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 Volume 2, Number 21  June 8,  2004            The weekly online supplement to DanceView magazine

In this issue:

Wheeldon's new Swan Lake for Pennsylvania Ballet

From Moscow:
Alexandrova's Kitri at the Bolshoi

From Berkeley:
Ballet Frankfurt

ABT's Spring season coverage continues:
reviews of Raymonda, Don Quixote, the Balanchine program

NYCB's Spring season coverage continues:
Robbins-Bernstein-Martins program
2 new Martins ballets
SAB Workshop

From D.C.
Dance Theatre of Harlem
National College Choreography Initiative

From Philadelphia:
Group Motion Dance Company
Regional Dance America Northeast

New!  Photos of Veronika Part and Maxim Belotserkovsky in Mozartiana and Monique Meunier in Ballet Imperial


Mindy Aloff's
Letter from New York

will be back next week. While you're waiting, read past Letters


Alexandrova's Kitri
at the Bolshoi

by Marc Haegeman

American Ballet Theatre's Spring Season

Catching Up with ABT
Raymonda, Ballet Imperial, Don Quixote


by David Vaughan



Nina Ananiashvili:
An Exemplary Raymonda


by Mary Cargill


Links to prior spring season reviews:

ABT's Season Opens With a Sizzling Gala
May 11, 2004; Susan Reiter
Ananiashvili: Dancing Like a Dream in ABT's La Bayadère
May 17, 2004; Gay Morris
Michele Wiles: Getting to the Heart of Hagar
May 17, 2004; Susan Reiter
Roberta Marquez: a Tiny, Proud Nikiya
May 17, 2004; Mary Cargill
Svetlana Zakharova in La Bayadère
May 24, 2004; Mindy Aloff
A Pretty, Light Raymonda
May 24, 2004; Kate Mattingly
Refreshing Raymonda
May 24, 2004; Mary Cargill
ABT's Salute to Balanchine: the Babel Effect
May 31, 2004; Leigh Witchel
The Return of Part and Meunier
May 31, 2004; Susan Reiter

A World a Part
May 31, 2004; Mary Cargill

Group Motion Dance Company
Beyond Time

Lisa Traiger

Regional Dance America's Northeast Festival
Regional Isn't Always Provincial

by George Jackson




Pennsylvania Ballet:
Christopher Wheeldon
New Swan Lake

Cloudless Skies

by Mary Cargill

In the Realm of Ideas

by George Jackson

Ballet Frankfurt at Berkeley

Weird and Wonderful Moves

by Paul Parish

Dance Theatre of Harlem

At Home in Balanchine

by Alexandra Tomalonis

New York City Ballet's
Spring Season

Robbins-Bernstein-Martins: America

by Leigh Witchel

reprinted from last week's midweek extra:

A Different Faith
Martins' Chichester Psalms and Eros Piano

by Mindy Aloff

Links to prior spring season reviews:

Etoiles, Imported and Home Grown
April 26, 2004;p Mary Cargill
A Meaty, Varied Program
May 3, 2004; Susan Reiter
Liebeslieder Walzer; as good as it gets
May 3, 2004; Mindy Aloff
Treats at the Ballet
May 3, 2004; Meital Waibsnaider
Real Time: Live from Lincoln Center
May 10, 2004; Nancy Dalva
NYCB's Evening in Vienna: Some Stunning Debuts
May 10, 2004; Leigh Witchel
A Splendid Four Temperaments
May 10, 2004; Mary Cargill
Wheeldon's Blood-drenched Reels
May 10, 2004; Mindy Aloff
Brick to Brown
May 17, 2004; Mary Cargill
Guest Performance: Ballo della Regina
May 17, 2004; Mindy Aloff
Weese's Sophisticated Charm in La Source
May 24, 2004; Susan Reiter
Matters of Temperament
May 24, 2004; Mary Cargill
Romantics Sour and Sweet
May 24, 2004; Leigh Witchel
Early Fireworks
May 31, 2004; Mary Cargill
Americans We
May 31, 2004; Leigh Witchel
Fleet's In
May 31, 2004; Susan Reiter
I'm Old Fashioned
May 31, 2004; Mindy Aloff

SAB Workshop

by Susan Reiter

National College Choreography Initiative
Celebrating University Dance

by Kathrine Sorley Walker

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The Spring issue of Danceview is out!

Mary Cargill
Roots and Branches
NYCB’s Winter Season

Lynn Garafola
Reviving Pillar of Fire
An Interview with Donald Mahler

George Jackson
The Sleeping Beauty
Foot and Face Matters

Mary Cargill
An Interview with Jonathan Riedel

Lynn Garafola
Neumeier’s Nijinsky

Gay Morris
New York Report
Paul Taylor at City Center, Noh at the Japan Society, Stephen Petronio at the Joyce

Jane Simpson
London Report
English National Ballet, Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre, Nina Ananiashvili, Dance Theatre of Harlem

Rita Felciano
Bay Area Report
Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dimensions Dance Theater, Batsheva Dance Company, Scott Wells & Dancers, Flyaway Productions, Erica Shuch Performance Project


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