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  Production:Les Noces
Les Noces 07/12/11
Lux Boreal Danza Contemporanea USA, San Diego, Mandeville Auditorium
Reviewer: Kris Eitland sandiego.com Homepage
Dancers: Lopez A, Lopez B
    "In program notes, she says she let Stravinsky’s haunting melodies and driving rhythms guide the dance movement. She also borrowed ideas from Mexican folklorico."
Les Noces 30/03/11
Juilliard Dance USA, New York, Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Reviewer: Marina Harss The Faster Times Homepage
    "Seeing these dancers execute Nijinska’s repetitive, syncopated, stylized steps, was exhilarating."
Les Noces, Valses Poeticos, Round of Angels, Carousel (A Dance) 01/05/09
Joffrey Ballet USA, Chicago, Auditorium Theatre
Reviewer: Sid Smith Chicago Tribune Homepage
Dancers: Adamczyk, Calmels, Jaiani, Patterson
    "Carousel displays Wheeldon as both a formal innovator and an invigorating showman. He calls it a dessert, alluding to its easy appeal, but it's a stunner of breathtaking design, too, dazzling in ensemble arrangement while sly and sexy in the romance at the heart of the story."
Les Noces, Valses Poeticos, Round of Angels, Carousel (A Dance) 01/05/09
Joffrey Ballet USA, Chicago, Auditorium Theatre
Reviewer: Hedy Weiss Chicago Sun-Times Homepage
Dancers: Adamczyk, Calmels, Jaiani, Lopez, Nicholas, Patterson, Villanueva
    "While the overall flow of this mixed bill was something short of felicitous (it is the trickiest of arts to mix and match just the right conjunction of moods and musical contrasts), the performances in this eclectic lineup were impressive."
The Stravinsky Project: Le Sacre du Printemps, Les Noces 07/06/08
Michael Clark USA, New York, RoseTheater
Reviewer: Claudia La Rocco New York Times Homepage
Dancers: Coyne
    '(The themes) are also rather old-fashioned in their insistence on outré touches, especially “Mmm ...,” a 1992 dance reworked in 2006.....the Hitler mustache worn by the fierce Virgin (who is not sacrificed) feels oddly quaint.'
Les Noces, Watermill, Dybbuk 16/05/08
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, State Theater
Reviewer: Clive Barnes New York Post Homepage
Dancers: De Luz, Hubbe, Morgan, Pfeiffer, Taylor, Veyette
    '('Watermill')is a dreamscape of the senses, influenced by both Japanese Noh drama and the theatrical adventures in time and space by avant-gardist Robert Wilson, with a man slowly (and I do mean slowly) reviewing the past circumstances of his life...'
Piano Pieces, Les Noces, Andantino, Opus 19/The Dreamer, An American in Paris, Valse Triste, The Chairman Dances, Russian Seasons 12/05/08
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, State Theater
Reviewer: Alastair Macaulay New York Times Homepage
Dancers: Evans, Garcia, Gilliland, Mearns, Whelan
    Opus 19: "Ms. Whelan’s emphatic, harsh style is riveting and objectionable in equal measure. She often seems City Ballet’s most decisive artist and its most unappealingly awkward dancer at the same time."
Andantino, Opus 19/The Dreamer, Piano Pieces, Les Noces 12/05/08
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, State Theater
Reviewer: Susan Walker Toronto Star Homepage
Dancers: Angle, De Luz, Fairchild, Garcia, Mearns, Whelan
    Opus 19: "Only 20 minutes long, it seems like a full-evening ballet narrative. Garcia partnered Whelan. The dance is spare, like the music, and Garcia played an ancient Greek god, a riveting hero perhaps inspired by Robbins' recollections of his clash with the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1953."
Andantino, Opus 19/The Dreamer, Piano Pieces, Les Noces 12/05/08
New York City Ballet (NYCB) USA, New York, State Theater
Reviewer: Joel Lobenthal New York Sun Homepage
Dancers: Angle, Carmena, De Luz, Fairchild, Garcia, Gilliland, Hanna, Mearns, Ramasar, Stafford, Whelan
    "Robbins’s old-country roots certainly were deep, and he was interested throughout his career in plumbing them, returning with increasing frequency to folk themes and folk dance vocabulary over the course of his career. But the works collected here do not show his roots’ most fruitful aesthetic abundance."
Les Noces, Dido and Aeneas 29/06/07
Aletta Collins and Opera North UK, Salford, Lowry
Reviewer: Ian Palmer Ballet.co Magazine Homepage
Dancers: Bickley, Collins
    "It is a mark of a choreographer’s genius that even when another refashions their work, the indelible signature of the originator remains so clearly stamped upon it..."
Les Noces, Dido and Aeneas 14/05/07
Aletta Collins and Opera North UK, Leeds, Grand
Reviewer: Martin Dreyer This is York Homepage
    "Dance is also a vital element in Purcell's Dido. Here Collins makes the most of her opportunities. Whether as sailors or witches, the dancers convince: cleaner, smoother movement is much more persuasive."
Les Noces, Dido and Aeneas 13/05/07
Aletta Collins and Opera North UK, Leeds, Grand
Reviewer: Anthony Holden The Observer Homepage
    "... a dozen dancers in black, six of each sex, conjure up a furious frenzy without obviously recreating the peasant wedding rituals Stravinsky had in mind."
Les Noces, Dido and Aeneas 10/05/07
Aletta Collins and Opera North UK, Leeds, Grand
Reviewer: Neil Fisher The Times Homepage
    "... the physical vocabulary is limited, and the overall mood tame when it should be frenzied. On a Saturday night in Leeds there are more compelling mating rituals on the street."
Les Noces, Dido and Aeneas 09/05/07
Aletta Collins and Opera North UK, Leeds, Grand
Reviewer: George Hall Guardian Homepage
    "Collins's choreography summons up images of competition and conflict both within and between the sexes. Much of it is aggressive, providing a perfect match with one of the composer's punchiest scores, and it is assertively executed."
Les Noces, Dido and Aeneas 08/05/07
Aletta Collins and Opera North UK, Leeds, Grand
Reviewer: Kevin Berry The Stage Homepage
    "The dancing is spirited and expectant and ultimately ravishing."
Trinity: Esquisses, Banderillero, Les Noces III 04/09/06
Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) Australia, Melbourne, State Theatre
Reviewer: Stephanie Glickman Melbourne Stage Homepage
Dancers: Baird, Braun, Boyle, Dalton
    "Les Noces is an excellent choice to close the evening, as it is the strongest, most full-bodied of the three works and beautifully conveys the passion and integrity of both the dancers and creative minds of the Royal New Zealand Ballet."
Trinity: Esquisses, Banderillero, Les Noces III 25/08/06
Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) Australia, Brisbane, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Reviewer: Shaaron Boughen The Australian Homepage
Dancers: Baird, Bradshaw, Braun, Chown, Huan, Kerr
    Les Noces: "The bride, Alana Baird, was richly articulate in the role and all the dancers managed the speed and angularity of the dance vocabulary with great precision, carrying the narrative with recognisable clarity."
Trinity: Esquisses, Banderillero, Les Noces III 18/08/06
Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) Australia, Sydney, Sydney Theatre
Reviewer: Jill Sykes Sydney Morning Herald Homepage
    "Christopher Hampson's Esquisses is a delightful curtain-raiser. Its 21st-century classicism gives the company a chance to show off its skills..."
Trinity: Esquisses, Banderillero, Les Noces III 08/08/06
Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) New Zealand, Auckland, ASB Theatre, The Edge
Reviewer: Raewyn Whyte New Zealand Herald Homepage
Dancers: Samblaceno
    'In the New Zealand Ballet's 2006 triple bill programme we experience three different faces of the company, seeing it at its strongest for some time....Christopher Hampson's softly serene Esquisses, set to beautifully lambent piano studies by Charles-Valentin Alkan lets us observe the dancers closely...'
An Evening of Russian Ballet: Raymonda Act III, Spring Waters, Gopak from Taras Bulba, Moszkowski Waltz, The Dying Swan, Le Corsaire pdd, Les Noces 16/05/06
Boston Ballet (BB) USA, Boston, Wang Theatre
Reviewer: Jeffrey Gantz Boston Phoenix Homepage
Dancers: Gurevich, Jimenez, Rykine, Seneca
    "Karine Seneca’s Bride caught both Stravinsky’s depersonalization and Nijinska’s displacement, particularly in the first-tableau section where, crouching in profile, the Bride has to raise and lower herself like an elevator — Seneca hit every floor, with no stops in between."
Les Noces 11/05/06
Boston Ballet (BB) USA, Boston, Wang Theatre
Reviewer: Marcia B Siegel The Boston Phoenix Homepage
Dancers: Rykine, Seneca
    "You can’t say Les Noces is violent, but there’s discord, even menace, beneath its tightly controlled surface. The company achieved a thrilling sense of power, showing us ballet’s rarely invoked capacity to wound and heal and fortify."
An Evening of Russian Ballet: Raymonda Act III, Spring Waters, Gopak from Taras Bulba, Moszkowski Waltz, The Dying Swan, Le Corsaire pdd, Les Noces 05/05/06
Boston Ballet (BB) USA, Boston, Wang Theatre
Reviewer: Thea Singer The Boston Globe Homepage
Dancers: Atkins, Feijoo, Madrigal, Seneca
    "... it was Les Noces, staged by Aleth Francillon, former Paris Opera ballet master that took hold and wouldn't let go. With its classical roots and Russian folk elements, its heart-piercing singes and its thrumming geometric shifts it presented images - whether on point or flat-footed - that were indelible."
An Evening of Russian Ballet: Raymonda Act III, Spring Waters, Gopak from Taras Bulba, Moszkowski Waltz, The Dying Swan, Le Corsaire pdd, Les Noces 05/05/06
Boston Ballet (BB) USA, Boston, Wang Theatre
Reviewer: Theodore Bale Boston Herald Homepage
Dancers: Atkins, Beppu, Budzynski, Feijoo, Jimenez, Madrigal, Molina, Yanowsky
    "It’s without doubt the most crowd-pleasing program Boston Ballet has offered this season. Modestly titled “An Evening of Russian Ballet,” it’s also astonishingly intelligent."
Les Noces, The Great Quiet, Valentine, Gloria 24/04/06
Purchase College (University of New York) dance students USA, New York, PerformingArts Center, Purchase College
Reviewer: Jennifer Dunning The New York Times Homepage
Dancers: Bowie, Daane, Fehlandt, Rodney, Williams
    "The latest crop of fine Purchase College dancers under the direction of Carol K. Walker, who have gone on to fill American companies for many years, showed their stuff on Friday night in a thought-provoking program ..."
Les Noces, Petrushka (Petrouchka) 24/11/05
Compagnia Aterballetto USA, New York, Brooklyn Academy of Music
Reviewer: Deborah Jowitt The Village Voice Homepage
Dancers: Ataljanc, Broeckx, Daudel, Longo, Matteini, Zamorano
    "In both Bigonzetti works, the striking theatrical devices never add up to convincing narratives, let alone moving ones."
Les Noces, Petrushka (Petrouchka) 17/11/05
Compagnia Aterballetto USA, New York, Brooklyn Academy of Music
Reviewer: Robert Gottlieb New York Observer Homepage
    "..the not-incompetent Bigonzetti raises a question: Why is his work so wrongheaded, given the combination of his (and his dancers') irrepressible energy and the absolute—and unwarranted—confidence his work exudes? The answer: Like so many maximalists, he lacks judgment and taste."
Les Noces, Petrushka (Petrouchka) 11/11/05
Compagnia Aterballetto USA, New York, Brooklyn Academy of Music
Reviewer: Apollinaire Scherr Newsday Homepage
    "European choreographers of barefoot ballets have lighted upon an efficient way to assert their avant-garde pedigree: update the revolutionary Diaghilev works! But to advance a tradition of breaking tradition is a tricky business...."
Les Noces, Petrushka (Petrouchka) 10/11/05
Compagnia Aterballetto USA, New York, Brooklyn Academy of Music
Reviewer: Jennifer Dunning The New York Times Homepage
Dancers: Ataljanc, Cherradi, Daudel, Matteini, Zamorano, Broeckx, Longo
    "He has modernized the works so they look like a great deal of European choreography of an era influenced by the antiseptic stylings of Jiri Kylian and Glen Tetley..."
Les Noces, Petrushka (Petrouchka) 04/11/05
Compagnia Aterballetto USA, Princeton, NJ, McCarter Theater
Reviewer: Robert Johnson Newark Star Ledger Homepage
Dancers: Ataljanc, Daudel, Matteini, Zamorano
    "The absence of a spiritual dimension, intrinsic to the Russian originals, deprives both ballets of their redemptive satisfaction."
Billy the Kid, Ella, Double Happiness, Les Noces, Les Biches 22/10/05
Oakland Ballet USA, Oakland, Calvin Simmons Theatre
Reviewer: Renee Renouf Ballet.co Magazine Homepage
Dancers: Dugger III, Jarrett, Linzer, Sheppard, Tierney, Venturo, Williams, Goodman, Omori, Takahashi
    "It’s safe to say the evening deserved its bravos and almost hysterical ovation by an audience grateful to see Oakland Ballet back in business."
Billy the Kid, Ella, Double Happiness, Les Noces, Les Biches 18/10/05
Oakland Ballet USA, Oakland, Calvin Simmons Theatre
Reviewer: Jeanne Fogler Inside Bay Area Homepage
Dancers: Sheppard, Venturo, Williams, Tierney
    "...an evening of strong artistry, although presented on a platter that may have been slightly too full."
Billy the Kid, Ella, Double Happiness, Les Noces, Les Biches 18/10/05
Oakland Ballet USA, Oakland, Calvin Simmons Theatre
Reviewer: Michael Wade Simpson San Francisco Chronicle Homepage
Dancers: Jarrett, Venturo, Williams, Dugger III, Linzer
    "Oakland Ballet is back. After last year's financial problems led to the cancellation of the entire season and the layoffs of all the dancers, opening night of the 40th anniversary performances at the Calvin Simmons Theatre definitely had an emotional tilt."
Les Noces, Firebird, Kansas City Orfeo 16/06/05
Pascal Rioult USA, New York, Joyce Theater
Reviewer: Gia Kourlas The New York Times Homepage
Dancers: Gonzalez, Knight, Molina
    'Just as Bronislava Nijinska did in 1923 with her original seminal ballet about a Russian peasant wedding, Mr. Rioult explores a marriage rite. In his version, there isn't one bride and groom, but four of each, trapped between desire and a fear of commitment.'
Cantata, Les Noces 13/05/05
Compagnia Aterballetto UK, London, Sadler's Wells
Reviewer: Gavin Roebuck The Stage Homepage
Dancers: Daudel, Matteini, Oliveira, Ataljanc
    "They received numerous curtain calls and gave a short, free-moving, entertaining encore. Not a bad start for their first visit to Sadler’s Wells."
Cantata, Les Noces 10/05/05
Compagnia Aterballetto UK, London, Sadler's Wells
Reviewer: Clement Crisp The Financial Times Homepage
    "Here's another bead on my rosary of sufferings at Sadler's Wells. ...A wholly unrewarding evening."
Cantata, Les Noces 08/05/05
Compagnia Aterballetto UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Jann Parry The Observer Homepage
Dancers: Daudel, Oliveira
    'Once (Bigonzetti) lets his performers be themselves as entertainers, they can take his ideas and run with them. He and they, though, need to find a technique of partnering that is other than brutal.'
Cantata, Les Noces 07/05/05
Compagnia Aterballetto UK, London, Sadler's Wells
Reviewer: Ismene Brown The Telegraph Homepage
    'The vocabulary (of 'Les Noces') is designer-caveman: bruising acrobatics with bare feet, angular knees and elbows, jutting chins, and a lot of what you might call asking for trouble.'
Cantata, Les Noces 07/05/05
Compagnia Aterballetto UK, London, Sadler's Wells
Reviewer: Jenny Gilbert Sunday Independent Homepage
    Cantata: "An improvised encore, not unlike the closing fiesta frolics in flamenco but obviously not faked, left the first-night audience on a spirited high."
Cantata, Les Noces 07/05/05
Compagnia Aterballetto UK, London, Sadler's Wells
Reviewer: Zoe Anderson Independent Homepage
    'Compagnia Aterballetto made its Sadler's Wells debut with two energetically dreary ballets.... (in 'Les Noces')The dancers are.... put through wriggling duets and solos. They move with focus and attack, but this choreography just isn't going anywhere.'
Cantata, Les Noces 05/05/05
Compagnia Aterballetto UK, London, Sadler's Wells
Reviewer: Donald Hutera The Times Homepage
    "...Aterballeto returns to our shores, in a fairly strong evening that shows the company off as attractive and sleek."

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