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#1 Dale

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Posted 07 October 2003 - 01:00 PM

Did anybody see the company in Princeton? Who danced? The interview with Farrell in the Star Ledger said the company is doing Apollo instead of Chaconne.

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Posted 07 October 2003 - 03:59 PM

Dale, Yes Apollo was danced instead of Chaconne with Peter Boal-an outstanding performance by him. Also Tzigane with natalia Magnicaballi and Momchil Mladenov-a delight although I keep Suzanne Farrell in my head dancing it. Variations for Orchestra,and Divertimento No.15 with Cheryl Sladkin,Jennifer Fournier,Shanon Parsley,Runquiao Du.Chan Hon Goh and Bonnie Pickard danced as well. As one who is not a dance critic I can just say it was a beautiful representation of Balanchine danced with great integrity.

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Posted 07 October 2003 - 04:02 PM

Agree! We thoroughly enjoyed. Highlights were Tzigane (and altho I only have the video of S Farrell, it was also in my mind's eye) and a beautiful Apollo. It was a big treat to see Chan Han Goh. Beautifully danced.

#4 driver of a dancer

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 03:42 AM

Did the performance have live music ?

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 03:44 AM

afraid not.

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 05:43 AM

Gee, I hadn't even considered the fact of no live music. :) :( Uh, oh, I doubt there'll be any in Brooklyn either... I know it's not the worst thing in the world, but it sure does make something really good even better - don't you think?

PK, did you feel the lack of live music was a major detraction or were you just so smitten that it didn't matter? :)

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 09:56 AM

BW, It was just great,and I didn't expect live music.It it were up to me there'd always be live music.

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 10:04 AM

:)

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 10:33 AM

I think the days of live music for companies of this size are long gone, unfortunately. It would double the ticket price -- anyone like live music that much :) Unless a choreographer/company limits the rep to works that can be accompanied by a piano, or a string quartet (as Eliot Feld used to do) we're stuck with tape.

It's gotten to the point that I'm shocked that there's an orchestra! Even mid-sized companies do tape now

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 05:01 PM

I would pay double for live music, but no one has solicited my opinion, for some reason. The company will perform in the Bay Area next month, although it's going to be a Tchaikovsky mixed bill -- Meditation, Waltz of the Flowers, Swan Lake pas, and Serenade. I'm sorry to miss the Apollo program.

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 05:26 PM

I assume the Farrell Company will again be performing to live music at the Kennedy Center in December.

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:10 PM

The company will perform in the Bay Area next month, although it's going to be a Tchaikovsky mixed bill -- Meditation, Waltz of the Flowers, Swan Lake pas, and Serenade. I'm sorry to miss the Apollo program.

Are you referring to the Berkeley performances? I am seeing them at the Flint Center (in Cupertino) and I think it will be the Apollo program.

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 10:14 PM

ANgel2be, they've changed the program some -- instead of Serenade, they're going to be doing Chaconne (which was one of Suzanne's great roles, so it is not too disappointing a change, though I'm ALWAYS up for Serenade)....

Check it out -- there was another small change as well, I think -- not enough to make me want my money back, but it IS a change....

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 01:59 PM

I'm sure Paul's info is more up to date than mine. I'm going to Cupertino and Berkeley, so it will be interesting to see if I get something different each time, or the same program. Either way I will be pleased to see the company at last!

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Posted 05 November 2003 - 11:16 AM

Ticketmaster just notified me that the Cupertino gig has been cancelled.


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