Heather Ogden is promoted
Posted 03 March 2003 - 06:48 PM
Posted 03 March 2003 - 07:48 PM
Posted 04 March 2003 - 08:47 AM
About the star system, it can sometimes help financially, if there is a recognized dancer who appears in the news that gets non-ballet goers interested in the ballet. The star system seems to work well at ABT, but NBoC could never have that many "stars" of such high calibre. I think NYCB's system works well because of their more mixed repetory. Company's that frequently put on full-length classics tend to nurture "stars" a bit more, I think.
Posted 05 March 2003 - 03:22 PM
Posted 05 March 2003 - 08:16 PM
Just a side note of curiosity, what factors determine an artist for promotion?
Posted 16 March 2003 - 05:14 PM
Many factors go into deciding who gets promoted. I'd say the biggest factor is how useful the dancer is to the company. A useful dancer is versatile and can be given many different roles- modern and classical, (s)he is reliable and consistent and someone that audiences like.
Posted 16 March 2003 - 06:16 PM
By the way, I remember seeing Ogden and Cote in Swan Lake and Romeo and Juilet and both times the audience stood for them and there was many curtain calls. With all the other dancers, the audience never stood for them.
Posted 16 March 2003 - 06:25 PM
What did you think of Ogden's Juliet? Acting plays a big role there...
Both Ogden and Cote are extremely popular with the audience, because they are young, promising, home-grown, and also seem to be genuinely nice people. The standing ovations show that the audience wants to encourage and support them. I know a lot of us are hoping that the NBoC will find a new great partnership in them (a la gold dust twins- kain and augustyn). The crowd went wild for them at the Erik Bruhn Prize, although the dancers from ABT and the Stuttgart were clearly of a higher calibre.
Posted 16 March 2003 - 06:34 PM
Posted 17 March 2003 - 03:55 AM
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I'd be rather careful here. Company scuttlebutt can be fun, but it's often less reliable than a weather forecast developed by a stockbroker. That's why we try to cool it when it comes to company or personal gossip.
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