Season OpenerNureyev's Don Quixote
Posted 20 October 2003 - 01:05 PM
Posted 20 October 2003 - 02:50 PM
I don't particularly care for his choreography, but I will not go so far as to rank it against another's.....I certainly do not think he is remembered primarily for his choreography.
Posted 30 October 2003 - 01:48 PM
Any help much appreciated.
Posted 30 October 2003 - 02:00 PM
KITRI/ JENNIFER GELFAND (OCT 30, NOV 1e)
DULCINEA: LARISSA PONOMARENKO
(OCT 31e, NOV 2)
LORNA FEIJ”O (NOV 1m)
BASILIO: CHRISTOPHER BUDZYNSKI
(OCT 30, NOV 1e)
NELSON MADRIGAL (OCT 31, NOV 2)
YURY YANOWSKY (NOV 1m)
DON QUIXOTE: VIKTOR PLOTNIKOV (OCT 30, NOV 1)
ROBERT MOORE (OCT 31e, NOV 2)
Posted 02 November 2003 - 03:50 PM
Lorna Feijoo danced with her husband, Nelson Madrigal (sub for Yury Yanowsky who was sick), for the Sat matinee--apparently her performance was spectacular.
Laura Young ( the dancer Jennifer Gelfand replaced mid performance in Don Q oh so many years ago) was on stage as a super for Jennifer Gelfand's final performance Saturday night.
Ms. Gelfand was given a Juliet costume--said to be her favorite role.
Posted 06 November 2003 - 01:13 PM
Russian audiences clap in sync for good performances, with the speed ramping up for the most popular performers.
Posted 06 November 2003 - 01:15 PM
Posted 06 November 2003 - 01:29 PM
In Moscow and St Peterburg, it seems that for educated people it is absolutely standard to be up on who the big names are even in the absence of any special interest in ballet. One of my friends _always_ knew who was in and who was out and always asked with great interest who I had seen dance, but never ever had any interest in actually attending a performance.
Kids are taken to children's theaters, then to matinees, then to evening performances. (Mariinsky tickets explicitly state that children under a certain age--11 I think--are not admitted to evening performances).
Anyway, there is much more "audience participation"--not just the synchronized ovations, but clapping expected at certain junctures where here the music simply continues.
Posted 06 November 2003 - 01:32 PM
Posted 06 November 2003 - 01:57 PM
Yes, after the Preghiera of Mozartiana, we had a round of applause....eventually everyone Got The Point.
I know that everyone will clap in time for Odile and her fouettes, and I have no objection whatever to synchronized clapping, but I personally find constant breaks for applause a little irritating. I know, I know......
I do like it when the audience has a clue, though.
Posted 07 November 2003 - 05:36 AM
All things in moderation...it is worth noting that a Kirov-in-Russia DonQ is a full hour longer than a Kirov-in-DC DonQ.
Posted 08 November 2003 - 06:14 AM
I do understand wanting to show admiration and appreciation for a particularly beautiful pas of whatever kind, but it seems more and more distracting. BB has one of the most outstanding orchestras I've heard, and it seems a shame to drown them out every 15 minutes.
(And yes. Clapping during Mozartiana seems all, all wrong to me.)
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