Maina Gielgud Resigns
Posted 10 August 2005 - 09:48 AM
She will be missed.
Posted 10 August 2005 - 10:11 AM
Posted 10 August 2005 - 04:21 PM
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Posted 13 August 2005 - 04:36 AM
Posted 13 August 2005 - 06:41 AM
What's interesting (to me, from afar) about Houston is that the company had a very loyal audience -- a passionately loyal audience -- that liked what it was being served. They liked Stevenson, they trusted his vision, and they liked his ballets and the dancers he chose and developed. Now they're getting something very different -- but here, there was no diminution in audience, no crying need for something new!!! new!!! new!!! The repertory has been changed completely (as Stevenson's ballets are no longer part of it). Gielgud was a link to the Stevenson era -- they shared an aesthetic, generally. It's understandable that Welch wants to do with the company what he wants, but it will be interesting to see how the audience reacts. Will it merely drive the old audience away? Or will it also bring in a new one?
Posted 13 August 2005 - 07:15 AM
I set up a separate thread on the Miami City Ballet forum for those who wish to contribute their thoughts about this.
Brett Bourke for the Miami Herald on changes at Ballet Gamonet:
http://www.miami.com...ng/12365015.htmA related story by Guillermo Perez for SouthFlorida.Com:
Citing creative differences, co-artistic directors David Palmer and Yanis Pikieris are leaving Ballet Gamonet Maximum Dance. The artistic director in chief, Jimmy Gamonet De Los Heros, is left to run the show by himself.
''There is no room for us to direct,'' Pikieris said. ``It has become clear that it's Jimmy's company. Jimmy has the say.''
After the fleeting promise of doubled resources, the recently merged Ballet Gamonet Maximum Dance has suffered a split. David Palmer and Yanis Pikieris, for eight years creative heads of Maximum Dance Company, have resigned from the new organization, effective Nov. 7.
Posted 13 August 2005 - 09:26 AM
Posted 09 September 2005 - 11:03 PM
.... It's understandable that Welch wants to do with the company what he wants, but it will be interesting to see how the audience reacts. Will it merely drive the old audience away? Or will it also bring in a new one?
From what I understand, season subscription has increased tremendously after Welsh took over. I only saw Ms. G's Giselle, and enjoyed it a great deal, especially the 2nd Act. I take that back..there was a small Balanchine piece as well.
I would have liked to experience her other visions.
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