Posted 19 October 2001 - 11:22 PM
Also on the same show was a collaboration with the rock-folk group The Indigo Girls. This was an awesome event. The Indigo Girls performed live on stage with the dancers. This ballet was choreographed by Margo Sappington who did a great job with Indigo Girls songs. The company was rocking to the great sounds of the band and danced with tons of energy. The costumes and lighting were really cool as well. At the beginning we see the dancers clumped together listening and dancing to the tunes like they were at a concert. Then all of a suuden the dancers strip down from there street/concert wear revealing these awesome shimmering sexy costumes. The ballet was choreographed to seven songs. Each dance had a different theme. This was definitely an awesome program and seemed to do well with the audience. It is a must see.
Posted 20 October 2001 - 05:43 AM
Originally posted by Basilio17:
The company did a great job with Serenade.
I'm very glad to hear this. I saw the company do Allegro Brillante on their recent tour and came away feeling that this company should not be doing Balanchine. I'm glad to know I was wrong.
Posted 20 October 2001 - 11:30 AM
I'm glad to hear that someone else was dissapointed in Atlanta's performance of allegro. I've seen the company do it a few times, both during the Robert Barnett and the John McFall years. While Mr. Barnett was still the artistic director I always really enjoyed it and felt that the company was dead on, however, when I've seen it since McFall started directing I was disapointed in the piece. It didn't seem as sharp and crisp as it should have been.
Basilio, I'm curious about Hye-Young as the waltz girl. I always remembered her as a rather bland performer. Has she grown in her artistic abilities lately? She always had such beautiful technique, but she always left me cold.
Posted 24 October 2001 - 02:02 PM
Posted 24 October 2001 - 03:32 PM
Do go to Dracula. Please. Think of the scope for imagination in writing about it
Posted 24 October 2001 - 10:45 PM
Gee, what a great idea.
[ October 24, 2001: Message edited by: salzberg ]
Posted 25 October 2001 - 02:31 AM
Why can't arts marketeers figure out a way to shine the spotlight on new works without trashing everything that's gone before?? Why do they find it necessary to do so?
Posted 25 October 2001 - 03:10 AM
Posted 25 October 2001 - 03:36 AM
What we need is people helping arts get on their feet.
Posted 25 October 2001 - 04:08 AM
I figure that classical ballet has been "set on its ear" so many times since the 1960s that it must be upside down by now. Therefore, "setting it on its ear" must now mean putting it right side up smile.gif
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