rehearse Show phonetics
1 [I or T] to practise a play, a piece of music, etc. in order to prepare it for public performance:
The musicians rehearsed (the symphony) for the concert.
FIGURATIVE On her way to her interview she silently rehearsed what she would say.
2 [T] FORMAL When someone rehearses a story or an argument, they repeat it with all the details:
These are arguments that I've heard rehearsed at meetings many times before.
rehearsal Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
a time when all the people involved in a play, dance, etc. practise in order to prepare for a performance:
They didn't have time for (a) rehearsal before the performance.
He's a producer with three plays in rehearsal.
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
Taiwan's Cloud Gate Dance Theater rehearsal studio destroyed in fire
2008-02-11 06:26:41 -
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A fire Monday destroyed the rehearsal studio, equipment and production archive of Taiwan's Cloud Gate Dance Theater, the dance company said. No one was injured.
Cloud Gate, known for fusing traditional Chinese influences and modern dance, said the overnight fire probably was caused by cables and that it consumed the interior of its 661-square-meter (7,115-square-foot) studio. The roof crumbled, and the walls were blackened.
«Everything was destroyed,» dance company founder Lin Hwai-min said. «We lost our costumes, props, and the production archive tracking back to 1975.
He said Cloud Gate suffered «immeasurable» losses.
Cloud Gate planned to stick to its tour schedule for this year, the company said in a statement. The company is slated to perform in New York in April, and then go on a seven-week tour in Europe.
The company was founded in 1973. Among is best known works is the «Cursive» trilogy, inspired by Chinese brush calligraphy.
雲 門舞集排練室慘遭祝融，豁達的林懷民把這場火當成老天對雲門的磨練，林懷民說沒有時間掉淚，而且「人生順的時候要謙虛，不順的時候要接受」。不過他也認為 焦點應該擺在整個藝文環境生態，他更少見的嚴詞批評政府對表演團體的投資不夠，像是今年文建會扶植表演團隊的經費只有一億元，少到「很可笑」。