Favorite Balanchine Dewdrops
Posted 13 December 2004 - 10:23 PM
I myself love Nichols in the part and have also enjoyed Marnee Morris, Darci Kistler, Samantha Allen, Monique Meunier, Jennie Somogyi, Alexandra Ansanelli-- to name some very different types of dancers...
Posted 14 December 2004 - 05:19 AM
Colleen Neary was exciting in the role.
I wish I'd seen LeClerq!
Posted 14 December 2004 - 06:28 AM
After years of watching dancers perform roles that Balanchine made for them, I noticed that roles seem to have an xray of that original dancer in them. I never had a sense of what Tanaquil LeClerq might have moved like until I saw Maria Calegari perform the role, and subsequent footage of LeClerq in the Balanchine special on PBS confirmed this. Not that they were clones, but I felt like in Calegari I saw more of the "bones" of the role as it was created.
Did anyone see LeClerq perform this live? (Or the televised version, if LeClerq was in it?) Is my impression of Calegari off the mark?
Posted 14 December 2004 - 06:29 AM
Posted 14 December 2004 - 03:35 PM
Posted 14 December 2004 - 04:01 PM
I have seen many, many beautiful & thrilling Dewdrops but Monique's remains a very special treat. Both her Dewdrop & Lilac Fairy seemed about as perfect as things get.
Posted 14 December 2004 - 05:11 PM
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Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:42 AM
Posted 15 December 2004 - 07:36 AM
Posted 15 December 2004 - 06:10 PM
I'll also add that I agree with other comments- LeClerq would have been amazing to see.
Posted 16 December 2004 - 05:12 AM
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