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grace
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posted August 01, 2000 14:46     Click Here to See the Profile for grace   Click Here to Email grace     Edit/Delete Message
Bangarra, aboriginal dance theatre, joins forces with a football club---not interested enough to read what for!:
http://www.smh.com.au/news/0007/27/text/features10.html

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posted August 01, 2000 14:49     Click Here to See the Profile for grace   Click Here to Email grace     Edit/Delete Message

Guillem in Bolero:
http://www.smh.citysearch.com.au/E/E/SYDNE/0005/43/22/

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posted August 01, 2000 14:51     Click Here to See the Profile for grace   Click Here to Email grace     Edit/Delete Message

AB triple bill: forsythe, duato, tharp
http://www.smh.citysearch.com.au/E/E/SYDNE/0005/40/48/

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posted August 12, 2000 06:09     Click Here to See the Profile for grace   Click Here to Email grace     Edit/Delete Message
there is another thread in MISCELLANY for the dance content of the opening ceremony of the olympics:
http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum11/HTML/000148.html

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Azlan
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posted August 18, 2000 23:55     Click Here to See the Profile for Azlan   Click Here to Email Azlan     Edit/Delete Message
Our Sydney correspondent, Jennifer Leake, reports on the Sydney Olympic Arts Festival, which will feature lots of dance:

http://www.criticaldance.com/sydney/news/syd0009.html

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Maggie
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posted August 19, 2000 05:19     Click Here to See the Profile for Maggie   Click Here to Email Maggie     Edit/Delete Message
Wouldn't I like to be there for that! It looks exciting, and I would love to become more familiar with Australian dance (in person)

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grace
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posted August 19, 2000 05:36     Click Here to See the Profile for grace   Click Here to Email grace     Edit/Delete Message
i'd like to be there, too, maggie!

not for the olympics, just the arts fest.

of course, everything in sydney is costing a fortune these days, just because of the olympics pushing up property values, and all accommodation being booked way in advance, so people can command outrageous prices for anything they offer, etc.

i believe my sister just sold her very inner-city apartment there, for this very reason - some people bought into the inner city real estate market a few years ago, just to be able to sell in the lead-up to the games. huge price increases! and city rents are astronomical (and sydney has never been cheap).

still, it's a GREAT city - very stylish and vibrant, on the water...beautiful. not unlike san francisco and hong kong in some respects, but of course nowhere near as populated or built up.

i agree that jennifer has done a great job of enticing people to want to be there!

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posted August 20, 2000 10:03     Click Here to See the Profile for grace   Click Here to Email grace     Edit/Delete Message
"Kathryn Bennetts (Franffurt ballet), Lloyd Newson (DV8), Lin Hwai-min (Cloudgate) and Stephen Page (Bangarra) are the advance guard of the Olympic Arts Festival in which six dance companies will present works by 13 choreographers."

a superficial interview by valerie lawson:
http://www.smh.com.au/news/0008/18/text/features4.html

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Page: "I'd be happy to pack up and go into a cave tomorrow and wait another 40,000 years until the next person comes along. You burn out. You feel like you've done enough for culture for seven lives."

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posted August 20, 2000 18:33     Click Here to See the Profile for grace   Click Here to Email grace     Edit/Delete Message
also see this thread in BALLET on SDC's "Mythologia":
http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000350.html

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posted August 22, 2000 06:36     Click Here to See the Profile for grace   Click Here to Email grace     Edit/Delete Message
also see http://www.smh.com.au/news/0008/22/text/features18.html
for jill sykes' review of Taiwan's Cloudgate Dance Theatre.

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Maggie
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posted August 22, 2000 07:02     Click Here to See the Profile for Maggie   Click Here to Email Maggie     Edit/Delete Message
The Cloudgate Dance Theater sounds so interesting. I enjoyed this review. It seems that "world dance" is developing as well as "world music" is. I hope this trend continues in this type of globalization.

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posted August 23, 2000 04:59     Click Here to See the Profile for grace   Click Here to Email grace     Edit/Delete Message
triathlon

the official sydney olympics site, for anyone's interest..
http://www.olympics.com/eng/

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Stuart Sweeney
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posted August 23, 2000 08:25     Click Here to See the Profile for Stuart Sweeney   Click Here to Email Stuart Sweeney     Edit/Delete Message
Re. Guillem In 'Bolero' - guess which smug b*****d is going to see her perform the work at Sadler's Wells in September?

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grace
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posted August 23, 2000 08:43     Click Here to See the Profile for grace   Click Here to Email grace     Edit/Delete Message
we only have one of them at this board, so... lucky YOU!

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Katharyn
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posted August 27, 2000 05:59     Click Here to See the Profile for Katharyn   Click Here to Email Katharyn     Edit/Delete Message
I'll bet your not smirking about my living in Canberra now, grace... Especially when you consider my close proximity to Sydney...
SDC, Sylvie Guillem and the Aussie Ballet anyone... ?

(PS. I am working on my response to your email!)

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posted August 31, 2000 15:59     Click Here to See the Profile for Jennifer   Click Here to Email Jennifer     Edit/Delete Message
I’m glad my newsletter drew some people’s attention to Sydney’s dance happenings. I hoped to help readers become as focused on the dance scene in Sydney -and eventually, around Australia- as they often are on New York, if only for a brief moment in time. Why? I’d like to think I’m not missing out on too much by leaving New York City

The Olympic Arts Festival is certainly interesting. So far I’ve been to both Cloud Gate productions, “Nine Songs” and "Moon Water.” I’ve seen DV8 in Lloyd Newson’s “Can We Afford This”, Bill T. Jones’ “You Walk,” Pina Bausch’s “Masurca Fogo,” Graeme Murphy’s (Sydney Dance Company) “Mythologia” and the Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ media call. And it doesn’t stop there; I look forward to seeing the Australian Ballet next week.

Oh, I do wish Sydney could remain home to such a large array of dance performances! Sadly though, dance doesn’t have an enormous following here. Weeks before the festival began I paid $83+ for my family to join me at performances. Now, after the premiere fever has died down, special offers are going for people to see two shows by visiting troupes for just $60. So far, it appears the most popular show has been home grown troupe, Sydney Dance Company. I suspect Bangarra Dance Theatre and the Australian Ballet will also remain at the top of viewers’ lists as “must see.” I guess Olympic Festival Organizers had hoped for more visitors to Sydney, but the city isn’t exactly buzzing with Olympic fever yet.

In other words, us Sydney-siders welcome all interested and even the half-hearted to Sydney in support of dance. Remember, you only need to pay close to a third of the going price for tickets! It’s just a pity you’ve missed one of the highlights, Cloud Gate

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posted September 01, 2000 19:41     Click Here to See the Profile for grace   Click Here to Email grace     Edit/Delete Message
about the visit of pina bausch - and about bausch and her dancers:
http://www.smh.com.au:80/news/0008/31/text/features13.html

jennifer, you may be interested to know that the WA performing arts academy has labanotator ray cook (from new york, i believe) coming for 6 weeks in november to teach part of his score of lin hwai-min's legacy work to students. two other sections of the work are to be taught to students at other dance colleges within asia, with a 3-camera live linkup in the rehearsal studio being used to enable the choreographer to check the product, prior to all three dancer-groups meeting in seoul to perform it in 2002, at the world dance alliance congres. (now, i might have confused the odd name there - it might be another conference, i'll check..but that's the gist of it) - interesting and bold initiative (of nanette hassall), eh?

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Azlan
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posted September 01, 2000 22:24     Click Here to See the Profile for Azlan   Click Here to Email Azlan     Edit/Delete Message
Don't forget everyone to read "Excuse me I am not a sausage machine...", an interview of Graeme Murphy, AD of the Sydney Dance Company:
http://www.criticaldance.com/interviews/gmurphy000816.html


Also, this company will be visiting the US this fall.

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grace
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posted September 02, 2000 19:14     Click Here to See the Profile for grace   Click Here to Email grace     Edit/Delete Message
http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000366.html

is where you'll find a most provoctive review of the australian ballet's olympics arts fest 'trilogy' program (kylian/forsythe/tharp), by simone clifford. -definitely worth a read - especially if you live in san francisco, and/or if you like forsythe's 'vertiginous thrill'!

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posted September 06, 2000 19:12     Click Here to See the Profile for grace   Click Here to Email grace     Edit/Delete Message
surprised no-one got worked up over clifford's review - wish i had seen the work...

anyway, here is a little article about a 12 year old miami girl going to the olympics arts fest with an american (afro-american presumably) liturgical dance ensemble from cleveland.

(p.s. 'investigative journalism' this is NOT )

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posted September 06, 2000 19:30     Click Here to See the Profile for grace   Click Here to Email grace     Edit/Delete Message
pina bausch review - good for a laugh - or not ...:
http://www.smh.com.au:80/news/0009/06/text/features9.html
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My anger comes from the excitement for this overseas work and Sydney's neglect of Australian choreographers such as Meryl Tankard. Sydney has not seen her inventive, funny and beautiful Aurora (invited overseas) and Furioso played a brief, under-publicised season to small houses in Parramatta.

Why was she not asked to create an Australian work at this time when, as we're told, the eyes of the world are on us - Australians. Furioso could have been remounted.

It has all the right cultural cringe qualifications - seasons in New York and London - that probably earn it the right
to be performed in her hometown. And I'm sure Mythologia could have coped with the competition.

Yet we all go to the huge Capitol Theatre to witness supposed greatness from Goddess Wuppertal. I'm sure she has created greatness in the past, but it wasn't there last Wednesday.

Strike a blow against cultural cringe - proclaim Masurca Fogo second-rate Bausch.


for discussion of this review, please go to
http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum5/HTML/000228.html

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posted September 12, 2000 19:57     Click Here to See the Profile for grace   Click Here to Email grace     Edit/Delete Message
jill sykes review of the AB trilogy program which includes guillem in 'bolero' (this review also appears in the guillem thread in BALLET):

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Prima ballerina Sylvie Guillem and her star vehicle, Maurice Bejart's Bolero, brought the Australian Ballet's
Trilogy program to a climax on Friday night, rousing the audience to its feet.


http://www.smh.com.au:80/news/0009/11/text/features5.html

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posted September 21, 2000 17:24     Click Here to See the Profile for grace   Click Here to Email grace     Edit/Delete Message
smh (jill sykes') review of bangarra:

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There are many poignant images in Skin, Bangarra Dance Theatre's new double bill for the Olympic Arts Festival. Some are specifically concerned with Australia's indigenous people; others start there but broaden into universal themes. Childbirth, for instance, is a pivotal topic in Shelter, the women's dance work that begins the program. - - -

The powerful presence of Djakapurra Munyarryun appears to make a play for a calm return to traditional values. And in the
end there is hope, in the form of a child, that the future of Australia's indigenous people will be better.



http://www.smh.com.au:80/news/0009/21/text/features5.html

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posted September 25, 2000 08:18     Click Here to See the Profile for grace   Click Here to Email grace     Edit/Delete Message
quote:
Asian nations, which are surpassing their previous
performances at the Olympics, are also scoring in the cultural arena at one
of the world's largest arts extravaganzas.

From Japanese animated films to priceless Korean porcelains and Chinese
dancers on roller skates, Asia looms large at the Olympic Arts Festival.



http://www.foxsports.com:80/wires/pages/08/spt147108.sml

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grace
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posted September 26, 2000 20:10     Click Here to See the Profile for grace   Click Here to Email grace     Edit/Delete Message
overview of olympics arts fest - not 'just' dance -
Atlanta's view of Arts Fest

and a personal note from a friend in sydney:

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Sydney is fun! It's as though the state has sanctioned a two week holiday. Though it is packed in the tourist areas, it's quiet everywhere else.

Circular Quay is just teeming with tourists, and the live sites are really terrific, with everyone cheering.

Lots of people have joined the fun and there are flags of all countries hanging from windows and balconies. The rings on the bridge look magnificent. - Karen


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