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03/08/2013

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'GREAT PERFORMANCES' Sarasota Ballet dancers are exuberant in a scene from Dominic Walsh's I Napoletani. Photo by Frank Atura HULLAND, GIL EARN HIGH PLAUDITS FOR SARASOTA BALLET ROLES IN TUDOR, WALSH PIECES By Elinor Rogosin A&E Writer I was impressed and moved by Victoria Holland's restrained elegance and poignant interpretation of "Caroline," the main character in Lilac Garden, Antony Tudor's enigmatic ballet about love, performed by The Sarasota Ballet over the weekend. emotions of love, rapture, hope and disappointment, which are universal and timeless. It seemed as if little was happening while I watched the dancers move through Antony Tudor's choreography, but at the end I felt the ballet had cast a rare spell, as if time had Her role is the focus of the piece, and she gave stopped. a heartbreaking interpretation of a woman forced to marry a man she does not love. The The Chausson score (Poeme for Violin & Orplot is simple: Caroline must leave Her Lov- chestra) was a haunting background for the er (Ricarado Graziano) for the Man She Must stark simplicity of both the choreography and Marry (David Tlaiye), who, in turn, is leaving the staging that reflected Tudor's interest in An Episode in His Past (Danielle Brown). Set exploring human psychology through subtle in the Edwardian time period, the ballet is a movement: a simple gesture of hands covering commentary on repressed and remembered a bowed head; an overhead lift; two women

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