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July 13, 2001 | KRISTIN HOHENADEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sylvie Guillem can get her leg up behind her ear faster than the rest of us can blink, one of the charms that has placed her among the world's most sought-after ballerinas.
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October 8, 2012 | By Laura Bleiberg
What a miserable lot we humans are, wallowing in violence, oppression and cruelty. This was the starting point for Akram Khan's latest ensemble dance, "Vertical Road" (2010), which had its West Coast premiere Friday at Royce Hall, presented by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. The "vertical road" was a spiritual journey, a loose depiction of the writings and philosophies of Rumi, a revered 13th century Persian poet and theologian. Khan, an award-winning British choreographer of Bangladeshi descent, began with the most base of human behaviors, setting the stage for a through-line that all could experience as the search for the divine progressed and the dance unreeled.
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February 27, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Dancer Cancels ABT Engagement: Sylvie Guillem has canceled her guest appearances with the American Ballet Theatre's Orange Country run March 12-24. Citing fears of international travel stemming from the Persian Gulf War, the principal dancer of the Royal Ballet in London has decided not to travel to the United States. Guillem would have made her debut with the ABT. Casting will be released shortly.
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October 2, 2012 | By Susan Josephs, Special to the Los Angeles Times
For the record, Akram Khan has not spent the last couple of months obsessing over the possible reasons for why NBC edited out his eight-minute dance about mortality in its coverage of the Olympic Games opening ceremony, using the time for Ryan Seacrest to interview an athlete instead. Granted, the television network never sent Khan a personal note of apology or explanation but "I'm a big fan of swimming, so maybe I took it better than I might have because it was Michael Phelps," he says jokingly.
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March 5, 1991 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing fears of international terrorism linked to the Persian Gulf War, Sylvie Guillem recently canceled guest appearances with the American Ballet Theatre during its March 12-24 run at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, so she wouldn't have to travel to the United States. But it turns out that Guillem, a principal with the Royal Ballet in London, will dance with that company at the Kennedy Center in Washington during the same period.
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October 8, 2012 | By Laura Bleiberg
What a miserable lot we humans are, wallowing in violence, oppression and cruelty. This was the starting point for Akram Khan's latest ensemble dance, "Vertical Road" (2010), which had its West Coast premiere Friday at Royce Hall, presented by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. The "vertical road" was a spiritual journey, a loose depiction of the writings and philosophies of Rumi, a revered 13th century Persian poet and theologian. Khan, an award-winning British choreographer of Bangladeshi descent, began with the most base of human behaviors, setting the stage for a through-line that all could experience as the search for the divine progressed and the dance unreeled.
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July 22, 1991 | DONNA PERLMUTTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Forget that the Royal Ballet is British. Its two starriest eminences happen to be that Bolshoi firebrand, Irek Mukhamedov, and Parisian etoile Sylvie Guillem. But the long-legged gamin, who could be called "the Greta Garbo of ballet," will not appear with London's Covent Garden company for its weeklong run at the Orange County Performing Arts Center starting Aug. 6.
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April 29, 2007 | Allen Robertson, Special to The Times
"GLOBALLY" is the word that best describes how Sylvie Guillem is living her life these days. The Paris-born ballerina may call London home, but there are not many moments when she gets a chance to putter around in her garden.
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May 4, 2007 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
"Sacred Monsters" is a public dialogue in speech and motion between two artists supremely skilled in different forms of classical dance -- artists who share as well a long commitment to contemporary expression. It brings together dancer-choreographer Akram Khan, a master of kathak, one of India's more brilliant classical idioms, and Sylvie Guillem, a ballet star famed for her technique and daring.
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June 13, 1988 | SUSAN REITER
Looking more like a pert gamine than the elegant etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet, Sylvie Guillem sits in a friend's East Side loft, dressed all in black and sporting a cap similar to those favored by her boss, Rudolf Nureyev. But an etoile (the Paris Opera Ballet's equivalent of principal dancer) she definitely is--and she takes the responsibility seriously. "Before you become an etoile , you can be excused for your mistakes," she says, "but not so much after."
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May 4, 2007 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
"Sacred Monsters" is a public dialogue in speech and motion between two artists supremely skilled in different forms of classical dance -- artists who share as well a long commitment to contemporary expression. It brings together dancer-choreographer Akram Khan, a master of kathak, one of India's more brilliant classical idioms, and Sylvie Guillem, a ballet star famed for her technique and daring.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2007 | Allen Robertson, Special to The Times
"GLOBALLY" is the word that best describes how Sylvie Guillem is living her life these days. The Paris-born ballerina may call London home, but there are not many moments when she gets a chance to putter around in her garden.
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July 16, 2001 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
When virtuoso dancers reach their mid-30s, they either become a different kind of artist or watch the inevitable decline of their technical powers and the increase in injuries relegate them to the past tense. Their prowess once represented a passport, but as they begin to sense its unwritten expiration date, new resources emerge.
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July 13, 2001 | KRISTIN HOHENADEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sylvie Guillem can get her leg up behind her ear faster than the rest of us can blink, one of the charms that has placed her among the world's most sought-after ballerinas.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 1991 | DONNA PERLMUTTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Forget that the Royal Ballet is British. Its two starriest eminences happen to be that Bolshoi firebrand, Irek Mukhamedov, and Parisian etoile Sylvie Guillem. But the long-legged gamin, who could be called "the Greta Garbo of ballet," will not appear with London's Covent Garden company for its weeklong run at the Orange County Performing Arts Center starting Aug. 6.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 1991 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing fears of international terrorism linked to the Persian Gulf War, Sylvie Guillem recently canceled guest appearances with the American Ballet Theatre during its March 12-24 run at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, so she wouldn't have to travel to the United States. But it turns out that Guillem, a principal with the Royal Ballet in London, will dance with that company at the Kennedy Center in Washington during the same period.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2012 | By Susan Josephs, Special to the Los Angeles Times
For the record, Akram Khan has not spent the last couple of months obsessing over the possible reasons for why NBC edited out his eight-minute dance about mortality in its coverage of the Olympic Games opening ceremony, using the time for Ryan Seacrest to interview an athlete instead. Granted, the television network never sent Khan a personal note of apology or explanation but "I'm a big fan of swimming, so maybe I took it better than I might have because it was Michael Phelps," he says jokingly.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Dancer Cancels ABT Engagement: Sylvie Guillem has canceled her guest appearances with the American Ballet Theatre's Orange Country run March 12-24. Citing fears of international travel stemming from the Persian Gulf War, the principal dancer of the Royal Ballet in London has decided not to travel to the United States. Guillem would have made her debut with the ABT. Casting will be released shortly.
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