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<big>Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe 2004</big>

We are looking forward to covering the Edinburgh Festival 2004 and Kate (ksneds) will be out and about on behalf of CriticalDance.

- This topic is where you will find general articles.

- Then we are placing specific topics around our forums depending upon the style of performance, but we will link to these topics from here, adding new ones as required:

Edinburgh Fringe Festival - 2004

Ballet West in Edinburgh - 2004

Rambert at the Edinburgh Festival - 2004

Fondation Jean-Pierre Perrault

Akram Khan

Opera North's "Orfeo ed Euridice"

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

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By MARY BRENNAN
The Scotland Herald
April 2, 2004

A word to the wise, here. Some of the hottest tickets on this year's Edinburgh International Dance programme won't go on sale until August 2. Why?
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By KEITH BRUCE
The Scotland Herald
April 2, 2004

WHEN it comes to constructing a sentence to sell his programme, festival director Brian McMaster is without peer. Introducing this year's dance bill of fare (a consistently reliable aspect of his tenure) at yesterday's press conference, he put his view firmly on the line by noting that the programming of retrospectives of the work of choreographers had been found by the festival team to be "a not unconstructive way of presenting dance".
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By KELLY APTER
The Scotsman
April 3, 2004

WITH ITS MOST RECENT DANCE programmes, the Edinburgh International Festival could be accused of putting all its eggs in one basket. Last year it devoted much of its attention to a young British choreographer making his mark in the US.

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This year another talented Englishman is being put under the microscope. Hailed as one of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century, Antony Tudor...
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An Eastern mix that is certain to cause a stir

By FIONA LEITH
The Scotland on Sunday
April 4, 2004

THE darling of British Indian dance fusion, Akram Khan, will hold the UK premiere of his work, Ma, at this year’s International Festival. Young, innovative and ambitious, Khan, who since the age of 16 was marked out as a dancer with star quality,...
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By THOM DIBDIN
The Scotsman
July 20, 2004

It is no surprise that this year’s Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe are bigger than ever before. It seems that way every year. But that doesn’t necessarily make them better. Even so, the best of what’s there is worth booking now before it sells out.
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From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

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Overlapping festivals will draw the cultured to Edinburgh

Sunday, July 18, 2004
By Eleanor Berman, Travel Arts Syndicate

EDINBURGH, Scotland -- "Festival" seems an inadequate name for the August explosion of arts in Edinburgh, where one of the largest cultural events in the world unfurls.
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Greetings!

It's great to see news on the Edinburgh Festival. The city has been getting busier by the day with the Festival season starting in llittle over a week.

As a request, this thread will be for general articles on the Festival. All articles relating to Ballet West's Festival performances should go in the Ballet West in Ediburgh thread in the Ballet in Europe section.

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Edinburgh must act to keep star billing

By MARK NICHOLSON
Financial Times
July 31, 2004

Edinburgh needs a"massive cash investment" to sustain its place as Britain's pre-eminent festival destination, the city's festivals champion has warned, just as the Scottish capital's annual pageant of the arts bursts back into life this weekend.
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By MARY BRENNAN
The Scotland Herald
August 5, 2004

Dip a toe into the dance scene – and sample the delights at Aurora Nova – with a solo piece inspired by the Creation myth. Tanya Khabarova is a familiar figure thanks to many appearances with award-winning Russian company, Derevo.
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Top 50 must see at the Edinburgh Festival
From The Scotsman

Here's the Scotsman's choices:

17. FONDATION JEAN-PIERRE PERREAULT: JOE

18. BALLET WEST USA

19. AKRAM KHAN: MA

20. RIRIE-WOODBURY DANCE CO: NIKOLAIS DANCE THEATRE

21. RAMBERT DANCE COMPANY: MAHLER AND DANCE

22. RENEGADE THEATRE: RUMBLE

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Two more newspapers give their recommendations:

Edinburgh festival: Critic's choice
By Kelly Apter for The Sunday Times


Ballet West USA, Edinburgh Playhouse, 0131 473 2000, Aug 27-30

He may have ended his days in America, but Antony Tudor remains one of Britain’s most successful choreographers. Starting his

professional life in London with Ballet Rambert, Tudor was headhunted by American Ballet Theatre at the age of 30 and left

these shores never to return.

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Six out of a total of 50 entries is encouraging, but as always I look forward to the day when the dance events occupy the upper reaches of such lists rather than bunched at the lower end. Let me know if I have missed any.

The 50 best things to do in Edinburgh

The world's biggest arts festival starts next week. Whether you want to see a Hollywood star or a combusting granny, our

critics have the show for you

1. The Wau Wau Sisters

15. Ballet West - Antony Tudor triple bill

27. Rambert Dance Company

42. Akram Khan Dance Company

46. Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault

48. Nikolais Dance Theatre

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click for details of 26-50

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A couple of general pieces about the Fringe:

Tense times for festival performers
By Charles Pamment for BBC News Online in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is in full swing. While the sponsored venues and big name acts start to pull the crowds, BBC News Online goes behind the scenes at one of the festival's smaller venues.

After a year of preparation, the curtain has finally risen on the church hall-cum-make shift theatre that is Venue 45, and with it, the unique experience of performing and working here is being forged.

The catalogue of shows begins daily at 11am, concluding some 15 hours later at 2am. In between, back to back shows ensure a constant flow of performers and audiences through the tiny cafe.

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No fringe benefit
By Margaret McCartney in The Times

Taking children to the Edinburgh Festival is an endurance course. But does it do them any good culturally?

LET’S FACE IT, it was never going to be easy for me to become Edinburgh’s biggest fan. Not just because I come from Glasgow. Edinburgh is now torpid, in full-on Festival mode and, far from going to cool Beckett plays or witty transvestite dance the way I did BC (Before Children), I now have two pre-schoolers to entertain. But groovy! The Fringe, hipper than the Festival, caters for children. Oh yes.

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The Tudor revival
A resurgence of interest in an influential choreographer is pleasing. By Debra Craine for The Times:


IF THERE IS one choreographer in the spotlight at the Edinburgh Festival this year it’s Antony Tudor. Two dance companies, an ocean apart, are celebrating the Englishman who was one of the formative influences on British choreography. Yet, chances are, few in the audience at the Playhouse this week will know his ballets.

Like Frederick Ashton, Tudor (who was born the son of a London butcher in 1909) began his career with Marie Rambert’s troupe in the 1920s and 1930s. But unlike Ashton, who stayed in England and went on to shape the Royal Ballet, Tudor left for New York in 1939 and never looked back.

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Executive support vital for Festival survival, Fringe director warns
By Jeremy Austin for The Stage


Edinburgh Festival Fringe director Paul Gudgin has warned that unless Scotland’s governing bodies make changes to the city’s infrastructure, the event will be unable to compete with emerging rivals around the world.

Speaking at the Festival Fringe Society annual general meeting, Gudgin said that while the event was the biggest of its kind globally, the various organisations involved must not become complacent.

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by KELLY APTER
The Scotsman
September 2004

Created exclusively for museums, galleries and arts centres, Glimpse is a multi-media performance intended to take dance to a new audience. But despite Gelabert’s obvious talents ... the 40-minute show lacked that vital spark which ignites newcomers.
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