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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 18, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Entertainment Winnipeg free press april Page 42 Chuck features editor disappointed fans mourn past brilliance by Tony Davis one word seemed to be on the lips of Many who saw Rudolf Nureyev performance at the Centennial concert Hall last night As they poured out of the concert Many who paid Between and to see the 52yearold Ballet dancer Shook their Heads angrily dropped their photocopied program notes to the or gave other signs of i was expecting much better than complained Doreen a Middle age woman who saw Nureyev 20 years expected More he was absolutely fabulous he did this incredible leap onto the i saw Dame Margot Fonteyn when she was older than Nureyev is now and she was better than he was Way said shapers Sheila both said they Are regulars at Royal Winnipeg Ballet Schwartzman said she expected to see More of who appeared in Only two of three promised his appearance in songs of a wayfarer was cancelled after his partner in the Maurice injured his foot earlier Dur ing the Nureyev and friends i thought the rest of the dancers who accompanied Nureyev would be Superior to the Rob because of the ticket Price they were but they hold a Candle to the said As he one disgruntled Ballet goer complained that Nureyev did Little More than skittle around like a Nash a geophysicist who drove to Winnipeg from said before the performance that he and his wife Angie came because this was a Uncein lifetime hell never be in Winnipeg so its our Only Chance to see Poonawala said he bought tickets after seeing clips of Nureyev on he has a distinct personality and Charisma and i saw him do some Superb dancing in the Poonawala said he was aware of Nureyev age but thought the show might still be until Nureyev finally appeared in the the fourth of six works in the pro the couple wondered aloud if they would Ever see one of the Ballet worlds most famous and controversial when they they were let Down by Nureyev few leaps and stiff i paid to see Nureyev but it seems As if he has been reduced to said Angie he should like others in the Nash soon Awala complained about the sound saying the pops and hisses in the recorded music undermined even Good such As Isabel sea bras performance As a Young Ballet student in the it was like paying to eat at an expensive restaurant and being served on paper Poonawala after the Ballet about 100 people including the ribs artistic director emeritus Arnold current director John and associate artistic director Andre Lewis attended an invitation Only recep Tion for Nureyev in the concert Halls piano posed for pictures Nureyev appeared about 20 minutes after the curtain he was wearing his Trade Mark Olive Green Beret pinstriped dress pants and a thick Woollen sweater with a Long Sash draped Over his left Nureyev was courteous As he posed for pictures with some who uttered com plaints about Nureyev performance As soon As they snapped his asked what advice he would give to the Young dancers seeking his Nureyev quipped just keep your toes pointed world renowned dancer with Charles in wayfarer Nureyev delivers mediocre evening of dance by Mary Jane Maclennan Rudolf Nureyev stuck to charac Ter roles when he danced for Ballet fans at the Centennial con Cert Hall last but drama and flowing Robes could not hide the weary look of classical ballets first Nureyev and delivered a mediocre evening of dance that seemed to leave the Man who was once compared to Nijinsky As Dis appointed As his once famed for his animal mag Nureyev burst a few bub Bles when he played a hunched dance master in Flemming the the mad professor literally review Rudolf Nureyev and Centennial concert april dances a Young female student to her during the seduction Nureyev unzipped his Black body tight a bit too far Down and revealed How nature betrays even the Best kept some said it was not and most said it was just the which is based on the play by Eugene was the most powerful piece of the the modern choreography does not allow for much conventional dance it was difficult to enjoy Nureyev solid acting ability if All you really wanted was to see him Isabel Maria a brazilian dancer who was Prima Ballerina at Teatro la Scala in was Youthful and exuberant As the dance Lvi of the Royal danish has a gift for dramatic Ballet and was perfectly cast As the severe it is a shame this wonderful piece was lost in the banality of the rest of the program Cut Nureyev Only danced in one other the moors it is choreographer Jose Limons ver Sion of Othello and unless you Are familiar with the Story it has All the excitement of a Nureyev was wearing a Long red Robe which hid his legs and feet As he swung through yet another dramatic bal let which ends in the powerful songs of a which choreographer Maurice Bojart created for Nureyev and Paolo bortoluzzi in was taken off the Winnipeg Nureyev choreographed the two classical Pas de Deus on the pro the Pas de Deus from Don quix ote was done with Energy by the National ballets Randy Smith who joined the company recently after Jea Guillaume Bart injured his his Christine who has danced with american Ballet was precise and the Pas de Deus from sleep ing Beauty was technically All but the Overall affect was the worst moment of the evening was the the Pas de from August bournonville Napoli was Patchet the dancers did not move or turn together and even the taped music started to sound it was a poor Way to Start an evening which could have used some Macneil tour dates Uncertain from staff and the news services Nova Scotia Singer Rita Macneil is Back Home after surgery but still Doest know when Shell be Able to make up her cancelled Western the promoters Winnipeg representative said we anticipate knowing within a Jerry Shore Shore also stressed that the Singer definitely will make up the two near sellout Winnipeg Origi Nally scheduled for april 10 and 11 at Centennial concert refunds will be available until May 31 at Point of he the nature of the 44yearold sing ers performed a week was not disclosed but doctors show bits called it serious but not Lif Ethrea choirs to compete the Manitoba arts festival will present the first annual provincial choral finals in Winkler May choirs from 39 affiliated Amateur music festivals across the province Are expected to compete for recommendations to the National festival of music in Regina at the end of a concert of finalists will be held at the mennonite Brethren 120 Pineview at 7 cruise to fight evil polluters on weekly cartoon to series by Marc Gunther Knight Ridder newspapers what would bring Tom cruise to television nothing less than the Chance to save the cruise will be the voice of Captain planet in Captain planet and the a weekly car Toon series for kids that is the brainchild of televisions most committed Ted turn each Captain planet will Lead an International group of Young eco heroes Kwame Wheeler Linka i Asia and Mati Kakapo Indian into Battle against the polluting St bad Guys Ever seen on kids among the eco villains vermin Ous Summ voice by Jeff Gold sly sludge Martin Duke nuke Dean Stock Well and blight Meg we have an episode called smog hogs which is about a great huge car which is a which con verts into disco dance or a hot or a lot of said executive producer Barbara Captain planet will be shown nationally on Tbs be ginning next Pyle a former National geographic is Vic president for environmental policy at Turner broadcasting surely the Only to company to have an employee with that her duties include making overseeing such series As the National Audubon society specials on supervising inns environmental programs and Mak ing sure that Turners Atlanta head quarters Are geared up to Recycle and free of you better practice what you she actor honors Mentor fort Woody Harrelson May not know what a Sagamore of the Wabash but he knew he wanted to present one to his former theatre so who plays the goofy bartender Woody Boyd on flew into fort Wayne recently to present Hanover College professor Tom Evans and his Barbara with state awards called a 1983 graduate of har Relson said jokingly that he was kind of because 1 flew All the Way out and i kind of thought this award was for Galway hospitalized Philadelphia flautist James Galway was in Hospital this week with inflammation of the intestinal forcing him to cancel his first performance in an despite feeling Galway had planned up until monday morning to go ahead with his performance As the title character in the opera company of Philadelphia production of the thieving said Jane the company acting general and Boycott surgeons los Angeles Warner joined Walt Disney studios in ban Ning onscreen advertising at the Atres showing its films because most moviegoers dislike the sales the studio asked for the Advertis ing restrictions in bids sent out to exhibitors last week for the gremlins 2 the new Robert Warner president of advertising and said this the movie opens May 18 at about pm 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Large measure at last nights music inter in serving up an enjoyable mix of vocal and instrumental chamber music Strong on seminal ideas but stronger in terms of rounded musical artistic director Diana Mcintosh closed her season on a satisfying note for the 75 Minneapolis composer Jan Gilbert has a Balm for the bruised spirit in her four dream sequences for two digital video film and synthesized choreographed by Desiree Kleeman and Fiona and danced by Kleeman with Karen this involving tribute to jungs dream symbolism is almost blender danced with an ironing Board and Over the drone of ring modulated sine the second sequence Ballet Echanique re minded of chaplins ingenious Acap Pella silent one while the with its pulsating use of the synthesizers sequencer had the dancers rhythmically manipulating Hula hoops in front of an infrared visual Michael Colgrass new people contains insightful poems written by the composer As Well As effective these seven songs delightfully explore Urban Oscar Hammerstein would be hard pressed to top starlings compose the hit tunes of among other and contralto Dorothy Howard delivered the inflections of the text with Minneapolis composer Paul Fellers dialogue for flute and Gui tar is an approachable inti mate yet intense with More in it than what was heard in last nights Overly civilized Reading by Laurel Ridd and Paul Mclntosh own dance for Daeda Lus for Alto saxophone and piano goes for the big gesture and largely succeeds despite the occasional sense of burying the ear under a torrent of lip growls and other pure Dale stamens excellent playing and Judy Kehler sieberts strongly characterized partnership brought it All off with the vehement Regis Ter changes confidently negotiated and the scurrying closing pages reminiscent of a Charlie Parker offered Max t h beavers see a big hearted nature film which lets you see the world through the eyes of a thanks to the remarkable cinematography in and because of the five and a half Storey High youll 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