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OCTOBER 1999

  • IN MONTREAL: a six-month stage hands strike threatens the health of the city's dance company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. CBC 10/28/99
  • SAN FRANCISCO BALLET makes its first-ever trip to London. London Times 10/25/99
    AND: Another review London Sunday Times 10/31/99
  • AN AMERICAN DREAM: San Francisco Ballet goes to London for the first time ever and wows the critics.Financial Times 10/29/99
  • RENT DISPUTE DIVORCE: Ten-year Cleveland San Jose Ballet partnership comes apart in money dispute.Cleveland Plain Dealer 10/20/99
  • SAVING CLASSICAL BALLET: A fan, dismayed by the ballet he was seeing in Russia, decided to start his own company in 1994. This week the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre comes to America. Washington Post 10/20/99
  • DANCEABLE OPERA: The Australian Ballet goes to New York with a "Madame Butterfly" dance. Neither opera nor Miss Saigon, there aren't any helicopters landing onstage either. New York Times 10/19/99 (moved to paid archives)
  • FLUNKING THE AVANT GARDE: Dance-theater visionary Martha Clarke was a star. Then came the thing with the elephant - a certified disaster - and the bottom fell out of her career. Now she's back at the Kennedy Center with a new piece. Washington Post 10/17/99
  • DREAM DANCE DUO: Two of the greatest dancers of our time - Altynai Asylmuratova and Konstantin Zaklinsky - will dance together at Sadler's Wells. London Times 10/14/99
  • "SEXY MEN AND GOOD HUMORED WOMEN": A very different Australian Ballet company lands in New York. New York Times 10/14/99
    ALSO: Another review.
    New York Times 10/15/99
  • TURNING POINTE: After decades of high flying and financial stability, Seattle's Pacific Northwest Ballet flirts with financial meltdown. Seattle Weekly 10/7/99
  • MARK MORRIS IN LONDON: A critic - an "admirer for two decades" attends the performance and comes away bewildered. Financial Times 10/7/99
    ALSO: Another review
    London Times 10/7/99
  • MONTREAL DANCE BIENNIAL is the premiere showcase for contemporary dance, and the dance world has gathered. Early verdicts are lukewarm. Toronto Globe and Mail 10/6/99
  • Montreal: International New Dance Festival is a canvas for experimentation. New York Times 10/5/99
  • NUTCRACKER ON ICE? No, but the Kirov Ballet will be taking a $4.5 million arena production of The Nutcracker on a tour of Australia in November and December. Sydney Morning Herald 10/4/99
  • MARK MORRIS TOURS BRITAIN and the Times takes a mid-career look. London Sunday Times 10/3/99
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