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My evening with Paul Taylor Dancecompany at Théâtre National de Chaillot started with Brandenburgs from 1988, to Musis by Johann Sebastian Bach. Followed by The Uncommitted to Music by Arvo Pärt, and ended with Beloved Renegade, Music Francis Poulencs Gloria. Review by Henning Høholt.
PARIS: The WHO’S NEXT catwalk show is a must-see during the trade show. As addictive as ever, you’ll feel like watching it every day and maybe even twice a day! Inspired and inspiring, this catwalk show – a lot more than a simple fashion show – is a real creative boost, a shot of adrenaline. Staged just like a music hall, it’s a dance show built around one specific theme each season that includes a wide range of creative talents.
Last evening, it was the premiere of the “Russian Seasons of 21st Century” at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. The 4th season was promising, with Le Spectre de la Rose and The Firebird, by Mikhail Fokine, but also surprising with an original choreography by Patrick de Bana called Cléopâtre – Ida Rubinstein. It was a great success. Review by Christophe de Jouvancourt..
COPENHAGEN: This year’s main exhibition at the National Gallery of Denmark brings together a range of absolute masterpieces by Matisse from museums and private collections from all across the world. The exhibition, which is realised as a result of co-operation between the National Gallery of Denmark, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, adds a new chapter to our shared understanding of the French master painter.
Det er en stor glede å kunne ønske fiolinisten Alexander Rybak velkommen til Vigeland-museet søndag 1.juli klokken 14. Sammen med pianisten Stefan Zlatanos vil han presentere et klassisk program for fiolin og klaver. Alexander har nettopp tatt sin Bachelor grad ved Barratt- Dues Musikkinstitutt.
PARIS: It was Revelations, an old choreography by Alvin Ailey from 1960, which became the biggest hit at the opening night with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Theatre du Chatelet during Les étés de la danse 8th edition, which goes on in Paris right now.. Review by Henning Høholt.
PARIS: “Art has lost the last representative of great painting”, wrote Paul Claudel in Le Figaro on 14 December 1945, on the death of his friend José María Sert. He was a “modern Baroque”, full of references to mainstream tradition but declaring the topicality of his art. Visited by Henning Høholt and Tomas Bagackas.
PARIS: In the concertproduction of Claudio Monteverdi´s opera Orfeo by Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar Neumann ensemble and Choir, is the young White Russian tenor NIKOLAY BORCHEV outstanding and convincing in the titelrole as ORFEO. Review by Henning Høholt
Den eneste klassiske musikkfestivalen som er tilbake i Norge, Kirsten Flagstad Festivalen på Hamar 2012, hadde sin siste konsertdag søndag 17. juni. Også i år var det en stor suksess, både kunstnerisk og i form av publikums oppslutning.
Siste helt klassiske musikkfestivalen i Norge? Omtale ved Henning Høholt
OSLO: Stig Beite Løken debuterer med en samling noveller som forsøker å bære med seg drømmenes tvetydigheter, men i det store og det hele flater den ut som uforståelige mumlinger i søvne. Den første novellen, «Bassenget», er samlingens sterkeste, hvor vi leser om to unge gutter, alene i mørket ved et svømmebasseng. På Cappelen Damm. Anmeldt av Jørgen Husemoen
GENEVA: Christof Loy has staged an amazing black and white Macbeth at the Geneva Opera. Amazing because of two significant details. He has done it in black and white as an old film, but with very clear personages played on stage, and that he is having the outstanding soprano Jennifer Larmore in the demanding role as Lady Macbeth, Review by Henning Høholt
PARIS: The world premiere at Theatre de la Ville, Paris, wednesday evening, became a faschinating experience in the main first part, where the choreographer, FAUSTIN LINYEKULA, has arranged the show with the companys 24 dancers in an innteresting way. Without touching each other for nearly all the first part of the performance, he managed to let the groups show inteesting formations, without telling any history, Review by Henning Høholt.
FLORENCE: A “Gala evening” marks Angela Gheorghiu’s debut in Florence: strange as it may seem, the Rumanian diva had never performed in the Italian city before. This concert was part of the Tuscan Sun Festival. Review by Fabio Bardelli.
PERIGORD: One of the leading baroque music festivals in France SINFONIA EN PERIGORD welcomes audience to their festival. All the fascinating baroque music program of highest possibel quality can be found at: http://www.sinfonia-en-perigord.com/le-festival.html
HAMAR: Anne Sofie von Otter A world star at her very best in a romanze recital in memory of Kirsten Flagstad in Hamar with Bengt Forsberg at the piano. Bengt Forsberg played a wonderful Isodes Liebestod arranged by Franz Liszt absolutely wonderful. It became the highlight of the evening in Hamar Cathedral, friday 15 june. 2012. Review by Henning Høholt.
OSLO: Prisutvalget i Anders Jahres Humanitære Stiftelse har vedtatt å tildele forfatteren Jan Erik Vold og oversetterne Kari og Kjell Risvik, Anders Jahres Kulturpris i 2012. I samråd med prisutvalget har de utpekt hver sin vinner av Anders Jahres pris for yngre kunstnere, forfatteren Kaja Scherven Mollerin (32 år) og oversetteren Cristina Gomez Baggethun (33 år).
OSLO: This Cinderella production, as it is the same with the other Sergei Prokofiev whole evening ballet, Romeo and Juliet by Michale Corder at the repertoire of the National Ballet of Norway , both from the famouse periode with Dinna Bjørn as balletchief, has gained by being moved to the bigger stage in the new operahouse. It gives the dancers the extra space they need to do a good job, and both performances are very representative for the company and its high international standard. Review by Henning Høholt
NAPOLI: Emilia Marty, Elian MacGregor, Eugenia Montez… Elina Makropulos. Like a dark lady in a mistery american movie, the diva whose initals are E.M. displays all her identities one after the other before we discover that in more than three centuries she has really been all these women, simply because she has lived so long: three hundred thirty six years. Review by Bruno Tredicine.
COPENHAGEN: Det Kongelige Teaters Balletskoles studenter kan glede seg til at en af Den Kongelige Ballets store mannlige stjerner, Thomas Lund blir skolens nye forstander fra sesongens start. Teatrets ledelse har vist vidayn ved å velge Thomas Lund til denne meget viktige posisjonen. Med sin lange sceneerfaring innen såvel det klassiske som moderne repertoiret, oppvokst med Bournonville tradisjonen, som han i detajl kjenner til bunns, samt svært mange av de mest krevende solistroller på sitt repertoire. I tillegg til undervisningserfaring, samt sist, men ikke minst hans overblikk, overskudd, relasjonsbyggende og imøtekommende personalitet er det et kupp at balletskolen har sikret seg Thomas Lund som forstander. Med dette er vi for en lang fremtid sikret at kvaliteten og utviklingen i riktig retning består. Omtale ved Henning Høholt.
OSLO: Ulysses vender hjem – Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria – på Operaens Scene 2 er en liten perle av Claudio Monteverdi, som hadde urpremiere i Venezia helt tilbake i 1640, denne produksjonen ble opprinnelig produsert for Oslo Kammermusikkfestival i 2005. Kritikk av Henning Høholt.
FLORENCE: The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino presented a most interesting evening, with two of the best known works of the great Hungarian composer. Bluebeard’s Castle and The Miraculous Mandarin both staged by Jo Kanamori. Review by Fabio Bardelli.
BERGEN: Manuel Castells – received the Holberg Prize Winner 2012 and Sara Hobolt the Nils Klim Prize.
Citation of the Holberg Prize Academic Committee:
“Manuel Castells is the leading sociologist of the city and new information and media technologies. His ideas and writings have shaped our understanding of the political dynamics of urban and global economies in the network society.
NAPOLI: Inauguration of Napoli Teatro Festival 2012-06-07, This year apart many Italian companies, the Festival is mainly focused on Argentine contemporary stage and Israeli dance companies, so no better occasion to have as guest for the special opening Israeli singer Noa. Review by Bruno Tredicine.
OSLO: Atter en gang opplever vi et flott avslutningshold på 15 studenter fra Bårdar, Norsk Musikal Akademi. I år er det med Jonathan Larson’s musikal RENT, regissert av Svein Sturla Hungsnes. kritikk ved Henning Høholt. fotos: Mio Reyes.
VILNIUS: Wonderful concert at the Vilnius Festival 2012 with Almas Svilpa, bassbaryton and Audrone Juozauskaite, piano, with a good concert programme starting with Dmitri Sjostalovitsh Suite Michelangelo Buonarrottas poems. The second part of the concert became “A Bravour” concert where Almas Svilpa and Audrone Juozauskaite performed all their elegance, brilliance, virtuosity, coloratura and beauty in a demanding programme with highlights from the international oratoria/operarepertoire. Review and photos from the concert by Henning Høholt