Posted 15 November 2003 - 05:33 AM
Posted 15 November 2003 - 09:44 AM
I do think after a rocky start ABT's Symphony in C became quite respectable, although I never got used to the applause at every lead's entrance.
I shudder at the thought of what Balanchine we'll see P*l*m* H*rr*r* tackle. Since McKenzie seems to cast her in everything, even when she's clearly phoning it in, I guess we'll find out.
I do think that even if Murphy is actually the right height for Stiefel to partner, he's a bit slight for her (she's a big, strong girl), and not known for his great partnering skills. (I am still astonished that McKenzie cast him to partner Meunier in 3rd Mvt. Symphony in C, even though they never actually performed together). On the other hand, Murphy looks just perfect with Hallberg.
Posted 15 November 2003 - 10:37 AM
But McKenzie probably is not able to shout down the senior ABT performing personnel who in all likelihood do not want Part and Meunier on stage.
Posted 15 November 2003 - 10:57 AM
Posted 15 November 2003 - 04:08 PM
Posted 15 November 2003 - 05:52 PM
Actually, you've hit the nail a glancing blow, I think. In this Napoleonic Business Climate, where the ethos is not, "take no prisoners", but "the hell with prisoners, take over the whole thing!" ABT could be facing a situation which Joffrey was having regularly to fend off - the idea that his company should be annexed by ABT, making it sort of an "American Wing" of the older, larger company. The older company, could, conceivably, be annexed by the economic juggernaut of NYCB! I wonder if the board members of ABT have sufficient fortitude to withstand the proffer of a "buyout" to become the "touring wing" of City Ballet?
Yeah, God forbid Kevin should cast dancers who actually have a clue what they're doing out of deference to his much, much richer competition.
Posted 19 November 2003 - 07:26 PM
May 10th to July 3rd
Romeo and Juliet
And they have two repertory programs--one Contemporary meets the Classic (Pillar of Fire and Within you without you), and the other is A Tribute to Balanchine (Theme and Variations, Tchaikovsky pdd, Mozartiana, Ballet Imperial).
Looks like they're aiming to please everyone!
p.s. Looks like they are casting Wiles and Hallberg in a number of principal parts--I especially notcied they are doing Swan Lake together.
Posted 13 December 2003 - 12:08 AM
But a more up-to-date schedule is here (the second rep. program is round out with...the poorly received Kylian from the C.C. season, but there are still TBAs):
Posted 13 December 2003 - 01:43 AM
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