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The Misty Frontier


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#1 anoushka

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Posted 03 December 2001 - 08:15 AM

Did anyone else go and see Javier de Frutos' world premiere of The Misty Frontier? It was in the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal last night? The work was created because of a meeting between George Balanchine and Tennessee Williams in 1945- I was able to pick out the Balanchine influences, but I haven't read enough of Williams The lighting was very creative-I like the silhouettes created by backlighting the dancers and there was also interesting use of sound with the dance, and creating symbols with dance too.

Javier de Frutos was in the production along with Marianela Nunez, Martin Harvey, Emily Low, Ernst Meisner, Nicole Ransley and Jose Maria Tirado.

I though Marianela Nunez and Martin Harvey were both excellent, both on their own and together-when they had real sparkle in their eyes!

It was also lovely to see so many members of the Royal Ballet Company in the audience watching their friends.

Anyway, if you get the chance to see any of De Frutos' work, then do, its worth seeing. If any of you did see it, I'd love to hear what you thought, love anoushka

#2 Mashinka

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Posted 03 December 2001 - 08:41 AM

Hi Anoushka, I went to see Misty Frontier on Friday night and I enjoyed it too. What a surprise to see de Frutos choreography featuring fouettes!

Tennessee Williams's most famous works are probably "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". He specialised in depicting intense, difficult relationships and perhaps you could see something of that in the pas de deux for the second couple in Misty Frontier.

I also admired the back lighting, it gives a beautiful effect, but always reminds me of Harold Lander's "Etudes".

#3 anoushka

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Posted 04 December 2001 - 06:28 AM

Hiya Mashinka! Thinking about Street Car, I can see what you mean about the intense relationships-I might read it again though to remind myself. I would definatly like to see some more of De Frutos' work. xx


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