casting for Romeo and Juliet
Posted 29 April 2005 - 02:05 PM
The pair that most interests me is Sarah Van Patten and Pierre François Vilanoba. I have not been a huge fan of Van Patten's until she blew me away in Rush (in Program 6). I'm thinking she might have the right vulnerability for Juliet. And Vilanoba is generally very dramatic in story ballets, so he might make a passionate Romeo.
I've seen Yuan Yuan Tan and Yuri Possokhov and liked them together, but would prefer to see a different cast this year. Tina LeBlanc and Joan Boada will probably make a lovely R&J so perhaps I'll try to see them.
My biggest problem with R&J is that, for me, no coreography I've seen approaches the passion and sensuality of Kenneth McMillan's. I realize every artistic director of every company wants to put his stamp on these classics. I just wish the entire ballet world would agree that McMillan got it right, and retire everyone else's coreography.
Posted 30 April 2005 - 08:54 AM
I would like to see Vanessa in the role, however. I think that she will be great in it. If anyone sees the Wednesday show, please post. I will be on a flight out of state at the time so not able to make it to the show.
Posted 02 May 2005 - 04:00 PM
Posted 03 May 2005 - 09:30 AM
You might have no option but to see one performance only. I've called for tickets and was told the entire week was sold out. Oh well. That's what I get for waiting. I'd be interested in hearing reviews from those luckier than me.
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