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 Volume 2, Number 25   July 5,  2004            The weekly online supplement to DanceView magazine

In this issue:

New! Mindy Aloff reviews the Wedding Bouquet and Dante Sonata

New! Mindy Aloff reviews the Ashton Celebration's Opening Night

New! David Vaughan on Ethan Brown's Retirement performance (in ABT's "Romeo and Juliet" Saturday)

Special Ashton Celebration Preview section

From New York:

Mindy Aloff's Letter from New York covers Amanda McKerrow's Juliet (ABT's "Romeo and Juliet") and an interview with Universal Ballet Company's Julia Moon

ABT's Spring season coverage continues:
2 casts in "Romeo and Juliet" reviewed by Susan Reiter and Leigh Witchel. Ethan Brown's farewell performance to come.

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Mindy Aloff's
Letter from New York

Amanda McKerrow’s Juliet at ABT

Interview: Julia Moon, The Universal Ballet

Read past Letters

New York City Ballet's
Spring Season

is over.

Those in withdrawal may wish to read, or reread, our reviews of NYCB's 2003-2004 season

Reposted from last week's midweek editions:

Pacific Northwest Ballet School
Before There Was After

by Sandi Kurtz

Reposted from last week's midweek editions:

High Energy Frenzy

by Susan Reiter


Special Section
(background on ballets, Ashton, Links, more)

Lincoln Center Festival
Ashton Celebration

Comedy, Dark and Divine

(Program II: "A Wedding Bouquet," "Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan," "Dante Sonata," and "Rhapsody")


by Mindy Aloff

A Crowd-Pleaser, a Moonwalk, and a Stunning "Enigma": the Ashton Celebration Opens

by Mindy Aloff


"Looking at Ashton" by Bruce Sansom
"Enigma Variations" by Mary Cargill
"The Right Giants" by Alexandra Tomalonis
background information on the ballets, Links, more

Note: the Celebration opens July 6, and DanceView Times will review every program. Please check back through the week for new material!!

American Ballet Theatre's Spring Season

"Romeo and Juliet"

A Passionate New Pairing
Alessandra Ferri and Angel Corella

by Susan Reiter


A Headstrong Juliet
Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky

by Leigh Witchel

Ethan Brown's Retirement

by David Vaughan

See Mindy Aloff's Letter from New York this week for a review of Amanda McKerrow and Ethan Stiefel's "Romeo and Juliet."

Links to ABT spring season reviews

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Mindy Aloff
Dale Brauner
Mary Cargill
Clare Croft
Nancy Dalva
Rita Felciano
Lynn Garafola
Marc Haegeman
George Jackson
Gia Kourlas
Sali Ann Kriegsman
Jean Battey Lewis
Kate Mattingly
Alexander Meinertz
Tehreema Mitha
Gay Morris
Ann Murphy
Paul Parish
Susan Reiter
Jane Simpson
Alexandra Tomalonis(Editor)
Lisa Traiger
Meital Waibsnaider

Kathrine Sorley Walker
Leigh Witchel


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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