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What are you dreading?from American companies this year

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#1 Mel Johnson

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 06:00 AM

In line with the "what are you looking forward to" post in NYCB and ABT, what are you afraid you'll see coming out of American companies this year? It doesn't have to be the two aforementioned, although they're included, just generally all over American ballet.

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 06:18 AM

nilas martins and wendy whelan in orpheus at nycb -- this casting would ruin my spring season

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 11:34 AM

Ballets that are created in a misquided attempt to bring in a segment of the population that normally wouldn't touch ballet with a ten foot pole. Example: Roanoke Ballet's new Nascar ballet. What's next? A Monster Truck Rally Ballet? A ballet to the music of Toby Keith? :shrug:

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 01:48 PM

Thanks for giving me something NEW to worry about, charlieloki and perky.

Though the NASCAR ballet does challenge the imagination -- Juliet, could you costume this one for us? I have a vision of the corps de ballet dressed in car tutus, kinda like you did in kindergarten, with little honky-horns fastened to the skirts, perhaps. The middle movement would be, of course, the demolition derby, and there'd have to be a pit stop section......

#5 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 02:00 PM

sigh, it's a long way from "Filling Station".... :)

#6 Mel Johnson

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 02:52 PM

These are just the things I was looking for. And some ARE scary! But it is interesting to note how one poster's "dread" is another poster's "looking forward to"! :)

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 03:19 PM

Really dreading?

Some vile "REALITY BALLET SHOW" combining "The Apprentice" with "American Idol".

Such as...

COMING This season...from FOX NETWORK:

The new reality show that out-trumps all the rest:


Bourees aren't boring when these apprentices vie to become the top dawg Primo Balletarina Absoluto in the internationally reknowned company LES BALLETS TRUMPADEROES.

Will Jessica nuke Natalie's Nikiya? Will Tiffany really "selle" her Giselle?
Is Raoul's Rothbart headed for K-Mart? Who put the tiger balm in Jeffrey's dance belt?

Simon moans: "That Swan isn't dying...it's already dead!"
Clement Crisp groans: "Pour me a sherry...that was more like Swine-hilda!"
Jennifer Houmans declares: "Just awful...but it's all Peter Martins' fault."
Clive Barnes exclaims: "Wow, Jeffrey can really jump!"


Sad thing is...I'd probably watch it....


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Posted 11 April 2004 - 06:24 PM

But it is interesting to note how one poster's "dread" is another poster's "looking forward to"!  :)

In my case I am both dreading and looking forward to the new Eifman ballet at NYCB. I feel the same about the appearances there of the Georgian State Dance Company.

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 07:50 PM

:speechless: Thanks, Watermill, you :devil: ! Had a good laugh there! :lol::)

#10 Old Fashioned

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 04:36 AM

Hehehe, ditto.

Sigh. Well, if anyone has been keeping up with what's going on in the Houston Ballet forum, y'all should know I'm dreading just about the entire new season.

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 07:50 PM

Well, there's already a competition called "American Dance Idol."

I am truly surprised that no one has done a lesbian Giselle yet, especially after we all practically choreographed it for the AD's a year or so ago on here. But in all seriousness, sometimes after reading company brochures, it makes me wonder if living out here isn't really such a bad thing after all :green:

Of course, after seeing Kevin McKenzie's Nutcracker, I doubt I'll ever truly dread anything again. :cool2:

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