Sylvia - Hit or Miss?
Posted 12 May 2004 - 04:24 PM
Posted 12 May 2004 - 04:31 PM
I think I was a little disappointed mainly because I had hyped it up so much. But I did VERY MUCH enjoy Elizabeth Miner in the title role of Sylvia - and while she's still a member of the corps de ballet! She has a stunning stage presence and she was very confident throughout - remarkable.
There were parts I liked and parts that I was just "eh" about - the ensemble scenes seemed lacking; I feel like I've seen better from Morris. The interpretation of the music there was a little too literal, to the point of clunkiness while following the music. But I found the choreography for Sylvia in Act III as well as the pas de deux for Sylvia and Aminita in Act III to be very good, and I also enjoyed the dances for Sylvia and her entourage in Act I. Act II was amusing - but short.
So not bad, but not great either. Still, I remained disappointed, but probably because I had hyped it up so much in my mind.
Posted 12 May 2004 - 05:12 PM
I have heard very different opinions from friends. Some absolutely loved it and think it's a breakthrough for Morris, and some found it thin choreographically, although some of the roles were very well-choreographed.
But Ari, I'm with you. I'd like to see this one.
I understand it's not scheduled for next season? That seems odd.
Edited by Alexandra, 12 May 2004 - 08:43 PM.
Posted 12 May 2004 - 05:42 PM
Ballet portions were exceptional, the true Morris peices were *OK*
The peasant dance in the first act made the dancers look fat, IMHO
The Tird act made me cry.
It blew me away, I was luck to be in SFO that week.
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