"Not Strictly Rubens" by the Royal Ballet of Flanders, Belgi
Posted 04 March 2003 - 09:41 AM
I agree it's not with the most attractive works they are touring, or at least not the works that show them from their best angle, but as far as I heard all performances of "Not Strictly Rubens" here were sold out.
Posted 04 March 2003 - 03:31 PM
Posted 05 March 2003 - 12:18 AM
Estelle, any production of "Swan Lake" that claims to do better than Petipa and is (as we are reminded in the programme book by artistic director Robert Denvers) "more interesting and logical to read than most 'Swan Lake' productions on offer today", can never get enough attention .
Anyway, for anyone feeling the urge, here's the link to the official RBoF site (in 4 languages): http://www.koninklij...nvlaanderen.be/
Perhaps we could move this to the Other International Ballet Companies section, Alexandra?
Posted 05 March 2003 - 10:16 AM
Posted 10 March 2003 - 07:01 AM
Marc, is it possible we have missed out on something ? ;)
Posted 10 March 2003 - 09:15 AM
Viviane, we hope you'll tell us all about your second experience with "Not Strictly Rubens"
Posted 10 March 2003 - 09:49 AM
Can you believe there are a lot of schoolperformances sceduled too ? I have pity on the teacher who need to explain all these
chimeras to teenagers !
Posted 13 May 2003 - 09:01 AM
Posted 14 May 2003 - 06:05 AM
Juliet - Aysem Sunal
Romeo - Jeroen Hofmans
Mercutio - Alain Honorez
Tybalt - Guiseppe Nocera
Benvolio - Sanny Kleef
Paris - Artur Lill
Lady Cap - Ninon Neyt
Lord Cap - Gideon Louw
Friar - Mark Cortez
Nurse - Agalie Vandamme
Posted 14 May 2003 - 06:50 AM
Posted 14 May 2003 - 09:47 AM
Thanks, Beckster, that's about the "Romeo and Juliet" cast we had last December. What did you think of Sunal as Juliet?
Anybody else who saw them?
Posted 15 May 2003 - 06:41 PM
i'd be inclined to agree with him, re the absence from view of technical development in contemporary dance, since the phase/era/stage of graham & limon. i wish i had seen this method of his, because its underlying principles make sense to me. thanks for confirming that.
Posted 16 May 2003 - 03:55 AM
Anyway. Juliet. I liked her, but she hasn't stuck in my mind the way the three men have. She was so tiny, and quite convincing in the part. And she danced very well, there was nothing I can put my finger on, but she didn't make me go "wow". I can't actually remember anything about her that stood out for me. I guess I noticed the choreography more than the dancer - is that weird?
I will say that one thing I liked about this version of the ballet was that Juliet wakes up after Romeo takes the poison but before he dies - it makes it more poignant when they realise what's happened.
Posted 16 May 2003 - 11:38 AM
Jeroen Hofmans and Alain Honorez, both come from the company's school. Hofmans must be known by NYCB-fans, he's been a soloist there for a couple of years.
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