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Sylvia - Hit or Miss?


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Poll: What did you think of Sylvia? (15 member(s) have cast votes)

What did you think of Sylvia?

  1. 1. Loved it! It's a hit!! (6 votes [40.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  2. 2. Liked it, but I have quibbles. (3 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. 3. Liked some of it, but.... (5 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  4. 4. Bored to tears (1 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  5. 5. Other (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 Alexandra

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 08:28 AM

Feel free to expand, if you want. Or not, just vote.

#2 Ari

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 04:24 PM

Hey, there's no option for "couldn't get there and madly jealous of those who could." :green:

#3 art076

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 04:31 PM

Liked some of it but ...

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.

#4 Alexandra

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 05:12 PM

Art076, I sympathize. Nothing can kill a ballet so surely as raised expectations!

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.


#5 MJ

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 05:42 PM

beautiful music

gorgeous dancers

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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