Othello on PBS
Posted 19 June 2003 - 05:24 AM
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Posted 19 June 2003 - 06:57 AM
I did like the piece as a whole -- the mood and the set and the way the Othello story was distilled into a dance piece. I'm glad to have finally seen it -- in typical Baltimore public TV fashion, it came on later than advertised. Luckily I watched it live rather than taping it, since the times I've done that I've ended up with tapes featuring the end of a Yanni show and the beginning of an Antiques Roadshow!:confused:
Posted 19 June 2003 - 07:14 AM
Posted 19 June 2003 - 09:35 AM
The choregraphy was modern with just a few flourishes of ballet tacked on. At some points, such as when Iago is expressing his angst, it was so cliche'd it verged on parody. The music was portentious but largely empty of content and was forgotten as soon as it ended.
The dancers were wonderful, giving the choreography far better than it deserved. Yuan Yuan Tan alone made this worth watching.
Posted 19 June 2003 - 09:36 AM
I agree with Victoria about the first pas de deux, although I still think it odd that Othello and Desdemona dance in such an intimate mood in front of the entire court; but the choreography has a nice flow and Goldenthal's music less grating than elsewhere.
Drew, did you happen to see this? Curious to read your thoughts.
Now, now, kfw......
Posted 19 June 2003 - 12:11 PM
Posted 19 June 2003 - 01:06 PM
I didn't especially like what I saw, sad to say...and that was quite disappointing. I may give it another try but I have a feeling it will be taped over, eventually.
Posted 19 June 2003 - 02:23 PM
Posted 19 June 2003 - 02:47 PM
Steve! You came by for a visit! Hey Steve!
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