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 Post subject: Re: Rambert Spring Tour 2003 - News and Feedback Forum
PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2003 4:26 am 
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Hi corrival! I don'tknow the answer to your question, but someone from Rambert will respond next week.


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Hi Corrival
In response to your query, we would love to return to the US soon. In fact we are currently in negotiations with our US tour agents.
Please check the Rambert website at http://www.rambert.org.uk for updates on our foreign tour schedule.
For those interested in receiving foreign tour updates by email, please join our mailing list.
I hope this is of help.

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Susan Lerski
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<img src="http://www.rambert.org.uk/uploads/images/web_res/art_962.jpg?1" alt="" />
<small>Rafael Bonachela; image by Tim Meera</small>

Rafael Bonachela's new commission for Rambert "21" will feature specially shot footage of Kylie Minogue in a study of celebrity. It sounds an interesting concept based on Rafael's experience of choreographing Kylie's World Tour last year. Celebrity has not gone to the head of the charming Rafael, who still eats in the cheap, but very good Spanish restaurant that I visit from time to time.

Rambert now has an article about the new work to be premiered at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold on 9th April:

Kylie Comes Into Rambert's World

Rambert dancer and choreographer Rafael Bonachela has announced that 21, his new creation for Rambert will incorporate a short black and white film featuring Kylie Minogue. 21, also sees Bonachela collaborating with William Baker and Alan Macdonald, Kylie's creative team, whom he worked with whilst choreographing her 2002 Fever World Tour.

21 is performed to a specially commissioned score by British composer Benjamin Wallfisch. Although the violin is the primary instrument, the score also includes an electronically altered vocal performance from Kylie.

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JUST BEEN TO SEE THE ABERDEEN SHOW. IT WAS FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!

WONDERFUL PERFORMANCES FROM ALL.

THANK YOU.

JENNIFER RAMSAY

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I took my wife and kids to see the Aberdeen show and we also thought it was wonderful. It's a shame there were not more people there to see it. I hope you'll be back.


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Welcome to the Rambert Feedback Forum and CriticalDance to both Jennifer and John and many thanks for your comments. For Rambert fans elsewhere, here's a reminder of the Aberdeen programme:

- Study from Blackbird, Kylián
- Hurricane, Bruce
- Grinning In Your Face, Bruce
- PreSentient, McGregor

Did anyone else see the Aberdeen shows?

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<img src="http://www.rambert.org.uk/uploads/images/web_res/art_966.jpg?2" alt="" />

Here's a new and free resource for dance students and those that are interested to know more about Rambert:

Free Student Pack

Rambert Education’s Student Information Pack is designed for teachers and students seeking further information about Rambert Dance Company for projects or assignments. It contains a range of information including:

full history of the Company
Artistic Director’s biography
artistic policy
funding of the Company
structure of the Company
Rambert Education’s history and policy
articles on Company staff and dancers
bibliography

Click here for the link to the downloadable version. You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access it, but there is also a link to download the free Acrobat software on the page.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2003 3:13 am 
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MASTER Kylie's puppet
Karen Price for The Western Mail meets Rafael Bonachela - The Man Who Made Minogue Sizzle...


HE'S the man who pulls Kylie Minogue's strings. He persuaded her to give the world a cheeky glimpse of her famous bottom. He got her to do the splits, dance like a robot and go spinning around in tight micro mini-dresses.

In short, choreographer Rafael Bonachela, is the envy of men everywhere.

For Rafael was chosen by the Australian superstar to choreograph her now famous 2002 Brit Awards dance routine in which part of the choreography was to show the waiting cameras her bum as she sexily lifted the hem of her dress to reveal her famous asset.

Since then he has helped her develop the sexy movements which captivated millions of fans all over the globe during last year's Fever world tour, which opened in Cardiff.

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avrilkaye posted this in another topic and asked me to move it here:

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This was an excellent program. I thought the mix of pieces was great. I took several people for whom it was their first experience ever of watching a live dance performance and without exception they had a great night out - it was interesting to hear which pieces they liked best and why - and how this varied from person to person. The evening certainly has encouraged them to try more and introduce their friends another time. I particularly enjoyed Visions Fugitive - lovely to watch and moments of wit and found Grinning particularly poignant at this current time - always a wonderful piece to watch but extra thought provoking in the times we find ourselves living through.

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fbell posted this in another topic and I have copied it here:

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As merely a punter with little technical knowledge, I wanted to say how much I enjoyed the performance on Friday of the Rambert Dance Company at Woking.
Visions Fugitives was a good starting piece with striking dances.
Grinning in your face was narrative.
PreSentient had difficult music and I found it difficult to understand but enjoyed it.
It was a pleasure to watch something both intellectually challenging and beautiful.

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Many thanks to avril and fbell for your comments on Rambert in Woking. I was particularly interested to read your views on the van Manen Company premiere of "Visions Fugitives". It seems to have made a good impression and I will look forward to seeing it in London in May.

Van Manen is a fine choreographer whose work we don't see often enough in the UK, so it is particularly good that Rambert are showcasing this piece. When Dutch National Ballet were here two years ago, they performed an all van Manen programme that was a big hit, especially "Live". Here is the link to our topic about the visit.

Did anyone else see the Woking programme?

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<img src="http://www.criticaldance.com/images/rambert-visions%20fugitives.jpg" alt="" />

We are delighted to have this article by Jane Pritchard of Rambert Dance Company about the new work:

<big>"Visions Fugitives" - Geometry and Comedy</big>

By Jane Pritchard, Rambert Dance Company's Archivist


Geometry and comedy feature in Hans van Manen’s "Visions Fugitives", which enters Rambert’s repertory at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking, in March. It is a dance that may be described as formal but fun. It appears geometric in both the movement and the designs for the set and costumes. The set is constructed of lengths of elastic suspended at angles across the back of the stage that catch the light as well creating open wings that allow the dancers to make ‘transparent’ entrances. For costumes the dancers wear body tights with textured stripes that, if they had been made in pink and white, (rather than black, white, grey and blue) would echo those for Candy Cane in The Nutcracker. Add movement and the elastic and striped costumes create an intriguing op-art effect. Further geometric shapes arise from the dance, as the dancers move in the lines and circles. Finally, the dancers bodies take up van Manen’s trademark movements in which they appear to make X and Y shapes, their limbs at 45 degrees to their torsos, as well as lunging into deep pliés à la seconde and extending in a variety of arabesques.

The comedy comes from the wit that van Manen puts into the movement. This ranges from quirky gestures to the dancers’ reactions (or lack of reactions) to one another and from the jokey entrances. As "Visions Fugitives" is a short ballet running for only 18 minutes, and within that time presents 15 musical miniatures, some sections consist almost entirely of an entrance! The structure comes from the score by Serge Prokofiev (the inclusion of "Visions Fugitives" in this year’s repertoire marks the fiftieth anniversary of Prokofiev’s death) which allows for a variety of rhythm and mood. Sections of dance skim along as though the dancer is on ice and sliding movements, some of them by a dancer supported by her partner, become a characteristic motif. Flowing movements are interrupted by staccato gestures, stretched feet suddenly flex and more obvious dance steps alternate with pedestrian movements, walking, running and jogging.

"Visions Fugitives" is primarily an abstract work. The curtain opens on a man walking upstage in a relaxed manner, going into self-absorbed poses before his partner arrives to join him in the first duet. It closes with that woman prone on the floor, the other five dancers walking away from her. It has a cast of six, three women and three men, who are introduced in successive duets at the start of the production but who later perform in a variety of groupings. As a choreographer van Manen’s avoids telling stories but fleetingly one sees moments of emotion (attraction and repulsion are constantly present in van Manen’s choreography).

Han van Manen has been a central figure in the Dutch dance scene for half a century and, as the dance critic, Eva van Schaik, has described, his creations are ‘clear constructions, which are marked by pure and simple beauty, musical harmony and logic, [and] almost arithmetic rationalism’. His choreography is, or has been, in the repertoire of more than forty dance companies which makes it surprising that Visions Fugitives is the first ballet by the great choreographer to officially feature in Rambert’s repertoire. This is particularly true as van Manen has been described as the ‘king of the crossover’ having been one of the group of dancers an choreographers who with Nederlands Dans Theater pioneered the synthesis of classical ballet and modern dance, providing a role-model for Rambert’s development in the 1960s.

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This article first appeared in "Meeting Point" Rambert's magazine for its donors and members of its teaching scheme. For more details about the donor schemes and how you can help Rambert, here is the link on their website

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Congratulations to all at Rambert Marketing for this recognition of their successful website:

Rambert Website Wins Award

The Rambert Dance Company website has won the Silver award in the Websites category at the IVCA (International Visual Communication Association) awards.

The Judges said:

The Rambert Dance Company website sensitively combines the effective use of Flash to create a real and dramatic sense of what they are and do, with a powerfully branded managed content website that provides a rewarding and informative experience with a wealth of resource for the target audience of fans, the press and teachers.

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<small>"21" by Rafael Bonachela; image by Chris Nash</small>

Very best wishes to Rambert and Rafael Bonachela as his "21" is premiered tonight at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold.

Here are the full details of the programme. If you see the show, do tell us your thoughts.

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Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Clwyd Theatr Cymru
Mold
Flintshire
CH7 1YA

Box Office: 0845 330 3565

Wedensday 9 - Saturday 12 April, 7.30pm
Education Matinee: Thursday 10 April, 1.30pm
Matinee: Saturday 12 April, 2.30pm

- 21 [WORLD PREMIÈRE], Bonachela
- Grinning In Your Face, Bruce
- PreSentient, McGregor
Duration: Approx 2 hours including 2 intervals

Education Matinee: Thursday 10 April, 1.30pm

- Grinning In Your Face, Bruce
- PreSentient, McGregor
Duration: Approx 1 hours 20 minutes including 1 interval

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<small>Please note that the lovely Kylie wears a full length gown for Rambert's "21".
We wouldn't want to fall foul of the Trades Description Act!</small>

A Kylie original routine
By Philip Key, Daily Post (Liverpool)

THE worlds of contemporary dance and pop music seem very different. But they are about to be linked by the unlikely figure of Kylie Minogue.

She will be appearing - on film - in the newest work from the Rambert Dance Company, a dance piece getting its premiere in Mold.

The connection between the two is Spanish-born dancer and choreographer Rafael Bonachela, a man who has made his name with a series of dance works for Rambert.

Unexpectedly, he was also asked to choreograph a world tour by Kylie Minogue and proved so successful that more Kylie work came his way.

Now the favour is being returned. Asked to create a new piece for Rambert, he asked the Australian singer if she would help.

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