose numbered and the numbers placed by fokine in the music score, as well as on a stage plan, to show exactly what he wanted done on that particular note.<P>obviously, such a record leaves little or no leeway!<P>he also wrote notes on the music, the interpretation, the costume, the lighting, etcetera. it leaves no stone unturned!<P>this solo pictured is unquestionably unrecogniseable from ANY of the versions we see today, and there are many legiitimate reasons for this.<P>it is far more dramatic and sentimental than an audience of today would find acceptable, IMO.<P>but this issue is not a simple one, which is what helps to make the program such a fascinating one - well worth watching.

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