Edited by Alexandra, 21 June 2004 - 08:00 AM.
Should Musagète stay in repertory?
Posted 21 June 2004 - 07:30 AM
Posted 21 June 2004 - 09:16 AM
Posted 21 June 2004 - 10:16 AM
Posted 21 June 2004 - 11:45 AM
if nycb goes that route, i will have to go another, more civilized route (like, stay home!)
Posted 21 June 2004 - 12:05 PM
Posted 21 June 2004 - 05:10 PM
what i meant was: never, never, never again put this piece on the new york state theater stage
it defiles balanchine and his house
Posted 21 June 2004 - 07:19 PM
I am not sure if the Eifman ballet is the reason, but on the last 3 days I have been in the lobby at different times of the day (I work nearby) and there have been unusually long lines, considering the season is almost over.
My feeling is, it will play another season...too much was spent on costumes and it was well-received by a large part of the opening night audience. Remember, you don't have to go if you don't want to.
Posted 21 June 2004 - 07:27 PM
My guess, however, is that it will get 3-4 performances during Winter '05, and with a nice, strong deity on our side, that will be the end of it.
Posted 23 June 2004 - 04:20 PM
Posted 23 June 2004 - 05:06 PM
Posted 24 June 2004 - 08:46 AM
Posted 24 June 2004 - 11:03 AM
Perhaps NYCB could rent the sets and costumes back to Eifman's company, and depending on the performance rights, license the ballet back as well. It sounds like it fits right into his repertoire -- unless it's too tame. Most audiences wouldn't know that it's an insult to anyone and would take the whole thing as a metaphor For Something Important.
I voted to show it occasionally. Looks like it cost a fortune and it would be a waste to never show it. That's the only reason I can think of though.
Posted 24 June 2004 - 11:12 AM
I understand why people have dwelt on the insult aspect, but if this is anything like the Eifman I have seen, it could be judged harshly on artistic terms, aside from content. But the people who like Eifman ballets will like it.
Posted 25 June 2004 - 04:04 AM
Posted 25 June 2004 - 06:02 AM
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