Have you seen the Sylvie Guillem's version of Giselle?
Posted 22 March 2003 - 11:41 AM
Posted 22 March 2003 - 01:38 PM
Posted 23 March 2003 - 12:32 PM
I think the first act was not as good as it could have been. There was a needless amount of scenery moving around, and the costumes did not show the dancers' lines. I did like the second act, though, and the dancers were great.
Minna Tervamäki looked like she weighed absolutely nothing, and Anastasia Dunets' contemptuous Myrtha smile stole half of the second act.
Kare Länsivuori danced Albrecht, and I liked the acting. The production had less dramatics and mime than the other one I've seen, and the gestures were accordingly more subdued, yet communicated Albrecht's feelings clearly. I'm not sure I'd describe the role of Albrecht as light, unless you are referring to the fact that in this production Albrecht is dramatically not very indipendent character - he reacts instead of acting.
I have later heard the scenery thing was there because the production was originally meant for tv. Does anybody know where?
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