Lady of the Camellias
Posted 20 March 2004 - 04:58 PM
For all you Boston Ballet goers, this is one you need to see. IMO, it's one of the best things they've done all year.
Posted 20 March 2004 - 08:52 PM
I have to confess I don't really like partnering; I like solos and corps work. This partnering especially reminded me in a bad way of ice dancing. Not that I was cringing in my seat or anything, but I did think it was monotonous and was glad to see the other stuff. On the other hand it struck me as a very jumpy and turny work too. There were even plenty of beats in the jumps.
Cheap and malicious are two words I thought could never describe Pollyanna Ribeiro, but as the nasty courtesan Olympe that's exactly what she was (also, as usual, impeccable, assured and a delight to watch. She's so naturally adorable that it was kind of fun to see her play a huge cow). Romi Beppu is still one of my favorites, and she did a lovely job as the sort of bland, baby courtesan. I love watching her pirouette, so light and confident.
I'm hoping to see another show week after next. Hoping for Feijoo because I still haven't seen her, and can't wait for the Morris/Balanchine/Caniparoli/Emo(?). It's been so long since Nutcracker I've forgotten how good this company is.
Oh yeah. The sets/lighting were GORGEOUS.
Posted 21 March 2004 - 03:10 PM
Posted 22 March 2004 - 08:00 PM
Larissa Ponomorenko is as always amazing,but I was really proud of Melanie Atkins.She is a soloist and fairly new to the company( she came with Mikko) and has been used alot in Balanchine and Contemporary Ballets, so I was truely moved by her portrayal of Margurete.(sp? sorry..)....I was really pleased to see a not so obvious choice do such a great job. Kudos to whomever cast her in the role...
It goes to show you that Boston Ballet has alot of hidden talent,regardless of what the artistic staff or others think...and it is going to be a different year next year when many of them are gone...
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