Posted 02 November 2003 - 04:59 PM
Posted 02 November 2003 - 06:33 PM
Posted 02 November 2003 - 06:40 PM
Not to take away from her in the slightest, but I feel that your jibe at the other dancers is uncalled-for. There are any number of dancers in the company with personality to spare....perhaps it has not been demonstrated in the current repertory, or perhaps the artistic staff are focusing on other things right now. With such a new administration, I would be somewhat judicious in my criticisms.....it is early days, yet.
However, it was a highly energised performance from everyone and the theatre was filled with love and support for a special favourite......
Posted 02 November 2003 - 07:25 PM
Posted 03 November 2003 - 02:50 PM
I was particularly impressed by The Grey Area on the Stars and Stripes evening. I saw it on the Friday night - the day the Wang Center/Nutcracker debacle hit the press. Some dancers I wasn't wild about in Don Quixote really hit their stride during The Grey Area and gave a performance of transcendant lyricism and beauty. Overall, I'd say we're just beginning to see the levels of artistry the dancers and Mikko have in store for us!
Posted 03 November 2003 - 03:23 PM
Posters from the first weekend seemed to notice a lack of enthusiasm or attack, but I didn't get that impression at all. Larissa was gorgeous and funny and bang! (Though she did almost lose those 32 fouetttes ) as always. So glad to have her back. I still haven't gotten any strong impression of Nelson Madrigal.
Sarah Lamb as Queen of the Dryads was beautiful, and Romi Beppu as the Maid (Matron? Lost my program already) of Honor was, as usual, my favorite dancer on stage. There's just something about her.
I noticed that one of Kitri's friends had significantly higher elevation and extension than the other, which I found distracting. Not caring at all whether the E's are high or low, but wishing they weren't so different.
Only real criticism of the show: the shoes seemed horribly noisy. To the extent that I wondered whether the stage had been miked.
Looking forward to the rest of the season and maybe actually getting to see Ms Feijoo! (Grading interfered.)
Posted 03 November 2003 - 04:00 PM
The company has alot to offer and I hope I get to see more performances.
I also recently saw Suzanne Farrell Ballet in both it's Tallahassee performances. I have been seeing that company since it's inception. This might be another opinion, but I feel all of those dancers are very individual in style and technique and it is a pleasure to watch each ballet, no matter how many times I see it. That company reminds me of the old Boston Ballet. Each performance seems different, and never calculated in interpretation. I particuarly enjoy seeing how the dancers that have been with Ms. Farrell's company for a few seasons have progressed in their artistry and musicality.
Posted 03 November 2003 - 08:08 PM
Posted 04 November 2003 - 06:09 AM
I forgot to add: The Dryad Trio had the prettiest tutu's I have litterally ever seen, although Kitri's dress for the Gypsy/tavern part was awfully pretty as well. The Dryad trio's bodices were just a slight bit darker green than anyone else's, not really irridescent, but almost, with very light green skirts. Sigh.
Posted 04 November 2003 - 06:29 AM
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