Yes indeed, it were 'bits and pieces' from the bolshoy. So, if I start with this, I suppose you got my main point already.
I must admit, technically, these guys are pro's indeed. Some parts of classical ballet and some of modern.
! Another new thing for me. But ok, the general picture was more than ok.
The taped music was a big minor to me (I'm afraid I start getting spoiled by that Abay Theathre
They Nickolay guy didn't show up indeed, but to me that was not a problem, since the whole experience of an evening of bits and pieces was new to me.
I think, sorry not I think but, Now I know that a concert, as they call it is not my part of the game really.
It looks I still need a full story to be performed, with same caracters, and a line that I can follow during the whole performance. Maybe this will change after time, but for the moment that's how I see it.
The mere fact that some pro's come to do 'their thing' on stage one after the other, brings the whole idea down to technical matters. Surely, without any doubt these guys are pro's, and obviously they should get more respect from me, but than again, maybe too pro for me. :shrug:
I like more the whole concept of a complete performance. Nice decors, an easy going story, live good music etc.
But not to make this too personal impression, yes indeed, everybody who was there and KNOWS about ballet (
) was very excited about the whole thing. Apparently it was a nice happening. And that young dancer you mentionned, he really was the popular guy of the evening ! :rolleyes:
But so for me, let me stick to my Selphide this Friday or a Sleeping beauty next month
These easy-going stories make the whole thing more understandable for me