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AllBlacks V England Nutcracker – Sweet

a new ballet based on the story of a rugby match.
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a performance centred on the story of an international rugby match set in Twickenham. the story traces the fortunes of both teams as the score wavers first in favour of one team and then the other.

it portrays the skills of rugby players, (in what is a beautiful gruelling game – artistic and passionate in a brutal bloody way) with ballet, the discipline which teaches self discipline, correct body placement, strength, and gracefulness.

the dancers glissade across the stage during the magnificent tries, a releve movement during the lineouts and a quick pas de deux leads to a full scrum.

the dance of the sugarplum fullback is the highlight of the evening only matched by the rousing music interspersed with traditional rugby songs – the audience loves to join in with the rowdy choruses.

on a technical point, by stuffing lambswool into the points of the ballerinas shoes, can assist kicking power in that vital last conversion.

no performance is the same, a different finishing scoreline every evening and matinees on Thursdays keeps everyone happy.

po, Nov 09 2002

(?) Rugbyllet http://www.geocitie...nnie/rugballet.html
like this? [FarmerJohn, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Who could do Mother Ginger? http://www.austinch.../arts_feature2.html
How many linebackers fill a skirt? [hollajam, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

physical theatre rather than ballet...but http://www.culturev...2/AloneItStands.htm
seriously good piece of theatre which brings rugby to the stage. and even better if ur Irish ! [etherman, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) N@N in tights http://www.viscom.o...aststockinghead.gif
Armed and extremely dangerous. [Nick@Nite, Oct 21 2004]

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       chap with your name on our team - related? amazing game!
po, Nov 09 2002
  

       Ah, you make the impossible po-ssible.
FarmerJohn, Nov 09 2002
  

       Giant flocking road cones in tutus come to mind.
hollajam, Nov 09 2002
  

       A Chorus Line-Out
thumbwax, Nov 09 2002
  

       Complete with tutus in team colours, and leotards emblazoned with crass advertising no doubt?
madradish, Nov 09 2002
  

       Flankers could do it. Nevermind them louts in the first and second row.
TBK, Nov 10 2002
  

       thank you [farmer] - thats so nice.
po, Nov 10 2002
  

       I would especially like to see flankers flanking under the skirt of Mother Ginger...[link]   

       FarmerJohn, I would like to see an illustration of that "Prima" as the one punted.
hollajam, Nov 10 2002
  

       <bitter & twisted> You could also do a version of Swan Lake, with the England cricket team playing the swan as it lays down and dies about halfway through the show </bitter and twisted>
DrBob, Nov 11 2002
  

       This sounds very familiar...I swear it's been used in an ad campaign.   

       V. different idea but Nike had an ad in S Africa before the 1999 World Cup which opened with a bunch of Scottish runners, barefoot & dressed in white a la Chariots of Fire, trotting down a beach, then sprinting back in the other direction a few seconds later chased by Springboks.   

       Also. The reverse of sorts. American Express did an ad with Mikhail Barishnokov (sp?) playing air guitar in a Chuck Berry style duck walk while jumping off a dock.   

       But I can't remember the rugby ballet ad...
deef, Nov 11 2002
  

       Thanx, I linked one on yours also.
FarmerJohn, Nov 12 2002
  

       looks at Nick@Nite in a *funny* way. hmmmph.
po, Nov 12 2002
  

       sp: "suite"
DrCurry, Nov 12 2002
  

       sweet was deliberate - hot doctor, so there - clever clogs.
BTW chose the ballet with care too, for the *ouch* factor...
  

       shame on you [Nick] I can just see you in tights.
po, Nov 12 2002
  

       one would certainly consider a pas de deux with that person - bliss. but I do worry about your visualising male genitalia anywhere in that picture my dear. have you seen your optician lately? just a 10 minute check is so important..
po, Nov 12 2002
  

       Great drawing, FJ.
bristolz, Nov 12 2002
  

       missing you FJ. well done Wales!
po, Nov 02 2003
  

       This reminds me of a Skit I have been threatening to choreograph at my community theater with for years now. The Big & Tall Men's Ballet.
dbsousa, Nov 04 2003
  
      
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