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 Volume 2, Number 26   July 12,  2004            The weekly online supplement to DanceView magazine

In this issue:

It's Ashton week on both coasts.

From New York, our coverage of the Ashton Celebration continues (see box at right for reviews by Mindy Aloff, George Jackson, Nancy Dalva and Mary Cargill, and background links).

From Orange County, California:

The Royal Ballet's "Cinderella" and "Giselle" reviewed by Rita Felciano.

Also from New York:

Pilobolus reviewed by Susan Reiter

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Mindy Aloff's
Letter from New York

will return next week.

Read past Letters

The Royal Ballet in Orange County
"Cinderella" and "Giselle"

by Rita Felciano

Pilobolus: Recent Works
"Megawatt," "Wedlock," "Symbiosis," Star-Cross'd"

by Susan Reiter

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

Lincoln Center Festival
Ashton Celebration


by Mindy Aloff

Scenes and Variations:
Ashton’s Chic Beauty

by Leigh Witchel

Dick Cavett interview with Sir Frederick Ashton (1981)

Hearty Meal

Scènes de Ballet; Divertissements; Marguerite and Armand

by Mary Cargill

The Ashton Ballerina

Scènes de Ballet; Divertissements; Marguerite and Armand

by Mindy Aloff

Another Chair
Program III, Joffrey Ballet: "Les Patineurs," "Monotones I and II," "A Wedding Bouque."

by George Jackson

My Friends Pictured Within
"Enigma Variations" and "The Two Pigeons"

by Nancy Dalva

Home to Roost
"Dante Sontata," "The Two Pigeons"

by Mary Cargill

Prior reviews:

Comedy, Dark and Divine
by Mindy Alof

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

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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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